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Peppermint Oreo Truffles are the perfect little treat for any Oreo lovers out there!
I have a huge weakness for Oreos, so I adore these truffles. We’re packing in a ton of Oreo flavor, and adding a festive splash of peppermint, taking these truffles over the top and making them the most delightful little package ever.
These super simple Peppermint Oreo Truffles require no baking, which is always a win for me.
They are so simple, anyone can make them. Get your kids involved for a fun weekend baking project. Sure, there will be a little mess – but chocolate mess is definitely the best kind of mess!
I hope you’ll give these Christmas Oreo Truffles a try! You might love it as much as we do.
How to Make Christmas Oreo Truffles
What Kind of Oreos Are Best to Use for Christmas Oreo Truffles?
- Be sure to use regular Oreos and leave the cream filling.
- Do not use double Stuf or Mega Stuf, as there will be too much filling.
- Also, don’t use Oreo thins – then there will be too little filling!
- If you want even MORE peppermint flavor and color, feel free to use Peppermint Oreos.
What Kind of Cream Cheese Should I Use for Oreo Truffles?
- Be sure to use bricks of full-fat cream cheese.
- Do not use cream cheese that comes in a tub, meant for spreading on a bagel.
- It should be fully softened to room temperature.
- Avoid using generic brands which sometimes have a high water content which can prevent the Oreo ball filling from setting up and maintaining its shape.
Don’t Have Cream Cheese?
Check out my Ultimate Truffle Guide with tons of recipe alternatives.
What Type of Extract for Christmas Oreo Truffles?
Use peppermint extract – don’t use mint extract as it will make your Christmas Oreo Truffles taste like toothpaste!
Can I Make This Oreo Truffles Without the Peppermint?
Of course! Just leave out the peppermint extract and the crushed candy canes. You could also use a different extract or a tablespoon of flavored liqueur instead. Top with festive sprinkles or additional Oreo crumbs. You could even experiment with Golden Oreos and a white chocolate coating as well.
Coconut Oil and Baking Chocolate to Coat Peppermint Oreo Truffles
Since coconut oil is solid at room temperature, it helps to create a solid chocolate coating for the Christmas Oreo Truffles, especially when you store them in the fridge. You can use refined coconut oil if you prefer not to have any coconut taste.
If you want to make truffles where the chocolate coating won’t melt at all at room temperature, you’ll need to temper the chocolate. Check out my tutorial on how to temper chocolate here. You can then store the truffles at a cool, dry room temperature for up to 8 hours before you’ll need to move them to the fridge to store, since the filling contains cream cheese.
You could also use candy coating chocolate, but I don’t like the taste of that stuff (it’s not real chocolate).
Using a Spring-Loaded Cookie Scoop for Making Truffles
My cookie scoop is one of my most frequently used kitchen gadgets – and not just for cookies! Using a stainless steel spring-loaded cookie scoop saves you *so much time* in forming perfectly round, evenly-sized truffles. This 1-Tablespoon size is perfect for these Christmas Oreo Truffles.
How to Dip Truffles in Chocolate Neatly
- Firstly, use baking chocolate that you chop up before melting. Most chocolate chips have stabilizers added in to help them maintain that chip shape so they don’t melt down as smoothly. This makes for messy-looking truffles.
- Secondly, keep the chocolate warm. You may need to reheat it if it becomes less pourable halfway through dipping your truffles.
- Keep your Oreo balls cold. Make sure they’re fully chilled before dipping and if you’re making a big batch, keep them in the fridge until just before dipping in chocolate. This will help the chocolate set up more quickly.
- If you want to get really fancy, you can use chocolate dipping tools to make super neat, clean, and professional-looking truffles.
Do You Have to Refrigerate Oreo Truffles?
Because the filling is made from cream cheese and because the chocolate isn’t tempered, these Christmas Oreo Truffles will need to be kept refrigerated until just before serving.
How to Store and Freeze Oreo Truffles
Christmas Oreo Truffles are good for up to 2 weeks in the fridge when stored in an airtight container! Or, store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
More Delicious Truffle Recipes:
- Classic Truffle Recipe
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Whiskey Truffles
- Pumpkin Cookie Butter Truffles
- Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles
- Ultimate Truffle Guide
- 39 (441 grams) regular Oreo cookies, don't remove cream filling
- 8 ounces (227 grams) cream cheese, at room temperature
- 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 16 ounces (454 grams) semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or vegetable oil
- 2 regular-size candy canes, finely crushed
- Place the Oreo cookies in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add the cream cheese and peppermint extract and pulse until the mixture is well combined and smooth.
- Place the cookie balls in the freezer until well chilled, at least 1 hour or up to 1 day.
- Once the balls are chilled, combine the chopped chocolate and oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring between bursts, until just melted and smooth. Do not overheat.
- Drop each cookie ball into melted chocolate, coating evenly. Remove with a fork, gently tapping off excess chocolate. Place back on cookie sheet and immediately sprinkle with the crushed candy canes. Repeat with the remaining balls. Reheat the chocolate as needed so it remains pourable.
- Refrigerate until set before serving. Store the truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 15 days.
This post was originally published in 2011 and has since been updated with recipe improvements and new photos. Photos by Ashley McLaughlin.
December 2019 Baking Challenge
This recipe was the selection for December’s baking challenge! Learn more about my monthly baking challenges here. Check out the truffle entries that were submitted below: