There's no denying the taste and flavor of Oreo Mint Balls. They're so good, these easy Oreo truffles, also known as Oreo cream cheese balls, might be your new favorite dessert. Forget spending hours, baking in the kitchen—this chocolate covered Oreo ball recipe only take 30 minutes or less to make!
Oreo Mint Balls
I'm always impressed by the flavor of homemade mint desserts. Not only do these Oreo mint balls give off a ton of Oreo flavor but they're mixed perfectly with mint, too.
And since Oreo mint balls are smaller than a cookie or a piece of cake, I never feel bad for grabbing more than one to snack on as well. In fact, I typically grab one (or two) Oreo mint balls and have a quick snack every time I walk past the plate in the kitchen.
Because what's the purpose of making a delicious Oreo mint balls dessert if you're not going to eat it?
I have a habit of making homemade treats that are just too much for me to eat so this is one recipe that I don't mind sharing with family and friends as well. And I can promise you that they love getting them, too!
For those of you that follow my blog you know I love desserts with mint. I have a layered mint fudge, a gorgeous chocolate mint fudge, a no bake layered mint cheesecake, poke cake, cupcakes, cookies and another mint cupcake recipe on the way.
That's how much I love mint! However, that being said, with these easy Oreo mint truffles I'll use whichever Oreo cookie I have on hand or am in the mood for.
Ultimately, these easy Oreo truffles are super tasty no matter which Oreos you choose to include in them.
Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls
There is a huge debate at my house whether to use semi-sweet dark colored chocolate or white chocolate to make these easy Oreo truffle balls.
Frankly, I use both, whichever is handy or I grab first. Some think using semi-sweet dark colored chocolate to make a chocolate covered Oreo ball is perfect.
Love the dark color and the way the decorations look on top of each of them.
Same goes for making a decadent white chocolate covered Oreo ball. If you prefer the look of Oreo truffles them using the white chocolate go for it. That is an easy switch.
If you want to make white chocolate Oreo truffles with this recipe simply exchange the dark chocolate for the white in this easy chocolate covered Oreo ball recipe.
Mint Oreo Truffles
I think it's safe to say that these no-bake Oreo balls are addicting. Not only can you pop it in your mouth whole but you can easily take a bite of this homemade truffle and let it melt perfectly in your mouth.
The texture is smooth and creamy with a little bit of that Oreo crunch. The cream cheese and cookies are the perfect powerhouse flavor and I'm pretty much obsessed with adding on the fun sprinkles, too.
Even though I make these up a lot during the holiday season, you can easily make these anytime of the year. All you really have to do is change up the type of Oreos that you use and change up the colors of the sprinkles.
Although Oreo balls ingredients change slightly, the basic ingredients are always the same, your favorite Oreo cookie is crushed, mixed with cream cheese and dipped in melted chocolate.
3 ingredient oreo balls
I couldn't believe it when my friend Tanille over at InspirationalMomma published her 3 ingredient oreo balls. I thought, what a terrific idea and they're definitely worth a look.
Don't you think they look delicious?
How to make Easy Oreo Truffles
It's a crazy thing trying to figure out the best name for a recipe. You want people to be able to find it when they search for it but then what do you do when a recipe can easily have two names?
In this case I'm referring to these delicious Oreo truffles or Oreo cream cheese balls. Both names are used interchangeably to describe the same exact thing.
No Bake Oreo Cream Cheese Balls
Now I am going to tell you how to make Oreo and cream cheese balls and how easy Oreo balls or truffles are to make. In my opinion, no matter what you call these Oreo dessert truffles, easy is an understatement.
There are also so many kinds of Oreos that you can really have so much fun with this easy Oreo cookie balls dessert recipe. Oreo cookies come in the following varieties, as far as I can see:
- Golden Oreos (perfect for making Golden Oreo Truffles)
- Mint (for Oreo Mint Balls)
- Chocolate Creme
- Salted caramel
- Cinnamon Bun
Imagine all of the different kinds of Oreo cookie balls you could make with all of those. Remember if you can't find them at your local market you should be able to order some of these different cookie flavors online.
All make entirely different tasting Oreo cream cheese balls and are perfect in their own way.
Make certain that you have all the ingredients on hand before getting started on your Oreo cookie balls and have fun making this simple treat!
These Oreo mint balls are literally one of my favorite Oreo cookie recipes, ever! I'm sure you'll feel the same way after you've tried them.
Oreo Balls or Oreo Truffles for Christmas, Halloween or any Holiday
My friend Dana over at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen makes these Holiday truffles with a little food coloring. Don't they look spectacular? Imagine biting into one of those!
Just imagine all of the colors you could use? Imagine all of the holidays and events you could use these inexpensive, gorgeous little treats for? So many possibilities.
So little time.
Ingredients needed to make Mint Oreo Balls
- Oreo Mint n' Creme cookies, or your favorite variety
- Cream Cheese
- Semisweet Chocolate or White Chocolate
- Vegetable Oil/Butter
- Sprinkles/Edible Sparkles
How to make Easy Oreo Balls
My husband insists that processing your cookies in a food processor is intimidating and I suppose it is. However if that's the case you can always place your Oreos inside a resealable bag and using a rolling pin flatten and crush your cookies as best you can.
Your final result will definitely not be as smooth but make no mistake these addictive treats will still disappear lightening fast without a single complaint.
I can almost guarantee it.
Next, you must blend your crushed or finely ground up cookies with cream cheese until blended perfectly.
Roll into about fifteen 1-inch balls and space them evenly on top of your plate or platter covered in parchment.
Freeze, uncovered, until firm, about 20 minutes.
Now you can the chocolate ready for dipping.
Microwave chocolate and oil or butter in bowl at 50 percent power, in 30 second bursts, stirring in between bursts, until melted and smooth, 2 to 4 minutes.
Using toothpick, dip mint ball into melted chocolate to coat, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl.
Return mint ball to plate, remove toothpick, and immediately decorate with sprinkles and sparkles.
Repeat with remaining mint balls and chocolate.
Freeze mint balls, uncovered, until chocolate has hardened, about 10 minutes.
Store in refrigerator until ready to serve and that is it!
Tips for making Oreo Mint Balls
The premise of this recipe is super simple. Be certain that you have a food processor or blender that you can use as you're going to want to ground up the cookies as fine as possible.
If you want a more minty flavor think about crushing up ⅓ of a cup of peppermints, even candy canes, and adding them to your cream cheese mixture.
Talk about adding additional minty flavor! You just created an even better peppermint Oreo ball.
It's important that you use softened cream cheese in this recipe, too. If not, there's a chance that you're going to have lumps of cream cheese and that just isn't a pleasant experience for anyone taking a bite.
Factor in about 20 minutes for them to go into the freezer once you've rolled them and put them on parchment paper. This time is essential in helping them firm up so that they'll hold shape and be ready to dip in the chocolate.
When you're ready to dip the Oreo balls, the trick is to use a toothpick to poke into the balls and dip them down into the chocolate that way. This makes it SUPER simple to cover them in chocolate and then easily add on the sprinkles.
Don't forget to have a plate under while you're adding on sprinkles because it'll catch the ones that drop and then you can use them again and not waste them.
You're going to want to freeze them one more time for about 10 minutes or so that the chocolate hardens up and helps hold the shape.
What happens if my Oreo Balls won't stay together once rolled?
There could be a couple of issues that you need to correct. You might not have made the mixture quite "wet" enough to stick together so you can always change up the consistency to make it a bit better.
The other issue is that you need to leave it in the freezer for a few more minutes. Even though the guideline is 30 minutes, you can extend that for a few more if you need.
Can you make and freeze these for later?
You bet. Since this recipe makes 30 Oreo Mint Balls, you might have too many to eat. Instead of wasting them or eating so many that you no longer enjoy them, freeze them for later instead.
All you have to do is add them to a freezer-safe bag and store them in the freezer until you're ready for round 2.
How do you store Oreo Balls once made?
Once you make these homemade Oreo balls you're going to want to store them in the fridge. It's important to keep them as cool as possible so that the chocolate doesn't milk and the cream cheese on the inside stays good as well.
As I mentioned above you can also add them to the freezer to store for later as well.
Fun Ways to share these Mint Oreo Truffles with others
Did I mention that these Oreo truffle balls make a great gift? All you need is a really cute gift box and you'll be certain to wow your family and friends.
And if you get really geared up to make a homemade gift, you can experiment with the flavors as well and give a mixed bag, full of several flavor surprises!
Who wouldn't want to get a gift box full of homemade treats including these Oreo truffle balls?
Have fun making this simple Oreo mint ball recipe and adjust it as you see fit. You're not going to find many holiday desserts that offer as much taste and flavor as these.
These Oreo truffle balls are super easy and no bake too.
Since you literally don't have to turn on your oven that makes this recipe that much better! No bake desserts are wonderful at any time of year and these no bake Oreo balls or Oreo truffles are truly perfect for any occasion.
Pick a different sparkle or sprinkle to recognize the occasion you're celebrating. Remember it's so easy to adjust this easy Oreo truffle recipe to be used for any holiday.
Not just Christmas, Easter Valentine's and Halloween. Don't stop there.
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Easy Oreo Mint Balls Recipe
oreo balls ingredients
- 30 Oreo Mint n' Creme cookies or your favorite variety
- 7 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 24 ounces semisweet chocolate or white chocolate, chopped
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter
- 2-3 tablespoons sprinkles or sparkles that are green or whatever color you desire
Peppermint Oreo Truffles
- ⅓ cup peppermints, crushed (candy canes work too) add with extra ounce of cream cheese
how to make oreo balls
- Line large plate with parchment paper.
- Process cookies in food processor until finely ground, about 1 minute.
- Stir cream cheese and cookies in bowl until uniform.
- Roll mixture into fifteen 1-inch balls and space them evenly on prepared plate. Freeze, uncovered, until firm, about 20 minutes.
- Microwave chocolate and oil in bowl at 50 percent power, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth, 2 to 4 minutes.
- Using toothpick, dip mint ball into melted chocolate to coat, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl.
- Return mint ball to plate, remove toothpick, and immediately decorate with sprinkles.
- Repeat with remaining mint balls and chocolate. Freeze mint balls, uncovered, until chocolate has hardened, about 10 minutes.
- Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.