Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Spooky Oreo Truffles

Oreo's. Cream cheese. Chocolate. Does it get any more delicious? How about combining them all together?

Yeah, just let that sink in for a moment. And then use this recipe to make them yourself!

What you'll need: Oreo's (generic works just fine!), cream cheese (softened), almond bark or melting chocolates of your choice (I always prefer vanilla almond bark or white chocolate), and black icing gel. The recipe I was planning to use said to add powdered sugar, but I omitted that and I'm glad I did. It's plenty sweet on it's own and doesn't need it.

Plop your Oreo's in a food processor. I started to use a blender, but because you want to leave the cream inside the cookies they got stuck on the blades. I ended up using a food processor instead and it worked much better. If you don't have any appliances available you could easily toss them in a zip top baggie and beat the heck out of them. Just make sure there are absolutely no chunks!

Once you've pulverized your cookies, toss in the block of cream cheese. I prefer to work it into a dough by hand, but you could use a hand mixer as well.

Now start dividing it out into small, bite size balls. I like to make mine more of a two-bite treat, so I usually use about the same amount as I would for a chocolate chip cookie (maybe 1-2 tbsp). Roll them up and set them on a cookie sheet lined with cling wrap or wax paper.

Melt chocolate according to package directions and dip the truffles in. I just used a spoon and dunked them, dripping off the excess back into to bowl. The chocolate pooled around the truffles as it cooled, but I don't mind.

Once all the truffles have cooled some, take the spoon (or an icing bag if you wanna be fancy) and drizzle more chocolate over all of them. You could do this with the opposite color chocolate for a pretty, non-spooky look for everyday.

Use the icing gel to place dots for eyes wherever you like. I even did a mouth on some of them to have a few ghosts and a few mummies. Now enjoy! And try not to eat them all in one sitting!

I made these for a Halloween themed girls-night and they were a hit! It's the same recipe I use all the time, I just added a little spooky twist for the occasion.

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