recipe: Kassie Salas
Now that family and friend get togethers are going to be popping up more frequently, especially with Christmas and Thanksgiving around the corner, you’re going to want to bring your own dessert platter with you. Usually making boxed cupcakes, or bringing frozen pies is your go-to, quick and easy find, but what if you could make your own dessert to impress your friends and family?
Here’s where these Oreo Truffles come into play. It only takes 20 minutes to prepare, and they’re ridiculously easy (and super delicious) to make. Because this is The Grey Estates, aka the cutest purple blog on this planet, I attempted to make purple Oreo truffles to commemorate this beautiful blog, and the beautiful individuals who bust their butts to show the world new music, and to deliver smiles to us all. They turned out grey, but hey it IS the “Grey Estates”! Enjoy these Oreo Truffles, and because I am a huge Say Anything fan, enjoy this banger of a Say Anything playlist (aka my personal favorite songs).
- 1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
- 2 packages of chocolate, melted (could be white, or regular depending on which you like)
- 1 package of Oreos (preferably 36, if you want to make less I would only use 16)
- Food coloring
- Pink sprinkles
- Parchment paper (to place the truffles on when you’re molding them into balls, or when you’re dipping them in chocolate)
Go ahead and put the Oreos inside of a food processor (a blender will work) to crush the cookies into crumbs. If you don’t have a blender, put the Oreos inside of a Ziploc bag and carefully crush the cookies. Save a small portion of it to the side, so you can use the crumbs as sprinkles, but this is completely optional.
Mix the package of cream cheese with the cookie crumbles, and begin to shape the mixture into little balls. (it’s supposed to make 48, but if you make less that’s still totally okay!!!) Put the balls into the freezer for 10-15 minutes so they can harden a tad bit.
Here comes the small hard part: melting the chocolate. There are numerous ways you can do it, but my preferred is to put a bunch of chocolate into a microwave safe bowl/Tupperware and sticking them into the microwave. First put them in for 30 seconds, take it out and stir the chocolate. It should be smooth and thick, if there’s still some chunks pop it in again for another 15 seconds and stir again. (Be careful cause the bowl/Tupperware might be hot!!!)
If you bought white chocolate, and want to make it purple get just use drop in blue and red while the chocolate is melted until you get purple, or the grey color I managed to make.
Once the chocolate is melted, take the truffles out of the freezer and begin to dip the truffles in the chocolate until it’s fully covered. I use two spoons to do this, one to hold the truffle and another to spread the chocolate around it. It doesn’t have to be fancy.
Pop the truffles in the fridge or freezer for a good 30 minutes to an hour and they’ll be ready to serve!