oreo {heart} truffles

Oreo Truffle Balls have been one of my favorite things for many years--really, who can resist Oreos, cream cheese, and chocolate?  YUM! If you've never tried them before, I insist...you simply must!  I thought it would be really fun to try something a little new, and see if I could make them into shapes instead of balls.  With Valentine's Day coming up, it was the perfect time to try it, and the end result are these darling Oreo {Heart} Truffles!!!

I used Kraft's basic recipe (see recipe and my directions below, in easy to print form!),

and then I changed things up a little...

1.  Once the Oreo and cream cheese mixture is ready to go, set the bowl aside.  Lightly butter a 9 x 13 baking dish (I wanted to make sure it wouldn't stick), then spread your Oreo mixture inside the dish.  It might not go all the way to the edges, depending on how much of it you've already eaten.  :)  You want it about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Cover it with plastic wrap, and place in the freezer for approximately 1 hour.  (I kept mine in for several hours, and it was just fine.)

2.  Remove the dish from the freezer, and use your cookie cutter of choice to cut out shapes from the now hard mixture.  My cookie cutter easily went through, but the mixture was hard enough that it didn't stick, and came out easily.  I wiggled the cookie cutter around a little bit, just to make sure it went all the way through, and actually used it to remove the shape from the pan.  Place all the shapes on a piece of wax paper.

3.  Melt the chocolate as indicated on the Baker's Squares box.  I've used white chocolate chips and chocolate chips in place of the Baker's Squares, and it's always worked well.  I place them in a glass bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then repeat for another 30 seconds.  If you want different colors for different holidays, the Wilton Melts are great!  When the chocolate is ready, use two forks to dip each heart (or other shape), cover it in chocolate, and shake off the excess.  Place them back on the wax paper to harden.

4.  I wanted to add a little something more to my hearts, so I used the leftover white chocolate to create smaller hearts on top.  I scooped a small portion into the corner of a sandwich bag, snipped off a tiny piece with my scissors, and used it as a piping bag to make the heart.  I actually added small pink food coloring to some of the leftover chocolate, and used them same method for the pink hearts.  I would not ever recommend using the food coloring with the white chocolate to dip the balls or shapes into--food coloring isn't intended to mix with chocolate, and in large quantities it wouldn't work well. However, for such a tiny amount, instead of buying a whole bag if Wilton melts, I did it, and it worked fine.

5.  Refrigerate 1 hour, or until firm!

oreo heart truffles, valentine's day dessert

It really is SO, SO easy! This method can be applied to any holiday--think of all the possibilities!!!   Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July...the sky is the limit!  It's also a fun activity to do with kids.  I always have little helpers in the kitchen, so my end product is never perfect, but it's always charming, and it's always a fun way to spend time with my kids.

I absolutely love how they turned out, and I think I've found our Valentine's Day dessert!

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Oreo {Heart} Truffles
 
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Use a cookie cutter to transform the delicious Oreo Truffles recipe by Kraft into a fun holiday shape! These hearts are perfect for Valentine's Day!!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 36 Oreos, finely crushed
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 16 oz. Baker's Semi-sweet Chocolate (chocolate chips work too!)
Instructions
  1. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended. Once the Oreo and cream cheese mixture is ready to go, set the bowl aside. Lightly butter a 9 x 13 baking dish (I wanted to make sure it wouldn't stick), then spread your Oreo mixture inside the dish. It might not go all the way to the edges, depending on how much of it you've already eaten. :) You want it about ¼-1/2 inch thick. Cover it with plastic wrap, and place in the freezer for approximately 1 hour. (I kept mine in for several hours, and it was just fine.)
  2. Remove the dish from the freezer, and use your cookie cutter of choice to cut out shapes from the now hard mixture. My cookie cutter easily went through, but the mixture was hard enough that it didn't stick, and came out easily. I wiggled the cookie cutter around a little bit, just to make sure it went all the way through, and actually used it to remove the shape from the pan. Place all the shapes on a piece of wax paper.
  3. Melt the chocolate as indicated on the Baker's Squares box. I've used white chocolate chips and chocolate chips in place of the Baker's Squares, and it's always worked well. I place them in a glass bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then repeat for another 30 seconds. If you want different colors for different holidays, the Wilton Melts are great! When the chocolate is ready, use two forks to dip each heart (or other shape), cover it in chocolate, and shake off the excess. Place them back on the wax paper to harden.
  4. I wanted to add a little something more to my hearts, so I used the leftover white chocolate to create smaller hearts on top. I scooped a small portion into the corner of a sandwich bag, snipped off a tiny piece with my scissors, and used it as a piping bag to make the heart. I actually added small pink food coloring to some of the leftover chocolate, and used them same method for the pink hearts. I would not ever recommend using the food coloring with the white chocolate to dip the balls or shapes into--food coloring isn't intended to mix with chocolate, and in large quantities it wouldn't work well. However, for such a tiny amount, instead of buying a whole bag if Wilton melts, I did it, and it worked fine.
  5. Refrigerate 1 hour, or until firm!

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Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and most of her posts revolve around making her home a beautiful, organized, and fun place to be. When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.
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  1. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing

  2. Nancy Sapp says:

    OHHHHHHHHHH, Can U say YUMMY!! Sounds so delicious! And here I am trying to keep the weight off!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. You had me at Oreo…… :-)
    Can’t wait to try, sounds delicious!!

  4. I will definitely be making these! Yummy and cute!

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