Candy Corn Oreo Truffles

by Jamie on September 17, 2012

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If you follow food trends, you may have stumbled across some hype on the internet over Limited Edition Candy Corn Oreos. These festive cookies are being sold exclusively at Target and were released on September 10th. At first glance, the Candy Corn Oreos are quite unassuming; however, as soon as you twist off the top cookie layer, you’ll find a two-toned orange and yellow cream filling. Now, the filling is supposed to taste like candy corn. Since I consider myself a candy corn connoisseur, I feel as though I am more than capable of judging the flavor.

Do they taste like candy corn? Sorta. If someone blindfolded you and shoved a Candy Corn Oreo in your mouth, would you be able to pinpoint the candy corn flavor? Maybe.

Personally, I can detect a subtle candy corn flavor, but I think my taste buds may be a little biased because I’m pretty particular about my candy corn – I’m a Brach’s girl all the way. But I kinda get sucked into all things adorable, and these cookies are definitely adorable – so I think I can let the ‘subtle’ flavor slide. And let’s get serious – it’s an Oreo. An Oreo is a good thing, no matter what.

I tracked these suckers down – 2 days after their release date – and tossed five packages of them into my cart along with my new fave nude lip color (Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee), blotting papers, and a new bottle of Essie nail polish that I’ll never use. Seriously, I can’t paint my nails to save my life – it’s quite pathetic. Yet, much like limited edition Oreos, I simply cannot resist the gorgeous Essie colors.

I spent Saturday fiddling around with recipes featuring Candy Corn Oreos, because you’ve simply got to make hay while the sun shines, amiright?

You know these babies are a HOT item when even my mom gets in on the hype and tries to track them down. Unfortunately, they’re already beginning to sell out in many areas – including my home town, so I promised her that I’d mail her a package from my stash. Yay for Oreo hoarding daughters!

First up in my new arsenal of Limited Edition Oreo recipes, I’m sharing Candy Corn Oreo Truffles. Crushed Oreos are combined with cream cheese, dipped in candy melts, and jazzed up with festive sprinkles and candy corn.

Candy Corn Oreo Truffles are perfect for any Halloween spread and are a fun, no bake project for the kiddos. Take my advice – if you spot these cookies, do yourself a favor and toss a couple of packages into your cart because I have two more recipes featuring these adorable candy corn cookies in coming weeks.

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Candy Corn Oreo Truffles

September 17th, 2012

Yield: 12-15 truffles

Prep Time: 25 minutes plus chill time

Ingredients:

1 (10.5 ounce) package Candy Corn Oreo Cookies
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 ounces Vanilla Candy Melts (see note below)
1.5 teaspoons vegetable shortening

For the Garnish

orange and yellow candy melts for drizzling
candy corn
festive sprinkles

Directions:

1. Using a food processor, crush all of the cookies into fine crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor, you can crush the cookies in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.

2. In a medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs and cream; mix until well blended. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Roll cookie mixture into 12-15 balls, about 1-inch in diameter. Place the cookie balls onto prepared baking sheet and refrigerate the balls for about 45 minutes or until firm.

3. Melt the candy melts according to package directions. Stir in shortening. The shortening will thin the mixture down a bit. If the chocolate is still too thick, gradually add a bit more until you reach a desired consistency for dipping.

4. Dip balls in the melted candy melts and place back onto the prepared baking sheet. If desired, sprinkle the tops of the candy coated cookies balls with sprinkles, candy corn or drizzle with contrasting colors of melted candy melts.

5. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes:

- I used Wilton Candy Melts. You can purchase them at Walmart, Target, Michael or Amazon.
- The cookies, sprinkles and mini cupcake liners were all purchased from Target in the Halloween section.


{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy September 17, 2012 at 6:53 am

These look so festive and yummy!!!!!

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Becca- cookie jar treats September 17, 2012 at 7:51 am

I have not heard of candy corn Oreos. I think I must track them down now.

These truffles look darling :) and perfect for fall

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Ali | Gimme Some Oven September 17, 2012 at 8:51 am

These look adorable!!! Such a fun idea to use candy corn!

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Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray September 17, 2012 at 9:04 am

Woohoo, I grabbed a bag of these this weekend too! And I’m totally a Brach’s candy corn elitist–you know where it’s at. :)

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Cookbook Queen September 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

Love this idea…so simple and gorgeous!!!

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Janet September 17, 2012 at 10:50 am

Have you tried dry roasted peanuts with candy corn? Addictive! I’m a Brach’s girl all the way too!

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Karm September 17, 2012 at 11:15 am

Ugh I am so mad, the closest Target is 3-4 hours away from me ):
I read about the hype and I want in on it. Even if I have to drive the 3-4 hours to buy 10 bags hahaha.
Also, your photos make me want to eat them so bad. Thanks for sharing the recipe, IF I ever get my hands on some, I will attempt to make these haha

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Joan September 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I saw the festive Oreo’s and deliberately didn’t buy them because I thought I would like them too much. May see if they have them and send some to my boys at U of Arkansas along with a batch of pumpkin pie spice granola, which will be the 4th batch since posted.

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Paula September 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Few can resist the bright colours and flavour of candy corn. First time I’ve seen them used in truffles. They all look wonderful.

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Chels September 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Oh man, do these look wicked!

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Cathy @ Noble Pig September 17, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I haven’t heard of these Oreos and the closest Target is 20 miles away…that actually saves me a lot of money! Beautiful and festive truffles!

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angela@spinachtiger September 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I’m on this one. Off to Target I go.

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Casey@Good. Food. Stories. September 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Our Target shopping list is scary similar. I can’t resist Oreos or Essie nail polishes either….

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Catherine Daugherty September 17, 2012 at 10:28 pm

I am totally hooked and love these pictures. I can’t get to a Target until this weekend but I hope to score BIG on some candy corn oreos! Thanks for your creativity! Blessings, Catherine

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Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes September 17, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Yay for Fall! I love candy corn so much!

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amanda @ fake ginger September 17, 2012 at 11:54 pm

That lip butter is my favorite! I need to go buy another because I have officially “hit pan” on it. :( I wasn’t going to buy any candy corn Oreos but umm… now I have to. These truffles look so cute! I just can’t resist making them!

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TidyMom September 18, 2012 at 9:34 am

I’ve been looking all over for these Oreo’s and have yet to find any! these look fabulous Jamie!

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Tracy September 18, 2012 at 11:21 am

I hadn’t heard of these Oreos, but I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled! These truffles look delicious!!

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Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies September 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm

You can literally mix oreos with anything and have it taste fantastic. Oreos + candy corn sounds like an inspired idea! Love this recipe too!

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Laney September 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm

The pics are absolutely adorbs….but I can only imagine biting into one must taste like a big chunk of pure sugar!! :o

What do they taste like?

Any suggestions on how to do this to reduce the sugar-factor (sweet, but not cloying?)
Thanks – very festive-looking! :)

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Jamie September 19, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Laney-
I’m not going to lie, they are quite sugary! Honestly, I don’t know how you could cut back on the sugar aside from dipping them in dark chocolate as opposed to the vanilla candy melts. Thanks for stopping by.
-Jamie

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Sarah September 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm

I bought some of these on the day they were released…I had to go to three different Targets to find them! I agree though, they don’t taste like candy corn. Just really, really sweet vanilla.

Anyway, I made some of these today and they are delicious! I alternated dipping in black, orange, and white candy melts and topped with Halloween nonpareils. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe; I had purchased 6 packages when I found them (as per my husband’s request) and I was wondering what I was going to do with all these cookies! I may even make these for my first grader’s class Halloween party next month! :)

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen September 19, 2012 at 3:23 am

I hadn’t seen the candy corn oreos yet, what a crazy flavor!

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Peggy September 19, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I’ve been avoiding Target lately due to the fact that I would definitely cave in and buy something like this. Think I might have to resign to the fact that Target always wins me over and try these suckers out =)

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leslie September 20, 2012 at 8:34 am

Ohhh yeah..I spotted those candy corn Oreos at Target the other day!!! What a great way to use them!

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Emely November 13, 2012 at 8:33 pm

There are this Oreos and the inside for winter

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Tickled Red September 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

Shhh…I haven’t told the boys about them yet {wink} Love them and what a great Halloween recipe love!

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cristine October 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm

i wasnt able to find any candy corn oreos or the white candy melts..so i bought halloween oreos and black candy melts..i had a hard time melting the melts,i microwaved them for over 3 minutes, in 45 second increments. it was still a little lumpy even after i used the shortening …they are in the freezer now..let you know how they turned out..thanks for the recipe

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Jannette October 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I’m new to your blog & have to save I LOVE it! Aside from all the cool ideas & recipes you share, I really love your sense of humor! You say the funniest things like “Yay for Oreo hoarding daughters”. I don’t even know how found you but I’m so glad I did. You inspire me & make me laugh. I really like all the photos you post too.

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Jamie October 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Janette-
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words – I hope you continue to visit MBA! Have a great weekend.
-Jamie

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Emely November 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I love candy corn so…I will love this!!!!!!!!……. Yum!

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Kate October 9, 2014 at 10:09 pm

So portable and seasonal!!

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Jamie October 10, 2014 at 10:26 am

Kate-
Thanks for visiting!

-Jamie

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