Oh Christmastime. It is most certainly my favorite time of the year.
Christmas music. Cinnamon spice candles. Candy canes. Cookies. Cheer.
Candy coated Oreo truffles. Yes please.
The first time I was gifted an Oreo truffle was last year when we received one of my favorite cookie trays from my parent’s neighbors. After taking one bite, we immediately added them to our Christmas ‘baking’ repertoire.
It’s as if you’re eating a fancy chocolate truffle. So smooth and creamy but it tastes like an Oreo. Hallelujah.
…And there are only 3 ingredients. Oreos, cream cheese and candy coating. It’s that simple.
I. LOVE. Holiday. Oreos. For three main reasons 1) Double stuffed 2) Festive red filling 3) Wintry designs.
Not only are there only 3 ingredients, there are really only 3 simple steps. Starting with grinding the Oreos to a fine crumb.
It is very easy to eat the crumbs with a large tablespoon. I’m not at all saying that happened. Just an FYI.
Before adding in the cream cheese, reserve a 1/4 cup of the crumbs for topping the truffles later.
I decided to add the cream cheese in chunks to the food processor. Moments later, I was thisclose to a meltdown, as I thought I burnt out the motor on my food processor. There were some noises that sounded a little like when I describe my car problems to the service man. But KitchenAid came through and we were back in action.
That being said, I tried to be smarter than the recipe. I wasn’t going to use more than one bowl! No. Way. But I think the recipe writers knew what they are talking about. Shocking. Because of the thickness of the cream cheese, its almost a little too much to mix in the processor.
Nonetheless, once it’s combined, roll the cream cheese and cookie mixture into small balls, not quite a tablespoon size. Stick ’em in the fridge for a few. While those are chilling, melt some white chocolate chips or vanilla candy coating.
Also, take the time to review the weekly grocery store advertisements from the newspaper you ingeniously laid on your counters for while you’re cooking and baking to make clean up a breeze. (My fellow baking friends give the best tips ever.)
After noting to pick up the 99 cent oranges, start the coating process.
Just a few minutes in the fridge to set up and they are ready to go.
Santa Claus is coming to town pretty soon and I think he’d be pretty impressed with a few of these waiting for him by the tree.
Here’s how to do it:
I didn’t change much (as there isn’t much to change), so I’ll send you right to the source.
Instead of regular chocolate, I used vanilla candy coating and don’t worry about counting 36 Oreos, just dump in a whole package.