David: whatchya makin?
Me: Oreo balls.
David: are they going on the blog?
David: you’re not going to call them that are you???
???? Oreo truffles? Oreo bites? Oreo pops? We call them oreo balls. BALLS, people. But apparently using the term “balls” to refer to the very best oreo cookie deliciousness is frowned upon in this establishment. <insert exasperated sigh here> Oreo truffles it is.
I’ve always been convinced that oreos are just another socially acceptable and legal form of crack. If I have not had an oreo in months, then I do not crave one. You can even stick a package on the counter and I can toss out a very zen “meh” as I reach for a handful of healthy coconut granola. But give me two oreos and a glass of milk and suddenly I relapse–GIVE ME ALL THE OREOS… The more I eat, the more I crave. This exponential relationship is dangerous for my waistline and my marriage. (“why no, david, i did not eat the last oreo truffle that was supposed to be yours… ahem… scuze me while i go brush my teeth real quick and for-the-love-of-saint-pete don’t kiss me yet.”)
My only hope for salvation is giving these oreo cookie truffles a double-dunked white chocolate shell. Never liked white chocolate. (GASP. Yes – there is actually chocolate out there that I will refuse.) By dipping the oreo truffles into white chocolate, I can at least guarantee that should I turn into an oreo-munching-lunatic, I will forcibly go through detox when the milk chocolate runs out.
I double-down on this guarantee by taking most of my baking creations in to my co-workers. I think they nearly forbid me from coming around with any more sweets after I brought this unforgiveably rich chocolate cake AND these sluttier-than-slutty brownies last week. O.o #byebyeresolutions
On that note, I’m off for a run…
1 hrCook Time
1 hrTotal Time
- 14.3 oz package of Oreos
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 12 oz dipping chocolate or candy coating (milk chocolate or vanilla)
- Optional: additional 2 oz dipping chocolate for drizzling or sprinkles
- Pulse oreos in a food processor until they are fine crumbs. Add crumbs to large mixing bowl.
- Slice up cream cheese and drop slices into the mixing bowl. Use the back of a large spoon to smush the cream cheese into the crumbs, stirring and smushing until it has become a thick paste. (This is your forearm workout for the day!)
- Pinch off walnut-sized clumps of the filling and roll into balls. Place on a plate that will fit in your freezer. Roll all of dough and place balls in the freezer for 30-45 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place dipping chocolate in a small deep bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 1 minute, then stir. Continue microwaving at 50% power for 30 second intervals, stirring after each until chocolate is smooth.
- Remove oreo truffles from freezer and drop one-by-one into the dipping chocolate.
- Use a fork to scoop out the truffle, tapping the bottom of the fork on the edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Tip the truffle onto the parchment paper. (Use a toothpick to give it a little push at the base of the truffle if it won't tip.) Allow chocolate to set.
- If desired, melt additional dipping chocolate using the same microwave method. Stir with a fork and drizzle over the truffles. Allow chocolate to set and store truffles in refrigerator.