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Ornament Oreo Truffles are the cutest way to combine cookies and cream cheese to create homemade Christmas tree ornaments not meant for hanging. This delicious dessert is so easy to make and is a fun craft for the holidays, Christmas parties, or for packaging as gifts.
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Table of Contents
  1. Chocolate-Covered Oreo Truffle Ornaments
  2. Why We Love This Oreo Ornament Christmas Balls Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Oreo Truffles Ornaments
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. More Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes
  11. Oreo Truffles Ornaments Recipe

This easy Oreo Truffles Ornaments recipe makes the most adorable edible Christmas ornaments out of Oreo cookies, cream cheese, and chocolate candy melts, then dresses them up with mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, sprinkles, and red lace licorice.

This no-bake homemade truffle treat is so simple to prepare; they look festive for the holidays and are great for a Christmas cookie exchange.

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Chocolate-Covered Oreo Truffle Ornaments

Our chocolate-covered Oreo Truffles Ornaments are the cutest bite-sized balls that easily upgrade a classic sandwich cookie into a deliciously decadent sweet treat.

This super simple recipe is similar to my original Oreo Balls recipe, but I’ve revised it as a fun craft idea so that they resemble Oreo cookie ornaments.

The base of these Christmas Oreo balls is a mix of crushed cookies combined with cream cheese and vanilla extract, then it’s rolled into an Oreo ornament shape, dipped in melted chocolate, and decorated with holiday sprinkles and candy.

With a soft, creamy Oreo cheesecake mixture in the middle and chocolate coating on the outside, these Christmas Oreo truffles are perfect for a holiday party or for giving as homemade gifts.

Why We Love This Oreo Ornament Christmas Balls Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Only uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • Combines the best bite of a cheesecake truffle with an Oreo cookie to create a deliciously decadent sweet treat.
  • A family-favorite finger food with a rich and creamy texture and a sweet and tangy taste.
  • Fun and festive activity to make with kids or project for playdates.
  • Perfect for a Christmas party, dessert platter, cookie exchange, or gift giving.

More Christmas Dessert Recipes

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Ingredients

  • Oreo cookies
  • Cream cheese
  • Vanilla extract
  • Green melting wafers
  • Red melting wafers
  • Crisco
  • Mini Reese Peanut Butter Cups
  • Christmas sprinkles
  • Licorice or red vine candy

Substitutions and Additions

  • Make It Minty: For a festive holiday feel, you can use 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract.
  • Customize Your Colors: You can use a variety of colored sprinkles to make Oreo balls for any holiday or celebration. 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.
  • Choose Your Chocolate: You can use white chocolate, almond bark, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate disks to coat these chocolate-covered truffles. I prefer not to use chocolate chips because the chocolate doesn’t turn out as smooth.
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  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Cookie scoop
  • Saucepan
  • Rubber spatula
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How to Make Oreo Truffles Ornaments

  1. Make The Cookie Mixture: Cream together the Oreos, cream cheese, and vanilla extract until smooth. 
  2. Roll Until Round: Scoop the mixture and roll it into balls. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. 
  3. Melt The Chocolate: Add the melting wafers, one color at a time, to a bowl and place it over a pot of boiling water. Stir, add the Crisco, and continue stirring until smooth, silky, and fully melted. Remove from heat. 
  4. Dip And Decorate: Dip each truffle ball into the melted chocolate to completely coat. Top with an upside Reese’s Cup and sprinkles. Add a dollop of melted chocolate onto the Reese Cup and press a piece of licorice sticking from the candy.
    Pro Tip: It’s best to start with one color at a time and place the baking sheet back inside the refrigerator while the other truffles are dipped and decorated. 
  5. Serve: Cool in the fridge for an additional 20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • For better results, thin your red vine candy or licorice by slicing it in half or quarters before cutting ½ inch pieces. 
  • Pack the cookie scoop tight with the cookie dough mixture.
  • Use an electronic hand mixer or stand mixer to blend the truffle mixture together. This will produce the best results versus mixing by hand alone. 
  • Colored melting wafers can be sold at a craft store. 
  • If you use food coloring instead, be sure to use gel and not drops. 
  • I prefer using full-fat cream cheese for this recipe because I think it gives these treats the most flavor and richness. Reduced fat would still work, but they may not be as rich tasting.

Storage

  • To Store: Store any leftover Oreo truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the uncoated Oreo balls in the freezer in an airtight container, separated by wax paper to avoid them sticking to each other, for up to 2 months. Allow the Oreo balls to thaw, then coat and decorate.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do Oreo truffles need to be refrigerated?

Yes, Oreo truffles should be kept in the fridge until you serve them. I personally think they taste best when cold. However, they can be left at room temperature. According to the FDA, cream cheese can be left out at room temperature for up to 2 hours.

Can I use chocolate chips instead of melting wafers to coat my truffles?

Either candy wafer melts or almond bark is the best option to coat truffles because they create a smooth texture. However, if you choose to use chocolate chips, you will need to add 1 tbsp of coconut oil to each 8 oz of chocolate chips you’re melting for a smooth finish.

What is the best way to dip truffles in melted chocolate?

The best method to coat these balls in chocolate 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 wafer from the bottom of the fork and then gently push the ball onto the baking sheet.

Can I freeze cheesecake bites?

Yes, in fact, these bites freeze really well! I like to freeze mine, uncoated, in a single layer on a baking sheet until frozen, and then place them in an airtight container. You can freeze them for up to 2 months and then thaw them overnight in the refrigerator before coating and decorating them.

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Oreo Truffles Ornaments

Serves — 18
Ornament Oreo Truffles are the cutest way to combine cookies and cream cheese to create homemade Christmas tree ornaments not meant for hanging. This delicious dessert is so easy to make and is a fun craft for the holidays, Christmas parties, or for packaging as gifts.
Prep Time 25 mins
Chill Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups Oreo cookies finely crushed
  • 8 oz block of cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups green melting wafers
  • cups red melting wafers
  • 2 tablespoons crisco
  • 18-20 miniature Reese Cups
  • Christmas sprinkles
  • 2-3 sticks licorice or red vine candy cut into ½ pieces

Instructions
 

  • Prepare a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl cream together the crushed Oreos, cream cheese and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Using a 1 inch cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough mixture and roll into 1 – 1-½ inch balls. Use the palms of your hands to smooth and round each ball. Do this until the mixture is completely used.
  • Place each truffle ball on the sheet of parchment paper and place inside the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • About 5-10 minutes before the chilling time is complete, begin to prepare your melting chocolate by first adding one of the melting wafer colors to a large bowl.
  • Next, place that bowl over a stovetop pot containing 3-4 inches of water. Bring water to a boil, creating a double boiler.
  • Stir the wafers frequently using a rubber spatula as the chocolate melts. Add 1 tablespoon of the crisco and continue to stir until the chocolate is smooth, silky and fully melted. When done, remove from heat.
  • Using two forks or dipping tools, dip each truffle ball into the melted chocolate, covering it completely. Roll the ball, working it into the chocolate to cover it completely.
  • Place each chocolate covered truffle on parchment paper and top immediately with an upside Reese’s Cup and Christmas sprinkles.
  • Add a dollop of melted chocolate on the top of the Reese Cup and place a piece or red vine candy or liquorice inside the chocolate, sticking up long-ways.
  • Repeat this process for half of the truffles and place the baking sheet back inside the refrigerator.
  • While the truffles are chilling, prepare your next color of melting chocolate by creating another double boiler. When the chocolate is done, repeat steps 8-10 with the uncovered truffled balls.
  • Place inside the refrigerator and allow to cool for an additional 20 minutes before enjoying.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store any leftover Oreo truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the uncoated Oreo balls in the freezer in an airtight container, separated by wax paper to avoid them sticking to each other, for up to 2 months. Allow the Oreo balls to thaw, then coat and decorate.
Tips:
  • For better results, thin your red vine candy or licorice by slicing it in half or quarters before cutting ½ inch pieces.
  • Pack the cookie scoop tight with the cookie dough mixture.
  • Use an electronic hand mixer or stand mixer to blend the truffle mixture together. This will produce the best results versus mixing by hand alone.
  • Colored melting wafers can be sold at a craft store.
  • If you use food coloring instead, be sure to use gel and not drops.
  • I prefer using full-fat cream cheese for this recipe because I think it gives these treats the most flavor and richness. Reduced fat would still work, but they may not be as rich tasting.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

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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