Sometimes, you can’t make everything from scratch and that is perfectly okay. This recipe is so easy and tastes amazing. It’s perfect when you need an easy dessert, especially for a crowd. It is also a great summer recipe because it can be served cold. This recipe only requires 3 ingredients: Oreos, cream cheese, and chocolate chips.
TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes (plus chilling)
SERVINGS: About 35 truffles (depending on the size)
14 oz. pack of Original Oreos
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup/8 oz. chocolate chips
Keep two Oreos aside.
Split the other Oreos in half and put them in a food processor and pulse until it forms fine pieces or a powdery texture. If you don't have a food processor, seal the Oreos in a plastic bag and pound it until the Oreos are crumbs.
Put the Oreo crumbs in a bowl and add all the cream cheese in. Mix together until it forms a homogenous mixture. I find that it is easiest to go in and mix with clean hands. Once everything is mixed together, it should form a dough.
Form the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a baking mat. If you don't have a baking mat, parchment or greased foil work too. Chill the dough balls in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Once you remove the dough from the freezer, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave or over a double boiler. I prefer using dark or semi-sweet chocolate for this recipe. (If you're melting the chocolate chips in the microwave, make sure you do it at 10 second intervals and stir every 10 seconds or you will burn the chocolate.)
Dip the dough balls into the chocolate and cover. Dipping the balls in chocolate can be a messy process, so for an easier and neater process you can dip just the bottom and then drizzle chocolate on top.
Crush the two Oreos you set aside before and sprinkle the crumbs on top of the wet chocolate. You can even top with nuts or chopped chocolate. Chill for at least 1 hour after covering with chocolate. If storing in the freezer, remove 15 minutes before eating. If storing in the refrigerator just remove and serve.
This recipe is very simple, but you can always take it up a notch by dipping the dough in chocolate ganache and topping with nuts or whatever else you would like.
If you are not a fan of chocolate, you can make this with Golden Oreos and white chocolate. You could even use Mint Oreos if you're a fan of mint and top it with candy canes during the holiday season.