Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Truffles, Truffles, TRUFFLES!

Clockwise From Left: White Chocolate Raspberry Truffles,
Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles, Hint of Mint Truffles,
Double Chocolate Oreo Truffles

I've been so blessed as I embark on my food journey with some extraordinary people.  They seem to be everywhere I go with my cooking.  The people at Fox5 in San Diego are even more beautiful, friendly and hospitable than they seem on television.  Most of us don't get to see the person behind the camera, the assistants that help set up for the television segments, or the producers that work their tails off to make the show come together.  Every person at this news station is always smiling, stunning and sweet, so I thought it would only be appropriate for me to bring them some sweet little truffles as a thank you gift for making my dessert segment a success last week.

This recipe isn't a secret...its everywhere.  But, it's easy, fail safe, and delicious.  I love dressing it up and adding different flavors and colors like the raspberry and mint that you'll see this week.  I'll be sharing the recipes in a few different posts this week, so keep coming back to look for your favorite!

Oreo Truffles: White Chocolate Raspberry
Prep Time: 20 minutes /  Cook Time: 0 minutes / Servings: 24-48 Truffles

White Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
  • 1 bag Oreo Cookies
  • 8 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 2 tsp. Raspberry Extract
  • 10 oz. bag White Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tbsp. chocolate candy decorations (optional)
  1. In a blender or food processor, crush the Oreo cookies into a fine powder and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Soften the cream cheese in the microwave for 45 seconds.  Stir into the Oreo cookies until a thick batter is formed.
  3. Divide the batter into three sections.  Transfer into separate mixing bowls. Add the Raspberry Extract to one section and stir until combined.  Set the other two sections aside (they will be used for different flavor truffles).
  4. Using your hands, roll the batter into small, 1" diameter balls and place onto parchment paper.  This will be the inside of the truffles.
  5. Place the white chocolate chips into a bowl.  Microwave on high heat for 30 seconds, stir and heat again until the chocolate is melted in 30 second increments.  Do not overheat the chocolate.
  6. Using a spoon, dip each truffle into the white chocolate and place back onto the parchment paper.  Sprinkle with desired decorations before the chocolate sets.  When all the truffles are coated and decorated, place them in the freezer for 5 minutes to set the chocolate.  Remove and serve.

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