Remember the nutella cheesecake last time? I mentioned there was another thing we wanted to make using cream cheese. Even though we didn't need to use up any more cheese, these Oreo Truffles sounded tempting, so we went out and bought another pack! Haha. Anyway, its not a difficult recipe, but it does take a bit of time and effort, so you have been warned. We brought it to another family function, as there would be too much sweet things for the people of the house otherwise! Anyway... here we go...
What you need:
250g cream cheese, softened
White chocolate, dark chocolate or milk chocolate, for coating, melted
What you do:
- Beat the cream cheese in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon, just enough to make it smooth.
- Use a food processor to blend the Oreos into a fine powder - or go crazy with a rolling pin. :)
- Add in the Oreos, a quarter at a time, to the cream cheese. Mix well to combine, then continue adding the rest in batches.
- Press the resulting mixture firmly into the bowl. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
- When ready, remove from the refrigerator and roll into small balls. The size of the balls is your choice, but I don't suggest making them too big. Arrange the balls onto trays and chill again until firm, about a couple of hours.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate of your choice into a small bowl.
- When ready, dip the Oreo truffle balls into the melted chocolate and roll to mix. Place on trays lined with baking paper and leave until set. Place in the fridge or freezer if you wish to hasten the process. ;) Before its set, you can decorate with sprinkle-ables of your choice. I've used rainbow sugar sprinkles on the white chocolate one, but you can use crushed nuts, more crushed Oreos, etc.
Like Cookie Monster, we had a bit of a problem with the white chocolate coating as well. The first bar we had was a disgusting snow-white bar of something... I'm not sure what, but it wasn't white chocolate. Probably a whole load of sugar. In any case, we decided to use a leftover bar of Dream, Cadbury's white chocolate. However, probably because this was meant for eating, the resulting melted chocolate was a bit too thick to coat the truffles in. We tried to remedy this by adding more liquid, but that just messed up the consistency completely. We got a few truffles out of it, but the melted semi-sweet chocolate gave a much better texture.
The semi-sweet chocolate batch was actually left over from the Nutella cheesecake and had butter in it. We forgot about the butter, but it actually gave a much better texture for dipping, I think. It was smooth and shiny and thin enough to coat propely but not too thin that it all drips down before setting. The truffles made with this batch looked very pretty, but unfortunately, we soon ran out.
After that, we were a bit too lazy to melt more chocolate, so what we decided to do was just roll the truffles in Milo. The end result is... ta-dah!
Haha. I know... its not the prettiest thing on earth. Initially the Milo looked okay, but soon after, the Milo got all damp from the truffles and became a dark brown colour that you could hardly see. So it was a bit useless, I guess, but I gotta tell you... the Milo coating is my favorite one of the batch, hehe. Mainly because I like Milo. :P But taking this technique, you don't even have to roll your truffles in melted chocolate. If you so wish, you could roll them in crushed cookies, nuts, etc. Just make sure to press them in firmly so that they don't fall off.
Anyway... these truffles had a mixed reception, as far as I could tell. Mainly because of the presentation, I think. The later truffles looked really really... well, not pretty, let's just put it at that. The earlier ones which were coated in the semi-sweet chocolate were the best of the lot, looks-wise. But taste-wise, the truffles were really really good. My sister who was "helping" me make them (haha) couldn't stop having samples. But they are very rich, so you quickly get tired of them. Which is why I would suggest that you make these truffles really small and dainty and bite-sized. :) In any case, anyone who likes Oreos would love these, and anyone who likes Oreos AND cream cheese would go nuts about these truffles. So go on... have a try!
Quote of the day: There’s more to life than chocolate, but not right now.