Jessie from The Acquired Sass recently posted a recipe for Oreo Truffles that I wanted to try to veganize. Oreos are vegan only because they’re so full of chemicals that they have pretty much no real ingredients in them–same with Bacon Bits, actually! But Jessie’s Oreo Truffles calls for cream cheese. I like the Tofutti vegan cream cheese but wasn’t sure that others would, so I decided to make vegan cream cheese cupcake frosting to replace regular cream cheese in the recipe.
For my first batch, I dipped them completely in melted vegan chocolate chips. I felt that the dark chocolate coating overpowered the Oreo taste a bit. So in my second batch, I simply added a thin layer of melted chocolate to the top by hand instead of coating them completely.
They came out great! I brought them to a party this past weekend, and everyone loved them. If you need a good, quick treat to bring to a holiday party, these are great!
The non-vegan version has only three ingredients, but because I wanted to make a cream cheese frosting, I used more. While Oreos are vegan, my stomach rebels against the crap and chemicals in them, so I used the Back to Nature brand.
Here’s my veganized version.
Step 1: Make the cream cheese frosting. I doubled the recipe because I wasn’t sure how much frosting to use. The below is the doubled recipe.
Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting, from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World
1/2 cup non-hydrogenated margarine, softened (I use the Earth Balance sticks.)
1/2 cup Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, softened (Do not use any other kind of vegan cream cheese! All the others suck!)
4 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cream together the margarine and cream cheese until just combined. Use a handheld mixer to whip while adding the powdered sugar in 1/2 cup batches. Mix until smooth and creamy, then mix in the vanilla.
Step 2: Mash a whole box of the cookies in a big bowl. I used a pestle to mash. Add about half of the frosting and mix with the mashed cookies. Add more frosting as needed. I used about 2/3 of the frosting recipe.
Step 3: Form into balls and freeze.
Step 4: Heat chocolate chips in a small saucepan on low on the stove. Stir with a spatula until they’re all melted. Then either dip truffles entirely in the chocolate, drizzle the chocolate over top, or, what I did the second time, coat the tops with a thin later of the melted chocolate.
Store in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy!