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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Oreo Truffle


I don't know how these avoided my radar for so long. I'm a huge fan of chocolate and all things Oreo, yet for some reason this apparent party favorite did not get my attention until two weeks ago while I was talking to a friend. She told me how delicious these are, but while it piqued my curiousity I forgot about them until a few days later when in a new issue of a magazine I saw a recipe for them. Twice in a matter of days? I decided they were calling me, and I needed to make them. And make them I did. I ate a few, too. Are you ready for a simple, yummy, and fun recipe just in time for your 4th of July potluck? Here it is:

You will need: 1 regular package of Oreo cookies, 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese (softened), and some melting chocolate (melted)

Step 1: Crush the Oreos. I put mine in a Ziploc bag, crushed them with my hands, and called it exercise. I guess if you're lazy you could throw them into a food processor. It's your call. ;)

Step 2: Mix in the cream cheese. I used a hand mixer for this one because the cheese was still a little firm. The finished mixture will look like dirt. It is delicious dirt, however, and I highly recommend tasting it to verify that!

Step 3: Roll the "dirt" into balls. Smaller is better for this as the finished product is pretty rich. You can eat more of them if they are smaller. Chill the balls in the refrigerator for about an hour or until you just can't wait any longer.

Step 4: Dip the balls in the chocolate. I let my son and nephew sprinkle these with patriotic sprinkles for the 4th.

That's it. Seriously. And they are wonderful. So wonderful that I am going to eat some more of them now. Enjoy! :)

12 comments:

jeannine said...

think i'm gonna have to try these.

Lindsay said...

It's a good thing I don't like oreos or these might blow my diet.....lol Yes I know first I don't like Coffee, now Oreo......and just for later, I'm not a big fan of apple pie either. I've been told I'm unAmerican.....lol

However I bet the girls would love these so maybe I will make them for a treat for the girls, and I won't be tempted to eat them.

Liz said...

You are ruining my eat less/exercise more goals!!!

Maria said...

sounds totally yummy!

Donna said...

Wow! Those sound deadly delicious!

Pam said...

They are great - my cousin made them once for Christmas, and now she has to make them every year :)

Rachel said...

Sorry for those of you whose diets I've blown, but I just couldn't be addicted to these by myself! Thankfully there is SOME work involved or else there's no telling how many I would eat! :)

fawnda said...

I am totally going to make these for our next get together and lie and say they were really hard to make! : )

Rachel said...

Fawnda, you totally could--the cream cheese softens the oreos so that they're more cake-like than cookie-like, so it looks like it would be hard to do! I'm wondering about using these flavored oreos--does anybody have any experience with that?

fawnda said...

I could see the mint ones being rally good with some mint chocolate melted on top! Maybe for Chirstmas... oh yummy

Rachel said...

Don't they do peppermint ones during Christmas, too? Awesome idea! I have some candy cane shaped sprinkles that are mint flavored, too...

Donna said...

Rachel, you are sprinkle obsessed. Just thought you should know.

The bigger house is going to be necessary in order to store all those sprinkles. Good luck!