Peanut Butter Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

Oops, I did it again. I made some chocolate covered oreo balls.

But this time, they’re a little different: first, they’re dipped in white chocolate. Second, I used Peanut Butter Oreos. And last but not least, I added some ricotta. Yep, these balls have gone fancy. (Or about as fancy as I can get with Oreos.)

The last time I made these Oreo truffles, they tasted like cookies and cream cheesecake in a handy pingpong-ball sized treat. I wanted to make cheesecake truffles again and play with the flavors so I made these for Thanksgiving, which I spent in New York with some of my dearest friends. In fact, by the time this post gets published, I will still be in NYC. Right now, I may be running through Central Park.  Or I may be getting coffee at a nice coffee shop/bakery. Most likely I will still be in my pajamas, chugging Gatorade or water.

mmmm, peanut butter oreo cheesecake in bite-size balls

I still only used four ingredients

And I used the same Oreo-crushing method as always: my guns.

then I mixed the crushed peanut butter Oreos with whipped cream cheese and ricotta

I have to admit that I’ve been a little obsessed with ricotta lately, and have been trying different brands. I’ve been having a couple of tablespoons of ricotta for dessert, topped with good quality preserves/jam. When I attended the Boston Brunchers birthday brunch, I received a little jar of Doves and Figs cranberry chocolate jam and it is so, so good. Robin of Doves and Figs specializes in locally grown and locally made jam, and the cranberry chocolate jam is so velvety, with the right balance of sweet and tart.

Anyway back to these truffles, I made them a little smaller this time, using less than a tablespoon per ball. (Why do my dessert balls always look like meatballs?)

Peanut Butter Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

1 15 oz package of Peanut Butter Oreo Cookies
1 8 oz tub whipped cream cheese
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
18 oz white chocolate chips

Crush your Oreos first. (I just placed them in a big ziploc bag, then wacked away with a rolling pin. You can use a food processor if you want a non-violent way to do it.)

Combine the Oreos with the whipped cream and ricotta.   Blend well, then roll 1-inch balls using your hands. You can use a melon-baller to scoop them up or a measuring spoon. They don’t have to be perfect, so don’t stress too much about uniformity. I ended up with about four dozen mini balls. Let the balls chill in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

Now melt the white chocolate. I always use a microwave to melt chocolate, but you can use a double broiler too. I ended up thinning out the chocolate a little bit with water (about 2 tablespoons poured in increments).

Dip each of the balls carefully in white chocolate and coat completely. Lay on parchment or wax paper until firm, and keep the truffles refrigerated until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

If you’d like more dessert balls/truffles, check out my other recipes: Nutella Cake Balls, Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls.

   

35 Responses to “Peanut Butter Oreo Cheesecake Truffles”

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    Joanne posted November 26, 2011 at 9:42 am

    First of all…how have I NEVER eaten a peanut butter oreo? How.

    Second of all…how did I NOT know you were in NYC! Sadness!

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    Megan posted November 26, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Is it too early to be craving some of these?!

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    Michelle posted November 26, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I hope you’re having a blast in NYC! And I love that you gave Robin little shout-out. :-)

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    Kathryn posted November 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I’ve been looking for a way to fancy up Oreo truffles for a party next week. These sound amazing and I love that you used ricotta! Super yum!

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    Daisy posted November 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    You are getting so creative with these cake ball recipes! Hope you are having an amazing time in NYC. Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!!

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    Elizabeth posted November 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I love love ricotta. I bet it’s excellent in these.

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    Athena @ Fitness & Feta posted November 26, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    These look amazing!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet posted November 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I love that you used ricotta! These sound amazing and look so pretty!

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    Meghan@travelwinedine posted November 27, 2011 at 6:13 am

    I love ricotta in desserts!

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    Amanda L. (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) posted November 27, 2011 at 10:25 am

    oh my, this looks positively sinful and i LOVE it!

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    Michelle Collins posted November 27, 2011 at 11:29 am

    These look so decadent and addictive!

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    Melanie @ Melanie Cooks posted November 27, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    That’s a quite unique truffle recipe! These truffles look great!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted November 27, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    ooh this flavor combo sounds excellent. I bought Joe Joes at TJs today that are in all kinds of yummy flavors – peppermint, ginger, peanut butter. They remind me of your cake balls!

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    Erica @ In and Around Town posted November 28, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Love the addition of the ricotta to the mix here! This dessert always goes over so well!

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    Kim K posted November 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    want these in my mouth ASAP.

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats posted November 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Um, these sound AMAZING!

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    Ramona posted November 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    I love the flavor combo here! I made oreo truffles once too, but I found them a little rich and sweet. I think the peanut butter would compliment them well and tone down the sweetness. Well done. :)

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    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table posted November 28, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    thought my wine-filled cake balls were the ultimate… I think peanut butter Oreos win though. YUM.

    • Bianca Garcia replied November 29th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      Wine-filled cake balls are an awesome idea…

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    Cucina49 posted November 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I am not an Oreo fan, but these look awfully good, particularly dipped in white chocolate!

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    Alaina posted November 29, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Oh, these would make such amazing stocking stuffers!! I love Oreo’s. :-)

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    Taryn posted November 29, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I didn’t even know there was such a thing as Peanut Butter Oreos! These sounds so heavenly though, I have some extra ricotta taking up space in my fridge, so this would be a perfect way to put it to use!

    • Bianca Garcia replied November 29th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      Yup I rarely see them so when I did, I grabbed a bag!

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    Meri posted November 30, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Wow there are way too many yummy things incorporated into these truffles!

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    Shannon posted November 30, 2011 at 8:07 am

    love how you fancied these up!! they sound amaze-balls :P

    • Bianca Garcia replied November 30th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      Amaze-balls!

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    Megan posted November 30, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Yum! I’ve made Oreo truffles, but never with the addition of peanut butter—sounds great.

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    Lee posted November 30, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve made Oreo Truffles with peanut butter cream cheese (from TJ’s) – that was pretty good. I didn’t know that they even made PB Oreos, that’s probably even better!

    • Bianca Garcia replied November 30th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      Peanut butter cream cheese! I haven’t seen that yet from TJs! I’ve tried the pumpkin cream cheese and it was okay, but I will definitely be on the lookout for the PB version next time :)

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    Chris @ TheKeenanCookbook posted November 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I have never made oreo truffles (brownies, yes) – don’t know what is wrong with me and why I haven’t yet! Don’t revoke my chocoholic card please. I’m going to try a batch soon, either these or your chocolate covered oreo balls. :)

    • Bianca Garcia replied December 2nd, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      Haha Chris no worries, you can keep your chocoholic card! Even if you are making the chocolate covered oreo balls, I would suggest adding ricotta to :)

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    Dana posted December 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    WOW! These sound so incredibly delicious. Peanut butter and chocolate and oreo all rolled up into one bite-sized ball?? delish!

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    Elina (Healthy and Sane) posted December 1, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    These look fantastic, Bianca (I’m saving the recipe) … and I’m so jealous of all of your NYC eats. I miss it there!

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    Baking Serendipity posted December 2, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    These sound fantastic! I love twisting the Oreo and adding peanut butter before eating it…perfect fancier version of this :)

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    Kristen | Pixelated Crumb posted December 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Wow, these look sinfully good! I’ve never thought of putting ricotta in oreo/cake balls. I’ve got to try this…

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