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Oreo Truffles

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Oreo Truffles
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This recipe for Oreo Truffles is fast, simple, and delicious! You only need 3 ingredients to make these intensely chocolatey treats. Try them with regular Oreos or any of the special flavored varieties. Kids can help roll the balls and dip the candies, and they’ll like the familiar taste of Oreos in cookie form.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1-lb package Oreo cookies
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz. chocolate candy coating or chopped chocolate

Preparation:

1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or waxed paper.

2. Set aside 6 Oreo cookies, and finely crush the rest of the cookies using a food processor, or by placing them in a plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.

3. If you're using a food processor, add the cream cheese in large chunks and pulse a few times to until the candy consistency is that of dough. If you don’t have a food processor, stir together the softened cream cheese and crumbs until the candy is well-mixed and feels like cookie dough.

4.Place the candy in the refrigerator to firm up for about 1 hour.

5. Using a teaspoon or candy scoop, form 1-inch balls and roll between your hands until they are round. Place the candies on the prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate them while you prepare the chocolate coating and cookie topping.

6. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating. Allow the chocolate to cool until it is no longer hot but is still warm and fluid.

7. Coarsely chop the reserved cookies to use for decorating.

8. Using a fork or dipping tools, dip a truffle into the melted coating. Let the excess drip back into the bowl, then place it back on the baking sheet. While the coating is still wet, sprinkle the top with a few chopped cookies. Repeat with the remaining truffles, until they are all dipped and decorated. 

9. Refrigerate the tray to set the coating, for about 10 minutes. Oreo Truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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 5 out of 5
sometimes it's best to keep things simple, Member dystopic

for the holiday season i decided to make 4 batches of candies to give out. these were the easiest to make by far, but what surprised me is that they were also my favorite tasting (not to mention they came out the best looking). i think what i like about these is that they're unusual and unexpected. it was the familiar, wholesome taste of oreos, which stays very prominent in the final candy, put into the rich sensuous format of a truffle. it's not that the other candies i made came out bad, only that they weren't anything really special (as truffles go, at least). the ""ganache"" was very easy to work with compared to normal ganache. i split it in two batches and found it just as pliable after being in the fridge overnight as it was after only an hour of cooling, whereas normal ganache would need to soften up after setting for that long. i should also say, i did find it beneficial to put the cookie balls in the freezer for about 20 minutes before dipping them in chocolate. they seemed to hold up against the heat a little better.

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