salted caramel oreo truffles

ok. this is simply simple and divine…
i love oreo truffles. love ’em. any flavor. any kind of chocolate. any kind of decoration. love ’em. i’ll eat them ALL!!! so, of course i bought the ingredients to make them this year. i had a bag of caramels staring at me from the pantry, and it occurred to me that this bag of caramels would like to make-friends with my favorite ‘cookie’. so, the girls and i kindly introduced them! guess what! they hit it off and are now madly in love! woo hoo! hubby came home and devoured the few i had sitting out, commenting between happy groans that they were gooooood.

so here’s how easy it is…

1. slowly pulverize a bag of chocolate oreos (or imitators) in your food processor. once it’s a fine powder – stop.

2. add in an entire 8 oz block of cream cheese in manageable chunks, blending until it’s all one happy gooey family.

3. melt caramels (according to package suggestions – aka add the 2 tbsp of milk and heat in microwave til creamy. stir often and well.)

my little caramel fairies…  they took their duties so seriously.  it was adorable.  even eden grace was focused.  haha

4. pour about 1/2 c. of melted caramel into mixture and about THREE PINCHES of kosher salt. blend until the caramel and salt is incorporated well.

5. transfer to a glass dish and cover with plastic wrap.

6. let it hang out in the freezer for at least an hour. the caramel makes this mixture extremely difficult to work with – impossible to work with, unless it’s very firm. it will also warm up and turn all gooey on you quickly, so freeze between rolling/dipping.

7.  using a spoon, scoop out a tablespoon at a time, and roll into a ball between your clean, dry palms.  

8. melt chocolate of choice.

9. dip each frozen ball into the chocolate (i like to roll it around between two spoons). place it on wax paper and decorate. i used clear sugar crystals b/c it reminded me of salt. my next batch may have drizzled caramel and crystals.

update…my next batch did in fact get the caramel drizzle treatment, and whoa, buddy!  they are yummy!!!



10. eat them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

11.  share them?

the creamy texture of this recipe is unbelievable! you would never guess that they were made with cookies! seriously. these truffles are smoother, richer, and more ganache-like than any truffle i have ever eaten. they are awesome. and easy. and yummy. and a cinch. and deliciously rich. and awesome. did i say that already? ๐Ÿ˜‰

i mean, look at that!

long live the truffle. amen.
what’s your holiday weakness?

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Comments

  1. Sunny Murphy says

    Can’t wait to make these! We have several Oreo lovers in our family! Could you please include a printable version of your recipes with your explanations & beautiful pictures? It would be so very helpful! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • kloverhouse says

      Hi Sunny! Thank you! I just had a big spoonful of the filling! It is my favorite! I hope you love it! And I would LOVE to include printables! Know anyone technical who can help me with that?! lol Seriously, I need to do that and plan on it. Just need to buckle down and figure it out. And when I do…you’ll be the first to hear! Merry Christmas!

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