Looking for a cute treat for Valentine’s Day? Try these adorable Valentine’s Day Oreo Truffles.
The first year that my husband and I celebrated Valentine’s Day together I went all out: a heart-shaped chocolate cake, fabulous meal, candles all over the place… it was very romantic. Several, happily-married years later we still celebrate Valentine’s Day, but now it is dinner out with the kids – to Applebees. Jack ordered his first steak. He ate the whole thing and was pretty proud.
When you have school-aged children, Valentine’s Day is an anticipated event. At least one kid needs to make a box to hold their valentines during their class party. Usually the night before I’ve got the boys getting their valentines ready for said party – at some point asking me to finish up and write the rest. Hubby and I still exchange cards and a nice present, and the boys each receive a heart-shaped box of chocolates. I also enjoy making a special treat to celebrate this “holiday of luv”.
The first time I had Oreo truffles, a co-worker brought them to work around Christmas time. They tasted like chocolate cheesecake and I was hooked! Seemingly complicated, they only have three ingredients: Oreo cookies, cream cheese and candy melts (or chocolate). I usually make these truffles with the original chocolate Oreos, but there are so many flavors of Oreos: peanut butter, vanilla, birthday cake, mint, lemon – and even limited editions that come out like banana split and berry burst ice cream. I decided to be adventurous and try lemon for my Valentines Oreo Truffles.
Since this is Valentine’s Day, I wanted to make these Oreo truffles extra special and fun. I have a set of mini sweetheart cookie cutters, so I decided to cut the Oreo truffle dough into fun heart, “X” and “O” shapes!! I spread the dough out between two sheets of plastic wrap onto a cookie sheet and put it in the freezer for about an hour until it was firm. It was super easy to cut out the shapes.
I dipped each shape in pink Candy Melts and sprinkled them with cute little mini hearts.
Ta-da!! Sweet, festive little treats for this special day of “luv”. Happy Valentine’s Day!!
- 1 regular package of Oreo cookies, crushed fine
- 1 8-oz package regular cream cheese, softened
- 12 ounces chocolate, almond bark, or Candy Melts
- Sprinkles, optional
- Line a cookie sheet with plastic wrap.
- Combine the crushed Oreo cookies and cream cheese (easiest in a food processor)
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared cookie sheet and cover with another sheet of plastic wrap.
- Press/roll the mixture into an even layer about ½ inch thick.
- Place the tray in the freezer until the mixture is firm, about 1 hour.
- Cut out the truffles with a cookie cutter.
- Place the cut-outs on another baking lined with parchment paper and put them back in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a small bowl.
- Working with one frozen truffle at a time, dip it into the melted chocolate and then place it on parchment paper to harden.
- Top with sprinkles, if desired.
- Once the truffles are hardened, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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