Oreo truffles, also known as Oreo balls, are one of the easiest desserts you can make. They are super simple, quick to make, and only require 4 ingredients to come together.
People are always so surprised to learn how simple it is to make these Oreo truffles. The delicate little balls of goodness come together by mashing up Oreos with cream cheese. They are then covered in chocolate and chilled. They are seriously that easy to make.
What I love most about this dessert — besides the simplicity — is that they can be customized for any occasion. This year, I chose to make them Valentine's Day-themed to celebrate all of the love. They are a great treat for Valentine's Day because they are like a classic box of chocolates, only better.
Oreo Truffle Recipe
When making the Oreo balls, you can choose whatever kind of Oreo you want. This recipe uses Golden and the classic chocolate flavors, but feel free to get creative and choose one of the outrageous Oreo flavors to switch up the recipe.
If you have never made a truffle before, don't worry, as this recipe makes it super simple. The trick to getting the Oreo truffles super smooth is to be patient with the chilling time. Chill the Oreos for about 15 minutes after they are formed into balls. This will let the chocolate coating go on super velvety.
Why I Love This Recipe
- Simple and Easy - Have I mentioned how easy this recipe is to make? Even if you are super skilled in the kitchen, you can make these in a snap.
- High Level - The truffles look like they came straight from a high-end chocolate shop. They are almost too pretty to eat.
- Versatile - You can switch up the flavor of Oreos and the type of chocolate that you use to make any flavor combination.
Ingredients Needed For Oreo Truffles
See below for all the details on what you'll need to make the full recipe.
- Oreos - Any type of Oreo will do.
- Chocolate - Both chocolate melts and chocolate chips are good to use.
- Cream Cheese - Use the block cream cheese at room temperature.
- Coconut Oil - Hardens and makes the shiny shell for the truffle.
How To Make Oreo Truffles
- Prepare. Prepare a baking sheet that will fit in your refrigerator with a sheet of parchment paper. Set to the side.
- Crush the Oreos. Crush the Oreos in a food processor or in a bag, hitting them with a rolling pin. They should have a sandy texture when ready.
- Add the cream cheese. Using the food processor or a mixer, combine the cream cheese with the crushed Oreos. Mix until they look like a paste.
- Make the balls. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out even-sized balls of the Oreo mixture. Place the balls on the parchment sheet and chill for 15-20 minutes, until the balls are firm.
- Melt the chocolate. While the balls are cooling, melt the chocolate in increments according to the package with the coconut oil.
- Dip the truffles. Using a fork, place the truffle on the edge and dip the ball into the chocolate mixture. Place the truffle back on the parchment and continue until all of the truffles are covered with chocolate.
- Chill. Place the truffles back in the fridge and allow them to chill for at least one hour.
Make-Ahead and Storage
The Oreo truffles can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge until you are ready to eat them. Since they have a chocolate shell, they store very well. The Oreo truffles can also be kept in the freezer in an airtight container for 2-3 months.
Tips and Variations
- Decorations - If you want to top the chocolate with toppings, do it as the truffles are chilling on the parchment before they go back into the fridge to chill. Add crushed Oreos, sprinkles, or a different color chocolate drizzle.
- Flavors Galore - Make mint truffles with mint Oreos, funfetti with birthday cake Oreos, or double chocolate with chocolate frosted Oreos.
- Be patient - Don't rush the chilling process when the Oreos are chilling before they are covered in chocolate. This will help the chocolate spread out smoothly and evenly.
Stick with regular Oreos when making the Oreo truffles. Double stuffed Oreo have too much cream, making the filling overly creamy.
Yes, you can leave the truffles out of the fridge for about 3 days. They might get a little soft, but it is the same as leaving chocolate out on the counter.
Yes! Coconut oil is the secret weapon here. It is what makes the shiny, hard shell of the chocolate.
Oreo Truffles (Oreo Balls)
- 36 Oreos, flavor of your choice
- 8 oz full fat brick of cream cheese, room temperature
- 12 oz chocolate, chopped and melted
- ½ tsp coconut oil
- Prepare a sheet pan that will fit in the fridge with parchment and set to the side.
- Crush the Oreos using a food processor. If you don't have a food processor, place the Oreos in a bag and crush them using a rolling pin. Crush the Oreos until they have a sandy texture.
- Mix in the cream cheese to the Oreo mixture. If you are not using a food processor, mix the Oreos and cream cheese using a hand or stand mixer.
- Scoop the Oreo mixture into balls. Place the balls on the parchmetn paper and chill in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
- While the Oreo balls are chilling, melt the chocolate with the coconut oil. Melt the chocolate in incriments according to the direction in the package you are using.
- When the chocolate is melted, take the Oreo balls and dip them into the melted chocolate mixture, covering all sides. Use a fork and place the balls on the edge of the fork to make it easy to reach all of the sides of the ball. If using toppings, add them before placing the balls in the fridge.
- Let the covered truffles chill in the fridge for up to one hour. Don't rush this process as it will set both the chocolate and the Oreo filling