Saturday 3 December 2011

Oreo Truffles - No Bake, With a Secret Ingredient Or Two!

For today's countdown to Christmas, I'm sharing a simple truffle recipe that's so delicious and unbelievably simple to make.... so seriously yummy to the extent I have made two lots and munching on a truffle right this minute, as I type!  The main ingredient is Oreo Cookies...ahh but it doesn't end there, I have added a secret ingredient in the form of Cassis liqueur for that extra touch of Christmas Spirit, "pun not intended" :). The original recipe is from Chef in Training, a fab food blog. Hop over and visit, I have added a link after the recipe. The recipe below is from Chef in Training, however I have adapted it slightly by the addition of cranberries and a liqueur.

My dark chocolate attempt - yummy but not as pretty as the white ones below


1 package Double Stuffed Oreo's (I couldn't find double stuffed so used Oreo Chocolate Cream 150g box. I bought two boxes and used a complete box and a quarter of the other box, mainly for the topping).

4 oz. cream cheese, softened ( I used  just over half a 225 gram box) 

Dipping chocolate (original recipe calls for white, I used white and dark as I find white chocolate a little sweet)

1/4 cup of chopped dried cranberries (not in original recipe but I thought might add some interesting texture when you bite into the truffle) I had a lot left over after making  Rocky Road Bark.

1 tablespoon of any liqueur you like, I used Creme de Cassis which is a blackcurrant liqueur from Prenzel made in NZ from juicy ripe blackcurrants.  I don't drink alcohol myself but a little touch of this doesn't hurt and it is 100% natural. You could use rum or even a peppermint liqueur would work. The original recipe did not call for this addition.


Chop Oreo's up finely in a food processor.  Save some of the finely crushed Oreo's for garnish later and set it aside.  You don't need too much.

With hands or a spoon...(Chef in Training says... "I just think hands are faster"), mash softened cream cheese and crushed Oreo's until well combined. (I definitely found hands required here so hope you don't mind getting a bit mucky).

Roll into 1" balls and place on a wax covered cookie sheet. Put in freezer for 15 minutes.

While balls are in freezer, melt chocolate according to directions (I used a bowl over the top of a steamer)

Pull the Oreo Truffles out of freezer, and dip into chocolate.  Garnish with reserved Oreo crumbs before the chocolate sets up.

(I found it a little difficult to get the right time to sprinkle the crumbs so mine are a bit sparse.  If you look at Chef In Trainings site after you will see "perfect" little white truffles.

I froze my truffles in little plastic containers so I have some nibbles  for the unexpected guest.

Dip the chilled balls into the chocolate and sprinkle with the crushed biscuit. 

and for the snowball version....

White chocolate (Definitely more Christmas inspired)

You may also like to make some Rocky Road Bark,  another simple but delicious recipe I've featured. The Rocky Road Bark makes a nice gift. The truffles do need to be kept in the fridge, as I have said I have frozen mine and can take them out of the freezer and place in the fridge a few hours before I need them so great for unexpected guests.

Link to Chef in Training's original Oreo Truffles Recipe.

sharing with "Transformation  Thursday" at the Shabby Chic Cottage


  1. These truffles look divine. Thanks for the link to the recipe. Oreos are my favorite, so I may have to make some of these!

  2. Hi, I came over at the suggestion of Helen's Decor. I am a new follower. The truffles look awesome. The cranberries are a great touch. I am bookmarking the recipe. If you come to visit, please go past the first blog. It is a "clean up" blog. Ginger

  3. I've made these before and they were a huge hit!!!

  4. Thanks for all your comments, these truffles surely are a hit as mine have totally evaporated from the freezer and I have to make more now. The thanks should also go to Chef in Training for her original recipe ☺


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