Sometimes called oreo truffles, these oreo balls are rich, decadent, and use only 3 ingredients!
These oreo balls (sometimes called oreo truffles) are amazing. There’s really no other way to describe them. A soft, rich, fudgy center surrounded by a thin chocolate coating – this is one Christmas cookie tradition we can’t do without.
They’re so simple to make, which is an added bonus. Believe it or not, they only take 3 ingredients! And there is absolutely no baking. You can not get an easier Christmas cookie.
To make them you crush a package of oreos in a food processor, mix with a softened block of cream cheese, roll into balls, and dip into melted chocolate. And that’s it! You have then produced the most wonderfully rich, chocolatey cookie you’ll ever taste.
We prefer them dipped in white chocolate, but other people prefer milk chocolate. I tend to just make half and half so everyone is happy! (You can also make them with mint oreos and dip them in green candy melts – so good!!)
If you haven’t tried these oreo truffles yet, you are missing out. They are a family favorite and one that we make every year for Christmas. Enjoy!!
Yield: Makes 48
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
1 package oreos
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
16 oz candy melts (or substitute white chocolate or milk chocolate)
- Crush oreos in food processor. Combine crushed oreos and softened cream cheese in a large bowl. (Your hands work best for this). Roll into 1-inch balls.
- Melt candy melts in a double boiler. (You could also melt the chocolate in the microwave on 50% power or in the oven on warm).
- Using a toothpick, dip the oreo balls into the chocolate, letting the excess chocolate drip off. Set the oreo balls on waxed paper to cool. Store in the refrigerator.
1. To make mint oreo balls, use the mint creme oreos and green candy melts
2. Don't use double stuffed oreos because they tend to make the oreo balls too soft. If you do use double stuffed oreos (such as the mint creme ones), you can refrigerate the balls to make them easier to dip in the chocolate.
3. To make the chocolate drizzles to make them look nice, melt a contrasting color of chocolate. Dip your spoon in the melted chocolate, let most of it run off, and then kind of shake it over top of the oreo balls.
from my mom