Mint Oreo Truffles – with Regular Oreos

rushed Oreo cookies are blended with cream cheese, rolled into decadent truffles, and coated in silky chocolate, creating a heavenly confection that marries the classic crunch of Oreos with a refreshing hint of mint.

If you’re a fan of mint and chocolate, I have a treat for you today! This is a remake post that I shared in my early days of the blog. My original post was for grasshopper truffles as part of a 3-part post for no-bake goodies. Today I’ll walk you through making my delicious Mint Oreo Truffles. These bite-sized delights are perfect for any occasion, from Christmas parties to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. With their rich and creamy Oreo filling, coated in smooth chocolate almond bark and decorated for your occasion, these truffles are sure to impress your friends and family. So let’s jump right into creating these delicious little truffles!

The History of Mint and Chocolate

Before we delve into the world of Mint Oreo Truffles, let’s take a moment to cover the rich history of mint and chocolate. The Greeks and Romans enjoyed the breath-freshening and digestive benefits of mint for thousands of years. In the 1800s, mint chocolates began appearing in candy shops, but everything changed when York Peppermint Patties were sold in the 1940s.

Today, we can find mint chocolates in various forms, from Andes mints to Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. Mint has even made its way into ice cream flavors and hot chocolate (my Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe is to die for!!). Its refreshing taste and versatility have made it a beloved flavor around the world.

The Ingredients You’ll Need

To make your Mint Oreo Truffles you’ll need just a handful of ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to gather:

  • 36 Oreo cookies (you can use Mint flavored, and omit the peppermint extract)
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 16 ounces chocolate or vanilla almond bark
  • Green sanding sugar, sprinkles, or crushed candy canes for decoration

These ingredients are readily available at most grocery stores, making it easy to whip up a batch of Mint Oreo Truffles whenever the craving strikes.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Now that you have your ingredients ready, let’s walk through the step-by-step process of making these delightful truffles.

Step 1: Crush the Oreos

Start by crushing 36 Oreo cookies (including the filling) into fine crumbs. You have two basic options for this step:

Option 1: Food Processor

Place the Oreos in a food processor and pulse until the cookies are smooth and crumbly. If you have a Blendtec Twister Jar, it is PERFECT for crushing the Oreos and mixing these truffles up in half batches.

Option 2: Ziplock Bag

You may also crush the cookies in a resealable plastic bag. First, scrape the filling out of the cookies and set aside for incorporating later. Place the wafers in a ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin or mallet. Add the Oreo filling back to the mixture in the next step.

Option 3: Blender

This method will also require that you scrape the filling from the Oreo. Once you do this, place your wafers in the blender jar and pulse until the wafers are a fine crumb. Add the removed Oreo filling back to the mixture in the next step.

Step 2: Mix in the Cream Cheese

In your food processor or mixing bowl combine the Oreo crumbs with 8 ounces of softened cream cheese. Continue mixing until you’ve achieved a dough-like consistency. You may use a spatula or mixer for this step.

Step 3: Shape the Truffles

Next, scoop the mixture with a tablespoon-size cookie scoop or your hands and roll them into balls. Place the truffle balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper. Make sure to leave some space between each truffle to prevent them from sticking together.

Step 4: Chill the Truffles

Freeze the truffles for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate for 1 hour. Chilling the truffles helps them firm up and makes them easier to handle when coating them in almond bark.

Step 5: Melt the Chocolate

While the truffles are chilling, melt the vanilla or chocolate almond bark. You can do this in a microwave-safe bowl, following the instructions on the packaging. Be sure to melt the almond bark in short intervals, stirring in between to prevent burning.

Step 6: Coat the Truffles

After your almond bark is melted and smooth, remove the truffles from the freezer or refrigerator. Using a fork or a candy dipping tool, dip each truffle into the melted almond bark, making sure to fully coat it. Allow any excess coating to drip off before placing the coated truffle back on the lined baking sheet.

Step 7: Add the Finishing Touches

Before the almond bark sets, decorate your truffles according to your occasion. This adds a festive touch and enhances the minty flavor of the truffles. You can get creative with different colors of sanding sugar or sprinkles to match the occasion or holiday.

Step 8: Let the Truffles Set

Let your truffles sit at room temperature until the coating sets. If you’re in a hurry, you can place the baking sheet back in the refrigerator to speed up the setting process.

Step 9: Enjoy!

Congratulations! You can now enjoy your Mint Oreo Truffles! Serve them at parties, give them as gifts, or simply indulge in a bite-sized treat whenever you need a sweet pick-me-up. Store these truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days, allowing you to savor them over time.

Tips and Variations

  • You may want to up your peppermint extract to 1 1/2 tsp if you are not using peppermint candy to decorate your truffles,
  • If you don’t want to use peppermint extract, you may omit the extract if you use Mint Oreos.
  • For other flavors, you can adjust this recipe by using any other flavor of Oreo cookies you prefer. The recipe will still work wonderfully for all Oreo Truffles.
  • Experiment with different types of chocolate coatings, such as dark chocolate or milk chocolate, to customize the flavor of your truffles.
  • Get creative with the decorations! Try using different colored sanding sugars or sprinkles to match the theme of your event or holiday. These truffles are also beautiful coated in chocolate with a little green food coloring added to white chocolate or vanilla almond bark drizzled on top.
  • If you want to add an extra minty kick, consider using Mint Oreos and reducing the mint extract to just a drop or two into the mixture before shaping the truffles.

Mint Oreo Truffles ~ With Regular Oreos

rushed Oreo cookies are blended with cream cheese, rolled into decadent truffles, and coated in silky chocolate, creating a heavenly confection that marries the classic crunch of Oreos with a refreshing hint of mint.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, no-bake, oreos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooling and Rolling Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 45 truffles

Ingredients

  • 36 Oreo Cookies regular flavor
  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 16 oz almond bark chocolate or vanilla
  • crushed peppermint, sprinkles, or contrasting color almond bark for decoration

Instructions

  • Crush the Oreos into fine crumbs. If using a food processor – you may leave the cookies intact. Alternatively, you may use a blender or crush the cookies in a ziplock bag, just remove the filling from the oreo cookies and incorporate that filling back into the truffles in the next step.
  • In your food processor or mixing bowl combine the Oreo crumbs with 8 ounces of softened cream cheese. Continue mixing until you've achieved a dough-like consistency. You may use a spatula or mixer for this step.
  • Next, scoop the mixture with a tablespoon-size cookie scoop or your hands and roll them into balls.
  • Place the truffle balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper. Make sure to leave some space between each truffle to prevent them from sticking together.
  • Freeze the truffles for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate for 1 hour. Chilling the truffles helps them firm up and makes them easier to handle when coating them in almond bark.
  • While the truffles are chilling, melt the vanilla or chocolate almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl, following the instructions on the packaging. Be sure to melt the almond bark in short intervals, stirring in between to prevent burning.
  • After your almond bark is melted and smooth, remove the truffles from the freezer or refrigerator. Using a fork or a candy dipping tool, dip each truffle into the melted almond bark, making sure to fully coat it. Allow any excess coating to drip off before placing the coated truffle back on the lined baking sheet.
  • Before the almond bark sets, decorate your truffles according to your occasion. This adds a festive touch and enhances the minty flavor of the truffles. You can get creative with different colors of sanding sugar or sprinkles to match the occasion or holiday.
  • Let your truffles sit at room temperature until the coating sets. If you're in a hurry, you can place the baking sheet back in the refrigerator to speed up the setting process.

Notes

You may store these prepared truffles in the refrigerator for several days or freeze them for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1truffle

Conclusion

In conclusion, Mint Oreo Truffles are an easy-to-make treat that combines the refreshing taste of mint with the irresistible flavor of Oreo cookies. With just a few simple ingredients and some creative decorations, you can create a batch of these truffles that will impress your friends and family. So why not give them a try and experience the pure joy of biting into a minty, chocolatey delight? Happy truffle-making!

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rushed Oreo cookies are blended with cream cheese, rolled into decadent truffles, and coated in silky chocolate, creating a heavenly confection that marries the classic crunch of Oreos with a refreshing hint of mint.

This is our favorite salad.  It’s delicious.  It’s amazing.  It has bacon.

If you’re following the Trim Healthy Mama plan, this is an S – Satisfying meal.  If you’re not following THM, I urge you to make this salad.  Even Mark likes it.

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