These easy oreo truffles are a tried and true dessert perfect for any and all occasions. This recipe requires only a handful of simple ingredients and is very easy to assemble. You can't go wrong with Oreo cookie crumbs rolled in cream cheese and dipped in chocolate!
how to make Oreo truffles from scratch
One thing you'll love about these easy oreo truffles is just that - they're easy! To make oreo truffles you'll need 3 ingredients; oreo's, a block of cream cheese, and chocolate for dipping. All you need to do is follow these easy steps to make delicious oreo truffles from scratch:
- Put oreo cookies into a food processor and pulse them into they're fine crumbs. If you don't have a food processor, no problem! You can also put the oreos into a large plastic food storage bag and use a rolling pin or kitchen mallet to crush them into crumbs. Pour the crumbs into a large mixing bowl.
- Take the block of cream cheese and put it into the bowl with the cookie crumbs. Now this is where things can get a little messy but it's easy. Use you hands to combine the cream cheese and cookie crumbs together into a compact mass. Be patient with this step, it takes a few minutes of working the cream cheese and oreo crumbs together but they will come together.
- Next is to scoop and roll the cream cheese/oreo mixture into little truffles. I like to use a ½ tbsp measuring spoon to make the perfect little portion. Scoop out a little but of the mixture using the tablespoon, roll it betweent your hands to make a ball and place them on a linged baking sheet. Repeat this until you have all the truffles rolled out on the baking sheet. Cover the truffles with plastic wrap and place in the freezer to chill for 30 minutes to firm up slightly.
- Once the truffles are firm it's time to dip them in chocolate. You can use any type of chocolate you like; semi sweet, dark chocolate, white chocolate, use whatever kind you like. Make sure the chocolate is melted completely and has a smooth texture. I elaborate more on melting chocolate below. Dip the oreo balls into the chocolate using a fork or a dipping tool, and place them back on the baking sheet to set. While the chocolate is still wet, garnish with sprinkles or cookie crumbs if desired. Stick the oreo truffles in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes to completely set. Once the truffles have set, they're ready to serve!
how to properly melt chocolate for dipping truffles
Like I mentioned before, you can use any type of chocolate you'd like for these truffles. I have had the most success with bars of baker's chocolate, candy melts, or this chocolate candy coating I found at Target. I'm a big fan of the candy coating because it comes in a microwavable tray, melts very easily and doesn't require extra dishes. It makes dipping truffles and desserts super easy.
If you end up using baker's chocolate or candy melts, you'll want to make sure to use a microwave safe, glass bowl to properly melt them down. What I have found to work best is to place the candy melts of chopped baker's chocolate into a bowl and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Take the bowl out of the microwave and stir the chocolate around so it starts to melt. Return the bowl to the microwave and heat for 30 more seconds. Remove the bowl of chocolate and repeat this process until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. With that in mind, be careful not to burn the chocolate. If the chocolate burns and seizes, it can be tricky to fix.
what is the easiest way to dip truffle in chocolate?
Honestly, I like to use a fork. Just scoop up and individual truffle with a fork, put it in the melted chocolate, roll it around so it's completely covered and scoop it back up and allow the extra chocolate to drip off the truffle. Gently return the truffle to the baking sheet or plate you want it to set on and that's it. Easy peasy. If you want to get a little fancy with it, this dipping tool is inexpensive and a great little gadget to dipping truffles in chocolate.
can i freeze oreo truffles?
Absolutely. This recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer in a freezer safe container until your ready to serve them. Simple make the truffles and dip them in chocolate, place them in an airtight container and store them in the freezer. Oreo truffles should stay fresh in the freezer for up to a month. When you want to serve them, place them in the refrigerator for a few hours to thaw.
- 1 standard size package of Oreo cookies any variation you like
- 1 8 oz block of cream cheese
- 12 oz 3 bars Baker's chocolate
- Using a food processor or zip lock bag and kitchen mallet, crush Oreos (use entire package) until they are fine crumbs. Place the Oreo crumbs into a large mixing bowl. Add the block of cream cheese in the mixing bowl and combine the crumbs and cream cheese together using your hands. Mash/mix Oreos and cream cheese together until you have a big compact oreo/cream cheese ball with very little cream cheese showing. Scoop out little 1 inch balls with your hands and roll them around making sure they are smooth and round. Place Oreo balls onto a plate or baking sheet and allow them to chill is the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Once Oreo balls are chilled you can melt your chocolate either using the microwave or double broiler method. Dip Oreo balls into the melted chocolate and use a fork to scoop them out and let the excess chocolate drip off. Place truffles on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If you want to decorate your truffles with sprinkles or Oreo crumbs add those while the chocolate is still wet. Return truffles back to the refrigerator to set for another 15-20 minutes. Once they are dry they are ready to serve.
- *I made two servings of this recipe which result in about 50 truffles. I used one package of golden Oreos and one package of regular Oreos, so I used 3 semi sweet chocolate baking bars and 3 white chocolate. If you are just using one package of Oreos you will only need 3 baking bars and will yield about 25 truffles.
- *Prep time above includes crushing oreos, mixing them with cream cheese, freezing, covering them in chocolate, and letting them dry completely.