I’m feeling pretty accomplished today. Why, you ask? For the first time ever, I created and posted a holiday themed recipe/diy project BEFORE the actual holiday. Go, me!
Case in point, these gorgeous desserts.
Initially, I wanted to make red velvet cake pops and decorate them with Valentine appropriate sprinkles. But I made some Oreo Truffles last weekend for brunch with my family and they were a hit. The recipe is super simple and they are so decadent, I thought it would be perfect for a quick and easy Valentine’s dessert.
Oreo Truffles (adapted from Bakerella, but there are many similar recipes all over the web)
36 Oreo cookies
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
8 oz. white chocolate chips
Using a food processor or blender, crush the Oreos into fine crumbs. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese and the Oreo crumbs together until well incorporated.
Work quickly to create 1-inch balls from the mixture and place on a baking sheet. Pop these in the freezer for about 15 minutes to harden.
While they are setting, melt the white chocolate chips. I just wanted a little bit of chocolate on top so I placed the melted white chocolate in a zip top bag with a tiny snip on one end and used that to drizzle.
To make truffles, dip them completely to create a chocolate coating. At this point, you can add sprinkles, chopped nuts, or any other topping you like. Allow them to set for about 10-20 minutes. I like to put them back in the freezer for a few minutes before serving. If you have any remaining, store in the refrigerator.