Oreo Truffles, HEABified

by HEAB on October 19, 2010

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Remember yesterday how I said nothing super sweet sounded really good? Well, today is a new day, and I’m craving some sweet love! I have no clients, and so after an early morning nap (up from 3:30 to 6 AM – yuck!), I decided to experiment in my kitchen. Don’t be scared. ;)

This past weekend, CD and I attended a friend’s housewarming party where she served Oreo truffles. I only had one as they disappeared fast, but I knew immediately that I must recreate them.

Instead of Oreos, I used a bag of Newman-O’s…

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For quality control purposes, I ate one to make sure they taste similar to Oreos. Turns out they do. :)

Next up I blended the O’s with 5 TBSP softened butter in the food processor and rolled them into bite-sized balls. I tried using 3 TBSP butter but had to add more as my balls weren’t sticking together. (CD, no comment please – thank you.)

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The balls then went into the freezer for about 30 minutes. In the meantime, I melted one bar of Ghiradelli 86% chocolate along with 1 tsp of coconut oil in the microwave and double-dipped my truffles…

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I then removed the toothpicks and drizzled a bit more chocolate to cover the holes and placed them back in the freezer so the chocolate would solidify.

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A few minutes later, I bit into one…

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Holy cow, these are amazing, and just so you know, that’s not dirt under my thumb nail. It’s chocolate. :)

I declare this experiment a success! For a vegan version, simply use coconut oil in place of the butter and vegan dark chocolate for dipping. Enjoy!

{ 112 comments }

Kristina @ spabettie October 19, 2010 at 1:11 pm

YUUUUUUM !! :D

I love your quality control techniques… I have the same ;)

I need to make these too! Reading your blog will keep me in the kitchen (and keep us HAPPY) all day!!

<3

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Kristina,
I love kitchen days. They make me happy too. :)

Talia @ Texas Gunslinger October 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Oh no you di’n't! Those look awesome! How flippin’ easy is this and with only a few ingredients. Wowza!

Your HEABlet sure does get to feast on some yummy goodness, even from the womb HA!

PS- Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! I was so excited to see your icon HA!

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Talia,
You’re welcome. All your hard work is going to pay off next month – I can feel it, and I think you should celebrate post-competition with some Oreo truffles. :)

R @ Learning As I Chop October 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm

I’ve made these before and they are delicious and easy to make!

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) October 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm

HEAB you are the devil. But I’m glad.

Now we’ll see if I can wait til the holiday season to make these…

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Diana,
I called myself the same thing today and good luck waiting. I don’t think I could do it. ;)

Caitlin (EatFeats) October 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Oh wow! I have never had an Oreo Truffle, but yum. I buy wheat and/or gluten free “Oreos” sometimes, and, since they don’t contain wheat, everybody knows they are mine and nobody ever eats them (though I wish they would!). It’s always hard for me to finish the entire bag by myself, so these might be a great way to use up extra cookies!

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Caitlin,
I thought the wheat free Oreos tasted just like the real thing…I’m surprised no one wants to share as I thought they were yummy. However, I’m pretty sure they’d share in some truffle love. :)

Caitlin (EatFeats) October 20, 2010 at 1:15 pm

I know, right, they are better than the real thing! I think that my family feels bad I can’t eat regular wheat products without feeling icky, so they try to leave all my wheat-free treats for me. But I doubt they’d resist truffles!

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun October 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Oreo truffles are one of my FAVORITE treats!!! I love making them and bringing them to parties. How cool to know there is a heab (aka healthier) way of making them.

Jessica @ How Sweet October 19, 2010 at 1:21 pm

I love these. Can’t wait until Christmas gets closer so I can make them!

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Jessica,
Why wait until Christmas…I think Halloween is Oreo truffle worthy. ;)

VeggieGirl October 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I said it once, and I’ll say it again – YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES.

Heather (Heather's Dish) October 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm

oreo truffles are face-rocking…these are no exception! holy yum!

melissa @ the delicate place October 19, 2010 at 1:31 pm

pregnancy cravings=genius. seriously, some of your recent posts have been other worldly to the food gods haha

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Melissa,
I can’t take credit. Thank the HEABlet. :)

Christin L. October 19, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Sheer brilliance!! :)

natalie (the sweets life) October 19, 2010 at 1:35 pm

YUM! I made some pb oreo truffles recently that were to die for, but I need to try a “purist” version w/o the pb too :) yours look great!

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Natalie,
They were amazing with butter, but I’d love to try them with PB or cream cheese! :)

StephORama - VegFortWorth October 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm

A co-worker of mine made these a couple of years ago, only with cream cheese instead of butter. You could easily sub Tofutti for a vegan version.

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:05 pm

StephORama,
Yes, another commenter mentioned cream cheese. That sounds amazing – like Oreo cheesecake truffles. So making those!

Beth @ Life in Progress October 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Drooooooooool……..

Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Oh boy, these looks delicious!!!!

LizLivingVegan October 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Oh Yum!!! So are the Newman’s Own cookies vegan? (I know regular oreos are, weirdly enough…) If so, I’m making these!

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Liz,
Yes, the Newman’s O’s are vegan. Enjoy! :)

Kristin October 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Ahhh I have made a similar version of these before, but I used the Chocolate Mint Oreos and blended/processed them with icing, I believe. I think they would be super yummy blended with some cream cheese. I think I used part whole cookies, part cookies scraped of the insides.

Also a tip to get them more round, after they come out of the freezer, roll them around again. It’s easier to get them smooth after they’re a bit frozen.

Enjoy!

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Kristin, I was so tempted to buy the Newman’s Mint O’s as I love a good chocolate mint combo. Perhaps next time and thanks for the rolling post frozen tip. Gotta remember that one!

Lindsey @ Enjoying Healthy Foods October 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Those look amazing! Glad that your creative wheels were turning and you re-created these!

Thanks

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather October 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I think that when you experiment with oreos and chocolate there is nothing to be afraid of, ever.

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Heather,
So true…but I think I shocked some readers last year with my cauliflower oat bran experiments. Not sure what I was thinking. Hehe. ;)

Alayna @ Thyme Bombe October 19, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Woah, those sound good! A dangerously quick fix!

jenny October 19, 2010 at 2:23 pm

those sound dangerous!

Christina @ Ilovefetacheese October 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm

…must….click…away…from…window…before…drooling….

Maggie @ Say Yes to Salad October 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Holy crap. I want one!!

Nichole October 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Those look sooo good. I must make them!!!

Becky October 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Think it would work subbing pb or almond butter for the butter ???
I’ve made the original oreo truffles and they are fantastic. They go so fast in my house…..but would love to make them a little healthier…

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Becky,
Yes, I think it they would taste fantastic with PB or almond butter. Another commenter mentioned she had used PB before, and that the truffles turned out really good. I say go for it! :)

Exercise and Eat October 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Thanks for taking the time to do quality control on this amazing recipe!

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:16 pm

E & E,
Welcome. Someone one had to do it. ;)

Katie October 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Why why why would you tempt us so? I mean, thanks, but….damn. :D

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Katie,
Hehe, sorry! ;)

Shanna October 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Those look soooo good. I see all sorts of variations, but I’m loving the simplicity!

S @ extremebalance.net/blog October 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Ooh. Clever!I love that you were *just* Type A enough to worry about the toothpick hole. An eye for detail is *everything*! :D

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:17 pm

S,
Yep, Type A for sure. Couldn’t have any holes ruining my pretty truffles. :)

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 19, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Ok, the rest of us are not pregnant here…what are you doing to us?! ! YUM!

Ana October 19, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Oh my… these might be also good with coconut butter instead of the butter!
My coconut butter was gone yesterday and I am already craving some… man I want one of those truffle treats!
Ana

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Ana,
Might be good? Are you kidding?!? Oh my gosh, I think the truffles would be fantastic with coconut butter. Good call! :)

Samantha October 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Oh I’ve made these with cream cheese before but never the crushed cookies and butter. Must try!

And the no grain bread is on my list. I’m traveling for a few days soon and think it’ll be perfect to take with me!

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Sam,
And I must try the cream cheese version. :)

Nashville Nosher October 19, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Those are amazing!

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Nashville Nosher,
I must admit, they were. :)

Quix October 19, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Oh yuuuum. I’m not a huge fan of oreos on their own, but I love oreo cookie anything (truffles, shakes, cupcakes, candy bars, etc etc). This looks so amazing…

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Quix,
My mom is the same way – never been an Oreo fan, but I took her some of the truffles today, and she LOVED them. Hope you try them. :)

Jennifer @ keepitsimplefoods.com October 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm

HEAB,
Glad to see you are allowing yourself to enjoy those sweet cravings (I’m so proud of you for going for butter and chocolate and the whole shabang!). There oreo balls look delish and so decadent! Sounds like a perfect holiday cookie recipe…with some egg nog…drooool.

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Jennifer,
I think Halloween is worthy of Oreo Truffles…no need to wait until December…although the egg nog might be kind of hard to find this time of year. :)

maike October 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm

That looks soooo delicious! I wish Newmans would be shippped to Spain but with the zero awarneness of vegetarians let allone vegans…I can only keep onwishing! maybe the universe heres me out, haha well just that :D ELICIOUS!

Sylvia@LifeisGoodwithFood October 19, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Omigod, those look so heavenly. I’m starving for some! Actually, I’m starving in general;) Lol, hehe. Working at the store now & the baby clothes here are SO CUTEEE!Trying to find one outfit that will be perfect for the HEABlet ;) <3333

Annie@stronghealthyfit October 19, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Incredible, those look so good!

Katie October 19, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Yum, how simple and amazing! These look stellar – I can’t wait to try them!

vanillasugar October 19, 2010 at 6:06 pm

crack balls!! i am NOT making those! lol

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Vanillasugar,
Do it…I dare ya. ;)

homecookedem October 19, 2010 at 6:18 pm

I think these would be trouble in my house! ;) I would LOVE to try your version though, they look amazing!! :)

Maren October 19, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I love gourmet(ish) desserts that turn out to be super easy! I’m going to make these… as soon as I get me some oreos! I know how you feel about the 3am-6am nap! Pain meds have made me an insomniac, it’s no fun.

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Sorry Maren – I hate not being able to sleep. Definitely NO fun. :(

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan October 19, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I haven’t had Oreos in ages (though I was always a Hydrox girl!). These look like they could (theoretically) be good for portion control…that, or really really bad…

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Amber,
I’ve done okay on the portion control front – however, the evening isn’t over yet. ;)

Cynthia (It All Changes) October 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I love to make these for gifts. I use cream cheese for others but I wonder if Tofutti or something similar would work?

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Cynthia,
I’m sure it would. I’m dying to try the cream cheese version as several others have mentioned it, and I also want to try coconut butter! Love getting ideas from the comments. :)

Kelly October 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Yum! Yum! Yum! These looks so great! My roommate in college used to make oreo balls (as she called them) but she dipped hers in white chocolate and I always thought they were too sweet. I love dark chocolate and I bet it cuts the sweetness to a manageable flavor…so this is a must try!

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Kelly,
Yes, you must. :)

Victoria (District Chocoholic) October 19, 2010 at 7:21 pm

I wonder how these would be with a nut butter (hazelnut, maybe) instead of butter as a binding agent.

HEAB October 19, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Victoria,
Um, that’s a rhetorical question. They’d be amazing!

Victoria (District Chocoholic) October 19, 2010 at 9:59 pm

I also wonder about cornflake truffles. Like nut butter with crushed cornflakes, covered in chocolate.

HEAB October 20, 2010 at 8:07 am

Victoria,
Oooh, now you have me thinking crunch. How about brown rice cereal – like Nestle Crunch truffles!

Victoria (District Chocoholic) October 20, 2010 at 8:36 am

I’ve tried rice-based cereals + chocolate before, and it is a little too pourus to remain crunchy; your suggestion for brown rice cereal might help. Or maybe well-toasted oatmeal? Or some kind of bran cereal could work.

Ashley October 19, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Yummo! And so easy…going to the store right now!

Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 19, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Ohh geez, these look dangerous. Daggum, yum!!

Jill October 19, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Well, I guess that your sweet tooth came back just in time for frozen yogurt tomorrow! But I will tell you that if it any point in the near future you are craving fat and grease, you should get a burger from Five Guys-I’m sure the HEABlet would like them also :-)

HEAB October 20, 2010 at 10:10 am

Jill,
Sweet tooth or not, I’m always up for some Sweet CeCe’s action, and believe it or not, I’ve never had a burger from Five Guys. I hear they are so good!

Gaby October 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Oh my gosh those look good! My friends and I used to make these things called “death balls” in highschool/ college that are just crushed up oreos and cream cheese, then rolled into balls. You would love them! This just reminded me…and now I need to go buy some tofutti cream cheese.

Gaby October 19, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Ok, silly me, I read through the other comments AFTER I posted mine and realized I’m not the only genius to combine oreos and cream cheese haha.
But also, thank you so much for the card! You and CD are too sweet! It’s now displayed on my bookcase :)

HEAB October 20, 2010 at 8:14 am

Gaby,
You’re so welcome and thanks again for the Pop-Tarts. Those definitely did not last long, and I will never have to buy the Kellogg’s brand again! :)

Gina October 19, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Wow, do these sound incredible. I’m chocolate obsessed, and I especially love truffles :)

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm

I love how you told the husband not to comment on the “balls” sentence – my husband and I gigle like little kids whenever anything mildly innappropriate is said.

HEAB October 20, 2010 at 8:13 am

Chelsey,
CD and I are the same way. Mention the word “poop” in conversation, and I can’t help but smile…and don’t even get me started on “penis”. ;)

Ingrid October 19, 2010 at 9:33 pm

This is something I need to try for sure!

Pure2raw twins October 19, 2010 at 9:38 pm

OH my goodness. These have my name written all of it ; ) YUM!!! We will have to make these…for quality purposes, haha

Nicole October 19, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Wow. I think I’ve been saying that a lot on this blog lately!! lol
These look AWESOME!!!

Annie October 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Well I’ve made them with butter and cream cheese.. and BOTH are delicious… and when I say I made them.. I made 1000+ of them and gave them as bon-bon’s for Christmas one year… I gained a lot of weight over that holiday.. LOL

HEAB October 20, 2010 at 8:12 am

Annie,
I bet you were more loved than Santa that year. :)

Namaste Gurl October 20, 2010 at 12:16 am

You won’t BELIEVE what I got– check out my blog on the full-story. I won’t tell you, you must be surprised. Haha, I’m SOOOOO excited. I’ve already experimented and it’s turned out great :)

By the way, those “oreo balls” look amazing. Send me some, please? ;)

Penny Lane Newgflife October 20, 2010 at 12:24 am

I am going to be dreaming of oreo truffles now. Oh my goodness peppermint oreo truffles. Oh no I have a need for chocolate now.

HEAB October 20, 2010 at 8:11 am

Penny,
Yes, I was so tempted to buy the Mint Newman’s O’s, but the package I bought was on major sale. I love a good chocolate mint combo, but I guess I could just always add some peppermint extract…or just serve the truffles over a bowl of peppermint ice-cream. ;)

eatmovelove October 20, 2010 at 2:20 am

Wow is all I have to say.

You are right about those Newman O’s. They are just like Oreo’s. I had them crushed up into a bowl or two of vanilla ice cream a few days ago ;)

Ugh – I hope you are sleeping better tonight. I am up – it’s 3 a.m – I have to work at 8 a.m. This is not good. I can’t sleep and have a long day tomorrow. I ate too much too late again and my stomach is way off. I can’t sleep because of it and am miserable. What a horrible way to start the next day hey?

Ka-blooey. (As Homer Simpson would say…if you watched The Simpsons, that is…otherwise, that makes no sense…)

HEAB October 20, 2010 at 8:10 am

Eatmovelove,
I get the Simpsons reference. :) Sometimes, it’s hard to find a balance at night. I find if I eat too little, then I wake up at 3 AM with stomach growling and cannot go back to sleep until I eat. However, if I overeat, then I’m stuffed and miserable. However, when you hit that sweet spot, the belly is happy, and the sleep is great. Wish it could be like that every night.

Hope you were able to get some more rest before work today!

eatmovelove October 20, 2010 at 8:24 am

Thank you HEAB. It will be a rough day. Just very bloated and unable to sleep all night. I also had swelling in my fingers and face…wonder if I’m allergic to something!…oh well, I’ll just have to continue on with this day the best I know how I guess :) .

Peace.

HEAB October 20, 2010 at 8:26 am

Eatmovelove,
Drink lots of water, and when you get home tonight, put your feet up and eat some protein. Swelling will go down. :)

Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 20, 2010 at 8:24 am

Good to know those taste like oreos :) I’ve had the Newman newtons and they are really good — I must pick up the oreo ones!

HEAB you are a genius. That is all!

HEAB October 20, 2010 at 8:26 am

Haha – thanks Holly. :)

Emily Elizabeth - Kisses for Breakfast October 20, 2010 at 8:33 am

Those look SO good! I love experimenting in the kitchen! Thanks for the tip about filling in the holes. Sadly, I would just leave them there and wonder why my truffles didn’t look as good as store bought. Haha. Recently I made a sugar free version of truffles out of peanut butter, raw cacao powder and mashed banana. Yum.

HEAB October 20, 2010 at 8:50 am

Emily,
My mom taught me the covering the hole trick – she makes homemade chocolate covered cherries every year at Christmas and always let me drizzle chocolate over all the holes. Your sugar free truffles sound yum indeed! :)

Felicia (a taste of health with balance) October 20, 2010 at 9:01 am

DANGEROUS! hahaha looks amazing!

Erika @ Food.Fitness.Fun October 20, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Sounds good and it can’t be easier to make! :-) YUM!

HEAB October 20, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Erika,
Yes, so good and so easy…and so very gone. :)

Me-Linh October 20, 2010 at 9:08 pm

What a great idea! YUMMAY!

Moni'sMeals October 20, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Whoa! These look so amazing. What a great idea and I like how these suckers could hold up in the freezer. I think I am going to give it a shot this weekend. Thanks Heath!

Melissa October 22, 2010 at 10:15 am

Looks SO good. May have to try these for Halloween, I think even Mr. Picky would approve!

Sophie October 27, 2010 at 11:22 am

just looking at these is making me hungry!!
i’ll have to give them a go, and soon… maybe i can make them for halloween and just forget to give most of them away :D

HEAB October 27, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Sophie,
The Oreo Truffles lasted almost no time in our house. Definitely a treat to keep all to yourself. Enjoy. :)

Sara July 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I’m saliavating as I read this! I may have to try using a vegan “butter” (never used vegan butter before but this recipe is just the excuse to buy some!!)

HEAB July 15, 2011 at 10:04 am

Sara,
Oh gosh, they were so good! Coconut oil would work as well, and a lot of people told me the recipe is amazing with cream cheese instead of butter. So, perhaps you could try it with some Tofutti cream cheese? However you decide to make them, enjoy! :)

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