Cookies & Cream Truffles

Happy Superbowl Sunday, America! I’m not a football fan (or a sports fan in general), but I go to my church’s Superbowl party every year to enjoy the half-time show with good company and lots of food! My favorite past time ^__^

This year, I challenged myself to make something delicious and Pinteresty so I made some cookies and cream truffles, which are an easy sweet treat. Boy, were they a hit! I based my truffles off of this simple recipe. But I made them my own! I actually made like 2/3 of my batch just straight Oreo and cream cheese and then for the rest of the batch, I added some crunchy peanut butter for those who want to pretend like it’s somewhat healthy since there’s peanut butter 😉

So here are the four ingredients!

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First, you crush some Oreos with the whole 8oz package of cream cheese. I crushed 2 out of the 3 rows of Oreos with the cream cheese, and that seemed to be plenty of Oreos for that amount of cream cheese.

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After you mix the Oreos and cream cheese, it’s time to get down and dirty! You roll them into little balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Initially, I thought the size looked a little small, but trust me, once you dip them in the chocolate, they’re the perfect size. Any bigger would be extremely rich.

The first picture is the regular cookies and cream mix and the second picture is a truffle with crunchy peanut butter mixed in.

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Now, it’s time to melt the chocolate. Do not get lazy and just melt the chocolate chips in a bowl for 1:30-2 minutes straight. You have to melt the chocolate in increments of 30 seconds, take the bowl out, and mix the chocolate chips around to see if it’s melted enough. This prevents the chocolate chips from getting burnt, chunky, and almost like a brownie texture. That will not work for your truffles!

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Note that you should finish rolling up all the cream cheese mix into balls before melting the chocolate. My little sister was helping me roll them while I dipped them into the melted chocolate, but once she stopped rolling (kids and their short attention spans), I continued her rolling while my melted chocolate sat there… so the chocolate started hardening, which made the cream cheese balls crumble and it ended up making this big glob:

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Anyhoot… I used a fork to scoop the cream cheese ball, fully dipped it in the melted chocolate until it was completely covered, and then picked it up again with my fork and placed them gently on a baking sheet. You have to slowly shimmy out your fork from underneath the chocolate ball, or else it scoops off some of the chocolate from the cream cheese ball, and you don’t want that empty spot on your truffle! Your scrumptious masterpieces should end up looking like these beautiful pieces of chocolate deliciousness!

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Another note, I added some extra crushed Oreos to the top of the peanut butter ones to decipher between the two, just in case someone at the party is allergic to peanuts. I don’t need to be killing anyone with my desserts!

Finally, you simply stick them in the fridge until they’re firm, which is about an hour, OR if you need to satisfy a chocolate craving right away, you can just eat them on the spot when the chocolate hardens 🙂 They started to get firm in just minutes of sitting there while I finished up dipping the rest of the batch in chocolate.

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One comment on the original recipe said that once she took them out of the fridge, they only lasted like 5 minutes until they melted. I made my batch Saturday night before the Superbowl, left them in the fridge all night/all Sunday morning, and finally took them out for the party at 3pm and they were perfect! Mine didn’t melt, so it could depend on the room temperature when you take them out of the fridge. Or it could be that people just ate them so fast that they didn’t have time to melt! Haha!

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I hope you delight in your chocolate heaven! 🙂

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