Best Peppermint Oreo Balls

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These peppermint Oreo balls are the perfect holiday treat in more ways than one.

They have they perfect balance of flavors from the cream cheese, the crushed Oreos and the peppermint candy canes, and are coated in a delicious chocolate coating.

If you have been looking for a holiday recipe beyond the classic peppermint bark that is not just fun to make, but requires low effort too, this one is a great one you can try out!

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What I Love About This Recipe

I’m always down for easy recipes that require minimal prep and cooking time, and one of the best things about this recipe, in my opinion, is the fact that it is actually a no bake recipe.

They’re super easy to put together, and are perfect for holiday season. My entire family loves these delicious bite sized treats, and we enjoy them at Christmas eve and even save some for later.

The flavors are just perfect, and are similar to Oreo cookie balls, but in a much better format.

Peppermint Oreo Balls Cooking Time

  • Makes around 30 truffles
  • Prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for the Peppermint Oreo Truffles

You’ll need just 5 simple ingredients to make the peppermint Oreo balls.

Best Peppermint Oreo Balls ingredients
  • Oreo Cookies (Crushed): Form the decadent, chocolaty base of these balls, offering a rich taste and a crumbly texture.
  • Cream Cheese (Softened): Helps bind the Oreo crumbs together, creating a smooth, creamy texture and adding a tangy flavor that balances the sweetness.
  • Peppermint Extract: Imparts a refreshing, minty flavor that pairs beautifully with the chocolate, making these balls taste like holiday in a bite.
  • White Chocolate Chips: Provide a sweet, creamy coating that contrasts with the crunchy Oreo base and enhances the overall flavor.
  • Peppermint Candy (Crushed): Adds an extra minty kick and a festive crunch, making these balls even more irresistible.

How to Make the Peppermint Oreo Truffles?

Got your ingredients ready? Here’s what you’ll need to do to make the peppermint Oreo truffles.

Step 1: Prepare the Truffle Filling

Stir together the regular Oreo cookies, cream cheese, and peppermint extract. Use a ice cream scoop to form the mixture into balls.

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Step 2: Chill the Balls in the Refrigerator

Place the balls in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour.

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Step 3: Dip Balls in Melted Chocolate

When the balls have hardened, dip each ball in melted chocolate and transfer to a piece of parchment paper.

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Step 4: Top With Crushed Candy Canes

Sprinkle crushed peppermint candy on each of the balls.

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Step 5: Chill and Harden

Allow the chocolate to cool and harden before serving.

Tips to Make the Peppermint Oreo Balls

While making these peppermint Oreo balls is super easy, you might want to note down these little tips and tricks too.

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  • I have used white chocolate chips as the coating for the truffles, but if you don’t have those, you can use white candy melts or vanilla almond bark too.
  • If you want to go a step further beyond the regular Oreos and get some more peppermint flavor to these truffles, you can choose to use peppermint Oreos or mint Oreos for the Oreo mixture.
  • I like to melt the almond bark or the candy canes in a double boiler.
  • While you can always transfer the Oreos in a Ziploc bag and crush them using a rolling pin, I like to go the easy way, and just dump them all in a food processor and blitz them. Using a food processor is better in my opinion, because it gets the Oreos into the perfect fine crumbs.
  • If you use a food processor to crush Oreos and turn them into cookie crumbs, you’ll need to make sure you don’t process it too much, or they’ll end up turning into fine powder.
  • Remember to use softened cream cheese while making these Oreo truffles. This will help you shape the truffle balls easily.
  • If the chocolate coating your Oreo cookie balls hasn’t turned into a nice shell, you can add a bit of coconut oil to the melted chocolate.
  • If you want to make these Oreo cookie balls quicker, you can pop them in the freezer until they are solid, then coat them in the melted chocolate, and then freeze them again.
  • You can also bring in some variation and use a mix of white chocolate and dark chocolate or regular milk chocolate to coat the Oreo balls.

How Do I Store the Leftover Truffles?

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If you want to store truffles for later, you can allow them to chill in the refrigerator for a few hours and then transfer them to an airtight container lined with wax paper, a cookie sheet or a baking sheet.

Doing this will help keep the truffles from sticking to each other. These can then be refrigerated for 2-7 days, if not more.

Remember that these peppermint Oreo balls cannot stay at room temp for too long.

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What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries: Elegant and fruity, the sweetness complements the peppermint kick.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: A classic pairing, the cold and creamy texture balances the rich Oreo balls.
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars: Double down on minty goodness for a decadent dessert duo.
  • Fresh Fruit Skewers: Light and refreshing, a colorful mix adds a delightful contrast.
  • Cocoa-Dusted Almonds: Nutty and slightly bitter, they enhance the chocolatey flavor.
  • Whipped Cream Puffs: Fluffy clouds of creaminess elevate the Oreo balls to a heavenly level.
  • Lemon Sorbet: A tangy palate cleanser that refreshes after each indulgent bite.
  • Gourmet Popcorn Mix: Sweet and savory popcorn varieties add a fun and crunchy element to the dessert spread.
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Best Peppermint Oreo Balls

Yield: 30
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 16-ounce package Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peppermint candy, crushed

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Truffle Filling

Stir together the regular Oreo cookies, cream cheese, and peppermint extract. Use a ice cream scoop to form the mixture into balls.

Step 2: Chill the Balls in the Refrigerator

Place the balls in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour.

Step 3: Dip Balls in Melted Chocolate

When the balls have hardened, dip each ball in melted chocolate and transfer to a piece of parchment paper.

Step 4: Top with Crushed Candy Canes

Sprinkle crushed peppermint candy on each of the balls.

Step 5: Chill and Harden

Allow the chocolate to cool and harden before serving

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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More Sweet Treat Recipes

If you enjoyed making these Oreo truffles, and are inspired to try out some more sweet treat recipes, here are a few good ones you might want to take a look at. You could also make this fun Peppermint Minnie Mouse craft to make along side this truffles.

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