For my friend Nicole’s ugly sweater Christmas party this week, I wanted to make something festive, easy and bite-size. Thanks to Pinterest, I found this wonderful recipe for Peppermint Oreo Truffles. I’ve never made Oreo truffles before, but they are the easiest things to make! No baking required! (Sorry, oven) I used mint filled Oreos instead of the original, but you can use either. I just wanted to make mine extra minty You can dip your truffles in either white chocolate or milk. I chose the white chocolate so that the crushed peppermint would show up. Happy Holidays!
Peppermint Oreo Truffles
(adapted from Cooking Classy)
- 36 Mint Oreos (1 box)
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 2 12-ounce packages of white chocolate morsels
- 1/4 cup crushed candy canes/peppermint candies
Place the Oreos into the food processor and pulse until they are finely crushed. If you don’t have a large enough food processor, you’ll have to put in a few at a time.
In a small mixing bowl, blend together the cream cheese and peppermint extract with a hand mixer.
Add the cream cheese mixture to the crushed Oreos and mix together. Using the back of a spoon, press the mixture into the bottom of the bowl until combined.
Using a melon baller, scoop up the mixture and place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Leave some space between the truffles.
Place the truffles in the freezer for at least 10 minutes. Once the truffles have hardened, it will be much easier to dip in the chocolate. While the truffles are in the freezer and before you melt the chocolate, put the peppermint candies in the food processor and pulse until the peppermints are finely chopped or powdery.
Melt the white chocolate morsels over a stovetop until melted completely. Be careful not to burn the chocolate! Take the truffles out of the freezer and dip each truffle into the melted chocolate and place back on the parchment paper. Quickly sprinkle the tops with the crushed candy canes.
Once the chocolate has set and the truffles have hardened, place onto a platter and then put into the fridge until you are ready to serve!
Recipe print out below.