A couple nights ago one of my friends decided to throw a party: Chinese themed. What did that mean? We had Chinese food and played Chinese games. And took pictures (which I will not be posting), posing incessantly. It was a lot of fun; I especially enjoyed meeting new people because NO ONE at the party has any classes with me. Nice to branch out when our class is so big.
I have yet to learn how to make Chinese desserts, so I decided to make Oreo truffles for the party. Super easy and super fun, not to mention super tasty.
- 1 pkg Oreo cookies: 350g size
- 1 pkg cream cheese (8 oz), softened
- optional: semi-sweet chocolate chips for coating (or you could use whatever chocolate you prefer: white, milk, etc)
Crush the cookies finely-if you have a food processor, make use of it. I don’t, so I put the cookies in a big bowl and used a potato masher. Took a bit of effort but it got the job done. Add the cream cheese and mix well. Take the mixture and roll into little balls, about one inch in size. I managed to get 28 truffles out of this, even though the recipe said I should be able to get at least 3 dozen. I think mine were bigger than one in size though. Whatever.
Once you have rolled out all the truffles, place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and put in the fridge for an hour to firm up. You can serve as is, which is what I did, or you can coat them with semi-sweet chocolate chips for an outer coating.
To coat: melt the chocolate chips in a bowl-I just use the microwave. Then dip the truffles in the chocolate with a fork and let the excess drip off and place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Chill until the coating sets. I have yet to perfect the coating process for truffles; it tends to be very messy and you have to work quickly so that the chocolate doesn’t harden. Last time I did this, I had to keep microwaving the chocolate every so often.
I skipped this last step, so this was my finished product: