I am again here and this time I have brought a quick and simple recipe for you. This dessert is surely going to be loved by the most because it only needs chocolate, Oreos, and little cream cheese to get ready to serve. Yes, I am talking about Oreo Truffles. This is a must recipe to present to your guests followed by a crispy or spicy dinner.
This simple yet delicious dessert is perfect for any occasion, from parties to potlucks to simply satisfying your sweet tooth. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know to make the perfect batch of Oreo truffles, from the ingredients you will need to step-by-step instructions for creating this delicious dessert.
How to Make Oreo Truffles
It is not a big deal to make these truffles. The simple you think are the steps to make this dessert. Let me tell you the ingredients we want for making Oreo truffles.
- Oreo cookies (regular or double-stuffed)
- Cream cheese, softened before use.
- One package of chocolate chips.
- One tablespoon of vegetable shortening
In order to make the Oreo Truffles all you need is to follow the simple steps given below:
Crush the Oreo cookies into fine crumbs using a food processor or by placing them in a zip-top bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.
Combine the Oreo crumbs with the softened cream cheese. Mix until well-combined.
Using a small cookie scoop or a spoon, roll the mixture into small balls (about one inch in diameter) and place them on a lined baking sheet.
Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about 10 minutes to firm up the truffles.
While the truffles are in the freezer, melt the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Remove the truffles from the freezer and dip each one into the melted chocolate, using a fork to remove it and tapping off any excess chocolate.
Place the chocolate-covered truffles back onto the lined baking sheet and allow them to cool and harden.
Once the chocolate has hardened, the truffles are ready to serve.
Making Oreo truffles ahead of time is a great idea for parties or gatherings. So, I will tell you how you can do it. Just look at the steps below:
- Prepare your Oreo truffle recipe as you normally would.
- After rolling the mixture into balls, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
- Once the truffles are frozen, transfer them to an airtight container, such as a Tupperware or Ziploc bag.
- Store the container in the freezer until ready to use.
- When ready to serve, remove the truffles from the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.
- Once thawed, you can add any additional decorations or toppings and serve them to your guests.
PRO TIPS FOR THIS RECIPE
As I have experienced different variations and ideas while making this dessert, I am giving some free tips here which will double the taste of Oreo Truffles.
- If you don't have a food processor, you can crush the Oreo cookies by placing them in a zip-top bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.
- For easier dipping, you can use toothpicks instead of a fork to dip the truffles into the melted chocolate.
- Make sure the cream cheese is softened before mixing it with the Oreo crumbs, or it will be difficult to combine them.
- If the chocolate begins to harden before you have finished dipping all of the truffles, you can microwave it for an additional 10-15 seconds to re-melt it.
I will tell you an easy way to store Oreo truffles. For this, you should first let them cool to room temperature. After they have cooled, you can store them in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to one week.
If you want to store them for a longer period, you can freeze them in an airtight container for up to three months. If you freeze your truffles, it's important to thaw them properly before serving.
You can make them soften by transferring them from the freezer to the refrigerator for several hours, or by leaving them at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour. Once thawed, you can add any additional decorations or toppings and serve them to your guests.
- 1 package Oreos, any flavor. Double stuffed or regular both work
- 8 oz. cream cheese,, softened
- 12 oz. semisweet chocolate
- 6 oz. white melting chocolate for topping
Make the Balls:
- Place the Oreos in a food processor and blend until fine crumbs are formed.
- Add the cream cheese and blend to form a sticky dough.
- Roll into 1-inch balls and set aside on a plate. Freeze for 30 minutes or more.
Dip in Chocolate
- Place the semisweet melting chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl and melt according to package instructions.
- Cover a baking sheet with wax paper. Remove Oreo balls from the freezer. Drop them into the chocolate, one at a time, and use a spoon to drizzle it with chocolate.
- Lift the truffle out of the chocolate with a fork and slide the bottom of the fork along the top of the bowl to allow excess chocolate to drip off, then set it on top of the wax paper.
- Once you've dipped them all, refrigerate for at least 10 minutes to set.
Decorate the Top:
- Place the white chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl and melt according to package instructions.
- Dip a fork into the melted chocolate and drizzle it over the Oreo balls.
- Place back in the refrigerator until set, about 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Don't allow any moisture to come in contact with the melted chocolate, this will cause it to seize when it's melted. This includes using wet utensils to stir, etc.
- Don't melt the chocolate too quickly, low and slow is best. Follow package instructions.
- Use melting chocolate or Baker's bars as opposed to chocolate chips to ensure a smoother consistency.
- To color the chocolate: Add 4 drops of oil-based food coloring to melted white chocolate and stir until uniform in color. (Oil based food coloring is needed to ensure that the chocolate doesn't seize.)
- You can also decorate the tops with sprinkles or crushed cookies right after they've been dipped.
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- Baker's Bars- These melt smoothly in the microwave, (much better than chocolate chips, which typically require a double boiler for proper melting).
- Oil Based Food Coloring
- Baking Sheet and Wax Paper- Makes it easy to decorate and transfer to and from the fridge.
- These can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or you can freeze them for up to 3 months.