Apparently I was feeling guilty about depriving you of sugar-filled recipes last week. So this week I am going to send you on a sugar overload. Just go with it.
I make these Oreo Truffles at Christmas usually, but I decided to make them for Easter this year and shape them like eggs! My baby sister loves them, and since I love her, I made them especially for her.
I used the "Spring" Oreos! They're fun. (They would be even more fun if that filling was pink.)
Having a food processor expedites the dough making process. When I was in my early 20s, I received high-end kitchen appliances for most major holidays. It was glorious. I am not your average girl. In my defense, I have never claimed to be.
Dip them in chocolate! I used light cocoa and white Candy melts but you could use pastel colored candy melts too! That would be so festive. (I would actually be a little jealous if you did that. I might have to go back to Michaels and get more pastel colored candy melts now) You could also just use semi-sweet and white chocolate chips.
Here's the recipe!
Oreo Truffle Eggs
Makes 25 eggs
1 package Oreos
1 8oz block cream cheese
14 oz. chocolate candy melts
14 oz. white candy melts
Crush Oreo cookies into fine crumbs using a food processor. Cut the cream cheese into cubes and add it to the Oreo crumbs. Let your food processor combine the two until a soft dough forms.
Using a tablespoon and your hands, form the dough into egg shapes and sit them on a parchment paper lined pan. Freeze the eggs for 30 min.
Melt the candy melts in 2 separate bowls in the microwave according to package directions. Don’t overheat, and stir rigorously until they are smooth.
Dip the eggs into the melted chocolate to coat, and return to parchment paper lined pan. I found it easiest to dip the eggs using a large spoon and tapping off the excess. If a puddle of chocolate forms around the base of your eggs, outline them with a toothpick, and when the chocolate hardens, it will easily break away.
Return the eggs to the freezer to harden. I store them in the freezer, as I particularly enjoy them cold!