Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Golden Oreo Truffles- Fast, Easy, Amazing

Golden Orea Truffles- Easy to make, absolutely delicious, and a fun festive Holiday treat.  No bake treats that will impress everyone.  Alohamora Open a Book

I've told you before my husband is not a chocolate fan.  Therefore, I often look to make treats without chocolate since he is my primary taste tester.  

Recently, my husband's work was having their annual bake sale.  I forget what exactly the proceeds go to, but I know it's for a good cause.  Plus, I have a somewhat passion for baking and thereforeI jump at the opportunity to make a few things for the bake sale.

This year I made these Golden Oreo Truffles.  My husband was a bit sad that he had to bring these to the bake sale rather than "taste test" all of them.  

However, he did state that it's a good thing I didn't let them eat all of them or he'd be on his way to joining the 300 club. :)

I will state that my husband has stated on multiple occasions that one of his greatest accomplishments is gaining no more than 5 pounds in the 5 years we've been married.  With all the baking I do it is quite an impressive feat.  Well done Erik! 

Back to the truffles.  You should most definitely whip some of these up, enjoy some, and then give some away.  You'll love them, and then you'll be proud of yourself for not eating all of them.  It's all about the little things.  

Golden Oreo Truffles
Recipe: Alohamora
Active Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 1 hour
Servings: 35-40 small scoop truffles

1 pkg (16 oz) Golden Oreos
1 box (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
6 cubes (12 oz) white chocolate almond bark
colored sugar sprinkles (optional)

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, wax paper, or a silicone baking mat. 
  2. In a food processor, chop the entire package of Golden Oreos.  You can also crush all of them in a bag. 
  3. In a medium to large bowl or stand mixer combine the crushed Oreos and the cream cheese. 
  4. Using a small cookie scoop (b/c the scoop makes it ridiculously fast) or a spoon to make small truffle balls about 2 teaspoons in size.  Place the truffles on your cookie sheet. 
  5. Put the cookie sheet in the freezer while you melt the chocolate. 
  6. Melt the almond bark in the microwave or over a double boiler until it is completely melted and smooth.  If you melt it in the microwave cook it for 1 1/2 minutes stirring it every 15-30 seconds.   
  7. Remove the truffles from the freezer. 
  8. Using a fork press the fork into the bottom of a cold truffle.  If you dip the fork in the bottom of the truffle a bit you can cover the truffle in chocolate and still keep an evenly and beautiful chocolate coated truffle.  Dip the truffle into the white chocolate, and then place it back on the pan/cookie sheet.  Continue dipping truffles until all of them have been dipped/coated.
  9. If desired use sprinkles to decorate your truffles. 
  10. Place your pan/sheet of truffles in the fridge for 1 hour. 
  11. Enjoy!  
  12. Store leftover truffles in the refrigerator. 

Happy Golden Oreo Truffle eating...and gifting!   

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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