I’ve been dreaming up these Golden Oreo Peanut Butter Truffles for a long time and I finally made them last week. HELLO!!! So yummy!
Everybody loves the Oreo Truffles, the ones with cream cheese. Well almost everyone. There might be something wrong with me, but I think they are just ok. (Please don’t throw rotten fruit at me for saying that)
When Golden Oreo’s came out I bought some and had this idea that they would taste great with peanut butter, so I made these little treats one day. They’re quite fantastic if you haven’t tried them yet you should definitely do that.
But that recipe got me thinking, what if I turned this recipe into truffles by crushing the Golden Oreo’s into crumbs and then mixing the peanut butter into the crumbs, roll them into balls and then dip them in Chocolate?
And Golden Oreo Peanut Butter Oreo Truffles were born. (Step by Step Pictures are right before the recipe card)
Guys! These are so good. The crumbs are a little course giving it the best texture and flavor! So fun to eat!
If you’ve got a peanut butter lover in your family, you’ve got to make these for them or with them.
They are fun to make, My kids love to dip things in chocolate and they love putting sprinkles on things even more.
The one part that is a little tricky, that little kids might have a hard time with, is getting them into little balls. The peanut butter makes them really sticky, so I found that having a piece of parchment paper next to where you are working is the best way roll them out.
Get a small scoop and form it, gently, into a ball as best you can and them sit it on the parchment paper and very gently with the palm of your hand, roll it around until all the edges are smooth.
Place it on a parchment lined cookie sheet and move on to the next one.
Once you have all the peanut butter balls ready, put them in the freezer for minutes to an hour and then they will be ready to dip in chocolate.
I like to use almond bark because it is so easy to melt and always cools with a nice hardened shell. Sometimes regular chocolate (because it doesn’t have much wax in it) doesn’t ever get that chocolate shell you are looking for with dipped truffles.
- 36 Golden Oreos
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 12-15 ounces of your favorite chocolate melted, I use almond bark because it melts so easy in the microwave and it has a nice hardened shell when it is set.
- Holiday sprinkles, optional
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
- Put the cookies in a food processor and process on high until cookies are tiny crumbs.
- Put peanut butter in microwave for 15-25 seconds, just enough to slightly soften, you do not want it to be melted or hot.
- Pour crumbs and peanut butter into medium size bowl and mix together until completely combined.
- With spoon or a 1 tbsp cookie scoop, scoop out mixture and form into balls. I found it easiest to keep a piece of parchment paper next to where you are working and form the scoop of mixture into a ball as best you can, then put the ball down on the parchment paper and very gently roll it around with the palm of your hand until the edges are smooth. Place rolled ball onto cookie sheet and repeat until all the mixture has been made into tablespoon size balls.
- Place cookie sheet of cookie balls into the freezer for 30-60 minutes. This will make them MUCH easier to dip.
- Remove the cookie balls from the freezer and quickly melt your dipping chocolate.
- If using Almond bark this will take one or two minutes in the microwave ( I do 1 minute and then check and stir it and then do 15-20 second increments until it is nice and melted and smooth.
- Place a cookie ball into the melted chocolate and with a small spoon, make sure it is thoroughly coated and then carefully remove and place back onto the cookie sheet. Add sprinkles at this point if you are using them. (if you wait to long the chocolate will be set and the sprinkles won't stick.
- Repeat dipping the cookie balls until you are finished.
- You can leave them out at room temperature, or if your house it hot you can keep them in the fridge.
- I like to place each one in a mini muffin liner and place them on a cute plate or in a cute box or tin and give them as gifts.