Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Mint Oreo Truffles

So there is one bad thing about baking Christmas cookies and sending them to all your friends. You are left with an empty fridge and one heck of a sweet tooth!

I have one tin of cookies left, but I have sealed it with ribbon so I can't sneak any cookies since they have to make it to my in-laws house in Florida. My only option is to make something new!


Rewind to yesterday...the hubbie asked me why I didn't make any rum balls this year. I told him that "I've never made rum balls in my life!" He said then "What are those cake things you decorate?", ahhh he meant cake balls! Silly hubbie, although they are addictive they don't have rum in them. He was right though, I hadn't made any this year. I decided to try something new, since I have been addicted to mint oreos ever since I put them in homemade ice cream, I made mint oreo truffles. 

These are super easy, hardest part is waiting to eat them. Believe me not all of the truffles made it to the candy coating step!


Christmas Mint Oreo Truffles 

1 package Mint Oreo Cookies
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
white chocolate bark 
red and green candy melts

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat, set aside. Remove 6 oreo cookies from package, crush, and set aside for later use (or eating). Finely crush remaining cookies in a food processor or in a ziplock bag using a rolling pin (more therapeutic). In a large bowl combine cookie crumbs and cream cheese. Mix till completely combined and shape into 1-inch balls on prepared pan. Chill for 30 minutes.

In a deep dipping bowl, melt chocolate bark or candy coating according to package directions. Dip each oreo ball into chocolate using a small spoon, gently shake to remove excess chocolate and place back onto prepared pan. Repeat with remaining oreo balls and chill till coating has hardened. 

To decorate, place remaining chocolate bark or candy coating in a pastry bag fitted with a small tip or use a small ziplock bag with a corner cut off. Once oreo truffles have hardened, use pastry bag to decorate with Christmas shapes or drizzle. If you would rather decorate with remaining crushed oreos, while chocolate bark or candy coating is still wet sprinkle crushed oreos over the top. 

I used white chocolate bark, my preference, and red and green Wilton candy melts. If using white, I like to double-dip my truffles to ensure there are no dark oreo colors seeping through.



These guys are one of the easiest things I made all season, so no worries you still have time before the family comes over to make them. If you can't find mint oreos, this recipe would still work for regular oreos!


Happy Baking!

33 comments:

  1. Oh how I LOVE Oreo truffles, they definitely are addicting. That was funny that your husband thought they were rum balls! I love how you made them with Mint Oreos instead and I just love how you decorated them. The picture of the truffles in front of the Christmas tree is beautiful! :)

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  2. omg, this looks and sounds incredible! I really want to try it.

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  3. Those are so beautiful!! So perfect for the holidays! Your pictures are just stunning...I would be missing these too if I were your hubby ;-)

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  4. perfection, I just cant make things this pretty. You outer shell is perfect.

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  5. These look amazing! Perfectly decorated and they sound absolutely delicious. I love any combo of mint & chocolate, so these are especially perfect to me.

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  6. These look gorgeous! Mint and Choco...Great job!

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  7. Oh my word, you've gone and done fabulous all over again. My husband would flove these. If you promise there not hard to make, I may have to attempt it. I've never done a truffle all by myself.

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  8. They are so gorgeously delicious. They are so delightfully crafted for this season.

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  9. these look great. i just posted the same recipe last month on my blog, except i dusted them in cocoa powder. i LOVE what you did here with the white chocolate. The color contrast is delightful. Very festive. cheers.

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  10. Holy moly, these are perfection! I love mint oreos, and I know I would love these!! Gonna have to bookmark these :)

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  11. So pretty those truffles! Looks delicious, I'm sure they taste as good too! yummy

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  12. Beautiful pics!! Too funny about the hubby and the rum balls, I actually just made those for my post this week!!!

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  13. This is a baking marvel, must I say! Simply awesome deco and frosting. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  14. These truffles look amazing! I love how the chocoalte has gathered at the bottom, making a little pedastal for the truffles to stand on. And the addition of mint? Ingenious! Perfect for the holidays

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  15. These look so good! The mint must make the flavor fantastic.

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  16. Oooooo, these Oreo truffles are so good, great idea to make them with the mint Oreo's, and yours look so much prettier than when I make them:)

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  17. Those look AWESOME! We are SO adding them to our Candy Day next year!

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  18. Just awesome! I just love oreos!

    Merry Christmas to you... :)

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  19. Nice! And that pretty top photo made me happy;)
    Happy Holidays, Squirrel...

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  20. Wow, what a simple-but-effective idea, these look fabulous and sound scrumptious! I don't think you can get candy melts in the UK, so I'm going to spend the new year tracking some down so I can do these for next christmas!

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  21. see now If I had said that to my wife, she would have wanted to know who made me rum balls? It would have gone on for quite awhile, and we would never speak of rum balls again...lol
    now back to your oreo truffles, they do look delicious and addictive!
    Buon Natale!
    Dennis

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  22. Great holiday post! I love the pics! Congrats on food buzz top 9!

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  23. These looks SO delicious!! :) Congrats on making the Top 9!

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  24. Beautiful! I love oreo truffles, and am kicking myself for not using mint!

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  25. Gorgeous! So happy too. Your recipes are all delicious and your photography fabulous. Happy holidays!

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  26. Beautiful job on these. I love the mint Oreo cookies....just opening that package is heaven. ;)

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  27. I had to laugh at your hubby calling cake balls rum balls. It's funny how "off" husbands can be when they describe the food we make. Hope your Christmas was grand!

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  28. These are the most gorgeous things I've ever seen. They look perfect, honestly. BEAUTIFUL!

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  29. Your Truffles turned out beautiful!! bet they were just as delicious as they looked. Wishing you a happy, happy New Year!

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  30. These look so pretty! I have decided I can't make these because I know I'd eat the entire batch. Likely in one sitting. Happy holidays! :)

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  31. These look awesome! I've been scared to make cake balls. I'm not very good with fine details.

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  32. oh, how I wish I'd make truffles at least half as good looking as yours. and the photos are stunning.
    thanks for sharing.

    New Year begins, let us pray,
    that it will be a year with new Peace,
    New Happiness, and abundance of new friends,
    God bless you through out the new Year.

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