Anything with a cheese cake like center and covered in chocolate is probably one of the greatest gifts to humankind. Ever.
That is really the nature of this post and recipe. (As evidenced by the photos)
But, this post is also about a confession.
Although one may think that these delicious balls of Oreo Truffle chocolate may have something to do with this confession. Shockingly enough, they don’t (at least not in being the overall culprit or tipping point for anything in particular).
No, my confession is that I probably will not be keeping a promise I made tonight. A promise to work out tonight. (yes, that heart rate raising, muscle fatigue inducing, and mostly pain wrenching activity).
You see, I started working out at the beginning of December. You know, when everyone is supposed to be ignoring work outs and settling into the holiday “work out”. The one that consists of warm ups aka starting your car early in the morning and grabbing a double shot of espresso, or training aka throwing up the Christmas lights and putting up garland on your bannister, or laps aka what we all do around the store while swearing and grabbing that random something special for that certain someone…or whomever.
But, I started the work out anyways. And decided I would do 2 tonight. 1 by myself and 1 later with my husband when he gets home. Ok, promised to do when he gets home. Ugh. Darn promises.
So, workout 1. Going, going…and holy squat hold death. “Hell Holds to induce a 30 minute sweat fest” is what it should have been called. Who does squat holds, then sprints, then squat holds with jumps, then more sqaut holds, then more sprints, then more squat holds with calf raises, then more sprints, then more squat holds? I don’t think I can feel my legs. Literally.
So, confession made. On to Oreo Truffles.
This is one of those recipes that makes me feel like a superstar. When my mom’s friend made these for my Engagement Party last year and I have been pretty much hooked ever since. Why are the so great? Because they are super easy to make PLUS, they look super fancy and taste pretty much like how I would imagine something out of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory would taste. So, amazing. Hope you enjoy!
- 1 package milk chocolate baking chocolate
- 2 bars of white chocolate
- 1 package Oreos (you can use any kind, the flavors are fun to try out)
- 1 package cream cheese
- Mash package of Oreos in a food processor until you make a fine mixture
- Mix Oreo crumbles with cream cheese and then roll into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet
- Place in fridge for about 3o minutes
- In a double boiler on low heat, heat up milk chocolate until smooth. Remove Oreo balls from the fridge and with a spoon dip a ball into the chocolate and then set onto parchment paper to cool. Repeat with all of the Oreo balls. Let them cool.
- Heat up white chocolate in a double boiler on low heat, until smooth. Using a spoon, dip into white chocolate and then flick across cooled Oreo Truffles to make white chocolate stripes. Let cool and store in an airtight container.