If you've never made Oreo truffle balls, you are in for a treat. They are so delicious, and make totally cute (and well-received) gifts.
You will need 36 oreos. You can make different flavors - in this case I did a batch of mint and a batch of peanut butter, just using the flavored oreos.
Put the 36 oreos in the food processor and process them.
Place in bowl and add 8 ounces of softened cream cheese.
Using a spoon (or your hands) mix until you have one mass of creaminess.
Roll into 1 inch balls, place on wax paper, and refridgerate for an hour.
Melt chocolate in the microwave. I like to use high quality chocolate, because it melts much smoother and tastes better. I've also used the ghirardelli dark chocolate chips before with good results.
Microwave and stir frequently (about every 15-30 seconds) so you don't burn the chocolate.
Once it's all melted, start dunking the oreos.
If you want to top your truffles with sprinkles, you would do so before the chocolate hardens.
Place on wax paper, and refridgerate another hour.
If you're not doing sprinkles, another cute option are some of the icings available from Wilton. You can purchase these at Michael's.
I got mint and peanut butter flavors to match my truffles.
Once the chocolate is solid, you can drizzle with icing.
Then refridgerate for one last hour before transferring into gift containers.
You can get very cute truffle boxes at Michael's.
Have I mentioned how good these taste? You may not want to give them away...