If you love the taste of Oreos but you’re also crazy about truffles, you’re going to flip over this simple Valentine’s themed recipe. Best of all, it only calls for four ingredients!
Is it a Cake Ball or an Oreo Ball?
That was the question I asked myself as I set out to make this Valentine’s Day recipe. I’ve made cake balls on a couple of different occasions.
In fact, I recently made some Red Velvet Truffles that were out of this world. But cake balls start with, well, cake. It has to be mixed, baked, cooled, and crumbled before it can be used in cake balls.
These easy Oreo balls, though? They are ready to go! Mix them up in your food processor with cream cheese and voila! You’ve got your truffle filling!
I have used Oreos in a number of desserts, of course. But I’d never made a simple Oreo Truffle until tonight.
And y’all. . .I plan to make these again and again. I’ll tell you more about my thoughts after I share the recipe.
Oreo Truffle Ingredients
You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. For now, here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need. Just a handful of ingredients!
- Oreo cookies (regular or thin)
- room temperature cream cheese
- white chocolate or almond bark (or white candy melts)
- vegetable oil
If you’re planning to decorate you’ll also need coloring gel and sprinkles.
How to Make these Easy Valentines Oreo Balls
These came together so easily!
Start by processing the entire package of Oreos in your food processor. I have a Thermomix but you could use a Ninja or whatever you happen to have.
It’s possible to process your cookies in a large gallon-sized baggie. Use a rolling pin to pound the cookies down to fine crumbs.
Add the cream cheese to the Oreo crumbs. If you’re using a food processor you can add the cream cheese and continue mixing. (This can also be done in a stand mixer with paddle attachment if you prefer.)
Once you’ve formed a dough you’ll want to scoop out 1-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet that has been covered in waxed paper or a piece of parchment paper.
Place tray in freezer for 20 – 30 minutes or until set.
Place almond bark and vegetable oil in small microwave-safe bowl. Melt in microwave. I melted mine in 30-second intervals. Stir melted almond bark until smooth and creamy.
Add a dot of pink coloring gel to the melted chocolate and stir well.
Dip your frozen Oreo balls. Tap off excess chocolate and place on a wire rack, which has been placed over a cookie sheet. Hint: put a piece of wax paper on the cookie sheet for easy cleanup.
Once you’ve covered all of the balls in pink chocolate coating, add a dot of red coloring oil (a special oil color made for chocolate) to the leftover pink chocolate. You might need to place it back in the microwave for a few seconds to loosen up.
(Note: If you don’t have coloring oils you could always use pink candy melts for the truffles and red candy melts for the drizzle.)
Drizzle red chocolate over the pink and add sprinkles. (I used a piping bag for this part.) You want to add the sprinkles while the red drizzles are still wet.
Place the tray of Oreo Truffles in the fridge to chill.
Store in refrigerator in an airtight container or freeze (up to two months).
What to Expect from these Valentine’s Day Truffles
I mentioned above that I’ve made cake balls in the past and they were yummy. But y’all. . .these perfect Valentine’s Day treats are better. They’re better for a bunch of reasons.
- First, the taste. There’s something so simple and intoxicating chocolate and cream cheese. I can’t even. . . and that candy coating? I loved the crunch!
- Second, the ease. I can’t get over the fact that I didn’t have to actually bake anything. Really? This is one of those simple recipes you’ll enjoy time and time again.
- Third, they’re pretty much foolproof! This Oreo truffle recipe turns out great!
Now that I see how simple these are, I plan to make them again and again. I’ll probably make a batch for easter and shape them like eggs, (then decorate them in Easter colors).
Or maybe I’ll make some at Christmas and drizzle red and green chocolate on top.
Or…..what about the 4th of July? Red, white and blue would be terrific!
Regardless of when you make them, this is an easy no bake dessert you’re going to love! The perfect tasty treats!
Variations on this Recipe:
These are delectable but I’m already thinking of things I can change or add to this easy dessert. Things like:
Mini chocolate chips: It might be fun to throw in a few.
Mint Oreos: Use mint in place of regular for a minty twist!
Lemon Oreos: Yum! I loved this idea so much that I made them right away! I used a full pack of Lemon Oreos and a block of cream cheese. (My filling was pretty loose, so feel free to cut back a little on the cream cheese.) Don’t forget to freeze the balls before coating.
Hazelnut Oreos: Y’all. . .can you even imagine?
Nutter Butter Cookies: If you can make truffles out of ground-up Oreos, why not other cookies? Try a peanut-butter twist to this delicious recipe!
Biscoff Cookies: You might need to add a bit more cream cheese to make up for the lack of filling in the cookies.
Heart-shaped truffles: If you’re really in the Valentine spirit you could form the Oreo dough into heart-shaped balls before coating in chocolate.
Other Truffles and Cookie Balls from Out of the Box Baking
Easy Red Velvet Truffles: If you’re looking for the perfect sweet treat to share with loved ones this Valentine’s Day, have I’ve got a recipe for you! These delicious Red Velvet Truffles are easy to make and oh, so tasty!
Easy Peanut Butter Snowballs: If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas candy, one rich with flavor, you’re going to love these delicious snowballs!
Easy Chocolate Coconut Balls: If you’re a fan of those yummy Mounds bars you find in the supermarket, you’re going to flip over this simple recipe. These easy Chocolate Coconut Balls as just as good and simple to make!
That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this easy recipe for simple Valentine’s Oreo Truffles. They are the perfect treat!
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About the Author
Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.
- 1 19-ounce container of Oreos (regular or thin)
- 1 block room temperature cream cheese
- 2 pounds white melting chocolate or almond bark
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- To decorate: pink coloring gel, red coloring gel, sprinkles
- Start by processing the entire package of Oreos in your food processor. I have a Thermomix but you could use a Ninja or whatever you happen to have.
- It's possible to process your cookies in a large gallon-sized baggie. Use a rolling pin to pound the cookies down to crumbs.
- Add the cream cheese to the crumbs. If you're using a food processor you can add the cream cheese and continue mixing. (This can also be done in a stand mixer with paddle attachment if you prefer.)
- Once you've formed a dough you'll want to scoop out small balls and place them on a cookie sheet that has been covered in waxed paper or parchment paper.
- Place tray in freezer for 20 - 30 minutes or until set.
Melt almond bark (or chocolate) with vegetable oil. I melt mine in 30-second intervals.
- Stir until smooth and creamy.
- Add a dot of pink coloring gel and stir well.
- Dip your frozen Oreo balls. Tap off excess chocolate and place on a wire rack, which has been placed over a cookie sheet. (Note: I skipped this step and put mine directly onto the parchment paper. You can see that I made a bit of a mess!)
- Once you've covered all of the balls in pink, add a dot of red coloring gel to the leftover pink chocolate. You might need to place it back in the microwave for a few seconds to loosen up.
- Drizzle red chocolate over the pink and add sprinkles. (I used a piping bag for this part.) You want to add the sprinkles while the red drizzles are still wet.
- Place the tray of Oreo Truffles in the fridge to chill.
- Once they're chilled it's time to clean up the bottom edges. I used a paring knife to trim away and smooth out the bottoms. If you used a wire rack you might be able to skip this step.
- Store in refrigerator or freeze (up to two months).