This recipe is actually not my own and has been passed around many times, but I thought the idea was too fun not to share. Pulse one package of Oreos in a food processor until it’s nothing but a pile of Oreo “dirt,” as my son calls it. Next, add one block of cream cheese and pulse everything together until it just starts to come together, forming a dough. If you don’t have a food processor, you can combine the cream cheese and finely crushed Oreo pieces in a bowl by mixing together with a good ‘ole wooden spoon or just your hands. (Your tailgating friends will appreciate it if you wash your hands first!) Once the cream cheese and Oreo dough is formed, shape the dough into balls, chill, then dip into candy melts of one of your team colors. Once they have hardened, drizzle the contrasting team color over the top of each truffle. They are so much fun to look at, and everyone loves Oreos! (These would also be perfect with red pink and white melts for Valentines Day)
Game day Oreo Truffles
- 1 – 14 ounce package of Oreo cookies
- 1 – 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
- Candy melts or white chocolate and food coloring for dipping
In a food processor, pulse Oreos until they are a fine crumb texture. Add in cream cheese and continue to pulse until the mixture comes together into one ball. Remove from the processor and place in a bowl. Roll into 1.5 inch balls and place on a sheet tray in the freezer for 30 minutes (or overnight if you want to make them the next day).
Melt candy melts in the microwave by cooking for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time you restart the microwave until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Dip the Oreo cream cheese balls into the candy melts and place on a cooling rack to let the excess chocolate drip off. Place the contrasting color of chocolate into a Ziplock bag, seal it, snip the corner of the bag, and use it to pipe a strip pattern over the top.
Let chocolate harden and serve.
Makes 24 Oreo truffles.