Last night I got a real hankering for something Oreo related. I wanted to make little individual Oreo cheesecakes but since it was a Sunday and the only place that was open didn't sell all the ingredients I needed, I had to opt for something a little simpler but just as yummy.
I saw these Oreo Cheesecake Truffles on Nouvelle Daily sometime last year and thought they would definitely be worth a try one day. Seems that day was yesterday. They turned out quite well and are a perfect little treat for yourself or even, packaged up nicely, a present for someone else.
All the ingredients I used are above. You can find the full list of ingredients here.
First you need to line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. This will be used to put the truffles on later.
Next it's time to let out all the stress from the day on some Oreo cookies. Place them into a food bag and give it some welly until they are broken up into crumbs. Alternatively, if life is a little less stressful for you and you don't want a miniature work out, a food processor works just as well.
You can use a rolling pin to break up the cookies but I used a meat hammer as the rolling pin was 'misplaced'.
Once all the cookies are broken up, pop the majority of the crumbs into a bowl, saving some back for decoration later. Then put a spoonful of your cream cheese in and mix into the cookies well. I mashed it in with the back of a spoon but again, a food processor would work just as well.
The consistency should be something like the above - holding together. It shouldn't be too wet or too dry. I thought I was going to need a lot more cream cheese than was used. It's usually best to eye-ball this stage but for reference I used one and a half dessert spoons full.
Now it's time to wash your hands and get rolling. You can make the truffles as big or as small as you want. I made 18.
Once you've rolled them out, leave them in the fridge to chill while you move onto the next step.
Break up your white chocolate and pop it into the microwave to melt. You need to be very careful at this stage not to burn the chocolate which I may or may not have done with my first batch.
It's best to set the mircowave on 20 second stints. Stir it each time it finishes and judge it that way. I think mine took 50 seconds to be completely melted.
It should look something like this. No lumps.
And now it's time to get decorating. Place a truffle into the white chocolate and flip it over with a spoon to coat it completely. Then simply scoop it out of the chocolate and place it back on the greaseproof to set. It's best to try and get a thin coat of chocolate as the end result looks a lot better I think. I even covered some strawberries with white chocolate too, for some added decoration.
And there we have it. Oreo Cheesecake Truffles. And my goodness do they taste good. Perfect as a little pick me up treat with a cup of tea or as an after dinner snack.
If you make these, please let me know as I'd love to see them. Tweet me a picture @edgeofbeauty7 or pop them up on Instagram :) I'm @edgeofbeauty