Original recipe yields 42 servings
crowd pleaser. everyone always begs for these but i recommend the following: 1. don't use double stuf oreos (they fall apart, it's messy, just don't try it) 2. you can subsitute almond bark for the outer coating, it's delicious. 3. the chocolate outer coating is really really hard to put on the oreo balls so first make sure that you CHILL the balls. then melt the chocolate on low heat or microwave and my method of dipping (so that the balls wouldn't fall apart and get the chocolate all dirty) was to take two spoons and kind of roll it around / spoon chocolate onto the ball. (that's because the toothpick into an oreo ball sometimes causes the entire thing to fall apart)
I have been making these Oreo Truffles for years, and have used all different flavors of sandwich cookies...from Nutter Butter to Coffee & Cream Oreos. Each is delicious. My favorite batch is the one where I add crushed BUTTERFINGER to the Peanutbutter Oreo cookie mixture. I use about 2-3 regular sized candy bars to 1 pkg Oreos. There are so many options with this recipe...
Good recipe - easy to follow and ingredients are non-threatening/easy to find. A word to the wise. I'm not great with baking that requires complete attention. This does! The part where you cover you Oreo "meatball" in chocolate. A few hints: as you melt the chocolate, stir constantly and stop as soon as all of the stuff is melted - even a smidge before you think it's totally done. Use a slotted spoon and drop the cookie in and pour the chocolate over it. Move quickly or else the chocolate cools and it's like walking in quicksand. The toothpick thing didn't work for me and was discouraging in the beginning - despite chilling the stuff it didn't stay together and "muddied" the chocolate. The spoon method was much, much better.