Monday, February 7, 2011

(Football) Oreo Truffles

I have made oreo truffles before and they are delicious. They are very rich and SO easy. Really, the food processor does all the work. I'm not a big fan of Oreos but I love oreo truffles.

One of the really amazing food bloggers out there (she specializes in baked items - I don't bake) transformed her oreo truffles into mini footballs and they were so cute, I had to try.

This is really where my creativity ends. Dipping them into chocolate seamlessly is something I fail miserably at. I'm also not great painting on the stripes but overall, they turned out okay and more importantly, were delicious as always. Our Super Bowl guests also thought they were delicious.

The picture above is the best one I had. See below for a picture of the whole platter to see how most of them looked.

With a bit more practice, or a more creative ability, these could be as cute as the ones on Bakerella's Site.

Oreo Truffles
1 package oreo cookies (divided… use cookie including the cream center)
1 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)
Chocolate bark
White chocolate bark

Finely crush the cookies in a food processor (set aside 6-8 of them so the consistency will be right - just snack on them whiel you cook). Add the softened cream cheese to the processor and pulse until the consistency is well blended.

You can do this step without a processor, just crush the oreos in a plastic bag and them mash them together with the cream cheese in a mixing bowl.

Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Roll the mixture into 1″ balls and then shape them into little footballs. Place on the baking sheet. When finished with all of them, put the baking sheet into the freezer while you prepare the chocolate.

Melt the chocolate bark as directed on the package and then dip the footballs into the chocolate, tap off extra and set aside on wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry.

Once they are dry (takes just a few minutes), melt the while chocolate bark and pour it into a squeeze bottle. Carefully pipe the football design on each truffle.

Makes about 36 truffles.

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