Oreo Mint Truffles

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5 from 12 votes
Prep: 25 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Oreo Mint Truffles are little candy balls that are super easy they take only minutes and 5-ingredients. chocolate treat you can make at home.

Oreo Mint Truffles on a black plate.

These Oreo Mint Truffles are a no bake treat that can be made in the food processor. They are so good and so versatile they will become a staple in your Christmas goody creations.


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What We Love About This No Bake Oreo Balls Recipe

They are so fun and so versatile. You can drizzle chocolate, use the reserved Oreo cookie crumbs (like the recipe calls for), or you can use sprinkles — either crystals or Jimmies — or nuts, or cocoa powder. The possibilities are endless!

  • 10 Minute Prep: So easy to make and hardly any mess.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry, only ta few easy ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Fun to make with kids or for kids. But you will love them too.
  • Adaptable: Can make it in so many different ways.
  • Great Gifts: Everyone will love these on their cookie tins or platters.
A tray of the treats.

Ingredient Notes

  • Oreos: These mint oreo truffles can be made with mint oreos, traditional oreos or golden oreos.
  • Cream Cheese: The cream cheese makes the cookie crumbs all adhere together and become the decadent center of this dessert.
  • White Chocolate: Not chocolate Chips! They have stabilizers that make them hard to melt.
Candy canes for the truffles.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Cream Cheese – Try a low fat or fat free cream cheese, no one will be able to tell.
  • Mint Extract -If using the mint oreos you can replace the mint extract with vanilla extract if you do not like too much peppermint flavor.
  • Candy Melts – In place of the baking chocolate try using candy melts. They make a nice smooth coating to your chocolate truffles.

How to Make Peppermint Balls

These are the basic steps for making peppermint truffles. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

A food processor of the cookies.

STEP 1: IN FOOD PROCESSOR

First, place cookies in a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Pulse until cookies become fine crumbs. Then add cream cheese and pulse until completely combined.

STEP 2: BALLS

Then use a tablespoon cookie scoop to roll 1-inch balls. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place the rolled truffle mixture in the refrigerator for about an hour or the freezer for about a half an hour to firm up.

STEP 3: MELT CHOCOLATE

Next, melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl. Then add the peppermint extract to the melted chocolate.

Dipping the truffles in the chocolate.

STEP 4: DIP

Using a fork. dip the oreo mixture into the chocolate. Allow the excess chocolate to drip off the fork prongs and wipe off the excess coating on the edge of the bowl. Finally, return to the prepared baking sheet and top with crushed candy canes and allow to harden.

HOW TO MAKE THIS PEPPERMINT TRUFFLES RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Place the cooled oreo truffle cookies in an airtight container and they will be good for up to three days at room temperature.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

To store the Oreo Truffle balls for longer, they will last about two weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze in a single layer in a freezer bag or in an airtight container for up two three months.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN-FREE?

Gluten free oreos are great in this recipe.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE ALMOND BARK FOR THE CHOCOLATE?

Yes, you can use almond bark, this candy coating does not have nuts and is safe to use in this Oreo Mint Truffle recipe.

WHY ARE MY OREO TRUFFLES OILY?

These candies are sensitive to heat. Do not leave out at room temperature too long or they will get soft, also this can happen if you use too much cream cheese. So many packages of oreos have different amounts. Therefore I tell you the exact amount you need for best results.

DO YOU USE THE ENTIRE COOKIES FOR THIS RECIPE?

Yes, the cookie with the filing are used to make this dessert.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Double the Recipe: Make many different toppings or varieties of these oreo cookie truffles.
  • Add Sprinkles: Fun festive sprinkles or candies are wonderful to tip your oreo mint truffles with.
  • Different Chocolate: Dark chocolate, green candy melts or add food coloring to make green chocolate or red chocolate for these oreo truffles.
  • Variation tip: No Food Processor, crush your cookies in a plastic bag with a meat mallet or rolling pin or even use a stand mixer to crush your cookies.
  • Alternate ingredient/Substitution/Addition: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Use the microwave to melt your chocolate, heat at 50 percent power for 30 second increments, stirring between each.

What to Serve with Oreo Mint Truffles

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Oreo Mint Truffles on a black plate.
5 from 12 votes

Oreo Mint Truffles

Yield: 24 balls
Prep: 25 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Oreo Mint Truffles are little candy balls that are super easy they take only minutes and 5-ingredients. chocolate treat you can make at home.
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups OREO Cookies, finely crushed
  • 16 ounces white chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 candy canes , crushed

Instructions

  • Place cookies in a food processor fitted with the blade attachment.
  • Pulse until cookies become fine crumbs.
  • Add cream cheese and pulse until completely combined.
  • Roll mixture into small balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Melt chocolate over a double boiler (or in microwave).
  • Add peppermint extract to melted chocolate.
  • Coat each cookie ball in melted chocolate and place back on parchment paper.
  • Top with candy cane crumbs.
  • Allow to harden before storing.

Expert Tips

  • Double the Recipe: Make many different toppings or varieties of these oreo cookie truffles.
  • Add Sprinkles: Fun festive sprinkles or candies are wonderful to tip your oreo mint truffles with.
  • Different Chocolate: White chocolate, green candy melts or add food coloring to make green chocolate or red chocolate for these oreo truffles.
  • Variation tip: No Food Processor, crush your cookies in a plastic bag with a meat mallet or rolling pin or even use a stand mixer to crush your cookies.
  • Alternate ingredient/Substitution/Addition: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Use the microwave to melt your chocolate, heat at 50 percent power for 30 second increments, stirring between each.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 4mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, christmas, Oreos

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10 thoughts on “Oreo Mint Truffles”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing peppermint oreo balls recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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  2. What does this mean? 1 oz pkg. brick cream cheese – softened, 8 Does it mean 8 ounces total? And I don’t understand what the “about 3” means after this ingredient. 36 cups OREO Cookies – finely crushed (about 3 )

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