Thursday, December 17, 2009

Petrena's Oreo truffles

Oreo Truffles
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese (full fat version, please)
16 oz. Oreo cookies (I like the ones with the chocolate cream centers), crushed
12-16 oz. semi-sweet fine chocolate, chopped
1 T. shortening

Let your cream cheese get to room temp....either place in food processor, kitchen aid or bowl for your hand mixer...whip til broken up. Add half your crushed oreo cookies, mix up well.....add last half of cookies, mix well again. The mixture will begin to look like a solid chocolate color, this is what you want. Chill mixture til very firm (about 2 hours). Roll into 1" balls, chill again. Melt up your chocolate with a tablespoon of shortening for a more smooth coating. Dip chilled truffles into chocolate and rest on wax paper. Chill again. You may drizzle white chocolate or milk chocolate over the tops if you'd like. makes about 3 dozen truffles. They taste like chocolate covered chocolate cheesecake. yum...