One of my fiancé’s favorite foods, after pasta, seafood, and cheese, are Oreo’s. When I ask him what kind of trifle I should make for when his family comes over, the answer is ‘Oreo’. When I ask him what kind of birthday cupcakes he wants, the answer is ‘Oreo’. When we go to breakfast at Good Friends Cafe, and he could choose between ten kinds of french toast, the answer is always ‘Oreo’ (but seriously, you’ve got to try this stuff). So when I make these Oreo truffles, it’s more than a battle to get him to not eat them all before I can even start decorating!
These truffles, just like my Halloween cupcakes and chocolate bark, are a great staple to easily diversify between holidays with some simple decorations. You could make them into ornaments for Christmas, you could pipe green shamrocks on them for St. Patrick’s Day, or you could roll them in red, white, and blue sprinkles for the Independence Day – the possibilities truly are endless.
For Halloween, I decided to get different color Candy Melts (see my handling note on Candy Melts in my chocolate bark post) to make brown bats, white mummies, black monsters with purple and green sprinkle hair, and a little blue scarer family. You can of course go any direction you’d like, with as many colors and decorations as you can imagine.
1 package Oreo cookies
1-8 ounce package cream cheese
3 cups Candy Melts*, melted (I used brown, white, black, and blue**)
Options decorations (I used candy eyes, Oreo pieces and sprinkles)
*If you’ve never worked with candy melts please see my note in this post
**Colors can be different but it will take about 3 cups of melted Candy Melts to cover all the truffles
In a blender, pulverize the package of Oreo’s, cream and cookie together. Then in a mixer, combine crushed Oreo’s and package of cream cheese mixing until it forms a paste.
With your hands, roll the mixture into small balls, about the size of a peach pit, and place on parchment paper. Chill them in the fridge for at least an hour.
Once the truffles are chilled, place a ball on a fork over the bowl of melted Candy Melts. Using a spoon, cover the ball with the melted chocolate. After coating each one, work quickly to decorate as the melted chocolate will dry very fast and you need those decorations to stick!
Note: if your Candy Melts are still too thick, after microwaving according to my instructions, you can use a small amount of vegetable oil to loosen them up. In the end, I liked mine a tad thicker so the truffles looked more like monsters when coated.
Yield: 18 Oreo Truffles (I like making them larger so they’re easier to decorate, but you could make them smaller to feed more people)