Looking for a quick, 4-ingredient treat to bring to your next party? Try these Easy Oreo Truffles! They’re a classic and are so easy to decorate any way you want.
Oreo Truffles are a favorite holiday treat all across the United States. And it’s little wonder. They only require a few ingredients, you don’t have to bake them and you can decorate them however you want. Really, it’s surprising we don’t make these all the time. Let’s change that, shall we?
What ingredients do you need?
Are you ready for this? Oreo Truffles call for – Oreos. Who would have thought?! Really, all you need is Oreos and cream cheese to make the truffles themselves. We used traditional Oreos but you can always change things up by simply swapping in different flavors of Oreos. That’s the beauty of this recipe. All you have to do to get the ball rolling (haha, get it?) is crush the Oreos and mix the crumbs up with cream cheese. Then roll ’em and chill them while you prep the toppings.
What toppings should I use?
We give instructions for coating your Oreo Truffles in dark or white chocolate then adding a fancy little drizzle of the opposite chocolate then garnishing them with cookie crumbs. You can change up the colors by using other colored melting wafers or using food dye in the white chocolate to create your own colors for whatever event (or holiday) you’re bringing them to!
We also show you how to dip them in powdered sugar instead in this original truffle recipe on our sister site Cook the Story if you want to skip melting chocolate all together.
How do I dip the truffles into the chocolate without making a huge mess?
Yeah. Visions of melted chocolate everywhere when it comes to trying to cover a chocolatey ball in in more chocolate, am I right? Here’s the technique I use to cut the mess. I set the truffle on on the prongs of a fork and hold it over the bowl of melted chocolate. Then I use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over top of the truffle! This technique is a little awkward for the first couple truffles but then it should get much easier.
Doing it this way ensures you don’t get chocolate all over, you don’t waste the chocolate and you don’t get any crumbs in the chocolate itself because that would totally mess up the smooth finish on your truffles.
As soon as you dip them make sure you add any garnishes you want to stick to them – like cookie crumbs like we use, sprinkles, etc. The chocolate needs to be soft enough for them to stick then harden on.
What’s the best way to store Oreo Truffles?
You will want to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator so the cream cheese doesn’t spoil. They can also be frozen for up to 4 months. Just be sure to take them out a few hours before serving to thaw the middle. It is also helpful to know that chocolate sometimes sweats when it’s been taken from the freezer or refrigerator so if you want to avoid that you can always freeze them then cover in chocolate and decorate them shortly before you want to use them.Print
1 (8 oz.) bar cream cheese, room temperature
1 package oreos, 36 cookies
10 oz. white chocolate baking melts
10 oz. dark chocolate baking melts
- Use a food processor, blender, or your hands to crush Oreos to a fine powder. Reserve ½ cup of powder.
- Mix remaining Oreo powder with cream cheese until combined well.
- Use a one tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop mixture and roll into balls. Place on wax paper and freeze 30 minutes – 1 hour.
- Melt chocolate baking melts in separate bowls according to their directions.
- Take a few truffles out of the freezer at a time. Place a ball on the prongs of a fork and spoon melted chocolate over the truffles. I recommend holding it over the chocolate to reserve all leftover chocolate. Place finished truffles on wax paper. Drizzle with remaining melted chocolate and reserved Oreo powder.
- Serve or refrigerate and serve later.
This post originally appeared in December 2019 and was revised and republished in November 2020.