Sacred Heart Oreo Truffles is a post from Alison of Alison’s Wonderland Recipes:
I’ve always loved feast day recipes. Whenever I see one in my blog feed, I have to check it out. I also have a great big book of saint day recipes that I found at a used book store, which I used to teach my CCD class about feast days last year.
I even go crazy over the oplatky my grandma serves every Christmas. For those who haven’t heard of it, oplatky is a thin, bread-like wafer traditionally blessed and eaten during Christmas in Slovakia. It’s virtually flavorless, but my cousins and I go still nuts whenever we see it sitting out with the desserts.
I guess I just love old food traditions, and making new food traditions can be just as much fun!
So when I got the chance to make this Sacred Heart Oreo Truffles recipe for the Feast of the Sacred Heart, I was super excited. My own food blog doesn’t give me a whole lot of opportunities to make Catholic recipes, since the blog is themed on classic lit. Now, after admiring everyone else’s feast day foods from afar, I can finally create one of my own!
I decided to make red velvet Oreo truffles in honor of the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Oreo truffles themselves are easy to make and don’t require a lot of ingredients, leaving LOTS of room to make the decorations special!
I decorated my truffles with the iconic cross and crown of thorns. However, these hearts are easy to adjust for the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary too. You can just change the crown to a garland of roses and the cross to a sword!
Sacred Heart Oreo Truffles Recipe
- 15 red velvet Oreos
- 2 oz cream cheese, cut into cubes
- 1 bag red Wilton candy melts (12 oz)
- 1 bag white Wilton candy melts (12 oz)
- a 1¾" heart cookie cutter
- brown icing
- Twist the Oreos in half (this will help them blend more easily) and place them in a food processor. Process on high for 1-2 minutes or until the cookies make a fine powder with intermittent clumps of cream.
- Add the cream cheese to the processor and process on high for 1-2 minutes until the cream cheese is evenly incorporated and the mix gathers together in one big lump. You may need to stop the processor a couple times and mix with a spatula to make sure the crumbs at the bottom of the bowl make it to the top.
- Line an 8X8 pan with wax paper and press the mix into the bottom of the pan, keeping it at about ½" thickness (it's ok if it doesn't spread all the way to the edges of the pan). Cover and freeze for 30 minutes. While you wait, line a baking sheet with wax paper.
- When the filling is firm to the touch, remove it from the freezer and cut hearts out of it with the cookie cutter. Place the hearts on the baking sheet, and place the baking sheet in the fridge.
- Melt the red candy melts according to package instructions. Remove the hearts from the fridge and dip them one at a time into the candy coating, holding each heart over the bowl for about 30 seconds after dipping to allow excess coating to run off. Place each heart back on the wax paper after dipping.
- Allow the hearts to set for 5-10 minutes. While you wait, melt your white candy melts according to package instructions. Fit a piping bag with your choice of piping tip and pour the white candy coating into the piping bag.
- When the hearts are firm to the touch, pipe three white loops at the top of each heart, making sure that the bottoms of the loops are touching the heart (otherwise they won't stick together when cooled). Allow the loops to set for 5-10 minutes.
- When the loops are firm, use your brown icing to pipe a cross at the top of each heart. For the crown of thorns, pipe a squiggly line across the middle of each heart, then double back and draw a line over it squiggling in the opposite direction.
- Serve to commemorate the Feast of the Sacred Heart!
You can use orange candy melts instead of white to mimic the flames of the Sacred Heart, but orange melts can be a little harder to find. I wouldn't recommend using orange food coloring to dye the white melts, since the coloring can make the candy seize, making it hard to pipe.
What’s your favorite way to commemorate feast days?
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