Is there anybody who doesn’t like Oreo?
In my house, we hardly have moments that these America’s most favorite sandwich cookies would run out of stock. And I often make one of the easy, simple, yet tasty truffles with them for Valentine’s day. It is the Oreo Truffles, but my kids call them Oreo Bombs. I have found this easy recipe from the Kraft website a few years ago and it became a huge hit with my kids and their friends at school.
All you need is 36 Oreo cookies and a packet of cream cheese, then coat with melted chocolate. I also like to coat them with powder sugar, cocoa powder, and granulated almond for variation.
If you like Oreo, and the flavor of cream cheese, you will love these little bombs. They are so adorable to look at, too, right? So why not make some for your special someone for this Valentine’s day? Who knows? Your special someone might want to marry you after tasting one.
Put them in a mixer and add the cream cheese. Mix well until you don’t see any white spots at all.
You can roll the balls in powder sugar, cocoa powder, and granulated almond. For the almond, I toasted the whole almonds in 375 degree F oven for 6 minutes first, then processed then . But I think they become like fine crumb. I would try to keep them in small bites so that you can enjoy the crunch texture.
For the chocolate coating, melt chocolate chips (either semi-sweet or dark) and 1 tablespoon of shortening in a double boiler. Shortening will make the coating smooth without altering the flavor of chocolate.
When chocolate is well melted, place a ball on a folk and pour the melted chocolate over using a spoon. I found this works the best, instead of dunking the balls directly into warm glaze. The excess chocolate will drizzle down through the folk.
Place the balls on the silicon mat or waxed paper. Sprinkle with whatever you desire or leave plain. Drizzling with melted white chocolate can be pretty, too. You will want to freeze them for 15-10 minute to set.
These little bombs are so good that it is easy to gobble up a few in one sitting. They don’t taste like the traditional truffles but has the taste that both young and old would enjoy. My kids absolutely adore.
Receiving gifts from someone is special, but giving gifts to someone makes you happy. Enjoy your Valentine and eat lots of chocolate!
- 36 Oreo cookies
- 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 package (10 oz) chocolate chips, dark or semi-sweet
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- decorative sprinkles
- a handful whole almond, tasted and finely minced
- powder sugar
- cocoa powder
- Crush the Oreo cookies in a plastic bag or process in a food processor until they become fine crumbs without big chunks.
- Transfer the cookie crumbs in a mixer with a paddle attachment, add the cream cheese. Beat until they are thoroughly mixed.
- Roll them in a bite size balls. It should make about 40-42 balls. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
- In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening until they become smooth glaze. Place a ball on a folk and pour the chocolate glaze using a spoon. The excess glaze will drizzle down through the folk. Transfer the chocolate balls onto a pan lined with silicon mat or waxed paper. Sprinkle with decorative sugar or whatever you desire. (melted white chocolate would look pretty)
- Freeze them for 15-20 minutes for the glaze to set. Store them in a refrigerator.
- For variation, roll the cookie balls in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and finely minced almonds.