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Valentine’s Day and Homemade Peanut Butter OREO Truffles

peanut butter OREO truffles
We have all see the pinterest and facebook posts of the Oreo Truffles, I mean seriously unless you live under a rock how can you not be aware of the delicious little morsels we like to call poor man truffles. ( OK just I call them that) This is the perfect Valentines surprise for your sweetheart.
peanut butter OREO truffles
I am sure many of you have seen the posts on Pinterest regarding Oreo Truffles, truly one of the easiest yet most decadent desserts to try.  Well today I am offering you a slight twist, a Peanut Butter slant although now with all the flavours that Oreo offers the possibilities are endless….

36

 OREO Cookies, finely crushed, divide ( I used the Peanut Butter flavour

1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

4
pkg.  (4 oz. each) BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, broken into pieces, melted
or
 you can use chocolate chips

Mix cream cheese and remaining cookie crumbs until blended.

peanut butter OREO truffles

SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Dip in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered rimmed baking sheet. 

peanut butter OREO truffles

REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.
 MELT CHOCOLATE
Place chocolate in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2-1/2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted, stirring every 30 sec. or melt over medium heat and add small amount of oil or wax to keep from clumping
I also melted some white chocolate to use as a drizzle
ROLL TRUFFLES
To easily coat truffles with the melted chocolate, add truffles, in batches, to bowl of melted chocolate. Use 2 forks to roll truffles in chocolate until evenly coated. Remove truffles with forks, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl. Place truffles on prepared baking sheet; let stand until firm.( I also now use the wilton dipping tool, it is amazing)
peanut butter OREO truffles
HOW TO STORE
Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.( or if you live in Canada in the winter a Garage does nicely)
peanut butter OREO truffles
I use to make a Peanut Butter Ball with coconut and rice krispies and peanut butter and icing sugar…. well you get the picture, a decadent ball that everyone loved but not quite as simple as this one.
peanut butter OREO truffles