White Chocolate Covered Oreo Truffle Pops:
- 1 package Oreos (I use the regular non-double stuffed kind. You can get creative and use Mint Oreos as well).
- 1 8 oz. package cream cheese softened (I use Philadelphia Cream Cheese).
- Almond bark, chocolate bark or candy melts (see previous post for the CandiQuik brand I use).
- Optional: Food processor or Magic Bullet.
- Optional: sprinkles, nuts or other toppings of your choice.
Step 1: Leave cream cheese out to soften. Finely crush Oreos (filling and cookie together) in food processor or Magic Bullet and place in a medium bowl. Another option is to place the Oreos in a large Ziploc bag and finely crush them with a rolling pin or smash them with something heavy. Make sure all the chunks are gone.
Step 2: Add in the cream cheese and thoroughly combine with the Oreos using your hands. I usually put on plastic gloves but that is optional. The resulting batter should look shiny with no white spots from the cream cheese.
Step 3: Form one inch balls and place on parchment paper. Let freeze for about 20 to 30 minutes.
Step 4: Melt chocolate as directed on the package. Take 2-3 Oreo balls out of the freezer at a time to dip. If you take out too many, they will start to soften. Add sprinkles or other toppings quickly or else the chocolate will harden fairly quickly. Leave on parchment paper to harden.
Make sure you store these in the refrigerator because the cream cheese could spoil.
Variation (Oreo Pops): You could get fancy and put them on popsicle sticks. To do this, you just need to add one step. After you form the ball, dip a stick in chocolate and insert it into the ball. Place them in the freezer with the sticks already in them. This will help the stick adhere to the pop or else the ball will fall off. Here are the ones I made for Gabby's birthday:
Variation (Oreo Kisses): Instead of balls, you could also shape them into them into Kisses. These would be fun to do for Valentine's Day. I made these for our friends' engagement party last May. I added a little strip of paper with various sayings and wrapped them in Wilton Foil Candy Wrappers.
If you are skilled you can shape Oreo Truffle Pops into reindeer, snowmen, Santas, etc. I'm not very artistic so will stick with simple sprinkles or chocolate drizzles.