I'm going to a party tonight and I hate to show up empty-handed (unless it's at my sister's, then I show up extra hungry). I wanted to make something bite-size and delicious, but what? My ah-ha! moment? Oreo truffles!

Oreo truffles are incredibly easy to make and extremely satisfying. Only 3 ingredient! And no baking required. For all the vegans out there- just one easy substitution and these are 100% vegan.

Oreo Truffles
Makes approximately 36 1-inch truffles

1 package of Oreos (or your favorite generic chocolate sandwich cookie)
1 package chocolate-flavored bark (I used Kroger brand which is vegan, you could also use your favorite chocolate chips)

Finely crush 5-7 cookies in a food processor or place them in a ziploc bag and crush into a fine consistency. Reserve for later.

Crush remaining cookies and stir in softened cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together. If you let the cream cheese reach room temperature it will be easier to combine the two.

Roll the mixture into 1" balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. If they are very soft, stick them in the refrigerator for a half hour to prevent them from falling apart in the hot chocolate.

Melt chocolate as directed on the package and then dip balls into chocolate, tap off extra and set aside on wax/parchment paper covered cookie sheet to dry. Sprinkle the tops with the 7 crushed cookies for decoration.

Let the chocolate set- refrigerate or pop them in the freezer to speed this up. And enjoy!

Casualty of the day: I broke the handle of my spatula clean in half. So sad. It was my only one! That's what I get for buying kitchen supplies at IKEA. Crate and Barrel here I come!


Atochka said...

Yum! You should bake for me in Buda.

Kate said...

I love these too! I've never made them but I've had them. Have you ever used some of the other flavors of Oreo for them? I had some made out of mint Oreos at Christmas and then dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with colored sugar. Mmmmmm.

Staley Mc said...

Mmm these look so good!

lauren kirsten said...

Kate, that sounds very festive. There are a lot you can do to customize these- that's why I love them so much!

cg said...

These were the hit of the party! They were FABULOUS!

Oanh said...

these look amazing! looking forward to trying them next year when peppermint joe-joes are back on the shelves at Trader Joe's.

Lucy said...

Aah I've seen these around the blogosphere and they always look fantastic! These look gorgeous - who can resist oreos? :)

Katie said...

Mine turned out so yummy! Take a look: http://whiterabbitisme.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/oreo-truffles/