Peppermint Oreo Truffles

 

December is practically synonymous with sugar and baking. And that is just fine with me. These truffles are so perfect for this season – they’re cute, they’re small and easy to transport, they’re chocolate and peppermint! Plus they have only 5 ingredients. You have to make them.

Recipe Rundown
Taste: Super chocolatey, slightly tangy, with that refreshing hint of peppermint.
Texture: The chocolate on the outside is smooth and snappy while the filling is thick, rich, slightly chewy.
Ease: Only 5 ingredients. The truffles require chilling a few times but nothing difficult.
Appearance: What’s not mouthwatering about balls of chocolate? Especially when garnished with crushed candy canes!
Pros: Easy, spectacular, perfect for the holidays. Can be made ahead of time.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? Yes.

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Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Note: Crush candy canes by putting them in a resealable plastic bag and pounding with a meat pounder or rolling pin until finely crushed. To quickly bring the cream cheese to room temperature, microwave on a microwave-safe plate in 15 second bursts until just softened.

Yield: 48

Ingredients:

1 (16.6 ounce) package regular Oreo cookies
6 regular-size candy canes, finely crushed
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
16 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 tablespoon coconut oil or vegetable oil

Directions:

Place Oreo cookies in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground (this can also be done manually by placing cookies in a resealable plastic bag and pounding with a meat pounder or rolling pin). Reserve 2 tablespoons of crushed candy canes for garnish, add remaining candy canes to Oreo crumbs. Add cream cheese. Process until mixture is well combined and smooth.

Chill mixture in fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until slightly firm.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Using a spoon or spring-loaded ice cream scoop, scoop equal sized balls of the Oreo cookie mixture, placing on prepared baking sheet. Place sheet with cookie balls in freezer until well chilled, at least 1 hour or up to 1 day.

When cookie balls are chilled, melt chocolate by combining chopped chocolate and oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring between bursts, until just melted and smooth.

Drop each cookie ball into melted chocolate, coating evenly. Remove with fork, gently tapping off excess chocolate. Place back on cookie sheet and immediately sprinkle with reserved crushed candy canes. Repeat with remaining cookie balls.

Store truffles in an airtight container in the fridge.

   

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19 Responses to “Peppermint Oreo Truffles”

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    Katie — December 10, 2011 at 2:30 am

    These look AMAZING! Can't wait to make them!

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    Maria — December 10, 2011 at 3:55 am

    shut up!!!

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    Tracey — December 11, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I make these around Christmas every year, they're SO good!!

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    vballer — December 11, 2011 at 3:56 am

    mmm..these look awesome!
    but i might use mint oreos to get a more minty flavor…
    (they might end up being green as well-green creme) haha

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    Mary Pat Flanigan — December 11, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Do you remove the “cream” center from the Oreo first?

    • handleheat replied: — December 11th, 2011 @ 4:40 am

      Nope!

      • Mary Pat Flanigan replied: — December 11th, 2011 @ 4:50 am

        TY! Just found my dessert for work luncheon! :-)

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    Christin — December 11, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I've made regular oreo balls, but never tried adding peppermint. Sounds good!

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    Josie — December 11, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    How long can you store it for?

    • handleheat replied: — December 12th, 2011 @ 2:53 am

      I've had a batch in the fridge for 4 days now and they're still great! I would say about 5 days.

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    Pretty. Good. Food. — December 13, 2011 at 12:41 am

    How great for holiday gifts! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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    jorrel — December 16, 2011 at 5:16 am

    these are soo good! i JUST made them. so easy too! :]\

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    ALi — December 21, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Just made these last night..I think I could eat the whole container. They will be going into our annual goodie exchange with family & friends

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    Stacey — January 6, 2012 at 6:00 am

    I made these this year found this while I was looking up something like it to put on pintrest since I didn't take pics. I used peppermint joe joes (from trader joes. added a little bit of peppermint extrat to the chocolate and I also made some with white chocolate sooooo good!!!! People kept telling me I should sell them yum!

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    Terri — November 19, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    How do you think these would transport? I would like to make them and ship out of town as gifts. Do you think they would be ok?

    • Tessa replied: — November 27th, 2013 @ 10:59 am

      I’ve never shipped these. Since they need to be stored in the fridge I would be a little weary about the chocolate melting while being shipped.

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    Marisela — November 27, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Instead of using peppermint may I use nuts? or something else? thank you!

    • Tessa replied: — November 27th, 2013 @ 10:59 am

      You can leave the peppermint out entirely if you’d like, it’s really just there for flavor and the added crunch with the garnish.

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    Kelli — December 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Great recipe! I really want to try these but i don’t have a food processor.. could I use a blender or no?

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