Need an easy sweet-treat recipe for your sweetheart? Or maybe just for yourself? We’ve got you covered. Introducing: Oreo Truffles! Now, the last time I whipped these up, it was for a Sacfoodies gathering. Needless to say, the whole tray was gone in no time at all and I had several foodies ask me for the recipe! For that batch I only used milk chocolate and white Oreo cookies, but for Valentine’s Day I’d recommend using a combination of white and dark chocolate depending on your preference. If you’re feeling really romantic, add heart-shaped sprinkles! While everyone else is out buying store-bought chocolates, you can take pride knowing that you put your heart into yours.
The recipe I used is from Something Swanky blog and it couldn’t have been easier. So, do yourself and your special someone a favor and make sure this Valentine’s Day is a little sweeter for the both of you:
18 ounce package Oreos
8 ounces cream cheese
pinch of salt
2 cups chocolate melting candy (like Candiquik, Ghirardelli, Hershey’s, or Wilton’s)
Optional: additional melting candy for drizzling, sprinkles, approximately 30 toothpicks*
Crush the Oreos in a food processor or blender to form fine crumbs. Use a stand mixer to mix together the Oreo crumbs, cream cheese, and a pinch of salt until there are no loose crumbs and no visible white from the cream cheese.
Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper, wax paper, or silicone. Use a small cookie scoop (about 1 tablespoon) to scoop out balls of the “dough” onto the cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes (this is important!).
Remove the cookie sheet from the freezer and roll each ball between your palms to smooth and round. Place cookie sheet back in the freezer for 5 minutes. Melt the chocolate according to package directions. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate, allowing excess chocolate to drip off, and place on a fresh piece of parchment paper, wax paper, or silicone to cool and harden.
Drizzle with additional melting candy and add sprinkles before the drizzle hardens.
Recipe courtesy of SomethingSwanky.com.