Saturday, February 12, 2011
10:54 AM | Posted by Brandy K | | Edit Post
Oh heaven, truly bliss in a little bite! Cookies and Cream Truffles! You need to make these right now for your Valentine. We call them Oreo Balls at my house, but really...Cookies and Cream Truffles sounds a little more upscale. :) Make them, make them, they are so easy!
You can also make Cake Balls to go along with them. The name. I know, I'm working on it. Cake Truffles? No. Cake Bites? No, that's just wrong.
Here are the recipes. Enjoy!
Cookies & Cream Truffles
1 pkg regular Oreos
1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese, softened
Melting chocolate--You can use candy melts. I scored some huge packages of Ghirardelli melting/dipping chocolate at Sam's. That's what I always use. Use what you like, just something that melts smoothly and sets quickly, oh, and tastes good. Use whatever kind of chocolate makes you happy-white chocolate, semi-sweet, etc.
Directions: Put the Oreos in a food processor and pulse until they are very fine. Dump the Oreo crumbs into a large bowl, add the softened cream cheese and stir, stir, stir. At first, you'll think the cream cheese will never coat all the crumbs, just keep stirring and mashing the cream cheese. It will all come together! When that happens, roll the mixture into little 1" balls. Place them on parchment paper. Melt your chocolate and then dip the little balls. I usually use a fork and tap it against the side of the bowl several times to remove the excess chocolate. Place the dipped balls back on the parchment paper, drop sprinkles or nuts on the them, and then leave them alone for a few minutes so the chocolate can set up. You're done!!!
Cake BallsYou need to:
1. Bake a cake--I suggest using a mix here. Don't hate.
2. Cool the cake. Dump it in a mixing bowl and add some frosting. From a can. Don't hate. It's not nice. Some folks use the whole can of frosting. That's a little much for me, I maybe use a little over 1/2, maybe 2/3. You just need enough to bind it all together.
3. Mix the cake and the frosting together. Roll the mixture into little 1" balls and dip them just like you would for the Cookies and Cream Truffles. Sprinkle them with something to make 'em pretty. Done!
Here is a link to Bakerella. She has a fantastic post on Cake Balls. Use whatever cake & frosting makes you happy.
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