Oreo Truffles

These are the infamous truffles that caused my manager to run down the hallway – mouth stuffed full with truffles – frantically saying, “Saavvee onnnne moreeee for meeeee.”

All in front of the client. Priceless.

I was hesitant to provide this recipe – not because I’m a recipe hog- but for the mere fact that its main ingredient (oreos) has a “bad” rep. Oreos normally don’t evoke the drool factor of a luscious and creamy truffle…but trust me, you’ll be running after a truffle like this too. Especially knowing how easy it is to make.


1 pkg. (1 lb., 2 oz.) Oreo (R), Chocolate Sandwich Cookiesdivided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened (reduced fat works well)
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Baker’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted in a double boiler.
1 tbs + 1 tsp kahlua, Bailey’s Irish creme, or your favorite rum.

Tips for dipping truffles in chocolate: Place truffle ball in melted chocolate to coat; roll if necessary. Lift truffle from chocolate using 2 forks (this will allow excess chocolate to run off) before placing on wax paper.


Remove the creme from 3 oreos and crush to fine crumbs (using food processor or rolling pin). Reserve for later use.

Crush remaining cookies to fine crumbs (with creme); place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter. Add a splash of your favorite rum for an extra kick!

Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.

Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.

Note: I tend to like the truffles right out of the fridge but it tastes wonderful at room temperature as well.


6 thoughts on “Oreo Truffles

  1. If you want to make the truffle even more awesome, try using a high-quality chocolate such as Guittard, Valhrona, Sharffen Berger, or any of the other “good” names. If you can find it in Jewel, it’s not good enough! Also, why not make a ganache (2 parts chocolate, 1 part cream) and mix the crushed oreos into that? Again, would just make it a more decadent, high-end truffle. Yum.

  2. I am writing a cookbook with my family and would like to use your Oreo Truffle Photo. The cookbook is in memory of two family members that died in the same week (June) two years ago. The proceeds are being donated to The American Heart Association and The American Cancer Society.
    The publishing platform I am using is asking for written permission for any pictures used. I do not understand the licensing policy on flickr, but I would like to ask you to allow us to publish your photo in our book with whatever credit you choose.

    Ann-Marie Cunniff

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