Oreo Truffles aka Oreo Balls are an easy and unbelievably delicious no-bake dessert, made with just 3 ingredients — Oreos, Cream Cheese, and Chocolate! A dessert can’t go wrong when you combine Oreo, cream cheese, and chocolate, right?
It requires only 3 ingredients, and approximately 10 minutes of your effective time in making them, that’s it. Just crush Oreo cookies, mingle the ingredients, shape them into balls, and dip them in chocolate. That’s all you need to do. It can’t get any easier to make this gorgeous looking no-bake dessert!
There are a lot of topping options that make these easy Oreo Truffles a perfect no-bake treat for any special occasion, valentine’s day, birthdays, parties, and get-togethers.
Plus, you can always make these no-fuss desserts ahead of time for parties. They stay well in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, and they can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
Make them ahead of time and store in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve.
About Oreo Truffles
This easy Oreo Truffles recipe makes amazingly delightful, rich, and magnificently chocolatey truffles! The addition of cream cheese adds a nice tang to the cookies, and the chocolate shell gives an overall sweet taste, which makes it the best-tasting truffles ever.
These Oreo Balls come together quickly as they are no-bake. To make these truffles all you do is to incorporate together finely smashed Oreo crumbs, and cream cheese until combined, then scoop them and roll them into balls and freeze until set. After that, just dip them in melted chocolate and decorate with some crushed cookies or chocolate drizzle. That’s It. They are the perfect last-minute dessert for any party or get-togethers.
These exquisitely easy-to-make oreo truffles taste incredibly gourmet. Making this truffles recipe is very basic and straightforward, you just can’t make it wrong. I mean when you combine Oreos, cream cheese, and chocolate, can anything go wrong? Even if you have never tried making truffles at home, you can still make this recipe with so much ease.
Coated with dark and white chocolate shells, sprinkled with cookie crumbs, or drizzled with melted chocolate, these sweet Oreo balls make an extravagant crowd-pleaser dessert that takes only minutes to make.
Oreo truffles are one of the favorite treats at parties, and why not? They are loved by everyone regardless of age and gender — people just go crazy over them. They are even loved by the ones who are not so fond of desserts.
Just make them once, and the folks at your home would keep asking to make them again and again.
Love oreo desserts? Then you would also love to try this oreo mug cake.
These Oreo Truffles
✔ are very addictive and delicious
✔ are easy to make and no-bake
✔ make a wonderful holiday gift
✔ can be made in advance
✔ is perfect for chocolate lovers
✔ can be stored for months
✔ can easily be customized
✔ are a show-stopper
✔ can be made with any chocolate
Ingredients needed for Oreo Truffles
These truffles are made with very basic 3 ingredients, and that’s the great thing about this recipe. Since I have made assorted truffles in two varieties, I have used two types of chocolate, but one would work just great.
The ingredients you’ll need are:
Oreos – This is the main ingredient of this recipe. You will need original (standard) Oreos for making these truffles, so don’t use the flavored or double-stuff Oreos. I used 28 sandwich cookies which made 16 large and about 28 small truffles.
Cream cheese – You can use any of your favorite cream cheese here, just make sure to use the full-fat cream cheese for the rich flavor and perfect texture. You can also use homemade cream cheese for this recipe.
Chocolate – For chocolate shells, you can use chocolate chips, candy melts, melting wafers, or real chocolate bars. I have used white and dark chocolate bars here.
How to Make Oreo Truffles?
Making oreo truffles is simple and doesn’t require lots of preparation. This is how I make oreo truffles recipe in 5 easy steps:
Step 1 - Crush Oreos into fine crumbs using a food processor, or a hand mixer. You can also smash them using a rolling pin in a sealed ziplock bag.
Step 2 - Combine with softened cream cheese until everything is well combined.
Step 3 - Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.
Step 4 - Dip the truffles into melted chocolate and sprinkle with crushed cookies or drizzled with melted chocolate.
Step 5 - Transfer truffles to the refrigerator to set for about 10-12 minutes, or until ready to serve. Done!
For a full step-by-step picture and detailed video recipe, follow the instructions and video recipe shared in the recipe box on this page.
Oreo Truffles stay fresh for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. If you want to store leftovers, then you can also freeze them for up to 3 months.
Toppings - If you don’t want to coat truffles in chocolate then you can either roll them into cocoa. You can also coat them in sprinkles, or coconut flakes.
Nuts - If you like the nutty texture in your truffle, then you can also add your favorite chopped nuts to the cream cheese mixture. Chopped hazelnut and walnuts go well in this recipe.
Cream Cheese substitute - If you don’t want cream cheese in your truffles, then you can definitely make these oreo truffles without cream cheese. Instead of cream cheese add creamy or crunchy peanut butter to this mixture. If overly sweet truffles are not a problem for you then you can also use Nutella or any chocolate hazelnut spread.
Booze - If you are a fan of boozy desserts, then you can always add 1-2 tablespoons of your favorite alcohol to the cookies and cream mixture.
Oreo Truffle pops: To make oreo truffle pops, insert a lollipop stick or a skewer stick into the ball and freeze for at least 3 hours. Then dip the balls into melted chocolate, shake off extra and set aside on a Silpat lined baking pan to dry. When the chocolate is almost dry, add your favorite decoration and let them dry completely.
Candies - You can also add some color texture and flavor to your oreo truffles by adding chopped candies or crushed candy canes.
If you like using Cream cheese in your recipes then you would also love to check out these cream cheese recipes; Cream Cheese Cookies, Braided Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastry, No-Bake Cream Cheese Lemon Mousse.
Pro Tips & Tricks for Making Oreo Truffles
I didn’t add any flavorings to this truffle recipe. If you want you can add some vanilla extract for an extra flavor.
For melting chocolate you can either melt it in a double boiler (bain-marie) or you can also melt it in the microwave.
If you are planning for gifting, then this oreo truffles recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to make a bigger batch of homemade truffles.
If your truffle mixture is sticky and hard to shape, then scoop out the portions on a parchment paper-lined tray and freeze the mixture for 15- 20 minutes. After that, roll them into smooth balls and freeze again until the balls are firm.
Crushing cookies: If you don’t have a food processor, then you can smash cookies in a resealable bag using a rolling pin or a meat hammer. You can also use a hand mixer.
Don’t use the double stuff Oreos, they have too much filling. So your truffles would be overly sweet and won’t have a perfect biting texture.
Ditch the light cream cheese, and use regular full-fat cream cheese for making the best tasting rich truffles.
Make sure to chill and set the truffles before coating them in chocolate, or else the truffles would break apart into the chocolate.
The melted chocolate should be at room temperature before dipping the truffles.
I have dipped truffles in both white and dark chocolate. You can choose any of your favorite chocolate.
Melting chocolate: Sometimes melted chocolate is slightly thick, so you can use vegetable oil to thin it out to a dipping consistency. If your melted chocolate is too thick for coating, then you can add 1-2 teaspoons of neutral vegetable oil to the melted chocolate. Mix vigorously until everything is well combined. You will get a smooth coating.
For a colored chocolate coating, you can add a few drops of your favorite oil-based color to the melted white chocolate, and stir well until you get a uniform color.
If you are sprinkling truffles with cookie crumbs then make sure to sprinkle them immediately with crumbs as the shell will harden quickly and it won’t stick to chocolate.
How to store Oreo Truffles?
Oreo truffles need to be stored in the refrigerator because they have cream cheese. To store, transfer the truffles to an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. They taste good when they are chilled, so you can consume them straight out of the refrigerator. However, if you don’t like chilled truffles, then let them sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours before eating.
Can I Freeze Oreo Truffles?
Yes, these truffles can be frozen. If you want to keep them longer, then transfer them in a freezer-safe container or to a ziplock bag and freeze them for up to 3 months. When you want to eat, simply thaw them at room temperature for up to 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
How to make Oreo Truffles in advance?
Oreo Truffles are a great make-ahead treat and can be made up to 5 days of time and can be stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve! To keep them longer than 5 days, freeze them and let them thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
How to make Peppermint Oreo Truffles?
The Peppermint version of oreo truffles is pretty festive and is made especially during the Christmas holidays. To prepare peppermint-flavored oreo truffles, you just need to add crushed smashed candy canes and peppermint extract before shaping them into balls. To make them look festive you can sprinkle the top with crushed candy canes instead of oreo crumbs.
Oreo Truffles (Step-by-step photo instructions)
For making Oreo Truffles
- Add 28 oreo cookies to a food processor, and crush them into fine crumbs. Alternatively, you can place cookies in a ziplock bag and smash them using a rolling pin or a meat hammer. Transfer 1-2 tbsp crushed cookies to a bowl for topping. This step is completely optional.
- Transfer crushed Oreos to a mixing bowl. Add the room temperature cream cheese to the bowl and mix slightly using a spatula. Now mix using hands until mixture is well combined, it would come together like a slightly sticky dough.
- Scoop mixture out about 1 tbsp at a time and roll into a smooth ball using greased hands. Place it on a parchment or wax paper-lined freezer-safe tray.
- Keep shaping balls until all the mixture is used up. Freeze them for 30 minutes to 1 hour or until they are firm.
- Add white chocolate pieces to a bowl and melt it in a double boiler (bain-marie) or the microwave. Once melted, remove the bowl from the pot. Set it aside and let it cool until it is at room temperature. It should still be liquid at this point.
- Similarly, add dark or milk chocolate pieces to a bowl and melt it in a double boiler (bain-marie) or the microwave. Once melted, remove the bowl from the pot. Set it aside and let it cool until it is at room temperature. It should still be liquid at this point.
- Remove truffles from the freezer and dip each ball in the melted chocolate using a mini skewer or a toothpick. Allow the excess chocolate to run off, then place it on a sheet or parchment paper to set.
- If you want to decorate the truffles with oreo crumbs, immediately sprinkle them with the crumbs, as the shells will harden quickly. Alternatively, you can also drizzle them with melted chocolate using a fork/spoon or a piping bag for a nice finishing touch.
- Dip all the truffles in the chocolate. Once ready, let them set in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before serving. Once set, trim off the extra chocolate for the final touch.
- Delicious Oreo Truffles are ready. You can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.