I've had several people email and ask me for the recipe for the Oreo Truffles, and a lot of people visit that page on my blog, so I though I would just put all the information here for easy, holiday baking access. The recipe is really so simple that it's almost not a recipe. Also, some people refer to them as Oreo "balls" but I think truffles makes them sound tastier and maybe like they took longer to make than they actually do.
The first time I made them I did so under the misguided theory that because I don't really like Oreos, I wouldn't be tempted to eat these little chocolate covered bits of goodness. Rarely have I ever been quite so wrong. These taste amazing-and have the richest texture and they are cute to top it all off.
Here's how to make them:
1pkg Oreos crushed (don't use crumbs-actually crush the cookies)
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
Chocolate for melting and covering the truffles
Mix the cream cheese into the crushed Oreos. I generally use the smallest size Pampered Chef scoop and scoop out as many little round truffles as I can, shape them and stick them in the fridge to chill. Don't rush to coat them in the chocolate because the colder they are when you start dipping, the easier the whole process will go.
I use the Wilton brand candy melts for white and color and the Baker's semi-sweet for Chocolate. The ones I really love to make (and eat) are the Golden Oreos covered in semi-sweet chocolate.
Another tip, from one of my best friends, is when you are melting the chocolate, add a tablespoon of vegetable shortening to the chocolate-it make is smoother to dip and shinier when it's cooled off.
These little sweeties are all dressed up for Christmast in their red ribbons. You can add sprinkles, non-pareils, sparkling sugars, whatever you want to make them look festive and even more delicious than they already do!