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Mint Oreo Truffles


Mint Oreo Truffles

Mint Oreo Truffles 

Creamy Oreo cookies cheesecake truffles coated in milk chocolate with mint chocolate chips.

Truffles are such a fun and easy dessert to make.  They are the first thing I eat on a dessert table but then again anything with chocolate is a winner in my book.

To make these truffles, start by combining softened cream cheese, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl fit with a mixer.  Allow the truffle dough to be mixed until everything is incorporated.  Chop the strawberries and white chocolate finely then add it to the bowl and fold in until incorporated.  Doesn’t it smell delicious?  Mint chocolate is an all time favorite of mine.  I’ll buy anything that combines the two together.  It’s taking all my power to not walk in the kitchen and pop a few truffle balls into my mouth right now.  This recipe is easy to make and that makes it dangerous for me but then I remember that I’m sharing them with the family. Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

To make these truffles, start by combining crushed Oreo cookies into crumbs then combine it with a splash of almond extract, cream cheese and some mint chocolate chips.  Now, try not to eat all the chocolate batter because it is tempting! Doesn’t it smell delicious?

Oreo Truffles

Now comes the fun part.  Melt the chocolate and stir it until it is silky smooth.  Use a fork to rest the frozen ball on and spoon melted chocolate over the ball a few times until evenly coated.  Allow it drip into the bowl and add some reserved Oreo cookie crumbs to the top.

Making truffles is such a fun dessert to do.  The most important thing here is to make sure that the chocolate melts in the microwave at a low power level.  I’ve burned plenty of chocolate in my day and it doesn’t smell good.  Beyond melting the chocolate, these cookie balls are incredibly easy to make.  I’ve been known to snack on truffles throughout the day.  Mint + chocolate + Oreos, does it get any better?

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Mint Oreo Truffles

Course Dessert
Prep Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 24
Author Jessica Knott

Ingredients

  • 36 chocolate Oreos Cookies (I used Family size)
  • 1 (8 oz) block reduced fat cream cheese
  • splash of almond extract
  • 1/2 cup mint chocolate chips
  • 2 cups milk chocolate melting chips

Instructions

  1. Combine Oreo Cookies in a blender and blend until smooth. Place in a fit with a mixer and paddle attachment. Reserve 1/2 cup Oreo Cookie crumbs for the topping and place the remainder in the bowl. Add a splash of almond extract and cream cheese then mix on low until a dough forms which may take a few minutes. Add in mint chocolate chips. Allow dough to cool in refrigerator for about an hour. Using a cookie scoop, scoop balls and roll between hands. Place on a wax paper prepared cookie sheet (that can fit in the freezer.) Once balls are rolled, place the full cookie sheet in the freezer for about 60 minutes.
  2. Place chocolate in microwave safe dish and microwave for 5 minutes on power level 4. Power level must be low otherwise chocolate will burn. Mix chocolate until melted. Rest a frozen ball on the the end of a fork and using a spoon, spoon melted chocolate over the ball until coated then allow it to drip into the bowl to get excess chocolate off. Sprinkle Oreo crumbs on top quickly then carefully place on cookie sheet. Repeat until done. Refrigerate in between eating.

 

 

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    Roxanne
    01/08/2016 at 4:23 pm

    Seriously drool worthy!!! I can’t wait to try the mint oreo or the peanut butter.

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      Jessica Knott
      01/16/2016 at 5:34 pm

      Totally need to make more peanut butter truffle treats. These are both amazing recipes! Thanks, Roxanne

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    Jenn
    01/08/2016 at 4:56 pm

    These look incredibly decadent! I love a good Oreo but those peanut butter truffles might just be calling my name!

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    laci
    01/08/2016 at 9:58 pm

    wow !!!! oh wow I need these now !!!! love it laci @ sequinsinthesouth.com

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    Debra
    01/08/2016 at 11:37 pm

    Oh my word. I need these, they sound absolutely amazing! I am going to have to make them this week!

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    Ana Cristina Mariño
    01/09/2016 at 1:15 am

    OMG! they make my mouth water! they look delicious!

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    OurFamilyWorld
    01/09/2016 at 4:16 am

    The truffles look amazing. My kids will gobble this up fast. I can’t wait to try this.

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    Claire
    01/09/2016 at 6:58 am

    I love truffles and these look so yummy 🙂 I love the mint oreo truffle! I’m saving this recipe x

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    Ana De- Jesus
    01/09/2016 at 8:09 am

    Wait?! You made this astonishingly delicious and innovative recipe? I love mint and oreos so this is perfect.

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    Krista - TheQuinntessentialMommy.com
    01/09/2016 at 12:57 pm

    These look so good and pretty easy to make! Pinning for later!

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    Rose Sahetapy
    01/09/2016 at 1:19 pm

    I’m not really fan of chocolate but that peanut butter truffles is so inviting!

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    Eva/ Kid Minds
    01/09/2016 at 9:01 pm

    Beautiful photography! I wonder what camera you use? That Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles photo is amazing.

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      Jessica Knott
      01/10/2016 at 12:53 am

      Hi Eva, thank you! I use Canon Rebel T4i and a 90mm macro lens and really love the vibrant colors that a macro can have on photography.

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    Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt
    01/09/2016 at 9:32 pm

    Oh my gosh I love Oreo Truffles and these look so amazing!! Beautiful pictures of them!

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    Kassie O'Driscoll
    01/09/2016 at 10:46 pm

    Oh my… these look SINFUL! I’ve definitely got a sweet tooth that is out of this world so these seem to be calling my name. I’ve never tried making a truffle before, but this might change all of that. 🙂

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      Jessica Knott
      01/16/2016 at 5:31 pm

      Truffles are my favorite to make. They are fun and easy to make. Thanks, Kassie!

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    Natalia
    01/09/2016 at 11:15 pm

    Mint and chocolate are my FAVORITE combo, although strawberry and cheesecake seems soo delicious too. Love it!

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    Ashleigh
    01/10/2016 at 2:23 am

    That sounds very delicious and they look do decedent. I would eat those right up.

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    Lucy Valdez
    01/10/2016 at 9:53 am

    OMG these sound amazing! A bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream with a few of these and Netflix makes for a perfect evening!

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    Erin
    01/10/2016 at 5:31 pm

    Oh mylanta! I absolutely need these in my life right now! These look so incredibly good!!

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    karissa
    01/10/2016 at 8:11 pm

    Oh Goodness. These look so delicious.

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    nicole
    01/10/2016 at 9:49 pm

    They look amazing and your photos rock.

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    Kirsten
    01/10/2016 at 10:26 pm

    These look so delicious. First there were the mint oreos, then the peanut butter ones. Too yummy!

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      Jessica Knott
      01/16/2016 at 5:29 pm

      I’m still eating my way through trying all the different Oreos. The mint and regular chocolate ones are my favorite!

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    Kelly B.
    01/10/2016 at 11:02 pm

    These look so yummy, truffles are one of my favorite things! And thanks for sharing such a simple recipe, I have to make these asap!

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