I threw down the gauntlet of recipe love with my very first Blog Event. I talked the talk, but can I walk the walk?
I chose the difficult choice, but I figured it result in something that my family would enjoy and I was right. The Strawberry Shortcake Stuffed Golden Oreo Truffle was sweet and rich which is everything a proper Valentine should be. To give credit where credit is due, many thanks to the Life Made Sweeter blog for the wonderful adaptation of the Kraft Foods recipe.
* 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
* 18 Golden Oreos
* 8 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped or white candy melts
* ½ cup whipped cream
* 3 fresh strawberries, finely chopped
* 1 crushed Golden Oreo cookie (minus the filling)
If you did notice, I used Walmart Cream Cheese, no judgement here! I also purchase twice as much cream cheese as I needed and five time too many strawberries. Can you have too many strawberries or too much cream cheese? Impossible!
- Crush entire Oreo cookies (with filling) in a food processor. Add cream cheese and mix until a dough forms.
- Refrigerate for 20 minutes if dough is too soft. Using a measuring spoon, scoop out ½ tablespoon of Oreo mixture.
- Roll into a ball and flatten.
- Add a tiny amount of whipped cream and finely chopped strawberries.
- Scoop another ½ tablespoon of Oreo mixture on top and roll into balls.
- Place balls on a plate lined with parchment paper. Freeze the truffles for about 30 minutes.
- On a double boiler, melt chocolate according to package directions. My wheels fell off a little here, I melted the chocolate for too long, leaving it too hard for dipping anything. I did a do-over and the second time was a charm.
- Remove 1 truffle from the freezer at a time. Pick up truffle with a fork and dip in melted chocolate, gently tapping your hand holding the fork to remove excess chocolate. Due to the distance between my cook-top and refrigerator (with a boy and puppy underfoot), I chose to bring all 15 truffles over at once. That may be why mine aren’t as pretty as the original.
- Place on a lined baking sheet – use a toothpick to help remove truffle from fork if needed. Top with sprinkles and crushed Oreo cookies while the chocolate is still wet.
- Refrigerate truffles for at least 10 minutes so the chocolate sets. Surprisingly, my boys were able to wait!
- Store in fridge until ready to serve up to 5 days. Yeah…right!
Love this recipe, may experiment with the original to get my chocolate fix. I wouldn’t necessarily use this for the three of us, I would use it for a special occasion as these are very rich!