Oreo Truffles Two Ways

12.18.2015

I originally shared these 3 years ago but they are one of my favorite treats especially around Christmas time so I decided to update things and share it again – in case you’ve missed out. If you haven’t tried them yet then yes you are totally missing out! They only require a few basic ingredients (only 3 if you are making the original version and 5 for the peppermint!) and they are so incredibly easy to make! I’ve shared step-by-step photos below so you can see just how easy they are to make. If you don’t have a food processor you can crush the Oreos to crumbs in a gallon size resealable bag with a rolling pin.

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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 and they are always one of the first things to go at parties. 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 and like I said it requires minimal ingredients. Once you try these you’ll be hooked! I know I am for life! Merry Christmas everyone!

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Oreo Truffles

4.67 from 3 votes

Yield: About 36 truffles

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Set a long sheet of wax paper over a cookie sheet, set aside. 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). 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). 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.
  2. 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). Return to baking sheet, immediately sprinkle tops with remaining crushed Oreos then allow chocolate to set. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
  3. Recipe Source: adapted from Kraft

Recipe Notes

For the peppermint version simply 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. Dip chocolates then immediately sprinkle tops with peppermint bits crushed candy canes or crushed starlight mints (instead of more crushed Oreos).

 

146 comments

  • Brittany Littler: I made these and put them in cute baggies for everyone for christmas. I got 50 out of one batch! mine def didnt look as pretty though any dipping tips? December 14, 2012 at 6:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’d maybe try freezing them a little longer before dipping (maybe 5 – 10 more minutes) and also you could even let the almond bark cool a little bit after microwaving, the almond bark consistency is sometimes thin so it helps to let it cool a little. Also I found the method that worked best for me was to set the oreo ball on a fork then set the fork in the chocolate and spoon more of the chocolate over the top and let some of it run off then I used a butter knife to slide it off of the fork and onto the lined cookie sheet. I hope that helps! December 15, 2012 at 1:59pm Reply

    • Anonymous: If you have little fondue forks try those for dipping-they are easier to cover the holes up! Didnt know they made white ghiradelli…they are awesome! December 16, 2012 at 2:49pm Reply

  • Emma: I made these with my 4 year old – they’re amazing! So soft and fluffy . I used melts and they worked perfectly. I did end up with a rather chunky candy cane top as I’m is Australia and its pretty humid this time of year – all my dust stuck together! Thanks for a delicious, easy recipe :o) December 13, 2012 at 10:50pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Youre welcome Emma! Thanks for leaving a comment! I’m glad you enjoyed them! I would love to visit Australia someday it looks like a fabulous place to live =). December 14, 2012 at 10:32am Reply

  • Aimee: mmm i love oreo truffles and a peppermint version sounds so good. where do you find that ghiradelli white dipping chocolate? i can never find white chocolate bars and half to get chips and it gets expensive! December 12, 2012 at 3:37pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I got them at Sam’s club for $7.50 and they are 2 1/2 lbs so it’s a great deal because Ghirardelli makes great chocolate. I hope you can track them down =). December 12, 2012 at 9:45pm Reply

      • Karan goeke: Do you have to refrigerator these and how long will they last December 3, 2017 at 12:55pm Reply

        • Hey.: You don’t have to refrigerator them just let the chocolate dry for 5 mins January 30, 2018 at 6:27pm Reply

  • Andréa: If i were to use melts instead of bark how many cups qould i need? Any ideas? December 12, 2012 at 10:51am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would say just use the exact same weight, the Wilton brand comes in 12 oz bags so it should be one package and it should be about 2 cups. I hope you love these =)! December 12, 2012 at 9:44pm Reply

  • Stephanie: My roomate used to call these “cocaine balls” I didn’t understand until I tried one December 11, 2012 at 6:04am Reply

    • Jess: ???????????? August 13, 2017 at 8:49pm Reply

  • Loretta E.: I think I’ve seen that Ghirardelli bar somewhere. I’m glad to know it’s worth it. Now I’ll have to keep my eyes open… December 10, 2012 at 3:21pm Reply

  • Joan: Your Oreo Truffles look so good! December 8, 2012 at 5:10pm Reply

  • Whatever Dee-Dee wants: My husband would love these. I might have to surprise him with some. December 8, 2012 at 2:39pm Reply

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