Oreo Truffles are such an easy dessert and always a real crowd pleaser! Why did I wait so long to whip these up?
I was never a fan of Oreo Truffles till I made them myself.
Nick came home from college with a request from one of his roomies: Oreo Balls. Well, sure, I could make those. I wasn’t exactly thrilled since the ones I’d tasted were unimpressive.
But I had the whole gang home for dinner the day I made these…and boy, did they rave about these babies. I also made the Brown Butter Cookie Dough Truffles and tried to get a clear winner from the crew. They were fans of both…these having a smoother, creamier filling compared with the cookie dough ones with the crunch of mini chocolate chips. So I guess you’ll have to try both and let me know your opinion.
Perfect Holiday or Thank You Gift
Well, as you probably realize, these were supposed to come with us when returning Nick to campus. The pumpkin bread, brown butter coyotas and Italian pasta casserole all made it into the car. About 3 minutes into the trip, I realized the Oreo Truffles were still parked the fridge.
But, coincidentally, the roommate who suggested these ended up behind us as we pulled off the beltway onto the highway leading to the university. I quickly called him to see if he’d take Nick the next leg of the trip, and he immediately agreed. He saved me over two hours of driving time, so I HAD to mail the truffles as my thanks.
I think they lasted a matter of minutes when they finally reached their destination. I will definitely treat the boys to this easy dessert again soon! It was the perfect thank you gift!
Tip of the day: For the holidays, just dust the truffles with appropriately colored sugar or sprinkles immediately after coating. Wrapping a few in a cellophane bag tied with coordinating ribbon makes a terrific hostess gift.
Things you may need for this recipe:Print
- 1 (15 ounce package) original Oreos
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1-2 ( 12 ounce) packages Ghirardelli White or Dark Melting Wafers
- Sprinkes, optional, for garnish
Inspired by Allrecipes
- Process Oreos in food processor till fine crumbs form. Cut cream cheese into 6-8 pieces and add to crumbs. Process till mixture well combined, about 1-2 minutes. Shape mixture into tightly packed 1 inch balls and set on parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Chill at least one hour or overnight.
- Melt Ghirardelli Melting Wafers as directed on package. Dip balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Garnish with sprinkles if desired. Refrigerate for about an hour before serving.
- Store covered in refrigerator.
Yield: 3-3½ dozen
Total time: 2½ hours with chilling time
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Disclaimer: I was provided a variety of Ghrirardelli products along with White and Dark Melting Wafers. I was not paid for this post and all opinions stated are my own.