Last night I felt a little chocolatey. A little decadent. A little luxurious. Amidst my musing, I thought to myself, “what’s more luxurious than truffles?” And it’s true. They’re rich and creamy and oh so delicious when you’re in need of a chocolate fix. So I whipped these babies up in 20 minutes and called it heaven. For some reason the cream cheese/Oreo combo has the exact consistency of fudge… it’s kind of uncanny. And they are so easy to make, no one who tastes them will guess that they’re only 5 simple ingredients.

For the truffles:

15 Oreo cookies
6 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon instant espresso powder (or 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee powder)

In a food processor, grind the Oreos until powdery. Set aside 1-2 tablespoons of crushed Oreos. Pour the rest into a medium bowl and stir in cream cheese until homogenous. Place mix into refrigerator and cool for at least 30 minutes.

While truffles are hardening, melt the chocolate chips, espresso powder, and butter in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally. Once melted, take off heat.

Once the truffles are cold, using a rounded tablespoon, roll the dough into balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.

Dip balls into melted chocolate and return them to the baking sheet to cool. To garnish, sprinkle the 1-2 tablespoons of Oreos set aside from earlier. Place in freezer until hardened. Voilà!

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Chocolate Shavings
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Those chocolate truffles look just perfect!

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kdub
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what about the espresso powder?

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Sarah Fennel
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The espresso powder is to bring out the flavor of the chocolate. The truffle doesn’t end up with a coffee taste; because it is in such a miniscule amount, it simply enhances the essence of the chocolate.

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Anonymous
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you didn’t include any instructions for the espresso powder in the recipe, other than the amount.

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Anonymous
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So does the espresso powder get mixed in with the Oreos and cream cheese, or with the chocolate chips and butter?

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Sarah Fennel
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Oh! The espresso powder goes in the chocolate chips before being melted.

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Emily
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How many should this make?

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Sarah Fennel
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It made me 30 truffles

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Anonymous
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Just lovely…can I ask a quick question…how long do you think these would keep for in the fridge or freezer? Thanks. 🙂

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Sarah Fennel
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Not sure, haven’t tried it because they get eaten so quickly! I’d say at least a couple days, but not more than a week because it is a cream cheese base. Hope this helps!

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Alba
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Hi, Sarah

Have just stumbled upon your instagram, which led me here for your recipes, since your pictures look so good. For this recipe, when you say Oreo cookies, you mean just the cookie, without the cream filling, right?

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Sofi | Broma Bakery
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Hey Alba! Great question. Use the whole cookie! The cream will help to hold everything together!

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