Today really isn’t one of those holidays I get terribly excited for. I do like the idea of showing people extra love, but I prefer spontaneous surprises on ordinary days. The kids enjoy Valentine’s Day so I spend most of my energy making them feel special, however I will accept any excuse to whip up delicious chocolate treats and this year it was Oreo truffles.
My cousin Stephanie introduced me to these over the Christmas holiday when she brought them to the Christmas Eve gathering. I declared I’d never tasted anything more heavenly and she told me they were Oreo truffles. I had never heard of Oreo truffles before, perhaps I’ve been living under a rock but apparently they’re as All American as Dairy Queen and here I had no idea. But their deliciousness haunted me and I decided to whip up a batch of them, using Valentine’s Day as an excuse to indulge – I also gave them a little something extra with a few ingredients.
The recipe is one of the simplest, have you made them before? All you need is a bag of Oreo cookies, a package of cream cheese, and some melted chocolate. The recipe can be found here, and to make them you need these:
First grind the entire package of cookies to a powder in a food processer.
Add the package of cream cheese and pulse until you have a soft dough like substance. It’s okay to nibble a bit at this time, you have my full permission.
Melt the chocolate chips or chocolate squares in the microwave on medium heat, stirring every 30-45 seconds. Make little balls and smother them in melted chocolate.
I found it was easier to spoon the melted chocolate over the top instead of rolling the cookie balls directly in the chocolate since they’re prone to crumbling.
And I got a little creative. In one batch, I placed a maraschino cherry in the center, surprise!
In the other two batches I added two other favorite toppings. First, coconut! Yes, I’m a lover not a fighter when it comes to coconut and chocolate together.
And a little toffee crunch with some crushed Heath Bar – a match made in heaven.
Refrigerate for an hour and you’ll have some divine treats very difficult to resist!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone – more than anything, it’s a great day for chocolate!!