Oreo Truffles are so easy to make and are a great no bake seasonal, holiday or birthday dessert. The super soft truffle center with fan favorite Golden Oreo's are coated in melty chocolate making the crunch (and the calories!) so satisfying. These Oreo balls are also easy to make in any other Oreo flavor making variations a snap!
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Add cookies to a food processor and process for 10 seconds until fine crumbs form. Add softened cream cheese and vanilla extract. Process for an additional 10 seconds until dough turns into a ball.
Set out a baking sheet with parchment paper. Check to make sure baking sheet will fit in freezer and make space. Use a ta
Use a tablespoon-size portion scoop (or cookie scoop) to measure dough into balls and shape with hands to smooth.
Freeze Oreo Truffles for 30 minutes to harden and firm dough before going to the chocolate step.
Microwave chocolate for 90 seconds at 50% power, stirring every 15-20 seconds until melted. Other melting methods below. If your chocolate is too thick, add a tiny amount (1/2 tsp) to your chocolate and mix until smooth.
Dip balls into dipping chocolate and toss to coat. Let excess chocolate drip off. Place balls onto lined baking sheet and continue till all are done.
Sprinkle truffles with decorate sprinkles while still wet.
Freeze oreo truffles to harden chocolate, approx 20 minutes.
Keep stored in air tight container in fridge. Tuffles should keep up to 2 weeks in fridge or 2 months in freezer.
Clear out the freezer for a baking sheet because these no-bake balls need some time in the freezer to set. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper. If you do not have a cookie sheet that works well for your freezer size, alternatively use a cutting board, serving tray, or large plate.
I usually coat my truffles in chocolate with a spoon and then remove them from the bowl with a fork, scraping the chocolate off the bottom.
Sprinkle on holiday sprinkles or sugar on truffles before melted chocolate is set.
How to melt chocolate in the Microwave: Melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup using 40-second increments. Stir after each interval. Microwave times may vary depending upon the brand/type of chocolate. The goal here is to get the chocolate melted without burning it. It's important to stir frequently during microwaving. If your melting chocolate is too thick, you can add 1/2 tsp of oil to thin it up. (Do not go overboard, or it gets too runny) How to melt chocolate in a Melting Chocolate Machine: A sure-fire way to get perfect chocolate is to use a chocolate melting machine. It does take time to slowly melt the chocolate down so it's best to plug this in and get it going before you start making the cookie balls. There is a link to one in the article. How to melt chocolate in a Double Boiler: There are actual 2 piece double boilers that you can buy as a set. However, if you do not have one, simply fill a saucepan with about 2 inches of hot tap water. Place a heat-safe mixing bowl inside the larger saucepan so the bowl is edge to edge, sitting at the rim level and trapping heat between the saucepan and bowl. The bottom of the smaller saucepan should never touch the bottom of the pan it's sitting in. Add chocolate pieces to the bowl. Turn on heat to medium and let steam slowly melt the chocolate in the bowl. This method lets the steam (not direct heat) heat up the chocolate. Make sure to stir as it's melting.