So for dessert the other night, my friend Kate requested Oreo cupcakes (aka Cookies and Cream). Well, I didn’t really feel like making a whole batch. Plus, I wanted to use what I had on hand (remember!?).
I had some Oreos – well, Tuxedos if we want to be technical. The generic brand from our local grocery store. My grandfather swears by them. And his sweet tooth would know.
Anyway, I figured I could do something with the Oreos. Turns out, the lovely Bakerella came through again.
So, so simple!
Crush up the cookies -cream centers and all. I did this in the food processor. Apparently I wasn’t feeling too lazy this time.
Once the crumbs are, well, nice and crumbly, add the cream cheese.
So far, so good? Good. Great.
Now shape into balls. I used a small ice cream/cookie scoop.
Dipping in the chocolate. I used candy melts in dark cocoa and vanilla. Both received good reviews. I then used the alternate flavor to drizzle. Fancy, I know.
Oreo Truffle Balls
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1 8 ounce package cream cheese
Candy melts or chocolate for dipping
Finely crush the cookies (including the cream filling). Add the cream cheese and mix well. Shape into balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate until firm.
Melt chocolate according to package. Dip balls into the chocolate using a spoon or fork. Tap off excess. Place back on cookie sheet. Refrigerate until firm.
Makes 36 balls (depending on the size)
Note: I made ⅓ of a recipe (1/3 package of cookies, little less than 3 ounces of cream cheese) and got about 14 balls