At the beginning of the school year, everyone in my department drew names to bring birthday treats for that person. I drew Joni's name, but--I hate to admit it--I completely forgot that her birthday was on Wednesday. That is, until someone reminded me about it Tuesday afternoon. I had class Tuesday night, so I was freaking out a bit about what I was going to make.
I'll admit that I briefly glanced at the cakes at the supermarket. But, I knew I couldn't bring anything pre-made. They wouldn't let me forget it, especially with all the bragging I do about my cooking.
So, I decided to make the oreo truffles I've been reading so much about online. They were the perfect thing...few ingredients, easy to make, and addictively good! In fact, they were such a hit that I am making them again for a baby shower at work.
1 package Oreo cookies
8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
1 pound dark chocolate
white chocolate (for decorating)
- Crush the cookies in a food processor until there are no big crumbs. Add the softened cream cheese and pulse until the mixture comes together and there are no lumps of cream cheese.
- Roll the mixture into 1" balls (or use a small disher) and place on wax paper (or silicone mat) covered cookie sheet. Refrigerate until firm, about an hour.
- Melt the dark chocolate over a double-boiler, then dip the cookie/cream cheese balls into it, tapping off extra. Set aside on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
- Melt the white chocolate and pour into a pastry bag or small sandwich bag (with the tip cut off). Drizzle the chocolate decoratively over the truffles.
- Chill in the fridge until the chocolate is set or you're ready to serve.
- Makes about 36 truffles.
- I used an entire bar of Ghirardelli white chocolate, and it was too much. I'd suggest only use half to begin with.
- Alternately, you could dip the truffles in white chocolate instead of dark.
- Of course, you could color the white chocolate to create more festive decorations. I am planning to make the dark chocolate truffles with blue drizzles for the baby shower.