Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

Christmas has been and gone and I am so not ready for it to be over. Having had a few days off work, I am full of ideas for Christmas gifts, recipes and craft projects that will just have to wait until next Christmas. Christmas really did creep up on me this year! I did take Christmas Eve off work though, to try to take in as much Christmas as I could; it also meant I had time to get some last minute preparation done. I baked some dog biscuits (I’ll shall that recipe soon) for the family pup and I also had time to make these Oreo truffles (that I spotted on A Beautiful Mess the other week), after the food shop and prepping a killer dinner (I’ll post that soon too). J finished work an hour early on Christmas Eve, so I went to pick him up for our first Christmas Eve living together. It was a special evening with the beginning of one or two traditions, I hope, involving mulled wine, Christmas pudding and ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol‘.

Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

I gave these to J on Christmas Eve night, to munch on whilst we watched Muppets, they went down really well; Oreos and cheesecake are two of his favourite things. The best part is that they are super easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • 2 packets of Oreos (28 Oreos)
  • 225 g of cream cheese
  • 340 g of dark chocolate
  • 100 g of white chocolate (optional)
  • Christmas sprinkles (optional)
  • Freezer space (for about 15 minutes)

Method:

  1. Blitz the cookies in a food processor until you have crumbs.
  2. Add the cream cheese and blitz until well combined.
  3. Line two plates with baking paper and scoop out heaped teaspoons of the mixture into blobs, on to them.
  4. Put the plates into the freezer, to allow the ‘blobs’ to harden slightly, for 15-20  minutes.
  5. Whilst they are cooling down, melt the dark chocolate in a (preferably) glass bowl, in the microwave. Do this by breaking the chocolate up into pieces and microwaving on full power, 30 s at a time and stirring in between. You want to melt the chocolate without it getting too warm.
  6. Take the ‘blobs’ out of the freezer and remove the baking paper with the truffles from the plates (place them on your work surface) and re-line the plates with clean baking paper.
  7. Roll the blobs, one by one, between your palms into spheres and place them on the re-lined plates. Try to do this quickly so that they stay cold.
  8. Put the spheres, a few at a time, into the melted chocolate, move them around a bit and then scoop them out, using a fork. Place them on your lined plates.
  9. If decorating with sprinkles, do this as you go along, before the chocolate sets.
  10. If decorating with white chocolate, place the dipped truffles in the fridge for 5 minutes, to set the chocolate, whilst you melt the white chocolate (30 s at a time), in a clean bowl.
  11. Take the truffles out of the fridge and using a teaspoon (or any other tool you see fit), drizzle the white chocolate over the truffles.
  12. Return them to the fridge to set for about half an hour, if you can wait that long!
  13. Store these in the fridge until they are ready to be eaten (and pop any remaining back in there until their next outing).
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