If you are looking for an awesome candy recipe that won’t take all day, this is it! These are just so yummy and they are super simple. They are an adaptation of the traditional OreoTruffles using Golden Oreos and freeze dried strawberries.
You literally just put the dry ingredients in the food processor and process until they are just crumbs, add the cream cheese to the food processor and process until blended. Then you make balls, dip in melted white chocolate candy melts, sprinkle with sprinkles, and your done in about an hour. So easy. And, so good – even my non-fruit eating child loved them.
Of course with Christmas being Friday (YIKES), I used Christmas colored sprinkles, but you could make these for any occasion and use appropriate sprinkles (or none). I’m thinking gold sanding sugar for New Year’s Eve…
- 36 vanilla sandwich cookies (I used Golden Oreos.)
- 1 1 ounce package freeze dried strawberries (I bought mine at Target.)
- 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
- optional: a few drops of red food coloring
- 20 ounces white chocolate candy melts or almond bark
- sprinkles if desired
- Place cookies and strawberries in the bowl of a food processor. Process until they have turned to fine crumbs.
- Add cream cheese to bowl and process until well combined.
- At this point, you can also process in a few drops of red coloring if you want them to be more red. I did this because they are Christmas candy for me, but I would probably skip it if it were not Christmas.
- Form into approximately 36 small balls and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate for a few minutes to firm up. I just refrigerated mine while I melted the candy melts.
- Melt the white chocolate candy melts according to package directions.
- Gently dip each ball into the candy melts, return to the cookie sheet, and sprinkle with sprinkles. You will want to sprinkle each one as you go because the sprinkles won’t stick if the candy has started to harden.
- Allow candy coating to harden before serving.
- Store refrigerated.