Easy Chocolate (Oreo) Truffles

Oreo Truffles via A Beautiful Mess 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.

My mom appreciates sweets almost as much as me. Almost. Must be genetics. 🙂

Easy oreo trufflesI believe he called them something different though. Reindeer tracks? Reindeer droppings? Something appetizing like that. 🙂

Whatever the name, these 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.

How to make oreo truffles Easy 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

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.

How to make oreo truffles 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.

How to make oreo trufflesUse 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.

Easy oreo truffles I also melted some white chocolate to get those splattered looking 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.

Oreo Truffles via A Beautiful MessPlace 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 are made with chocolate and cream cheese, 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

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

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Easy Chocolate (Oreo) Truffles

Servings 24

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  • 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
    http://oddlylovely.com

  • 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 🙂

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!)

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

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

  • 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 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 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

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

  • 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… 🙂

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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!

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

    Thanks 🙂

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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 🙂

  • 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! 😛

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!!

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