Thursday, February 18, 2010

I ♥ Oreos

To me, Valentine's day is a home-made holiday. So for our Valentine treats I made heart shaped Oreo truffles. Not only are they ridiculously delicious and cute, they are pretty easy to make. There are only 3 ingredients. 1 package of Oreos, 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, and chocolate for dipping. If dipping things is too much of a hassle for you, just put the centers in the freezer and eat them plain. Mmmm!

To make the mixing process easier, it is best to crush your Oreos before mixing in the cream cheese. I separated out the creme filling and put the cookies in the blender.

You could also us a food processor or electric cheese grater.  Once the cookies are crushed, put the filling back in the bowl and add the softened cream cheese. Stir it all up until it is the consistency of cookie dough. This part can be exhausting! 

I rolled the "dough" out so I could use my heart shaped cookie cutter, but you can just roll it into balls if you would rather. Don't forget to taste it!

This turned into a multi day project for me, so I froze the middles overnight, but half an hour in the freezer should do the trick. Then comes the fun part -- chocolate dipping!
One side is dipped in pink candy melts, the other using milk chocolate chips.
I also found these little bags that were left over from a previous project, so I decided to make the truffles extra cute!
Happy late Valentine's day!!