Oreo Football Truffles

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Let’s talk about a little problem I have – an obsessive need to be doing something at all times.  It’s really bad.  Don’t get me wrong, I spend plenty of time with friends and do fun things … but I can’t sit still when I’m at home.  I also talk too much according to my husband.  Which feeds into the whole need-to-be-doing-something-at-all-times thing … or chatting.  I do like to chat.

So this is what happens when I get bored.  And the husband tells me to shush because he’s trying to do work (or watch TV … let’s be real here).  My mind inevitably wanders to food and I head into the kitchen to make cute little football-shaped truffles.

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Because that’s what most people do with their time, right?  Well, at least I sure do.

So let’s turn our attention to these little truffles.  An easy oreo base coated in chocolate and then finished off with some white chocolate “stitching.”  The hardest part is waiting for the chocolate to set so that you can dig in and enjoy.

Oreo Football Truffles | cookiemonstercooking.com

I would say that I should learn to relax a little bit better … but then there wouldn’t be any oreo football truffles.  And I mean, who wants that?

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Oreo Football Truffles

Yield: about 32 truffles

Oreo Football Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 batch oreo truffles, prepared up to the point where they are ready to be shaped*
  • 16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • about 4 ounces white chocolate or candy melts
  • piping bag and small tip

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper (preferably one that will fit inside your freezer). Roll the oreo mixture into small balls about 1-inch in size and then shape into a football (I found it was easiest to put the round ball on the baking sheet and then flatten the top a bit and kind of pinch the edges to shape into the football). Once you have shaped all the truffles, place the baking sheet in the freezer for about 45 minutes so they can harden before dipping in the chocolate.
  2. Add the semi-sweet chocolate to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 50 percent power for 30 second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted, stirring after each. Alternatively, use a double boiler to melt the chocolate. Dip the truffles into the melted chocolate so they are well coated, shake off the excess and then place back on the prepared baking sheet to dry (I’ve found that the easiest way to dip is with two forks, so you can gently shake off the excess chocolate).
  3. Once the chocolate is set, melt the white chocolate using the same method described above. Spoon the chocolate into a piping bag fitted with a small tip (I used a #2 tip). Pipe the stitching onto each football. I did a few test runs on the wax paper to make sure the chocolate wasn’t too runny and would hold its shape (let it cool slightly if it won’t).
  4. Let the chocolate set completely before removing the truffles from the baking sheet (I usually stick them in the refrigerator to speed up the process). Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

*For the linked oreo truffle recipe, you don’t need to crush the 5 cookies for garnish. I just used 30 whole cookies with the 1 package of cream cheese for these football truffles.

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  1. What a fun thing to make when you’re bored! haha. These are super cute and so perfect for the Super Bowl! I made Oreo truffles once, but it’s been a long time. I think maybe even years? I should fix that soon. :)

  2. OMG I wish the Super Bowl was every weekend that way I could eat these adorable little truffles all year long! I get like that too though; where you can’t sit still and just HAVE to do something. Mine usually ends up with cleaning the whole house. >_< I should try your way instead. Way more delicious!

    • And way more fun than cleaning the house! lol If only that’s what I did when I got bored, my house would be so clean!

  3. I’m happiest when I’m productive so I’m constantly finding things to do to keep busy. Thankfully my husband reminds me that it’s ok to relax. It’s just what I do, but he’s right. It’s good to slow down sometimes. On the other hand, what would we have done without these awesome football truffles!? ;) So adorable!

  4. Love these truffles! Too cute. I don’t like to be idle either. My husband can sit for hours and watch TV. I’m bored after 5 minutes. :)

  5. Haha, my husband thinks I’m a chatterbox too…I remind him how endearing that is ;) But heading to the kitchen is definitely always a good solution to fill my time AND bring HIM to ME with a “whatcha making?” :) These are a perfect sweet snack!

  6. I do that too all. the. time.
    Having football truffles as a reward is fabulous though.
    These babies look like hte most adorable bite-sized dessert ever :”) How genius! x

  7. I’m a chatterbox myself too — we can chatter away while munching on this cute truffles. YUM :)

  8. These are so cute, Ashley! You’re all set for Super Bowl! I’d love to have those football truffles right now, for my lunch! :)

  9. These are just too cute!!! My husband is going to love them!

  10. Adorbs! And I do the same thing, can’t ever sit still at home. If I’m watching TV, I’m watching TV, shopping online, menu planning, blog reading and cruising on Instagram on my phone all at once! Hahah.

  11. I’m with you – I can’t sit still either! The Husband says I never rest. Eh. Who needs rest when there’s cooking to do? :-) I say, give your husband that beer in the photo, so that he’s entertained too! These little footballs look fabulous! With your football cupcakes in an earlier post, that were so adorable, I’d love to have you cater my Superbowl party!!! Pinned!

  12. This is so me! It’s like my ‘relaxing’ time is doing something..hence why my room is now spic and span after a few hours of ‘nothing to do’. So glad I’m not the only one! And re the truffles, cutest thing ever! I mean…manly!

  13. Please don’t change…or we might miss out on all these delicious, cool recipes and posts! :) My husband also has to live with my incessant food talk and I find that I am always doing something (nervous energy) but then…miraculously…there are times I can sit for hours and just read. It’s like it has to be one or the other. Very cool truffles, btw.

    • haha don’t worry – I’ve been this way as long as I can remember so I doubt it will change anytime soon! : )

  14. This sounds like me, I always have to be doing something. Most of the time I try to do two things at once which can be good or very bad, especially when it comes to cooking/baking. But I feel much more productive that way. I love how you made oreo truffles into cute little footballs!

  15. Can you throw a football right into my mouth? Please.

  16. I want about a dozen of these right this instant. Love oreo truffles… so easy and so good!

  17. Aw, love these Ashley! A perfect Super Bowl snack!

    Sometimes it’s definitely hard to just sit down and relax, and when I do make myself stop for 2 seconds, I just think about all the things I have to do or should be doing. So annoying, right!?!

  18. I’m totally like you: it looks like I can’t sit still for more than 3 minutes!
    Btw, these oreo football truffles are such a cute and fun idea, not to mention that I’m sure they taste delicious too. I mean, who wouldn’t go crazy for such a thing?!

    xo, Elisa

  19. Your description of yourself sounds like somebody else I know — trouble relaxing, loud & chatty? We must be related. Haha. Thank goodness you can’t relax, because then we wouldn’t get to see so many yummy dishes…like the over adorable truffles. I love those football shapes!

    • haha yes! My husband is always “relieved” after I hang out with friends … we all chat a ton so I am quieter then at home. And then he’s off the hook : )

  20. These are so fun! I’m the same way about sitting still at home, I always seem to end up in the kitchen!

  21. Really love the idea of making truffles out of oreos and cream cheese, Ashley. Even though we don’t have the Super Bowl to watch over here in the UK, I think this recipe could be adapted to suit many an occasion!
    As far as you being a fidget-bum goes, apparently it’s better for your health to be that way ;-)

  22. SO CUTE! we don’t have american football here, but I could definitely do a rugby take on these x

  23. Haha! I can NEVER sit still when I’m at home. I always have to be doing something. And I talk way too much too haha. Loved reading this post. Oh and LOVE these oreo truffles, so cute Ashley!

  24. I have the same problem and can’t seem to sit still when I’m at home either which drives my husband bonkers sometimes haha. I’m not complaining though since we get to see all these adorable creations you make when you’re bored at home :) These Oreo truffles look so cute Ashley – I love how awesome they turned out! These would be a huge hit and so much fun to serve on Sunday :)

    • Same – my husband just gives me this look when I start talking too much … haha And then I start asking questions to see if he’s actually been listening! So bad!

  25. Oh Ashley I have the same problem! Sometimes I wish I was less busy, but I know that whenever I get down time I will inevitably find something to do. These are the most adorable truffles ever and I sure hope your super bowl crowd appreciates all your hard work ‘cuz wow!!

  26. How adorable are these truffles!

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