I'm all about easy cooking. Don't get me wrong, there are moments when I like to take my time baking a special homemade treat, but for the most part I like to make things that don't take a lot of time. No bake treats are even better!
These Very Berry Cookie Truffles definitely fit this description. They are quick and easy, and only require 3 ingredients and a few kitchen tools.
With a sweet and crunchy candy coating, and a soft, chewy chocolate berry flavored filling, they make a pretty presentation and are the perfect bite sized treat for any occasion. Just imagine them on a dessert table at a baby or wedding shower.
I always worry a little bit when I try out a new recipe, but luckily, in my house, my family members are my taste testers and are usually honest. These were a huge hit with them. I took the rest of the candies to my office and everyone loved them there too! So I know they are good.
Here is everything that you need to know to make these yummy truffles, including step by step photos and the complete recipe.
|These are the only ingredients you'll need.|
|The cookies and cream cheese ready to be mixed.|
|The cookie and cream cheese mixture chilled and formed into 1 inch balls.|
I'll be the first to admit that my candy dipping skills are not the best. You can see that I had to do a little repair work on the tops because the coating didn't fill in the hole that the skewer I used to hold the balls made. Oh well, it just adds a little interest to the truffles.
|The truffles after they have been dipped in the candy coating.|
|The finished product after the drizzle has been added! Very Berry Cookie Truffles|
Very Berry Cookie Truffles Recipe
Makes about 38 truffles
- 1- 15.25 oz. package Oreo™ Berry Creme or Berry Burst cookies
- 1- 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
- 2 - 12 oz. packages meltable candy coating wafers, vanilla flavored
- Red food coloring, optional
- In a food processor or blender, combine the cookies and the cream cheese until well mixed. It should resemble a really thick paste.
- Refrigerate the mixture for about half an hour, or until it is firm enough to form balls.
- Form 1 inch balls and place them on a wax paper lined baking tray.
- Set tray in freezer for about half an hour.
- Melt vanilla candy coating as per instructions on the package.
- If desired, set aside about 1/4 cup of the melted coating and put some red food coloring in it until you get the color you desire. This is for the pink drizzle.
- Using a candy dipping tool or another type of tool, like a fork or a shish kebab skewer, dip each ball in the melted candy coating and place it on the wax paper lined tray to harden. If you have a cooling rack, that works too.
- If you want to add the pretty pink drizzle, this is when to do that. Just place the colored melted candy coating into a sandwich bag and snip off a tiny piece of one of the corners. Do a quick test on something to make sure the hole is the thickness you want, and start drizzling on the truffles, as much or as little as you like.
- Set trays in the refrigerator until coating is hard and then place them in an airtight container. These truffles should be kept refrigerated.
I couldn't resist taking a picture of the chewy truffle center and, of course, this one was my treat for making these delights!
Labels: Candy, Chocolate, Dessert Recipes, Recipes