College Candy’s Oreo Truffles
Updated: Sep 6, 2018
I’m not a good cook. I swear it’s genetic.
Sometimes I’ll come across a recipe, get excited about it and the end result will be pretty damn good. After seeing Julie & Julia, I made a really tasty coq au vin, but the nearly two hours of prep made that a one-off for me.
Other times, well, let’s just say that it’s better for all involved that my husband handles most of the cooking around our house.
And yet, when it comes to baking or making anything sweet, I am all over that. Basically, as long as I can lick the spoon, and that spoon will be tasting like chocolate or some other rich deliciousness, then I’m game.
So when I came across College Candy’s super simple recipe for Oreo Truffles, I decided to give them a go for Valentine’s Day and ended up getting rave reviews, as in my husband actually said, “This is literally the best thing you have ever made.” That makes a girl feel pretty good.
Seriously, this recipe could not be any simpler. You don’t need an oven or a stove. All you need is a microwave and a fridge, which makes them perfect for College Candy‘s audience or anyone without a full kitchen.
All the ingredients you need are:
One package of Oreo cookies
A bag and a half of semi-sweet chocolate chips (approximately 16 oz. total)
8 oz. of cream cheese
Some wax paper
A blender or food processor
Now, I would suggest skipping my optional first step of trying to get the blender down out of a really high cabinet, accidentally dropping it on the ground with such a force that it shatters into a million tiny little pieces and then spending the next 30 minutes obsessively sweeping and vacuuming said little pieces so the cat and I wouldn’t end the night with bloody feet.
So instead of that, kick things off by using a food processor (or blender, if you still have one, or even your hands if you’ve got some time to kill) to chop the entire package of Oreos into small pieces.
In a bowl, use a spoon or your hands (I found my hands worked better) to mix together three cups of the Oreo bits and all of the cream cheese. Set the remainder of the Oreo bits aside to use later.
Then, on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper, roll out approximately 42 one-inch balls of the Oreo-cream cheese mixture.
Set the cookie sheet in the fridge for at least an hour to allow the balls to harden. During this time, you can relax on the couch while watching whatever girlie movie you like. (I was watching the 1999 version of Mansfield Park and trying to decide if I prefer Jonny Lee Miller as Edmund or 10 years later as Knightley in the recent Masterpiece Theater remake of Emma. The answer for this Jane Austen addict is both.)
After the hour has passed, take the Oreo-cream cheese balls (which should be firm now) out of the fridge and set out more wax paper.
Next, empty a bag and a half of the chocolate chips (according to the recipe, this should be approximately 16 oz., but I didn’t measure) into a microwave-safe container. Microwave the chocolate chips on high for two minutes, stopping every 30 seconds to stir. Try to resist licking the spoon when they start melting.
Now comes the fun part. Dip each Oreo-cream cheese ball into the melted chocolate and set on the wax paper.
After you’ve done them all, sprinkle the rest of the Oreo bits from the beginning over the tops of the truffles. Then put them in the fridge for another hour to harden. Resume your film and finally allow yourself to lick the spoon and all the remaining melted chocolate in the bowl.
When the hour is up, eat up and enjoy!