From time to time, I like to spice up my wedding blog by adding some fun treats from the Adams’ kitchen. Tonight, I was inspired to take a favorite recipe of mine and add some holiday pep to it.
If you are as obsessed with Bakerella as I am, you are oh so familiar with her delicious dessert balls. My all time favorite has to be the Oreo truffle, also known as the poor man’s truffle.
With only three ingredients and no baking required, this recipe is definitely a first timer’s best friend. And since Oreos come in so many different flavors, it’s really easy to customize this recipe to any occasion.
With the holidays right around the corner, I decided to Christmas-ify this recipe by using mint Oreos and peppermint decorating sugar.
- 1 package Oreos (you can use any flavor, I picked mint)
- 1 package of cream cheese
- 2 packages of white chocolate morsels (or baker’s chocolate)
- Sprinkles (or decorating sugar
Remove your Oreos from the package and place them into a Ziploc bag. Using a rolling pin, break the Oreos into very small pieces. You can also use a food processor for this step.
Since we lack most basic cooking supplies (trust me they will be on the registry), I used a hammer instead. Besides, hammers are more fun. If you go this way, I would recommend double bagging your Oreos. From experience, it’s very easy to bust a hole in a Ziploc bag with a hammer (or I might just be really aggressive).
After taking out your frustrations for awhile, your Oreos should look something like this.
Remove your Oreos from the bag and place them into a mixing bowl. Add the cream cheese.
Use your hands to incorporate the cream cheese into the Oreos. When you are finished mixing, your truffle filling should be smooth and creamy.
Using your hands again, take approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball.
Once you have rolled all of the mixture into balls, place them into the freezer to set for 30 minutes. This step is absolutely key. If you don’t let the mixture freeze, it will start to fall apart when you dip the balls into the chocolate.
As you wait for the truffle mixture to set, you can begin making your chocolate coating. If you are using regular chocolate morsels, you will need to thin the mixture.
Using a microwave safe bowl, add one cup of chocolate morsels and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Place the bowl into the microwave and set to 1 minute on 70% power. Remove the bowl from the microwave and use a spoon to stir the mixture until all of the morsels are melted. Your chocolate should be smooth and drip easily from the spoon.
Once the truffle mixture has set, remove the balls from the freezer and place one into the chocolate.
Use the spoon to pour chocolate over the ball. Once the ball has been completely covered, use a fork to lift the ball out of the bowl.
Tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate. Place the fork onto a cookie sheet and use another fork to remove the ball.
Once the balls are completely coated, it’s time for decorations. Since the balls are still frozen when you cover them in chocolate, you will need to add any decorations immediately after removing them from the chocolate. If you wait too long, the chocolate will set before you can decorate.
Now admire your beautiful creation…and try not to eat too many. Trust me they are addicting.