If you haven’t heard about or tried oreo truffles yet you may live in a cave. Have no fear, it’s safe to come out and try them, just be aware you may become addicted. And if you make them for your family, friends, coworkers, be prepared for some very positive feedback. These babies are a crowd pleaser.
Oreo Truffles (original recipe from Kraft Foods)
1 pkg Oreo cookies (I used regular for one batch and mint oreos for the other)
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened (light or fat free works great!)
16 oz. chocolate (I used Baker’s Chocolate, semi-sweet for one batch and white for the other)
Crush oreo cookies (I did this in my mini food processor)
Mix cookie crumbs and the cream cheese until well blended (I did this with my KA mixer, but a wooden spoon or hand mixer is another option). Shape into 42 (1-inch) balls (mine were larger, I used my medium cookie scoop). Place on baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Put baking sheet in freezer for 10-15 minutes until truffles firm up.
Dip balls in melted chocolate; place back on paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with cookie crumbs or sprinkles before chocolate hardens.