After seeing a friend make Oreo chocolate truffles I decided I wanted to make my own and make them vegan 🙂 I made them with my boyfriend and they went down a treat. My dad has been raving about them ever since. In his own words, “they are the best sweet treat he has had in a long while.”
You should definitely give them a try! 🙂 My recipe is down below.
When using the following recipe I made 15 truffles but it depends on how big you make your truffles.
- 88g / 3oz vegan soft cheese
- 100g chocolate (you can cover with whatever chocolate you like; such as white, dark, mint or semi-sweet chocolate. I would advise not using really sweet chocolate as they may end up being too sweet or rich.
- 14 Oreos /one packet of Oreos (you can use any flavour of Oreos – maybe try peanut butter, mint or strawberry)
- toppings or sprinkles of your choice; this could be cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles, grated chocolate, crushed Oreo left over, coconut , crushed nuts, melted chocolate drizzle. You really could use whatever you fancy. (optional)
- If you want to have a different flavour of truffles or a variety you could add flavoured liquid. Such as mint or salted caramel. you can find these in the baking sections. I’m not sure if they are vegan though so check before buying. (optional)
- Empty your bag of Oreos into a sandwich bag or a bowl and crush with a rolling pin; into fine mixture. Try to get rid of all lumps.
- In a bowl mix the vegan soft cheese and crushed Oreos.
- Roll your mixture between your palms into balls. Do whatever size you like but I would advise you to not make them too big; as they are quite sweet 🙂
- Melt your chocolate. You can do this in the microwave or on the hob. Either way make sure to stir often so your chocolate doesn’t burn and go crunchy. If melting on the hob just boil water in a pot and place a suitable bowl on top and stir constantly until melted. I would take the bowl off the pot before it has all even melted and just use the heat from the bowl to finish the melting. This way you will have nicely smooth melted chocolate as it isn’t overcooked.
- Now cover your formed balls in the chocolate. To do this without mess and with the most neat shape I used 2 teaspoons to cover the balls in melted chocolate.
- Place the now chocolate covered balls onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
- Cover your truffles with whatever topping you fancy to make them look like fancy chocolates. (optional)
Now you can either eat them all yourself or if you have self-control you could place the in a cute box and give them as a gift. They would be perfect as a gift that is cheap but shows you put effort in. You could get creative with your packaging too and make them look fancy and cute. 🙂
Hope you all enjoy this recipe and devour these delicious truffles!