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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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oreo truffles mixed in a white bowl
Table of Contents
  1. Easy Oreo Balls 3 Ways
  2. Ingredients in Oreo Truffles
  3. How to Make this Oreo Balls Recipe
  4. Coating and Topping Options
  5. Decorating Tips
  6. BEST Oreo Truffles Recipe Recipe

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

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

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.)
  5. 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.
  6.  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!

oreo truffles laid out on a pan

Coating and Topping Options

This recipe for oreo cream cheese balls is so great because you can get really creative with it, there are endless flavor combinations and possibilities. Some other great oreo ball variations I love are

Feel free to go buck wild with the toppings! I’m talking crushed candy canes, crushed oreos, finely chopped nuts, cookie crumbs, mini M&M’s, or whatever you can think of that would result in a delicious oreo ball recipe.

Decorating Tips

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. 

half of a oreo truffle on top of stacked oreo

FAQs

How many days are Oreo balls good for?

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. 

Do oreo balls have to be refrigerated?

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. 

Why are my oreo balls oily?

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.

Can you freeze oreo truffles?

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. 

Do I have to remove the filling from the oreos?

No – just use the whole cookie!

oreo truffles mixed in a white bowl

BEST Oreo Truffles Recipe

4.86 from 7 votes
Oreo Truffles are the perfect easy no bake recipe with just 3 ingredients! You can coat these in chocolate, white chocolate, or peanut butter chocolate! This is the perfect candy recipe for the holidays.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Dipping & Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield 36 Truffles
Serving Size 1 truffle

Ingredients
 

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Candy Melts: use melts that you find in the baking aisle (not chocolate chips) for best results. Usually you can find Candiquik, Almond Bark, and/or Ghiradelli Candy Melts in the regular grocery store.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1truffle | Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword candy, oreos

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

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  1. I’m so happy that it worked out! I know I always take it personally when my pictures or recipes are used without credit. I guess they don’t realize how hard bloggers work on them! Anyway, these truffles look wonderful though (and addicting)!

  2. Ok, seriously that is awesome! Well, first off that you were featured in women’s magazine and then again on a news segment. Glad that they realized that they were wrong and finally credited you, seriously what’s wrong with people these days. {but woot woot for blogger power} 🙂

    These look amazing and incredibly addictive. I think I would have some issues putting them down!

  3. I have to go buy Women’s World! You are soooo talented, in baking, writing and photography, and congrats for protecting your ownership of your work! You are getting to be famous. So looking forward to your cookbook! Our church is having a bake sale this weekend, and I am contributing your Maple Walnut Truffles (with full credit to you on the label, “recipe available on “Crazy for Crust”).

  4. Big fan of Women’s World — because they feature YOU! 🙂 Love your recipes. How unprofessional of that channel. As though they couldn’t have re-clicked to get to the originator of the website. I always click through when I pin stuff because I think recipe roundups aren’t fair. I find the originator and THEN I pin. You guys deserve your just desserts, right (little stupid pun there)? I can’t believe when you called them out, they were like, “neener.” Really unprofessional, glad you got it resolved. Take care and keep up the wonderful, fun work.

  5. Ohmygoodness Dorothy! For starters, CONGRATULATIONS on both of your features! That’s super exciting. You really deserve the publicity, and hopefully you gained lots of new readers from it! Secondly, I’m so proud of you for contacting the TV station. You deserved better treatment than they initially gave you, and it takes guts and courage to reach out and ask for the link you deserved as a blogger. GO YOU! And thirdly… Oreos + PB + truffles? I am SO glad we don’t live any closer right now because I would’ve pounded down your door asking for the entire batch, which I would’ve eaten by myself in one sitting. No shame. 😉

  6. You’re the bomb freaking diggity!! Serves that idiot right for hanging up on you!! Love that you gave Oreo Truffles new life with the peanut butter coating!! Cheers to a fabulous week XO

  7. Oh my gosh, I never would have thought to mix Candiquik with Peanut Butter! So cool. This post had my emotions all over the place. First I was so excited to hear you got published in Women’s World and then I was so angry to hear about that news station. I am glad to know that in the end, you got properly credited, but I can’t even believe that they used Pinterest as the excuse! Do they just think these images appear? Shame on them.

  8. Dare to eat one? Not accepted. Because I would fail! 🙂 PB white chocolate is pure brilliance. Love these, Dorothy! And your photos are gorgeous!

  9. First, congrats on the Woman’s World! That’s amazing. Second, I cannot believe that a news website was so unprofessional! They should know better. The fact that they said “well it’s a pinterest recipe!!” makes me angry. I’m glad you finally got credit! Third, these photos are gorgeous! So are the truffles- I can never get mine to look that perfect.