Saturday, December 13, 2008

Oreo Truffle Bombs

This recipe was marked as one to try out for our family Christmas dinner. I have to try it out in advance to make sure it isn't awful that day! Talk of Oreo Truffle Bombs comes up alot on the boards of TheNest, so I figure with so many women recommending it, it must be a hit. It's pretty simple, and hardly a recipe. I found these so delightful, but super rich. Definitely not and everyday dessert, but perfect for a holiday dinner, or party.

1 package Oreo cookies
8 oz. cream cheese
white chocolate for dipping
semi-sweet chocolate for drizzling

Use a food processor or blender to break down and chop the cookies into tiny bits. I used a gallon zip lock bag, and a rolling pin and it worked just as well. Just get them crushed!

With your hands, mix the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese together. (tip: rub your hands together with a bit of cooking oil/evoo before digging in and it won't stick to your hands as much and it comes of much easier). Form Oreo mixture into balls. I'd say 1 1/2 inches each, about two bites worth! Place into the refrigerator to set for about 30 to an hour.

In the meantime, melt the white chocolate, and semi-sweet chocolate. You can use a saucepan, but keep it low so it doesn't burn. After the Oreo balls are chilled and set, use a toothpick to dip each one in the white chocolate. Place these in a pan lined with wax paper, and pop them in the fridge so the chocolate can harden. Once the outside is hard, use a fork to drizzle the semi-sweet chocolate on the tops of them. Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving.

You can see from the photos how I used my chocolate. I actually ran out of white chocolate and used the semi-sweet to dip the rest of my truffle bombs.

Other variations...Place a mini Oreo on top of the truffle after it is dipped. You could choose not to dip them at all, chop your chocolate instead of melting it, and roll the truffles in the chopped chocolate for more of a crumb coating.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome - I love this because I'm a big Oreo fan!