If there’s one thing you need to know about me, it’s that I love food. Couldn’t live without it (obviously). And to make myself feel like I’ve earned a pigging out session, I make my treats from scratch!
I initially saw some guy on Twitter that had made Oreo Truffles, so I asked in my most politest manner…
He never replied. Rude
I live my life by a code of conduct I like to call the Lazy Girls Guide to Life. That’s right, I will find the easiest way to do something, no matter the cost, I mean, they don’t call me Lazy Leanne for nothing! So with that in mind, I present to you: Oreo Truffles!
200g Oreo cookies
100g Cream Cheese
200g Baking Chocolate
Weigh out your cookies and then ponder over which of the following methods you will choose:
Blast these into crumbs in a nifty food processor.
Double bag them in a food bag and beat them with a rolling pin.
Pour them in to a bowl and smash to pieces with the rolling pin.
I could've gone with option 1 for ultimate laze, but I have little faith in my food processor, and it would’ve just been more washing up for me to do, so it was option 3 for me! (Pro tip: Options 2 & 3 give you a good arm work out, so it’s practically exercise!)
Once you’ve taken all your anger out on the cookies, they should look a little something like this:
In a separate bowl, combine the cream cheese and a splash of vanilla extract (Pro Tip #2: select a light option cream cheese and pretend this is healthy!). Mix this up all nice and good.
Gradually add the cookie crumbs to the mix. It starts to get pretty thick and your arms get their second work out of the recipe, so you can probably skip arm day tomorrow. Add most, if not all the crumbs until nicely combined and look nothing like this (this was mid-way through the process):
Once this is mixed and you’re convinced that your arm just might fall off, this takes a messy turn.
Lay out some grease proof/baking paper and take about 1tsp size of mixture and roll it into a ball with your hands - pretty sticky, right?
Once you have done this with all the contents and resisted temptation to lick the spoon (do it, I dare you), whack these babies in the fridge for an hour minimum.
I left mine for about 2.5 hours and they were quite sturdy when they came out.
When you’re ready to coat them, take your chocolate (white/milk/dark, whatever you choose!) and melt it whichever way you like - I did it in the microwave, because again, this minimises the washing up I have to do. I also took two Oreo’s and removed their soft centres, then crumbled the cookies into a bowl.
Now this is all done and ready, I dropped the truffles one at a time into the melted chocolate before fishing them out with a fork and placing them back on to the grease proof paper, sprinkling some cookie crumb on top for decoration.
Nice! Now these are all done! Pop them in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set and marvel at what a pro baker you are!
PS. Shout out to my Pyrex jug for being literally the one bowl I used for everything!
Now tuck in - you’ve earned it!