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Here is your last-minute treat to bring to the cookout. Red, White and Blue Oreo Truffles: a quick, no bake, easy dessert, that looks great. www.dadwhats4dinner.com

Red, White & Blue Oreo Truffles

These Red White and Blue Oreo Truffles are a quick, no bake, easy dessert, for the summer cookout season.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 40
Author Quinn Caudill

Ingredients

  • 1 (19.7 oz) package of Golden Oreo's
  • 1 (8 oz) package low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • About 1 tsp.each red and blue food coloring
  • 1.5 - 2 lbs. vanilla candy coating
  • Red, white and blue star sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place Oreo's in food processor and pulse until crushed to form fine crumbs.
  2. In a stand mixer, mix Oreo crumbs, cream cheese and salt until completely blended and no cream cheese pieces are showing.

  3. Divide dough in half. Return half of the dough to stand mixer and add red food coloring.
  4. Adjust coloring as needed until correct color is achieved.
  5. Clean mixing bowl and repeat process with second half of dough and blue food coloring.
  6. Prepare baking sheet by lining it with parchment or wax paper.
  7. Use a melon baller or small ice cream scoop, to form a ball and place on baking sheet.
  8. Place balls in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  9. Remove balls from freezer and roll each in your hands to form a smooth round ball. Freeze for another 10 minutes.
  10. Melt 1/4 of candy coating according to package directions.
  11. Working in batches, about 10 at a time, use a toothpick to dip ball in coating allowing excess to drip off and place on new baking sheet lined with parchment.
  12. Remove toothpick and use a spoon to place a small dab of coating over hole and add star sprinkles. Repeat with remaining balls and candy coating.

Recipe Notes

Equipment needed: Food processor, stand mixer, half sheet pan or baking sheet, parchment or wax paper, melon baller or small ice cream scoop, toothpicks and a small microwave safe cup.

First Published on Dadwhats4dinner.com @2015