Oreo anything is my weakness. Anytime we go out to eat and actually get dessert, if there is anything cookies + cream flavored on the menu, poor Ben just concedes – that’s the winner. If we go out for ice cream? Oreo, always. So, needless to say, my favorite holiday sweet treat? These amazingly fudgy, sweet and rich Easy Oreo Truffles!
I pride myself on eating relatively healthy 10 out of 12 months of the year. I really do try and adhere to the 80/20 rule. That’s why one night a week, Benjamin and I get pizza delivered and drink a bottle of wine. #balance However, when November and December come around – all bets are off. It’s the ONE time of the year where I feel like everyone comes to a general consensus that calories don’t count. You want 3 plates at Thanksgiving and 2 pieces of pie? You do you. You want to go to 3 different cookie exchange parties within the first week of December? No judgement here. It’s okay, right? It’s the holidays. This is the one magical time of the year where everyone seems to be happy and glowing and there are lights on every house and it just makes my heart happy. So I’m gonna eat whatever I want to, dang it!
These oreo truffles are my go-to recipe to bring to any Holiday party. Actually, I’m making these for my first Christmas party of the season tomorrow night! I’m so excited. We are going to our friend Lauren and Nate’s house and they have the CUTEST BABY EVER named Jameson and we all dance around to Moana songs and have a blast.
So these oreo truffles are like SO EASY. Seriously. 3 ingredients. All you need is oreos (duh), a block of cream cheese (the best), and some melting chocolate! (chocolate = life)
These little balls of goodness are fudgy, sweet, rich, moist (you love that word don’t you?) and just delicious. Everytime I make them I want eat about 10. But they are so rich, you really can only eat a couple at a time. So I have to learn to pace myself. It’s a hard task though – when all I want to do is stuff my face with these precious oreo gems. It’s even worse during the process of making the truffles – and I have the entire food processor of dough just starting at me. It’s like it’s asking me to eat it. Of course, I’ll have a spoonful (or three). HOW CAN YOU RESIST DOUGH OF ANY KIND? Asking for a friend.
Anyway, all you do for this recipe is put the oreos and cream cheese in a food processor and voila! You’re done. Roll them up into balls, let ’em chill and then dip them in melted chocolate because WHY NOT. It’s the holidays, right? As we discussed earlier, you can go all out and not feel one ounce of guilt.
Find the recipe below! I didn’t include the nutritional info for these – it’s the holidays! Enjoy these – and especially enjoy the holiday season of treats!
Easy Oreo Truffles
- 1 box oreo cookies (save a few for garnish!)
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1.25 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 candy cane (for garnish - optional!)
Add the entire box of oreos (minus a few for garnish) into the food processor. Pulse until coarse crumbs.
Chop the cream cheese into chunks and add to the food processor. Blend until mixed well.
Using your hand or a cookie scoop, roll into small balls and place onto a large baking sheet. Yields 20 balls.
Freeze about 1 hour, or until hardened.
Using a double boiler or microwave, melt your semi-sweet chocolate chips. Dip the balls into the melted chocolate and coat them completely.
Place the oreo balls back on the baking sheet and add crushed oreos, crushed candy cane, sprinkles or nothing!
Use the same instructions for the white chocolate chips as above.
Place back in the freezer or fridge until you're ready to eat! When ready, devour!