Thursday, June 20, 2013

Oreo Truffles: Surprise Recipe Swap Reveal and Father's Day

Oreo Truffles
Bonjour Readers!  This post is my first recipe from Surprise Recipe Swap.   When I got my email notifying me of my blog, I went to  See Aimee Cook with a bit of anxious excitement.  Once I started reading I thought to myself, I really lucked out for my first post - the blog had tons of recipes to choose from.  At first, I was thinking of trying one of Aimee's savory recipes - I was deciding between a pasta and a dip.

But then Father's Day snuck up on me.  What do you give to a sweet dad who has everything he wants?   Sweets of course! (and Mets tickets).  I started thinking about what I could make.  I was about to call my friend M who made cookie dough truffles a couple of times that were a big hit.  But then I remembered...she had plans to hang out with her sister and I didn't want to bug her while she was busy...and then I thought I remembered something from the recipe index.  So I checked and found the (football) Oreo truffle recipe and the brownie truffle recipe.  I decided to go with the Oreo truffles because it had the least ingredients.  Also, I felt like once I baked the brownies I wouldn't want to make them into truffles.



So what's the verdict you ask?   Amazing!  My husband says it's quite possibly the best dessert that I've ever made. My parents were also impressed with my truffles.  They had them with a side of ice cream. 

Regarding the preparation, these were pretty easy to make.  The most complicated part was melting the chocolate - if you wait too long (or even if you don't), the chocolate can sometimes get this weird consistency (if you've ever seen it, you'll know what I mean).  Fortunately, I remembered that the chocolate butter combo I used in my chocolate pecan pie was super-easy to work with so I added a spoon of butter and that did the trick.  Which was good because I feared I might be forced to
consume throw out an entire bowl of melted chocolate.

Two confessions:  First, I think the football's Aimee found on Bakerella's site are super-cute but unfortunately I don't have a squirt bottle or steady hands for football decorating).  Second, yes, I ate the 6-8 Oreos but it was only because Aimee's post told me to.

Oreo Truffles (slightly modified from See Aimee Cook)

Ingredients
  • A package of Oreos (minus 6-8 cookies)
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • Milk chocolate, melted
  • 1 Tbsp o fButter, optional
Directions
  1.  Crush Oreos either in a food processor in a plastic bag.  (I used a plastic bag).
  2.  Mix softened cream cheese with Oreos either in food processor or a mixing bowl.
Oreo cream cheese mixture

 3. Line a cookie sheet or pan with wax paper (or foil if you're out of wax paper - though wax is preferable).


 4. Shape the Oreos cream cheese mixture into balls (or footballs) then place on cookie sheet or pan.

Oreo cream cheese balls pre-freezing

5. Stick the Oreo balls in the freezer.

6. Melt chocolate.

Melted chocolate

7. Take Oreo balls out of freezer and cover with chocolate.

First truffle
8. If you start having trouble with the consistency of the chocolate, you can add 1 Tbsp of butter and reheat to correct the consistency issue (other liquids might work too).

9. Return truffles to freezer for an hour.

10. Enjoy!

NOTE: For a healthier truffle, I suggest lowfat or neufchatel cream cheese and dark chocolate, as well as making the truffles smaller to create smaller portions.

Yield: 36-38 truffles

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14 comments:

  1. Did you crush them with a hammer in the plastic bag? Or your hands? That part sounds fun!

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    1. I crushed them with my hands while they were in the bag. It was fun; it was kind of like when you crush bubble wrap.

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    2. Crushing bubble wrap is so fun! haha, I must be such a kid. :P Your lucky dad must have enjoyed these truffles. :)

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    3. It is and he did. Thanks for checking out my post =)

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  2. These were absolutely delicious! Excellent work honey!

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    1. Thanks! You should definitely try them - they were easy to make and a hit with my family.

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  4. You just made me drool! Now I am craving those truffles so badly, I might have to make them myself this afternoon :)

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    1. You should make them....eating these badboys wouldn't be the worst way to spend an afternoon =)

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  5. OREO truffles?! Mmmmm This would certainly hit the spot every time! :) Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tasty-tuesdays-15-9-recipes-youll-love.html

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  6. Thanks! I'll definitely check it out.

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  7. I made something like this a while ago and it was an absolute hit. Now that I've seen these here, it makes me wanna make them again. ;)

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    1. Go for it! However long it's been, I'm sure it's been too long...

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