So here is your last-minute treat to bring to the cookout. I know you are sitting there trying to think of something festive and creative; well this is the recipe you have been looking for. A quick, no bake, easy dessert, that looks great.
I came up with this recipe last night while looking at all of the very creative July 4th recipes on pinterest. I actually typed my idea into my phone around 12:30 this morning.
These truffles can be made the night before, just keep refrigerated.
Equipment needed: Food processor, stand mixer, half sheet pan or baking sheet, parchment or wax paper, melon baller or small ice cream scoop, toothpicks and a small microwave safe cup.
Total Time: 1 hr
Servings: Approximately 40 truffles
- 1 (19.7 oz) package of Golden Oreo’s
- 1 (8 oz) package low-fat cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 tsp salt
- About 1 teaspoon each, red and blue food coloring
- 1.5 – 2 lbs vanilla candy coating
- Red, white and blue star sprinkles (optional)
- Place Oreo’s in food processor and pulse until crushed to form fine crumbs.
- In a stand mixer mix Oreo crumbs, cream cheese and salt until completely blended and no cream cheese pieces are showing. Divide dough in half. Return half of the dough to stand mixer and add red food coloring. Adjust coloring as needed until correct color is achieved. Clean mixing bowl and repeat process with second half of dough and blue food coloring.
- Prepare baking sheet by lining it with parchment or wax paper.
- Use a melon baller or small ice cream scoop, to form a ball and place on baking sheet. Place balls in freezer for at least 30 minutes. Remove balls from freezer and roll each in your hands to form a smooth round ball. Freeze for another 10 minutes.
- Melt 1/4 of candy coating according to package directions. Working in batches, about 10 at a time, use a toothpick to dip ball in coating allowing excess to drip off and place on new baking sheet lined with parchment. Remove toothpick and use a spoon to place a small dab of coating over hole and add star sprinkles. Repeat with remaining balls and candy coating.
Enjoy and Happy 4th of July!