Friday, April 20, 2012

Oreo Truffle Tutorial

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If you have made Oreo Truffles I am sure you are saying to yourself "Jen, why are you posting this? It's only the EASIEST thing ever to make!" I know, I know, but - every.single.time. I make these truffles for a party or get together I have several requests on how to make them. When I tell them there are only 3 ingredients I hear "but I can't dip them!"
So...Here is a step by step tutorial on how to make Oreo Truffles. You'll wow your friends, co-workers, in-laws...whatever it takes!
This does not take long, I think I can make them in less time it takes to clean the dishes you used, but it does have several steps.

Here are your ingredients, yes, this is it!
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Crush the entire package of Oreo's in a food processor (if you don't have a processor I have heard a blender works as well) You want the Oreo's to be very finely crushed like this:

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Next you can let your cream cheese soften a little if you want but I always forget and have never had a problem. Mix the crushed Oreo's and cream cheese together. Start slowly and add cream cheese in chunks or you might have Oreo's jumping out of your bowl!
After they are mixed well and look like this you are ready to dip!
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I use a small cookie scoop but you can make them as big or as small as you want.
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Remember that they need to fit in your candy cups and the chocolate coating does add to their size. Place each ball on parchment paper.
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Each recipe makes approx 35 truffles. (Again, depending on the size you make) After you scoop and make the balls put them in the freezer for at least 1 hour but after they are frozen you can bag them up and keep them in the freezer for months before you dip them!

When you are ready to dip, melt your chocolate in a glass bowl - I just melt mine in the microwave and have never had a problem with the chocolate getting hard but some prefer to use a double boiler. Now to dip - my special trick is to throw the ball into the chocolate and using a fork
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turn the ball over so that it is covered in chocolate and lift the fork and ball up out of the bowl and gently tap your wrist on the side of the bowl, which will tap the fork and in turn the excess chocolate will fall back in the bowl.
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Slide the fork as best you can onto the parchment paper and don't worry. I know it will look ugly and messy and you'll think you didn't do it right. Not true. Look at mine.
So the big trick here to make it look all pretty is the drizzle and the candy cups. Both a must! Put some chocolate chips (or vanilla chips if you are doing milk chocolate truffles - really you can be as creative with color as you want. You can even add sprinkles.) 
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Melt the bag in the microwave until just melted. Maybe about a minute or so. Stop after 30 seconds to mush the bag around so they don't burn.

When you are ready to drizzle I suggest you drizzle more then one at a time. Drizzling on just one can cause clumping of the chocolate. I usually do 2 at a time and move to the next two. Very easy!
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After the drizzled chocolate hardens (you can put in the fridge for a while if you want to speed up the process) then place in a candy cup.
Now look how pretty these look. Hard to believe they are the same as those blobs from earlier right?
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Voila! You are done!
I have had numerous people think these were purchased and not home made and they are always shocked when I tell them I made them.
Enjoy making Oreo Truffles. Let me know how yours turn out!!!



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3 comments:

  1. I'll wash your dishes if you make me some of these...just sayin'

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    1. If you make that "Clean my house" you got a deal! ;)

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  2. Yummy and looks so cute too!

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