Easter is coming! And I’m half excited and half wishing it would hold on a second while I get my life together and finals finished, so that I can spend more time making some delicious goodies. So far I’ve tried making three recipe for chocolate Easter eggs. I love Easter Chocolate. I love crème eggs and mini eggs, and reese peanut butter eggs, but they are so expensive, and I can’t justify spending so much money on a couple treats, so this year I decided to make some treats homemade. I love making homemade goodies, and being able to decorate them and personalize them. I got this recipe from Give Me Some Oven, you can find the original recipe here.
This recipe was the favourite of the three that I tried. I dipped half of the eggs in white chocolate and the other half in semi-sweet chocolate. I preferred the white chocolate dipped eggs. I loved decorating the eggs with the different chocolates. I loved the contrast of the black and white eggs. I thought they looked elegant and beautiful. You could use this same recipe, and dip the eggs in different colored candy melts and it would be delicious and beautiful!
A delicious and beautiful oreo truffle Easter egg.
- 1 package of oreos
- 1 8 oz brick of cream cheese (softened)
- 1/4-1/2 cup powdered sugar (my addition)
- White chocolate
- Semi-Sweet chocolate
In a food processor pulse the oreos until they are crumbs.
At this point add the softened cream cheese and blend until it combined. I accidentally melted my cream cheese, and therefore added some powdered sugar to thicken the truffles.
I added some powdered sugar to also help to balance the tang of the cream cheese.
The original recipe recommends using 1/4 cup measure, and then shaping the filling into egg shapes and then refrigerating. I found my mixture was too soft, so I put it in the freezer for a couple hours and then shaped it into eggs. I ended up with 18-20 eggs. I kept the eggs in the freezer until I was ready to dip them.
When you are ready to dip: melt the chocolate of your choice, I added a bit of butter to loosen the chocolate. Use two forks to dip the oreos. Allow to harden in the fridge or freezer and then decorate with leftover chocolate or sprinkles.
We kept the majority of ours in the freezer so they lasted longer, and have a handful in the fridge for easy access for studying