Oreo Balls Oreo Truffles

December 11, 2019

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

Oreo balls stacked on a turquoise plate set over a blue cloth. Oreo balls are coated in both milk chocolate and white chocolate.

Oreo Balls Made Two Ways

These really are one of our favorite treats! People go crazy over them and they’re always amazed to learn how simple they are.

Everywhere I take them they are always loved by people of all ages. My brother who doesn’t care for desserts is always asking me to makes these.

You just can’t go wrong with this recipe. It only makes sense because they’re made up of all delicious things – Oreos, cream cheese and chocolate!

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!

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

My personal favorite are the Oreo balls dipped in white chocolate, it’s keeps that classic cookies and cream flavor going. But of course chocolate is delicious too, you get a double chocolate flavor.

For the Christmas season you should try the peppermint version (see photo at the bottom of this post), all you have to do is add a little peppermint extract to the truffle mixture then garnish with crushed candy canes before the chocolate sets.

Overhead image of milk chocolate and white chocolate covered oreo balls on a blue platter.

Ingredients Needed for Oreo Truffles:

The great thing about this recipe? You only need THREE ingredients:

  • Oreos – don’t use double stuff or flavored Oreos, just the standard work best here.
  • Cream cheese – avoid using low fat. Standard full fat cream cheese will give the best flavor and consistency.
  • Chocolate melts – I like to use Ghirardelli but for a cheaper alternative you can use the Wilton candy melts or almond bark.

Want to Make the Peppermint Version?

  • You’ll also need peppermint extract and crushed candy canes for garnish.

Ingredients needed to make oreo balls shown here.

What Equipment is Needed for Oreo Balls?

There are three ways Oreo Balls can be mixed up:

  • food processor (my preferred method)
  • stand mixer or electric hand mixer
  • by hand in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon

Overhead image of oreos in a food processor. Finely ground Oreo crumbs in a food processor.

How to Make Oreo Balls:

  • Prepare a baking sheet: Line an 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
  • Crush Oreos: Place 36 Oreos in a food processor (entire cookie, don’t remove cream filling) and pulse too fine crumbs. Alternatively this can be done by hand by placing Oreos in a gallon size resealable bag and crushing to fine crumbs.

Cream cheese added to crushed oreos in a food processor. Blended oreo truffle mix in a food processor.

  • Mix Oreos with cream cheese: add cream cheese to food processor, pulse in bursts until mixture is combined. Alliteratively you can do this using a stand mixer (set on low speed), electric mixer or by hand, just mix until mixture is well blended.
  • Shape mixture into balls: Scoop mixture out about 1 Tbsp at a time and form into 1 inch balls then align on prepared cookie sheet.

Uneven portions of oreo truffle mixture divided sitting on a baking sheet. Uniform rolled oreo balls on a baking sheet.

  • Chill: Place truffles in freezer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile crush remaining 3 Oreos.
  • Melt chocolate: Melt almond bark or chocolate according to directions on package.
  • Dip truffles: 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.
  • Let set: Return to baking sheet, immediately sprinkle tops with crushed Oreos if desired, then allow chocolate to set. Alternatively you can drizzle with melted chocolate for a nice finishing touch.

Dipping an oreo ball in melted white chocolate. Transferring dipped oreo ball to parchment paper using a fork and toothpick.

How Should Oreo Truffles Be Stored?

Because of the cream cheese they contain Oreo balls should be stored in the refrigerator in an are tight container. Then can sit at room temperature up to 2 hours when serving.

Can They be Frozen?

Yes, they can be frozen in an airtight container up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Rows of finished Oreo balls on a parchment paper lined 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.

Close up image of oreo truffles.

More Easy Treats to Try!

Oreo Balls - Oreo Truffles

4.93 from 14 votes

These Oreo Balls are the perfect treat for any occasion. They only require THREE ingredients, they couldn't be easier to make, and they taste unbelievably delicious! 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. Add cream cheese and pulse in bursts 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 Balls - Oreo Truffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 34mg1%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oreo truffles
Author: Jaclyn
Recipe originally published December 2012, photos and text have been updated December 2019.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles in a metal Christmas tin.

 

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194 Comments

  • Sarah

    This recipe is super easy to make. My only struggle was my chocolate kept getting really thick on me and the Oreo balls left crumbs in my chocolate. I don’t know what trick I could have used to get them off the fork and onto the wax paper but mine look terrible…. ugh! My husbands consolation was “we should tell people our son made them!”….. our son is 4!!! Hope these turned out better for the rest of you! I am in awe of your perfectly pretty cookie balls, Jaclyn!!
    Thank you for all of your great recipes!! I love your blog!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      The thing that may help is to work in batches (after frozen transfer to fridge and keep most there) then removing maybe 6 at a time or something. As long as you keep them cold the crumbs don’t break away so much. Also every now and then I’ll grab a new fork for dipping as crumbs like to stick to that.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I usually use the milk chocolate wafers here but I usually always like milk chocolate better so it may just come down to personal preference.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Yes just be sure you melt in a double boiler or in microwave on 50% power in short intervals (about 30 seconds) and stir between each, so it doesn’t overheat and seize.

  • Bonnie Tallo

    I use this recipe all the time but my chocolate always cracks. How can I prevent this. Thank you

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      What type of chocolate are you using? I recommend the chocolate melts like Ghirardelli sells, they’ve never cracked on me. They can be expensive but they taste much better than some other brands.

      • Bonnie Tallo

        I think I’ve use them as I always them on hand. I also use bar chocolate. I’ll try again. It seems the balls are too cold and the chocolate is too warm.
        Thanks, Bonnie

        • Jaclyn

          Jaclyn Bell

          Okay so crazy enough I just made them again today and I did have two crack. It was the first few that were dipped so yes I think it was just that the white chocolate was too hot for the freezing cold Oreo balls. So maybe you could try just letting the chocolate cool briefly so that temperature doesn’t shock it basically.

  • Cathy

    I made these today for the first time. Is the batter mixture supposed to be gooey? I managed to shape them into balls and they are now In The freezer. So we will see before I dip them.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Not really, it sounds like the cream cheese was just runny so upon chilling it should firm up.

      • Gary N Cooper

        Can I substitute the cream cheese for something else. I want to make a vegan version

        • Jaclyn

          Jaclyn Bell

          They make a vegan cream cheese now or there’s recipes for it online. I haven’t tried it but it would probably be the best vegan alternative.

  • Jade Walker

    I’ve made these several times, always to rave reviews. Also works with gluten-free Oreos.