Tuesday, February 11, 2014

man-catching oreo truffles

These oreo truffles and I have quite a history. And I know you think I’m being “cute” by calling them man-catching, but this delicious dessert has actually caught a man or two… or three. {Don’t tell my husband I said that.}

My first roommate, Miss Danielle, taught me how to make them. And, yes, they’re so easy you can make them in a dorm room because we did on so many occasions. Danielle also made the most delicious peanut butter balls - I’m not blaming her for my freshman 15, but I’m not sure she helped either. {Love you, Yellie!}

The first time I made these myself, I believe I gave them to Daniel {yes, my Daniel} for Christmas along with several other friends. Which, made his roommate really jealous, and he soon asked for some of his own. So when I returned from Christmas break, I brought some with me. And that’s the beginning of the story on how I {kind of} caught Daniel’s roommate {to which you’ll never hear the end - sorry!}

When Daniel and I started dating {much later}, I taught him how to make oreo balls on our very first date. I told you, there's history. {And, yes, I actually call them oreo balls, but I didn’t want to put “man-catching oreo balls” for the title of this blog post.}

Since then, I’ve made them on several special occasions - including birthdays, our first New Year’s Eve together and several Super Bowl parties. And now, I’m sharing my secret so you can make them too - and maybe catch you a man or two this Valentine’s Day.

Here's a cute Super Bowl version of the oreo ball.

There’s two ways you can make these, I’ll share them both.

-1 whole package of regular oreos {minus the one you wanted to taste test right before}
-1 package of cream cheese
-white {or chocolate} almond bark

the dorm room way:
1. Place all the oreos into a gallon plastic bag and crush them with whatever you have lying around - textbooks, spoons, your fist.

2. Once they are in a million little crumbs, dump them into that bowl you use for popcorn.

3. Remove all rings, bracelets and watches and roll up your sleeves.

4. With your hands, mix together the cream cheese and the oreos until it’s one big black blob.

5. Take off chunks of the big black blob and roll them into little balls and place them onto that cookie sheet you use for Pazookie {aka Big Cookie}.

6. Clean out your mini fridge and throw away that milk that expired two weeks ago.

7. Place the cookie sheet in the fridge and let them cool and stiffen for one hour.

8. Reuse your popcorn bowl to melt the almond bark in the hall microwave. {Be careful not to burn it and set the fire alarms off.}

9. Using the spoon you stole from the caf, drop each ball into the melted almond bark until they are covered and place them back on the cookie sheet.

10. Wait until they harden then take a big bite into that chocolate-y goodness.

the i have my own kitchen and my own appliances way:
1. Place the oreos into a food processor and chop and grind them until they are fine crumbs.

2. Dump the crumbs into your KitchenAid mixer along with your cream cheese. Admire how nice your manicure looks without oreo crumbs under it while the two mix together.

3. You may have to use a spoon to scrape at the sides until the two are thoroughly mixed.

4. Ask your husband or significant other or whoever is waiting patiently to devour your creation to “do the dirty work” and roll the mixture into little balls onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

5. Place the oreo balls into your spacious fridge for one hour.

6. Heat the almond bark in a smaller bowl in the microwave {use the secret code to get your microwave to work - wait, that’s just me}

7. Use a spoon that you paid for and/or received off your registry to ladle the balls into the almond bark until they are evenly covered.

8. Let them cool on the wax paper-covered cookie sheet, and then take a big bite into that chocolate-y goodness.

Feel free to combine these two directions to whatever serves your need best, and then me know how it turns out! I’m a pretty good taste tester.

What is your go-to dessert?


  1. haha man catching! love it!!! these look so good!!! like, my mouth is watering....which is bad because i'm on whole 30 and not allowed to have these! however....i will be saving this to make sometime in the future!! :)

  2. hahaha the dorm room way is hilarious! These look delicious.

  3. This is hysterical! And these look amazing, I'll definitely be making some soon...

  4. I can vouch for the "man-catching" quality of these little treats. These were the first treats that I made for Taylor before we were even dating. I still make them for him on special occasions! :)

  5. These sound delicious! Your description of cooking in your kitchen make me jealous. Although the north slope apartments have pretty good kitchens (so much better than mayfield!!)

  6. These look DIVINE!!!! Love the story to them too. :) Totally need to make this ASAP!

  7. S'Mores Bites, cake batter flavored rice crispy treats and Funfetti dip are my go-tos!

  8. Oh goodness, these look amazing! And I love that you included a kitchen way and a dorm room way :-)

  9. I love that you have both a dorm room way and a with-appliances way! As for your jokes about man-catching...I still swear that my ginger cookies are pretty effective at man-catching. The first time I brought them to a potluck at college, Angel ate 7 at the event and took 5 home with him. The rest is history. :P

  10. These look SO delicious! My mouth is watering now.

  11. Thanks. About noon yesterday my husband text me: "Least favorite blog ever." I guess he wasn't too fond of it. {Don't worry, he told me he was only pretend mad.}

  12. I may have done that a time or two... or three. They're just SO good {and way too easy for our own good}.

  13. You're so close! These should definitely be you're reward on Day 31, though.

  14. Hilarious and an entirely accurate account of how things went down. And, I think they taste even better than they look!

  15. Do it! And let me know how they turn out!

  16. Glad to know I'm not the only one who used them for their "magical love" powers! ;) Aren't they the best?

  17. Laura!! How are you doing? And, your kitchen in the North Slop apartments might very well be nicer than mine! I just have a few nifty appliances, haha.

  18. They taste even better than they look. Do it! And let me know how they turn out!

  19. All those things are making my mouth water. What do "S'Mores Bites" consist of? S'mores are probably one of my favorite desserts - they are just a little messy to make very often.

  20. They taste even better than they look! And I couldn't do a post about Oreo Balls without documenting the ridiculous things we went through to make them in our dorm room.

  21. I'm telling you - the way to a man's heart is through his stomach {Daniel is living proof}. I can't say that I've ever had a ginger cookie, though. What are they like?

  22. They taste even better than they look! And you should definitely try them out and let me know what you think.

  23. Our kitchens are pretty nice here :) and I love having a place that is more our own than mayfield was. I am doing well....life is crazy but God is good. I can't believe how much time here is flying. I've really enjoyed following your blog. It's encouraging in so many ways. Keep up the writing :)

  24. It will be gone before you know it! Enjoy every moment. And, thanks - I love writing and didn't want to give it up, so this is my new "Threefold Advocate" - it's MUCH less stressful, for sure.

  25. "Ginger cookie" is what my recipe calls them, they'e basically ginger snaps though I think the flavor is sweeter and not quite so strong as ginger snaps.

  26. http://sweetpeaskitchen.com/2012/06/smore-bites/ That's the link to the recipe. They are seriously SO easy and SO delicious! RUN - don't walk - to your kitchen and make them right MEOW!