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25 October 2013

No Bake Oreo Truffles



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!








OREO TRUFFLES 
A For the Love of Dessert Original Recipe 

INGREDIENTS 

1 regular or family size package of Oreos, finely crushed 
8 oz. cream cheese (slightly softened)
12 oz of white candy melts or baking chocolate 
1-2 tsp. vegetable oil
Sprinkles 

*Ghiradelli's chocolate melts are delicious but regular store brands work too.

DIRECTIONS

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.
After each batch was crushed, I dumped them into the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment. Once all the Oreo have been crushed and placed in the bowl- add in the cream cheese. Mix until well combined and a dough like consistency has formed. When you have reached a dough like consistency- roll into 1 inch sized truffles. Place in freezer for 15 minutes or in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

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.

Enjoy,
Chika

11 comments :

  1. I can't wait to make these, thanks for the great tips!

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  2. Hi Erin! Glad you like the tips. Dipping cake balls/truffles has been a frustrating journey ;) And it took me forever to find something that worked for me, so I thought it would be great to share how I did it. I notice a lot of blogs don't really tell you how -- they just say "dip" which is not helpful at all...so I wanted to walk through how I do...so its great to hear feedback! :) Have a wonderful holiday break! :)

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  3. Why not put the stick in the truffle mix then freeze them??

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  4. THIS RECIPE WAS SOOOO GOOD!

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  5. Hi Amber! You can put the stick in the truffle mix then freeze them but I still think the sticks won't stay tightly in there (and you need it to be secure for dipping). Dipping it in the chocolate that then dries, acts like a "glue" and is more secure for dipping. Hope that helps, but that is just my take on it! :) I hope you had a wonderful holidays and have a happy new year :)

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  6. Hi Anonymous! YAY! I am so glad you liked the recipe :) Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful New Year!!!

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  7. Hi Chika! I ended up making these for my cookie exchange over the holidays, and everyone LOVED them! Your directions were so helpful and they turned out perfect! Thanks again! :-)

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    1. Hi Erin! Yay! I am so glad everyone liked them and my directions were helpful! That is what I was hoping! I would either not find tutorials or the way other people made them, just was not helpful for me, but this method worked for me. Weirdest part -- I woke up in the middle of the night and had this "ah-ha" moment on how to do it! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know!

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  8. how many do you get from a recipe

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    1. Hi! It depends on how big you make it. But I usually get between 20-25 oreo truffles. Sorry it took so long to respond -- had to stop attending to this blog because school got busy :/ But thanks for stoping by! And I promise not to take as long in the future!

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  9. Hello! What size/type of food processor would you recommend? I am in the market for one, and oreo truffles may or may not be the dish that has me ready to buy.. lol ;)

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