These Game Day Oreo Football Truffles are going to be the star of your Super Bowl party!!
Question: Can you name one of the teams playing in the Super Bowl this weekend? Or are you just here for the snacks?? I do love football (I even have a few jerseys of my own for those special days!!) and my football knowledge was even tested on my wedding day! But, these days, I tend to be more interested in the food that comes with the game. Do you know what would make game day even better? These Game Day Oreo Football Truffles – along with some pretty epic chili (just my honest opinion – and here’s a great recipe for you in case you don’t already have one!!!.).
These Oreo truffles are one of the easiest sweets that comes together in a minute!! A few years ago, my friend Jenn put me onto these treats! She made them using the original chocolate Oreo – and they were delicious!! She coated the in milk chocolate and finished them with Christmas sprinkles!! She had been making these for years and I couldn’t believe it was my first time even trying them.
These Game Day Oreo Football Truffles only have a few ingredients:
- Oreos (whatever flavour floats your boat!)
- cream cheese
According to Mina (over at Mina’s Bakery site), here are some cool tidbits:
Did you know?
- Do you know how truffles were invented? Legend says that an apprentice of the eminent French Chef Auguste Escoffier accidentally spilled cream into a bowl of chocolate, creating the first ganache. The Chef realized he could mold the mixture into balls, that when powdered with cocoa, resembled the prized French truffle fungi.
- Oreo Cookies have an interesting story too, Nabisco invented them in 1912 ‘inspired’ by a competitor’s sandwiched cookie with a much less appealing name, Sunshine Biscuits’ Hydrox. Nabisco’s chocolate disks with crème filling were an immediate hit.
How I Came up With Game Day Oreo Football Truffles:
- After I tried them the first time, I’ve made them a few different ways.
- The usual way is in the typical truffle form – a ball dipped in chocolate.
- One Valentine’s Day, I made them into heart shapes and coated them with pink melts.
- Another time, I formed them into carrot shapes and coated them in orange melts – for Easter of course!!
- And then, making them into mini footballs made perfect sense for game day! This time, I used white Oreos to make the filling white as a good abstract to the chocolate coating. And with the white laces (made with melted white chocolate) they are the perfect addition to your Super Bowl party!!
The directions to make these Game Day Oreo Football Truffles is simple:
- In a food processor, blend the cookies and the cream cheese; refrigerate to set up
- Melt the chocolate
- Take out the dough and shape into footballs
- Dip into the chocolate and wait to set
- Use melted white chocolate to make the laces
- Refrigerate until set
Can You Freeze These Game Day Oreo Football Truffles?
The quick answer is you can freeze the dough but if you freeze the finished product, the chocolate will bloom (get that white film on it) one it defrosts. It will also create condensation on the top and form water droplets. They’ll still be delicious, but just not as pretty!!
If you like these treats for your Super Bowl party, you’re going to love these dishes too:
And, now that we have this all settled, all you need are three ingredients (and not too many recipes can say that!!). Let’s make these for our Sunday party!!!
Game Day Oreo Football Truffles
- 1 small package Double Stuff Oreos (about 20 cookies)
- 4 ounces cream cheese (1/2 block)
- 2 cups chocolate, melted semi-sweet, milk or dark
- 3/4 cup white chocolate, melted
- In a food processor, chop the Oreos for about a minute or until they reach a fine crumb.
- Add in the cream cheese and process until it comes together into a ball.
- Once combined, scoop out the dough into balls (you can use a cookie scoop or a large teaspoon) and roll the dough into balls and then lengthen into 1½-inch footballs.
- Place the mini footballs onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and then place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
- While the Oreo balls are in the freezer, melt chocolate in a double boiler, in a metal bowl set over simmering water until smooth or even in the microwave (at 30 second intervals).
- Remove the Oreo truffle footballs from the freezer and dip one at a time into the chocolate, being sure to cover each truffle completely; then place the truffles on the parchment-lined baking sheet and put truffles back in the refrigerator to set.
- Once the Oreo balls are set, using white chocolate in a piping bag fitted with a skinny tip (or even in a small Ziploc with the tip cut off), pipe “laces” onto each football. Store in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy.