|Roll into balls, about 2 teaspoons in size.|
|Dip in chocolate and garnish with sprinkles and crushed Oreos.|
Oreo Cheesecake Truffles
1 (18-ounce) package Oreo cookies
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1. Crush the Oreos until finely ground. A food processor does the best job, but if you don’t have one, throw the cookies in a ziplock bag and crush them using a rolling pin.
2. Transfer 3 cups of the Oreo crumbs to a bowl and add the cream cheese. In a stand mixer, beat until cream cheese is completely mixed into the Oreo crumbs and you have a soft, homogenous mixture. Using a small cookie scoop (or the equivalent of 2 teaspoons), scoop/roll balls of the Oreo/cream cheese mixture and place on wax paper-lined baking sheet. Once you have scooped out all of the filling, refrigerate the baking sheet for at least 30 minutes, until firm.
3. In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and shortening in 30 second increments at 50% power, stirring after each, until completely melted and smooth. Working with one Oreo ball at a time, dip it into the melted chocolate, roll it around to cover completely, then use a fork to remove it from the chocolate, letting an excess drip off. Place the dipped truffle back on the wax paper-lined sheet. Repeat with all truffles; once finished, return the baking sheet to the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.
4. Serve the truffles, or garnish with sprinkles and leftover crushed Oreos. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Yield: 4 dozen truffles
Recipe adapted from: Brown Eyed Baker