It's been a few years since I made Oreo truffles for Christmas. Last time I made them, people raved about them:
"These are the best truffles...did you use Godiva chocolate?"
"How long did these take to make? It must have taken you hours to master this chocolate flavor!"
"The truffles taste like something from a fancy chocolatier!"
"These were probably so tough to make, which is good, because if they were easy, I'd be making and eating them all time."
These are made with Oreos (or your favorite brand of sandwich cookie), cream cheese, and a bag of chocolate chips. These three ingredients will bring you to holiday truffle bliss.
If you haven't tried or made these before, give it a try! These truffles are simple to make. I empty all of the cookies into the food processor, and the food processor does all the work and crushes them. After the cookies are crushed, I add in a block of cream cheese and pulse until combined and smooth. I line a baking pan with wax paper, and then I use a melon baller (see, it has more uses than just scooping melon!) to make the truffle balls. After that, I freeze the cookie balls for a few hours. Freezing the cookie balls makes it much easier to dip them in melted chocolate. Once the cookies are dipped in melted chocolate, I freeze them again so that the chocolate will set faster.
There are so many different flavors of Oreos/sandwich cookies these days, so you can have even more different flavors of truffles. Trader Joe's Peppermint Joe Joe cookies work wonderfully for making peppermint bark truffles, just sayin'.
When you need a crowd pleaser, make these, but be warned that there will not be any leftovers.
Yields about 30 truffles
16 oz. package of Oreo or other sandwich cookies
8 oz. cream cheese
16 oz. chocolate chips (usually this amounts to one bag)
Line a large baking pan with wax paper and set aside. Empty cookies into food processor and crush until fine. Add cream cheese and process until smooth. Roll cookie mixture into 1" balls and place on the wax paper lined baking pan. (A melon baller may help.) Freeze or refrigerate for a few hours. After the cookie malls are firm, melt the chocolate and dip the balls into chocolate, returning them onto the wax paper. Freeze or refrigerate until firm. Enjoy!
Source: The Oreo Elf