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’ve made your cookie-dough truffles many times, but I’ve never actually done Oreo ones! They seem SO delicious, though…I love cream cheese! As you know from the photograph I sent you, I go a little psycho decorating truffles, and I’ve been daydreaming about spring decorations…butterflies, bees, flowers. I think I’ll definitely go for an Oreo version this time! I actually like those candy melts a lot, and sometimes there are seasonal flavors. I’ve seen raspberry, lime, and I got eggnog around Christmas (SO good!) 😀

    1. Haha I loved the cookie dough truffles you made. And little springtime decor on them (or these!) would be absolutely adorable. Little bee sprinkles – I gotta find those!!

  2. These look amazing! You could also put a lollipop stick in them and they’d be instant cake pops!

  3. mmmmmmmm Oreo truffles…..mintified. Glorious. (I so need to get my hands on those mint Oreo’s!)

  4. The first recipe I ever found from you was your Golden Oreo truffles- full circle! Love the blog Sally, you never disappoint 🙂

    1. Oh the golden oreo version is SO good, Elsie! Too funny you found my blog through that recipe. Try the mint next!

  5. Yum! I tried making oreo balls not too long ago, but made the mistake of putting both the oreos AND the cream cheese in the food processor. I can’t wait to try them out again since I know why they turned out funky! Thanks for this recipe, so festive!! xo

  6. I received your cookbook from Amazon today, and immediately put my signed bookplate on the first page! I’ve already read it cover to cover, and this is my new favorite cookbook! Excellent photos, recipes, and little stories or tips…I can see a very bright future for you, and a thickening waistline for me! How in the world am I supposed to decide which recipe to make first?! Now, how about a sequel? Love it, Sally! 🙂 Best wishes for your continued success!

    1. Love the idea of a sequel. Fingers crossed! Please let me know what you make firs.t Thanks for all the kind words about my cookbook, you have no idea how much it means to me!

  7. Oh gosh these look incredible…as does EVERYTHING you make. I have to tell you the other day I was reading about that Pineapple Upsidedown Cake and I had to click away it was making me SO hungry!!!! 🙂

    Your beautiful and amazing and gorgeous cookbook arrived last night!!! I flipped through it and the pictures are amazing…I am not kidding when I tell you I had to put it down and grab a bowl of fruit and a packet of Splenda to immediately put out my sweet cravings! I swear I was THIS CLOSE to opening the pantry and dumping a bag of chocolate chips right into my face! 🙂

    I have to tell you…I haven’t purchased a cookbook in YEARS and I am SO GLAD I purchased yours. You know I do a TON of baking from your website so I know your book is going to get plenty of love and use! The layout, the colors, the photography…it all looks so amazing. Such a labor of love, Sally. Congratulations!!!

    1. Thank you so, so much Christine! I appreciate this comment more than you know. I’m so glad to have you as a reader and I always enjoy reading your comments. Please tell me what you make first from the book!

  8. These truffles look a little to easy! I’ll be stuffing my face with them all the time.

  9. I love oreo truffles! I actually haven’t tried mint oreos yet but now I want to make a run to my local store and whip up a batch of these asap!

  10. OMG! I can’t believe I didn’t think to use the mint oreos to make these truffles. I made a mix of the golden and chocolate oreos for a picnic last summer and they were a huge hit. I am soo making these for my birthday next week. I love mint oreos so much, I had it in gelato form at my wedding! I can always depend on you for great recipes! Thanks!!!

  11. Hi Sally – thank you so much for this simple yet (what seems to be heavenly!) recipe. I am actually thinking about doing this project after school today with my daughter and her friend (two 8-yr olds who LOVE to bake!). Quick question please …. for the melting chocolate, can I use the Pound Plus chocolate bar from Trader Joes? Don’t know if you are familiar with it but it is simply delicious eating chocolate (Belgian) that I have used chopped up in baked goods before. Never tried to melt it and use it to coat anything; comes in a 56% and 72% dark (or semi-sweet) versions. Thank you in advance!

    1. Hi Faye! Sorry I’m just getting home to the computer now – yes, that TJs bar will work wonderfully. I’ve used it before. It’s great for melting. Hope the girls enjoy and you all have fun!

  12. The last reaction from Kevin’s friends is priceless! Who knew the fastest way to a guy’s heart would be with chocolate, mint, and cookies… I always thought it was pizza, bacon, and french fries! Your drizzles on all of your desserts always look picture-perfect, and then green really pops against the dark chocolate. Thank goodness St. Patrick’s Day is almost here — your truffles look too good to wait any longer!

    1. I think a bacon pizza with cheese fries on the side, some sort of steak, and these mint truffles for dessert will get any man to propose haha! Thanks Amy, we loved these. The drizzles are a little tedious sometimes, but hey – at least they’re cute.

      1. Good to know that magical proposal combination! 😉 The drizzles are absolutely adorable and totally worth the effort!

  13. Hi Sally ^^ i’m planning in making this and the cream cheese that i bought is 225 g and it might be a waste to let 5g of cream left. So i im thinking that maybe i can use all 225g instead of 224g in the recipe. Do you think it will affect it badly?

      1. 1g of cream cheese is nothing. The 224g is rounded. Anywhere between 215-235g of cream cheese would be fine! So yes, you can absolutely use all 225g.

  14. I made these last night and they were delicious!
    I did have a ridiculously hard time dipping them though, not sure why. The first couple turned out great, but then the chocolate seemed to thicken too much and they started looking less smooth and pretty. 🙁
    Nevertheless, they tasted amazing. Thanks Sally!

    1. Hey Taylor! If you find the chocolate getting thick again, you can thin it out in the microwave for a few seconds then continue dipping. Happy you liked them!

  15. These look so yummy! Definitely gonna need to try these out pretty soon. I was wondering, though… You say they should always be chilled, so would it be a huge issue if I were to, say, leave them in the break room at work in the morning? Would they get melty or anything like that or would they hold up throughout the day (assuming, of course, that they last!)?

    1. Hey Meg! As long is it is not a particularly warm room or on a very warm day, they should be fine at room temperature for a couple hours.

  16. Made these on Saturday – may have licked the spoon a few too many times! Took to a birthday party yesterday – and they were a major hit! I cannot believe how easy they were. Am planning on trying some different combinations with the different flavor oreos.

  17. I freaking LOVE oreo truffles. They are so simple yet everyone finds them so fancy (cuz they are awfully cute). I love how festive these are for St. Patty’s Day!

  18. Sally,

    I tried making these truffles but I needed to refrigerate the mixture in order to let it set before I was able to roll them into balls. I used my Ninja mixer (with the dough blade) to blend the cream cheese and Oreo crumbs. I think it heated the mixture up too much. I was unable to form them into balls at first.

  19. Hi Sally! I made these and your golden oreo truffles today for a company bake off. (Don’t tell anyone they were no bake!) A few comments:

    – I had a hard time getting the 35 balls you managed to make. My first batch was only 22 and even when I tried to make them smaller for the second batch, I only got 26.
    – I don’t have a food processor (definitely going on my wedding registry) so I resorted to using a blender to crush the cookies, which I wouldn’t recommend. It made the cookie crumbs much too fine so the first batch ended up a bit too wet once I mixed in the cream cheese. The second batch I crushed fewer cookies at a time, which seemed to work better.
    – I tried freezing them on a paper plate like you did, but they tended to stick to the paper plate when I was ready to dip them. I was able to twist them free, but I’ll definitely think twice about the paper plate next time.
    – Your dipping method was genius. I struggled with dipping so much last time I made truffles but your approach left them looking much cleaner and less lumpy. They did stick to the fork a bit but I just slide them off with my finger.
    – I was also really surprised at how expensive this recipe was. I ended up spending nearly $20 a batch, which was disappointing since it works out to nearly a dollar per truffle. The good quality chocolate bars add up fast!

    Overall a great recipe! I think I prefer the golden oreo ones to the mint chocolate but I’ve never been a fan of mint chocolate. The golden oreo truffles tasted almost like cheesecake bites – amazing! I actually ended up winning first with the golden oreo truffles at our little bake off and the mint truffles got third. I will definitely make these again but will probably hoard them all to myself considering how expensive they were. Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. Thanks for reporting back, Hali! Love hearing all your opinions. I’m so glad you tried these truffles and that they won 3rd place. Yes, pure chocolate can be pricey. Sorry you didn’t realize that! I love the golden oreo version too. Thanks Hali!

  20. OMG!!! These are totally Devine. I made them tonight and they are already devoured. I will definitely be making these again with different flavors of Oreos, Coating and Sprinkles. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Just one quick question, do you think I could make these with Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies? I have some leftover ones in the freezer and was wondering if I could use them instead??

  21. I made these last night and they are a hit with everyone in my family. We all love mint flavored treats and these truffles were simple to make and so yummy! I definitely want to try these with other oreos/cookies and other chocolate flavors/colored coatings.

    Thanks so much for the great recipe!

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