Whenever I go to the mall, I always see the Godiva sign hanging like a beacon in the distance, beckoning me toward its glory. And sometimes I will stop in and buy some chocolate, especially the truffles. If you haven’t tried their red velvet truffle, just do it now.
But sometimes I want to make my own. It’s cheaper, pretty easy, and I can get creative. The hardest part about making a truffle is really just deciding to buckle down and do it.
During this week’s trip to the grocery store, I finally found the Pumpkin Spice-flavored Oreos. I’ve been waiting to buy these suckers since they came out last month, but it’s been pretty hard to find them. Until now.
If you’re familiar with the traditional Oreo truffle, it’s a marvel of simplicity. You crush or process the Oreos in to fine crumbs, knead in cream cheese, and roll the mixture into balls before chilling and dipping into candy coating. Here they are all rolled and ready to go!
There are a few changes here. I lessened the amount of cream cheese because limited edition Oreo packages are much stingier and have fewer Oreos. I also didn’t fully finely crush the Oreos, since I like more texture in my truffle. But you’re welcome to totally pulverize those cookies! Either way, it’ll work out great.
How could it not? What could possibly be anything but amazing but these ingredients? If you have a few minutes, I recommend making some of your own. You know, for those days where there’s no Godiva handy!
1 package Pumpkin Spice Oreos
6 oz. cream cheese (I used low-fat), softened
1 package white candy melts
- In a food processor (or you can put the Oreos in a bag and use a rolling pin), finely crush the cookies.
- Place the crumbs in a bowl with the cream cheese. Knead until both ingredients are fully incorporated.
- Roll the mixture into balls. Chill for about 30 minutes.
- When you're ready to dip, melt the candy according to package directions. Drop each truffle into the melted candy and remove with a fork, letting the white chocolate drip through the tines.
- Decorate as desired.