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Oreo Truffles, a.k.a., Balls for Your Valentine

February 2, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

If you Google “Oreo Truffles,” you’ll get tons of results. Most notably, Bakerella has a really awesome guide with excellent photos, and the Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen section has numerous recipes, like this one. So why litter the Interwebs with yet another recipe for Oreo Truffles? I’m glad you asked.

First, I’m providing this recipe and How-To for all the fellas out there, hence the a.k.a. in the title: Balls for Your Valentine. I don’t know too many guys who would make Oreo Truffles for their significant other; I know many guys who would gladly give their Valentine balls. And yes, most of the guys I know (including myself) have a sophomoric sense of humor. Second, Valentine’s Day is in less than 2 weeks, which shouldn’t have come as a surprise since retailers in my area have had Valentine’s Day displays since December 26. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about women (admittedly, it’s not very much) it’s that they love two things: chocolate and something homemade. Sure, they love diamonds and other things that will require monthly payments, but this is my way of helping you, cheap frugal wise Casanova: homemade chocolate food stuffs for less than $10! Finally, (and the real reason I’m writing this post) there are many great treats you can get your Valentine, but the thing that I most like to bring out this time of year is my balls. Mmmmmmm….balls….Mmmmmmm…Ok, time to tell you about my balls.

Now just to warn you, this recipe is very simple and easy to do, but it can get kind of tedious and time consuming. So do like you do for assembling furniture: assume it will only take about an hour but clear out the rest of your schedule for when it take 3 to 4 times as long as you expected just in case.

Oreo Truffles
Adapted from 2,401 other recipes on the Web

Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients for Balls

You’ll need a food processor, a baking sheet lined with a silpat/wax paper/plastic wrap, one package of Oreo’s, one package of regular cream cheese, and you’ll need to make a visit to your local craft store. Yes sir, this gift will require you to visit the craft store, which is my second-least favorite store to go to with my wife behind Victora’s Secret (I hate waiting around while she tries stuff on and all the women in the store look at me suspiciously like I’m a perv), but love requires sacrifice. I like going to Hobby Lobby because the prices seem a little lower and they offer coupons on their website every now and then. Buy a package of 1lb candy wafers and a candy dipping tool set, which should set you back about $5.

For this recipe, I’m making two types of balls: regular Oreo covered with milk chocolate, and Cool Mint Oreo covered with dark chocolate. In my experience, women seem to like dark chocolate better.

Throw a row or so of Oreos inside your food processor

About to get crushed

and let that bad boy go

Whiiiiiiirrrrrrrrr

After about 2 minutes, it should have this consistency:

Super fine

Note: That’s D1’s hand – my hand isn’t that tiny/my bowl isn’t that big.

Setting aside 3 Oreos, crush the rest. If you get bored, make cheesy shapes in the Oreos:

I Heart You

Now throw the Oreos you set aside in there and pulse for a minute or so – you want these to be coarse since they will be used as toppings.

The Three Oreos

And here it is:

Not so fine

I repeated the above steps for the Cool Mint Oreos as well.

Neon green stuffing

And you’re done with that step:

Phase 1: complete

Now for the mushing! Throw the package of cream cheese in the bowl and start rubbing it together to form the batter.

Mush

Giant Oreo ball

Now for the fun part: forming your balls! Most other sites will tell you to make uniform 1″ balls. Pffffttt – all guys know that no two balls are the same size.

"They're bigger than I expected"

You can even make fun balls, like hearts and Hershey’s Kisses. Can you find the fun balls below?

"I can't help but notice, Pop, your balls are a little misshapen"

Once you’re done, throw the baking sheet in the freezer for 20-30 minutes. Since I was making two batches, I threw this in the freezer and made the second batch. Once I was done making balls out of the second batch, the first batch was ready for dipping.

Now it’s puberty time for your balls: drop them…into chocolate. Melt the chocolate per the instructions on the package and dip the balls using the dipping tool. Microwaving the chocolate is about the closest thing to cooking you do in this recipe.

"Oooh, I like the way your balls smell"

Then place the dipped balls on your baking sheet.

"My balls are tender"

And there’s my first mistake. You have to put the crumbled bits on top immediately after transferring to the baking sheet, otherwise, they won’t stick. See?

"No one can resist my balls"

Keep repeating this for the rest of the balls.

BALLS!!!

Keep going….

Kisses among the balls

If you coudn’t tell, I’ve really enjoyed captioning this post. BALLS BALLS BALLS!

Aside from the crumbles, you can also decorate the balls by drizzling some chocolate on top. These are the cool mint Oreos covered in dark chocolate drizzled with milk chocolate.

Fo' drizzle my nizzle

Now put all that into a container and refrigerate until you present your valentine with your balls.

Your balls, madam

Now be honest, is your mouth watering thinking about my balls? And who wouldn’t want to put these balls in their mouth? (Make sure you click that last link if most of the jokes/innuendo in this post didn’t make sense. It’ll be well worth your while).

Good times. Good times.

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  1. February 2, 2011 at 11:13 am

    You had me at Oreos. Mmmmmm. These balls would definitely go in my mouth!

    • Pop
      February 2, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      You’d enjoy these balls. Trust me.

      But seriously. I can’t stop eating these balls. It’s bad. It’s really bad.

  2. February 2, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Kind of reminds me of my favorite Saturday Night Live skit with Alec Bladwin and his Shweaty Balls. Yummmmmmy!

    • Pop
      February 2, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      That’s one of my fave SNL sketches!

  3. February 2, 2011 at 11:22 am

    balls balls balls balls balls balllllllls.

    • Pop
      February 2, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      I know how much you like balls, Alicia.

  4. Tu-Van
    February 2, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    BALLS! And don’t you mean “drizzle my bizzle?”

    • Pop
      February 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      Hmmmm…true. I guess drizzle my bizzle would be more correct in this case. I don’t speak Snoop very well.

  5. February 2, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Pop I have made these for years and people love my balls. Especially the mint with white chocolate. Mmmmmm.

    • Pop
      February 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      I kind of figured you were into white balls.

  6. February 2, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    YOU MAKE CHEESY HEARTS IN YOUR OREOS!

    Sorry for the yelling.

    It’s just so adorable I couldn’t control myself.

    • Pop
      February 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      I used to make my wife PB&J sandwiches and put a heart in there. Even though she’d never see it.

  7. February 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I do love me some chocolate covered balls, even better with an oreo filling!

    • Pop
      February 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      AND cream cheese. Mmmmmm!

  8. liz
    February 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Awwww! The heart is a nice touch!

    I love that you – a guy – is showcasing a dessert recipe!

    This past Christmas was the first time I’d ever had these balls.

    • Pop
      February 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm

      Yes. Yes. I feel like I should blow stuff up, scratch myself, and burp all at the same time to feel manly again.

  9. February 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I was going along thinking YUM! Until the turd reference. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cute heart shape in the crumbs though.

    • Pop
      February 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      Yeah, I changed that. Kind of grossed me out too.

  10. February 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I don’t even like chocolate that much. And yet, you had me drooling over your balls. You sure know the way to a gal’s heart, Pop.

    • Pop
      February 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      Chocolate and balls?

  11. February 2, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Those balls could tea bag me anytime ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Pop
      February 7, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      LOL. Yes, these are pretty much the only balls that are allowed to tea bag me.

  12. February 2, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I make those all the time. Everyone loves them! So yummy! The only difference when I make them is that I buy the chocolate in a tray that you microwave (can find it at the grocery store) and I use toothpicks. I’ve also never put coarse oreos on top. Nice touch!

    • Pop
      February 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      My wife’s friend made them at a baby shower a few years back, and my wife was kind enough to bring me back a few. I’ve never had such tasty balls in my life.

  13. Veronica
    February 3, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Don’t tell your wife, but I’m kind of in love with your balls, Pop. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve done a post on these too–they are def a fave! I love how simple they are, though dipping anything in chocolate makes the process too involved to call it “easy.” Still, very easy for candy!

    • Pop
      February 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      LOL – Actually, it seems quite a few women are in love with them. Not to worry ladies – there are plenty of balls to go around.

  14. February 4, 2011 at 12:46 am

    I love balls. What else is there to say, really?

    • Pop
      February 7, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      Nothing at all.

  15. February 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Can you forward this to Himself?

    And…and…Ok, I’ve deleted nineteen sentences now because I couldn’t walk the fine innuendo-joke like without totally falling off.

    Damnit.

    • Pop
      February 7, 2011 at 3:52 pm

      I’ll gladly forward it to Himself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Pop
    February 7, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    To be frank, I’m SHOCKED that not a single dude left any innuendo and the ladies ran with it. Good thing I didn’t put any money on it.

  17. February 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I love your enthusiasm at being able to say balls so much in this post. Balls!

    • Pop
      February 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      Really? I thought I showed restraint by not mentioning it more. ๐Ÿ˜›

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