Is there anything better than chocolatey, delicious Oreo’s? Well, there is if you’ve never tried these amazing Oreo Truffles. This recipe combines the classic favorite of the delightful chocolate and vanilla crème sandwich cookie with the decadence of a rich, velvety truffle.
The best thing about this recipe is just how easy it is to make. Whether you need a quick dessert to impress friends, or you simply want to provide some homemade sweet treats to a loved one, this is a great recipe that is both delicious and ridiculously cute to gift.
Even if you’ve never made any sort of candy before, don’t let this recipe intimidate you. With just a few simple ingredients, you will be on your way to making candy shop grade truffles. And, since everyone loves Oreo cookies, you just can’t go wrong with this recipe, no matter what the occasion may be.
What is a Truffle?
A truffle is a type of chocolate, most commonly, with a traditional ganache center coated in chocolate, cocoa powder, coconut or chopped toasted nuts. These delectable little candies get their names from the shape of an actual truffle, which is a round mushroom type of fungi that is widely esteemed within the culinary world.
While these Oreo truffles contain no type of fungus or mushroom, the name truffle is usually associated with candies that have a liquid ganache or smooth filling. While most candy truffles consist of chocolate, it is easy to make all kinds of truffles, just like these Oreo truffles.
While truffles don’t have to be completely round, typically they require a roundish or spherical shape that makes popping these candies into the mouth that much easier. Since these are Oreo truffles, the shape may not come out perfectly spherical, but the taste will be there, so the shape won’t matter once you realize how delicious these truffles are.
What pairs well with Oreo Truffles?
While these Oreo truffles are more like a dessert or a treat and not an entire meal, you an easily incorporate these little delights into a meal. You could save the truffles to accompany maybe a deep dark devil’s food cake with light icing and use these adorable little truffles as a nice side to the cake. Or, you can simply serve these truffles up as a main dessert with a cup of strong coffee if you are looking for a lighter after dinner dessert. Since these truffles are made with Oreo’s, they will pretty much pair with just about anything you could think of.
These truffles also are great as a standalone confection, which means they would make perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Day or even in a little cellophane sack to give away as a “thinking of you” gift. Whatever you may use these truffles for, you simply can’t go wrong due to their adorable shape and delicious taste.
Ingredients you’ll need for Oreo Truffles:
- 30 Oreo Cookies (or any kind of sandwich cookie you prefer)
- 8 oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
- 1 oz white melting chocolate
- Sprinkles (any flavor or color – completely up to you!)
How to prepare the Oreo Truffles:
Step One: make Oreo crumbs
Crush Oreos in a food processor or in a Ziplock bag to a fine crumble. You can achieve this perfectly pulverized texture using a Ziploc bag by crushing the cookies with a rolling pin. This will give you the perfect crumble without all the mess.
Step Two: cream cheese
Add cream cheese to processor or stir in until well combined. This step will give you a velvety, creamy texture that is fine, but not too fine. It’s perfectly fine for there to be some bigger pieces of cookie in there. This just means more crunchiness later!
Step Three: cool
Cool this mixture in the freezer until firm enough to roll into bite size balls – lightly butter hands to avoid sticking. Roll mixture into balls and spread them evenly onto a baking sheet or some wax paper. They will be sticky, so making sure your hands are buttered or oiled is a key step in this process. If you notice your hands keep getting sticky, reapply the butter or oil in between batches of ball rolling.
Step Four: add melted chocolate
Melt the white chocolate and drizzle over the truffles and immediately add sprinkles if desired – you may also dip the truffles completely in chocolate, with this option use three ounces of white melting chocolate. The melted chocolate will make your sprinkles stick, so whether you are using the drizzle or completely submerging your truffles, this will determine how much of your sprinkles will stick to the final product. It’s important to work quickly, so add your sprinkles or other candy decorations before the white chocolate mixture dries.
Step Five: freeze
Place the truffles back in the freezer just until the chocolate has set. Serve and enjoy!!
See how wonderfully these truffles turn out in the end? Using a fluted candy holder will only add to the presentation and get these tiny little truffles ready for gifting. It’s a simple truffle recipe that tastes a lot more complicated that it is. Both kids and adults will love these truffles, as you simply can’t go wrong with anything Oreo inspired. Happy snacking!
This recipe contains a lot of dairy in it, especially since it included cream cheese in order to make the ganache like center.
While Oreo themselves are vegan, if you wanted to maintain that vegan speciality throughout this recipe, you could incorporate a vegan cream cheese and use a bit of coconut oil to make the cream cheese get into that velvety texture.
You can also find vegan melting chocolate and sprinkles in specialty stores. If chocolate Oreo’s are not your thing, you can easily swap out the chocolate cookies for vanilla, or pretty much any kind of sandwich cookie you prefer. This truffle recipe is very versatile, so you have plenty of room to play around with it.
I’ve never heard of a healthy truffle, but I’m sure they exist. This recipe, however, is a candy driven recipe which means if you have one or two, you shouldn’t worry too much on the caloric intake. With that being said, that doesn’t mean you can’t take certain heath conscious steps to either lighten up this recipe or make it a bit more dietary friendly.
If you need something sugar free, or even a candy with lower sugar, you can find sugar free melting chocolate and maybe even find sugar free cookies to use.
You can reduce the fat in this recipe by using low fat or fat free cream cheese to help lighten it up overall. I’m also pretty sure you could find sugar free sprinkles if you looked hard enough. These are easy substitutions to make this dish a little more health conscious.
Absolutely not. If you have another cookie in mind that you’d like to try, go for it. This recipe is easily adaptable to fit various tastes, dietary needs, and specifications. Try out the vanilla Oreo’s for a golden truffle or any other type of sandwich cookie you like. The possibilities are endless here!
Is this a messy dish?
Yes. Any time you are going to prepare a candy, specifically a truffle, you need to be prepared to get your hands dirty. While these may not look the prettiest or neatest, they are certainly delicious and that’s the most important thing when it comes to sweet confections.
How long will these keep?
You can easily store these Oreo truffles in an airtight container for about a week or a week and a half. Storage in the refrigerator would be best, but you can also keep them in an airtight container on your counter or in a cute keepsake box if it is airtight.