So apparently I have been missing out on one of the greatest pleasures on Earth: Oreo Truffles. They are a regularly requested recipe all over the Internet and even in this household. So I finally decided to make them, since I can take them to our Christmas celebrations and not have them sitting around the house tempting me. They were actually really easy to make, but next time I will use our new food processor to crush the cookies, since I did not end up making them small enough. But they are really good, and I think everyone will really like them.
1 pkg. (1 lb., 2 oz.) OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted
1. CRUSH 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
2. DIP balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
3. REFRIGERATE until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.