Oreo Truffle Gender Reveal
We announced the sex of our first baby with an Oreo Truffle Gender Reveal. Find out what color was inside!
Bob and I revealed the sex of the baby this weekend to some of our friends and family with Gender Reveal Oreo Truffles. Each person bit into a Gender Reveal Oreo Truffle and looked to see whether the inside was blue or pink.
I thought of this idea before I was pregnant and have been so excited and anxious to do this Oreo Truffle Gender Reveal ever since.
After coming up with this idea and thinking it was completely novel, I saw on Saturday Night Live (the Weekend Update segment) that some people have started revealing the sex of their babies by having people cut into a cake with a blue or pink inside. I guess I wasn’t as original as I thought, but I still maintain that these truffles are the way to go because you can announce to different groups of people, and each person gets to participate in the reveal.
How to Execute an Oreo Truffle Gender Reveal
We ended up doing this in several shifts with different family and friends. It was the perfect way for us to announce since each truffle is individually concealed. Unlike a cake that, when cut, is open for everyone to see, Gender Reveal Oreo Truffles allow each guest to have his/her own mini reveal. It’s a win-win situation – we got to see each person’s reaction, and they got a yummy truffle! I even took some to work yesterday and shared the news with my coworkers. We had so much fun with this!
On Thursday night, the night before our big appointment, I made up about 7 oreo truffles of each color. I took them to our appointment in a cooler, and afterwards we headed straight to dinner for our first gender reveal with my parents and sister. We did it in the bar area of a restaurant because we simply could not wait to be seated. My Mom said she was equally excited for a boy or a girl, but my Dad and my sister wanted it to be a girl.
Their reactions to this news . . .
My Mom squealed and then leaned looked over to the woman sitting at the table next to us, who was obviously aware something was going on, and said, “Oh sorry! We just found out we’re having a girl! –I mean, she’s having a girl!!!” It was so cute! My Dad was smiling and saying, “I knew it!!!” and my sister was jumping up and down. My Mom even ordered a Pink Squirrel (a drink if you’ve never heard of it) to celebrate.
Saturday morning I made the rest of the Gender Reveal Oreo Truffles (in pink!), and we had our next reveal. We ended up being seated in a private room with a long table at a restaurant, and it was perfect! Those of us who knew sat on one side of the table and those who didn’t sat on the other so we could watch their reactions. One of my aunts in particular REALLY wanted us to have a girl, so she was dancing in her seat when she found out!
The rest of the weekend was filled with more reveals and more celebrations. The love and support I felt from our family and friends was incredible, and I know our little girl is going to feel that too. We are so excited and feel so blessed to announce that we’re expecting a daughter!
How to Make Gender Reveal Oreo Truffles
If you’re wondering how I made Oreo truffles look pink or blue, here’s what I did:
I followed the classic Oreo truffle recipe (also see HERE for more truffle tips), using Golden Oreos instead of regular. I added red or blue food coloring gel to the cream cheese and crushed cookies before mixing it up. For food handling safety, I put on disposable kitchen gloves and used my hands. This is much easier than using a spoon, and the gloves also protect your hands from the food dye. Because these cookies are slightly yellow, my colors ended up being a little more teal and coral but obviously could not be confused!
For more true colors, you could consider making cake balls instead of Oreo Truffles. You would use a white cake mix and color the batter blue or pink, then bake, then crumble up the cake and shape into balls before dipping in chocolate. For a girl gender reveal, a strawberry cake mix could be used instead of food coloring for a pink inside.
Gluten Free Gender Reveal Oreo Truffles
These can be made with gluten free vanilla sandwich cookies for a gluten free Gender Reveal!
Want more Gender Reveal Ideas?
- 1 package Golden Oreo cookies (finely crushed)
- 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- pink/red or blue food liquid or gel
- 1 pound semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate (such as Ghiradelli bittersweet chips)
For the white chocolate top (optional):
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips or bark
- 1-3 teaspoons solid vegetable shortening or vegetable/Canola oil
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
- Using disposable food gloves, mix the cookie crumbs with the cream cheese and appropriate food coloring liquid or gel until well blended.
- Shape the mixture into approximately 42 1-inch balls, placing them on the baking sheet.
- Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler, or carefully melt in the microwave on 50% power in 30-second intervals until just melted.
- Place an Oreo ball into the melted chocolate and push around with two forks. Use the forks to life the coated Oreo ball out of the chocolate and let excess chocolate drip back into the pan/bowl. Place prepared truffle back onto the waxed paper lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining truffles. You may place 3 at a time in the chocolate if that makes it go faster.
- For the white chocolate question mark topping: melt white chocolate and 1 teaspoon of shortening or oil carefully in the microwave on 50% power in 30-second intervals. Add more shortening/oil if chocolate is not smooth and easily pipe-able, then transfer it to a resealable sandwich bag and snip off the corner, or use a pastry bag with a #2 tip. Pipe the white chocolate question marks on top of the truffles.
- Refrigerate truffles for 1 hour or until firm. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.