Oreo Truffles

Chocoholics, your time has come. By the request of many friends, I am posting this recipe. These truffles are a success at almost any party that I bring them to. I found this recipe at epicurious back in february (I made them for Valentine’s Day) and since then have been abusing it for any event that I need to bring food for.  These truffles are an absolute hit with everyone and require only 4 ingredients.

Ingredients: 1 package of Oreos (1lb), 1 package cream cheese (8oz), 1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup of chocolate chips of your choice

Begin by crushing 6 Oreo cookies with a rolling pin. Make sure to leave the cream between the cookies.

Place in a bowl and put away till the last step. Crush the remainder of the cookies and place in a different bowl. Add cream cheese to the bowl (with more crushed Oreos) and mix together.

Even though there is a spoon in the photo, I prefer to use my hands to combine the cream cheese and cookies. It just turns out better in my opinion.

Next roll the cookie mixture into balls. Some recipes suggest 1 inch diameter but I really just eye it.

Leave the truffles on the baking sheet or any flat surface large enough to hold the truffles. Meanwhile allow the cream to come to a boil on medium heat. Add the chocolate chips.

Whisk from the center of the mixture until the chocolate and the cream have combined into one.

Once the ganache is cooled (I usually give it 20 to 30 minutes), using 2 forks, dip each truffle ball into the ganache letting the excess drip off. Place back on the baking sheet.

When all are dipped, sprinkle the remaining 6 crushed cookies over the truffles (I also added sprinkles).

Let the truffles cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and they are ready to amaze the crowd. It’s amazing how simple it’s to make them. Enjoy.

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