Thursday, June 5, 2014

Graduation Oreo Truffles

Time for this mommy to grab the Kleenex. My baby is graduating Kindergarten! I know that when my oldest graduates high school, I will need an entire box. Time is just flying by much too fast. Of course, I say that all the time (but it's true!). I was also emotional last year when my baby graduated preschool but I think it has a lot to do with the fact that he is the baby and this will be the last of the "firsts", if that makes sense. Thankfully/joyfully, I have a niece coming into the world in a few months and I just can't wait *insert big cheesy grin*.
Not only is my son graduating Kindergarten, but my middle child is 'graduating' to middle school. So, in honor of their accomplishments, I wanted a special dessert. Because I like to celebrate every special occasion with dessert. (Which is why I have to spend a lot of time at the gym.)

Last year I made these Brownie Graduation Hats...
I was planning on making them again, but I got attacked by the Oreo bug. You know the one...the one that attacks your brain with constant 'EAT OREOS, YOU WANT OREOS'...and the only cure is to eat the damn Oreos. It's a nasty little bug.  
So...I decided to make Oreo Truffles, with the same concept of the brownie graduation hats, with the chocolate covered graham cookies as the top of the 'hat'. I decided to use melted white chocolate for the tassels.
(This nifty chocolate filled squeeze bottle made it SO easy!) 
You can also personalize them with names, year, etc.
I thought they turned out pretty delicious. I mean cute. You can serve them on a stick, like cake pops...great for little hands - 
Or you can serve them on a platter -
If you can find candy in the graduate's school colors, it makes a cute presentation I think. You could also place them on top of cupcakes!

The best part, these are very easy to make. The truffle itself is only 2 ingredients, and I throw everything into a food processor and blend it up, then dip in chocolate. Now that I've discovered Chocoley Chocolate, it's so much easier to make chocolate covered treats, making things like this much more fun for the kids and I.

Graduation Oreo Truffles

1 package Oreos (I used regular, but could use different flavors to change it up)
4 oz. (1/2 package) cream cheese
8 oz chocolate, melted (I used Chocoley Milk Chocolate)
1/2 package of chocolate covered graham cookies
white chocolate for decorating (optional) I used Chocoley Drizzle and Design White Chocolate

Add package of Oreos to bowl of food processor. Pulse a few times to chop into pieces.
Add cream cheese to processor. Blend Oreos and cream cheese until well blended.
Mixture will be thick (like a cookie dough).
Roll into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls and place on waxed paper lined cookie sheet.
Chill in freezer while preparing chocolate.
Melt chocolate per directions (microwave or double broiler method).
Dip chilled oreo truffles into melted chocolate. Place on wax paper. Top with chocolate covered graham cookie. Allow chocolate to set.
Decorate tops with white chocolate drizzle or as desired.

Having these little gems will make Kindergarten graduation a little easier :-)


Chocoley Chocolate sent me samples to try. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. 

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20 comments:

  1. These are soooo cute. What a fun idea. I found you at the weekend Retreat link party. Pinning this! Thanks for sahring.

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  2. They look fabulous! What a super cute idea!

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  3. LOVE it I may have to give these a try this year!! Thanks my dear :)

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    1. Thanks Alexis! You had some cute graduation things going on this year too!

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  4. I make truffles all the time but these are extra cute! thanks for sharing!
    Jessica from www.sparklesandglue.com

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    1. Truffles are sooo good! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. These are the cutest and very delicious graduation treat. Everyone loves chocolate and oreos, you can't get better than that. Thanks so much for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday this week. I've pinned and shared.

    We look forward to seeing you again next week,
    A FFF co-host,
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

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  6. WAY WAY cute! Your photos are awesome...and your recipes are luscious. Thank you so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Please come back soon.

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    1. Thank you so much Ms. Marsha, you are so kind!

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  7. Wanted to let you know I chose this delightful recipe as my personal favorite at this week's Weekend Potluck's party. Hope to see you over there today. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. YAY!! Sorry for the late reply, I've been out of town...so excited about this! Thank you!

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  8. Congrats! You were featured on Friday’s Five Features over on DIY Vintage Chic. Stop by and grab yourself a button! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2014/06/fridays-five-features-no-44.html

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    1. Thank you so much! Sorry for the late reply, I've been on vacation! Trying to get back on track :-)

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  9. These are so cute…. What size are the chocolate covered graham crackers and I am not able to find chocolate covered graham crackers that size…they look small?

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    1. I sent Kay an email earlier, but in case anyone else is wondering too...I used the chocolate covered graham cookies by Keebler (or store brand).

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  10. Cute, cute, cute Kim! I heard good stuff about Chocoley

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    1. I've enjoyed working with it! (and eating it!)

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