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Oreo “Truffles”
December 20, 2010, 8:47 pm
Filed under: Chocolate, Desserts | Tags: , , ,

The holidays are a busy time of the year (hence the delay between posts).  I’ve been lucky enough to go to a couple of Christmas parties recently.  I was invited to a party that was hosted at Lucky Strikes, a place where bowling meets lounge meets cool atmosphere.  The party offered fun people, unlimited bowling, cocktails, beer, wine as well as food.  It was an incredibly fun night.  Lucky Strikes in Philadelphia is one of 18 locations nationwide, originating in Hollywood where it once staged the movie “The Big Lebowski.”  Prior to  Lucky Strikes, a group of friends were getting together for drinks and appetizers and I was asked to bring something to share.  Since the days are quickly filled with work and other activities I needed something easy and fast to make.  I decided on Oreo truffles.  Aesthetically, they look outstanding relative to the time it take to make them.  I recommend making these the next time you’re short on time.

Oreo Truffles

This recipe has three ingredients – 1 lb Oreo’s (I used double stuffed Oreo’s), 8 oz cream cheese, and 1.5 lbs chocolate.  Additionally, I used chocolate sprinkles and ground almonds to provide a little variety.  This recipe makes about 95 truffles.

Grind the Oreo’s in a blender or food processor until it becomes a fine powder.  In a mixer, blend the cream cheese and Oreo powder until no cream cheese can be seen, about 2-3 minutes.  Roll into small or large balls and place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet (Note: I made 95 small balls since the final product is quite rich and I think a larger truffle would be delicious although slightly overwhelming).  Let chill for 45 minutes or even overnight.  After melting chocolate in a double-boiler, use a toothpick to dip each ball into the chocolate.  Be sure to allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the melted chocolate to ensure the truffles have a more neat look.  Place on a second cookie sheet to set.  Once the chocolate has set, decorate each truffle with white or dark chocolate, sprinkles or almonds.  I found using a baggie with a cut corner produced more aesthetically pleasing results than any pastry tip could offer.


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Is it too late to order a batch of these??? 🙂 They look wonderful! And it does sound easy.

Comment by Karleen Cole

OK, Scott. These look great. I got the ingredients this morning…I don’t think ours will look this great.

Comment by Mike




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