Oreo balls AKA Oreo truffles

Oreo Balls - Oreo Truffles

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).