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)
  • 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.


Kendra said...

How fun and inventive!

Talita said...

This sounds really cool!

Anonymous said...

These truffles are so neat! I would love to make them with my daughter!

Donna-FFW said...

What an absolutely awesome idea. They look perfect for this weekend. Have fun!

Lavanya said...

sounds really good ..looks lovely !!

Elra said...

Oh wow,
very festive indeed. I never made anything like this. Sounds delicious. I love mint oreos, am sure this truffles are addictive.

Frugalhomekeeping said...

I'm making these for my family's St. Patrick's Day dinner. You need a great dessert like this after having cabbage and corned beef. Thanks for the idea.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

These are adorable! You are a lot more artistic/talented than I am with decorating! I admit, I LOVE Oreos and this sounds great.

Tomorrow, I'm posting my 10 things... it's just been a wild week!



noble pig said...

Very, very cute!

Junglefrog said...

We don't have a St. Patrick's day here, but I would be tempted to make these lovely orea truffles! Although I will probably go for the regular version instead of the mint ones... But then again; I have never tried the mint oreos so maybe I should..:)

Kerstin said...

What a great treat for St. Patty's day - they look ver addicting!

Femin Susan said...

Yum Yum Yum
will be back again to know your innovation.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I've got to keep my husband away from this recipe. He's practically addicted to oreos and he would go wild if he saw this. Your truffles are fabulous.
Happy St. Patties Day. You live in NYC where it's big event. My sister-in-law lives close in to the city and always sends cards. It's not much of an event here in the mountains but you've give me cause to celebrate.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

My husband loves these. Very cute in green, Great idea.

Grace said...

BRAVO! way to adapt an irresistible treat for the holiday. and the mint oreos are far superior than the regular ones in my eyes--delicious!

Sara said...

These look so good! I've heard about oreo truffles, but have never made them before. I am a huge oreo fan, so I'll have to rememdy that soon.

Cherie said...

What a great idea! They look delicious.

sugarlens said...

Bakerella is so creative, I really like her stuff. I made these cake balls before - mine were red velvet. Mine didn't turn out nearly as pretty as yours. I didn't have chocolate bark and used plain chocolate frosting instead. It was a disaster. But you are right, pretty or not pretty, they tasted good! Your friends will love them!

Kevin said...

Those look so good! And they are green which is perfect with St. Patty's day coming up.

Culinarywannabe said...

Hi Kendra - Super cute, right?!

Hi Talita - Thanks!

Hi 5 Star Foodie - I think you daughter would have a blast making these.

Hi Donna - Great for this weekend, not for the hips!

Hi Lavanya - Thank you!

Hi Elra - They are definitely addictive!

Hi Frugalhomekeeping - I made these for our St. Pattie's party and everyone loved them.

Hi Debby - Loved your 10 things!!

Hi Noble Pig - Thankya!

Hi Junglefrog - You should try them in any color, they are so good!

Hi Kerstin - They are dangerous!!

Hi Femin Susan - Glad to hear it!

Hi Sam - It is a big deal here. especially out in Hoboken where they have a crazy party all weekend.

Hi Foodie - Thanks!!

Hi Grace - Agreed, the mint ones rock!

Hi Sara - If you decide to make them, have lots of friends around cause they are super addicting!

Hi Cherie - Thank-you!

Hi Sugarlens - Oh, I've been wanting to try the cake balls. I could see where the frosting wouldn't coat very well.

Hi Kevin -Even the mint oreos have a green filling, but you can't really see it in the end.

Island pepperpot said...

My 12 year old would love making these. great color too!

Bren said...

oh i just looooove these! :) mint and chocolate in a truffle, yes ma'am!

Stacey Snacks said...

What a beautiful job you did!
You are so festive!

Maria said...

I love making these, they are always a hit! Love the green ones. Happy St. Patty's day to you!

Chef Fresco said...

These look delicious and are so festive!

Emily said...

These are so cute and festive! I realllly like Oreo Truffles. They're very, very good.

Apples and Butter said...

Such a great idea for St. Patricks Day!

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