Oreo Truffle Balls are the most decadent chocolate two-bite dessert you’ve ever put into your mouth!
The first time I made these Oreo Truffle Balls, they almost didn’t make it to their destination. I planned to make a dessert for the teacher luncheon I was helping to plan for PTA. Everyone loves Oreos, and I knew they’d be a huge hit.
That same week, I had also promised my husband I would make him something to take into his staff at work as a token of appreciation. I had planned to make my Almond Joy Brownies for him to take with him at the end of the week. It’s another favorite but nuts aren’t allowed at school.
Well, long story short, my husband grabbed the wrong container from the refrigerator and I ended up chasing him down our street in my pajamas to swap the containers!
These little babies are one of my favorite desserts to make with the kids because they’re quick and easy. The kids love crushing the Oreos by hand, but a food processor is quicker (and neater!)
Oreo Truffle Balls Recipe FAQ
Here are some questions I’m often asked about this recipe:
How do you soften cream cheese?
I don’t recommend microwaving cream cheese to soften it. Instead, follow these steps:
- Remove the cream cheese from the refrigerator and unwrap.
- Place the cream cheese block onto a cutting board.
- Cut into 8 equal pieces.
- Let set on the counter for 15-20 minutes.
How do you store truffles?
Store your truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week – if they last that long!
How long can Oreo Balls be left out?
Keep the Oreo Truffle Balls refrigerated until you are ready to serve them. (Plus they taste best this way, also!) However, it is okay to leave them out for a little, no more than two hours.
Cream cheese should be not left out for more than two hours according to the FDA.
Sweet Finger Foods
When given the chance, I will always go for the sweets like these Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies, which are so good they should probably be illegal. Here are a few more of my favorite desserts to bring to parties or serve when I’m entertaining:
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars are everything you love about raw cookie dough, without the egg. Oh, and in case that’s not enough to sway you, they’re topped with ganache, too.
- Graham Cracker Toffee is the stuff dreams are made of – buttery toffee with chocolate and crunchy chopped pecans.
- Homemade Twix Cookie Recipe is the most tender shortbread cookie with luscious caramel centers. These are topped with a chocolate drizzle that might just be better than their namesake.
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Tips for Using Candy Melts
- Carefully read the directions on the back of the package of candy melts before you begin.
- Keep in mind that microwave cooking temperatures vary. You can always add more time, so start small.
- I love the 3-Piece Glass Mixing Bowl Set below – the smallest (1 quart) bowl is perfect for melting chocolate.
- Use a spoonula like the one below from Amazon to mix the chocolate.
- Handle the bowl and the chocolate with care. These are very hot when melted. Use oven mitts.
- Always supervise children around hot melted chocolate to avoid burns and spills.
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Oreo Truffle Balls Recipe
- 36 Oreo Cookies crushed fine
- 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
- 16 oz dark chocolate candy melts
- Sprinkles optional
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine the crushed cookies with the cream cheese.
- Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball.
- Set the ball onto the prepared pan.
- Repeat with the remaining mixture.
- Working in batches, melt the chocolate according to the directions on the package.
- Dip each ball into the chocolate using a fork, and gently tap off some of the excess chocolate.
- Set it back onto the parchment paper and immediately top with sprinkles if desired.
- Repeat with remaining balls.
- Chill the truffles for 1 hour until the chocolate is firm.
- Store in an airtight container.