I was pretty excited when I heard about Candy Corn Oreos. I love, love, love Oreos and as an American, I have a sweet spot in my heart for Candy Corn. So an Oreo which combined the two? I was fairly excited. I bought two boxes: one for myself and one for baking purposes. I’ve found a lot of variations on the basic Oreo truffle and I really wanted to put some together in a candy corn flavour.
I ordered the Candy Corn Oreos from Cybercandy (one of the best places to get American sweets, and a godsend for me when I want to bake with American candy or just feel homesick and need a fix!) and was VERY excited when they arrive. But just to add my opinion to what’s already out there: while it smelled lovely and very candy corn-ish, it tasted exactly like a bog standard vanilla Oreo. I was a bit disappointed. But I soldiered on, because I was really excited about making this truffles. They were a bit girly for the civil engineers at a Beardy Boyfriend weekly meeting, but I thought the deliciousness would overcome it. And it did. It definitely did.
Candy Corn Oreo Truffles (adapted from My Baking Addiction)
1 package of Candy Corn Oreos
115g Philadelphia cheese (although this case be adjusted a bit for your preferred texture)
Vanilla candy melts
1 – 2 tbsp vegetable shortening (you will want to start with one and then add as necessary)
Crush up the package of Oreos. We did this by pulling out the Oreos, getting rid of the plastic cookie tray, putting the Oreos back in the bag and crushing them with a rolling pin. Fairly simple!
Place it in a mixing bowl and add in the cream cheese. Fully mix the two together (I used my hands for this one, as using a spoon or mixer doesn’t combine it as nicely). Then either roll into a ball or put into a mould to shape.
Place the truffles in the fridge overnight. The next day, melt down some vanilla candy melts. Add a tbsp of vegetable shortening (or more, in order to thin out the melts enough for easy dipping). Dip truffles in candy and add sprinkles. Place truffles in the fridge overnight to set.
And enjoy! Does anyone else have any good Oreo recipes?