My 17 year old sister Victoria is visiting right now, and we’ve been cooking up a storm! Yesterday’s project was Oreo truffles. I’ve seen these around for years but had never made them; I knew her visit would be the perfect time to.  She’d never made anything of the sort and had fun with it.

I realized I hadn’t bought Oreos since my dad had a craving when family visited this time last year!

I do like the taste of Oreos, but there’s something I don’t like about actually eating them. The truffles remedied that, though!

I turned to the trusty Bakerella for the recipe

1 package Oreo cookies
1 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)
Chocolate of your choice (I used both white and milk chocolate)

Finely crush 7 cookies in a food processor or place them in a ziploc bag and crush into a fine consistency. Reserve for later (optional).

Crush remaining cookies and stir in softened cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together. Roll the mixture into 1″ balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. Place cookies in the freezer or refrigerator for a few minutes to ensure easier dipping.

Melt chocolate–I usually melt them in the microwave, being very careful to stir every 15-30 seconds. Dip balls into chocolate, tap off extra and set aside on wax paper-covered cookie sheet to dry. You can sprinkle the tops with the 7 crushed cookies for decoration. Once dry, refrigerate and enjoy!  Makes about 36 truffles.

Be wary–the flavor is strong. I can’t eat too many myself, but I have a feeling these will be a hit at any party! I’d love to try these in the mint Oreos as well.

I have a lot of posts in the works here, so please bear with me as I overload you in the next week or so!  Until then–I hope you all have a great farewell to 2009.

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