Oreo Truffles

Another truffle post. Seems like I can't get enough of them.

I had a serious hankering for Oreo truffles a few weeks ago that I just had to make some. Hubby thought they tasted like Oreo cheesecakes and he kept "stealing" some from the fridge. That was really amusing, since I asked him beforehand if he liked Oreo and he said he didn't. ;-)

What you need: 

1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese
1 pkg (15.25 oz) Oreo  cookies, finely crushed
1 pkg (11.5 oz) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 tablespoon canola oil

What to do: 

Put about 1/4 cup of crushed Oreo cookies aside to be used later for toppings.

Using a kitchen mixer, mix the cream cheese and the remaining Oreo cookies until well blended. Shape the mixture into 1 inch balls.

Place the semi-sweet chocolate morsels in a double boiler over low heat to melt. Add the canola oil and mix well. Dip the cream cheese-cookie balls into the melted chocolate and place on a baking sheet covered with wax paper. Sprinkle with the cookie crumbs that was set aside earlier.

Refrigerate for at least an hour. Do not rush - this is actually better after it is chilled. Place on truffle liners and enjoy!
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Tips, Tricks and Tweaks: 

1. For faster crushing of cookies, put them in a food processor and pulse until you get the desired consistency.
2. Some people don't like adding oil to their chocolate. I did so because it makes the melted chocolate more "workable" (pure chocolate is just so thick and dense), and it makes the chocolate glossy. 
3. DO NOT use olive oil as you don't want some flavor mix-up. Use vegetable oil if canola is not available.
4. Be creative with your toppings! Use sprinkles, crushed chocolate - whatever goes!
5. Try Neufchatel cheese for less fat!


rome said...

ayyy sarap nito lafangin habang naonood ng Oscars. hahahah

ais said...

alam mo ate J, may natutunan ako sa post mone eto: hindi por que appended and "truffle" sa food name, eh may truffle na syang ingredient. tsk. anyway, mahal naman kasi ang truffle pero that's beside the point diba? bihira kasi ako makarinig ng food na may name ng ingredient, tapos wala naman talaga dun sa food yung ingredient... =T anyway, i'll try this recipe maybe on Friday...

J said...

@ais: It is called truffles because of its resemblance to truffles (the fungi). I heard that it tastes like mushroom - so baka hindi bagay sa chocolate truffles.

ais said...

ahaha. hindi ate j, hahaha! im glad to have read this! nagpupuputok lang ang buchi ko kasi baka sa dinami dami ng nakain ko, baka meron na akong nakain na na mislead ako. thank you; thank you talaga.

your blog really is not just a food blog. =))

anney said...

Ginawa ko na din to nung bday ni Ykaie. Nasarapan nga mga relatives ko.

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