WHAT ARE LEMON OREO TRUFFLES?
There is something about Spring that screams bright, light, and yellow to me. While walking past an end cap at Target, I noticed a yellow package of Lemon Oreos, and got an idea: I’ll make Lemon Oreo Truffles. They’re bright, and yellow, and have the perfect light lemony taste. They’re a perfect Spring treat!
LEMON OREO TRUFFLES
Delicious, sure, but oh, so easy to make. Only THREE ingredients! Three.
- 1 package Lemon Oreos
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese
- White Baking Chocolate
That’s it! You could reduce the fat by using a Fat Free or 1/3 less fat Cream Cheese, it won’t change the consistency. You’r choice. Since I’m not thinking “health” when I pop one of these bad boys into my mouth, I’m OK using Regular Fat. Besides, if you eat them all in one sitting, you only need worry about calories once!
HOW TO MAKE LEMON OREO TRUFFLES
If you have a food processor, it would make this step much faster. Since I do not, Ziploc bag it is.
Crush the golden cookies into a crumbly powder. It doesn’t have to look like a Hawaiian sandy beach, but the mixture should be finely coarse.
Combine your coarsely crushed Lemon Oreos and 8 ounces Cream Cheese. Mix well. Once mixed, you’re half-way there.
Refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes, until hardened. Tip: Having the mixture cold helps to 1) make the mixture less likely to stick to your hands when forming the balls, and 2) quickly start hardening the chocolate during that step.
With the mixture in the fridge, start preparing your Baking Chocolate. I have tried a few different ways to melt the chocolate: Microwave, Double Boiler, or simply a pan on the stove over low heat. Either works well. Use what method you feel most comfortable with, or what tools you have at your disposal.
For these pictures, I used a Tablespoon cookie form. Any size will do, since these are a no-bake dessert.
Roll them around, forming a bite-size ball.
With the Baking Chocolate melted, you are now ready to cover your truffles!
If you have two plastic forks, that is my recommendation. Otherwise, two spoons could also work. Pictured above, you’ll see that one of the forks has two center prongs missing. This allows you to let some of the excess chocolate drip off before placing them on the wax paper. This step is not “necessary,” but it does make the truffles look a little nicer, since there isn’t a bunch of excess chocolate pooling around the base of each truffle.
Drop each truffle into the chocolate, swirl it around until completely covered. Allow to rest on the “broken” fork for a second or two, and place back on the wax paper.
Helpful Hint: You’ll want to work kind of fast for this step. With each passing minute, the chocolate will start to set. If you notice that the chocolate is getting a bit too stiff, go ahead and put the truffles in the fridge while you reheat the chocolate until it is a smooth, creamy consistency again. If you work fast enough, this should not be needed.
It’s a bit hard to tell in the picture above, but the small bowl is filled with the same Baking Chocolate with approximately two drops of yellow food coloring. This step is not needed, since it doesn’t change the delicious flavor of the Lemon Oreo Truffles, but I love the added touch of whimsy. I took one of my forks used for the other steps, swirled it around in the yellow-tinted chocolate, and made a massive mess across the tops of my truffles. And my counters. And my shirt. But the effect is gorgeous…
HOW TO STORE LEMON OREO TRUFFLES
After I am done adorning my truffles in wisps of color and
fun magic, I place the cookie sheet in the fridge to set the chocolate for the last time. Once set, you can arrange the truffles in a container without worrying about smudging or ruining the chocolate. Because they have Cream Cheese, you’ll want to store them in the fridge. If they can make it that long!
Aren’t they beautiful? The perfect Spring treat, if I do say so myself!
Just looking at them has my mouth watering. These Lemon Oreo Truffles are the perfect blend of tart and sweet, perfect for any occasion. Yum!
p.s. They’re the perfect size to pop one in your mouth while your back is turned from the kiddos. They’ll never know, you’ll never tell. They make you a ninja, I tell you!
LEMON OREO TRUFFLES RECIPE
Only three ingredients to make these Lemon treats! They're the perfect Spring treat, easy to make, easy to enjoy.
- 1 package Lemon Oreos
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese
- 24 ounces White Baking Chocolate
Crush 1 package Lemon Oreos into a coarse powder.
Combine crushed Oreos and 8 ounces Cream Cheese. Mix well.
Cool in fridge for 15-20 minutes. While cooling, melt your White Baking Chocolate in either a microwave, double boiler, or sauce pan on low heat.
Form mixture into bite-size balls. Drop balls into melted chocolate, swirling around until covered. Using a fork with center prongs removed or a spoon, remove truffle from chocolate, allowing excess chocolate to slough off. Place truffle on wax-covered cookie sheet. Garnish with tinted chocolate, if desired.
Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes, allowing chocolate to harden and set. Store Lemon Oreo Truffles in the fridge, since they contain Cream Cheese.
MORE LEMON RECIPES
- Lemon Piccata Chicken Fingers
- Lemon Parmesan Sheet Chicken
- Lemon Butter Chicken Strips
- Creamy Lemon Chicken