Forget love. Let’s be honest here, the best part of Valentine’s Day is the chocolates, heart-shaped cookies and desserts made to impress. In my mind, quality treats are a way better Valentine’s gift than cards, jewelry or a giant stuffed bear. I can say that if someone showed up at my house with a plate of these Oreo truffles, I would be their Valentine in a heartbeat. They are perfect to make to take to a Valentine’s party to share with friends, wrap up and give as a gift to your significant other or scarf down with some milk and a good movie if you are spending Valentine’s Day alone.
The problem with dessert recipes though is that usually they are extremely complicated, expensive and time consuming. If you are like me, you are no chef and don’t want to spend lots of money or time in the kitchen making something. Luckily, I have the perfect solution to this dilemma. These award-winning truffles are great because they are super fast and easy, but look deceptively fancy. They are so delicious, they might be the thing that scores you a date this year.
–1 package of regular Oreos (36 cookies)
–8 oz cream cheese
–Baking chocolate or candy melts for dipping
Crush the whole package of Oreos into a bowl. You can crumble them with your hands, use a blender or food processor or put them in a Ziplock bag and throw them against the wall until they are broken into fine pieces.
Mix in the cream cheese. This is a little easier if you take it out of the fridge beforehand and let it soften up a bit. This step isn’t quite as fun as the smashing, but still rewarding because again, you can use your (very clean, freshly washed) hands to squish it around, or a spoon if you want to be more civil. It will feel a bit like playdough when it is all mixed together.
Shape the mixture into balls (or any shape you want, wink wink nudge nudge). Balls are just the easiest to dip. Place them on waxed paper and then freeze them for 10-15 minutes. If you don’t, you are going to end up with lumpy balls … And nobody likes those.
While the truffles are freezing, microwave your candy melts or baking chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for about 30 seconds. Stir, then microwave for another 30 seconds and repeat until they are smooth.
One at a time, carefully drop the Oreo truffles into your melted dipping material of choice — make sure they are completely covered. Then use two forks to remove them from the bowl easily and place them back on their waxed paper or on a plate if you are going to serve them immediately. Before they harden, put some sprinkles on top if you so desire.
Finally, stuff your face to get rid of those Valentine’s feels, or share the love with your friends or significant other. They are best the day they are made, but can be refrigerated or frozen as well.