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Grinch Truffles are the easiest way to prepare a perfectly portioned sweet treat using only Oreo cookies and cream cheese. Creamy, smooth, and coated in Grinch-green candy, they're the best bite of Oreo balls that you don't have to bake.
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Table of Contents
  1. Grinch Oreo Balls With Cream Cheese
  2. Why We Love This Grinch Oreo Christmas Truffles Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. More Truffle Flavor Options
  6. Recommended Tools
  7. How to Make Grinch Truffles
  8. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  9. Storage
  10. Frequently Asked Questions
  11. Other Easy Truffle Recipes
  12. Grinch Christmas Truffles Recipe

Grinch Christmas Truffles are easy-to-make Oreo balls that upgrade the classic sandwich cookie into an indulgent candy-coated confection with only 5 ingredients.

This no-bake Oreo truffle recipe resembles a bite-sized cheesecake but is prepared simply with a crushed cookie and cream cheese center that’s covered in Grinch-green almond bark and adorned with a red heart.

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Grinch Oreo Balls With Cream Cheese

Our delicious Grinch Oreo Truffles recipe combines the best of a truffle, a cheesecake, and Oreo cookies into the best Oreo Cookie balls.

The filling for these Grinch truffles is made with a simple chocolate cookie and softened cream cheese mixture that’s rolled into perfectly portioned mini desserts and coated in a green colored vanilla almond bark shell.

Holiday truffles are a tasty twist on my Birthday Cake Oreo Balls and Chocolate Cheesecake Bites and turns a basic Oreo balls treat into a fun and festive Grinchmas goodie.

With a sweet and creamy middle covered in chocolate hard shell, these no bake Oreo cookie balls are the perfect reminder that even the grumpiest Grinch deserves a delicious dessert during the Christmas and holiday season. 

Why We Love This Grinch Oreo Christmas Truffles Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Only uses 4 simple ingredients any your desired decoration.
  • Great activity to keep little hands busy during the holidays and a fun way to get the kids involved in the kitchen.
  • Delicious finger food to serve while watching the How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie.
  • Perfect for a Grinch-themed party, a Christmas cookie tray, or a holiday dessert platter.

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Ingredients

Substitutions and Additions

  • Create Holiday Happiness: You can use a variety of colored sprinkles to make festive Oreo balls for any holiday. Add rainbow sprinkles for a birthday-themed party; red and green sprinkles for Christmas; pink and red sprinkles for Valentine’s Day; pretty pale colors for Easter.
  • Customize Your Colors: Feel free to create your own customized Oreo truffles. Some ideas include:
    • Red Velvet Oreo Balls: Use red velvet Oreos and sprinkle the top with red and white sprinkles for Valentines Day.
    • Mint Oreo Balls: Crush mint Oreos for a mint Oreo ball and top each ball with red and green sprinkles for Christmas.
    • Fourth of July Oreo Balls: Use some red, white, and blue Oreos for a fourth of July celebration. Make sure not to leave off the red and blue sprinkles! 
  • Change The Cream Cheese Flavor: Feel free to use a flavored cream cheese spread if you want to add a bit more flavor to your truffles. Try strawberry or mixed berry cream cheese spread for a bit of fruity flavor.
  • Try Fun Toppings: You can simply top your truffle with a little red heart or try rolling them in different toppings before allowing them to set. You could use rainbow jimmies, nonpareils, coconut flakes, crushed nuts, or even add a drizzle of chocolate.

More Truffle Flavor Options

Customize Your Colors: Feel free to create your own customized Oreo truffles. Some ideas include:

  • Red Velvet Oreo Balls: Use red velvet Oreos and sprinkle the top with red and white sprinkles for Valentines Day.
  • Mint Oreo Balls: Crush mint Oreos for a mint Oreo ball and top each ball with red and green sprinkles for Christmas.
  • Fourth of July Oreo Balls: Use some red, white, and blue Oreos for a fourth of July celebration. Make sure not to leave off the red and blue sprinkles! 
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How to Make Grinch Truffles

  1. Make The Middle Mixture: Crush the Oreos into fine crumbs and combine with the cream cheese spread until a thick mixture forms.
  2. Form Truffle Balls: Scoop the mixture into balls, roll them smooth, and place them on a baking sheet. Chill for 30 minutes to an hour or until firm. 
  3. Melt: Microwave the vanilla almond bark for 1 minute and then stir well. Continue to microwave in 15-30 second increments until melted.
    Pro Tip: This should take about 2 minutes total. Be sure to stir in between each heating so that the bark doesn’t seize up. 
  4. Color and Coat: Stir green gel food coloring into the melted almond bark. Dip the truffle balls, one by one, until fully covered. Place a heart sprinkle onto each truffle and then return to the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour, until the coating is fully hardened.
  5. Serve: Serve cold or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • You can substitute your favorite Oreo cookies instead of regular ones if you would like.
  • You can use regular cream cheese if you wish but you will need to soften it before using. It should be at room temperature, and you will likely need less than ½ cup. 
  • You can use any heart candy or sprinkle you like. You can also decorate these with other holiday sprinkles or leave them plain if you prefer. 
  • It is easier to combine the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese spread with your hands rather than with a mixing spoon.
  • Do not use liquid food coloring or the almond bark will seize.

Storage

  • To Store: Store your truffles covered, in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • To Freeze: Freeze your truffles, well-wrapped and in a freezer-safe bag or container, for 3-4 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use candy melts instead of almond bark for this recipe?

Yes, you can use green or white candy melts if you prefer. Follow the package directions for melting and dipping. If you use white candy melts be extremely careful about what food coloring you add as they have a tendency to seize up when anything is added to them. 

What type of food coloring should I use?

Be sure to use GEL food coloring or an oil based food coloring for this recipe. If you use liquid food coloring it will likely cause your white chocolate coating to seize up and it will be thick and won’t coat the truffles well. 

How should I store my Truffles?

Due to the cream cheese in these truffles, it is best to store them in the refrigerator or freezer. They will be fine for several hours at room temperature but you may notice that the bottoms get a little wet. Store them well-covered or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze them for 3-4 months, if they are well wrapped and stored in a freezer safe bag or container. They can be thawed in the refrigerator or eaten frozen, though they may be a bit hard to bite. They can be served chilled or at room temperature. 

Why use a cream cheese spread instead of regular cream cheese?

Using a cream cheese spread instead of regular cream cheese makes everything much easier because you don’t have to warm it to room temperature or soften it at all. You can use it right out of the refrigerator and it will work every time!

What is the hardest part of this Easy recipe?

Making the green coating is probably the hardest part of this process. Make sure that you are using a dry bowl to melt the vanilla bark and be sure that the food coloring you are using is oil based or a gel. Never use regular liquid food coloring or your chocolate will clump up and seize. If you are having trouble finding a green food coloring that will work you can usually find green candy melts at a craft store. 

What is the best way to dip truffles in chocolate?

The best method to coat these truffles in almond bark is to use a fork and gently tap any excess chocolate on the side of the bowl. I like to use a toothpick to remove the excess melted candy from the bottom of the fork and then gently push the ball onto the baking sheet.

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Grinch Christmas Truffles

Serves — 18
Grinch Truffles are the easiest way to prepare a perfectly portioned sweet treat using only Oreo cookies and cream cheese. Creamy, smooth, and coated in Grinch-green candy, they're the best bite of Oreo balls that you don't have to bake.
Prep Time 20 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 36 Regular Oreos
  • ½ cup whipped cream cheese spread
  • 12 ounces (½ 24-ounce) package vanilla almond bark
  • Green gel food coloring
  • 18 red heart sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Place the oreos in a food processor or blender and crush completely into crumbs, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour the crumbs into a large mixing bowl and stir in the cream cheese spread until a thick mixture forms. You may want to use your clean hands to make this easier.
  • Scoop the mixture into balls using a 1 ½ Tablespoons cookie scoop and roll them smooth.
  • Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place the balls in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour or until firm.
  • Once you are ready to decorate your Grinch Truffles, place the vanilla almond bark in a medium sized, microwave bowl.
  • Microwave for 1 minute and then stir well.
  • Continue to microwave in 15-30 second increments until the almond bark is completely melted. This should take about 2 minutes total. Be sure to stir in between each heating so that the bark doesn’t seize up.
  • Add in your desired amount of green gel food coloring and stir until you have your desired color. Do not use liquid food coloring or the almond bark will seize.
  • Dip the truffle balls, one by one, in the melted almond bark until fully covered.
  • Allow the excess coating to drip off and then replace them on the parchment paper.
  • Place a heart sprinkle onto each of the truffles while the coating is still soft and then return the truffles to the refrigerator for an additional 30 minutes to an hour, or until the coating is fully hardened.
  • Serve cold or at room temperature.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store your truffles covered, in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • To Freeze: Freeze your truffles, well wrapped and in a freezer safe bag or container, for 3-4 months.
Tips:
  • You can substitute your favorite Oreo cookies instead of regular ones if you would like.
  • You can use regular cream cheese if you wish but you will need to soften it before using. It should be at room temperature, and you will likely need less than ½ cup.
  • You can use any heart candy or sprinkle you like. You can also decorate these with other holiday sprinkles or leave them plain if you prefer.
  • It is easier to combine the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese spread with your hands rather than with a mixing spoon.
  • Do not use liquid food coloring or the almond bark will seize.
 

Nutrition Info

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 3mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    AWESOME 👏🏼👏🏼👍🏼❗️ thank You FOR Sharing 👍🏼♥️ this LOOKS GREAT 😊The Grinch Story IS GREAT 👏🏼❗️G-d♥️Bless

  2. 5 stars
    Just a question, can I use the toll house chips and melt them? Having a girls nite next week and thought these would be great little sweet thing.. Or do I need to use melting chocolate?

    1. So you can use chocolate chips, but I think melting chocolate, like almond bark, works soooo much better because it is made for this purpose. If you do use chips, add a tablespoon of coconut oil or vegetable oil while microwaving – this helps the chocolate melt more smoothly

  3. 1 star
    Sorry but mine did not come out well at all. The batter was did not come out smooth like the picture shows, still pretty crumbly even after mixing with my hands, and the melting wafers seized up even using gel food coloring. Not sure what went wrong.