In case you missed this monumental announcement, Red Velvet Oreos were released earlier this week. Oreo has done it again. And unlike that watermelon Oreo fiasco, the Red Velvet flavor is legit. I taste-tested several times just to make sure.
Also, I would like to apologize to the people at Oreo who created the Watermelon Oreo. Like I tell my kids: You are not a bad person, you just did a very bad thing.
Ok, on to the glorious flavor experience that is the Red Velvet Oreo. I picked up a package at Target on Friday. I also picked up a package of white melting chocolate and sprinkles. I had cream cheese at home. Oh, the magical relationship between Oreo and cream cheese. Every time a new Oreo flavor is release, I can just hear the cream cheese calling: “Add me!”
There are typically two schools of thought when it comes to mixing Oreos and cream cheese: you are either going to make truffles or truffle bark. I have typically been one to make truffles: Birthday Cake Oreo Truffles, Peppermint Oreo Truffles, Reese’s Oreo Truffles... you get the hint.
However, there is lazier and wiser method that I chose to take with the Red Velvet Oreos. The Oreo truffle bark.
Here’s what you will need:
- 1 package of red Velvet Oreos
- 6 ounces cream cheese
- 1 package (16 ounces) melting white chocolate (like Candiquik)
- sprinkles (optional)
Parenting advice regarding the sprinkles: Don’t let your 2-year-old play with the sprinkles, even if the container is sealed shut. He will eventually want you to open the container. This will lead to a meltdown of epic proportions when you refuse, and no amount of other kitchen supplies will distract him from the pretty sprinkles on the top shelf that were once his. Just saying.
Line a square baking dish with plastic wrap.
Melt half of the melting chocolate on low power in the microwave. Pour the chocolate into the lined baking dish. Spread the melting chocolate around evenly with a spatula. Set aside.
Dump all of the Oreos into a gallon-size plastic bag. Crush the Oreos with your hands – the heel of your hand against a kitchen counter works well. No need to make a fine powder, here. Just crush up all of the big pieces.
Add the cream cheese to the crushed Oreos. Mix with your hands until evenly combined.
Add the Oreo mixture to the baking dish. Spread evenly.
Melt the remaining white chocolate. Pour evenly over the top of the Oreo mixture.
IMPORTANT: do not spread with a spatula: this will just mix the chocolate and Oreo to form a weird pink substance. Tilt the baking pan at different angles until the melted chocolate is evenly spread.
Set the baking dish in the fridge for about an hour to let everything harden.
Remove from the baking dish, and break the bark into snack-sized pieces.