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Peanut Butter Oreo Truffles

I have received product from Oreo for this post. It is an entry to the Foodies100 Wonderfilled recipe challenge sponsored by Oreo, which marks the launch of two exciting new flavours: Peanut Butter and Golden. The delicious new flavours are available in all major supermarkets at an RRP of £1.08. To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/oreo.

Anyone who knows me well will know I’m quite partial to an Oreo. I’ll admit that in the past all I’ve done with them is dunk them in my coffee or a glass of ice cold milk. So, when Foodies100 asked me if I’d be interested in a challenge to create a recipe with Oreos I just couldn’t resist.

A recipe created with regular Oreos would have been awesome enough but WAIT because this recipe challenge allowed me to play with two NEW flavours of Oreo; Golden and Peanut Butter. I’m a bit of a fan of peanut butter mixed with chocolate so I decided to use those to create my recipe.

I wanted to create something that would make an everyday item (essentially a biscuit) into something special. My mind was wandering all over the place, from ice cream to milkshakes and more, but then it hit me; Truffles!

I’d made truffles from biscuits before for my Scots’ Caramel Wafer Truffles, but rather than using salted caramel to bind these together I used cream cheese! I wasn’t sure how it would taste but it turns out it was a stroke of luck genius. The slight salty hit in the PB Oreos, the sweetness of the coating and the sharp edge of the cream cheese combine to create a flavour sensation. I made 11 truffles in total (about 20 mins ago) and now there are only 5 left. Oops!

To top my truffles I have used chopped nuts or my new favourite sweet-seasoning, Steenbergs Choco Sugar. You could use just about anything you like!

I did try the Golden Oreos too, for research purposes, and turns out they are delicious too! Perhaps I’ll have a recipe featuring those coming soon.

So, how do you make your own little orange balls of joy? Read on, and I’ll tell you…

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Peanut Butter Oreo Truffles
Use new Peanut Butter Oreos to make these delicious truffles. Perfect for an afternoon treat or for giving as a gift (if you don’t eat them all first!)
  • 154g pack of Peanut Butter Oreo Cookies
  • 75g cream cheese
  • 100g orange candy melts or candy buttons
  • 30g white chocolate
  • Optional nuts or choco sugar for decorating
1. Place the Oreo cookies into a food processor or blender and whizz into fine crumbs. Alternatively, you could put them into a bag and bash with something heavy! 2. Mix with the cream cheese to form a dough then take tablespoon-sized pieces and roll into balls with clean hands. Put in the fridge to chill. 3. Once the truffles have hardened, remove from the fridge. Melt the candy melts in the microwave then roll the truffles in the melts to coat. Set on a tray and put back into the fridge. 4. Once the candy melts have set, remove from the fridge. Melt the white chocolate and use to decorate the tops of the truffles. You could sprinkle nuts, choco sugar or sprinkles on top now to decorate. 5. Pop into the fridge for one last time. Once set again, they are ready to enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10-12 truffles

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As always, please do let me know in the comments box below if you love this recipe or if you have a favourite Oreo recipe of your own!

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