In our house we have a situation. I wouldn’t call it a “problem,” but it is definitely a situation. We have 5 different devices whose sole purpose is blending: two food processors, a blender, a Vita Mix, and an immersion blender (which has multiple blending attachments!). Whew. That’s lot of blending and grinding implements. Fortunately, I have found very good uses for all of my devices. But, I feel a bit silly fessing up to my situation. Anyway, enough about my first world problems.
I decided to put our large food processor to good use today. I made Oreo Truffles. These are a quick and easy no bake dessert that look beautiful on a holiday cookie tray and sell out fast at bake sales! They have only three ingredients and take no time at all to throw together. The most difficult part about making these truffles is achieving the smooth exterior with your almond bark. Normally, I use Candy Quick, but my Target didn’t have any vanilla Candy Quick when I went this weekend. Candy Quick is great because it dries quickly (duh), and creates a smooth, bump-free exterior. It also gives you a satisfying crunch when you bite into the truffle because it creates a candy coating. Think M&M’s meet Oreos… Let that thought marinate… So good, right? So, what I am trying to say is use Candy Quick. If you can find it. If you can’t, white chocolate almond bark works well – it is just a bit more fussy!
Today, in honor of our first snowfall, I made my truffles look like snowballs and snowmen.
Oh fer cute!!
To make your truffles you will need to grind a package of Oreos in a food processor (or the blending device of your choosing), until they are fine crumbs.
To your Oreo crumbs, add an 8 oz. block of cream cheese. Blend the cream cheese and Oreo mixture until they are combined.
Next, roll your Oreo mixture into balls (enough for two to three bites) onto a pan lined with a Silpat or parchment paper. In this picture I was rolling out three different sizes to make snowmen. Please note: the squatty nature of the truffles shown was to achieve a sturdy foundation for my snowmen.
Put your truffles in the freezer until they are good and cold – at least 10 minutes. In that time, melt your almond bark or candy quick by following the directions on the package. When the truffles are solid and the almond bark is melted, dip each truffle into the chocolate. Using a fork, scoop the truffle out and tap off any excess chocolate on the side of the bowl. This will help to achieve a smooth exterior. Finally, decorate your truffles, or assemble your snowmen.
Package of Oreo cookies
8 oz. block of cream cheese, room temperature
White Chocolate Almond Bark or Candy Quick
Process cookies in a large food processor until they are finely crumbled. Add cream cheese, and process until thoroughly combined. Roll the Oreo mixture into balls and place on a lined pan. Freeze truffles for at least 10 minutes, until they are solid. Melt almond bark by following the directions on the package. Dip truffles in almond the Almond Bark, tapping off excess chocolate before returning the truffle to the prepared pan. Allow chocolate to set before serving.
Store any truffles you don’t plan to eat in the refrigerator or the freezer.