Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Getting Sidetracked...Delicious Truffle Recipe!
Here is an absolutely delicious recipe for some yummy chocolate Oreo truffles! I made these at Christmas and they were a huge hit. At the end, please keep reading because I have a few tips of my own that I'm going to use for next time (so you can learn from my trial & error!):
1 hr 30 min
3-1/2 doz. or 42 servings, one truffle each
What You Need!
1 pkg. (1 lb. 2 oz.) OREO Cookies, finely crushed, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 pkg. (8 squares each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
MIX 3 cups of the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese until well blended. Shape into 42 (1-inch) balls.
DIP balls in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover melted chocolate can be stored in tightly covered container at room temperature and saved for another use.) Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.
REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm. Store any leftover truffles in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
How to Easily Dip Truffles
To easily coat truffles with the melted chocolate, add truffles, in batches, to bowl of melted chocolate. Then use two forks to roll truffles in chocolate until evenly coated. Remove the truffles with forks and allow excess chocolate to drip back into bowl before placing truffles on prepared baking sheet.
Sprinkle truffles with colored sugar or sprinkles in addition to or in place of the cookie crumbs.
Ok, in addition to Kraft's tips above, I suggest:
*Put a few cookies at a time into a LARGE plastic baggie (with a seal of course) and crush them with a rolling pin. Make sure they're all crushed up well, otherwise you'll end up with huge cookie pieces in the filling.
*Mix the cream cheese and cookie crumbs together with your hands. Yes you'll get your hands all sticky but that's baking for you! Make sure you have plates ready for putting your freshly dipped truffles on as well.
*You can also use a melon baller to get more uniform truffle sizes. For example, when I made mine, I ended up with 48 rather than the 42 the recipe said it would make since I made some smaller and others larger.
*You can alter this recipe a bit as well, use different flavored Oreos (Mint or Peanut Butter would be good), or use white chocolate as a coating, even add some food coloring to white chocolate to get different colored coatings. You can Google for pictures of the truffles to get some ideas.
(Pic is from iehow.com)