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This candy is so easy to make and so good! This makes a great Christmas candy as everyone seems to love them! Everyone who tries them has loved them and wants the recipe.
I have made them for Christmas and have given them away for gifts.
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Oreo Truffle Balls
Yields: 40 to 50 candy balls
Prep time: 25 min
Total time: 1 hour
1 (1 pound, 2 ounce) package Oreo cookies
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature*
2 (8 ounces) packages semi-sweet
Optional Toppings (additional chopped Oreo cookies, chopped nuts, cocoa powder, powdered
sugar, Heath Bar Crunch bits, colored sugar or sprinkles, etc.)
* You can use original or low-fat cream cheese
** Use a good-quality chocolate chips.
The taste and quality of these truffles are dependent on the quality of chocolate you start with.
Line two large baking or
cookie sheets with either wax paper,
parchment paper or a
Silicone Baking Mats; set aside.
In a food processor or blender, process and crush all of the Oreo cookies into fine crumbs.
NOTE: Do not over crush! You want a crumb, not a powder. If you do not have a food processor or blender, cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable
plastic bag using a
Add cream cheese and process until thoroughly mixed and you have a creamy dough (there should be no white traces of cream
Using your hands, roll into walnut-size balls, approximately 3/4-inch diameter.
If the mixture becomes too soft to work, place the remaining mixture back into the refrigerator to slightly harden. Place Oreo Balls on the lined
baking sheet and refrigerate or at least 45 to 60 minutes.
The Oreo Balls may be stored
in the freezer for up to 1 week before dipping in chocolate.
If you put the Oreo balls in
the freezer for a short time before dipping in chocolate, this helps keep
the balls cold longer. I also put the cookie sheets in the freezer first so
they are really cold when I place the chocolate-covered Truffle Balls
onto the cookie sheet.
Use latex gloves to roll the
balls, less mess!
How To Melt Chocolate - Using one of the below methods to melt the chocolate chips:
Double Boiler: In the top of a double boiler over
hot water, not boiling water (don't let the bottom of the bowl touch the water), melt chocolate; stirring
until smooth. Be careful boiling water may cause steam droplets to get into chocolate which can result in "seizing," when the chocolate becomes stiff
and grainy. If you don't have a double boiler you can improvise one by placing a glass or stainless steel bowl over a pot
of simmering water. Remove from heat. Let the chocolate cool slightly, but it should not set.
Melting Chocolate: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips using either the defrost setting or 10-percent power in the
microwave. Microwave for 1 minute, then check and stir. If you need more
time, do it in 10 to 20 seconds intervals and check and stir after each
addition of microwave time. Remove the container from the microwave and stir
the chocolate until completely melted. Baking chips and baking chocolate may
appear formed and un-melted after heating but will become fluid after
stirring. Blend in cream, brandy, liqueur, or coffee
When ready to coat the truffle balls with the melted chocolate, remove the chilled Oreo Balls from the refrigerator.
parchment paper on
baking sheets if they are not clean.
A small fork, toothpicks, wooden skewer, or chopsticks are great to use as dipping tool. Dip each Oreo Ball into the melted chocolate,
allowing the excess to drip back into the pot. Place the Oreo Truffle Balls onto the wax paper. If the chocolate gets too hard to dip well, reheat it over
the double boiler or in the microwave.
These truffle balls may also be coated with additional chopped Oreo cookies, chopped nuts, cocoa powder, powdered
sugar, Heath Bar Crunch bits, colored sugar or sprinkles, etc.
You can also make Mint Oreo Truffles by substituting Mint Oreo Cookies for the regular Oregon
Let Oreo Truffle Balls harden and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Keep truffles refrigerated or frozen prior to serving.
Makes 40 to 50 candy balls, depending on the size balls your roll.