My husband has this life-long addiction to Oreo cookies.
And because my goal in life is to make him happy, I try to make sure he gets his Oreo fix as often as possible.
He’s happy enough to eat straight-out-of-the-package Oreos on their own — with milk, without milk, it matters not — but this recipe takes them to a whole NEW level of incredible so I make these for him every chance I get. And he begs me to marry him all over again.
The beauty of this recipe is that it only requires three ingredients. One package of Oreo cookies. One package of cream cheese. One package of chocolate candy coating (or almond bark, it’s sometimes called).
Begin by pulverizing the Oreos in a food processor.
You’ll want your Oreos processed into crumbs like you see in the blurry picture below. And you’ll also want to learn how to take better pictures than I do.
What I NORMALLY do is dump the Oreo crumbs into my Kitchenaid Mixer bowl, then add the block of cream cheese and mix, but I was trying to go totally against my nature and for once in my life NOT dirty everything in the kitchen, so I added the cream cheese to the food processor and was quite proud of myself for being so efficient and all until I realized that it wasn’t going to mix so well and I almost cursed three times.
Next time I’ll just dirty the Kitchenaid Mixer, because one day I’ll realize that efficient is one thing I am NOT. And I don’t like to curse.
But however YOU choose to do it, just mix the cream cheese and Oreo crumbs well.
This is the goop that results. It looks like mud, but trust me… it’s delicious. And it would look like mud even if this picture weren’t all terrible and blurry because your kitchen is dark and you didn’t use a tripod.
Scoop the mixture out into little balls. I like to use my small Pampered Chef scoop on account of I don’t like to get my hands dirty, but feel free to get your own hands in there and get down and dirty with it if that’s what you’re into… but either way, form this stuff into 1″ balls.
Line them up on wax paper.
When you’ve made all the balls you can make with the dough that your husband didn’t eat, put them in the fridge to chill for an hour or so.
Meanwhile, melt your candy coating in the microwave at 30-second intervals. It only takes about one minute in my microwave.
Stir to get it all even. And if you could please do your work on a kitchen counter that’s littered with cheese cracker crumbs left behind by your children, that would make me feel better about myself.
Then dunk the Oreo balls into the chocolate three or four at a time, working quickly so you can get them all coated before the chocolate hardens.
I like to use two forks to stir the balls around and get them coated really well, then tap the fork on the side of your bowl to remove the excess chocolate.
Return the chocolate-coated balls to the wax paper…
Until every last one of them is coated.
You can return them to the fridge if you want, but I think the chocolate hardens just fine on the kitchen counter.
I think they look extra pretty if, after you get all the balls coated, you dip your fork into the remaining chocolate and splatter-paint some chocolate stripes over the tops. But maybe that’s just me.
Then send the whole batch to your husband’s office
so his coworkers can get fat so his coworkers can enjoy them, because for Heaven’s sake, you can’t leave these lying around the house or you’ll eat too many and never get to pack up those gosh-awful maternity jeans.
I’m just guessing.
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Oreo Truffle Recipe
One package Oreo cookies
One 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
One package chocolate-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
Process entire package of Oreos in the food processor.
Mix Oreo crumbs with cream cheese until well blended, and form into 1″ balls.
Chill in refrigerator for an hour.
Melt candy coating according to package directions.
Dip Oreo balls into chocolate 3-4 at at time, coating well. Place on waxed paper until chocolate hardens.
Send to your husband’s office.