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Easy Chocolate Truffles Recipe

By Eirian Price Chocolate Truffles

Right, let’s hear your answers to the following:

  1. Do you like chocolate?
  2. Do you like chocolate covered in chocolate?
  3. Would you like to be able to make the easiest and tastiest chocolate treat ever?

We’re pretty sure you answered YES to all of the above and like some sort of modern day genie from a lamp; your wish is our command!

Eirian, from our Marketing Department is a dab hand in the kitchen and he’s rustled up these amazingly easy Chocolate Truffles which are perfect for any occasion. Plus they’re great fun to make with the kids! (WARNING: That will probably make more mess!)

The ingredients are really simple, you’ll need:
  • 400g of Oreo Cookies
  • 200g of Cream Cheese
  • 400g of Baking Chocolate
  • Vanilla Extract
How to make your chocolate truffles:

1. Empty the Oreo's into a plastic food bag and seal. Grab your rolling pin and gently bash them until they are just crumbs. (You may need to double bag them, as the bag may burst so be careful.) Alternatively you can pop them all in a food processor and give them a whizz until they are crumbs.

Oreo Cookies   Crushed Cookies
2. Pop the Cream Cheese in a large bowl and add a splash of Vanilla Extract and give it a good mix. Why Vanilla Extract? You add it as the Cream Cheese is often very cheesy, I know imagine Cream Cheese being Cheesy, but the vanilla sweetens it ever so slightly!

Cream Cheese   Truffle Mix
3. Add the Oreo crumb into the Cream Cheese & Vanilla mix and mix it thoroughly together. The more Oreo that goes in the harder it becomes to mix but make sure you use as much of the mixture as possible. (If you have Oreo's left over, you can use these to sprinkle on the top of the truffles once they've been coated in the yummy chocolate).

4. Now for the messy/fun part! Depending on what size truffles you want, take the mixture and roll it in your hands to make a small ball or a bigger ball for the ultimate truffles! Continue to roll all of the mixture into balls and put them onto a sheet of baking parchment.

Rolled Truffles
5. The balls of mixture ideally need to be chilled for at least an hour to become slightly harder and less sticky. You can also freeze them for a short period of time, the harder they are, the easier they are to dip in the melted chocolate.

6. Snap your Baking Chocolate into small pieces and melt (The easiest way is by using a plastic bowl over a pan of simmering water). The larger the bowl, the better as it makes moving the truffles around that bit easier.

Melted Chocolate   Dipping Truffles
7. Once the Chocolate has completely melted either use 2 forks or a skewer, and cover each truffle in the melted chocolatey goodness until it is totally covered.

8. Let the excess chocolate drip off the truffles back into the bowl and then place on some baking parchment to set. Now’s your chance to sprinkle any leftover Oreo crumbs on the top or leave to set and drizzle with a different colour chocolate or do what I like to do and double dip them for a double chocolate coating!

9. The longer that the Truffles have been chilled for, the easier the dipping usually is.

10. Then wait for them to set if you can resist and enjoy over and over again!

Finished Truffles
So there you have it, they are so easy to make and so delicious we guarantee that you’ll be making these for years to come!

If you have a go at making these yourselves, why not upload your pictures onto our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bluestonewales

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