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Pampered Chef: Oreo Truffles

  1. sheilanyc

    sheilanyc Novice Member

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    Hi! I wanted to know if anyone had the recipe for Oreo Truffles?

    Thanks,
    Sheila :)
     
    Dec 16, 2005
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  2. beepampered

    beepampered Veteran Member

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    Truffle Recipe

    Here's the recipe. They need to be done before a show because of the freezing time. Also, anyone who know how to neatly dip the balls in the chocolate I would love to hear your tip. I just do half the ball since it gets to messy otherwise...BEE

    Oreo Truffle Balls

    Chocolate or Vanilla Baking Bark
    1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
    1 pkg. Oreo Cookies

    Melt chocolate in double boiler. Add solid vegetable shortening, ½ teaspoon at a time as needed to make the mixture smooth. (Do not add liquid oil or water to chocolate or it will clump.) Chop the entire package of Oreo cookies with the Food Chopper. Mix with cream cheese. Scoop out balls of mixture using the Small Scoop. Place in freezer until firm (30 minutes to 1 hour) .Dip in melted chocolate, one at a time, and place on parchment paper or wax paper until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

    Other tips: I like the white chocolate ones best. Plus you can drizzle some dark chocolate over them to make creative designs. For the holidays, you can use food coloring in the white chocolate. Easy and fun!!
     

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    Dec 16, 2005
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  3. sheilanyc

    sheilanyc Novice Member

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    Thanks for the recipe! Have you ever tried using a spoon to dip the balls? It might be less messy.

    Sheila
     
    Dec 17, 2005
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  4. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    Have you used the tool that comes with the double boiler to do the dipping? That helps me be less messy.

    I have found that using the scoop like you suggest makes it much neater to make cookies and candies but I get much less on my fingers to taste (I never do that at shows!! :eek: ) and my hands don't get so dry from washing them all the time. The good thing is I end up with more cookies. :p

    And thanks for the recipe, by the way!
     
    Dec 17, 2005
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  5. Kristen

    Kristen Member

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    Does anyone know how many truffles this recipe makes? Also, can the truffles be dipped in chocolate melted in the microwave? I don't have the Double Boiler. Thanks!
     
    Feb 10, 2006
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  6. Cindycooks

    Cindycooks Veteran Member Silver Member

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    I used tongs to dip these at Christmas and it worked great. I'm sure it would work with the chocolate melted in the microwave as long as the choc is melted really well. It has to be pretty thin. I always add a little paraffin wax to chocolate when I am making candy (you can get it with the canning supplies at the grocery store). Candy makers use it. It makes the chocolate a little smoother and thinner and keeps it from melting if you keep the candy out.
    These are messy to make - here is what I do. Put the oreos in a gallon ziploc freezer bag (they are thicker) and crush by poundiing with the flat side of the meat tenderizer, or roll with bakers roller. Add the soften cream cheese, zip up and smish with your hands over and over and over! No messy hands! Then I got them out with the scoop and rolled. Your hand still end up messy but at least you don't have to squish them! Worked great.
     
    Feb 11, 2006
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  7. ChefBeth2

    ChefBeth2 Member

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    How many Truffles does the recipe make?

    Also, are they messy to eat? I'm planning to make these for a party on Saturday night. If I keep them refrigerated and then put them out on a plate for people, will they melt or get all over the person's hands?

    Thanks for any input!

    Beth in PA
     
    Aug 1, 2006
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  8. maryhenderlite

    maryhenderlite Member

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    I usually get ALOT (40+ never did count them)!! I make smaller little balls (small scoop), and then freeze them. They will keep along time (that is if they aren't eaten :) ) From my experience they have not melted and are not messy. Now, I haven't ever had them sitting outside or anything. I highly recommend these. They are awesome!!!
     
  9. ChefBeth2

    ChefBeth2 Member

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    Is this a Pampered Chef recipe?

    Where is this recipe found?

    Thanks,

    Beth in PA
     
    Aug 2, 2006
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  10. whiteyteresa

    whiteyteresa Veteran Member

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    I have done something like the oreo truffles before and I just used a long tooth pick to dip the balls into chocolate. I insert the tooth pick and dip - just depends if I pull them out or not. Sometimes I leave them in for my guest to pick them up with especially if the tooth pick are decorative. I will freeze the insert from the chillzanne rectangle serve. and then when I am ready to dip them I put then directly on the frozen chillzanne lined with parchment paper of crouse. and I have never had a problem with being too messy.
     
  11. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    I don't think this is an "official" PC recipe - but it has been making the rounds on loops since I started w/ PC.
    During the Fall/Winter months I offer them as a gift when the host has 15 or more guests - I bring them as a treat for everyone. (I just keep some in the freezer all the time - ready to dip when I need them) A variation I really like - use the Mint Oreos, and add a drop of mint flavoring to the mix and use dark chocolate to coat them.....everyone thinks they are yummy & festive!
     
    Aug 2, 2006
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  12. jasonmva

    jasonmva Advanced Member Silver Member

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    I have used a regular tablespoon to coat them and remove them. It works ok and gets the job done. The trick I learned is to let the chocolate cool just a bit before the dipping commences.

    The ones that have been the biggest hit with me are the Cool Mint double stuff dipped in white chocolate.

    I tried the peanut butter double stuffs and they weren't that great.

    My partner suggested to me that I should try the new Uh Oh's (the Vanilla cookie with the cream filling). That will be the next experiment.
     
    Aug 2, 2006
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  13. ShanaSmith

    ShanaSmith Veteran Member Silver Member

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    I melt the chocolate in the micro and it works great. I use a bag of either white or milk chocolate chips and add crisco to thin it out a little. I have never frozen mine before dipping either. I have the best results with a tablespoon and a fork. I let the truffle sit on the fork over the bowl for a moment before I transfer it to wax or parchment paper.
     
    Aug 2, 2006
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