Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Treats: Idea #5

Thanks to Laur over at Sweets & Treats, I was inspired to try my hand at truffles. I am not fond of cake balls or truffles because they are too much work! Every time I've tried to make something like this, they turn out so ugly. But I think I've figured out the perfect dipping technique this time and I was really happy with the finished product!

This "recipe" has been all over the internet and it couldn't be easier.

Oreo Truffles
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 package Oreo's, crushed finely (reserve a handful of crushed Oreo's for topping)
Milk chocolate, for melting & dipping
Crushed Oreo's for topping
Red candy melts, melted for topping, optional

Mix cream cheese and crushed Oreo's until well blended.

Shape into 1 inch balls. At this point, I recommend freezing for at least 1 hour before dipping in chocolate.

Melt chocolate and a little bit of vegetable oil using the defrost setting on your microwave.

Dip in melted chocolate and top with reserved Oreo's. I also used red candy melts and drizzled it on top of half of the truffles.

Chill truffles again until chocolate is completely hardened. Place completed truffles in mini foil liners and store in the refrigerator.

My dipping technique: roll truffle around in the melted chocolate until completely covered. Pick up by the flat side of the truffle (the bottom that was resting on the baking sheet) with a fork, and tap the excess chocolate from the truffle. Using another fork, transfer the covered chocolate truffle onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Since the truffles are really cold, the chocolate will harden quickly so if you are using the cookie crumbs, make sure to get them on right away so they'll stick.

By the way, of all of the treats I took into work, these were the most popular! Everyone loved them and couldn't believe that they were homemade. After I figured out my dipping technique, these were also quite easy to do. Give it a try!

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Dollface said...

These look amazing!! Please send some to me in NY :)

lovely pettit_mom said...

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Perfect Ring said...

Yea, totally looks amazing. Will be trying these at weekend, hope they look half as good as yours. Jewellers Dublin