In honor of Oreo’s 100th Birthday, Team College Bake decided to create something for all the tasty times Oreo’s has provided over the years. Of course, Oreo’s are one of the many wonderfully delicious snacks that often occupy the space underneath a student’s bed. But let’s be honest, plain Oreo’s and milk is rather cliche. To mix it up without getting in the kitchen, we made Oreo Truffles.
- 1 package of Oreo cookies
- 1 (8-ounce) package of softened cream cheese
- 12 ounces of white or semi-sweet chocolate chips (I recommend both)
- Wax paper
- In a blender or food processor, pulse 1 package of Oreo cookies until they resemble crumbs.
- Pour crumbs into a bowl and mix with one 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese until a moist dough forms.
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place them on a wax-paper-lined baking sheet.
- Place the rolled dough into freezer for about 10 minutes.
- While waiting, melt 12 ounces of white or semi-sweet chocolate in a bowl.
- Remove rolled dough from freezer and stick toothpicks into each ball.
- Coat dough by dipping each ball into melted chocolate.
- Place on wax-paper-lined baking sheet and remove toothpicks.
- Place in refrigerator until firm.
- Makes aprox. 3 dozen truffles.
- Odds are, you don’t have a food processor laying around your dorm room for such times as when you might need to blend up some Oreos, so here are a few options.
- Use a fork.
- Use your hands.
- Put oreos in a sealed plastic bag and beat with textbook. This one is my personal favorite. Works even better when you pick a textbook associated with your least favorite class. Gets the oreos crumbled and gets your anger out!
- Get creative! Since these truffles aren’t baked, the size of the dough balls do not have to all be the same size. Make large or small ones! Feel free to use multiple types of chocolate to dip dough into as well.
- If you don’t have a freezer, use a fridge to firm up dough balls. (Let them sit in fridge for 30 min. rather than the 10 min. in freezer.)
Enjoy these rather sophisticated-looking treats with a glass of milk and a few friends. And if you don’t have friends, after you offer a plate of Oreo truffles, I’m sure it won’t take you long to find some!
[For how-to photos, click on image above.]