Monday, March 8, 2010

Super Tasty & Super Easy Truffles

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!


  1. Yam yam!! I sow your sweets on facebook and now I'm having a look to your blog. It's great! i like it!!!
    May be we can be in touch....

  2. love it, love it, sure am gonna try to make it ,,

  3. Omg.... So... So.... GOOD!

    Totally poaching this recipe lol!

    Thanks Hanni, Keep it up :D!


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