Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Oreo Truffles

There are a few things I really love in life.  I love running, sunshine, the ocean, and sweets.  I always crave something sweet and when that craving comes I want something rich, tasty, and fast (while putting forth the least possible amount of work).

Therefore, I’d like to introduce you to:


This is for those who don’t have time to dip each Oreo ball into melted chocolate.  Or for those who dip a ball in chocolate and then put a ball in their mouth (please tell me I’m not alone here).

So here is a little shortcut - a quick and easy way to make a dessert that gives you the same taste as Oreo Truffles.

First, you will need these ingredients:
- 1 package of Oreos.  With all the new Oreo flavors you can really get creative here.  I wanted to get peppermint Oreos, but couldn’t find them.  I went with an off brand instead and saved some money.


- Some type of candy chocolate.  Again, so many colors, so many possibilities.  I went with white.  No rhyme or reason behind my choice,  I just like white.

-  Cream cheese (I used about 7 oz)
-  Peppermint extract
-  Optional: sprinkles (or other toppings like nuts, peanut butter drizzle, more crushed cookies, cookie dough.  Endless possibilities.)
-  You will also need a food processor, blender, or a plastic baggie and a rolling pin.

What to do:

1.  Crush Oreo cookies into a fine dust.


(I'm not going to lie, a plastic baggie and a rolling pin is HARD work.  I ended up breaking out the Ninja to crush the cookies into a fine dust.)

2.  Mix in 6 - 8 oz of cream cheese.


3.  Melt chocolate. While the chocolate is melting line a pan with wax paper.  Pour half of the chocolate into the pan and let set in the freezer for a few minutes.


4.  Spread the Oreo mix into the pan.


5.  Pour the other half of the chocolate on top and add any desired toppings.  Throw it back into the freezer until frozen.


6.  Take pan out of the freezer and chop it up!


7.  Take a piece, put it in your mouth.  Repeat.


Now my goal is to see how long I can make these last.  There’s a good chance that there wont be any left in the morning.



Do you eat what you bake as you make it? 

-  I most certainly do.  If I’m making cookies for every one I put on the cookie sheet I can almost guarantee I put two in my mouth.  If I’m making brownies I purposely save a lot of batter so I can lick the bowl clean.

15 comments:

  1. Wow! These looks soooo good! Thanks for sharing! Also wanted to let you know about a new linky party starting this Saturday at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can’t wait to party with you at http://www.houseofhipsters.com

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    1. Thanks, they were good! I'll check it out :)

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  2. Oh yum!!! You had me at Oreos!!!!!! :-)

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    1. Right!? Anything with Oreos is delicious.

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  3. WOW oreos truffles you caught my attention. They sound so delicious and I love an recipe that starts with "lazy" That's amazing. I will have to try these. I absolutely love oreos! :) Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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    1. Yes! I think I 'lazy-fy' almost any recipe that I make. I

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  4. This is genious. I love Oreo truffles, but they are so much work. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks! I agree. This takes half the time, but with the same great taste (:

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  5. You are a genius! I love oreo truffles..any truffles for that matter, but what I DON'T like is making and dipping all those balls...YUCK! Thank you for the great idea. We would love for you to share with us at Party in Your PJs...I am sure our party guest will love this as well!
    http://www.thecookiepuzzle.com/2014/11/party-in-your-pjs-29.html

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    1. Thank you! I will check it out. I agree, the making and dipping of the balls is so time consuming!

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  6. Oh my gosh! I want to eat these right off my computer screen! Can't wait to try!
    Stephanie
    http://positivelystephanie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! They really are (were) tasty!

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  7. And now I'm craving Oreos! These look fantastic!

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  8. Oreo and truffle together in the same sentence? Need you say more??? Lol. They look delicious.

    Love your work and would love you to link up to our Marvelous Monday link party over at Smart Party Planning.

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  9. Ahhh, these look amazing! I love oreo truffles, but always thought they were way too much of a hassle to make. This solves all of that! <3

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