Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Oreo Truffle Surprise

Lately at work, everyone has been on edge due to fast approaching deadlines and a company-wide meeting on Friday — all of our out-of-towners are coming in for the holiday party this weekend, so our assignments are all due before they arrive.

Last Friday we all un-wound with several batches of break-and-bake chocolate chip cookies that had been sitting in the freezer in case of emergencies. Several of us also indulged in a most-epic Nerf gun war.

This week, the marketing team planned a “Blitz” day that involved all of us locking ourselves in one of the conference rooms and cranking out work through dinner. The mere thought of it made me yearn for my baking things. Unfortunately, my supply is quite limited these days. 

Lucky me, (and lucky co-workers) there has been an incredibly simple, show-stopping, NO-bake recipe floating around the food blogging world: Oreo Truffles. Requiring only 3-4 ingredients (5 if you want them to look fancy), Oreo Truffles take about 25 minutes to make, not including freeze time.

To add to the fun, I brought the Oreo Truffles into work cleverly hidden in the original Oreo packaging and dropped the package into the conference room without a word. This way, my unsuspecting co-workers discovered the surprise when they thought they were reaching for an Oreo. “You didn’t make these…” was the initial common statement, shortly followed by “Oh my gosh, these are incredible!”

Oreo Truffles: Would have been milk’s favorite cookie had it only known…

Oreo Truffles (Recipe all over the web, but always more or less the same)
  • Makes 2-3 dozen
  • 1 16-ounce package of Oreos
  • 1 8-ounce package of Cream Cheese
  • 1 12-ounce bag of Chocolate Chips
  • Oil to thin the chocolate

  • In a food processor or Ziplock bag, smash up all of the Oreos into a powder
  • Mix in cream cheese until tacky dough is formed and make small teaspoon-sized balls
  • Freeze the balls for at least20 minutes
  • Melt chocolate and a small amount of oil (a few teaspoons or so) in 30-second intervals until totally melted and smooth
  • Roll balls through chocolate and remove with a fork, letting extra chocolate drip off edges
  • Optional: Sprinkle each Oreo Truffle with some Oreo crumbs or peppermint pieces before chocolate cools
  • Refrigerate until chocolate hardens

My Oreo Truffles weren't the prettiest of the bunch online, but they still packed a big punch. I've got to give credit to everyone who makes beautiful cake pops, truffles, or cake balls. I tried once before for St. Patty's Day last year and encountered some troubles. My roommate helped me out and we ended up with many goopy, droopy, less-than-perfect (but still MAGICALLY delicious) green velvet cake-pops. 

Next time I try them, I'm aiming for nothing short of stunning!

Here's my buddy, G-baby with one of the first finished cake-pops

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