Easy Oreo Truffle Recipe

Whether you twist them apart, dunk them in milk, or just gobble them down as is, there's nothing quite like an Oreo. Crispy, creamy, and definitely chocolatey, these little sandwich cookies are real crowd pleasers that push all the right nostalgic buttons. But let's be honest, as much as we love Oreos, we're more likely to think of them as delicious than decadent ... until now.

Recipe developer Susan Olayinka has taken the Oreo and given it a sophisticated makeover, transforming this familiar cookie into a white-chocolate kissed truffle. Perfect for the holidays, this luxurious dessert is surprisingly easy to make, requiring only three ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. Plus, if you have little ones who don't mind getting cookie crumbles all over their fingers (and what child would mind that?), then this may be the perfect recipe to make together as a family, especially if you have a tight schedule.

Gather your ingredients

Of course, you can't make an Oreo-based dessert without Oreo cookies. Olayinka used the classic version of this treat, however, Nabisco has several other types of Oreos on the market, including the vanilla Golden Oreo, a caramel coconut Oreo, and even a peanut butter pie flavored Oreo. So, if you're feeling a bit adventurous, you may want to try a different flavor or combination of flavors for this recipe. As long as whatever you choose will taste good with cream cheese and white chocolate, the sky is the limit. Just remember, some Oreo flavors are for a limited time only, so you don't want to hesitate picking up your own "secret" truffle ingredient.

You'll also want to grab an 8-ounce package of cream cheese, as well as a package of white chocolate.

Whisk your cream cheese

Before we get to the chocolate portion of this recipe, we first need to prepare our cream cheese. Place the cream cheese into a large mixing bowl and use an electric whisk to whisk it for 1 minute. This will make it malleable, which is very important for the next step in this recipe.

If you don't have an electric whisk, Olayinka says, "whisking by hand is perfectly fine. You just need a bit of elbow grease!" But that extra effort is worth it, since the cream cheese will not only help your truffles keep their shape but also give them a delightful cheesecake quality.

That's the way the Oreo cookie crumbles

Now that your cream cheese is ready, it's time to prepare the star of this dessert. And sorry to all the cookie lovers out there, but just like you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet, you have to crumble a few cookies to make a truffle. Using either a food processor or a high-speed blender, grind the Oreos down into a fine powder. Getting the consistency right is important since, as Olayinka explains, not grinding down the Oreos enough would create less smooth truffles. "I feel that truffles are so smooth to bite into," she says. "It just adds to the texture nicely."

Mix, roll, and freeze your truffles

Add the ground Oreos to the cream cheese and mix until the ingredients are well incorporated together. And now it's time to get your hands a little bit dirty.

Roll the mixture into balls and place them on a parchment paper-lined plate. While you can make your truffles as large or small as you like, you may want to start by making one truffle as your prototype and then try to make the rest about the same size. And since you're just rolling simple balls, this is a great part of the recipe to get the kids or grandkids involved.

When you've rolled all your truffles, place them into the freezer for 1 hour.

Time to melt your white chocolate

While your truffles are freezing, you're going to melt the white chocolate, using the bain-marie or water bath method. Get a pot of water boiling on your stovetop at medium heat. Place the white chocolate in a separate large mixing bowl and place it into the pot of the boiling water. By using this technique, all your blocks of white chocolate should melt in about 7 to 10 minutes.

"Melted white chocolate has a very smooth and silky consistency akin to heavy cream," Olayinka notes. "Just be sure to take it off the bain-marie immediately after all the blocks have melted."

Once you've completely melted all the white chocolate, set it aside.

Coat some of your truffles in white chocolate

To really give your Oreo balls that elegant truffle appearance, you're going to decorate them two ways: coating and drizzling. After removing your truffles from the freezer, set some aside for drizzling later.

Immerse the rest of your truffles completely in the white chocolate. Don't worry, the white chocolate will set immediately because the truffles are frozen. To get that nice, smooth texture on the truffle's coating, Olayinka recommends using a fork for this step (although you can also use a spoon as pictured), and then placing your truffles on greaseproof paper.

And the final touch: drizzling

Once you've finished with your fully coated truffles, you're ready to put the last decorative touches on the rest of the Oreo balls in your batch. Using a knife, drizzle the white chocolate over the remaining, uncoated truffles. To get the best results, Olayinka recommends drizzling with fast hand motions rather than slow ones, otherwise you will wind up with large dollops of white chocolate on your truffles instead of thin, elegant streaks.

Once you're finished decorating, transfer your Oreo truffles from the greaseproof paper to a serving dish and dive right in!

Easy Oreo Truffle Recipe
5 from 12 ratings
Impress your guests with these super simple, exquisite-looking, no-bake chocolate truffles -- made from Oreos, everyone's favorite cookie!
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
4
servings
Close up of Oreo truffles piled in a serving dish
Total time: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1 standard-sized Oreo package (approximately 42 cookies)
  • 1 ¼ cups white chocolate chunks
Directions
  1. Place the cream cheese into a large mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to whisk it for 1 minute to make it more malleable.
  2. Using a food processor or high-speed blender, grind the Oreos down to a fine powder.
  3. Add the ground Oreos to the cream cheese and mix together until the ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Roll the mixture into balls and place on a parchment paper-lined plate. Place in the freezer for 1 hour.
  5. Using the bain-marie (water bath) method, get a pot of water boiling on a stovetop at medium heat. Place the white chocolate in a separate, large, heatproof mixing bowl and place the bowl into the boiling water. The white chocolate should melt in about 7-10 minutes.
  6. Remove the truffles from the freezer and separate into two groups. Using a fork, immerse one group of truffles, one-by-one, completely in the white chocolate.
  7. Use a knife to drizzle white chocolate on the remaining truffles.
  8. Transfer the truffles to a serving dish and enjoy!
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 477
Total Fat 37.2 g
Saturated Fat 21.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 66.6 mg
Total Carbohydrates 39.2 g
Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
Total Sugars 31.3 g
Sodium 231.3 mg
Protein 5.9 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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