Oreo Truffles Two Ways

12.07.2018

Oreo Truffles are the perfect treat for any occasion! They only require THREE ingredients, they couldn’t be easier to make and they taste absolutely dreamy. They’re always the first thing to go at parties, I’m yet to meet someone who doesn’t love them!

A side shot of Oreo Truffles in mini parchment liners set over a turquoise cake stand.

Oreo Truffles – Two Ways

These truffles are deliciously rich, perfectly chocolatey and the addition of cream cheese just makes them sing! Who new something so basic could be incredibly tasty?

For the Christmas season I’ve added a holiday flare with festive peppermint flavor option. And now I don’t know which one to choose.

Oreo Truffles in mini parchment liners.

The Perfect Quick Treat

These are one of the treats I’m making this year to give to friends because I don’t have a lot of time to make something too detailed, plus these are always a win anywhere I take them.

People go crazy over these! I mean how could you go wrong with Oreos, cream cheese and chocolate – and at Christmas time some peppermint? Yeah, you just can’t.

If you’ve never made truffles before or dipped candies in chocolate this is a great place to start! The recipe is so straight forward. Once you try these you’ll be hooked, I know I am for life.

Also Known As “Oreo Balls”

You may have also seen these called Oreo Balls. Oreo Truffles and Oreo Balls are the same thing so call them whichever you prefer.

An overhead shot of Oreo Truffles

Ingredients You’ll Need for Oreo Truffles

One of the reasons I make these so often is because I usually always have the ingredients on hand. The three ingredients you need are:

  • Oreos 
  • Cream cheese 
  • Candy melts or chocolate

Then for the peppermint version you’ll also need:

  • Peppermint extract
  • Crushed candy canes or hard peppermint candies

A close up of Peppermint Oreo Truffles in a gift tin.

How To Make Oreo Balls

Place 36 Oreos in a food processor (entire cookie, don’t remove cream filling) and pulse too fine crumbs (alternately if you don’t own a food processor you can place Oreos in a large resealable bag, seal bag and crush with a rolling pin until finely crushed).

Showing how to make Oreo Truffles. Oreo cookies in a food processor about to be blitzed. Finely crushed up Oreos in a food processor.

Pour crushed Oreos into the bowl of a stand mixer along with cream cheese and mix on low speed until well combined (alternately you can use a mixing bowl and a spoon to mix together)

Crushed oreos in a mixing bowl with cream cheese.

Scoop mixture out about 1 Tbsp at a time and form into 1 inch balls then align on prepared cookie sheet. Place truffles in freezer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile crush remaining 3 Oreos.

Oreo truffle filling mixture in a mixing bowl. Oreo truffle filling rolled into balls on a baking sheet ready to be dipped in chocolate

Melt almond bark or chocolate according to directions on package. Remove truffles from freezer and dip in melted chocolate and use a spoon to pour some chocolate over the top then lift and allow excess chocolate to run off (I barely made it with 16 oz. of the melted bark but you may need a little more).

Dipping Oreo truffle in white chocolate.

Return to baking sheet, immediately sprinkle tops with remaining crushed Oreos then allow chocolate to set. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Finished Oreo truffles on a baking sheet

Tips for This Recipe

  • Use regular, not Double Stuf Oreos. Double stuff has too much cream filling for these.
  • Don’t use light cream cheese, stick with the regular stuff here. Light is thinner and not as rich.
  • Don’t have a food processor? You can also finely crush the Oreos in a large resealable bag using a rolling pin.
  • Be sure to chill the Oreo filling before you try to dip them, otherwise bits of Oreos will break off into the chocolate.
  • I like to use a fork or dipping tool to dip in chocolate, then use a spoon to pour more chocolate over them, then lift and let excess run off.

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Oreo Truffles - Two Ways

4.91 from 11 votes

Oreo Truffles are the perfect treat for any occasion! They only require THREE ingredients, they couldn't be easier to make and they taste absolutely dreamy. They're always the first thing to go at parties, I'm yet to meet someone who doesn't love them!

Servings: 36 truffles
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 36 Oreos (original not doublestuf), plus 3 more, crushed, for topping if desired
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 16 oz vanilla or chocolate candy melts, or melted white chocolate, milk chocolate or dark chocolate
  • See notes for peppermint variation

Instructions

  1. Line an 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
  2. Place 36 Oreos in a food processor (entire cookie, don't remove cream filling) and pulse too fine crumbs.*

  3. Pour crushed Oreos into the bowl of a stand mixer along with cream cheese and mix on low speed until well combined**.

  4. Scoop mixture out about 1 Tbsp at a time and form into 1 inch balls then align on prepared cookie sheet. 
  5. Place truffles in freezer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile crush remaining 3 Oreos.
  6. Melt almond bark or chocolate according to directions on package. 
  7. Remove truffles from freezer and dip in melted chocolate and use a spoon to pour some chocolate over the top then lift and allow excess chocolate to run off. 
  8. Return to baking sheet, immediately sprinkle tops with crushed Oreos if desired, then allow chocolate to set. 

  9. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  • *Alternately if you don't own a food processor you can place Oreos in a large resealable bag, seal bag and crush with a rolling pin until finely crushed. 
  • **If you don't own a mixer you can just blend mixer in a mixing bowl with a spoon.
  • Recipe adapted from Kraft

For The Peppermint Version

  1. Mix 1 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract with the cream cheese in a stand mixer first, then add the Oreo crumbs and continue as directed.
  2. Dip chocolates then immediately sprinkle tops with peppermint bits crushed candy canes or crushed starlight mints (instead of more crushed Oreos).

 

Nutrition Facts
Oreo Truffles - Two Ways
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Potassium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Sugars 14g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.7%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oreo truffles
Calories: 149 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

168 comments

  • Jade Walker: I’ve made these several times, always to rave reviews. Also works with gluten-free Oreos. May 18, 2019 at 3:50am Reply

  • Mars: Made these for my boyfriend, so good! His fave!! 👌🏼😋 February 25, 2019 at 10:11am Reply

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