These are very simple to make and VERY yummy.
Put your crumbs in a bowl and add a block of softened cream cheese. Use a mixer to combine. (NOTE: I tried combining the crumbs and cream cheese with the food processor. It worked but then it made everything too warm and I had to chill it before I could roll it into balls.)
Chill your dough balls in the freezer while you melt your chocolate.
I used Ghiradelli candy making chocolate I had picked up at Sam’s club at Christmas time. You can use chocolate chips, but may end up with some white spots on the chocolate after it hardens. No biggie if you are just making them for your family but if you want them to be really pretty I would suggest using candy chocolate.
Melt your chocolate. I have this VERY handy chocolate dipping pot. If you don’t have one melt according to package directions in the microwave. I do not recommend using a double boiler or a bowl over boiling water. I have had too much chocolate ruined by one drop of water getting into the bowl.
Remove balls from the freezer and insert lollipop sticks. Working quickly, dip truffles in the chocolate coating, tap them on the side of the bowl to remove excess, and place back onto parchment. If using sprinkles, add them before the chocolate hardens. If they slip off too much dip a couple more before adding sprinkles to the first on so the chocolate sets a bit more and then your sprinkles will stay put.
Allow to harden. If using chocolate chips you will need to place them in the refrigerator to get them stiff again. I placed mine in the baking cups after they were hardened just for decorative purposes.
Recipe: Oreo Truffles
Yield: about 40
- 1 16oz package Oreos
- 1 8oz block cream cheese, softened
- 16oz. chocolate, melted
Directions: Crush Oreos into fine crumbs and mix with cream cheese. Roll into 1” balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Chill while you melt the chocolate for dipping. Dip the balls into melted chocolate, shake to remove excess, and place back on parchment lined baking sheet. Add sprinkles, if desired.