Okay, I’ll admit it: I’m not a huge fan of Oreos. I would never eat them on their own and I only buy them because the kids love them. But my niece Nicolette makes these Oreo Truffles that are simply irresistible. No really, I can’t resist eating them when she makes them!
Last year, I shared a recipe for Amaretto Truffles that are a perfect gift to make for teachers, neighbors, and friends. Take them to a potluck and they’ll be gone in no time. And while they are easy to make, they still take some time.
These Oreo Truffles are another story. They are almost too easy to make! There are only two ingredients to them, and take about 10 minutes to throw together. Just like those Amaretto Truffles, you can make them for holiday gifts or take them to a get together. Either way they will be gone and people will be begging for the recipe.
These Oreo Truffles may not look pretty, but they taste amazing.
- 1 package Oreo cookies
- 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
- Crush the Oreo cookies in the blender until all are well crushed. No blender? You can put them all in a large Ziploc plastic bag and smash them until smooth. Just make sure not to leave any air in the bag or you'll have cookie crumbs everywhere!
- Mix the cream cheese and Oreo crumbs until well blended.
- Form about 1-inch balls and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Place them in the freezer for about an hour or until firm.
Make these truffles even more chocolatey by taking 3 3.5-oz Hershey's bars and melt the chocolate bars in the microwave-safe container on half the power. Start with one minutes (on half the power) and mix. Heat for an additional 30 seconds until all melted.
Dip the cold Oreo balls in the melted chocolate and place back on the parchment paper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
You may have seen similar recipes that also include dipping the balls in melted chocolate after they have been frozen. This is an extra step that doesn’t need to happen! These Oreo Truffles are already so chocolatey that there’s no reason for more. Unless you love chocolate. Then feel free to add more by following the additional steps noted on the recipe.
Looking for more holiday goodies to make and share?
Dessert Coffee (made with Kahlua, Amaretto, and chocolate…yum!)
Cream Cheese Mints (they taste just like Hickory Farms’ Meltaway Mints!)
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Has your family read the Christmas-based story The Sparkle Box? It’s a must read – it’s all about the gift of giving.
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