Thursday, December 18, 2008

Oreo Truffles

Treat yourself or someone you love with these yummy Oreo Truffles. They are super easy to make and will be a great treat under the christmas tree. You can find the recipe here, or scroll down if you prefer it in gram. I made them for the first time today, to test them out before giving some away for christmas. I already ate two, which you can see in the picture above. Now I will try to keep my fingers of them until mon monsieur comes home..

In Europe (well, in France & Sweden anyway) you can't find as big packages of Oreo's as in the U.S. So I had to change the recipe. And I also skipped to sprinkle some cookie crumbs on top of the truffles. I didn't find Philadelphia cheese in the store I went to either, but my truffles turned out delicious anyway.

Here is the recipe for about 20-25 truffles..

1 package of Oreo cookies (175 gram)
About 140 gram Philadelphia cream cheese (I took Fromage Blanc instead)
200g of milk chocolate OR white chocolate (whatever you prefer)

Mix the cookies in a food processor until finely cruched. Soften the cream cheese for about 10 seconds in the microwave (or leave it out from the fridge for half an hour before you start making the truffles).

Add the cream cheese with the cookie crumbles. Stir with the back of a big spoon until well blended. Roll to tiny balls (two bites big). Put them in the freezer for an hour (and not just for some minutes as the orginal recipe says. This will stop them from falling apart in the chocolate like mine did).

Then melt the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water. Dip the balls in the bowl of chocolate with the help of two forks. Let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl before moving the ball on to a plate with baking sheet. Tips! Dip them two times (let them dry some minutes in between) for more evenly chocolate coat.

You can also sprinkle the truffles with some leftover cookie crumbs if you have saved a cookie or two. Or sprinkle them with colored sugar or sprinkles in general.

Put your truffles in the refrigerator for an hour before enjoying them.

A last tips that I didn't do, but for sure will do for the christmas gifts! Before freezing the balls for an hour (and before the chocolate dipping) put a tooth pick in the top of them. Will make it easier to dip them after, and to make the chocolate coat more even. And then just sprinkle something over the them to hide the tooth pick hole.

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