Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cotton Candy Oreo Truffles

Cotton Candy Oreo Truffles by The Sweet Chick
Have you guys tried the Cotton Candy flavored Oreo cookies yet?  They aren't bad.  My kids love them.  The cream does taste like cotton candy, but not overly sweet.  I thought I'd make them even better by turning them into truffles.  I even made some cotton candy flavored candy melt to cover them in.  These Cotton Candy Oreo Truffles could be a hit at your kid's birthday party.  Or you could just keep them all for yourself.

I don't why the limited edition Oreos come in smaller packages than the regular Oreo cookies.  You lose about 10 cookies, so not fair.  I bought these at Target by the way.

Making Cotton Candy Truffles by The Sweet Chick
I did not use an entire package of these.  I only used 15. You have plenty to taste test before you make the recipe.  I used my mini cookie scoop to make the balls.  I find it to be the best size for a sweet truffle.  I don't even bother rolling it into balls, I just scoop and drop.  Then I pop them in the freezer for a few hours or overnight.

Cotton Candy coating for truffles by The Sweet Chick
For the coating, I used the vanilla flavored Candiquik candy melt.  I dipped half of the Oreo truffles in the regular vanilla flavor.  Then I mixed the remaining candy melt with the Cotton Candy flavor of Duncan Hines Frosting Creations mix and dipped the other half of the truffles in it.  They came out a pretty blue color.

Cotton Candy Oreo Truffle by The Sweet Chick
Both flavors of candy melt work well for these truffles, but I think my favorite is the cotton candy flavored one.  It just enhances the flavor of the Cotton Candy Oreos.

Cotton Candy Truffles by The Sweet Chick
I took these to the bus stop as usual and handed them out to the kids on my daughter's bus.  They were all excited to try them and  there were smiles all around.  My son was ready to devour them all himself if I let him.
Cotton Candy Oreo Truffles

by The Sweet Chick
Prep Time: 1.5h w/freezer time
Keywords: no bake freeze snack dessert Cotton Candy Oreos cream cheese candy melt candy coating truffles American spring summer
Ingredients (30 truffles)
    For the truffles
    • 15 Cotton Candy flavored Oreo cookies
    • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
    For the coating
    • 1 package (16 oz.) Candiquik candy coating (vanilla/white)
    • 1 packet Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Cotton Candy flavor mix
    Optional toppings
    • sprinkles
    For the truffles
    Crush the Oreo cookies in a food processor until they are a dirt like consistency.
    In a medium bowl, mix the crushed Oreos and cream cheese until completely combined.
    With a mini scoop, measure out 30 mounds and place them on a wax paper lined air-tight container.
    Place the container in the freezer for at least 1 hour to set. (I left mine overnight.)
    For the coating
    After the balls are set, melt candy coating in the microwave as per directions on package.
    Pour in the packet of flavor mix and stir until completely dissolved and combined.
    Remove Oreo balls from the freezer. Do a small batch at a time so they don't fall apart. If you need to, just place them back in the freezer for a few minutes.
    Feel free to reshape any balls that are not to your liking by rolling them around in your hand. Just do it quickly not to warm up the dough too much.
    Dip the Oreo balls into candy coating mixture until all covered. (I use a fork.) Once covered, remove and softly tap until excess candy melt falls off. Then place the balls on wax paper until the candy melt hardens.
    Keep truffles refrigerated until ready to serve.
    Optional Toppings
    If you are adding sprinkles, add them before the candy coating hardens.
    If you are doing all the truffles with the cotton candy flavor, then use 1 packet of Frosting Creations for all 16 oz. of the candy coating. If you want to do half vanilla and half cotton candy, split the candy coating into two containers before melting and use only half (about 3/4 teaspoon) of the flavor mix powder.
    It is best to have the dough as frozen as possible when dipping, so that it doesn't come apart.
    If the bottoms of the truffles don't get fully covered with candy melt, you can always dip them again.
    These truffles can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for 3-4 days.
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