These 4-ingredient Oreo peppermint truffles are an easy treat to whip up
Few things beat homemade treats – and having goodies you have made yourself is a great thing to have at hand during the festive season, when we all have guests over far more frequently than during the rest of the year.
We are currently obsessed with these 'could not be easier' Oreo truffles, which require only four ingredients, yet taste better than anything you can buy in a shop.
And as well, as the ingredient list being short, as are the instructions. It’s a simple matter of pulverizing mint-flavored Oreos, mixing them with cream cheese, rolling, freezing, dipping in chocolate and sprinkling with peppermint shards.
These would make a great last-minute dessert idea for the holidays, or an even better Christmas gift.
- 1 pkg Mint Crème Filled Oreos
- 8 oz pkg cream cheese- room temperature
2 cups dark chocolate chips
3 tbsp crushed peppermint candy . Tip: Just crush candy canes by placing them in a ziploc bag and smacking them with a rolling pin (It's all sorts of therepeutic too, tbh.)
Using a food processor (though you could also do this by crushing the cookies in a Ziploc bag using a rolling pin—just make sure they are crushed very fine), pulse oreos until very fine crumbs.
In electric mixer (or in a large bowl using a hand mixer or spoon) stir cream cheese until well-creamed.
Stir in cookie crumbs, stirring until well-combined (pause regularly to scrape down sides of bowl).
Roll into ~ 1 tbsp-sized balls and place on wax-paper lined cookie sheet.
Transfer rolled truffles to freezer and freeze for 15-20 minutes.
Once truffles have chilled, prepare your chocolate by heating it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well, then return to microwave for 15 seconds and stir afterwards. Repeat 15-second heating periods until chocolate is completely melted.
Dip truffles in melted chocolate (my preferred technique for this is to balance the truffle on the width of a butter-knife blade, use a spoon to ladle chocolate evenly overtop, and then use another knife to slide the truffle back onto the wax paper) and return to wax-paper. Immediately after dipping each truffle, sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy.
Return to refrigerator and allow chocolate to harden before serving.
(Image and recipe via Sugarspunrun.com)