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

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!
Prep Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 2 dozen
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Kathleen Phillips | GritsAndGouda.com
Cost: 10

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

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

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!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 206kcal