Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Oreo Truffles

Every once in awhile, the hubs actually comes home with a request for a specific food item. Since it is so rare to get this kind of input, I always do my best to make it happen. In this case, he was working a job in Granite City and he got to know one of the plant personnel pretty well. She is very interested in cooking and all things “food” and told him about a request she had from a family member to make Oreo Truffles for an upcoming wedding.

Now keep in mind that my husband really doesn’t have a sweet tooth. Generally, if he asks me to make something sweet for him, it is so he can take it to work to share, but he rarely eats any of it himself. In these cases, I try to put him off because I don’t enjoy putting time into making something that I know he’s not going to eat. So, when he kept bringing up the topic of the Oreo Truffles, I finally had to break down and make them.

It was a very simple recipe, with three ingredients. Yep, that’s right. THREE.

Here you go....

In a food processor, combine one (standard size) package of Oreos and one (8 ounce) brick of cream cheese, and pulse until the cookies have been reduced to crumbs and are well blended with the cream cheese.

Scoop the mixture into balls (I used my smallest cookie scoop) and roll between your hands for a more uniform shape. If they are too soft to handle, place the balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet and pop them in the freezer until they can be handled without making you look like the perpetrator of an Oreo massacre.Once the balls are all shaped, melt about 16 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate and dip the balls in the chocolate to coat. Top with something pretty (I used white sugar crystals but you could use cookie crumbs, sprinkles, sanding sugar or nothing at all, if you’re a purist), and then put the sheet back in the fridge or freezer until the chocolate sets.Then, place the tray in front of your husband and anyone else in the vicinity, stand back and watch the carnage.

I pulled these out last night while the hubs’ buddy MG was visiting and we were all hanging out on the deck. (MG was the best man at our wedding and one of our son’s favorite “uncles”) MG has a firm rule about eating. Once he has a beer in his hand, no more food is going to pass his lips until he is done drinking. Well, he broke that rule last night.

Have you ever had one of those moments where someone tastes food that you have made, and you are watching them. You see an expression come over their face that makes you wonder if something has gone horribly wrong....did you accidentally use salt instead of sugar......how old were the eggs that you used.....do beer and chocolate turn to acid when combined in a man’s mouth.....

And then, he points at you, nodding gently and licking his fingers, and through a chocolate mustache says, “You’re an evil woman.....”

Yes, that’s when you know you have achieved nirvana. Its easy enough to please someone with chocolate. But take a carnivore who is not a huge fan of sweets, and definitely doesn’t like to eat when he is drinking....and bring him to his knees with one bite. Yeah, I call that success. And yes, he took a container home with him.

Now, my co-workers are blessed with what I could salvage from the fray last night, and we’ll see what they think. But come on...its chocolate...and Oreos....really, its kind of a no-brainer.....

5 comments:

girlichef said...

Yup, evil ;) These are one of those things I've been meaning to make FOR EV ER! They're back in my head now...wishing I could engage in the carnage...

Krista said...

I made these around Easter time. Turned em' into lil' bunnies. They are SO good. I had to give em' away. My husband isn't big on sweets either, which leaves the burden of eating all things dessert in the house to me. Not good!

Loved that story about MG. Not me, drinking gives me the munchies. : )

The Food Hunter said...

I've got to make this...they look amazing.

David said...

Beer then chocolate? Oh HELL no. These are awesome with a nice glass of wine!!

Deanna said...

Oh.My.Gosh! These look sooooo good! I can't really have a lot of sugar, but yeah, I'm making these this weekend!