When I was dating the hubby for just a few months, he had come over to my apartment with a friend. I was making him brownies (yes from a box) because I wanted to do something special. His friend asked the hubby if I was a good cook. My ears perked up because I wanted to know the answer (of course -- every girl, or at least me, wants a guy they are interested in, to think they are a good cook. Especially if we were just newly dating, I thought it would be a good indicator of what he thought about our relationship and me long term). Well, the hubby responded along the lines of -- I was a good cook as long as it came out of a box! ::insert shock, disgusted face:: I was not a happy camper. But I did not want to throw a fit, so I just kept my head down. I was angry and sad. From that moment on, I just knew I wanted to rub those words in his cute face ;) And each year I worked on my culinary skills until now -- having a blog, with every post, I do in fact bring up this very story and rub it in! ;) He has to eat his own words so to say!
I am an Oreo addict. If there was a 12-step Oreo program, I would definitely be the perfect candidate for it. I sneak Oreos when no one is looking and crave it non-stop...it's bad... I have made several Oreo recipes before. And I never seem to get tired of Oreos or cookies n' cream recipes. There is just something so overwhelming delicious about Oreos. I mean seriously!?! Though I have to say, that most people love the Oreo filling but for me, I am all about the cookie. which is perfect because the hubby loves the filling and I love the cookie :) See, we were just meant to be. But really, I have never met anyone who hates Oreos. It's like not being a fan of puppies! ;)
I never tried Oreo Truffles until I moved to Texas. I went to a Christmas party my in-laws were hosting and someone had made these. The hubby was immediately hooked. But at the time I did not know what they were, because it was a big party and I didn't know who to ask about making them. Then, we had a party through our program and another student had made these. I thought to myself, that I was clearly missing out and needed to figure out how to make these ASAP. The first time I made these (way before I started blogging) they came out miserably. My Oreos broke apart in the chocolate and the chocolate went all over the place. But with time, and learning my own way to dip cake balls and truffles, I have mastered the Oreo Truffle. I've made a No Bake Golden Oreo Truffle recipe before as well, so check it out! These babies are delicious and addicting. Trust me when I say that you cannot just have one Oreo Truffle. They are super easy to make, but dipping can be tricky. Definitely will be a hit at any party!
Making the Oreo Truffles:
First crush Oreos. Here is what you can do:
- The Oreo pack comes in three columns. I divided each column in half. I placed each of the these "batches," one at a time, in the food processor to get a nice, even consistency of crushed Oreo. If you put too many Oreo in the food processor at once, you are likely to get lumps of cookie that are not crushed.
- If you do not have a food processor- you can crush the Oreos by placing each batch in (1) in a blender or (2) in a freezer size Ziplock back and crushing them by hand or with a rolling pin.
Dipping the Oreo Truffles:
In the meantime, melt either chocolate bark or candy melts according to package directions. This is my secret, once the chocolate is melted I stir in the vegetable oil. This makes the chocolate have a smoother and shinier coating :)
Now, I am going to tell you how I get perfectly dipped cake truffles but if you have your own method that works-- you are more than welcome to do it that way--this is just whats worked best for me. Once chocolate has melted, take an Oreo truffle and while holding the top half, dip the bottom half into the chocolate, then dip a cake pop stick into the chocolate (about 1/2 inch) and push into the center of the truffle until about, no more, than half way through. Let cool. This will make it much easier to dip the rest of the truffle- otherwise I have found that the truffle either gets stuck in the chocolate or falls off the stick.
Once cooled, dip the top of the truffle and a little part of the bottom, that was already coated into the chocolate. Immediately cover with sprinkles and allow to cool by sticking into flower foam. Once dried- holding the truffle with one hand, gently twist (while pulling slightly down) the cake pop stick with your other hand, and pull the stick out.
If you love these check out my No Bake Golden Oreo Truffles and No Bake Red Velvet Oreo Truffles.