July 25, 2018

Sometimes you want a treat that is just a step above the traditional cookies. Maybe a friend is having a party and you are supposed to bring something, but you want something a little special. But who has the time or the know how to make a gourmet dessert? No need to slave in the kitchen all day to make something great - just whip up a batch of Oreo Truffles. You will be the hit of the party.

What are Oreo truffles you ask? Just one of the most delicious treats that you can make! If you like Oreo’s you will love truffles made from these fun cookies. They are easy to make and I have yet to find anyone who doesn’t love them.

All you need to make this fun treat is:

1 package of Oreo Cookies. Get Oreo Cookie Taste Test , not double stuff.
1 - 8 oz package of softened cream cheese. You can use regular or the reduced fat kind
Dipping chocolate. You can also melt milk chocolate or white chocolate chips for dipping, but the consistency of dipping chocolate is better.
To make the truffles, crush the Oreo’s completely until there are no chunks. I have found the easiest way to do this is to put a few at a time in the blender and turn it on high. I put the crushed cookies into a bowl and then crush a few more. This method may take a little longer, but the cookies are completely crushed when I am done.

Now mix the crushed Oreo’s with the softened cream cheese. I like to put the whole mixture into my KitchenAid and then let it mix for a few minutes. Now, make small balls out of your cookie/cream cheese mixture. I like to use a cookie scoop or a melon ball scoop. This will give you an idea of how big to make the truffles. Set them on a cookie sheet and get ready to dip in the chocolate.

Now it is time to melt your chocolate. You can melt the chocolate using a double boiler on the stove or in the microwave. To melt in the microwave, use a glass bowl, microwave at half power in 30 second increments. Stir and do it again if the chocolate isn’t completely melted. When you take it out of the microwave to stir, this will melt a lot of the un-melted chunks. You don’t want to cook it too long or it will become grainy and unfit for dipping.

Dip the truffle balls into the melted chocolate and set on a try lined with waxed paper to dry. Once they have set, drizzle white chocolate over them for a delicious and decorative addition. Store the finished truffles in the refrigerator.

I guarantee you the truffles will be the hit of any event! Make sure you print out some recipes and have them close by because people will ask how you made them.

Jamie is a freelance writer who enjoys fitness and the outdoors. She uses her versatile KitchenAid immersion blender [http://www.milkshakemaker.org/kitchenaid-immersion-blender/] to make fruit smoothies and healthy drinks. She also enjoys the convenience of her milkshake mixer [http://www.milkshakemaker.org/] when making treats for her family. In addition to writing, Jamie loves to spend time with her three kids and their two dogs.