This easy Peppermint Oreo Truffles recipe makes a minty holiday treat out of Oreo cookies, cream cheese, and candy melts, then dresses them up with crushed candy canes for Christmas.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles in each muffin liners.
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Peppermint Oreo Balls

Our no bake Peppermint Oreo Truffles recipe is just as easy as my other Oreo balls and Mint Oreo Truffles, but these chocolate-coated truffle treats are even mintier because they’re made with a double dose of peppermint. 

These chocolate peppermint cookie balls have a soft, moist Oreo and cream cheese mixture in the middle surrounded by a hardened chocolate shell; they’re filled with a festive flavor for the holiday season and have a sweet and slightly tangy taste. Just like my Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake, the crunchy peppermint pieces and creamy filling is the perfect Christmas combination. 

When you’re too consumed with holiday cooking to bake homemade chocolate chip cookies, cut-outs, or classic Christmas peanut butter blossoms, you’ll love the ease and convenience of converting Oreo cookies into deliciously decadent desserts!

Why We Love Chocolate Peppermint Truffles Recipes

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Uses only 3 base ingredients plus candy for coating.
  • Hardened exterior shell with a soft, moist middle makes them a great finger food and single-serving snack.
  • Deliciously decadent bite-sized mini-desserts that are perfectly portioned and portable.
  • You can customize your Oreo cookie balls to coordinate with any holiday or celebration.
  • Perfect for a Christmas party, dessert platter, cookie exchange, or edible gift.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles Ingredients

peppermint oreo truffles ingredients.
  • Oreo cookies: You can use regular or gluten-free Oreos.
  • Cream cheese
  • Peppermint extract
  • White candy melts
  • Milk chocolate candy melts
  • Candy canes

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Candy Melt Colors: You can dip your Oreo peppermint truffles in any colored chocolate coating you wish. Candy melts come in a variety of colors and can be found at most craft stores.
  • Prepare With More Peppermint: Feel free to use peppermint Oreos or another brand of chocolate mint sandwich cookies instead of the regular Oreos. You can also adjust the amount of extract in the mixture to make it more or less minty.
  • Other Oreo Ball Ideas: You can make different types of Oreo balls with almost any flavor of Oreo cookie. For some fun and festive truffle treats, try my Oreo Truffles Ornaments, Birthday Cake Oreo Balls, and surprise inside Oreo Balls.
  • Decorate Your Desserts: Before the chocolate coating begins to set, you can top your mint Oreo balls with a drizzle of chocolate, cookie crumbs, sprinkles, crushed candy, or chopped nuts.
a couple of peppermint truffles stacked on top of plate.

How to Make Peppermint Oreo Truffles

  1. Make The Oreo Mixture: Pulse the Oreos until finely ground. Add the cream cheese and peppermint extract and pulse until combined and smooth.
  2. Roll Until Round: Scoop the dough and roll into balls. Place the cookie balls in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
  3. Dip And Decorate: Melt the chocolate according to the package directions until smooth. Dip each truffle in melted chocolate and top with crushed candy canes.
  4. Serve: Allow chocolate to harden before serving. Enjoy!
pulse oreos, cream cheese and peppermint extract. scoop and roll into balls. dip in melted white chocolate.

Tips For Making Peppermint Oreo Truffles

  • Make sure the cream cheese is softened to help avoid lumps in the truffle dough. I prefer using full fat cream cheese for this recipe because it gives these treats the most flavor and richness. Reduced fat would still work, but they may not be as rich tasting.
  • If you don’t have a blender or food processor, you can place your Oreo cookies in a Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Make sure you crush the entire cookie and do not remove the filling.
  • You can also crush the candy canes with a food processor, or by placing them in a sealable plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.
  • These are best served chilled. 

How to Store Peppermint Oreo Truffles

  • To Store: Store any leftover chocolate peppermint truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the uncoated mint Oreo truffles in the freezer in an airtight container, separated by wax paper to avoid sticking to each other, for up to 2 months. Allow the truffles to thaw, then coat and decorate.
peppermint oreo truffles topped with crushed peppermint candy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Oreo truffles need to be refrigerated?

Oreo truffles should be kept in the fridge until you serve them. I 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 candy melts to coat my Oreo balls?

Either candy wafer melts or almond bark is the best option to coat Oreo balls 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 Oreo truffles in melted chocolate?

The best method to coat these truffles in chocolate is to use a dipping spoon or 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 spoon or fork and then gently push the ball onto the baking sheet.

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Peppermint Oreo Truffles stacked on top of a white plate.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Serves — 30
These no bake Peppermint Oreo Truffles are just in time for Christmas! Easy to make with Oreos, cream cheese, peppermint extract, and chocolate coating, then decorated with crushed candy canes.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Freeze 1 hour
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 36 Oreo Cookies
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • 1 cup milk chocolate candy melts
  • ¼ cup crushed candy canes

Instructions
 

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • Place the Oreo cookies in the bowl of a food processor or blender and pulse until finely ground.
    36 Oreo Cookies
  • Add the cream cheese and peppermint extract and pulse until the mixture is well combined and smooth.
    8 ounces softened cream cheese, 1½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop some dough into your hands and roll into a ball, place onto cookie sheet
  • Repeat steps until all dough is used
  • Place the cookie balls in the freezer until well chilled, at least 1 hour.
  • Follow instructions on candy melt package to properly melt the chocolate until smooth.
    1 cup white candy melts, 1 cup milk chocolate candy melts
  • Remove Oreo cookie truffles from freezer and dip in melted chocolate.
  • Place back onto baking sheet and top with crushed candy canes
    ¼ cup crushed candy canes
  • Allow chocolate to harden before enjoying!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store any leftover chocolate peppermint truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the uncoated mint Oreo truffles in the freezer in an airtight container, separated by wax paper to avoid sticking to each other, for up to 2 months. Allow the truffles to thaw, then coat and decorate.
Tips:
  • Make sure the cream cheese is softened to help avoid lumps in the truffle dough. I prefer using full fat cream cheese for this recipe because it gives these treats the most flavor and richness. Reduced fat would still work, but they may not be as rich tasting.
  • If you don’t have a blender or food processor, you can place your Oreo cookies in a Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Make sure you crush the entire cookie and do not remove the filling.
  • You can also crush the candy canes with a food processor, or by placing them in a sealable plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.
  • These are best served chilled.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2mg

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