Saturday, December 18, 2010

Week of Sweets: Day 1, Oreo Truffles

Well, it was bound to happen.

The baking frenzy occurring in my kitchen has been taken to a new level. I'm like Animal from the Muppets, but my tool of choice is a KitchenAid stand mixer instead of a drum set.

I'm not complaining though. Also similar to Animal the Muppet, I love the holiday season and the baking that comes with it. During the month of December, there are worse things than choosing butter and sugar as your drugs of choice.

(Side note: While we're on the topic of Muppets, does anyone remember the original Muppets' Christmas movie from the 1980s? With a guest appearance by Jim Henson at the end? Classic.)

With all this holiday baking love going on, I've proclaimed today the first of my "Week of Sweets" on the Hungry Spoon. What better way to start the week than with Oreo Truffles?

I first tasted Oreo Truffles a few months ago when my co-worker brought them in for an office "Bake Off." They won the contest unanimously. With three ingredients, a bite-size form, and a silky white chocolate coating, I knew these had to make my holiday baking list. This batch is going with us to a Christmas party tonight. I hope there are lots left over :)

Oreo Truffles
(recipe from my sweet co-worker, Sherry)

This recipe seriously turns up the volume on the classic Oreo. If you prefer, you could coat them in semi-sweet or milk chocolate. But the white chocolate just makes them look that much closer to heaven...

  • 1 entire package of Oreos
  • 1 (8 oz.) block of cream cheese, softened (1/3 reduced fat version works fine)
  • White melting chocolate/candy coating
1) In a food processor, process Oreos until they reach a fine crumb. Beat Oreo crumbs with cream cheese in a stand mixer. Roll into balls and freeze (I let my freeze overnight, although this isn't necessary).

2) Melt the melting chocolate in a double boiler. Dip Oreo balls in white chocolate and refrigerate until set.


  1. that's it, I'm coming over! All of your food looks so good but these put me over the edge!

  2. I wish I could eat chocolate. These look so good. They are almost worth a migraine should I eat some. ;)

  3. Oh my heavens...this is a wonderful way to start off your week of treats! I would have a hard time not eating the whole batch of these truffles. I adore oreos in any and all forms! Thank you for sharing your recipe with me. I hope you have a splendid Saturday and Sunday.

  4. Mmm I LOVE Oreo Truffles! They're just so good and addicting. Yours look so delicious, I now have a serious craving for Oreo Truffles.
    When I saw the title of this post, I can't even tell you how excited I got! Week of Sweets! I like you even more Kylie! :)

  5. Oh yum! I've never seen this with white chocolate before!!! What a great idea. I love it!

  6. Oh my! I can't get over this idea. Oreo Truffles!!!!

  7. these are delicious! they were served at 2 of my bridal showers... love 'em!

  8. I can't belive you where not arrested! Something that sinfuly good has got to be illeagal!

  9. Awesome!! These are almost like inside-out Oreos. :) I've got one row of mint Oreos left. Bet that would be a fun variation!

  10. This is a "must try" recipe. Have a Happy and Sweet Holiday.

  11. oh my gosh! that looks way too good!

  12. I saw the title of your post and was like...Isn't that the truth, really?

    What a perfect all in-one dessert. You get cream, crunch, chocolate, and everything else in-between. Plus, at Christmastime, simplicity comes first.

  13. Yes.. I totally remember.. MIchael Cain? Right?

  14. I have yet to make truffles this year, which is sad because I need practice on dipping them in chocolate. Yours turned out great!