If you’re looking for an easy dessert recipe, these Oreo Truffles (aka Oreo Balls) require no baking and are a great treat for family and friends.
You can get creative with the chocolate dips and toppings, and kids have fun making these too.
I almost always prefer to make freshly baked cookies from scratch over buying something pre-packaged from the store.
But Oreos are the golden exception to this rule. It only helps that there’s a ton of stuff you can do with them beyond eating them straight out of the package (and let’s be real, that’s pretty great already).
Truffles are something I always make during the holidays, especially as food gifts.
They’re fun to make, and you can customize the look of them so they have a homemade feel to them.
You can also vary the colors and decorations to match any holiday you’d like.
What’s remarkable about these oreo truffles is that the inside only has two ingredients. Two!
The middle is made with Oreos plus just enough cream cheese to bind it.
The way they are ground together, the filling transforms into a very moist, cake-like truffle filling. It feels like some sort of trickery, because it’s so easy.
I like to give the soft cakey middle some contrast with the snap of a hard chocolate shell on the outside.
Beyond that, you can choose how creative you get with decorating the outside.
How to Make Oreo Truffles:
To make the truffles, throw about 25 oreo cookies into a food processor, and chop them up well:
Add a half block of softened cream cheese and process until a big clump forms in the side of the food processor:
That means it’s properly mixed and will hold together well. We can start shaping the truffles.
Now use a medium cookie scoop (affiliate) to portion out scoops of the oreo mixture:
Roll each scoop in between the palms of your hands to shape each one into a ball:
Place them on a parchment paper lined sheet tray, then refrigerate the truffles for 15 minutes. This helps them firm up a little bit before dipping.
Melt some chocolate and dip the truffles:
You can dip the oreo truffles into white chocolate or dark chocolate, and you can do different drizzles and toppings too:
Let the chocolate harden before enjoying, either at room temperature or by putting the truffles in the fridge for a quick method.
It should only take about 10-15 minutes for the chocolate to harden.
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FAQ and Tips:
- Can these be frozen? Yes, in an airtight container for two months.
- Can they be left out at room temperature? Not for more than a few hours, since they have cream cheese in them which needs to be refrigerated.
- Do they need to be refrigerated? Yes, and you can store them for a week.
- How to Store: Place them on wax paper in an airtight container, and keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- 25 oreo cookies
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup chopped white chocolate for dipping
- 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate for dipping
- assorted sprinkles for decoration
- Pulse the oreos in a food processor until crushed into small crumbs.
- Add the cream cheese and process until you get a big balled clump on one side that looks very shiny.
- Use a medium cookie scoop to portion the mixture into 1 inch balls, then put the truffles on parchment paper and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Place each kind of chocolate in small, microwaveable bowls, and microwave in 30 second intervals until melted.
- Dip each truffle in whatever chocolate you desire, then place back onto the parchment paper. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.
- Wait to enjoy until the chocolate has hardened. Here are three methods with approximate timing: 1) set at room temperature for about a half hour 2) place in refrigerator for 10 minutes or 3) place in freezer for 3 minutes. Enjoy!
Post updated in July 2020. Originally published December 2015.
Here’s a full video on how to make these if you’d like more guidance. Enjoy, my friends!