Delicious and easy Oreo truffles that only require 4 ingredients: Oreo cookies, cream cheese, candy coating, and sprinkles. Perfect for holidays and gifting!
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Table of Contents
- About Oreo Truffles
- Why are chocolate truffles called “truffles”?
- What’s in chocolate Oreo truffles?
- How to store Oreo truffles
- How long do Oreo truffles last?
- Can you freeze truffles?
- What type of candy melts should you use?
- Notes & tips for Oreo truffle balls
- More fun truffle recipes
- Other delicious chocolate recipes
- How to make Oreo cream cheese truffles
- Recipe Details
About Oreo Truffles
Truffles are the ideal grab-one-and-go, giftable treats that can come in all sort of flavors, but nothing beats the simple Oreo truffle.
Because really, who doesn’t want all the chocolate and cream glory of an Oreo that’s coated in chocolate and decorated with sprinkles?
Why are chocolate truffles called “truffles”?
Chocolate truffles as we know them (round chocolate candy with some sort of coating) originated in France in 1895. And at the time, the creators of this confection seemed to feel that this new treat resembled a truffle, which is a type of mushroom. Truffle mushrooms are dark brown, round, and have a textured surface – which does, in fact, look a lot like a candy truffle coated in sprinkles.
What’s in chocolate Oreo truffles?
To whip up a batch of these chocolate truffles, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Oreos – The star of the show! Classic chocolate Oreos were used for this recipe, but feel free to experiment with all the different types and flavors.
- Cream cheese – Used for texture and to help bind the crumbled Oreos together to form the smooth filling that truffles are known for.
- Candy melts – For coating the truffles in a smooth chocolate candy finish.
- Sprinkles – Totally optional but adds fun decoration.
How to store Oreo truffles
Truffles should be stored in a sealable container until ready to eat. For best results, storing them in the refrigerator will help them last longer and keep their shape.
If you used different coatings, I’d recommend storing each one in a separate container OR using wax paper to separate the different coatings.
How long do Oreo truffles last?
When stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator, these truffles should last for up to two weeks.
Can you freeze truffles?
Yes, you totally can!
When stored in a sealed container or freezer bag, these truffles should remain good for up to six months.
What type of candy melts should you use?
Candy melts (also called melting wafters) are pretty common – you can find them in the baking supply area, and they’re small, flat disks, typically sold by the bag – but I do think there are significant differences in quality depending on the brand of candy melts you buy.
Wilton is by far the most common brand of candy melt, and they are sold in a variety of colors. This makes them a popular pick, since you can buy the exact color you need and can get right to crafting your creepy treats. Wilton is simple and easy.
However, I’ve not been impressed with the quality of Wilton candy melts. Their candy melts cool fast, which means it becomes thick and harder to use long before you may be done using it. It needs to be reheated more and the quality of the melts gets a little more “iffy” each time.
Given the above, I would highly recommend picking up Ghirardelli brand candy melts. You could also use their bar chocolate or chocolate chips. These are my favorite candy melts to work with due to the superior quality and taste.
Notes & tips for Oreo truffle balls
- To mix these ingredients, it’s highly recommended you use a food processor.
More fun truffle recipes
Other delicious chocolate recipes
How to make Oreo cream cheese truffles
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 1 – Using a food processor, pulse the Oreo cookies until they’re nice and crumbly.
Step 2 – Toss the cream cheese into the food processor, then mix until combined.
Step 3 – Transfer the Oreo mixture to a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, then chill it until it’s easy to handle and form into shapes.
Step 4 – Before you begin, make sure you have lots of wet cloths or paper towels nearby, because this next part can be messy. Also have another baking sheet or plate handy that you can place the rolled truffles on. When ready, bring the Oreo mixture out and place it on your workspace. Using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, scrape out about one tablespoon worth of Oreo mixture (or whatever size you’d like your truffles to be) and place it in your hands. Roll it into a ball, then place the finished ball on the nearby baking sheet. Wipe your hands and then repeat this step until all of the Oreo mixture has been rolled into truffles.
Step 5 – Place the rolled truffles back in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
Step 6 – Melt the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl until nice and smooth.
Step 7 – Using a spiral dipping tool (or just a fork) dip the truffles into the candy mixture, coating them, then place them back on the baking sheet. Decorate with festive sprinkles or candy while the coating is still wet.
Step 8 – Let coating set for at least 30 minutes, then enjoy!
- Using a food processor, add Oreo cookies. Pulse until cookies become a fine crumble.18 Oreos
- Add cream cheese to food processor and pulse until combined.4 ounces cream cheese
- Transfer Oreo mixture to a bowl, then wrap the bowl with a piece of plastic wrap. Transfer bowl to the refrigerator and chill until mixture is easy to scoop and can hold a shape, anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour.
- When ready to work, prepare your work area by having a baking sheet or plate lined with parchment paper nearby for the rolled truffles. Have plenty of wet cloths or paper towels handy for cleanup. Bring Oreo truffle mixture out from the freezer, then use a spoon (or cookie scoop or ice cream scoop) to scrape out about 1 tablespoon of dough. Roll the mixture between your hands to form a ball, then place the finished ball on the nearby baking sheet. Repeat this step until all the mixture has been used.
- Transfer rolled truffles to the freezer and allow to chill for 30 minutes.
- When ready to decorate, add candy melts to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until candy is smooth. Also place your chosen toppings (sprinkles, chopped nuts, cocoa powder, etc) into small bowls.8 ounces candy melts
- Remove truffles from freezer. Drop 1 truffle in the melted candy and use a fork (or spiral dipping tool) to gently toss and coat. Lift truffle out of candy and gently shake to remove excess candy, then return truffle to the parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Repeat this setup until all truffles are coated. If desired, sprinkle the tops of truffles with festive sprinkles while candy is still wet.sprinkles, chopped nuts, cocoa powder, etc
- Let truffles set for 30 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.