Sunday, August 15, 2010

Oreo Truffles

My Aunt Jo, who is also one of the best bakers I know, gave me this recipe for Oreo truffles from allrecipes.com. The three ingredient recipe is an eccentric, more domesticated take on the chocolate truffle, with an Oreo cookie and cream cheese filling in place of the traditional ganache.


I’m all for taking the easy way out when it comes to baking. Ganache, an emulsion of chocolate and (usually) cream, isn’t difficult to make, but there is always the stress of separation or collapse if you happen to make a wrong move. Then, you have to wait for it to set before you can make the truffles. You know what’s really not difficult? Pulverizing a bag of Oreos in the food processor and mixing it all together with a softened pack of cream cheese. Rolled up into little chocolaty orbs and covered in melted chocolate, they are delicious in a way that only America’s favorite cookie could make possible. I never claimed to be Jacques Torres.


This weekend, we had a surprise celebration for Aunt Jo’s 60th birthday so I made the Oreo truffles and decked them out for the occasion. Other than just the suggested Oreo crumbs, I garnished the chocolate spheres with colorful little sprinkles, and big 60’s written in pink and white chocolate. The vivid mound of truffles went fast. The taste is chocolaty enough to make you roll your eyes back into your head, with a subdued richness that dangerously impels the urge to keep going back for more. I can attest to this, since I had more than my fair share throughout the day. And the birthday girl loved them! The verdict: an easy and customizable go-to recipe that won’t fail to satisfy a large crowd, or any right-minded chocolate lover.

13 comments:

Cookin' Canuck said...

I made these a couple of years ago and gave them to neighbors at Christmastime. They were a huge hit. The only difference was that I made them with mint Oreos. Yours look so pretty with the sprinkles.

~Lisa~ said...

OH what a great idea and i love the presentation. Who wouldn't love ore0 truffles!

Chef Dennis said...

how could you not love these gorgeous truffles!! I would love a few of those!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

What a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!

foodies at home said...

Ok so I try not to eat overly processed foods...but I do have a soft spot for an oreo cookie! These are brilliant!

Koci said...

I tried something like this at a friend's house a while back and have been obsessed ever since! These things are beyond belief! I'm surprised that Godiva hasn't hopped on the bandwagon. :D

Fashion Meets Food said...

Just came across your blog and absolutely love it. those truffles look divine!!

xo

mysimplefood said...

So beautiful!! I bet your aunt loved it!

Emily Malloy said...

Giiiirl, you're onto something here! :-)

Lauren Zabaneh said...

these look truly dangerous. Oreos happen to be my top fav processed food items. I can't have them around, I will devour them. I want one... or ten. great job. super cute!

Alice said...

Oh dear god! Why do you show me these things??

Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron said...

WOW I need them all right now for my lunch! I love chocolate and these choc balls are so mouth-watering Marisa!

Rick said...

You have found the key to my heart!