Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Oreo Truffles

The Boundary Waters trip was a success, all 6 people came back - a little worse for the wear and very tired - but fun was had by all.
My cousin, uncle, moi, my boyfriend, father, and brother on our day canoe trip. 
It was beautiful in a way as only untouched nature can be.
Sunset over Lake Sawbill
  I never did get around to figuring out what to make since many delicious desserts for campfires revolve around the Dutch Oven and I was not very organized in finding and planning out ingredients so s'mores were served instead.  

However, upon returning I had one full day to plan and make a delicious treat for my boyfriend's 21st birthday.  
Us with the Cannoli birthday cake I made him last year for his 20th.

We usually make cakes for each other, but this year it was decided that he would have an ice cream cake.  I am not patient enough to try making a Baked Alaska yet, although it is on my list of desserts to try, so (please do not take away my baking queen crown for this) I purchased a DQ cake.  Even though I did not have to make a cake, I needed to make him some sort of treat, because as everyone knows the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. After getting the ingredients I came home and cranked on some French Broadway Music (from Le Roi Soleil) and I made one of his favorite holiday desserts - Gourmet Oreo Truffles.  

It is very simple to make and tastes heavenly, especially if one is an Oreo lover like me.

1 Package Oreos
8oz. Cream Cheese
Vanilla Almond Bark

1.Crush the entire package of oreos (cream and all) into a fine dust.  I used a food processor to get it into a powder.

2. Mix the cream cheese and Oreo powder in a medium bowl into one large ball.  It can sometimes be tricky so I usually wash my hands and hand mix the two together.

Halfway through mixing

3. Form the mixture into smaller teaspoon size balls and lay out on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.  Put the balls into a fridge or freezer for 10 minutes or until chilled so that they will keep their shape when dipping in the almond bark.

4. Melt the Almond Bark while the truffle insides are chilling.  When all is melted, using a fork, dip the slightly chilled balls into the almond bark so that it is completely coated.  Set coated truffle back onto wax paper.  When all are coated, put trays back into freezer or fridge until the Almond Bark has hardened.

When they are ready, serve for a delicious and gourmet treat made form one of America's favorite cookies.

I showed up at the boyfriend's house with these and he had to have one right away.  It was a sweet treat for a wonderfully special day.  We celebrated by going out for a little Italian lunch at Cosetta's in St. Paul and went out to eat later that night with his family for dinner and his first sips of alcoholic beverages, none of which really appealed to his taste buds.  All around it was a wonderful day spending another birthday with him.  

Together at the Boundary Waters
However, next year I will have to make an extra special cake to make up for buying one this year.  I had better start devising and researching delectables for next year....


  1. I'm prejudiced - but this is a very sweet post -literally and baking.

  2. Oh, oreo truffles are something I've always wanted to make...they look so sinful!! Hope your guy had a great day =)

  3. Quick girl - I want that cannoli cake recipe! All the best with your blog - You've had excellent training from your mom.

  4. My goodness those are delightful! And a Happy Birthday to your boyfriend :)

  5. I had used the Bon Appetit recipe which I cannot seem to find on their site, so I found this via google and it is very similar:

    I did not brush the cake layers with anything and I used 40oz of ricotta instead of 32oz ricotta/8oz cream cheese, however, my filling was perhaps a little thinner than it may should have been. I only put cannolis on top for decoration- one day I will learn the art of cake decorating.

    And Merci to everyone, my boyfriend had a wonderful day :)

  6. OMGoodness, Linda took the words right out of my mouth, the cannoli cake recipe! Congrats on your new blog, have fun with it. Can't wait to see what you'll be whipping up, I can see already you're as gifted as your wonderful mom!

  7. Scrumptious truffles! Congrats on your new blog here!

  8. oh my gosh...I didn't know you were Claudia's daughter! Well, hello ;)

  9. Stopped by from your Mom's to say hi! What sinful little treats these oreo truffles are! I wouldn't of been able to resist eating them right away. Happy Birthday to your boyfriend!

  10. What a lovely post. Mom sent me this time but I'll be back on my own volition. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  11. Cannoli cake and oreo truffles .... both look and sound soooooo good! Your boyfriend is a lucky guy! Happy belated birthday to him!

  12. Happy day! Love the dessert and music combo! Glad I have met your mom and so very happy to meet you! Keep up the posts!

  13. i am going to pass this recipe along to my daughter so she can make these for her boyfriend; he loves them and she loves him.

  14. Hey Kirsten, I have a little something for you. Please feel free to hop over to collect it。Thanks & have a nice day。
    Cheers, Kristy

  15. Sounds like your boyfriend had a fabulous birthday! The cannoli cake that you made last year sounds wonderful. However, those oreo truffles sounds like they would be easy to keep popping in your mouth! They look like sinful little balls of joy:)

  16. I'm all for Oreo balls! Decedent! Happy birthday to your boyfriend!