Oreo Truffles

Oreo Truffles are such an easy dessert that they’re a real crowd pleaser! Why did I wait so long to whip these up?


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I was never a fan of Oreo Truffles till I made them myself.

Nick came home from college with a request from one of his roomies…Oreo Balls. Well, sure, I could make those. I wasn’t exactly thrilled since the ones I’d tasted were unimpressive. But I had the whole gang home for dinner the day I made these…and boy, did they rave about these babies. I also made the Brown Butter Cookie Dough Truffles and tried to get a clear winner from the crew. They were fans of both…these having a smoother, creamier filling compared with the cookie dough ones with the crunch of mini chocolate chips. So I guess you’ll have to try both and let me know your opinion.
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Well, as you probably realize, these were supposed to come with us when returning Nick to campus. The pumpkin bread, brown butter coyotas and Italian pasta casserole all made it into the car. About 3 minutes into the trip, I realized the Oreo Truffles were still parked the fridge. But, coincidentally, the roommate who suggested these ended up behind us as we pulled off the beltway onto the highway leading to the university. I quickly called him to see if he’d take Nick the next leg of the trip…and he immediately agreed.  He saved me over two hours of driving time, so I HAD to mail the truffles as my thanks. I think they lasted a matter of minutes when they finally reached their destination. I will definitely treat the boys to this easy dessert again soon!

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Tip of the day: For the holidays, just dust the truffles with appropriately colored sugar or sprinkles immediately after coating. Wrapping a few in a cellophane bag tied with coordinating ribbon makes a terrific hostess gift.

Things you may need for this recipe:

Food processor

Parchment Paper Baking Sheets

Oreo Truffles


  • 1 (15 ounce package) original Oreos
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1-2 ( 12 ounce) packages Ghirardelli White or Dark Melting Wafers
  • Sprinkes, optional, for garnish


    Inspired by Allrecipes

    1. Process Oreos in food processor till fine crumbs form. Cut cream cheese into 6-8 pieces and add to crumbs. Process till mixture well combined, about 1-2 minutes. Shape mixture into tightly packed 1 inch balls and set on parchment lined cookie sheet.
    2. Chill at least one hour or overnight.
    3. Melt Ghirardelli Melting Wafers as directed on package. Dip balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Garnish with sprinkles if desired. Refrigerate for about an hour before serving.
    4. Store covered in refrigerator.

    Yield: 3-3½ dozen

      Total time: 2½ hours with chilling time


        Nutrition Facts
        Serving Size
        Amount Per Serving As Served
        Calories 3321kcal Calories from fat 1639
        % Daily Value
        Total Fat 182g 280%
        Saturated Fat 71g 355%
        Transfat 0g
        Cholesterol 249mg 83%
        Sodium 2499mg 104%
        Carbohydrate 392g 131%
        Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
        Sugars 19g
        Protein 37g

        Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

        Calories 2000
        Total Fat Less than 65g
        Sat Fat Less than 25g
        Cholesterol Less than 300mg
        Sodium Less than 2,400mg
        Total Carbohydrate 300g
        Dietary Fiber 25g
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        1. Ooh, what a great time of the year for cake balls!

        2. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

          Now this is my kind of shopping!!! Looking at how smooth and pretty your truffles are I’d love to try the melting wafers, I haven’t seen them locally:@)

        3. Thanks for thr recipe ive always wondered how to make these gonna try for thanksgiving.

        4. These oreo truffles look so pretty and adorable! It would hard to just stop at one of these mini bites and I can see why your kids loved them 🙂

        5. Laura Crowther says:

          I’d love to try their frozen hot cocoa frappe!

        6. These sound delicious!

        7. Michelle Thayer says:

          The holiday spectacular basket.

        8. There’s something about an Oreo- you just can’t go wrong lol! and covered in chocolate? Heaven

        9. It all looks good. I could OD on chocolate…right now!

        10. Very impressive! And I’m not just talking about the gorgeous truffles but the fast thinking on the highway! I’m sure everyone appreciated the truffles.
          My post of your laminated dough went up on Monday, I hope you have a chance to see them. We’ve been away in Illinois so I haven’t had much of a chance to do my blog administration but I will get to it today.

        11. mmmmmm candy and chocolate are always good-true story

        12. Maggie Wallace says:

          Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Covered Blueberries!

        13. Love these, quick and easy. I call them the poor man’s truffle but still so good

        14. Graham Blackall | Glazed & Confused says:

          I have a sweet spot for Oreo truffles! So simple it almost disgusts me – LOL!
          I’ll have to try those Brown Butter Cookie Dough Truffles next!

          I’ve got my eyes on the Sweet White Chocolate Flavor Mix!

        15. I made something similar to these, so I can vouch that they’re amazing. So rich it’s hard to eat more than one…which is probably a good thing 😉 How did you get your chocolate so smooth on the outside? I can never get them pretty

        16. Cherrell R says:

          Can’t wait to try these.

        17. Too yummy, Liz xo

        18. I love Oreo truffles and yours are so very pretty, Liz. I would have to mail them soon after they were finished as I know I’d be sneaking one after another after another ………….. Then folks would be saying “that chubby chick sure can bake”!

        19. I’ve never tried the storebought version, but I’m pretty sure that your version tastes much better! Oh wow, they wouldn’t have lasted a second in my house either 😉

        20. Definitely the Peppermint Bark. I wait all year for that. I also like the milk and caramel and the cookies and cream.

        21. theresa krier says:

          dark chocolate & sea salt, yum!

        22. I’ve not had Oreo truffles. I know, I know – how could I not have? But I haven’t. And Oreos are one of the few commercial cookies I like (probably a throwback to my youth). Definitely should try these – thanks.

        23. These are SO fabulous for the holidays, Lizzy! I made similar truffles last year and they were the first appetizer to go at the party! Thanks for sharing your recipe and this great giveaway.

        24. I’m going to have to start reading your blog while I’m on the treadmill! The dark chocolate melting wafers are my choice.

        25. Barbara Bradford says:

          I this the top of my wish list is their Peppermint Bark SQUARES Chocolates Gift Bag – 80 Count. That way there is tons to share…

        26. i would buy milk chocolate covered almonds and melting wafers

        27. Any of the baking products really. . and would love to try the melting wafers. . love these truffles, Liz!

        28. I’ve never tried Oreo truffles and these look great. The Intense Dark Toffee Interlude Bar sounds scrumptious! And of course the melting wafers.

        29. Holiday Spectacular Basket! Love their peppermint!

        30. Jennifer Fredericks says:

          Solid Milk Chocolate Squares… I dream of those at night. 😉 Thanks for the chance to win!

        31. Liz, your truffles look amazing! I could totally eat them all!!

        32. I like San Francisco Skyline SQUARES Chocolates Gift Box

        33. Oh My My My!
          can’t wait to make these little sins. Xx

        34. White Mocha Frappe – yum!

        35. the pumpkin caramel squares!

        36. I want it all, so my pick would be the Holiday Spectacular Basket.

        37. I have never heard of Oreo truffles before, but I think it’s totally brilliant! Cream cheese + Oreos? My son would go crazy. And they are so cute too! Thanks so much for sharing this fun idea!

        38. Dark Chocolate Collection Gold Gift Box

        39. These truffles are a perfect homemade Christmas gift idea! I know quite a few Oreo lovers… me included 🙂

        40. Dark melting wafers and Intense Dark Cabernet Matinee bar are both definitely on my wish list.

        41. Oh my goodness those look perfect and so professional!!! The ingredients sound simple but I wonder if I could get the chocolate coating to look that smooth and pretty? I will have to look for that brand of chocolate here in Ontario.
          Liz – I’m so glad to hear that you are all O.K. and weren’t hit by the tornados!

        42. What a beautiful truffle and great giveaway Liz!

        43. I think I’d go for the Chocolate-Filled Gift Box. I like a collection of choices of chocolate!

        44. Hill Country Princess says:

          Cute and tasty!

        45. I would stock up on baking bars. I love your truffles, such a great holiday gift idea!

        46. Mr. & Mrs. P says:

          We couldn’t control ourselves with these in the house!!!

        47. These are always a winner with my hubby and kids. 🙂

        48. the Sea Salt Trio SQUARES Chocolates Gift Bag is on my wish list! love, love, love salty/sweet combos.

        49. Great Holiday Treat Recipe! Can’t wait to taste them.

        50. I want to try the melting wafers so I can make those truffles! Don’t think I have seen them in my stores.

        51. The sea salt almond dark chocolate bar is on my wishlist! I had this once while in San Francisco and it was amazing! I can’t wait to try it again.

        52. I would stock up on these truffles, they look magnificent 😀


          P.S I seem to have lost around 1000 subscribers on my blog and I don’t know how, so if you were subscribed, could you resubscribe please? it would really help me out!

        53. What a simple and easy gift-which we all need around the holidays!

        54. All of their melting wafers! I have big plans for the holidays to coat everything from cookies to pretzels to truffles and more!

        55. Simple yet very beautiful chocolate truffles!

        56. Gorgeous truffles. Didn’t think it’s so simple to make!

        57. Carolyn Bishop says:

          Reindeer Noses! What a wonderful idea for nibbles for Christmas Day. Thank you (I think) for directing me to the Ghirardelli website.

        58. I’d love to get this for a christmas gift. Looks delicious.

        59. These look so good.

        60. These look beautiful. What is the technique to avoid melted choc balls ( or strawberries) from having a “foot”?

        61. Sure love me some Ghirardelli chocolate. Of course, I’d want as many of their baking products as I could get. I have not tried their melting chocolates, so I’ll have to find those around here if I don’t win. 😉

        62. Ghirardelli Mint Cookie is definitely on my wish list! Why? I’d love to incorporate the lovely chocolates into the scrumptious Oreo Truffle recipe you shared. Your family – well, this time your son is very lucky.

        63. I love the 70% dark chocolate but the Christmas peppermint bark is amazing!!

        64. Lizzy,
          I’d get ready for Christmas baking by stocking up on their baking products. I love the Oreo Truffles. You can’t stop at just one.

        65. Phew! How do you stay so skinny?! I could not resist.

        66. so may great choices – the mocha frappe I think

        67. Would love to try their chocolate fudge sauce. And these truffles look great- Oreo desserts are always a winner!

        68. Oreo truffles are scrumptious! I would love to try the Ghiradelli Sweet Ground Chocolate….I think it would be so much fun to experiment with!

        69. White Mocha Frappé is on my wishlist. 🙂

        70. mary salois says:

          how long do they keep and do they need to stay refrigerated?

          • I’d store them in the refrigerator. I would think they’d keep at least a week…you could freeze to preserve them longer, but I’m not sure if the coating will stay nice and shiny if you do.

        71. Do you think these could be sent in a college finals package or is storing in the refrigerator crucial?

          • I think I’d err on the side of caution and not send them. There is cream cheese in the filling which is perishable,and I’d hate to think of potential food poisoning during finals week. You’re a nice mom! My youngest has his college finals this week.

        72. Stumbled upon this recipe & I’m intrigued by their cuteness, dear! xoxo


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