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EASY CHOCOLATE CHERRY TRUFFLES

You only need five simple ingredients to make these decadent chocolate cherry truffles!
Prep Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 36 truffles
Author: Butter With a Side of Bread

Ingredients

  • 36 Oreo cookies finely crushed (filling left in)
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup cherry pie filling
  • 1/4 tsp cherry extract
  • 1 package chocolate bark melting chocolate

Instructions

  • Mix crushed Oreo crumbs (I always use my blender to crush the cookies) with cream cheese, cherry pie filling and cherry extract until well combined.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on wax paper on a cookie sheet or plate. Freeze the balls for at least 30 minutes before dipping in chocolate.
  • Once the balls have been frozen, melt the chocolate bark in a glass bowl in the microwave for about 45-second intervals, stirring in between each interval until all the chocolate has barely melted and is smooth when stirred. I also added a couple drops of cherry extract to the chocolate before dipping and it adds a little bit more a cherry taste. Just be careful not too use too much - it is very strong stuff!
  • Dip each ball into the chocolate and then return to the wax paper until chocolate is hard. (I don't consider myself an expert at truffle-dipping, but I've tried several different methods and the one that seems to work best is using a fork to lift the truffle out of the chocolate once completely coated - this allows some of the excess chocolate to drip off before you place the truffle on the wax paper.)