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My Oreo Ball recipe is a fun, easy treat to make that lets your creativity fly! These are great for gifting and only require a few ingredients to make. I’m going to give you the recipe for my 3 favorite variations of truffles but the possibilities are endless!
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Easy Oreo Balls 3 Ways
You can make oreo cookie balls with any coating really, but these are some of my favorites:
- Plain white chocolate- I recommend using candy melts, almond bark, or Candiquik. You can buy Almond Bark, Candiquik or Ghiradelli Candy Melts at most grocery stores in the baking aisle. Melt them following the package instructions.
- Plain milk chocolate- Use the same technique as the white chocolate.
- Peanut butter white chocolate- For the white chocolate peanut butter coating: melt the white chocolate and once it’s smooth, stir in peanut butter to create a smooth and creamy coating. (Tip: you can also do this with regular chocolate instead of white!)
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Creamy, chocolatey, and a slightly crunchy outside make for a little ball of heaven! Easy to pop in your mouth for a sweet treat on the go.
- To make the inside of the oreo truffle it’s only two ingredients, cream cheese (you can use regular or low-fat) and oreos! After that it’s up to you to decide what ingredients you want for coating and topping.
- Feel free to experiment with other coatings such as chocolate and caramel, butterscotch or even melted candy! You can even make your own new recipes.
Ingredients in Oreo Truffles
- Oreo Cookies – use regular not Double Stuff
- Cream cheese – What makes the delicious creamy inner filling into a dough-like substance. Don’t use low or fat-free cream cheese.
- Candy melts- Use Candiquik, Almond Bark, and/or Ghiradelli Candy Melts, you can find these in any regular grocery store and they work so much better than melted chocolate chips.
- Creamy peanut butter – Don’t use a no-stir peanut butter.
- Garnishes- You can use ingredients such as sprinkles, crushed cookies, or candy to garnish.
How to Make this Oreo Balls Recipe
- Process the filling: Place Oreos and cream cheese in the bowl of a food processo to crush the oreos and cream cheese together. Run the processor until the mixture comes together.
- Prepping truffles: Scoop a tablespoon-sized ball, roll it between your palms, and place it on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat. Chill while you prepare your candy.
- For regular chocolate-covered truffles: Melt chocolate according to package directions. I like to heat mine in 30-60 second increments, stirring between each, until it’s melted and smooth.
- For peanut butter-coated truffles: Melt chocolate according to package directions. Halfway through melting, add the peanut butter to the bowl. Stir often, until smooth. (I heated mine for about 1 1/2 minutes on HIGH, stirring every 30 seconds and adding the peanut butter after 45 seconds.)
- Dipping: you can dip these using any method you usually would while making truffles, fondue, or any other dippable delight, such as an instant pot.
- Decorating: Decorate with sprinkles while they are still wet, or crushed candy, cookies, or anything else your heart desires! Chill until set.
Truffle Dipping Tip
Heat an electric griddle to 200°F and line it with a kitchen towel. Place your bowl of melted candy on the griddle so it stays melted during dipping. Dip each truffle in the candy and tap off the excess. I use a spoon to coat the candy, then I place the truffle on a fork and tap off the dripping candy. Use a toothpick to carefully transfer the truffle from the fork back to the cookie sheet. Repeat with all the truffles. Watch my video on how to dip truffles without crying!
Make sure you decorate your oreo truffle balls right after you dip them when they are still wet. If they happen to dry fast before you have the chance to decorate them, dip them a second time so the toppings will stick.
If you keep oreo balls in the fridge they are good for around 3 weeks! They keep for a long time which makes them perfect for gifting during the holiday season.
Yes, oreo balls should be kept in the fridge in an airtight container. If they are left out at room temperature for too long then the cream cheese inside will start to crumble and the truffles can fall apart.
This could mean that you used a little too much cream cheese or the balls aren’t cold enough. When you roll them with your hands it melts the balls slightly and causes the oils from the cream cheese to seep out. If this happens pop them back in the fridge for a few minutes to make them firm again before coating.
You most definitely freeze oreo truffles, this will keep them nice and firm and allow you to keep them fresh for even longer, around 2 months.
No – just use the whole cookie!
BEST Oreo Truffles Recipe
- 1 14 ounce package Oreo Cookies (about 36 cookies)
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 16 ounces candy melts see note
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter optional, see note
- Sprinkles or additional crushed cookies for garnish
- Place Oreos and cream cheese in the bowl of a food processor. Run the processor until the mixture comes together. This took mine about 1-2 minutes. You do not need to take the cream out of the cookies!
- Scoop 1 tablespoon sized balls, roll them between your palms, and place them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill while you prepare your candy.
- For regular chocolate covered truffles: Melt chocolate according to package directions. I like to heat mine in 30-60 second increments, stirring between each, until it's melted and smooth.
- For peanut butter coated truffles: Melt chocolate according to package directions. Halfway through melting, add the peanut butter to the bowl. Stir often, until smooth. (I heated mine for about 1 1/2 minutes on HIGH, stirring every 30 seconds and adding the peanut butter after 45 seconds.)
- Tip: heat an electric griddle to 200°F and line it with a kitchen towel. Place your bowl of melted candy on the griddle so it stays melted during dipping.
- Dip each truffle in the candy and tap off the excess. I use a spoon to coat the candy, then I place the truffle on a fork and tap off the dripping candy. Use a toothpick to carefully transfer the truffle from the fork back to the cookie sheet. Repeat with all the truffles.
- Second dipping: only needed if you don't like the way the dark truffle looks through the white chocolate. If it’s cool in your house and the truffles have hardened by the time you dip them all, re-dip immediately. If they’re still wet, chill until hardened, then do the second dipping. We’re double dipping because the dark truffle shows through the light coating. The second dip is optional.
- Decorate with sprinkles while still wet. Chill until set.
Oreo Truffles are easy cookie balls made with Oreos and cream cheese – dip in white chocolate, chocolate or even peanut butter! These are the perfect candy recipe for the holidays.
Last Updated on November 6, 2022
Hi Dorothy, I’m confused. You state that low fat cream cheese is okay to use. Further down, you state NOT to use low fat or fat free cream cheese. Is it okay or not okay?
Oh sorry about that – you can use either one, but I recommend goihng with regular fat.
Made them for Christmas. Rave reviews from everyone. We liked them with white chocolate. Excellent recipe. Keeping for next year
It’s been several years since I’ve made chocolate truffles, so thank you for your idea of how to dip with ease. 🙂
Hey Girl, I just wanted to let you know I LOVED YOUR VIDEO!!!! Many times people doing video’s to give instructions draag thinnngs outttt and take FOREVER to give you the information, which makes me cRaZy! You were interesting, informative, to the point without rushing. In other words
“Perfect”! thanks so much : )
Just so you know I also tried the Nutter Butter cookies in a recipe like this and dipped them in chocolate, not much flavor except for the chocolate on the outside. Maybe adding some peanut butter to the crushed cookies would give it a little bit more flavor, cause the recipe said they would taste like peanut butter cups.
Sorry Danielle! To my palate they totally tasted like a reverse PB Cup! 🙂
I love this story. Never underestimate the power of the people. How ridiculous though that they didn’t bat an eyelash until they were getting lots of bad PR! Saying that a recipe is “from Pinterest” is like finding a Disney movie on YouTube and saying it came from YouTube.
YES! Right?? 🙂
Yea, that’s definitely much better than a traditional Oreo truffle. Now make them with Pb oreos too!
And this is why I am a food blogger! An amazing group of people who have each others backs. These truffles look like a reeses and an oreo had a baby. Love them!