Easy Chocolate (Oreo) Truffles

Oreo truffles are one of my all-time favorite things to make during the holidays. I was introduced to these about 10 years ago when a friend of mine, Nathan, made me a batch as a holiday gift.

At the time, I lived at home with my parents, and my mom and I fell deeply in love with these.

This Oreo truffle recipe is made with cream cheese but I will also share how to make Oreo truffles with no cream cheese, too.

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20 Oreo Truffles in white cupcake liners

20 oreo truffles in white cupcake liners

Oreo truffles are too delicious and way too easy to make. No baking required. I highly recommend making these to gift to friends or coworkers because they are highly addictive and made out of basically nothing but sugar and cream. So … you’ve been warned.

crushed up oreos in a food processorEasy Chocolate (Oreo) Truffles, makes about two dozen.

28-30 Oreo cookies, or other chocolate cookies of a similar size
8 ounces softened cream cheese
12 ounces dark chocolate chips
4-6 ounces white chocolate chips (optional)
2-3 tablespoons crushed peppermints or candy canes
assorted holiday sprinkles or whatever you find in your pantry

NOTE: If you want to make these Oreo truffles without cream cheese you can substitute it for vegan (non-dairy) cream cheese, or vanilla buttercream frosting.

First, crush the cookies. I like to use a food processor to do this. It makes it way faster. Then mix in the softened cream cheese with the crushed cookies.

rolled up balls of oreo truffle mixturePress the batter into small balls and place on plates or a cutting board lined with parchment or wax paper. Pop these in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.

Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. I melted mine in a microwave in a heatproof bowl on high for 30 seconds. Then, I removed it and gave it a stir. Then, back in the microwave on high for another 30 seconds, and so on until it was fully melted.

This helps it not to get too hot and get those overly cooked crusty bits that can sometimes form.

oreo truffles with sprinkles on them on a white plate with a bowl and can of sprinkles next to itUse a fork to dip the chilled balls (giggle—sorry, I have no class) in the melted chocolate.

Gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl with the truffle on the end to remove excess chocolate. Place back on the lined plate. Immediately cover with sprinkles or crushed peppermints.

20 Oreo truffles in white cupcake linersI also melted some white chocolate to get those splattered looking Oreo truffles. This is optional.

You have to dirty yet another dish. But I think they look really cute, and you’re already making quite a mess, so why not? That’s my motto. 

These will set on their own, but to speed up the process just pop them in the freezer again.

20 oreo truffles in white cupcake linersPlace these in mini baking cups for a professional presentation. If you can find a pretty decorative box, you could totally put these inside and look like a genius. So, do that.

Keep in mind these Oreo truffles are made with chocolate and cream cheese (or buttercream frosting), so they should be stored in the refrigerator when not being served/eaten.

Make these for someone with a sweet tooth in your life. Eat a few yourself first. xo. Emma

P.S. Check out 15 easy no-bake desserts for more recipes!

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5 from 7 votes

Easy Chocolate (Oreo) Truffles

an oreo truffle recipe that's perfect for the holidays
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate truffles, oreo truffles
Servings 24
Calories 94kcal

Ingredients

  • 28-30 Oreo cookies or other chocolate cookies of a similar size
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips dark
  • 4-6 ounces white chocolate chips optional
  • 2-3 tablespoons peppermints or candy canes crushed
  • assorted holiday sprinkles or whatever you find in your pantry

Instructions

  • First, crush the cookies. I like to use a food processor to do this. It makes it way faster. Then mix in the softened cream cheese with the crushed cookies.
  • Press the batter into small balls and place on plates or a cutting board lined with parchment or wax paper. Pop these in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. I melted mine in a microwave in a heatproof bowl on high for 30 seconds. Then I removed it and gave it a stir. Then back in the microwave on high for another 30 seconds, and so on until it was fully melted. This helps it not to get too hot and get those overly cooked crusty bits that can sometimes form.
  • Use a fork to dip the chilled balls (giggle—sorry, I have no class) in the melted chocolate. Gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl with the truffle on the end to remove excess chocolate. Place back on the lined plate. Immediately cover with sprinkles or crushed peppermints. These will set on their own, but to speed up the process just pop them in the freezer again.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Truffle | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg
  • 5 stars
    Delicious! However, the chocolate got really messy and my truffles ended up looking not as smooth as yours and it was messy. And then I watched the Holiday Special (which was awesome BTW) and it mentioned to add a tablespoon of oil to the melted chocolate which makes sense. I’m going to try this again with the oil next time!

  • Can the cream cheese be swapped out for something else? I would love to try a milk free / vegan version of this. There is not a good selection of vegan “cheese” where I live, so that’s not an option. Thanks!

  • 5 stars
    These are dangerously addictive! I made them for the first time this holiday season and they were so good that I ended up making several more batches over the last few months. They are so easy to make–I used a double broiler and the whole process took maybe half and hour start to finish. My family absolutely loves them. Thank you Emma!

  • 5 stars
    THESE ARE SO GOOD AND SO SO SO SO EASY!!!! We made a batch, then immediately decided to make more and drop off at friends’ houses as surprise goodies. Thank you for sharing!!

  • Yum, I will make these tonight! Thanks for sharing this delicious treat!

    Love from Anita @ https://dinewinelove.com/ x

  • 5 stars
    I have been making these for years because of your recipe, Emma! It’s a holiday tradition with my two young daughters. We’ve experimented with different toppings and decorations. Grateful to your creative recipes that have added to our family traditions!

  • Happy for the repost because I must have missed this in 2014! Do you use the full oreo cookie or do you remove the filling? Thanks!

  • Why are you passing off old content as new and just reposting old posts? I unfollowed your blog and social media a long time ago and remembered you and though, “hmmm… maybe I should revisit and see if they have any new interesting Christmas posts” only to visit and see not only nothing new but old posts just plopped on their like they are new. Really sad. You could at last put a topper to the post saying, “we originally posted these oreo truffles back in 2014 and are resharing them now because they are soooooo good” (or something).

    • We actually just got the ability within the last six months to repost archive content to our homepage. We’ve been experimenting with some times adding an opening sentence, like you suggested, and sometimes not. Sounds like you prefer topper like that, good to know.

      Personally, I like sharing a few archived posts along side the new content we put out basically daily. We’ve been blogging for over a decade and there is work in the archives that I’d love to showcase on the homepage again because we still love the content. 🙂

      • Agree that reposting something buried in the archives is not an issue as long as it is indicated as such. But also you have a lot of long time readers that will be put off by too much recycled content.

      • A very classy way to deal with a critical comment. Thanks for setting a great example.

      • I would like to thank you so much for posting this once again (even if it is considered an old post.) It is the first time I am seeing it and it is going to be perfect for this holiday season for me!!! I am so excited!! It is exactly what I am going to need for the office party, and some small hostess and thank you gifts as well as an addition to my Christmas Open House just to name a few. It appears to be so easy, delicious and not too time consuming. Once again, thank you so, so much!!!

  • 5 stars
    I’ve made these many times, but instead of sprinkles I use white chocolate to drizzle across the top. I actually originally found this recipe looking for a yummy GF dessert – these work perfectly with Glutino GF Oreos (they actually taste amazing). It’s probably the easiest go to dessert for gatherings with others, and they freeze super well so you can always have them available if needed.

  • I’m not a big fan of cream cheese…do you think replacing it with peanut butter would work?

  • 5 stars
    These look good! I although have a question, can you taste the cream cheese? Like does it taste like a cheese cake?

  • My mom and I are doing cookie trays for Christmas this year.. We are wondering if these free well??

  • Well I just made them and they are delicious! I skipped the peppermint part though and covered them with cocoa powder. Thank you so much for this recipe Emma, it really made it to my top go-to recipe list!
    Have a great, creative and productive year you guys! xoxo

  • Yummy!!! Wish I had seen this before Christmas Day. Then again New Year’s Eve is approaching and they’d totally be great then too! 😛

  • These came out so cute. I’d love to give these a try myself. If I can find some cheap, palm-oil free oreos.

  • Thank you so much for posting this recipe!!! It is simple and easy to follow and the results are quite impressive. My coworkers thought I spent much more time and effort than I did…just my kind of treat 🙂

    Merry Christmas to some of my favorite people that I’ve never met 🙂

  • Your giggle cracked me up! Can’t wait to try these. I have vanilla oreos along with all the other ingredients….I’m tempted to try it out lol

  • I made these with the golden oreos and used white chocolate chips, with the mint oreos and chocolate chips and sprinkled with chopped up andes peppermints. and then I thought, well, what about gluten free Trader Joes Sandwich cookies? Wouldnt that work, too? What a treat for my gluten free friends!!!! Thats my next attempt. These are so good! Thank you!

  • hi 🙂 I don’t have a food processor – do you think i could do this in a blender?

    Thanks 🙂

  • My sister made these this past weekend. OMG. They’re so yummy! I love how you used sprinkles and candies on the top of yours though. Very cute! Merry Christmas!

  • These are SO super easy to make! I’ve even made them with the mint oreos and they were delish 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • I’m so grateful for this recipe! We’re throwing our holiday party this weekend which is doubling as a birthday party. So my kitchen time is getting swamped but I still wanted to bake a fun holiday treat. This is perfect! I wish you gals had a recipe app I could take to the store with me 😉

    xoxo, andrea

  • It’s always the beautiful photography which draws me to your posts….these are such a fantastic gift idea!

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  • These look soooo good! FEED ME NOW!

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  • oh i love those
    the are sooo pretty and amazing christmas gifts
    my sister will love them… i hope that i´ll have some free time for recreation
    thx for the alltime inspiration 😉
    xxx

  • These look SO good! I want to try them!! Just noticed you have a Dollywood ad – SO COOL! I live about 30 min from there… 🙂

  • These look amazing! I am totally making these as part of my christmas hampers this year! Have a feeling they’ll be a big hit!

  • I made Oreo truffles for Thanksgiving and they were a HUGE hit. They are so easy yet look like you put a ton of effort into them.

  • Wow, these look delightful! My younger cousin is coming to visit me soon and I think I just found our evening activity 🙂
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  • I used a fork for the drizzled chocolate. Just dip in the chocolate and then swirl over the top of the truffle.

    Hmm. Not sure about the weight, I would say it’s about 2 1/2 cups of crushed cookies. The measurements do not have to precise for this type of treat though, so if you feel unsure you have enough cookies just add half the amount of cream cheese at first. Mix, and see if you can easily form balls. If the mixture is too dry, add more cream cheese.

    Hope that helps!
    -Emma

  • These look amazing, Emma! And I know they’ll taste great too. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’ll be trying it this weekend, it’s a great idea for little X-mas presents for my coworkers! 😀

    Catarina – www.joanofjuly.com

  • I leave the icing in. The picture is deceptive because if you touched the crushed cookies in there you’d feel they are less powder-y and more moist. From the icing.

    Hope that helps!

    -Emma

  • Leave the Oreos whole—you do not need to scrape out the cream. (Told you they were easy!)

    -Emma

  • These look gorgeous! Did you try putting any mint inside the ball (tehehe) itself? Totally giving them a go although I doubt they’ll turn out quite so pretty 🙂

  • I have made these before and thus I am here to testify that they are fantabulous.

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  • They look delicious and so easy to prepare!Just my kind of recipe!
    I have a terrible sweet tooth too… What a course!
    xx,
    E.
    www.theslowpace.co,

  • Oh my god, this looks so cute & good! <3
    I`m so going to make them! Thx for sharing!

    xo, Maja

  • P.S. Did you use any special tool/technique to get that lovely drizzled effect with the white chocolate? And any idea how much that amount of oreos weighs? Oreos are really expensive where I live and I’d probably substitute a local cookie! Thanks!

  • These look so cute and, having never made truffles before, I appreciate how easy they seem to make. Will definitely be trying these!

  • OMG! These little thing look so good! I gotta try to make them for my family this holidays! ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

  • these look absolutely perfect! i have to trie these as soon as possible, would make a lovely gift! thanks so much for sharing. 🙂
    xo, cheyenne

  • Oh my goodness. Yum! It would be awesome to make these, put them in mason jars and give them away to friends. They’re not only thoughtful but really delicious too!

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  • Emma, you are adorable! These look delicious……if i can figure out how to make them without dairy, soy or gluten……..

  • Wow, these look gorgeous! And completely doable, too! I’ll have to give them a try after my exams are over 🙂 thanks for the inspiration!

    -Fayth | www.encoloris.blogspot.com

  • I love making these! They are great for when you don’t want to eat a super sweet dessert, you can just use dark chocolate.

  • These look absolutely amazing! I have been on the hunt for a holiday treat like this, thanks for sharing!

  • These are beautiful! I love all the different sprinkles you did on them, instead of just one kind. I love truffles.

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  • these really are the bomb. they end up looking so fancy with such little fuss it’s great 🙂 although, i have to use bakers chocolate to get mine to look this good! every time i’d use chocolate chips with mine they never dipped as well.

  • These look so cute! and anything with oreo’s are a winner for me. Great recipe to take to work or impress the fam! Thumbs up, bec x
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  • Those look sooo yummy!!!!! These would be a great gift for my son’s teachers. 🙂

  • These seriously sound stupid easy! Yum! I could definitely see myself giving these a whirl soon! Pinned 🙂

  • Question: Did you just use the cookie part of the Oreo (minus icing), or did you process the whole thing? In the picture, there doesn’t appear to be icing in the processor. When I tried to process the whole cookie, it didn’t turn out nearly that finely crushed. These taste delicious, and I’d love to learn to make them!

  • I made these a few years ago and have since been requested to make them for all parties. Ha. They are too good! Yours look so pretty!

  • I’m a little pleased with myself that I’ve already tried this recipe. How did i know about this before Emma shared it?! proud moment here. lol.

    Reagan
    hellonvmbr.blogspot.com

  • Yes yes yessssssss. These look amazing. By the title I thought it needed whole Oreos. I love the idea of these. Also, easy to adapt for vegans, just use vegan cream cheese & chocolate chips. Oreos are vegan already! :] // http://www.itscarmen.com ▲

  • So making these for my husband. My bestie bakes like 500 cookies every Christmas but this year she is going up north to visit family! They call my husband “the cookie monster” so I guess its up to me to churn out the sweets (but not 500!)

  • Made 200 of these for my sister-in-law’s wedding a couple of years ago. It’s so easy and delicious. Another bonus is the many varieties of oreo flavors so one can really go to town!

  • Yum! I made some on these on Monday with my Nan and they were just amazing! I love the idea of candy canes & sprinkles as a topping – makes them appear even more in the festive! I always love your photos and today is no exception. Just wonderful!

  • I’ve seen a variation of these floating around the internet! One of my coworkers actually made them for our Thanksgiving party and they were totally INSANE. Really great, creamy texture. I absolutely adore how you decorated these – so professional looking!

    Cat
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  • I’ve been making these for years with almond bark instead of chocolate. They’re my husbands favorite dessert. So much so that we had them at our wedding!

  • Do you keep the whole Oreo, cream and everything, or do you scrape out the cookie cream and just use the cookies? These look so tasty, and YES, EASY! Can’t wait to give it a try. 🙂

  • This is totally going to be my Christmas gift for people this year. Looks so fast and delicious. I will lay the blame on your girls for any weight gain though 🙂

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