Oreo truffles are easy to make and a definite crowd pleaser. They’re messy and you’re guaranteed to have melted chocolate EVERYWHERE (counters, clothes, elbows, noses, underneath your chin), but I couldn’t imagine not making these around Christmas time. Does that mean they’re a tradition?
Huh, I’ve always claimed to be holiday tradition-less, because, well, I am. Or was?
We didn’t have any yearly customs to look forward to when I was growing up, not because our family eschewed tradition, but because, well…I don’t really know. I always dreaded the “favorite holiday tradition” question because I felt mildly pathetic for not having any.
Guess I have one now.
It’s a young tradition; only a few years old. It’s not an old family recipe. Grandma didn’t teach me how to make these, the Kraft website did.
The good news is that Caroline is a part of the cultivation of this new tradition. Now she will have something to say when the tradition question is asked.
It’s a Christmas miracle.
The humble Oreo truffle, bringing light, joyous tradition and tasty deliciousness to a family devoid of holiday ritual.
Like I said, the recipe is easy peasy. You need three ingredients: Oreos, cream cheese and melted chocolate. For ease, you should also have a food processor or even a blender. Some sort of chopping device is suggested.
For some reason the Kraft website won’t display the recipe, but All Recipes is cooperating.
I did things a little differently this year and dipped some in semi sweet (I just use chocolate chips) and some in white chocolate and then did a drizzle across the top in the opposite color.
You can even decorate them with sprinkles or coconut.
Really, anything your heart desires.
Craig called a little while ago to tell me his co workers devoured the truffles I sent to work with him this morning.
In a few days I’m using the same method, but substituting Nutter Butters for the Oreos and dipping them in milk chocolate.
To borrow a phrase from some of my favorite food bloggers, “Holy Yum.”