Sunday, March 18, 2012

Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

Now I have to admit, I've been re-reading the Hunger Games books the past couple days...so excited for the movie!

Or maybe the excitement is due to the lack of Harry Potter books/movies now that they've all been made... Either way, I'm not ashamed to say that I can't wait for the movie to come out on the 23rd!

Actually, I think I just have an obsession with sci-fi...what with Dr. Who and all!

Anyways! A couple weeks ago, in a spring break/early-birthday celebration, my roommate and some friends and I rented out the apartment in our dorm (no kitchens on the dorm floor :( ), and made dinner!

I'm no cook, trust me I left that part to my friends! But one had this really easy recipe for Oreo Cheesecake Truffles- you don't even need an oven! It was a perfect way to end the night on a sweet note.


Recipe

1 16 oz package of Oreos
1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted (or you can use melting chocolate- whatever works!)


Crush the oreo cookies into fine crumbs using a food processor or by hand (putting the cookies in the plastic bag and using a rolling pin). Save for later.

Soften the cream cheese to room temperature and put into medium bowl. Using a mixer, mix the cream cheese and crushed cookie crumbs until well blended.
Roll cookie mixture into balls; size is up to you.


Melt the chocolate in small intervals to make sure it doesn't curdle (we did 30 second intervals).
Roll the truffle balls into the melted chocolate and coat. Place on a sheet or pan, and then refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.


And the best thing? These truffles are perfectly bite-sized which means less guilt! And it's easier to not eat too many...but seriously, who am I kidding? :)



For dinner we had grilled sandwiches with mozzarella, tomato, and avocado- YUM. Definitely beats college dining hall food any day!


Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. [1] You can bake without an oven?! This has made my day. Also, from the pictures, I find it hard to believe these were not baked like a cake. In a good way.
    [2] Okay, never in all my years of oreo adoration did I think that you could crush them with a ROLLING PIN AND PLASTIC BAG. This has legit just changed my world. The Hermana and I will now be indulging in oreo-covered basically every thing. (Your alternative is far superior to the clickety clacket-ing of a spoon trying to smush an oreo against a bowl). Call me a convert.
    [3] They're...so...pretty!
    [4] Renting out the apartment? Oh dorm life. : )

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    1. hehe spoon and bowl? ohhhh dear =)

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  2. jennifer chenMarch 19, 2012

    It works really good if you use white chocolate chips for the outside instead of milk!

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    1. ooh white chocolate sounds so good!

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