Oreo Truffles

     If you have ever done a search for Oreo recipes online, chances are you have run across pages for “oreo balls” or “oreo truffles.” I have had this recipe in mind for over a year, but haven’t gotten to it because I am always so busy making oreo fudge. Alas, I tried the recipe last night and it was much easier than I thought it would be.
The finished product: Oreo truffle goodness!
Melting the white chocolate chips over LOW heat;
The trick is to add a small amount of shortening and stir constantly.
Remove from heat before the chips are melted completely;
Continue stirring until mixture is smooth.
Here is what the chips should look like before dipping–very smooth with no lumps.
The oreo ball before being dipped.
Dip one frozen ball at a time.
To keep balls cold enough to set,
only remove a handful of them from the freezer at a time.
A plate of the finished Oreo truffles
A sectional view
A chocolate covered Oreo–
There is no way I’m letting extra melted white chocolate go to waste!


Oreo Truffles
 
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Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • 1 (16 oz.) package Oreo cookies
  • 1 (8oz.) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon shortening
  • sprinkles, coconut, chopped nuts, crushed oreos, or topping of choice
Instructions
  1. Place 36 Oreo cookies in a large freezer bag. Crush with a rolling pin or stomp on them until they are crumbs.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together crushed cookies and softened cream cheese until mixture is combined and comes together.
  3. Use a small cookie scoop to measure out tablespoons of mixture. Roll into balls, place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet, and freeze at least one hour.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt white chocolate chips with shortening over LOW heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  5. Quickly dip frozen ball in melted chocolate using a fork. Shake off excess chocolate and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Immediately sprinkle with topping of choice.
  6. When all balls are dipped, place baking sheet in refrigerator for several minutes to harden completely.
Notes
*Since the truffles are made with cream cheese, they must be stored in the refrigerator. **I used two bags of white chocolate chips when I made this recipe, and there was WAY too much melted chocolate left over. My advice is to stick to one bag or use the extra chocolate to dip other treats. (I dipped whole oreo cookies and also made some craisin bark).

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  1. I made two batches of these for my DIL’s bridal shower. One batch with mint oreo’s and the other with peanut butter oreos.  The mint ones were the best (IMO). They were both a hit at the shower.

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