The Holidays Uncelebrated: National Oreo Cookie Day

…AND WE’RE BACK!

As we’ve come to realize through our “Holidays Uncelebrated” series, some of the best holidays go unnoticed. It’s quite tragic, actually. Here’s another holiday we can get behind – National Oreo Cookie Day! Yes, there is a holiday for “Milk’s favorite cookie”, and we could not be more excited about it. To celebrate this momentous holiday, we decided to make Oreo Cookie Truffles!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 pack of Oreo Cookies
  • 8 oz. of Cream Cheese
  • Chocolate melts / chocolate morsels
  • Sprinkles (optional, but highly recommended)

 

Here’s how you do it:

Step 1: 

Break that seal on the Oreo Cookie bag and let the delicious aroma of the chocolate cookie fill the room. Take a moment, take it all in. Now, take 3 cookies out and set them aside. Why? Because when I first learned this recipe my friend told me to, and that’s just how we do it! Plus, it gives you a little something to nibble on while you work. Throw the rest in the food processor, blender, or any device that will finely crush the cookies.

 

Step 2:

Cut your cream cheese into little cubes and slowly add them into your cookie crumbs. Blend until your mixture is nice and smooth.

Step 3:

Roll your mixture into little balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. A lot of recipes will tell you how big or small to make them, but let’s be honest, it’s hard to follow those guidelines. I say, “you do you!”

Step 4:

Pop your Oreo balls into the freezer for 10 minutes. While they sit in the freezer, melt your chocolate. I used a double boiler, but you can also microwave your chocolate in 30-second intervals, mixing in between, until fully melted.

 

Step 5:

Throw an Oreo ball in your melted chocolate, make sure it’s fully coated and put it back on the wax paper. For this, you can use a fondue tool, but if you don’t have one you can make one by breaking off the two center spokes of a plastic fork. Be sure to sprinkle your truffles before the chocolate begins to harden.

 

Step 6: 

Place the truffles in the freezer for 10 minutes and enjoy!

Tayste” Test:

A chocolate covered Oreo truffle… you can’t go wrong. This little bite of rich indulgence was just what we needed to celebrate the underappreciated Oreo Cookie Day!

*Store these sweet treats in the freezer to avoid melting.