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It would be a sweet reward to find a cure for diabetes, or cancer and perhaps some other life-threatening diseases … but we can’t all be award winning scientist so we  have to look for other more creative solutions to put a smile on other people’s faces and what better way to do that with deliciously sweet treats?

So if you have a friend who is down whip up something like some no bake Oreo truffles.  They are so delicious they should be illegal and they are incredibly easy to make.

no bake oreo truffles

This recipe for Oreo Truffles makes about 4 dozen that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 pkg.  (1 lb. 2 oz.) Oreos
2 pkg. (8 squares each) Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted.
  1. Set aside 5 Oreos and throw the rest in a food processor until they are finely crumbled
  2. Thoroughly mix cookie crumbs with cream cheese.
  3. Form crumb-and-cream-cheese mixture into balls, approximately 1-inch across each (but don’t worry too much about being exact here. They will come out delicious no matter the size!) and place onto a cookie sheet that has previously been lined with wax paper.
  4. For best results, pop the formed mixture into the fridge for at least 15 minutes to chill while you complete the next step. If you really don’t have the time, the truffles will still taste delicious (so don’t worry!), but they will be more difficult to handle and some of the coating with mix with the filling.
  5. Melt the chocolate. There are many ways to do this. I don’t have a double boiler, so I just throw my chocolate into a saucepan and heat it on low, stirring frequently, until it is completely melted.
  6. Remove the pot from heat.
  7. Coat previously formed balls with chocolate and return to the lined cookie sheet.
  8. Throw the remaining 5 cookies into the food processor.
  9. Sprinkle some of those crumbs on top of the (still wet) truffles.
  10. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
You are done! You are now free to package them up and gift them to a friend in need.
Variation:  Swap out regular Oreos for Golden Oreos (semi-sweet chocolate for white chocolate, if you like white chocolate). You will end up with a cheesecake-like truffle.
An adaption from Kraftfoods.com