Friday, January 29, 2010
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!
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.