Mint Oreo Truffles

Have you ever tried Oreo Truffles? They are similar to cake bites, but they are made with crushed up Oreos instead of cake. And boy oh boy are they divine! My good friend Michelle brought Mint Oreo Truffles to a young women’s activity, and you all know how I feel about chocolate mint. Of course I had to make some.
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These little truffles are super easy to make, especially if you have a food processor. You can use a blender, but you will have to crush the Oreos in small batches. I learned by trial and error that a package of mint oreos contains fewer cookies than a regular package. My first batch (made at a church activity with my cute young women), turned out a little squishy because we used a full 8oz package of cream cheese. I have adjusted the recipe accordingly. :)

Mint Oreo Truffles

1 15oz box Cool Mint Oreos
6oz cream cheese, softened
16 ounces of  semi sweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
1 Tbsp shortening
1/4 cup Mint chips or green candy melts (0ptional)
Crush Oreos in a food processor or blender until very finely ground. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese till smooth. Add Oreo crumbs and mix till thoroughly combined. Cover and chill for about 30 minutes. Roll into 1″ balls and place on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Chill while you prepare the chocolate. Melt shortening in a glass bowl in the microwave. Add chocolate chips. Cook at 50% power in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds till smooth. Dip truffles in the melted chocolate with a fork, then let excess chocolate drip off. I like to use a toothpick to push them off the end of the fork onto waxed paper. Let set till hardened. If desired, you can decorate the truffles with green drizzle. Melt green mint chips or candy melts in a small ziplock bag in the microwave at 50% power. Snip a small hole in the corner and drizzle over the tops. Let sit till hardened.
-Makes about 4 dozen truffles

Notes:
-You can substitute melting chocolate, white chocolate,  or almond bark for the chocolate chips. Just omit the shortening.
-If using chocolate chips, do not replace the shortening with butter or margarine! They contain water, and it will cause the chocolate to seize up and harden.

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Comments

  1. Kara these look amazing, as sometimes products can be different in Aus could you please tell me if the shortening is lard or copha? Many thanks, looking forward to making them. Sonia

    • Sonia, I’ve never used lard or copha, but since copha is a vegetable fat, it sounds more similar to shortening than lard. I’d use that.

  2. I heart Mint Oreos. I will have to try these. Yummy!

    • This is the first time I’ve ever tried mint Oreos. Good thing I bought two packages, because I discovered that I love them too!

  3. Thanks Kara, will give it a try.

  4. These are beautiful and seem super delicious!

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  6. These truffles look amazing Kara! Pinned and featuring tonight!

  7. I made these for a cousin’s birthday party today. Thanks for the suggestion to use only 6 oz. of cream cheese with the mint Oreos. I wouldn’t have noticed that the package was smaller if you hadn’t mentioned it. I’ve done just regular Oreo truffles before, but I had not tried the mint ones until today.
    When I was leaving to go to the store for mint Oreos and cream cheese, my husband said “hmm, a raspberry truffle sounds really good.” I thought maybe I could just add a flavored cream cheese to regular Oreos. But when I was looking through the variety of Oreos, I saw that there are actually Berry Burst Oreos! I needed to make two batches anyway, so I grabbed those too. I also got a little tub of strawberry cream cheese to use with those…..I do not recommend that! The flavored cream cheese is a lot softer and really messes with the gooey-ness of the truffles. I’m sure there would have been plenty of flavor with just the berry oreos and regular cream cheese.
    Oh, and about the cream cheese….I actually used the neufchatel cream cheese (1/3 less fat) this time and nobody had any idea!

    • I just posted, but it didn’t take my email address the first time. Let’s see if it works this time.

    • Thanks for the tip about the Berry Burst Oreos. I just bought a package, I’ll have to try it! (If I can get to it before my boys find it and eat them.) I use the neufchatel cream cheese all the time as well. It’s a little bit softer, but I didn’t notice a difference in the truffles. :)

  8. Do these need to be refrigerated? I am considering making them for wedding favors. But in that case I will not be able to refrigerate them for a day or so

  9. Hello. I think these need to chill for a lot longer than 30 minutes before coating. At 30 minutes they are still too soft, so they fall apart a little or become misshapen in the chocolate or when taking them off the fork.

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