Monday, June 30, 2008

Oreo Truffles

I got this recipe from a scrapshare friend, I think it was Desiree.  It's very fattening, but soooo good!

1 pkg. oreos
1 pkg. cream cheese
Chocolate almond bark

Crush the oreos.  Mix in the cream cheese until the color is uniformed and not swirly. Getting your hands dirty is the best way to get this mixed.  Roll pieces into balls, about 1", and place on waxed paper on a cookie sheet.  Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.

Melt chocolate bark and dip frozen cookie balls in chocolate and return to waxed paper and then to the freezer.  Eat straight from the freezer.

Variations and hints:
*While the cookie mixture is yummy fresh, it is SO much better if you wait until these truffles are done and frozen.  
*Try with nutter butters instead of oreos
*Use other flavors of chocolate coating.  
*Mint oreos are yummo in this too!

*I finally learned that if you add a small amount of shortening to the bark when you melt it, it thins out the coating and makes it easier to dip.
*Use a cookie scoop to make the process easier
*Break cookies in a food processor and add the cream cheese in.  Or do in batches in a blender.  Much easier.
*Sprinkle toppings on immediately.  Like crushed candy cane on mint truffles.  Or large salt on truffles dipped in chocolate with butterscotch chips melted in.  It is like the yummy salted caramel hot chocolate at Starbucks!

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