Monday, May 7, 2012

Peanut butter Oreo truffles

I had Oreo truffles for the first time at Christmas. And where the heck have I been?! Granted, I don't particularly care for Oreos unless they're thoroughly soaked in milk, but an Oreo truffle is a totally different taste experience.

So when I was thinking about what kind of sweet treat would be good for kids to make for Mother's day, Oreo truffles popped to mind—only with a twist: peanut butter!


Peanut Butter Oreo Truffles
Full batchHalf batch (if she's on a diet ;)
1 15oz package Oreos18 Oreos
4 oz cream or Neufchâtel cheese2 oz cream or Neufchâtel cheese
1/2 c creamy peanut butter, plus more if needed1/4 c creamy peanut butter, plus more if needed
12 oz chocolate (milk, semisweet, dark, chocolate chips or bars: whatever she likes)6 oz chocolate (ditto)

Crush the Oreos to fine crumbs. The fewer chunks left, the better. Typically I like to do this by putting them in Ziploc bags and attacking them with a rolling pin, but I tried doing it in a bowl with a flat-style potato masher. (Ziploc bags work better.)




Using two knives, two forks, or a pastry cutter, cut the cream/Neufchâtel cheese and peanut butter into the Oreo crumbs until thoroughly combined. You might need more peanut butter to get to the dry cookie dough consistency. You can make them as moist or as dry as you like, as long as they stick together when pinched, like at right (though I'm going to say moist is better).

Roll the truffle centers into balls. Set on a tray and refrigerate for one hour.


Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Roll the truffle centers in the chocolate and allow to cool. You can garnish them with more Oreo crumbs if you'd like!



Enjoy!

What's your favorite homemade Mother's day treat?

7 comments :

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh my sounds soooo good

Just Jaime said...

Yum! Great combo!!

Brave Brooke said...

Those sound really yummy! I'll have to try them and maybe I'll try mint oreo truffles too!

Jacqueline said...

I LOVE the addition of peanut butter to the Oreo Truffles. We have introduced so many people to these truffles and they go crazy over them. My daughter is making them for everyone because they beg for them. I will have to tell her about adding fabulous peanut butter!

Tracy said...

These look so yummy, I think my girls need to make these ;)

Christine said...

Oh my word... this looks so good!!!

Shiloh said...

Oh my word! Those look absolutely amazing!

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