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Mint Oreo Truffles {No Bake Recipe}

Mint Oreo truffles are a delicious, easy no-bake dessert, perfect for the holidays. Chocolate sandwich cookies, cream cheese, mint, and more chocolate make these irresistible!

You like chocolate? Chocolate cookies? How about mint? Then my oh my have I got the dessert for you.  These things are a-freaking-mazing. You need to make them. You want to eat them. And you will definitely want to leave some for Santa on Christmas eve too. That is, if you want to guarantee yourself a permanent place on the nice list.  And for some added security, put them in vanilla ice cream and you’ll guarantee your kid’s kid’s kid’s a permanent place.

When it comes to holiday cookies, I love a good no bake treat. Super easy, no cooking involved and they are always a huge hit with everyone. They even make great gifts to giveaway to friends and neighbors!

What do you need to make Oreo Truffles?

  • OREOS: Or your other favorite chocolate sandwich cookie will do just fine.
  • CREAM CHEESE: Use the full fat in this recipe. And make sure it’s softened really well so that it mixes well into the cookies.
  • PEPPERMINT EXTRACT: Gives them that perfect peppermint flavor.
  • DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS: You could also use semi-sweet chocolate chips if you like.
  • SHORTENING: This is what is going to help harden the chocolate on the truffle.
  • SPRINKLES: I like to use festive Christmas colored jimmies but you can also use any other festive sprinkles or red and green sugar.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

These are so easy to make! Just follow along with these step-by-step instructions:

  • STEP #1: Process the cookies in a food processor. No need to separate the cookies from the filling, just toss them in as is! Process them just until they are crumbled.
  • STEP #2: Combine cookies, cream cheese and peppermint extract in a bowl. Use a handheld mixer to mix really well. Use a cookie scoop to scoop the mixture into uniform balls.
  • STEP #3: In another bowl melt together chocolate chips and shortening together in the microwave in 30 second increments until chocolates have melted.
  • STEP #4: Dip the Oreo truffles into the melted chocolate one by one and place them on parchment paper. Top with sprinkles and chill until chocolate has hardened.  Keep these stored in the refrigerator to keep them firm.

That’s it and that’s all! Isn’t it great how easy it will be to make these? They are so easy the kiddos can help too. It’s a great way to get the whole family involved in Christmas treat making.

Make plenty of these Oreo cookie truffles, because they will disappear quickly!

More no-bake treats to make for the holidays:

No Bake Cookies

75 no bake holiday treats

Dark Chocolate Pretzel Peppermint Bark

Cinnamon Christmas Popcorn

Note: This post was originally posted in 2010. It was updated in 2021 with new  photos, step by step instructions and a new recipe.

Mint Oreo Truffles on a white plate.

Mint Cookie Truffles {No Bake Recipe}

Mint cookie truffles are a delicious, easy no-bake dessert, perfect for the holidays. This candy truffles recipe is a holiday favorite. See it here!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 25 Servings
Calories 121 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 30 whole chocolate sandwich cookies Oreo's, Newman's own etc...
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 tablespoon sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Put cookies in a food processor and pulse until the cookies are fine crumbs.
  • In a bowl combine cookie crumbs, cream cheese and mint extract. Use a hand held mixer to mix well.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop dough and roll a heaping teaspoon of the mixture into balls. Set aside.
  • Combine chocolate chips and shortening together in a bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until melted.
  • Dip rolled mixture into the melted chocolate one by one and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Refrigerate until chocolate has hardened. Serve. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Notes

Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only. 

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 49mgPotassium: 101mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 123IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
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Keywords: chocolate truffles, Christmas, dessert, holiday, oreo truffles, sweet, treat

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  • Reply
    Melanie
    January 1, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I made them a couple nights ago, and they turned out perfectly! So delicious!

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    Barida
    December 30, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    This looks yummy! I love the combination of chocolate and mint, which gives some freshness. Thanks for sharing ;-) Happy new year!

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    Mei Teng
    December 30, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Lovely cookie truffles. Perfect for new year’s eye countdown party.

  • Reply
    Mimi
    December 26, 2010 at 11:29 am

    These look great! I am going to try these with the peppermint JoJo’s from Trader Joes, because we love peppermint. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    December 23, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Ok…I’m sold…I know I would love these. I basically have made these with everything except the mint extract… never thought to do that! YUM! Can’t wait to try these!

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    tlhughes
    December 22, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Thanks! I was looking for an extra dessert to make for Christmas. I think these will be perfect!

  • Reply
    Jess
    December 22, 2010 at 11:41 am

    These are soooo good! And good news – you don’t even need to separate the filling from the cookies! When I make them I just throw the whole cookies into the food processor and they come out perfectly every time without that extra step!

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    Sara
    December 22, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Oh my, I used to make something similar, only they weren’t coated in chocolate. I took them to an extended family Christmas, and was sworn at because people couldn’t stop eating them.

    Mine, however, did not have mint. I like your recipe better!

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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