While I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, there's something to be said for delicious-yet-easy foods, especially desserts. This, my friends, is one of those little blessings. I first made them for Christmas 2007 and actually hadn't made them again until this past weekend; they were the featured [and only] dessert at my party. I'm much more of a salty than sweet person overall, so the appetizer selection was mainly savory foods instead of sweet. However, I knew I had to throw some type of dessert into the mix, and Buppy mentioned he hadn't had these in forever. Decision made. Thank goodness I never throw away my cooking magazines [no matter how many times I move!], so finding the recipe was relatively simple. Whew.Easy Oreo Truffles
Kraft food & family, Fall 2006, Joy Gulik, Bloomingdale, IL
1 pkg. [1 lb., 2 oz.] Oreo Chocolate Sandwich cookies, divided
1 pkg. [8 oz.] cream cheese, softened
2 pkg. [8 oz. each] Baker’s semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted [This time around, I only melted 1 1/2 pkgs. of the Baker's chocolate and I still had some leftover, so start there and if you need more, melt the remaining 1/2 pkg.]
Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in a medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookies mixture into 42 balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. [Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temp. for later use.] Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in the refrigerator.
Makes 3 ½ dozen or 42 serving, 1 truffle each.
Tip: For easy dipping, place truffle ball in melted chocolate to coat; roll if necessary. Lift truffle from chocolate using 2 forks [this will allow excess chocolate to run off] before placing on wax paper.
Does it get much simpler than 3 ingredients and the use of a food processor for most of the work? No. But don't be fooled --- even though the recipe super simple, the taste and presentation are still extremely rewarding. Enjoy!
Update: I'm linking this post up to Life as Mom's Ultimate Recipe Swap for today, Thursday 4/1/10. The topic this week is desserts, so stop on over to check out more great recipes!