orea truffles for valentines day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Tomorrow.

I’m linking up to Jenn for WIAW over at Peas and Crayons.

This is not a typical WIAW post. I haven’t bothered to catalogue a day’s worth of eats.  As I mentioned yesterday, I have been eating the same old same old for the last few weeks.   :p).  You can be sure that since its Valentine’s day I am eating chocolate. So I thought I would share a favourite and oh so easy chocolate treat.

You still have time to make these! And the kids will love you for it. These are crazy good. And they taste like real truffles… you really can’t tell they are made from cookies and cream cheese.  Good for you…. not so much… but it’s Valentine’s Day and a little chocolate is what it is all about. Recipe makes more than enough to share.  And if you have no one to share with, they will freeze well so you can keep them in the freezer for the next time you need a fix.

Three ingredients, no baking, the hardest part is melting the chocolate.  You will find this recipe all over the internet.  I have no idea where it came from originally. But here are the deets.

  • 36 oreo cookies
  • 8 oz brick of cream cheese
  • 16 oz Chocolate,  melted. White or dark works.

Crush 36 cookies (whole cookie, you don’t need to separate the cream centers from the cookies) in a food processor. Add the cream cheese and process until smooth. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. You will get 45-50 truffles. I found chilling the balls at this point helpful, they will soften a bit as you handle them and its tricky pulling them out of the chocolate.  15 minutes in the freezer will do it. Dip truffles in melted chocolate and return to cookie sheet.

While the chocolate is still warm and tacky, sprinkle on some decorations if you are feeling artsy.

  • left over cookies made into crumbs (assuming you did not eat them already)
  • melted white chocolate, like I did, or other coloured chocolate red and pink would be nice!  Just melt a small amount of chocolate and using a fork or a spoon, dip it in the melted chocolate and swing it quickly over the truffles to make “ribbons”
  • sprinkles, because who doesn’t love sprinkles?

Allow to chill at least 1 hour, over night is best.