Chocolate Desserts No-bake

Orange Oreo Truffles

DSC_5432_2The best thing about making truffles is the gigantic mess in my kitchen. It is both hilarious and infuriating, and I love it. I feel like I am accomplishing something if I can’t see my countertop or my hands when I am baking. The first time I ever made truffles with oreos and cream cheese, I was living in a dorm with my friend, Maria. We put the oreos into ziploc bags and smashed them on things to get them crushed up enough to make these truffles, and there was just chocolate everywhere in our room. It might have been the best thing ever, and the truffles turned out to be delicious.

I have made these a couple of times since because they are so simple, but this is the first time I have changed the recipe up. If you google oreo and cream cheese truffles, you’ll find the exact same recipe all over the place so I have no idea where it originated. All of the recipes just say to combine a package of oreos with a package of cream cheese and then dip in melted chocolate. So easy! I changed it up this time around by adding some fresh orange flavour and different toppings for the truffles. They were still really easy and quick to make, and they still made a humongous mess so I’d say these were a success. They are perfect to give away as Christmas gifts too!
DSC_5455_2Orange Oreo Truffles
1 package oreos
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
Zest of 1 orange
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips (or any chocolate you like)
Cocoa powder
Sweetened, flaked coconut, toasted (just put on a tray in the oven at 325 degrees F for 5 to 10 minutes)

Run the oreos through a food processor until you just have very fine crumbs.
DSC_5394_2Combine the oreos, cream cheese, orange zest and orange juice in a large bowl until completely incorporated (you don’t want to see any white from the cream cheese). I used a flexible, rubber spatula to do the mixing, but you could just use your hands if you’re brave.
DSC_5405_2Roll the mixture into small, 1-inch balls and place on a large tray covered with parchment or wax paper. If you are going to dip any of them in melted chocolate, put those ones in the fridge for a while to set. Leave the other ones out so the toppings will stick to them.
DSC_5411_2Roll each truffle in cocoa powder or toasted coconut or dip in melted chocolate. I’m sure there are countless other toppings you could use for these as well.
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Orange Oreo Truffles
 
Ingredients
  • Orange Oreo Truffles
  • 1 package oreos
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips (or any chocolate you like)
  • Cocoa powder
  • Sweetened, flaked coconut, toasted (just put on a tray in the oven at 325 degrees F for 5 to 10 minutes)
Instructions
  1. Run the oreos through a food processor until you just have very fine crumbs.
  2. Combine the oreos, cream cheese, orange zest and orange juice in a large bowl until completely incorporated (you don't want to see any white from the cream cheese). I used a flexible, rubber spatula to do the mixing, but you could just use your hands if you're brave.
  3. Roll the mixture into small, 1-inch balls and place on a large tray covered with parchment or wax paper. If you are going to dip any of them in melted chocolate, put those ones in the fridge for a while to set. Leave the other ones out so the toppings will stick to them.
  4. Roll each truffle in cocoa powder or toasted coconut or dip in melted chocolate. I'm sure there are countless other toppings you could use for these as well.

 

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