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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Oreo Truffles

When it comes to desserts, oreos are not necessarily my first choice.  Now I'm not saying I'd turn them down if they were the only cookie in my house, but if I had a choice between an oreo and a soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie, 9 times out of 10 I'm going to go for the soft and chewy cookie.

However, when we get into the realm of oreo "baked goods", well that's just a whole different ball park. They are some of my absolutely favorite things to eat.  I know my rationale doesn't make much sense but I think it's on the same level of the fact I hate raw tomatoes, but love all tomato products.  But that story is for another post and another day all together.

The first time I ever tried oreo truffles was on New Years 2009, when one of my best friends Maria made them for a party we were having.  They were very good, but truth be told I never really gave them another thought, at least that was until recently.  I was skimming food blogs and they kept popping up at me.  The idea was planted in my mind, (inception style), and I couldn't stop thinking about them until the other day when I finally decided to make them.  And boy am I glad I did!

These are some of the cutest and easiest things ever to put together and will impress anyone you put a plate out for. Be warned though, they won't last long.  If you want to save some for yourself, I recommend a secret stash. :)

Oreo Truffles

Servings: 30-40 truffles
1 box oreos (use the WHOLE box)
1 8 oz package of 1/3 less fat cream cheese
16 oz semisweet chocolate
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening
6 oz white chocolate (if desired)

Put oreos and cream cheese into a food processor and run the machine until combined.  Transfer to a bowl and make sure no big oreo pieces remain. (Crush if they do.)  Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.  Roll oreo dough into truffle sized balls and place on baking sheet with either parchment or wax paper.  Melt semisweet chocolate and shortening in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water.  Dip each oreo truffle in chocolate, and after excess has dripped back into the bowl place truffle back on baking sheet.  After all truffles have been dipped place tray in freezer for 5 minutes.  Meanwhile, melt white chocolate in a bowl in the microwave.  Drizzle white chocolate over truffles after their 5 minutes in the freezer.  Transfer to a serving platter and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  Enjoy. 

Recipe adapted from The Culinary Couple

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