December is always a busy month for me. With holiday shopping, festive parties, final exams and papers, reunions with friends & family who are home for the holidays, as well as travel plans (I’m leaving for a three-week trip to Asia today!) on my agenda, I barely have any time for baking therapy. Every year, I always like to give homemade treats as Christmas gifts to my coworkers. This (busy) year, I took the easy, no-bake route and made Oreo truffles or cookie balls. These are delicious, festive, easy to make, and there are only three ingredients!

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Oreo truffle/cookie ball recipe (yields 30-35 truffles):

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound/package of Oreos (any kind), crushed
  • 1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pound vanilla-flavored candy coating or almond bark, coarsely chopped

Directions:

  1. Combine crushed Oreo cookies and cream cheese in a bowl. Use your hands to really mix them together.
  2. Form ping-pong size balls by rolling them in your palms and place in a bowl/tray; freeze for 20 minutes
  3. Prepare a separate tray by lining it with wax paper
  4. Melt candy coating via double boiler method (on low heat) double_boiler
  5. Drop balls in melted candy coating, one at a time. Lift by poking the ball with a toothpick. Tap gently to get rid of excess coating. This may take some practice.
  6. Gently shake the truffle off the toothpick and onto the wax paper.
  7. Keep refrigerated before serving.

Jamie’s tips for this recipe:

  • Freezing or refrigerating the balls before dipping is essential; the balls won’t crumble when they’re being dipped
  • You can use any type of cookies: any flavor Oreos, Nutter Butter, etc.
  • Feel free to turn these truffles into truffle pops by adding lollipop sticks, which can be purchased at any Wal-Mart or A.C. Moore stores. The lollipop sticks also make the balls easier to dip in the coating.
  • Decoration ideas (great for hiding visible mistakes!): melt milk/dark chocolate and drizzle over the coated balls for a fancy look; roll fresh-coated balls in sprinkles or chopped nuts; sprinkle Oreo crumble over fresh-coated balls.
  • Wrap some truffles in a goodie bag, tie with a ribbon, and gift them to family, friends, and coworkers.

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If you love Oreos, this is a must-try recipe!

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