Mint Oreo Truffles

Only 3 ingredients needed to make these mint chocolate truffles. They taste like chocolate-covered Oreo cheesecakes!

Only 3 ingredients needed to make these mint chocolate truffles. They taste like chocolate-covered Oreo cheesecakes!

Today I’m sharing the minty version of my favorite Golden Oreo Truffles. I’m sharing these truffles again because I have a few new tips and tricks for you to make them.

Have you ever had Oreo truffles before? If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile now, you are certainly familiar with these no-bake treats. They’re nothing new, nothing revolutionary, but my god… these simple Oreo truffles are so dang good!

Only 3 ingredients needed to make these mint chocolate truffles. They taste like chocolate-covered Oreo cheesecakes!

I like to make these minty Oreo treats in the colder months because (1) they are perfect for the holidays, springtime, St. Patty’s Day, and Easter. And (2) because the chocolate won’t melt in .5 seconds all over my fingers and then on my clothes. Yum, yes. Neat, no.

I made a batch this past weekend and brought them along with me to my book release celebrations. Since this recipe makes a ton, Kevin took the leftovers to his friends the next day. Our friends’ reactions were hilarious:

“Oh my god.”

“This is made from Oreos?!?!”

“I’m going to be fat but it’s so worth it.”

“Can you marry me instead?”

So um, if you have an hour to spare – use it to make these mint chocolate treats! One bite of their Oreo cheesecake-like texture/taste and you’ll be sold.

3 Ingredient Mint Oreo Truffles. A simple no-bake recipe favorite!

I have a couple step-by-step photos for you today. Though the recipe is quite simple, I figure it’s easier for you to just see what everything is supposed to look like as you are working your way through the directions in the recipe below.

First, start with 1 package of Cool Mint Creme Oreos. This particular flavor is common and I always spot it on the shelves next to the other flavors. You may use regular or Double Stuf Cool Mint Creme Oreos here. I’ve tried the truffles with both.

Pulse the Oreos into crumbs. The entire Oreo – the cookie and the cream center.

How to Make Oreo Truffles. Step-by-step photos on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Pulse until there are no more huge chunks. Fine crumbs, like what is pictured above. ↑

Beat the crumbs with 8 ounces of softened cream cheese in a large bowl. I’ve used light cream cheese before without any problem. Next, roll into balls. I usually do about 1.5 Tablespoons of Oreo/cream cheese mixture per truffle. The mixture is very wet, but you’ll still be able to roll into balls. Place the balls on a plate and freeze. Um, please ignore my fancy paper plate.

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Why am I freezing the truffles? Great question. You want the truffles cold and solid as you dip them into chocolate. If they are room temperature or still soft, they will fall apart in your hot melted chocolate. I always freeze them for at least 30 minutes. Then, I work with one truffle at a time – remove 1 from the freezer, dip in chocolate, etc.

How I Dip Truffles Into Chocolate

There is no secret to how I dip my truffles in chocolate! It’s simple: Melt pure chocolate in a deep bowl. Drop the truffle in the middle of the melted chocolate. Swirl the chocolate all around it with a fork. Pick up the truffle with a fork – do not pierce it, simply pick it up on top of the fork’s prongs. Tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to allow the excess chocolate to drip off. Place on a baking sheet for chocolate to set.

I use high quality baking chocolate such as Baker’s or Ghirardelli brands. I prefer semi-sweet, but milk chocolate or white chocolate would be fine. I know you’re wondering about the green coating! I picked up a $1.99 bag of these Wilton Candy Melts at Michael’s the other day. If you can’t find them, you can just dye some high quality white chocolate with a few drops of oil-based or powdered food coloring instead.

Green Wilton Candy Melts

The Candy Melts do not taste like chocolate – they just taste like sugar/vanilla. I enjoy the taste of pure chocolate, so that’s why a majority of my truffles were coated in pure semi-sweet chocolate.

For the green drizzle, simply poor the melted Candy Melts into an emptied (and very clean!) squeeze bottle. Drizzle the green on top of the chocolate coating. Voilà!

Only 3 ingredients needed to make these mint chocolate truffles. They taste like chocolate-covered Oreo cheesecakes!

So, there you go! Three ingredients – Cool Mint Creme Oreos, cream cheese, high quality chocolate. Plus some green candy melts and sprinkles if you’re feeling extra festive. If you’ve never tried Oreo truffles before, I highly recommend you start with the mint flavor.

Cool, creamy, minty, cheesecake-y, fudgy, festive, simple!

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Mint Oreo Truffles

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 30-35 truffles
  • Category: Candy
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Only 3 ingredients needed to make these mint chocolate truffles. They taste like chocolate-covered Oreo cheesecakes!


Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25 oz) package Mint Creme Oreos
  • 8 ounces (224g) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 12 ounces high quality semi-sweet chocolate*
  • optional: sprinkles and green candy melts

Instructions

  1. Process the Oreos (the entire cookies, filling and cookie) in a food processor or blender. Pulse until crumbs are formed.
  2. Using a hand-held or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the Oreo crumbs with the cream cheese until combined. The mixture will be thick and sticky. You may do this step by hand, but I find using a mixer is much easier.
  3. Using your hands, roll into 30-35 balls. Place balls on two large plates, a parchment paper lined baking sheet, or a silicone mat-lined baking sheet. Freeze the truffles for about 30 minutes. (Freezing the balls is the most important step of this recipe. If they are not cold and solid, the melted chocolate will not coat the balls properly.)
  4. Coarsely chop the chocolate and melt according to package directions. Working with 1 truffle at a time, coat in chocolate. Here’s how I coat truffles: drop the truffle in the middle of the melted chocolate. Swirl the chocolate all around it with a fork. Pick up the truffle with a fork – do not pierce it, simply pick it up on top of the fork’s prongs. Tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to allow the excess chocolate to drip off. Place on a lined baking sheet. Top with sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet or drizzle with the melted green candy melts, if using.
  5. Refrigerate truffles for at least 10 minutes so the chocolate sets. Truffles must always be chilled and will stay fresh for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Notes

  1. Freezing Instructions: For longer storage, freeze the finished truffles up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
  2. Chocolate: I prefer Baker’s or Ghirardelli chocolate for dipping. Both are found in the baking aisle. Do not use chocolate chips, which are not meant for coating. You want chocolate that is made for melting.

Keywords: mint oreo truffles

Only 3 ingredients needed to make these mint chocolate truffles. They taste like chocolate-covered Oreo cheesecakes!

164 Comments

  1. I just attempted my first batch of truffles…with success! They are a lot easier than I imagined.
    This is perfect timing…as I kinda want to make all the truffles now that I know how!
    Chocolate and mint is my fav. Cheesecake is my fav…and who doesn’t love oreos?! Love this simple recipe! Perfect for St. Paddys day!
    Pinned!

    1. REgular truffles (not with Oreos) are simple, right Taylor? They seem intimidating but not at all! Happy yours were a success.

  2. I love oreo truffles and this is so fun to use mint Oreos! Love how you decorated these Sally – so cute!

  3. I love making Oreo truffles and made some before Xmas AND I love those mint oreos and every year before St Paddy’s Day try to use those in something…so I know I would love these things!

    There’s something about mint truffles that makes them go down way too easily 🙂 I love those perfectly piped wilton squiggles! So pretty & festive!

    1. Yes! The perfect treat for st. patty’s day around the corner. They’re dangerous to have around, which is why I brought them to friends. Once you pop, hard to stop!

  4. I love a great truffle recipe, especially when they are this gorgeous! Love them, Sally! Pinned! 🙂

  5. Mmmm! Mint is my favorite flavor to make! So so tasty. Your photos are gorgeous, lady! Loving the colors–so Irish. 🙂

    1. It was hard to shoot that green melting stuff and not make it look blinding green, Erin! I think I toned it down so it doesn’t hurt my eyes as much looking at it haha. You gotta try them.

  6. Oh yeah! Love oreo truffles. They are so simple and delicious. 🙂 Love your minty version!

  7. These are ALSO SUPER yummy when made with Girl Scout Thin Mints, the Dark Chocolate Indulgences cream cheese and dark chocolate. MMMM.

  8. Woa – these look and sound delish! I’ve been using a toothpick to dip, but I think I am gonna have to borrow/copy your fork method.

  9. Can’t wait to try them…. my son’s birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day and he loves mint. Oh, and I did get your book last night!! I’m so excited to really sit and go through it. Have a great day.

  10. Just bought a copy of your cookbook. It’s beautiful! I have a number of recipes marked “to make”.
    Congratulations on your success!

  11. Dear Sally,

    I LOVE you soooooooooooooooooooo much. (I promise not romantically, I wont be a weirdo!) 😛

    Your cookbook arrived at my house on Monday. The next day I made the m&m cookies. They came out very tasty and so thick! Your pictures that you shot for the book are beyond beautiful. The most beautiful pics were the mini vanilla cupcakes and the lemon loaf. (I’m trying the loaf next!)I’m very impressed by all that you do.

    As for these truffles, this post has left me in awe! I mean seriously, there’s no end to your brilliance.

    Lots of love, Iram

    1. Iram, this comment means the world to me. Thank you so, so much! It’s fun to hear which photos are others’ favorites. I like those 2 particular pictures as well! I’m a big fan of the lemon cupcake photo too. Love those Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies! Thank you so much for reporting back to me. I’m thrilled that you love the book already!

  12. So cute Sally!! I love Oreo truffles! Usually just make them with plain Oreos myself but have tried minty ones before. It is crazy that thy don’t even taste like Oreos. You always make things look extra special! Thanks for the recipe and have a wonderful Wednesday!

  13. You’ve got to try these with the gingerbread Oreos they have out around Christmas. They are amazing covered in white chocolate!!

  14. These look incredible as always, Sally! Great tip about dipping one at a time — sounds so DUH and simple but I always remove the entire frozen tray, dip them one at a time, and then act stumped when the last truffle is all soft and wonky. Lol. Also, if you don’t end up marrying Kevin, you’re marrying ME instead, capiche?!

    1. Hahahah Hayley I’ve definitely dumped all the truffles into the melted chocolate before due to my lack of patience. What a hot MESS!!

  15. I’ve never had an oreo truffle – but I really want to try them because they look so delicious, and I love how easy they are to make! Just pinned these to my St. Patrick’s Day board!

  16. What a great idea to use the mint oreos! Mint chocolate chip ice cream is my favorite flavor!! I’ve made your golden oreo truffles twice already and I found that if you put the truffles directly in the melted chocolate straight from the freezer then the chocolate cracks from the temperature difference. For me, it worked best if I let them sit out for a couple of minutes after chilling in the freezer 🙂 It sounds like this didn’t happen to you but maybe this tip would be helpful for others. Either way, cracked or not- they are delicious!!

    1. Hey Shira! Great tip. Though I’ve never experienced my truffles cracking before. This may be helpful to others! Mint chocolate chip is my favorite ice cream too 🙂

  17. These are so easy and simple! Honestly, the hardest part would be waiting the 30 minutes for the rolled balls to freeze! 🙂 I always find the worst part of making truffles is definitely making them look pretty. For some reason (even using a fork), my truffles look like a HOT MESS.

    1. It definitely takes practice to have them look neat. The undersides of my truffles are always awful looking. Who cares, they still taste incredible. No complaints from anyone eating them, that’s for sure!

  18. I love Oreo truffles because they’re so easy, delicious, and the different flavor combinations are endless with the flavors of Oreos! I just made lemon ones the other week- so good!
    I love the color combination of chocolate and green candy melts too!

  19. Sally, how gorgeous can it get? Such beautiful little truffles. I was first introduced to Oreo truffles in college, and of course, fell in love. Your mint take on them looks delicious, too! 🙂

  20. I mix the cream cheese and biscuit crumbs together in the food processor – one bowl and less mess! Unfortunately we don’t have mint (or any other flavour) readily available here in the UK but I have made these truffles with normal Oreos and they are a big hit every time! I made some as Christmas gifts and the girls in the nail salon that I used to go to were practically fighting over them!

    1. They are just as wonderful with regular Oreos too! Mixing the CC and Oreos together at once- I’ll try that next! Thanks, Anne-Marie!

  21. When I first made the golden oreo version about and year ago, my son suggested trying it with mint oreos and they came out sooo good! So easy and delicious 🙂

  22. Freezing the truffles…well, DUH! What a genius tip. In the few times I’ve made truffles, I’ve always gotten frustrated by the crumbling truffle vs. hot, melted chocolate step. I think I better make these and see the difference firsthand. 🙂

  23. My brother in law is going to go crazy for these! He and my sister love choc-mint and even had one of their wedding cake layers flavoured as such 🙂
    Easter present solved 🙂 Thanks Sally.

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