Oreo Truffles

Have you ever tried these?  Before continuing to read, watch how easy it is to make them!

3 easy steps… Mix 2 ingredients, roll into balls and dip in chocolate.

The only reason the video seems so long, is because I tried to give as many tips as possible so you don’t run into any problems!

My family and I have been doing Isagenix, which is a cleanse but not a crazy juice one. You can actually eat food on this program!  I obviously was going to cheat on my birthday.  So I thought, what’s the one thing I absolutely have to make that would be a serious reward? OMG THE TRUFFLES.  They are so creamy on the inside and such a treat!

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Grocery List:

Package of oreos

8 oz. cream cheese

1 pound of chocolate to melt

Next, decide what you want to use to decorate. Halloween is coming, use some black and orange sprinkles! If you want to use some crumbs on top, put 2 cookies on the side, take out the whites, and crumble the cookies. I personally like using sprinkles to add some fun color. Or, you can do the classic. Melt a small amount of white chocolate, put in a ziploc bag, snip the smallest little bit off of one end and drizzle on top once the chocolate on the truffles is hard!

To begin, put the whole tray of oreos in the blender. Mix until very fine. If your blender is having trouble, try putting only a few in at a time. Next, add in your cream cheese. Mix until completely blended. If you do not own a blender, no worries. Put the oreos in a large ziploc bag, mash them until very fine, then use a hand mixer to mix in the cream cheese. If you don’t own a hand mixer… I’ve got nothin’.

It will look like this:

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Taste it, it’s already delicious.

Get out a baking tray, place a sheet of parchment paper on it. Roll your mixture into small balls. Don’t make them too big. As you can see in the video, your hands won’t get disgusting and covered in mush. The mixture is oily so it won’t stick to you. They will look like this…

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Put the tray in your fridge for about 30 minutes. Just need them to be slightly hardened so you can dip them in warm chocolate without them falling apart. If you have to go do something, go for it, you can leave them in there as long as you need.

Melt your chocolate. If you’re using chips in a double boiler or a make shift double boiler (a sauce pan with a glass bowl on top), make sure to add crisco. If you are using the melting chips I used from a candy store, just throw them alone in the microwave. 30-40 seconds. Take out and stir. Continue adding 10 second intervals until total creaminess has been reached.

Use a fork and a spoon to dip the truffles in the chocolate. Throw in one ball at a time, flip over once, and let it drip off of the fork before putting it on a the tray. You’re trying to save chocolate and not make a giant mess. Because they are rich, I aim for a thin layer of chocolate coating. Believe me, it’s the perfect amount. If they are falling apart in your chocolate, put the tray back in the fridge, they aren’t cold enough yet to dip.

Make sure you decorate as you dip, because if you don’t, the chocolate will get hard and then your decorations will not stick! Dip 3 or 4 at a time, stop and decorate those few. You can even see in the video that because I was distracted taping, I didn’t decorate the first 2 truffles fast enough and they got hard!

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Put them in the fridge for about 45 minutes and they will be ready to go!

Don’t waste the leftover chocolate! Dip anything you have in it. Fruit, nuts, bacon, whatever. Put them on a tray with parchment paper, the same exact way you did with the truffles.

Take them out of the fridge, and if your truffle is not in a perfect little ball, no worries. If you have some excess chocolate that dripped, take a small knife and cut it off.

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These are great treats to bring to a party. They will fly off the tray. We bought an expensive Cheesecake Factory cake for my birthday, and instead of eating that, everyone ate the truffles!!

Make them and enjoy!

Have a great week!

Chef Stef

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