Friday, January 29, 2010

Oreo Truffles, Veronica's Post



I’m 100% positive the best part about being a food blogger is the friends. I can’t believe how many great people I’ve become close to over the last year. Friends who would invite me into their homes and feed me type of people. The best kind in my opinion!

Veronica
is one of those friends. She came into my life when I wasn’t food blogging yet. Finding me, and my early pathetic food photography attempts on MySpace when I was first learning to shoot food. Veronica’s been making me laugh and encouraging me for nearly two years since. When I finally set up this food blog, she jumped right in and edited my posts. I didn’t even have to ask! She just knew she could help and did.

Veronica also knows my weakness for Oreos. She recently sent me a giant (but evil) box of these Oreo Truffles. This post is her’s, and every time I read it I laugh. The photograph above is what was left from the box. Now she owes me money for bigger pants.

How the heck did I get so lucky to have a Veronica in my life? Veronica thank-you for the truffles, the friendship, and the fun!

"LAURA DON’T READ THIS BLOG!"
(Ha too late V!)

(Veronica takes pretty darn good pictures too! This is her photograph.)

When my friend, Laura, an Oreo-cookie fanatic, saw my picture of these Oreo truffles, she told me, “Please, please don’t give me the recipe. They’d be my new Rolo crack.”

Rolo Turtles
(aka “Rolo crack” among certain circles) is so delicious that it is absolutely irresistable and has caused weight gain in those who were foolish enough to make it, including Laura herself (the one who gave us the big idea in the first place)!

Hence the blog title. Yes, I’m well aware that it will most likely not deter her, but I can’t be held responsible–I did my best. After all, I couldn’t deprive my other friends of this recipe for her benefit. (Sorry, Laura!)

Now, onto the truffles!

The middles of these truffles are black, soft, and taste just like an Oreo cookie. If you have a food processor, they’re a snap to prepare. In fact, they’re the easiest truffles I’ve ever dipped in chocolate, because I didn’t have to refrigerate them first (they don’t melt when dipped in warm chocolate), which means the chocolate cooled much slower and I didn’t have to keep zapping it in the microwave. None of the filling melted off into the chocolate when I dunked them, and the chocolate slid off the truffles effortlessly, making a perfect, smooth, thin coating. I really deplore dipping truffles and usually just roll them in cocoa, but if I must dip, I would love it if the job were this easy every time.

Whip up a batch and take them to your next party or package them up as a gift–I guarantee they’ll be a hit!

Oreo Truffles
1 package (1 lb. 2 oz) Oreo cookies

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

6 squares chocolate almond bark

1 square white almond bark (optional)

*It is OK to eat several of the cookies before you crush them. If you use the whole package, you will be left with over a cup of extra crushed cookies once you’re done making the truffles.

Put the cookies in the bowl of your food processor and process until very finely crushed. Measure out 3 cups of the crumbs and put them in a mixing bowl. Set the remaining crumbs aside for later. Add the cream cheese and mush it all up with your hands until it is a soft dough and is uniform in texture.

Form the mixture into balls, rolling until smooth, and place on a plate. Set a long piece of wax paper on a work surface, such as your counter.

Melt the chocolate almond bark according to package directions and dip each truffle in the chocolate with a fork. Tap the excess chocolate off and use a second fork to push the coated truffle onto the waxed paper. Sprinkle cookie crumbs onto the chocolate while it is still wet.

Continue until all the truffles are coated, leaving half uncovered if you wish.

If you choose, you can melt the white almond bark and, using a fork or pastry bag, drizzle it over the truffles without crumbs on top.

Mine were OK at room temp for several days, but to be safe, I’d recommend storing them in the fridge if you aren’t going to serve them within 24 hours.

Original Oreo Truffle Recipe may be from Kraft.com. Post content by Veronica Miller. Visit and say hi to Veronica at her blog Recipe Rhapsody. Top shot by Laura Flowers.


30 comments:

Dee said...

This truffle does sound & look like a bite of heaven! My mother's favorite cookie is an Oreo & frankly by osmosis I am rather partial to them as well. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe! Yummy!

CinnamonAndSass said...

Oh my. These look so good I am afraid to make them :)

Mimi said...

I've had these and they are addictive. Now I have to try the rolo crack and bigger pants.
Mimi

ButterYum said...

A truffle everyone is sure to love!

:)
ButterYum

Pink Panda said...

My roommate made these for Christmas, except he used mostly white chocolate. It's some good stuff.

Chef E said...

Just do it! Just hook me up to the IV now...the addiction has already set in...mmmmmmmmm good, and good looking too...

Katy said...

We made these at Christmas time and they are so delicious :)

Blackberry Jam Cafe said...

I love this story - and the picture looks amazing! Very cool story of 2 friends and a truffle!

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Just sinful!! Friends certainly are a perk of food blogging :) They just don't realize the favor they are doing us, so that we don't eat everything we cook! LOL!

Vrinda said...

WOW looks so cute and delish..Who doesnt lov oreos...?lov the white drizzle on them...

Memória said...

I love Oreos (without the apostrophe hehe Hey, you asked for editing help!)!!! I've seen these Oreo Truffles and still haven't tried them. I don't know why; they look so good!! Nice photos, Veronica!!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Lol! Thanks Memoria!

Sue Sparks said...

I have seen these on a few blogs and they look better and better, but yes, they could be dangerous...just the right size for popping in your mouth!
Laura, what a fun package to receive in the mail!

Nostalgia said...

The truffles look divine. I don't need anymore sweets in my diet but this one ...!?!? hm.. they look great maybe I will indulge just once. Thanks for sharing!

Veronica M. said...

Well, since I still haven't lost the Rolo-crack weight, I figure we're even, so I'm not paying you a dime! LOL! I enjoyed this post and am honored to have it dedicated to me. I feel the same about you and thank you as well for being such an encouragement and great friend. You rock!

Carolyn Jung said...

I'm going to have to bookmark this for Christmas, as these would make irresistible gifts for my chocoholic friends. And believe me, there are many of them. ;)

alissa said...

I had never tried these before until my sister made them for Christmas this year - They are delish!!!

Montana Mary said...

I weep with joy over this blog post. What an inspired use of Oreos!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

These look absolutely divine! I hope I don't make them and eat them all before I can share...or not.

Sandie {Inn Cuisine} said...

The Oreo Truffles look dangerous---in a very delicious way :)

Laura, I totally agree with your comments about food bloggers becoming great friends. In the nearly 2 years I've been blogging, I've met & become friends with some of the most lovely people in the world. I think anyone who loves to cook, bake & care for others (and blog about it too) is genuinely kind and sharing. Blessings I never expected when I started Inn Cuisine.

Cristie said...

Well, these look absoultely wonderful- like how can you keep from eating the entire plate? Beautiful pictures.

Gulmohar said...

wow..that's absolutely wonderful.Thanks Veronica and thanks Laura..Got to try this sometimes soon :-)

Danielle said...

I love these things!!! But they certainly didn't come out looking THAT pretty! wow!

Diana's Cocina said...

I can't wait to try these. They look delish! Love your blog!!!

Betty said...

they look scrumptulescant :O)

Classic Anne said...

Laura, these look and tast wonderful. I first started making them about 2 years ago. Glad to see this recipe making the rounds!

boysnbiscuits said...

Yum... BEAUTIFUL photos!!

shaz said...

Ooooh...how on earth did I miss this post!?? I wish I hadn't read it though because it's going to bug me so much until I make them...and I can't afford new pants ;P

Joanna said...

I just learned of this recipe this year and it is an instant fave. We especially like using the mint oreos and then dip them in green tinted white almond bark. A tip for dipping: Freeze for about 20 minutes, then insert toothpicks into the bottom and dip, and then insert the toothpick into wax covered foam (we found some foam from a previous appliance box). The chocolate rolls off smoothly when they are cold and using the foam, you won't have any flat bottoms and just a tiny hole where the toothpick was inserted. Making more tomorrow along with the Rolo "crack" (appropriately named). Who cares about the waistline - it's the holidays!

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