Ground up Oreo cookies are blended with cream cheese, then rolled into balls, and dunked in chocolate candy melts to make Oreo Truffles. Such an easy, decadent treat made with only 3 ingredients and are no bake! Use mint Oreos for Saint Patrick’s Day or Peppermint for Christmas. They’re great for luncheons, birthday parties, or any holiday!
My sister’s birthday falls right around Saint Patrick’s Day, so I always make a point to include these Oreo Truffles as part of the brunch lineup I host for the family. She loves Oreo cookies as much as I do!
This Oreo truffles recipe came into my life many years ago, thanks to my Mom of all people! She got the recipe from a neighbor who happened to have some while walking her dog (as any respectable neighbor would. HA.)
How To Make Oreo Truffles
These truffle balls are so easy! You only need Oreo Cookies, cream cheese, and chocolate (more on recipe variations below.)
- Simply grind up the cookies in a food processor, add the cream cheese, and blend until combined.
- Form into balls and freeze for about 30 minutes.
- Dunk the balls in melted chocolate and allow to harden.
This recipe seriously couldn’t be easier, but there are a few tips for optimal results.
- My Oreo truffle balls only use 6 ounces of cream cheese (not a full block.) I have found it’s the perfect amount for the filling – not crumbly and not too gooey. You can use the full 8 ounces and it is totally fine! The texture is just very soft. When you blend the cookies and cream cheese, take a small amount and squish together with your fingers – if it stays together, you’re good to go. If it crumbles, add a little more cream cheese until you get the proper texture.
- Use a cookie scoop for ease and uniformity. I make mine about 1-inch in diameter, but you can certainly make them bigger or smaller. (I have a set of Zeroll scoops and I LOVE them. << that’s an affiliate link.)
Once the balls are formed, place them in the freezer – don’t skip this step! They need to be chilled before you dip them in the melted chocolate, otherwise they either fall apart or lose their shape.
- The uncoated cookie balls tend to soften to room temperature pretty easily, so I recommend taking only a handful out of the freezer at a time when dipping them in the chocolate, otherwise they may not hold their shape.
- You can divide the process into 2 parts, if you’d like, by making the balls the day before and dipping them the next day.
- Any type of Oreo cookie works. Use regular, double-stuffed, original, golden, or flavored – pick your favorite!
- Candy Melts or Chocolate Morsels? Either work, but I prefer candy melts (or CandiQuik) for these. Chocolate morsels are manufactured with additives to hold their shape, so they don’t melt as easily and also once set, they tend to soften up at room temperature.
- Use chocolate or vanilla and garnish with the opposite color. You could also top them with sprinkles or crushed up cookie crumbs.
- If you don’t have a food processor, you could mash the cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin. Then place the crumbs in a large bowl with the softened cream cheese, mix thoroughly with your hands or wooden spoon.
How To Store Oreo Truffles
Store these in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to 2 months.
Other Oreo recipes we love!
- Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Parfaits
- Cookies and Cream Swiss Rolls Cake
- Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
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- 14.3 ounces (1 package) Mint Oreo cookies
- 6 ounces cream cheese , room temperature
- 12 ounces chocolate candy melts
- 2 ounces vanilla candy melts , for decorating, optional
- Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place the cookies in a food processor and process to fine crumbs. Add the cream cheese and process until thoroughly combined. (Take a small amount and squish together with your fingers - if it stays together, you're good to go. If it crumbles, add a little more cream cheese until you get the proper texture.)
- Using a tablespoon sized cookie scoop, roll the mixture into small balls, approximately 1-inch round. Place the balls on the lined baking sheets.
- Transfer to the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- After the balls are done freezing, melt the chocolate candy melts according to package directions.
- With a slotted spoon, fork, or wooden skewer, dip each ball into the chocolate, letting the excess drip back into the bowl, and place the balls back onto the lined baking sheets.
- Place in back into the freezer for about 15 minutes to set.
- (If drizzling with the white chocolate, melt according to package directions, transfer to a plastic bag, snip off a tiny corner, and drizzle over the tops of the truffles. Allow to set.)
- Eat and enjoy!
- For Recipe notes, tips, and variations, please refer to the full article.
- Store these in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to 2 months.
Reader Questions and Reviews
Drool. The mint version would make these really great for St. Patty’s Day.
I had these at a party a few months back – made with regular oreos – and they were so great. Made them myself with success. I highly recommend sticking to the freezer instructions because the “dough” is much easier to work with. I like the mint idea.
Pam – I’m sick just thinking about having to do it again in 4 weeks.
Melissa – Trying to take it one day at a time. And have medication close by.
Daphne – These are good for anytime. Even breakfast ;-)
Memoria – Thanks for stopping by! Just remove about 1/4 cup out of the crumb mixture, before you add the cream cheese, sprinkle over the melted chocolate before it hardens.
I love the additional chocolate and crumbs on the balls. Woah!
I have printed this recipe! What a treat! best of all, it’s good for birthdays/pot lucks/christmas! thanks for sharing amy!!!
I wish I was closer to you like K is. I would love to have lunch immediately! As it is, I’m just hoping we can meet up before I go.
Glad you sold, even though I know there are lots of stresses still to be tackled, flying not being the least of them. You can do it!
Congrats on the house! I know it wasn’t ideal, but you’re right you can now move forward. Oh and I don’t fly either. Hate it. Getting slightly sick just thinking about it! Which I had these balls to make me feel better :)
Connie – Well, hello there, and thanks for stopping by!
Lora – …ah, the whining. Wouldn’t you rather stick a fork in your eye?
LK – your little man would devour them.
Rachel – I definitely want to make them with white chocolate. Can’t wait to be near you again. Heck ya!
Mom – I’m proud of you for eating the entire thing. In one sitting.
Jude – A few of my FB friends suggested I make another batch with rum and go into a chocolate/booze coma.
Natashya – LOL. Yes! I know the sketch. Totally.
Buying and selling and moving – holy stress!
Glad you are handling it well. Good luck with your flight!
Delicious balls.. reminds me of the SNL sketch. :)
Oh, HELLO sweet little truffle balls! My sister-in-law makes these during the holidays and I devour them like M&Ms.
Amy, pack a few of these truffles for the plane ride? They work like a sedative on some of us. ;)
I’m not a candy eater, but these treats are sooooo delicious and easy to make, it is remarkable.
Did I hear you say you guys might bring them to game night? What a GREAT idea!! And hey, if you need anything at all while you’re in town – chauffer, sanity check, kid-whining as I’m sure you’ll miss that, we have it all here, just give a call. And I’m not just saying that for some truffle balls, although for these I might just say anything.
Oh, and CONGRATULATIONS on selling the house! You’re moving back to CA! AAAAHHHHHHHH!
I tried a variation of these balls back in November at a party, and she used regular Oreos and dipped them in white chocolate. I made these for Christmas and they are SO FRAKKING easy and beyond delicious. I have to try them with the mint Oreos…and peanut butter…and maybe even the golden ones. Why not, right? Love how easy these are! xxoo
Hope you have a smooth relocation. These truffle balls look super-duper delicious! I can’t help to take a few looks at them to solve my visual craving now. ;)
Yes, I just made these about a month ago, with regular Oreos. Yummy!! So easy, and I believe I got my recipe from Kraft.
Mellissa – yes, I feel your pain! Are you relocating within or outside the Twin Cities?
Natasha – these would also be great with regular Oreos, but I loved the mint flavor.
John – Yep! Print out the recipe and make them. The kids would LOVE them.
Astrid – exciting and scary. I go back and forth between emotions until I’m numb.
Dani – driving is SO much more appealing to me, let me tell ya. Deep breaths. These would make awesome holiday gifts…thanks for the idea!
Jen – pick up the ingredients and we’ll make them. You could even bring them to game night.
Joanne – I need to start medicating now, that’s how scary flying is to me. I’m pretty unbearable to live with right now because I’m so stressed out. I’m so glad you got the nut butter sampler…was bummed I couldn’t get it to you ON your birthday, but look at it as an extension of your special day. Me too on the Oreos. I like to put a ton of them in a large glass of milk, mash them all up, and eat it with a spoon. So white trash.
yay about the house! I am so excited for you guys. I hate flying also…the second there is the least bit of turbulence, I go into panic attack mode. Not. Fun.
I am emailing companies like crazy asking for sponsorship to Blogher Food! We SO need to hang out.
I got your present in the mail yesterday and I was so touched Amy, really. You are absolutely too sweet. I can’t wait to dig into each of the little jars…all of the flavors sound so fantastic. I am in nut butter heaven.
These truffles look amazing! Oreos are my one storebought cookie weakness…there is something about them that I just can’t resist. These would last maybe an hour in my fridge.
These are making me drool. Wanna make more when you’re here? :oP Or…perhaps I will actually try to make them myself.
*happy dance* Oh, Amy! Such wonderful news! You’ll be within driving distance of me ~ no airplane needed. Take your drugs and whatever else might help for the plane trip. Fingers crossed for you to quickly find the house you want in California ~ at least you’ll have the buyer’s advantage. And this recipe sounds FABulous. I’m trying to build up my repertoire of chocolate truffles for holiday gifts. *big hug*
I had treats just like this at a retreat and they were awesome! I usually just take a taste of desserts. It takes something phenomenal to make me want to enjoy the entire thing. But when something is THAT good, it gets scarfed up. The oreo cheesecake truffle is one of those treats.
Congrats in selling your house. It must feel so exciting to be starting something new.
Are those mint Oreos in that pic? Mmmmmmm
Those truffle balls look so delicious! I love the mint & chocolate flavor combination! Congrats on selling your house and good luck with the move!
Congrats on selling your house! We just sold ours too and priced it embarrassingly low just so it would sell. It is so hard!