This recipe may seem very familiar to many of you. Or it may be a breakthru for you in the department of deliciousness. I remember the first time I had one of these bad boys and I just about fell off my seat. True to form, I’ve changed the recipe and I have to admit I really like this way of making these better than the other recipes I’ve seen and used. So even if you’ve had them before, try it this way and see how it compares. If this is your first endeavor, get ready to be amazed!
- 36 Oreos (one pkg, minus 9 cookies)
- 1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- Toppings (chopped nuts, sprinkles, drizzled chocolate, etc.)
Using a food processor, blend the cookies to create fine crumbs. Combine crumbs and cream cheese in mixing bowl and beat using an electric mixer or stand mixer for 4 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheets and freeze for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt chocolate by microwaving in glass bowl for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave again for 15 seconds. Stir and microwave for 7 seconds at a time until completely melted, stirring between. You can add one drop of oil to chocolate for smoothness. Remove Oreo balls from freezer and dip into the chocolate, coating completely. Place on cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Sprinkle with toppings or drizzle with leftover chocolate. Freeze until serving. Allow to sit at room temperature 5 minutes before eating.
VARIATIONS: Use 28 different flavor Oreos (mint, peanut butter, chocolate, etc.) plus 8 regular Oreos for different flavored truffles. Use different flavored baking chips (butterscotch, peanut butter, mint, etc).
Drizzle these with orange for Halloween, use white chocolate and drizzle with red (white chocolate dyed red) for Valentines day, use white chocolate dyed green for St. Patty’s…these are great for any occasion! Send them to work with your husband to become the office favorite wife. Put them in a little tin and give them as a perfect Christmas gift or Mother’s Day gift, or ANY DAY gift!