Sunday, June 28, 2009

Oreo Truffles

Oreo Balls, Oreo Truffles, ....In all the couple years that my family has been making these delicious treats, people tend to give them different names. These are easy to make, and always a huge hit! This recipe was originally introduced to me by an older lady that my family met through goat buying and trading. Her name...Bernice Knudson. She is a wonderful older woman who definitely deserves her own post. I may have to share her with you sometime.

Oreo Truffles

-1 Package Regular Oreos
-1 Package of Cream Cheese-(Room temperature)
-Almond bark, or Log House Candy chocolate coating.....whatever you can find

-Use your food processor to food process/crush Oreos to consistency of course sand. -Process the whole package until it is all crumbs.
-Dump the crumbs in the bowl of your electric mixer.
-Put the package of room temperature cream cheese in with crushed Oreos.
-Mix on low speed until well blended.
-Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.
-Using your hands, roll the Oreo mixture into balls like you would cookie dough. Size is up to you. I recommend the size of a cherry or a tad smaller.
-Place the balls on waxed paper, and repeat until all of the Oreo mixture is "balled".
-Place cookie sheet of balls in fridge for a few hours, or the freezer for 1 hr.
-When balls have been chilled long enough to harden up, melt the chocolate/bark
  according to directions.
-Toss cold balls one at a time in to melted chocolate to coat. Use a fork and knife to lift
 out, and let excess coating fall off. I usually dig the ball out of the chocolate with a fork.
 As it sits on the fork, I tap the bottom of the fork with a butter knife to "help" the excess
 chocolate fall off.
-Transfer ball to cookie sheet with waxed paper. I use the butter knife to gently scoot it
 off the fork.
-Repeat till all balls are coated with chocolate and set on waxed paper.
-Let harden.
-Store balls in fridge or freezer in airtight container.

*You can choose white chocolate coating if you wish.
*For a special touch, drizzle with colored chocolate over the tops, or sprinkle with crushed nuts or colored sugar.

Birthday Cake Balls

1- 9x13 cake of your choice. I used Red Velvet Cake. Baked and COOLED COMPLETELY
1- regular sized tub of cream cheese frosting
1- package chocolate bark/log house candy coating

-Generally same directions as the Oreo Balls.
-Piece by piece, food process the cake till it is all crumbled.
-Mix in container of frosting
-Use hands to blend and mix till well blended.
-Roll in balls
-Dip in the chocolate

These too are great little treats.....I think our good ole Oreo balls we have always made may still be the best. But these are very close.

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