Are you looking forward to the return of summer picnics and cookouts? Fingers crossed that 2021 will be the season of long-awaited family and friend reunions. In anticipation of these festivities, it’s time to start gathering some crowd-pleasing recipes that are a snap to pull together.
And what better base ingredient to use than Oreo cookies. The classic chocolate-creme sandwich cookie is no only delicious in its simplicity but also lends itself so well to other recipes.
The best part of these Oreo truffles is how they look so pretty and fancy yet only require three basic ingredients: Oreo cookies, cream cheese and chocolate. You can use melting chocolate wafers or even chocolate chips, which is convenient since you might already have one or the other on hand in your pantry.
Jaclyn, the founder of Cooking Classy, noted that she likes to use a food processor to blend up the cookies to a fine crumb to make mixing the cream cheese easier and the final dessert a little smoother.
You can also place the cookies in a gallon zip bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into fine crumbs. However, the food processor will make life a lot easier, so it’s a great tip.
Though this three-ingredient recipe is easy to put together, you’ll need to leave time for them to chill and set — twice. After rolling the mix into balls, they go into the freezer to set up before coating with the melted chocolate, which also needs time to set. This can get a little messy, but Jaclyn has some helpful tips to minimize the chaos.
You can also add your own touches to this recipe. Peppermint Oreo truffles are a great treat to serve during the holidays, but who says you can’t enjoy a minty dessert any time? And with new Oreo flavors coming out all the time, there are a lot of ways to get creative with this recipe as your foundation.