Recipe: Chocolate Truffles

So I’m kind of stuck in a rut, guys. It’s weird though, because I’m a creature of consistency  and when things change, I sort of lose my balance. But then give me the same thing, day in and day out, I start to get bored.

Only a few weeks ago, I was trying to get used to idea of waking up at 4 AM to go to work by 5 AM. But now? Been there, done that. There was a manuscript I was supposed to write by December? Yup, done and done. (Should I start another one?). Oh and then I’m supposed to be working on applications for grad school? I finished them ages ago! Now what?

I’m torn between revisiting an old manuscript and working on the one I just finished. Problem is that I’ve sent the manuscript I just finished to be read by a few people, and I don’t want to work on it too much before I hear back from them and have to incorporate their suggestions.

The old manuscript is one that I started when I was 15 and finished when I was 20, so it’s kind of stale now. No biggie, I thought, as I opened it up the other day to look it over. Half an hour later, I wanted to shoot myself. Yup, it’s so bad that I’m currently contemplating giving up on it or just completely starting over from scratch. Yeah, neither of those is making me jump for joy right now. -_-

But in other news, these Oreo Truffles definitely will! I made these for my best friend’s birthday last week and she loved them! So did my mom, dad, brothers, and random squirrels on the street (just kidding, why would I give my goodies to the squirrels when I loved them?!).

But just a warning before you make these…do not delude yourself into thinking that you will only have one bite, one truffle, one plate. You WILL keep going until there’s nothing left, trust me. And if you’re trying to be healthy and lose some weight? RUN IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.

Chocolate Truffles

Yield: 32 truffles

Ingredients

  • 35 Oreo Cookies, crushed
  • 3/4 of a 250 g Cream Cheese brick, softened
  • 6 to 8 Baker's semi-sweet chocolate squares, melted
  • Chocolate sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, crush your Oreos until they become fine crumbs and then empty it out into a large bowl.
  2. Add the softened cream cheese, and mix it in well until the crumbs start sticking together.
  3. When the mixture is one consistency, start rolling out the dough into small balls. Place on a parchment lined tray or plate and refrigerate for about 15 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, melt your chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments until it's smooth, being careful not to burn it.
  5. Drown your refrigerated truffles in the chocolate until they're completely submerged. Place on a parchment lined tray and sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles immediately, before they set. Store in the fridge.

Recipe inspired by Kraft Recipes.

http://ikhlashussain.com/2012/11/recipe-chocolate-truffles/

These have to be the easiest but most delicious thing I’ve ever made. Seriously, they look so fancy, you wouldn’t believe how easy they are! Plus, you can always change up the sprinkles to make them holiday appropriate (like red and pink for Valentine’s Day, or crushed candy canes for Christmas).

And when you bite into that creamy, smooth chocolatey center, with layers of chocolate upon layers upon layers of chocolate, you will lose all function of speaking and will resort to ape-like movements of trying to grab as many more truffles with your spare hand that you possibly can.

Just don’t say I didn’t tell you so.

Thanks for reading,

Ikhlas

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6 comments

  1. fatima says:

    first of all, this needs to be said again. those truffles were amazingly delicious. second of all i’m going to try making them myself soon 🙂 and third of all i shall be starting your manuscript after my last test on monday inshAllah! yayy. so excited.

  2. Mahyn says:

    I’ve made these so many times now, and am just about to make them again for a gathering. They are so delicious and the recipe is so easy. They are always a crowd pleaser. Thanks Ikhlas 🙂

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