Mint Oreo Cookie Truffle Balls Coated in white chocolate and topped with green sprinkles, these bite-size Oreo cookie balls are perfect for St. Patricks Day or Christmas.

Mint Oreo Cookie Truffle Balls

Coated in white chocolate and topped with green sprinkles, these bite-size Mint Oreo Cookie Truffle Balls are easy to make and perfect for St. Patricks Day or Christmas. And only 4 ingredients-now that’s a shortcut recipe!

Stack of mint oreo cookies behind oreo truffle balls on marble surface. green sprinkles on white chocolate coating

It’s no secret that Oreo cookies are America’s most popular store-bought cookies. But, did you know these cream-filled, chocolate cookies come in at least 17 different kinds of Oreo cookies? Here‘s a taste testing breakdown of 17 Oreo cookies with pics included from Food and Wine. If you’re curious to see which one they ranked #1 go here to see. Comment at the end of my recipe which flavor is your favorite. Will it be Mint Oreo Cookies?

My daughter sent me a Pinterest pin recently of a Mardi Gras Oreo cookie ball because she was attending her first Mardi Gras ball in Mobile, AL. So, I guess you could say she was a fan of both kinds of Mardi Gras “balls”. (Sorry. Not Sorry-I couldn’t resist) I loved the idea but I had just made King Cake Pancakes and was already moving on to St. Patrick’s Day.

Luckily, I had everything I needed to make these Mint Oreo Cookie Truffle Balls. We almost always have a stash of classic Oreos in the cabinet (or freezer) but I actually had the Mint Oreos because they were BOGO at Publix last week. I had leftover green sanding sugar from the King Cake Pancakes-which was actually left over from Christmas! Score! Triple use from one ingredient!

I’ll be making these again for the Holidays. By then, I will have stocked up on green sanding sugar from the St. Patrick’s Day clearance rack! See how that works?

How to make Mint Oreo Cookie Truffle Balls

Crush 20 Mint Oreo cookies in the food processor until they are fine crumbs

Crush 20 Mint Oreo cookies in the food processor until they are fine crumbs.

Fine Mint Oreo cookie crumbs in a food processor

You can crush them in a zip-top plastic bag with a rolling pin, but the creme filling tends to stick to the bag and it’s hard to crush them fine enough.

Soften the 4 oz of cream cheese in the microwave about 20 seconds on HIGH. Add it to the fine cookie crumbs and pulse in the food processor just until you don't see any cream cheese.Soften the 4 oz of cream cheese in the microwave about 20 seconds on HIGH. Add it to the fine cookie crumbs and pulse in the food processor just until you don’t see any cream cheese. Most of the recipes I saw on used few cookie to cream cheese ratio, but it was too soft to use immediately and I didn’t want to have to refrigerate the mixture first.

Mint Oreo Truffle Balls dough. I find it easy and quick to use a 1 tablespoon-size cookie scoop to first scoop out the mixture onto parchment paper or wax paper. It both measures the exact amount each time and forms it into a rough ball.I find I find it easy and quick to use a 1 tablespoon-size cookie scoop to first scoop out the mixture onto parchment paper or wax paper. It both measures the exact amount each time and forms it into a rough ball.

The next step is simply to finish rolling them into balls. I do refrigerate the balls at this point. This is convenient for me to make the Mint Oreo Truffle Balls ahead to this point. Then, when I have another available 30 minutes later in the day or the next day, I cover them with candy coating.The next step is simply to finish rolling them into balls. I do refrigerate the balls at this point. This is convenient for me to make the Mint Oreo Truffle Balls ahead to this point. Then, when I have another available 30 minutes later in the day or the next day, I cover them with candy coating. Just cover them with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

The chilled truffle balls actually makes the candy coating harden quicker. It also prevents the chocolate mixture from blending into the white coating, giving you a grey streak.

Melt white candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl at 50% power. First 1 minute, then 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each timeMelt Melt white candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl at 50% power. First 1 minute, then 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each time.

Hold the truffle ball in one hand on a candy holder or a fork and spoon the melted candy coating or white chocolate with the other hand. Tap the excess coating back into the bowl.Hold the truffle ball in one hand on a candy holder or a fork and spoon the melted candy coating or white chocolate with the other hand. Tap the excess coating back into the bowl.

Be sure to add the sprinkles immediately after coating each ball. The coating hardens quickly and there’s no going back and adding them afterward. A trick to use if that does happen: Put a little bit (tablespoon) of melted coating in a small zip top bag and snip the end, drizzle it across the coated truffle ball, THEN, sprinkle with sprinkles. Voila!

Tip: How to clean candy coating or white chocolate from spoons and bowls that have dried. Use plastic spoons so you can microwave them and glass bowl and make it soft again. Or, heat water in a microwave safe glass and soak the utensils in the glass . Tip: How to Tip: To clean candy coating or white chocolate from spoons and bowls that have dried. Use plastic spoons so you can microwave them and glass bowl and make it soft again. Or, heat water in a microwave safe glass and soak the utensils in the glass .

Coated in white chocolate and topped with green sprinkles, these bite-size Oreo cookie balls are easy to make and perfect for St. Patricks Day or Christmas. 

You can easily change the color of sprinkles on top of the truffles to match the occasion: Gold, green, and purple for Mardi Gras, red and green for Christmas, pastels for Easter, red/white/blue for Fourth of July, etc.

If you love Oreo cookies, you will love my other recipes with Oreos! Shortcut Chocolate Truffle Tart, Cookies ‘n Cream White Chocolate FudgeChocolate-Covered Strawberries Disguised as Carrots, Instant Pot Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cheesecake. Be sure to follow me on FacebookInstagramPinterest and Twitter and don’t leave before you send me your email address here so you don’t miss a single post on my Southern shortcut recipes!

Mint Oreo Truffle Balls
Prep Time
45 mins
 

Coated in white chocolate and topped with green sprinkles, these bite-size Oreo cookie balls are easy to make and perfect for St. Patricks Day or Christmas. And only 4 ingredients!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, candy coating, chocolate chip cookies, christmas, cookie balls, holiday, mint, oreo, Oreos, st. patricks day, truffle, white chocolate
Servings: 2 dozen
Author: Kathleen Royal Phillips
Ingredients
  • 20 cookies Mint-flavored Oreo creme filled sandwich cookies or classic Oreos
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened (half of an 8 oz block)
  • 8 oz white candy coating wafers (or chopped white chocolate)
  • Green sanding sugar or sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Crush 20 Mint Oreo cookies in the food processor until they are fine crumbs.
  2. You can crush them in a zip-top plastic bag with a rolling pin, but the creme filling tends to stick to the bag and it's hard to crush them fine enough.
  3. Soften the 4 oz of cream cheese in the microwave about 20 seconds on HIGH. Add it to the fine cookie crumbs and pulse in the food processor just until you don't see any cream cheese. Most of the recipes I saw on used few cookie to cream cheese ratio, but it was too soft to use immediately and I didn't want to have to refrigerate the mixture first.
  4. I find it easy and quick to use a 1 tablespoon-size cookie scoop to first scoop out the mixture onto parchment paper or wax paper. It both measures the exact amount each time and forms it into a rough ball.
  5. The next step is simply to finish rolling them into balls. I do refrigerate the balls at this point. This is convenient for me to make the Mint Oreo Truffle Balls ahead to this point. Then, when I have another available 30 minutes later in the day or the next day, I cover them with candy coating. Just cover them with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
  6. The chilled truffle balls actually makes the candy coating harden quicker. It also prevents the chocolate mixture from blending into the white coating, giving you a grey streak.
  7. Melt white candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl at 50% power. First 1 minute, then 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each time.
  8. Hold the truffle ball in one hand on a candy holder or a fork and spoon the melted candy coating or white chocolate with the other hand. Tap the excess coating back into the bowl.
  9. Be sure to add the sprinkles immediately after coating each ball. The coating hardens quickly and there's no going back and adding them afterward. A trick to use if that does happen: Put a little bit (tablespoon) of melted coating in a small zip top bag and snip the end, drizzle it across the coated truffle ball, THEN, sprinkle with sprinkles. Voila!
Recipe Notes

Hold the truffle ball in one hand on a candy holder or a fork and spoon the melted candy coating or white chocolate with the other hand. Tap the excess coating back into the bowl. Be sure to add the sprinkles immediately after coating each ball. The coating hardens quickly and there's no going back and adding them afterward. A trick to use if that does happen: Put a little bit (tablespoon) of melted coating in a small zip top bag and snip the end, drizzle it across the coated truffle ball, THEN, sprinkle with sprinkles. Voila!

 

Author: gritsandgouda

Hi! I’m Kathleen. I’m a food stylist, recipe developer, cookbook author, and event planner loving life in a charming town called Gardendale, Alabama, with my husband and two teenage children. I love to cook and laugh…not necessarily in that order.

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