A few months ago, I woke up from a dream about these red velvet oreo truffles, yes I dreamed about these truffles. I have made them twice since then and wanted to make these again for Valentine's Day to share with you. I did dream them with the red velvet on the inside but they worked a lot better in reverse. My bunko friends loved them and I hope you do too!
There's been a lot going on in our household, our older dog, Charley, who's 9 years old needs hip surgery. He was diagnosed over a year ago with hip dysplasia and we were told that he was probably going to need surgery but it wasn't urgent at the time. Well, last week, we were told it was urgent because the level of pain and his limping has gotten a lot worse over the last couple of weeks. There are so many fears and worries we have but we know if everything goes well, he will be less painful and his quality of life much better. So he's scheduled to have this surgery on Tuesday (tomorrow). I'm bringing his vets these truffles as a thank you…thank you for taking such good care of our guy, who we love so much.
These red velvet oreo truffles are red velvety and oh so chocolatey and remind me of a different take on the red velvet cheesecake pops I made a couple of years ago. Of course, you can make these truffles into pops if you'd like to!
I made a quick video and included some pictures of the steps to make the filling for these truffles. It's super simple!
First things first, I bake the red velvet cake and while it's cooling, I pulse the oreo cookies in my KitchenAid food processor. It takes only seconds to turn the oreo cookies into crumbles perfect for the oreo truffle centers!
Then, roll up the oreo-cream cheese mixture into little balls and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
I baked half of a red velvet cake mix and then when it cooled, crumbled the cake. Mix the red velvet cake crumbs with some frosting.
Then, taking some of the red velvet cake mixture into your hands, flatten it over your fingers.
Place an oreo ball on top of the red velvet cake.
Then, wrap the red velvet cake around the oreo ball.
And using your fingertips, create a closed seal. Pinch with your fingertips to close. You may need to roll it into a ball in the palms of your hands.
I love the Wilton Chocolate Pro when I'm melting chocolate for truffles like this. Drop the red velvet oreo truffle in the chocolate and using an offset spatula, pick it up. Tap the spatula against the chocolate melter. Using a second spatula slide the truffle off onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Before the chocolate completely cools, add sprinkles or drizzle white chocolate or whatever you want on top!
And there you go. These little truffles are little pieces of heaven.
I used a cake mix and store bought frosting because these things are little time consuming but feel free to use your favorite red velvet cake recipe and your favorite homemade frosting recipe – to make it less effort when you go to make the truffles, make the cake and the frosting the day before.
Red Velvet Oreo Truffles Recipe
- 1/2 of a 15.5 ounce package of Oreo cookies, about 19-20 cookies
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 of a 18.25 box of red velvet cake mix and the ingredients to bake it, cooled and crumbled by hand (feel free to use your favorite homemade cake recipe)
- 3-4 Tablespoons frosting
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon oil
- Sprinkles, cookie crumbs or chocolate melts for toppings
- Using a food processor, reduce the Oreo cookies to crumbs. Mix with cream cheese (you'll probably need to use your hands). Measure out 1 teaspoon of the oreo truffle mixture and roll into a ball. Place on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
- Mix the red velvet cake crumbs with the frosting (you'll probably need to use your hands). Once you got it to a consistency that is a little moist but still crumbly, measure out 1/2 Tablespoon of cake truffle mixture and roll between the palms of your hands. Flatten it against your fingers and add one oreo truffle ball to the middle. Wrap the red velvet cake around the oreo center and pinch it closed with your fingers. You may need to roll it between the palms of your hands if it needs to be rounded into a ball. Chill red velvet truffle balls for at least 25 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments or in a chocolate warmer. Mix in oil and use to dip the truffles. Add sprinkles or whatever you would like on top of the truffles before they cool. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These truffles should hold up in the fridge for at least a week.
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Love all of your recipes and can’t wait to try these for an upcoming baby sprinkle! What flavor frosting do you mix into the red velvet cake?
Julie Deily says
HI Adelle! I just need to say I love the name baby sprinkle!! Adore it…every time I hear that 🙂 I use a plain vanilla frosting. Hope you enjoy these!
Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik says
Love that you wrapped the Oreo truffles in red velvet! I KNOW for a fact these were delicious! Beautiful photos as usual 😉
addie | culicurious says
Wow, these look delicious!! 🙂
I don’t know how I missed these before Valentine’s day! They are lovely, Julie!
[email protected] says
Two of my favorite things together! I just posted Oreo Cheesecake Truffles today, so I missed the boat on adding the red velvet. Next time!
I am definitely adding this to my list of must try recipes! I’m a sucker for anything red velvet cake!
I love that you dream about food… I totally do too. 🙂 Looks beautiful and delicious!!
Chocolate Pro kicks butt- hate fighting with double boilers-
Happy Valentine’s Day Lady!
Heather @midnitechef says
OMG i want these! Hmm… I’ll be baking this weekend, and should have leftover frosting to make truffles…. These are just so darn cute!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
Just when I thought Oreo truffles couldn’t get any better, you come along with these little beauties…LOVE them!
These look amazing!
I am not a huge red velvet fan but I think I could make an exception when it is covered in chocolate and filled with Oreo’s. Yum.
[email protected] says
What a great idea to combine red velvet and oreo truffles!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
Quick! Invite me over before they’re all gone!
Those look delish!! I am so looking forward to making them. I love Oreo truffles!! Question?? Can we substitute the frosting added to the Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese? I’ve always wondered if the cake would stick together if I use Cream Cheese. Thank you for sharing!!
Julie Deily says
I would say use cream cheese frosting and not just straight cream cheese. Hope that helps!!
Christine (Cook the Story) says
These are so much fun!!! I’m trying to figure out how dangerous it would be to make them with J. I think he’d have a blast but cleaning up the kitchen (and him! and me!) afterwards could be difficult.
Tara @ Unsophisticook says
Oh my, I don’t think I could control myself around these!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
What a fantastic idea to double up the truffle! I love it!
Shell Fruscione says
Those are SO cute!!!
Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says
I hope Charley came through the surgery with flying colors and is on the path to recovery.
Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking says
Red velvet and chocolate, mmm, I’ll take a couple!
I hope Charley gets better soon
Meghan @JaMonkey says
Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs says
Julie, I love these! Nothin’ like red velvet and chocolate on Valentine’s Day!
oh what a great idea Julie!! I bet these were amazing!
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
Nice truffles and I hope Charley gets back soon!!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
Love, love love this! I hope Charley is doing okay. You are too sweet to bring this to the vet.
About how many do these make? I’m trying to figure out f I should double the recipe if a few of us are making these for valentines day.
Julie Deily says
As stated in the recipe, it’s about 40-50 truffles. The first time I made them, I counted about 40 and the last time I made them, I counted around 45-48…haha I ate a few too. So hope that answer helps!
[email protected] says
Gorgeous and delicious. I’d literally be popping one in my mouth every 5 minutes.
What a great idea for Valentine’s Day! Love it!
Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste says
Absolute perfection! These are gorgeous little bites, Julie. Happy early Valentine’s Day!
Carla @ Carlas Confections says
Holy cow these look amazing! Man cake balls/pops are time consuming and you added the oreos inside too. Goodness I can see how they would take time, but OH SO worth it! I am craving these now 😉 Beautiful Julie, and definitely praying for Charley!
Linda | The Urban Mrs says
Those are certainly little bites of heaven. What a lovely presentation and a perfect color palette for Valentine. Sending you my hugs and prayer to you and Charley!
Paula - bell'alimento says
I think I’ll be making these for myself : ) <3
Sandy @ RE says
So sorry for Charley … thinking of your today. Love these treats. We’ve made them before and they are easy and festive for VD! 🙂
Jenn @therebelchick says
Those look amazing! I have never tried making my own truffles before, I need to do this!
Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says
This is the perfect idea for Valentine’s! WIll be thinking about you and poor Charley today!
Good luck to you and to Charley. I hope all goes well with his surgery. I am sure your vet will appreciate these truffles. XO
I hope the surgery goes well xo
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
I might just dream about these tonight!! I hope everything with your doggie goes okay!
Glory/ Glorious Treats says
These look SOOO delicious! And I think dreaming about food is perfectly natural… at least that what I tell myself, since I do it too!
Julie @ Table for Two says
Awww I’m thinking of you guys and Charley! These truffles are just perfect for Thursday and I LOVE what you stuffed them with! 🙂 I could totally go for a box of these, hehe
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
These are so fun!! Love this idea!
nicole @nicky_olea says
Um. Wow. I’m posting this to my couisn-in-law’s facebook page right now. She makes cake pops and these look amazing and fun w/o the stick!
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
Wow. So good looking, Julie. A few steps but oh so worth it! Clearly!
Russell van Kraayenburg says
These are so cute! And they sound super darn delicious too!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Poor Charley. 🙁 I wish him a super speedy recovery. I’ll be thinking of him tomorrow.
And these look awesome. So delicious sounding plus creative. And nice to look at, too. 🙂
These have dangerous written all over them! I love it & I wish I had a few in front of me right now!
those look like they could be dangerous.
Karen Tannenbaum says
So sorry, hoping for a rapid and uneventful recovery. Thank you for sharing your truffle recipe. Happy Valentine’s Day to your and your family…Charley too!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
Poor guy… Hope he will feel better soon! These truffles look soo good! Love how you wrapped them in red velvet!
I think I could bathe in that chocolate. Mercy!
Yeah, I think I want to live inside your dreams. Would that be creepy?
What a genius idea! Sending positive vibes your way for a speedy recovery for Mr. Charlie.
[email protected] says
SUCH… a great idea! So cute for Valentines Day. 🙂
Virginia from That Bald Chick says
I saw these on Facebook and just about drooled on my keyboard! Looks so delish!
Ali | Gimme Some Oven says
I love these!!! Super cute, Julie!
Aimee @ ShugarySweets says
sally @ sallys baking addiction says
Thinking of sweet little Charley. <3 Praying for him! I love these truffles! especially the inside layers – so pretty when you take that first bite.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I’m so sorry about your doggie. 🙁 I hope he’s doing well now. And these truffles – you’re a genius!!! Brownie inside red velvet. LOVE.
Cassie | Bake Your Day says
The recipes that I dream about always end up being the most popular on my blog. I really love these, Julie!
Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says
awww charley!! And these look all kinds of freaking incredible!
Rachel Cooks says
These look awesome! Will be praying for Charley—and you!
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
I love that these came from a dream you had–too funny! Sending lots of good thoughts tomorrow for Charley’s surgery!
shelly (cookies and cups) says
What a fun idea! Red Velvet AND Oreo? Yep, ok!
Brian @ A Thought For Food says
Holy Moly… these look marvelous! Such a perfect Valentine’s Day treat!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
Good luck to Charley and big hugs to you while you wait in anticipation for word from the vet! I’m sure they’ll love these treats 🙂