Friday, September 28, 2007

Oreo Truffles

I got this recipe from my friend Jessica.

1 package Oreo cookies (mint would be a fun one to try)
8 oz package cream cheese, softenend
1 + package of chocolate chips (milk or dark chocolate)

Crush the whole Oreos finely in a food processor. Mix in cream cheese a little at a time. Start off with half and then keep adding until consistency is cohesive and even. I've made the mistake before of adding too much cream cheese and it totally ruins the truffles, so beware. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on wax or parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Cool in fridge for 1 hour. Microwave chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl according to package instructions (I do 30 second intervals on 50% power until easy to work with). Dip balls in chocolate, using a fork to remove helps get rid of excess chocolate. Since it's more difficult to dip as the balls get warmer, I pull groups of 4-5 from the fridge at a time. Place back on wax paper and refrigerate 1 hour.

If you're feeling extra "Martha" you can melt white chocolate and use a fork to drizzle over freshly dipped truffles.

A great party pleaser (and impresser!)