These no bake Mummified Oreo Cream Cheese Truffles will be the life of your Halloween party. Simply mix, roll, and dip them. Then, get ready for the fun part…decorating with candy eyes and chocolate mummy bandages.
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Easy Oreo Cream Cheese Truffles…Mummfied!
If you’re searching for an easy way to add some spooky intrigue to your Halloween table, you have found it! These Oreo Cream Cheese Truffles contain very few, easy to find ingredients and are a lot of fun to make.
Everyone loves the classic Oreo cookie. Imagine that delicious cookie flavour mixed with cream cheese as though it was an oreo cheesecake. Yep, these truffles are that good. Best of all, they are ‘no bake’ treats you can whip up while other things are baking in the oven.
Oreo Cream Cheese Truffle Ingredients
Each ingredient that goes into these Oreo Truffles is available at your nearest grocery store. There’s nothing fancy about this sweet treat, other than the candy eyes.
- Oreo Cookies
- Cream Cheese
- Vanilla Extract
- White Chocolate Chips
- Vegetable Oil
- Candy Eyes
For this recipe, you will use the whole cookie. The the icing layer brings a bit of moisture and helps to form the cookie into balls. Use regular Oreos only, as ‘Double Stuf’ have too much filling and will compromise the texture of the final product.
This recipe was developed using a full fat block of cream cheese. Please do not substitute the low fat version as it will not have the right consistency to form stable truffle balls.
Pro tip: Cut the cream cheese block up and have it at room temperature before adding it to the food processor. This will help the mixture come together quicker.
Use a high quality vanilla extract for the best flavour. Imitation vanilla extract does not have the depth of flavour required for most recipes. Buy the good stuff and thank me later.
Why Should I Add Salt to Sweet Recipes?
In short, salt is a flavour enhancer. It enhances the flavour of any recipe, savoury or sweet. While you don’t want the truffles to actually taste salty, the addition of salt will enhance the chocolate flavour of the Oreo cookies.
While there is no sugar added to this recipe, the Oreos are quite sweet. Salt is needed to balance that sweetness. Instead of tasting like sugary sweet bombs, the truffles have a more balanced chocolate cheesecake flavour.
Furthermore, if you want to get a science-y, the salt will emulsify the fats in the cream cheese and stabilize them. Salt brings all of the other ingredients together and reduces oily textures.
White Chocolate Chips vs. Candy Melts
While this recipe specifies melting white chocolate chips, then blending them with vegetable oil, you can also use candy melts.
The difference between the two products is that high quality white chocolate chips (known as couverture) will contain only cocoa solids and cocoa butter. Candy melts are a compound chocolate and already contain an added amount of vegetable fats.
Couverture must be properly tempered (melted to a key temperature, then recrystallized) in order to result in the desired high gloss hard shelled finished product.
Compound chocolate can simply be melted and used immediately without the process of tempering. Although it is considered to be lower in quality, beginners often choose to use compound chocolate when preparing bonbons as the process of tempering is a lengthy and high-level skill.
How to Make Oreo Cream Cheese Truffles
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, parchment, or wax paper and set aside.
Pulse (whole) Oreo cookies in the bowl of a food processor or high powered blender until they are pulverized into fine crumbs. Alternatively crush Oreos in a ziploc bag with a rolling pin.
Next, add cream cheese, vanilla, and salt, and pulse (or mix) until the oreo mixture becomes moist and clumps together.
Using a large melon baller, small cookie dough scoop, or measuring spoon, scoop a tablespoon of the Oreos cream cheese mixture, then roll it into a ball with your hands. Repeat with the remaining mixture and place the balls about 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet.
Pop the Oreo balls into your fridge and chill for about 30 minutes. You can also freeze them for about 15-20 minutes, if preferred.
Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Start with 30 seconds in the microwave, then stir. Continue microwaving in 10-15 second intervals (stirring in between each interval)until they are 80% melted.
Let sit briefly, then stir to allow the heat of the melted chocolate to melt the remainder of the chocolate. When the white chocolate is fully melted, add in the vegetable oil and continue stirring until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
Working as quickly, but as thoroughly as possible, dip truffles into the white chocolate. Use a fork to lift the Oreo ball out of the white chocolate coating and allow the excess chocolate to drip off into the bowl.
Place the coated Oreo truffles back onto the parchment paper and repeat the process until all of the balls are coated.
Decorating Mummified Oreo Cream Cheese Truffles
Place two eyes on the top of each truffle and allow the coating to harden on your counter for about 30 minutes, or in the freezer for around 15 minutes.
Pour the excess white chocolate into a zip lock baggie and seal. Snip off one corner of the bag (make a very small snip!) and pipe the white chocolate over the prepared truffles to create a bandaged, mummy-like appearance.
Allow the finished truffles to harden completely before serving.
How to Store Oreo Cream Cheese Truffles
These truffles will keep for 7-10 days in an airtight container in the fridge. They also freeze really well, making them a great ‘make ahead’ Halloween option.
To freeze, simply store in an airtight container and place them in the freezer for up to two month. Enjoy from frozen or thaw briefly before serving.
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