Oreo cookies are pretty nostalgic. When I snacked on them while making the truffles, it brought back memories of being a kid and eating Oreos and milk when I got home from school. The Oreo truffles are more grown-up, but I think kids would love them too. They are also really easy to make - they are actually one of the easiest truffles I have ever attempted. If you would like to try to make truffles, I'd recommend starting with this Oreo truffle recipe. There are only a few ingredients and the truffles are really easy to roll. If you can't find the Mascarpone cheese, you can use cream cheese. But I think the Mascarpone cheese has a nicer flavor.
I hope you enjoy the Oreo truffle recipe. I made over 100 truffles this week, so it might be awhile before I make any again! I have some leftover from the shower and every time I open the door of my refrigerator they tempt me (and yes, I give into temptation)!
Recipe for Oreo Truffles with Mascarpone Cheese & Dark Chocolate
45 Double Stuff Oreo Cookies (1 1/2 packages)
12 ounces of Mascarpone Cheese
3/4 tsp. of vanilla extract
10 ounces of bittersweet chocolate (70%) cocoa -
I used a 9.7 oz Scharrfen Berger bar
2 - 3 crushed Oreo cookies
For the filling
Put the Oreo cookies into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse several times, until the cookies turn into fine crumbs. Put the Oreo crumbs and the Mascarpone cheese into a large bowl. Use an electric hand mixer to mix on medium speed until the ingredients are well incorporated and you no longer see the white of the Mascarpone cheese. Add in the vanilla extract and mix. Cover the bowl with a lid and place in the fridge for 1 - 2 hours.
Line a couple tupperware containers with parchment paper. Take the Oreo truffle mixture out of the fridge and use a cookie dough scoop to scoop up the mixture and then shape into 1-inch balls. Cover the containers and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
Place the crushed Oreos in a bowl and place near where you will be dipping the truffles.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Chop up the dipping chocolate into smallish pieces and place it in a double boiler saucepan. Put about an inch of water into the bottom pan of a double boiler and set it over medium heat. Once the water begins to simmer and steam comes up, fit the saucepan with the chocolate on top. Use a spoon to stir the chocolate frequently, until it is completely melted and smooth. Turn off the burner heat. Take containers out of freezer. Drop one or two of the balls into the chocolate and use a spoon to coat completely with the chocolate. Place onto the prepared baking sheet, and then sprinkle a little of the crushed Oreo on top. Continue this process, working quickly, until all of the truffles are coated. Place the pan in the fridge and allow the chocolate to harden before serving. Should be ready to eat within 20 minutes. Enjoy one with a small glass of milk!
|Oreo Truffle - filled with crushed Oreos, Mascarpone cheese & vanilla extract. So easy!|
Oreo Truffle recipe adapted from several different sources on the Internet.