Taylor wanted to make some Halloween treats to take to work and she did not want to take Halloween Bark, so we decided to go with an old standard, Halloween Oreo truffles. This is such an easy no fail recipe that has been around for years. Never made an Oreo truffle, it’s just a package of original Oreos and a package of cream cheese that you combine in a food processor. Once combined you form them into balls and refrigerate so that they form firm balls for dipping. These are great for making Turkeys for Thanksgiving.
We decided we would make bats and monsters out of ours, so I got to experiment with candy melts . I wanted to make green and purple monsters so I ordered the candy melts on Amazon. I didn’t see any of the Wilton brand at the grocery, and I really like the way it melts so smoothly. Amazon got them to me the next day and it was easier than running all over town. I did find the regular eye balls at the grocery but ordered the larger colored eyeballs. If you have extra regular eye balls, save them for your Thanksgiving Turkey Truffles.
Some tips for dipping Halloween Oreo Truffles in Chocolate or Candy Melts:
- Use just a small amount of chocolate or candy melts in a microwave bowl, enough to dip about five balls. The chocolate cools quickly and five is about all I can dip before it gets too cool.
- Use a fork to remove the dipped balls from the chocolate and a sharp knife to slide it off the fork onto parchment paper.
- Decorate before the chocolate hardens, you won’t have much time.
- Cover any holes with sprinkles, no one will ever know if they aren’t perfect.
We had a great afternoon and I think our monsters and bats turned out pretty cute. One of the green monsters ended up looking like a frog, but we ate him before he could be photographed. This can be a kid friendly activity. An adult will probably need to dip the Oreo balls, but the kids can have fun decorating them. Another idea I saw on Pinterest is to use orange candy melts and make pumpkins. I would love to see your creations.
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Halloween Oreo Truffles
- 1 Standard package Oreo cookies
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 12 ounces candy melts or milk chocolate chips
- Place the Oreos in a food processor, don’t separate. Pulse until you have fine crumbs. Add cream cheese.
- Using a 1 1/2 tablespoon ice cream scoop (or whatever size you preferoll into balls and place on parchment paper. Cover and freeze for 30 minutes or refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until ready to decorate.
- Place candy melts or milk chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave at 50% power for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Add about 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil to the candy/chocolate to thin it down.
- Using a fork quickly dip the Oreo ball into the chocolate mixture and using a knife, slide it onto parchment paper. Continue to dip all the balls as the chocolate will cool quickly. Have your decorations ready to decorate as soon as the balls are coated. If using milk chocolate, you will have more time than if using candy melts. Use thin Oreos for bat wings.
- Refrigerate or freeze.