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.

4 Ingredient Mint Oreo Truffles by sallysbakingaddiction.com

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!

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  1. fresh truffles says:

    Those look so yummy. I am going to make these in next special occasion and thanks a lot for sharing your genius with the world 🙂

  2. Hi Sally!

    I came across your baking site through sheer accident and now, I can’t wait to try all the brilliant recipes you have. These were my first, as an attempt to cheer up my roomie and because I love mint oreos. They turned out SO RICH that both of us could only eat one before we were done but oh my, it was so worth it. Your recipe was easy to follow and a treat to make. Now I’ve got enough truffles to last me for weeks (in the freezer).

  3. hey sally plzz tell me what type of cream cheese to use … the one in jar names is cream cheese spread or the other one

  4. Hi Sally! Can I use different flavors of Oreo?

    1. Yep! Any flavors you enjoy. I used golden and regular here: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/06/23/oreo-truffles/

  5. Charissa Nelson says:

    Hi,

    I live in india. We do not have the Mint Oreo biscuits here. We just have the Chocolate ones. Could you please suggest an alternative for the biscuits

  6. Hey Sally! I was wondering if I could simply use mint leaves to make my own small amount of extract? Everywhere I went, they were conveniently out of mint creme oreos. But also, could I simply use normal oreos or would that really dull the flavor with all the chocolate?
    Oh and I hope you and Kevin are having a great time being married! :’)

    1. Hi Jamie! I apologize for the delay responding; we were on our honeymoon. Normal oreos would be just fine here! And you could try making your own mint extract. I’ve never done this before, but I’ve read about it several times before. Here is a good tutorial. http://www.hgtvgardens.com/garden-to-table/preserving-the-harvest-diy-peppermint-extract-just-in-time-for-the-holidays

  7. Hi Sally – I used the correct type of semi-sweet chocolate (baking bar, not chips), and although it melted nicely for the first few minutes it very quickly became chunky and start to burn. I used low heat the entire time and mixed it constantly. Why did this happen and how can I prevent it from happening again? Thank you!

    1. I would melt it on a lower heat. Remove it from heat while there are still a few chunks and then stir it vigorously to melt those pieces.

  8. Lɪᴛᴛʟᴇ Dʀᴀɢᴏɴ says:

    I really want to make these for Christmas this year, although I have a slight problem. We don’t have Mint Oreo’s in Australia. Sadly, Oreo’s are extremely lacking here. Could you add Mint essence or crushed candy cane to get the mint taste???

    1. Yep! use regular oreos and then add a bit of mint essence, to taste.

  9. Hi!! Sally
    I live in norway and we do not have the big
    Boxes of oreos so please tell me How many
    Oreos there are in one big box 🙂

  10. Hi! I’d like to add these to some care packages, but I’m not sure they will keep with the cream cheese? What do you think? Will they go bad in the mail?

    1. I don’t suggest sending these– they must stay refrigerated.

      1. Thanks for a quick response! I thought maybe so, but I wanted to make sure!

  11. Hi Sally, not sure if this is too late or not, but I really want to make these for Christmas, but I’m doing most of my baking ahead of time so I’m not too stressed come the week of Christmas. Could these be made 2-3 weeks prior to serving and kept in the freezer? Or would that ruin the texture when it’s thawed?

    Thanks! 🙂

  12. Two questions on your mint oreo truffles. Can you make them ahead of time and freeze? Due to allergies can I use melted chocolate chips for dipping?

    Thanks

  13. I saw this tip on keeping chocolate warm for dipping, sounded good.
    Tip: to keep your chocolate warm while you dip, set the bowl on an electric griddle set to low (about 200 degrees) and covered with a thick kitchen towel. This will keep your chocolate liquid while you dip.

  14. Hi there, had been drooling for these bad babies since coming across them. I made 1/3 of the batch because I wanted to try them out first and not have to buy more melting chocolate than necessary. Weeeeell, looks like I’m gonna have to buy it anyway. These are good. Will for sure make again!

  15. Same question as others have posted. Can they be frozen?

    1. Hi Jane. Yep! See the last recipe instruction.

      1. Thanks. Sorry I missed that!

  16. Hi! Thanks for the delicious recipe. I want to make these for my friend who loves both Mint Oreos and truffles, but we live in different states. She lives in Michigan and I live in Gerogia. How would you suggest I pack these truffles?

    1. I don’t suggest sending these– they must stay refrigerated. How about these minty cookies instead: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/08/21/soft-andes-mint-chocolate-chunk-cookies/

      1. I see. Thank you for letting me know. I’m so sad I can’t send her some. But thanks for an alternative recipe! 🙂

  17. I am making a variation of these tonight! I am using the Walmart brand , Our Finest, Candy Cane cookies! Basically they are an Oreo wíth candy came pieces in the cream!
    I will let you know how I make out!
    Thanks Sally for sharing this recipe with us 😉

  18. I just made these and they are amazing! I found Dark Cocoa Mint candy melts made by Wilton and mixed them in with Bakers semi sweet chocolate. So good! Thanks for the recipe!

  19. I LOVE this recipe. My brother’s girlfriend is vegan so I used “Go Veggie” cream cheese and “Enjoy Life” chocolate (since Oreo’s are actually already vegan) and viola, vegan! Simple substitutions and the recipe still turned out amazing! Thank you so much for another fantastic treat

  20. Hi, this recipe is wonderful but I would like to know if the product taste like cream cheese or if you can substitute it with something else because my husband hates cream cheese but loves Oreos.

    1. Hi Jesly, you will definitely taste the cream cheese. Unfortunately, it is the main ingredient in this simple recipe and I do not have a suitable replacement in mind.

  21. When making this recipe, do I use regular cream cheese, or cream cheese filling?

    1. Regular, brick-style cream cheese. Not cream cheese filling or spread.

  22. OMG You are a genius!!!

  23. I wasn’t sold on this recipe, it was just too easy!

    I’ve never seen oreos in flavors over here, we only get the original and the double chocolate ones.

    anyway I grabbed the original and made this for the family yesterday… OMG did they love it!!!! nobody could guess it was oreos (which they all hate bty! I’m the only one that likes them!)

    they loved it so much that I’m making it again for my sister-in-law’s birthday today. thank you so much for the amazing and simple recipe! I have a feeling it’ll turn into my default for gatherings 😀

    one question, is there a way to add flavors to it since we only have the original oreos? I tried with orange zest but it tasted off =/

  24. Made these this weekend.  Mmmmm.  Can’t find the Mint Oreos?  No problem, just use regular Oreos and 3/4 tsp. mint extract.  Absolutely delicious!

  25. Hi, I love oreos and mint! And these look delicious.

  26. You should try the berry burst oreos to make oreo balls/truffles…oh they are delicious!! I also like the mint and we make the chocolate ones and wrap the dough around a stemmed cherry…my personal favorite!

  27. Hi Sally! I would love to make these, but I´m currently in Spain and can only find regular oreos. Would you know of anything I could add to give them mint flavor? Maybe Andes candy?

    1. Andes bars work or you could use a little peppermint extract.

  28. Sally, I’m trying to make mint truffles and they’re turning into a hot mess. When I go to dip a truffle, it melts into the green white chocolate creating an unattractive swirl of green and brown. What am I doing wrong? 🙁

    1. Angie, are the truffles chilled? Try placing them in the freezer to get them extra cold. And make sure the chocolate isn’t too hot.

      1. I did place them in the freezer, and I made sure the chocolate was cooled. But for some reason it still wasn’t working. Then the chocolate started getting gloopy and the truffles falling apart….I ended up rolling some of them in crushed candy canes.

      2. Loretta Baker says:

        Angie,

        See my comments below about how I do mine. 

        Crushed candy canes sounds like a good idea. 

        How did they taste?

        Loretta 

  29. These look amazing, and I plan to make them with my 5 year old in an hour:) just curious- when I found the mint oreos, beside it were candycane Oreos. I bought them, thinking it should work well, maybe just with red drizzle? Have you tried them? Thanks

  30. I’ve been making the black and white version of these for years! I agree on the candy melts. I personally can’t stand the little buggers. I use almond bark and go old school and melt them in a bowl over a pot of boiling water. When I dip I do them in batches of 12 and take the melted chocolate off the heat but keep the water boiling. I need to try the drizzle idea though. Normally I just melt some regular chocolate (normally a Hersey’s bar) and use a fork and just go a little crazy. The bottle would be a lot less messier lol. 

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