Monday, June 27, 2011

Project 52 - Week 26

This week marks the official middle of the year. 

I'm kind of working on #33 - Start cooking through the hundreds of recipes I have saved and never made. I would be making better headway through this goal if I would stop saving new recipes.

I found this recipe from the blog Memoirs of Two Wicked Chefs. This is a new recipe, not an old one from my overflowing folder. But, who can resist Oreos!
(Not me!)

Oreo Truffles

1 pkg. oreos (I used mint oreos)
1 pkg. cream cheese
1 pkg. white chocolate
1 pkg. milk chocolate

Crush oreos by hand or with food processor.
Mix in cream cheese until evenly mixed.
Roll cookie mix into balls of preferred size and place in refrigerator to cool and harden.
Once balls have hardened, melt chocolate using a double boiler, or microwave, and dip the balls quickly in the chocolate.
Place in fridge until ready to serve.
I had no trouble mixing the cookies, cream cheese, and forming into balls.

However, I did have a bit of trouble with the white chocolate. To be fair, good quality chocolate was recommended. The white chocolate I used had been in my cupboard for quite a long time. I was saving it for some recipe that I had planned to make, but by the time I finally got around to getting white chocolate, I couldn't remember what I was going to use it for. That happens way too many times.  

An-y-way... My chocolate wasn't melting very nicely. It was too thick. And, it seems I did the exactly wrong thing. Hoping to make it a little thinner, I added, (blush) heavy cream. Hey, I never claimed to be Martha Stewart.

My chocolate went from thick to thicker, instantly! Before this disaster, I had tinted it green, since the flavor was mint.

However, chocolate is chocolate, so, I intended to use it no matter what! I took little balls of green chocolate, and pounded it out into flattened shapes, then rolled it around the oreo balls.
They weren't pretty, but they were edible! I put them back in the fridge to harden.
 I had intended to cover them in more chocolate, to make them prettier, and chocolatier, but, they soon disappeared, before I got around to it.

No one seemed to mind that they only had one layer of chocolate!


  1. Ha! Ha! You just found out what this chef of 40 plus years has long doesn't have to 'look' good. It has to 'taste' good!!! ^_^

  2. This is a cool recipe! And it doesn't matter how they look, it's how they taste, and they must have been awesome!

  3. Beauty is in the taste buds of the one who devours ;o)

  4. I had a good laugh at your post because I always seem to collect recipes from magazines and I never make them. Not sure I will bring myself to do the oreo one though after reading about your experience...

  5. Oh my gosh, what could have possibly made all that hard work disappear?
    If that white chocolate (or any chocolate)at your house gets old, simply send it to me, you don't have to suffer, I'll do it for you.

  6. I am a wonderful grandmother until it comes to the area of baking (or even cooking for that matter). I AM a LOUSY cook and gave up even trying.

    Oh Well, my family loves me anyway, hamburger helper and all!...kt

  7. Darlene great job. I think they actually look decent. I'm really glad you had a chance to try out our recipe and thank you so much for the feedback. Happy cooking!

  8. Thanks for this... I am always looking for something different to serve. this looks like fun. Blessings, Joanne

  9. Really funny post thinking about you pounding the green chocolate balls. They do look like they turned out well and that is all that matters. If I tried to make this recipe I would not get too far because every Oreo would be eaten before they even got into the bowl. I have never met an Oreo I did not like. Give me a glass of milk and an Oreo and I am content. Oh yeah!!!

    God bless.

  10. wow, Darlene, i bet they must have been tasteful! great recipe, too!
    i'm going to have to try it out.

    have a great day!
    betty xx

  11. I think the wife would like this but I don't care for chocolate. They looked very good and seems like you put a lot of work into them. I am not surprised they went fast.

  12. Yum, these were amazing. When are you making them again?


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