Chocolate Oreo Truffles

These truffles are super easy to make.  I mean shockingly simple.  I always thought truffles were off in an impossible realm of fancy pants, pastry chef cooking. But with three basic ingredients you too can harness your inner pastry chef.  So join me in making these Chocolate Oreo Truffles!
Chocolate Oreo Truffles

Here’s the finished result!  They turned out really well. My husband took them to work and the reports were awesome!

Chocolate Oreo Truffles Ingredients

Like I said, three simple ingredients!

Oreos about to be crushed

Start by putting all the Oreos in a plastic bag.

Crushed Oreos

Then smash them with a rolling pin!

Crushed oreos in mixing bowl

Put the crushed cookies into your mixer.

Crushed oreos and cream cheese

Throw the bar of cream cheese into the mixer bowl as well.

Mixing truffles

Blend up the mixture in your mixer.

Fully mixed truffle filling

Here’s the finished filling.  It doesn’t look like much, but its delicious!

Rolled truffle filling

Take a walnut sized amount of truffle filling and roll it into a ball.  Repeat for the remaining 29 balls.  When the balls are done, put them in the refrigerator.

DIY Double Broiler for chocolate

Next, melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler. Unfortunately, I don’t have a double boiler so I just use a metal mixing bowl over a slightly smaller pot.

Melted Chocolate

Here’s the melted chocolate!  I also added some vanilla for flavoring and shortening to thin it out a little bit.

Coating truffles in chocolate

Now for the fun part!  Drop the balls in the chocolate and mix around with your fork.  Then extract, tap on the edge, then scrap the spare chocolate, and place on some parchment paper.

Covering truffles in chocolate

Place the coated balls on some parchment paper on a baking sheet. If I were to do it again, I would pick up a truffle tool to make it a little easier. However it wasn’t too bad to just scrap the truffle off of the first fork with a second fork.

Bailey watching the truffles

Bailey really wanted a truffle.  Unfortunately, chocolate is poisonous to cats …Chocolate Coated Truffles

Mmmm!  Here’s the dipped chocolate truffles!Finished Chocolate oreo truffles

Here’s the Chocolate Oreo Truffles after they’ve been refrigerated!

Chocolate Oreo Truffles

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Serves: 30

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Ingredients
  • 1 Bag Oreos
  • 1 12 Oz. Bar Cream Cheese
  • 1 12 Oz. Bag Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ tsp. Vanilla (Optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Shortening (Optional)

Instructions
  1. Crush one bag of Oreos by placing it in a zip lock bag and hitting them with a rolling pin
  2. Add the crushed Oreos into a mixing bowl and add the cream cheese
  3. Mix the Oreos until they have totally combined
  4. Grab a walnut sized portion of truffle center and roll into a ball
  5. Repeat for all the dough, this was 30 balls for my mixture
  6. After the balls are rolled, refrigerate until ready for coating
  7. Setup a double boiler and melt the chocolate
  8. Optionally, add the vanilla and shortening, this will serve to thin the mixture and make it easier to coat the balls
  9. Dip the balls into the chocolate,use a fork or a truffle tool to remove the ball
  10. When removing, tap the fork on the side of the bowl to even the chocolate ball and then scrap the bottom of the fork on the bowl
  11. Using a second fork, push the truffle off the first fork onto some parchment paper
  12. Once all the truffles are done, refrigerate

Notes
You can vary the taste of the filling by using other types of Oreos, try mint! Also, you can coat them with coconut, crushed nuts, or cocoa powder!

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  1. These look easy and delicious. I’m working on truffles right now for the MN state fair Ghirardelli contest. I can’t get the tempering right so the coating does not streak:(

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