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A more than suitable substitute. October 9, 2007

Filed under: chocolate — slightlycheaperthantherapy @ 3:00 pm

 Balls of Goodness

 Last week one of our neighbors had a little block party at their house, and unfortunately I wasn’t able to go.  The Hubby and I have been really, really bad about meeting our neighbors, so I was quite bummed to miss out on this get together.  Wanting to make a good impression, I sent him on without me, but not without my delicious proxy:  Oreo Truffles (or Balls of Goodness as the Hubby likes to call them).  I stopped by a few days later to pick up my tupperware and discovered that they were the belle of the ball. 

The only down side to this is that I don’t know if I can live up to their greatness.  I know, I know.  We’re only talking about a truffle.  But these are the truffles you’ve been waiting your whole life for.  I know that if the Hubby had found them before he found me, he would have proposed to them on the spot.  Thank god he met me first and not them, or worse the person who introduced me to them!  MC will always be a goddess in my book for bringing them into my life.  And hopefully I can spread some Dionysian love your way, too. 

Oreo Truffles (aka Balls of Goodness)

Oreo Truffles

1 package of Oreo Cookies (minus eight)
1 8-oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1 bag of Ghirardelli white chocolate chips
1 bag of Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips
1 bag of Ghirardelli semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
1 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil, divided into three 1/2 tsp. portions.

Place all of the Oreos (minus eight) in a food processor and blend until nothing but crumbs remain.  Depending on the size of your food processor, you may have to do this in batches.  Pour crumbs into a large mixing bowl.  Add cream cheese and mix with your hands until completely combined.  Using your hands, roll mixture into ping-pong (or smaller) sized balls.  Put on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour (the longer the better). 

Melt 1 bag of chocolate with one 1/2 tsp. of oil in a large sauce pan over medium-low heat.  Once chocolate is melted remove from heat.  Roll 1 ball in chocolate, covering completely and return to wax paper.  Repeat with 1/3 of your chocolate balls.  Start process over with another bag of chocolate and repeat with second 1/3 of balls.  Finish with final bag of chocolate and remaining 1/3 of balls.  Using a tablespoon, flick/stripe remaining chocolate over tops of balls to decorate (mixing and matching the different colors for contrast).  Return coated balls to refrigerator for another 15-30 minutes to set. 

 Store in an air-tight container, and refrigerate when not serving.

*I don’t have any white chocolate truffles to show off because for some reason my white chocolate didn’t melt properly.  I have no idea what went awry, but it ended up being one big block of white chocolate something-or-other by the time I gave up on it.

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8 Responses to “A more than suitable substitute.”

  1. tara Says:

    all i have to say about these is…pure heaven. great pics!

  2. ash Says:

    i still haven’t tried these. i’ll have to make them over the holidays! yours look pretty. 🙂

  3. […] who just recently had a baby.  I didn’t want to go empty handed, so I whipped up a batch of Balls of Goodness.  These are so easy, and I’ve yet to meet a person who isn’t mesmerized by their […]

  4. tarotbysonic Says:

    Dear god! I believe I’ve found the blog motherland. GREAT post! Thanks for the recipe and pictures.

  5. Tina BC Says:

    Wow. Just made these yesterday. SO YUMMY!
    I separated about 1/3 of the mixture and added about 1 tsp of coffee granules disolved into 1 tsp of water. THey came out with a great mocha flavor. THanks for this very simple recipe that has delivered rave reviews. 🙂

  6. Jaynee Says:

    My mom has made these in the past – very tasty. For a church Super Bowl party my husband and I made these – and sure enough, they were a HUGE hit. In part because of these, I’ve been dubbed “Dessert Lady” for all future group meals with our small group.

    My only problem was that when it came time to dip the Oreos into the chocolate, the chocolate tended to run off because it was too loose. So we started to wait until it was starting to harden up before we dipped.

  7. Poon Says:

    Hi, I am glad I stumbled upon this blog. May I know how many oreo cookies are there in 1 package, or as required in this recipe? I live outside of USA and the package sizes here are different. Thanks! Can’t wait to try this out!

  8. slightlycheaperthantherapy Says:

    Poon–I’m so glad you like it!! In the states 1 package of oreos is 20 oz. (~570 g) and has 51 cookies in it.

    Here’s a quick link to a great conversion site, in case you need it: http://www.ez-calculators.com/measurement-conversion-calculator.htm


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