A soft centered chocolate delight dipped in chocolate. Oreo truffles consist of three simple ingredients and make an easy, delicious treat without any baking required.
I told myself I wouldn’t be a last minute shopper this year. I had full intentions of making sure I was nowhere near a shopping mall on the last weekend of Christmas, but my well-meaning husband has other plans. He’s always been a stickler about the kids having the same number of presents. My daughter has more presents but my son has more expensive taste – one of his presents equals three of hers, but there’s no rationalizing this topic with my husband so even with an ice storm headed our way, it’s off to the mall we go. I usually consider myself more organized, but this year I seem to be behind on everything. I managed to get the Christmas cards out and the cookies made. I spent a couple hours last night wrapping presents so I’m trying to get caught up.
I was hoping to share so many more favorite Christmas recipes with you, but I’ve run out of time. I’ve included this recipe as I’ve included these in my Christmas platters over the previous years and they have always been a major hit.
These oreo truffles are insanely easy to make. Three ingredients and no baking. The hardest part on this recipe is dipping the oreo balls into the chocolate. I wouldn’t say that it’s hard, but it can get a little messy and you’ll need to work fast; otherwise, the chocolate starts to get clumpy and thick. My other suggestion is to make sure the oreo balls are chilled. It makes it much easier to work with.
So, let’s get to it. Take one package of oreo cookies (36 cookies) and pulse into crumbs in a food processor. I have a small food processor so I have to fill mine up twice.
Place the cookie crumbs and softened cream cheese into a large bowl and blend with an electric mixer on medium speed for about three minutes. As you are blending mixture together, you’ll first see a lot of white and then eventually it will all turn black. This is what you want.
Roll into approx. one inch balls and place on parchment lined or silicone lined baking sheet. There is no baking required with this recipe but the baking sheet will help as it’s best to place the baking sheet in freezer or fridge for at least thirty minutes to chill. If you skip this step, little pieces of the cookie will fall apart and become messy as you dip them into the warm chocolate.
Add semisweet chocolate chips to a small or medium sized microwave safe bowl and microwave for thirty second increments, stirring inbetween until chocolate is completely melted (should take about one minute, twenty seconds). Remove the chilled balls from the freezer and dip ball into chocolate one by one. In the past, I’ve tried using long skewers to dip the cookie into chocolate but then it ends up leaving a mess when you try to remove the toothpick/skewer. I end up using two plastic spoons to roll the ball around and get the excess chocolate off.
Place on the baking sheet and proceed to the next ball. I keep an opened jar of sprinkles and/or jimmies nearby and before the chocolate starts to harden, I’ll sprinkle the top just to give it a more festive look.
Keep these stored in an airtight container in the fridge for best results.
Hope your Christmas is merry and bright!
- 1 package (14.3 oz) Oreo cookies
- 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
- 2 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted
- 1-2 tsp sprinkles or jimmies, optional
Pulse 36 Oreo cookies in food processor until finely crushed.
2. Add finely crushed Oreos and softened cream cheese in large bowl. Blend with electric mixer on medium speed for approx. 3 minutes.
3. Roll into one inch balls and place on lined baking sheet. Place in freezer for thirty minutes to chill.
4. Dip chilled balls into melted chocolate and place on baking sheet for chocolate to harden.
5. Sprinkle with jimmies or sprinkles if desired.
6. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.