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Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Recipe By Tessa Arias
December 1st, 2014

Fun and festive Peppermint Oreo Truffles require no baking and just 6 ingredients. Anyone can make these and they are an all-time family favorite!

Yield: 36 truffles

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook: 1 hour 25 minutes

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Taste: Super chocolatey, slightly tangy, with that refreshing hint of peppermint. So festive!
Texture: The chocolate on the outside is smooth and snappy while the filling is thick, rich, slightly chewy. Absolute perfection, seriously.
Ease: Only 6 ingredients and no baking. The truffles require chilling so you’ll need a little patience.
Appearance: I mean, it’s almost impossible to not pop one of these babies into your mouth.
Pros: Easy, festive, and wonderful holiday treat. Perfect for parties, gifts, or just for indulging in.
Cons: While I typically prefer treats that are more homemade, Oreos are my weakness!! These are too good not to make and share.
Would I make this again? Again and again, I’ve been making these for years.

Happy December! I cannot believe 2014 is coming to an end but I’m so thrilled the holiday baking season is in full swing.

This is definitely my favorite time of the year and while we don’t get snow in Phoenix, the mild weather is absolutely glorious. Still, any chance I have to make a sweet treat and avoid cranking the oven is welcomed and luckily these super simple Peppermint Oreo Truffles require no baking. Seriously anyone can make these, just get ready for a bit of a chocolate mess which happens to be the best kind of mess!

I originally posted this recipe in 2011 and decided to update the recipe and take new photos as my photography skills have improved quite a bit since then (thankfully!). I wanted to update because I make this recipe every Christmas season, it’s a tradition in our house because these little balls of heaven are SO damn good and perfectly festive. It wouldn’t be December without Peppermint Oreo Truffles!

Everyone LOVES these.

Now I mentioned this before, but Oreo cookies in baking recipes are my weakness. I prefer to make and share mostly homemade recipes (I even have a recipe for homemade Oreos) with some exceptions, like using packaged cookies and crackers for pie crusts and the like. However, I try to stay away from recipes that rely solely on a packaged product so these Peppermint Oreo Truffles are a bit of a change for me. AND there are about a million Oreo truffle recipes floating around the internet. So why share this recipe with you? Well because it is just that good, it’s worth making some sort of exception for and because if there are any of you who haven’t tried this recipe yet, or who forgot about this recipe, I hope you’ll give it a go! You might love it as much as we do.

So festive and fun, these truffles are super easy and make a great homemade gift!

How to make
Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Yield: 36 truffles
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Inactive Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Fun and festive Peppermint Oreo Truffles require no baking and just 6 ingredients. Anyone can make these and they are an all-time family favorite!


  • 39 regular Oreo cookies
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 16 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 regular-size candy canes, finely crushed


  1. Place the Oreo cookies in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add the cream cheese and peppermint extract and pulse until the mixture is well combined and smooth.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the mixture into balls about 1-inch in diameter. I like to use this cookie scoop.
  3. Place the cookie balls in the freezer until well chilled, at least 1 hour or up to 1 day.
  4. When cookie balls are chilled, combine the chopped chocolate and oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring between bursts, until just melted and smooth. Do not overheat.
  5. Drop each cookie ball into melted chocolate, coating evenly. Remove with a fork, gently tapping off excess chocolate. Place back on cookie sheet and immediately sprinkle with the crushed candy canes. Repeat with the remaining cookie balls.
  6. Refrigerate until set before serving. Store the truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

While I prefer a smoother texture, you can add some crushed candy canes into the cookie mixture for more peppermint taste and crunch.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

These are my all-time FAVORITE holiday candy treat! Only 6 ingredients and no-bake!

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About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — December 1, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I love oreo truffles! This peppermint version looks amazing and is so festive!

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    Gaby — December 1, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    These look so rich and delicious!

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    Jeanette — December 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Made a half batch today to see how they would taste. My daughter loved them. I used 1/2 60% dark chocolate mixed with semi sweet and coconut oil. I plan on trying the vanilla oreo cookies with white chocolate and peppermint. I can’t have caffeine.

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    ShinyZubat — December 9, 2014 at 1:00 am

    I really want to try this, but at the moment obtaining baking chocolate/chocolate chips is sort of a pipe dream for me. Would I be insane to try it with dark chocolate candy bars? I’m sure it wouldn’t be as good but… would it technically work?

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    Lisa — December 20, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I made these for my husband to take to work with him and they went over so well that people were asking for the recipe and I sent them straight to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! These were so easy and fun to make! And sooo delicious, a real treat for the holidays 🙂

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    ShinyZubat — February 4, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Update: Never mind, I totally figured it out. Also these taste amazing.

  7. #
    Meg — December 15, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Amazing! I linked the recipe to my blog, I love them so much! Thanks for giving me the recipe to my new favorite holiday dessert!

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    Chelsea — December 18, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    When using the coconut oil with the chocolate, should I heat it up before mixing it in with the chocolate to liquefy it? Or just put the solid form with the chocolate?

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      Tessa — December 19, 2015 at 11:01 am

      You can just melt it with the chocolate!

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    tracey — December 7, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I dont have a food processor – can i use something else?

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    Princess — December 8, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Can’t to try these for Christmas appetizers!!

  11. #
    Tina — December 17, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    OMG! I found your recipe the other day. I made these this afternoon & I already have to hide them from the hubby….lol
    This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  12. #
    Corrie — December 17, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Do these freeze well?

  13. #
    Mary — November 1, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Do you use the inside cream of the Oreo cookie as well or just the wafer?

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    Sadie — December 16, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Disgusting and awful. I shredded the recipe after one terrible bite and then felt like poop king for the next 2 hours.

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    Lexi — December 23, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    I do not like peppermint. Do you think this combo would work if I subsitute vanilla extract and decorate the outside with shredded coconut instead of candy canes?

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    Beverly — November 19, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Do these freeze well?

  17. #
    Melissa — December 1, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Do these freeze well?

  18. #
    Cheri — December 4, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    My Oreo mixture seems too gooey. Did I do something wrong???? Help

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    Jenna — December 22, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    WOW! You look like Dove Camron’s twin sister. BTW the truffles were fantastic!!! 😀

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