12/21/11



I love chocolate and any excuse to have some. I especially love chocolate around the holidays when you really don't care about what your eating because it's a time to forget your troubles and have an enjoyable time with loved ones.

I always try to include a chocolate dessert of some kind as long as it isn't too difficult to make. Which is why I chose to make Kraft Easy Oreo Truffles as part of our #Dessert1st series with Kraft Canada and www.dessertcentre.ca!



The only thing is, I have never before made truffles in my life. They always looked so difficult and time consuming but the recipe I was introduced to (which you will find at the end of the post) is pretty simple for the average baker. But I'm not the average baker. I love baking and creating yummy treats, I think I was nervous because these are being served at our holiday dinner Saturday so there will be people besides my two kids and hubby trying them. The perfectionist in me comes out! I was hoping mine turned out as pretty as in the picture.

I managed to find the cream cheese at the grocery store, Kraft Canada provided the Oreos and Bakers chocolate in my holiday basket! I found out that these freeze really well so I made them a few days in advance, it's been busy so having these premade in the freezer will save us a lot of time on Saturday!

Crushing up the Oreos was easy, no problem but then came adding the cream cheese which I accidentally left in the fridge until the last minute instead of taking out and letting it soften a bit, it was hard to mix. I even tried the hand mixer, it broke. Eventually hubby helped weak little me soften it enough that I could finish and put it back in the fridge for a bit to harden and make the truffle balls.

After making the truffle balls they went back in the freezer. I find it was easier to coat them when they were chilled. In between waiting periods the door bell wouldn't stop ringing and making the dogs go wild barking. That's every day but when you are trying to bake something to perfection that you have never made before and are hoping doesn't come out as mush, it's stressful!

A little while later I went to check and see if they were ready so I could start melting the chocolate and get these truffles made. As I open the freezer little guy is bouncing around in the living room (no, he had no chocolate or cookies while I was making these!) and fell into the side of the lounger.

When I looked to see if he was OK the pan of chocolate truffles slipped out of the freezer. I managed to catch them and salvage them back into position on the pan. I am never that good, on a typical day they probably would have hit the floor and had me sobbing about all my hard work gone to waste.

I put them back in the freezer and melted the chocolate on the stove top. I am happy to say the melting and coating process was a success! Nothing was burned (including myself) or ruined in any way! I used one of Kraft's kitchen tips and used two spoons to roll the truffles in the melted chocolate for an even coat and little to no mess.

Guess what? They look lovely and they taste awesome! In fact K taste tested them and asked if she could give a few to her teacher as a gift for Christmas. I thought it was a great idea so I set up a little gift bag with a few wrapped in saran wrap and decorative holiday tissue paper. Perfect gift as they are nut free too!




I had left over chocolate and cookie crumbs for some reason so I mixed the two together and let them harden in the freezer making some yummy, chocolate Oreo treats for the kids!

Thank you Kraft Canada for sending along the holiday kit and getting me into the spirit of things with holiday baking! We can't wait to whip up our next batch of holiday sweetness. In the meantime, here is the recipe we followed for the truffles!




Easy Oreo Truffles Recipe:


What You Need

1 pkg. (350 g) Oreo Cookies, finely crushed, divided
1 pkg. (250 g) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
2 pkg. (8 squares each) Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate
Make It


Crush Oreo cookies into fine crumbs.


Remove 1 Tbsp. cookie crumbs; set aside. Mix cream cheese and remaining cookie crumbs until well blended. Shape into 42 (1-inch) balls. Refrigerate 30 min.

Melt chocolate squares as directed on package, you can add a tsp of butter or margarine to give the chocolate a glaze shine. Dip balls in chocolate; place in single layer on parchment or waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.

Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Join in the conversation of bringing back sweetness to the holidays and have dessert 1st with @KraftCanada and hashtag #Dessert1st this holiday season!

Happy Holiday baking and making!

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12 comments:

  1. I so want to make these. I am a sucker for chocolate :)

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  2. Oh! they look delicious! You did a fantastic job on them!

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  3. Oh wow - those look so yummy and easy enough to make, right?! I've never made truffles either.

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  4. I made these,and they ARE yummy,,and dipped in white chocoalte is oh so yummy too!

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  5. I have that same recipe to try from Kraft, it came the day before Emma broke her arm and I spent the weekend in the hospital with her. :( they do look yummy and so I'm hoping to get them done this week....

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  6. OMG! *Homer drool* I feel the same way! Any reason to have chocolate, I'll take it! I'll have to try this! Thank-you and Kraft for sharing this! Holiday baking is my fave! Happy Holidays love!

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  7. Mmm, those look YUMMY!
    I'm adding these to my "Must Try" list!

    Jody
    Mommy Moment

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  8. Mmm! They look and sound delicious! :-) Thanks for sharing

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  9. I fear truffles huge time. It is something Hubby loves but I fear making them. They always sound so flipping hard! One day I will dive in and attempt them. I too am a bit of a perfectionist with my baking, so making something tedious would surely send me for a whirl!

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