- Place all cookies in a food processor and pulse to a fine crumb. You could also put them in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
- Stir together crushed cookies and cream cheese. I found it easier to get in there with my hands like you are making meatloaf.
- Roll into 1-inch balls (I used a mini-melon baller gadget) and place on wax paper lined baking sheet.
- Place balls into the fridge or freezer to slightly harden.
- Melt candies according to instructions.
- Dip chilled balls into melted candies, then place back on wax paper to dry. (You might need to stick balls back into fridge for a few minutes to keep them chilled, which will make them easier to work with).
- Once candy coating has hardened, you can drizzle or decorate with a contrasting color.
- Keep refrigerated.
March 13, 2009
Festive Oreo Truffles
How fun and adorable are these?! I got this idea last year from Barkerella (I'm sure you all already love her site, but if you haven't visited, be sure to!), and thought they would be perfect for our little get together this weekend. They are made with mint Oreos (which taste just like thin mints), which are ground up and combined with cream cheese, then dipped in colored candy coating. You could really make them for any holiday depending on what color candies you used.
These would be fantastic to make with your kids. They are a lot of fun, and you use your hands for most of the work. Mine weren't dipped perfectly, but when you pile them all together, I doubt anyone would care. And they are so good! Really sweet, really addictive. The little ball form makes them way too easy to just eat one right after another. And if you aren't a mint fan, go ahead and use the plain Oreos. I'm sure those would rock as well.
I still have more recipes for the 17th to come, including a kicked-up lamb stew and a fun green punch. Who knew St. Pattie's day could be so much fun, even before the drinking starts?!
Mint Oreo Truffles
Courtesy of Bakerella
Makes appx. 4 dozen (So be sure to share!)
1 package Cool Mint flavored Double Stuffed Oreos
- use 22 whole cookies
- use 10 cookies with cream centers discarded
8-ounces cream cheese, at room temp
chocolate bark or candy coating (I used Wilton's Brand, which you can order online)