If there’s one present that always makes people smile, it’s DESSERTS. Desserts are the answer to every last-minute present problem (“Desserts” is “stressed” spelled backwards, after all). These oreo truffles are my favorite treats to give as gifts–they’re easy to make, absolutely delicious, and everyone I’ve ever made them for has immediately asked for the recipe (or asked me to make more). Well, the secret is officially out. Here’s the recipe, for all to steal and enjoy!
1 package (8 oz.) plain cream cheese (reduced fat will work fine, if you prefer)
1 package Oreo cookies, finely crushed
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted (melting chocolate is easiest to use, but 8 oz. of chocolate chips works too)
What to do:
1. Crush the Oreos. Some people use a food processor, but I put them in a Ziploc bag (double bag it, to be safe) and crush them by hand with any flat, hard, kitchen utensil–typically, I go for the metal ice cream scoop.
2. Mix in the cream cheese (again, with a food processor or by hand)
3. Roll into about 48 balls
4. Put wax/parchment paper onto a couple baking sheets, for when you start dipping the truffles in chocolate. (This is just the easiest way I’ve found to transport them to the fridge to cool).
5. Dip the balls into the melted chocolate until they’re completely covered.
4. Refrigerate for one hour or until firm
5. Wrap them in cellophane or saran wrap with some ribbon, and you’re good to go! Don’t forget to save a few for yourself…