Friday, April 8, 2011

No Bake Desserts (Truffles)

I don't know about you, but when I think about baking here, I picture myself sweating as the small oven in our apartment turns into a fireplace. It's not ideal. Anytme I can make a sweet treat that doesn't call for any baking...I'm tickled pink!

Here are 2 no-bake treats.

Oreo Truffles:

1 package of Oreos (or Recreos)

1 8oz. package cream cheese

chocolate chips

Crush oreos to a powder. Mix in room temp. cream cheese to make a dough. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, place them on cookie sheet lines with wax paper. While they chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes, heat the chocolate chips in the microwave. Stir the chips every 20 seconds so they don't burn. Dip the dough balls into the chocolate, set them back on the wax paper and place back in the fridge. You can also stick popsicle sticks into the balls before you dip them. This makes it easier to dip, plus it's fun to eat this way too.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles


8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature

¾ cup light brown sugar, packed

2¼ cup all-purpose flour

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

½ cup chocolate chips for dough, plus extra for dipping


Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture has firmed up enough to form balls.

Shape the chilled cookie dough mixture into 1-1½ inch balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Cover loosely, transfer the pan to the freezer and chill for 1-2 hours.

When ready to dip the truffles, melt the chocolate chips slowly in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds so it doesn't burn. Dip each chilled truffle, one at a time, coating in chocolate and shaking gently to remove the excess. (If at any point during dipping, the cookie dough balls become too soft, return to the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.) Transfer to a wax-paper lined surface. Once all the truffles have been dipped, store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

The large chocolate chips in this truffle make it hard to put on a stick. They tend to fall apart. (adapted from Annie's-Eats)


  1. These look great! I'm totally going to be trying these soon.

  2. Thank you for posting this recipe Heidi!! I've been eager to try these on my own :)

  3. These look amazing!!! Going to try with some oreos we have - thanks for posting