4-Ingredient Easter Egg Oreo Truffles

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Hee hee — look what I made!

Actually look what we made!  My designer friend, Meg, was the one who dreamed up the idea for these cute little truffles when she was in town visiting for a few days last week.  I told her that I was long overdue for some sort of cutesy recipe on the blog.  And being the fab designer that she is, she dreamed up a cutesy idea for Easter that turned out to be a little hip and classy-looking too.  Because, you know, that’s how designers roll.  ;)

But I’m so excited to share with you how to make these adorable Easter Egg Oreo Truffles!  As the title points out, they only require 4 ingredients.  And the base truffle recipe couldn’t be easier.  The hardest part is just figuring how how to decorate them!

We actually couldn’t decide whether to go the classy brown/white route with regular chocolate Oreos, or make a white/pastel batch with golden Oreos.  So of course, we did both.  And I got a little photo-happy, so I’ll be sharing the more colorful batch in a post tomorrow.  But for anyone who loves Oreos and decorating Easter Eggs, this is one recipe you’ve gotta try.  Here’s the how-to!

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Actually, let me introduce you first to my friend, Meg.  The web knows her now as the blogger and designer behind the site Bringing Design Home, where she shares all about transitioning from life as a city girl to living in a farmhouse with her husband in rural Oklahoma.  (Sound like another blogger you might know??)

But I actually met her on a prom night wayyy back in the year 2000, when my cute date took me to an after party at his “cool friend” Meg’s house.  Fourteen years of friendship later, I can confirm that this girl is in fact pretty darn cool.  She’s amazingly talented and creative, she has a mega-heart for people, she’s a strong mama of an 18-month-old (with another one on the way!), and she’s one of those friends I fully expect to be in my life 14 years from now, and 14 years after that, and on and on.

You might say, she’s a good egg.  ;)

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Speaking of which (like that transition?) — check out our eggs!!!

They are seriously too cute for you not to make this Easter.  Here’s the simple tutorial.

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First, we begin with the rockstar ingredient of the recipe — Oreo’s.

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Pop those babies in a food processor and grind them up until they are nice and pureed.  Then add in a block of cream cheese (1 block per package of Oreos), and blend until smooth.  You may need to stir and  scrape the sides of the food processor bowl down a few times so that all of the mixture gets combined.

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Then use a 1/4-cup ice cream scoop (or a spoon) to portion the dough and roll it into balls.  Then use your hands to shape those balls into the shape of eggs and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Feel free to make yours larger or smaller, but this was the size that worked best for us.  Then pop them in the refrigerator or freezer until they are nice and firm.

Then melt some chocolate or almond bar until nice and smooth, and dip the eggs in until they are completely covered and transfer to another parchment-lined baking sheet.  (Or if you want them to drip cleanly, you can place the dipped eggs on a cooling rack.)  Pop them back in the refrigerator/freezer again until the chocolate is hardened.

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And then if you’d like, use a piping bag to drizzle on a second color of melted chocolate.

We decided to go with white-on-brown for this batch.  But be sure to check out tomorrow’s post for some colored options.

Alternately, you can also just keep the truffles plain with one color of chocolate.  Or you can add some sprinkles or chopped nuts or crushed Oreos to the first coat of chocolate, instead of drizzling on a second.  Whatever floats your truffle boat.

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I have to say, though, I loved how the simple 2-toned design came out!

4-Ingredient Easter Egg Oreo Truffles | gimmesomeoven.com

So fun and versatile and classy.  And pretty easy to do!

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If you want to get extra cutesy, you can even attach a small strip of scrapbook paper or cardstock to a cupcake liner to make a little “Easter basket” for the eggs to be served.

But as cute as they are, I have to say that Oreo truffles taste even better than they look.  So perfectly sweet and delicious with all of that classic Oreo flavor we all love.  And did I mention the 2-ingredient filling?  Yep, it doesn’t get much easier than that.

Big thanks to Meg for the inspiration for this recipe.  And if you attempt it yourselves, be sure to send me pictures.  Would love to see your creations!

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4-Ingredient Easter Egg Oreo Truffles

These Easter Egg Oreo Truffles are simple to make with just 4 ingredients, and they are such a fun treat for Easter!

Ingredients:

1 package classic Oreos
1 (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
8 oz. (about 2 cups) dark or semisweet chocolate chips, melted (*see note below)
4 oz. white almond bark, melted

Directions:

Add the Oreos to a food processor, and pulse until evenly crumbled. Add the cream cheese and pulse until the mixture is smooth and well-blended, stopping to scrape down the sides of the food processor once or twice if needed.

(If you don't have a food processor, you can crush the Oreos in a large ziplock bag, and then stir/mix in the cream cheese by hand.)

Use a 1/4-cup ice cream scoop to portion the dough into 1/4-cup balls. Then roll by hand into egg shapes. Place the eggs on parchement-lined baking sheets, and chill in the refrigerator (or freezer) until hardened.

Once the eggs have chilled, carefully heat the dark or semisweet chocolate in a microwave or double-boiler until melted and smooth. (*If the chocolate is too thick, add in a few teaspoons or shortening or coconut oil to thin.) Dip the egg in the melted chocolate, and roll around until it is evenly coated. Transfer the egg to another parchement-lined baking sheet and let cool. Repeat with remaining eggs. Then transfer to the refrigerator once more to cool until the chocolate has hardened.

Melt the almond bark in a separate bowl, then either drizzle on the eggs with a fork or use a piping bag to pipe the chocolate on in your desired design.

Serve immediately or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 1 week.

(I made a double batch for the photos, which I highly recommend doing.)

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Be sure to also try the colored version of these — 4-Ingredient Easter Egg (Golden) Oreo Truffles!

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  1. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! — March 24, 2014 @ 8:28 am (#)

    Wow – I am so impressed with these beautiful Easter eggs. Looks and sounds absolutely amazing. These will definitely be made very soon!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 24, 2014 @ 8:35 am (#)

    These look great!! And are so fun for Easter :)

  3. Courtney @ Neighborfood — March 24, 2014 @ 8:36 am (#)

    These are SO MUCH FUN! I absolutely love the way they turned out. And nothing against hard boiled eggs, but I’d take an Oreo truffle egg over them any day. :)

  4. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — March 24, 2014 @ 8:53 am (#)

    Seriously, you have to be the most creative person! Love these eggs, Ali!

  5. Kelsey — March 24, 2014 @ 9:38 am (#)

    Absolutely love this recipe! Can’t wait to try out this Easter! #KeepEmComing! You’ve just got yourself a new follower!

  6. Tamara — March 24, 2014 @ 9:46 am (#)

    I love these!!! Such a cool idea and so cute!

  7. Marye Audet — March 24, 2014 @ 9:51 am (#)

    Oh those look delish. So cute for Easter!

  8. Jenny Flake — March 24, 2014 @ 9:52 am (#)

    These are just too cute Ali! Love em’!

  9. Ali's Mom — March 24, 2014 @ 10:02 am (#)

    too, too, too stinkin’ cute!!!

  10. Rachel @the dessert chronicles — March 24, 2014 @ 10:30 am (#)

    I am obsessed with these! So freakin’ cute and I bet they taste incredible too!

  11. Karly — March 24, 2014 @ 10:31 am (#)

    Love these, Ali! My kids would love to decorate these too!

  12. Becca from ItsYummi! — March 24, 2014 @ 11:16 am (#)

    SO stinkin’ adorable, Ali! Pinned and shared :)

  13. Molly — March 24, 2014 @ 11:23 am (#)

    these are too cute! can’t wait to try them out. love your blog!! : )

  14. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — March 24, 2014 @ 12:50 pm (#)

    So adorable! And they sound really tasty too!

  15. Deb — March 24, 2014 @ 1:33 pm (#)

    These sound delicious! I’m going to add some coconut because I love it!

  16. Julia @ hungryandconfused — March 24, 2014 @ 1:47 pm (#)

    These look so pretty it’s almost a shame to eat them! Kidding, of course, I’d eat them all… ;)

  17. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — March 24, 2014 @ 1:55 pm (#)

    These are awesome, Ali! So adorable and so creative!

  18. Samar — March 24, 2014 @ 1:56 pm (#)

    Wounderful recipe ,easy ,seems deliciuos , and nothing else like it

  19. cheri — March 24, 2014 @ 2:04 pm (#)

    These are so cute, pinned and printed.

  20. Megan — March 24, 2014 @ 2:26 pm (#)

    Totally agree with Courtney, way better than hard boiled eggs! Thanks for all your kind words Ali. It was so much fun living a few days with you and getting to see our little egg creations come to life. Now, I need some chocolate…

  21. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — March 24, 2014 @ 2:44 pm (#)

    These are so cute! I adore oreo truffles – love these so much!!

  22. Whitney @ Jewhungry — March 24, 2014 @ 3:06 pm (#)

    Simply stunning and just enough decadence that I’ve got to figure out how to I can get away with making these for my next Jewish holiday :)

  23. Cassis — March 24, 2014 @ 4:14 pm (#)

    Amazing idea. xD

  24. amanda — March 24, 2014 @ 5:07 pm (#)

    If I don’t have a food processor could I just use my regular blender? These would be great for a dessert since I’m hosting Easter this year.

    • Ali — March 25, 2014 @ 5:33 pm (#)

      Hi Amanda! You could try a regular blender. Or if that doesn’t work, just crush the oreos with a meat ballet or something and stir in the cream cheese. :)

  25. Melanie | Melanie Makes — March 24, 2014 @ 7:57 pm (#)

    Holy goodness these look downright amazing!

  26. Kathy @ Olives & Garlic — March 24, 2014 @ 8:20 pm (#)

    Perfectly cute. I know a sweet tooth that will adore these. :)

  27. Tieghan — March 24, 2014 @ 10:38 pm (#)

    so fun, cute and easy!! I love these!

  28. Katie | The Surly Housewife — March 25, 2014 @ 12:51 am (#)

    I can hardly stand how adorable these are! Im glad the first step is to grind up the oreos. Otherwise I may eat them all first. I find it hard to control myself around oreos. Anywho, these look so delicious and easy! Such a fun activity/recipe for easter!!

  29. Hallie @ The Wordy Baker — March 25, 2014 @ 2:45 am (#)

    So adorable! I love how classy they look, too!

  30. Tereza — March 25, 2014 @ 3:49 am (#)

    These look absolutely amazing! Beautiful!

    http://lifeandcity.tumblr.com

  31. Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — March 25, 2014 @ 9:44 am (#)

    This is the perfect Easter egg recipe! Pinned!

  32. Sadye — March 25, 2014 @ 11:02 am (#)

    Is it wrong that I’d rather have an oreo truffle than a fancypants chocolate shop’s truffles?

  33. Sheila Thigpen — March 25, 2014 @ 11:54 am (#)

    I love this idea!!! So creative.

  34. Caitlin — March 25, 2014 @ 12:45 pm (#)

    Oh man, these look too good to pass up! YUM.
    Caitlin

    lifealamodeblog.wordpress.com

  35. luna fleig — March 25, 2014 @ 3:22 pm (#)

    Pretty nice easter eggs. I will try making them with my grandaughter

  36. Meriem @ Culinary Couture — March 25, 2014 @ 7:31 pm (#)

    These are so cute! Love your piping skills!

  37. Ashford Carpet Cleaners — March 26, 2014 @ 6:02 am (#)

    That is such a cool idea! These easter eggs look so cute and tasty! Yum!

  38. jodie — March 26, 2014 @ 12:40 pm (#)

    If you don’t have food processor how else can you make these?

    • Ali — April 4, 2014 @ 11:47 pm (#)

      Hi Jodie,

      You can totally make these without a food processor. Just crush the oreos by hand (in a ziplock bag with a mallet), and then stir in the room temp cream cheese. Then proceed as normal. A little more work, but totally do-able. :)

  39. Amy — March 26, 2014 @ 3:13 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness these look super scrummy! I would now prefer an Oreo Truffle to an Easter Egg! I bet they taste as good as they look too :)

  40. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — March 26, 2014 @ 3:20 pm (#)

    Too cute and perfect for Easter!

  41. Kristy — March 27, 2014 @ 2:09 pm (#)

    How do you dip them in the chocolate to make them turn out so pretty? I’ve done these before and ended up with such a mess.

    • Ali — April 5, 2014 @ 9:19 am (#)

      Hi Kristy,

      I dipped them and then laid them on a cooling rack so that the chocolate could drip off. If there were extra puddles attached to the eggs, I just broke or cut them off. Hope that helps!

      Ali

  42. Tavette — April 5, 2014 @ 2:19 am (#)

    They are so elegant looking! Thanks to both of you for designing and posting the photos & instructions. I actually think I like the chocolate/white ones the best. They look like something Harry & David ($$$) would design.

    Long time friends are the BEST.

    Tavette – S. Florida

  43. Avi Jutley — April 5, 2014 @ 2:57 pm (#)

    Hi! These look amazing! Have to try them, though I’m from Kenya and was wondering how many Oreos are in a pack for you? We only get the small single stack packs here, think about 12 – 16 Oreos. So please let me know how many Oreos I’ll need. Also, by any chance, if I don’t want to use cream cheese, is there something else I can use?

    Thank you.

    • Ali — April 6, 2014 @ 12:02 am (#)

      Hi Avi,

      That’s so cool that you’re from Kenya! There are 45 Oreos in a package here in the U.S. And I’m afraid that cream cheese is the only main ingredient I have for these. You could try a vegan cream cheese or make a raw cashew paste instead (1 cup per brick), but cream cheese is my best rec for this one.

      ~Ali

  44. Gracie — April 6, 2014 @ 11:10 pm (#)

    Thank you for the WONDERFUL Easter Idea, these will be perfect for the ladies at work!!! They look & sound DELICIOUS!

  45. Gail McMurray — April 12, 2014 @ 3:41 pm (#)

    Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to make them for my grandkids, they love oreos.

  46. Callie Smith — April 14, 2014 @ 4:32 pm (#)

    Hi!
    I would love to make these for my family for Easter! such a great idea! I was just wondering, how did you pick the Oreos up to dip in chocolate?
    I’ve never made anything that had to do with dipping, and do you just pick them up with tongs, or skewer them, or what?

    • Ali — June 1, 2014 @ 6:19 pm (#)

      Hi Callie,

      I just used two spoons. :)

      ~Ali

  47. Beth — April 18, 2014 @ 10:08 am (#)

    Hi Ali (and all)… has anyone tried making these in advance and then freezing them? Maybe without the chocolate on them? I saw that they can stay in the fridge for a week, perhaps that’s as far ahead as I can go?

    • Ali — July 18, 2014 @ 4:06 pm (#)

      I believe you should be able to freeze these with no problem. Good luck!

  48. white truffle — April 21, 2014 @ 2:39 am (#)

    That was wondeful recipe for not only bound to easter. I have made chocolate truffles on easter but never thought of making some photos so that I can share it with you guys. Thanks for the oreo egg recipe :)

  49. Jim — April 22, 2014 @ 10:53 pm (#)

    These were a BIG hit on Easter Sunday. My grand-daughter and I made them together. thanks Ali!

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