Monday, 20 February 2012

Oreo truffles

This is another belated post from Christmas! I wanted to make some edible gifts and came across a recipe for Oreo truffles. They looked pretty easy to make, and considering how well the Oreo cupcakes went down, I had to give them a go!
I don't have a recipe with exact quantities but you can kind of make it up as you go along. First blitz some Oreos in a food processor (you could also crush them by hand, but it won't be as good).

Then take some cream cheese (Philadelphia or similar) and mix with the biscuit crumbs until you have a sticky dough, firm enough to be moulded into balls like this.
 The next stage is to coat them in chocolate- and that's the reason I'm publishing this post now, as I have since learnt the proper way to do it - which is not the way I did it this time!
I melted some chocolate, and dipped in the truffles to coat them. I put them on a plate and in the fridge to set.

 I then packaged them up into a pretty box and gave them as a gift.

So with the benefit of hindsight, and having now done a chocolate workshop (more on that later), I would say I made three mistakes:
1) I didn't temper the chocolate correctly, so it was a bit lumpy when it melted - and the truffles don't have a smooth glossy finish
2) Dipping the truffles in the chocolate means there is excess chocolate which will drip off, and set to form a 'skirt' around the bottom. What the experts do is simple but would never have occured to me: put on some disposable plastic gloves, and dip your hands in the melted chocolate and rub your hands together. Pick up a truffle and roll it around in your hands until it is evenly coated. Leave to dry then repeat up to three times for a thicker chocolate coating.
3) Don't put truffles coated in melted chocolate on a plate to set! The minute I took them out of the fridge I kicked myself for not having used greaseproof paper (doh!). I could have then peeled the truffles off, rather than having to hack at them with a knife to get them off the plate!
Even so, they turned out pretty nice - and tasted wonderful!


  1. Mmmm, I can only imagine how delicious those are! Thank you for sharing, Caroline! Have a wonderful day!

  2. Love oreo truffles and thanks for the tips! Mine usually end up with a skirt around the bottom which I snap off. I remember making green ones for St Patrick's Day one year and everyone kept asking if they were brussel sprouts!!


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