Peppermint Oreo Truffles

 


Creamy Oreo truffles, flavored with peppermint, coated in rich white chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes.. soon to be your favorite holiday treat!

This simple dessert has an elegant and impressive presentation… only you have to know how EASY it is!  Great for the family to make together, you’ll love the richness of the white chocolate paired with the creamy zing from the creamy, chocolatey-peppermint centers.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles | Creamy Oreo truffles, flavored with peppermint, coated in rich white chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes.. soon to be your favorite holiday treat!

Do you still have candy canes hanging around after Christmas?  I know I sure do.  We seem to collect them every winter, without even trying lol.  So I found a way to use them up… make some peppermint oreo truffles!  Use up the leftovers plus end up with a delicious dessert… win, win!

Oreos are such a classic cookie, one that never gets old to me.  I had never made truffles before, and I was surprised at how simple it was… messy, but simple 🙂

Peppermint Oreo Truffles | Creamy Oreo truffles, flavored with peppermint, coated in rich white chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes.. soon to be your favorite holiday treat!

My food processor did the work for me… I added my candy canes to the food processor and pulse until they are crushed.  Then I removed the crushed pieces and tossed the cookies in the processor, just pulse the oreos until they are fine crumbs.  By chopping the candy canes first there will be some, for lack of a technical term, candy cane “dust” in the bottom of the processor.  Then when you pulse the oreos, all that peppermint “dust” will be mixed in with the cookies, adding extra peppermint flavor!

Now just mix the cookies with some softened cream cheese and some peppermint extract.

Try not to eat the mixture by the spoonful… seriously, it is GOOD!!  Now comes the messy part… scoop about a tablespoon into your hand and roll into a ball, and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet.  Continue until all the truffle dough is used up, and freeze the baking sheet for 10 minutes.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles | Creamy Oreo truffles, flavored with peppermint, coated in rich white chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes.. soon to be your favorite holiday treat!

The original recipe called for vanilla almond bark, which I couldn’t find too easily, so I used white chocolate and added some vanilla and almond extracts 🙂  Melt your chocolate in a double boiler or a makeshift one (glass bowl over a pot of simmering water), stirring often.  Remove the bowl when the chocolate is almost all the way melted, and stir to melt it the last little bit.

Dip each truffle into the melted chocolate and allow the excess chocolate to run off… I used 2 forks to do it.  I won’t lie to you, it’s a little tricky, so imperfection is your friend here 🙂  Place on the wax paper lined baking sheet and immediately top with a sprinkle of the crushed candy canes.  Continue with remaining truffles.  I had some leftover white chocolate, so I added a couple drops of green food coloring and drizzled it over the truffles 🙂  The chocolate will set quickly, and once it has, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles | Creamy Oreo truffles, flavored with peppermint, coated in rich white chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes.. soon to be your favorite holiday treat!

Peppermint Oreo Truffles | Creamy Oreo truffles, flavored with peppermint, coated in rich white chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes.. soon to be your favorite holiday treat!

Creamy oreo truffles, flavored with peppermint, coated in rich white chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes

Recipe adapted from Decor and the Dog


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Peppermint Oreo Truffles | Creamy Oreo truffles, flavored with peppermint, coated in rich white chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes.. soon to be your favorite holiday treat!

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Creamy oreo truffles, flavored with peppermint, coated in rich white chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes.. soon to be your favorite holiday treat!
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Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 24 -30 truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Oreos
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 16 oz white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • Candy canes for garnish

Instructions

  • Prepare a baking sheet by covering with wax paper.
  • Pulse candy canes until crushed, remove to small bowl.
  • Pulse oreos until they are fine crumbs, remove to large bowl.
  • Combine softened cream cheese with peppermint extract, add crushed oreos and stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Scoop out about a tablespoon of the truffle "dough" and roll into a ball with your hands.
  • Place ball on prepared baking sheet, continue with remaining dough.
  • Freeze the baking sheet for 10 minutes.
  • Stir vanilla and almond extracts into the white chocolate chips, then melt white chocolate mixture.
  • Dip truffles in the chocolate to coat and allow excess mixture to run off (using 2 forks).
  • Place on wax paper lined baking sheet and immediately sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
  • Repeat for remaining truffles.
  • Once chocolate has set, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

If desired, melt some additional white chocolate, add green food coloring, stir to mix well, then drizzle over truffles.
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44 comments on “Peppermint Oreo Truffles”

  1. I make Oreo truffles every year. Love the addition of peppermint! So festive 🙂

  2. I have eaten these oreo truffles before, but have never made them…adding the peppermint makes me want to make them asap.

  3. I’m planning on making truffles this year…these look incredible! I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to stop eating them!

  4. I am all about the chocolate + mint combo, so these sound super perfect! I’ll definitely have to try these out!

  5. I want to say we have candy canes hanging around after xmas, but now that my daughter is older she gets into them much quicker! I usually don’t buy the mint ones though (yeah, I am weird!) but I could always do a cherry or raspberry Oreo truffle!

  6. These will be perfect for a holiday party I’m hosting with teenagers 🙂

  7. you had me at Oreo!! nothing beats chocolate and peppermint, these sound delicious!

  8. Yum, what a great combination and perfect treat for any occasion!

  9. What a great idea, these look yummy! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Oh wow, these truffles look over-the-top delicious! I am bookmarking this immediately ! 😀

  11. These look absolutely beautiful and yummy!

  12. Anything with Oreos and I’m in love! These sound and look so amazingly delicious. So pretty too! <3

  13. They look amazing! What an ingenious way to use up those leftovers 😉

  14. Hi and welcome to Fiesta Friday! I am one of the co-hosts this week and just love the sound of these truffles so thank you for bringing them to the party – they are sure to be very popular! I find that if you wet your palms a little, the truffle will be much less messy to roll. Your photos are really gorgeous too. A really lovely post! Also, just a reminder to edit your post to include a link to and a mention of Angie’s FF #50 post, especially if you would like to be considered for a feature. Thanks again for bringing these to the party – Happy Fiesta Friday!!

  15. What a great idea – I am crazy about Oreos – you can tell by the number of posts I have. I will definitely save this for the holidays 🙂

  16. Oh my goodness, these truffles are seriously incredible!!

  17. I’ve made these before, but mine were not nearly this fancy and didn’t have the peppermint in them. I am pinning this for next year!

  18. They look so gorgeous ☺