The first time that I had these truffles was five years ago when I was a newly hatched caseworker for CPS. One of the other women brought them in and I have never recovered. I asked her to share the recipe with me and I couldn’t believe it when she told me there were only three ingredients. They are SO easy to make.
- 1 package cream filled chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos)
- 1 package cream cheese
- 1 package of chocolate candy coating (almond bark)
- optional: 1 package of vanilla candy coating
The worst part of the job is crushing the sandwich cookies. I’m lucky enough to have a Vitamix with a dry container, and that does the job like a champ. If you don’t have a food processor, you can crush them by putting them in a freezer bag and going at them with a rolling pin or whatever you have handy.
Soften the cream cheese in the microwave until you can stir it with a spoon.
Mix it together in a stand mixer or by hand with a strong spoon. Note: I’m doing a triple batch in these photos. My husband requested that I make them and share them with his work posse- his “squad” as the super cool pre-teen girl of the house calls them.
You can chill the mix for an hour or so to make it firmer and easier to roll into balls. I’ve worked with it chilled and not chilled, and it’s not much of a hassle either way.
Roll into balls. Don’t be picky about the size. Bigger balls, more soft, creamy filling in each one. Smaller balls will have a firmer texture since you’ll be biting into more chocolate coating.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Don’t overdo it! Bad things happen when you overcook it. Then just toss the truffles in one ball at a time, roll around with a spoon, and drop gently onto tray to firm up.
I used a knife to spread the melted vanilla candy coating. I dipped the tip of the knife in the chocolate and then just wiggled it back and forth over the truffles in different directions to create lines. Complicated and technically difficult art in process, folks.
These would be a great treat to take to an Easter event. I hope you’ll give them a try and let me know what you think! See you soon.