Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Famous Oreo Truffles

Now, because dinner was simple, I went all out for dessert. I have seen this recipe several times now from various people and have wanted to try it. It's a perfect holiday dessert, gift idea, a great potluck offering, or just to eat yourself! It is a little more involved, so give yourself enough time to make them. The title is easy, and I guess they are by truffle standards. They were easy, just a little time consuming.

These Oreo Truffles only take three ingredients, but the result is a rich, creamy, decadent truffle. I was only able to eat two before I couldn't handle any more richness! I used a food processor to grind the Oreos rather than crumble them by hand. I believe the food processor was able to provide a better consistency anyways.
Enjoy! Happy Holidays!

Easy Oreo Truffles
from Kraft Foods

1 package (1 pound 2 ounces) Oreo cookies, finely crushed, divided
1 package (8 ounces) Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
2 packages (8 squares each) Baker's Semi Sweet baking chocolate, melted

1. Mix 3 cups of the cookie crumbles and the cream cheese until well blended. Shape into 42 (1 inch) balls.

2. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.

3. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Store any leftover truffles in tightly covered container.