Finally, the highly anticipated Red Velvet Oreos hit the grocery stores (just in time for Valentine’s Day!). I grabbed a couple of packages and got right to it with these truffles. The end result recipe below came about from a series of events. First, I tried one of the cookies on its own to see the general flavor. It was quite delicious by itself and had quite a prominent cream cheese flavor to it (the filling of the Red Velvet Oreos is cream cheese flavor and the amount of filling is more on par with double stuffed Oreos than regular Oreos). This made me think I might want to go a bit easier on the amount of cream cheese added into the crushed cookies.
I began by crushing up 15oz worth of the Red Velvet Oreos and mixed them with 2oz of cream cheese. I taste tested the truffle dough and while it was delicious and would almost certainly make a delicious truffle, I was left feeling like something was lacking taste-wise. I guess in my mind when first imagining a Red Velvet Oreo truffle, what came to mind was both red velvet taste and traditional Oreo taste married into beautiful truffle harmony. You see, I forget that the special flavors of Oreos taste like whatever that special flavor is…not like regular Oreos plus whatever that special flavor is. So what was in my bowl was “Red Velvet Oreo” truffle dough. Not Red Velvet Oreo and Oreo truffle dough, which would technically be the more fitting name for what I was expecting.
So with that, I crushed up some double stuffed Oreos that we happened to have in the house and added those in with some more cream cheese, mixing and tasting until the ratio of flavors was what I was going for. All in all, I ended up putting 12 double stuffed Oreos in there plus another 4oz of cream cheese. The end result was perfect for what I had in mind. They’re delicious and wonderful and now it’s clear that I’m going to have to stock up on the Red Velvet Oreos while they’re around.
Speaking of which, the whole “limited edition” thing is so annoying, isn’t it? At least give us an idea of how limited the edition is. A week? A month? What usually ends up happening for me is I try whatever the limited edition thing is, fall in love with it, say “I have to remember to get that again while it’s still around!” and then inevitably whenever I do end up trying to buy it again the “limited edition” period is over. Red Velvet seems to be all the rage right now, though, so hopefully these will stick around for a while. Plus, the other rumored new Oreo flavor is S’mores, which they wouldn’t be releasing until closer to summertime (makes sense, right? S’mores are associated with campfires, which you have at campsites, which most people go to during summer), which gives me hope that the Red Velvet will be around until somewhere around that time.
With that, I leave you with the recipe for these fabulous, decadent confections in hopes that you enjoy them as much as we did over here!