Peppermint Oreo Truffles Recipe

Peppermint Oreo Truffles are so easy to make and are such an incredible hostess gift to give during the holidays! This is my go-to dessert recipe during the Christmas season.

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to pull this sweet treat together either.

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If you are looking for a great, make-ahead dessert that will satisfy children and grandparents alike, here it is! Peppermint oreo cookie balls take about an hour to put together. So, reserve the time you need accordingly.

PEPPERMINT OREO TRUFFLES RECIPE

Yields: 30-35 servings

Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 15.25 oz. package of Oreo Cookies
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons crushed peppermint candies or candy canes
  • ½ tsp. Peppermint extract
  • 16 oz. white chocolate chips

How To Make Peppermint Oreo Truffles

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1. Process the Oreos (entire cookie including filling) in a food processor or blender. Pulse until crumbs are formed.

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2. Using a hand-held or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the Oreo crumbs, ½ cup of crushed peppermint candies, peppermint extract and cream cheese until combined. The mixture will be thick and sticky.

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3. Using your hands, roll into 30-35 balls. Place balls on a parchment paper lined backing sheet or a silicone mat-lined baking sheet. Freeze the truffles for at least 30 minutes. If they are not cold and solid, the melted chocolate will not coat the balls properly.

4. Melt the white chocolate in a bowl as directed on packaging. Working with one truffle at a time, completely coat the outside of each ball. To do this, simply drop a truffle into the chocolate, swirl it around with a fork and then pick it up using the fork’s prongs. Tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to allow the excess coating to drip off, and place on lined baking sheet.

5. Sprinkle the reserved 2 tablespoons of crushed peppermint candies onto the tops of each truffle.

6. Refrigerate the truffles for at least 10 minutes so the chocolate sets. Truffles must always be chilled and will stay fresh for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Willing to give these peppermint Oreo balls a try? I hope you do! They are the perfect Christmas dessert idea.

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Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 15.25 oz. package of Oreo Cookies
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons crushed peppermint candies or candy canes
  • ½ tsp. Peppermint extract
  • 16 oz. white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Process the Oreos (entire cookie including filling) in a food processor or blender. Pulse until crumbs are formed.
  2. Using a hand-held or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the Oreo crumbs, ½ cup of crushed peppermint candies, peppermint extract and cream cheese until combined. The mixture will be thick and sticky.
  3. Using your hands, roll into 30-35 balls. Place balls on a parchment paper lined backing sheet or a silicone mat-lined baking sheet. Freeze the truffles for at least 30 minutes. If they are not cold and solid, the melted chocolate will not coat the balls properly.
  4. Melt the white chocolate in a bowl as directed on packaging. Working with one truffle at a time, completely coat the outside of each ball. To do this, simply drop a truffle into the chocolate, swirl it around with a fork and then pick it up using the fork’s prongs. Tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to allow the excess coating to drip off, and place on lined baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle the reserved 2 tablespoons of crushed peppermint candies onto the tops of each truffle.
  6. Refrigerate the truffles for at least 10 minutes so the chocolate sets. Truffles must always be chilled and will stay fresh for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

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Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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