It’s officially acceptable to start talking about Christmas! To celebrate this momentous annual occasion, I’m sharing these Peppermint Oreo Truffles, which are the perfect holiday treat.
Now, they may look intimidating because they’re an attractive dessert, but they’re really simple to make. And there’s the added bonus of only needing 4 ingredients.
My daughter and I have been treat making girls this weekend. Oreo Balls are another easy yet delicious treat to make for the Holiday’s (or anytime else, to be honest)
These little Oreo Balls are scrumptious truffles that no one can believe are so incredibly easy to whip up.
All you need is a package of Oreo cookies and an 8 oz box of cream cheese. I use 1/3 less fat version. It just makes me feel better. haha! And a semi-sweet chocolate bar to melt for dipping.
I decided to sprinkle these with crushed candy canes to make them more “Holiday” treats. You can leave them off or sprinkle with a little crushed Oreos too.
Ingredients to Make Oreo Balls
1 package of OREO Cookies or 40 OREOS, finely crushed
(1) 8oz. package of 1/3 less fat Cream Cheese, softened
(2) Semi-Sweet Chocolate bars, melted
Crushed candy canes, optional topping.
Oreo Truffles No-Bake Recipe
These tasty Oreo truffles are so easy to make. Many years ago, I was invited to a party and had just received a stand mixer for Christmas. I searched the web and found a recipe for Christmas Oreo truffles with white chocolate.
Years later, I’m still making those truffles. In fact, I’ve added variations like these pumpkin spice Oreo truffles because of how well-received they are.
Not only that, but any Oreo balls recipe is a no-bake dessert, making it particularly attractive for people who aren’t comfortable baking.
Pumpkin Spice Oreo Truffles
These pumpkin spice Oreo truffles are one of those Oreo recipes that everybody loves. Taking these truffles to a party means that you are the party, and the party has arrived! While these truffles aren’t true French truffes au chocolat (those are made of chocolate and dusted in cocoa), they’ve got the decadent spirit of their French counterpart.
If you’ve ever made Oreo truffles, you might be aware of their somewhat time-consuming nature. Mixing the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese is quick enough, but dipping them in melted chocolate? Not so much.
Once you have a system down, however, dipping the Oreo balls can become a smooth, seamless process. What I like to do is stick a toothpick into each Oreo ball, then refrigerate the cookie balls for 30 minutes. I then grab hold of the toothpick to dip the bottom half of the cookie balls into the chocolate.
I set them on a wax paper-lined tray and spoon more chocolate over the top half of the cookie balls. If you have an easier suggestion, I’d love to hear it (seriously)! The finished pumpkin spice Oreo truffles are worth every ounce of effort. They’re creamy, rich, and a definite crowd-pleaser.
- 18 Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cookies plus 2 extra, divided and crushed into crumbs for garnishing
- 4 oz cream cheese the block kind, not whipped
- 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In the bowl of a stand mixer or a food processor, crush the cookies until you obtain fine crumbs. For any stubborn pieces, simply use a spoon or your beater to press down and crush into crumbs.
- Add the cream cheese to the cookie crumbs, and mix until completely combined. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the batter off the sides of the bowl.
- Spoon about 1 tablespoon worth of batter into the palm of your hand and roll into a ball. Poke a toothpick into the center of the cookie ball, then place onto a wax paper-lined tray. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
- Chill the cookie balls for 30 minutes in the fridge. Then, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Dip the bottom half of the cookie ball into the melted chocolate, grabbing hold of the toothpick. Use a spoon to help you balance the weight of the cookie ball and smooth out the chocolate. Transfer the newly dipped cookie ball back to the prepared tray. Then use your spoon to scoop some more melted chocolate onto the top half of the cookie ball, smoothing it out as best as you can.
- Immediately after covering the cookie ball in chocolate, sprinkle a pinch of the extra crushed cookie crumbs onto the top of the truffle to garnish. Repeat until all the truffles are dipped and garnished.
- Refrigerate the truffles for at least 1 hour before serving.