Oreo Truffles (Snowballs)

So…pretty sure I’ve been baking up a storm this week.  From cookies, to candies, to cakes, to cupcakes (which actually failed miserably in the “looks” department, so were turned into a trifle!) — you name it.  Most was in preparation for my annual Christmas party last night (30+ people crammed into my tiny bungalow), and the rest for Christmas gifts galore.  I love this season!!

Anyway, of all the little bite-sized desserts I’ve made over the years, these classic little oreo truffles (a.k.a. “snowballs” or “dirty snowballs”) still always prove to be a crowd favorite.  And one of my favorites as well.  :)  What’s not to love about Oreos, cream cheese, and chocolate??

So if you’ve always enjoyed these at parties and have yet to try making them, you must give it a try!  This would also be a great recipe to get your kids involved in the kitchen, rolling and helping dip these little guys.  I’ve also included some fun variations below if you’re up for a twist on a classic.  Enjoy!!

Oreo Truffles (Snowballs)

Everyone will love this Oreo Truffles (Snowballs) recipe! A fun and easy to make and visually appealing chocolate-y treat!


  • 1 (16 oz.) package Oreo cookies
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
  • 1 (24 oz.) package white almond bark, or good-quality white chocolate chips
  • Optional: shortening (to thin out the chocolate)
  • Optional: 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips for drizzling


In a food processor, mix together the Oreos and cream cheese until they are well-blended. (If you don't have a food processor, you can crush the Oreos in a large ziplock bag, and then stir/mix in the cream cheese by hand.) Remove, and then shape the dough into little balls about 1" in diameter. Chill the balls in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. (Or pop them in the freezer for 15 minutes.)

Meanwhile, melt the almond bark (or white chocolate chips) in a double boiler or carefully in the microwave. If it is too thick, feel free to stir/melt in a tablespoon or two of shortening to thin it out. Then begin dipping each of the balls by dropping them one-at-a-time into the chocolate, and then carefully removing them with a fork (let the excess chocolate drip through the prongs), and then set them to dry on wax paper or aluminum foil.

Optional chocolate drizzle: Melt 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave or double-boiler. Then spoon mixture into a pastry bag with a small tip, and use it to pipe your favorite lines or pattern on the truffles. OR, spoon the mixture into a small Ziplock bag, seal it, and then cut a tiny hole in one of the bottom corners and use it to pipe your design. OR, simply dip a fork in the chocolate mixture, and swish it back and forth over the truffles for a fine drizzle.

Ali's Tip:

Other variations on this recipe might include:


  • Switch the chocolates, so that you dip the truffles in dark/milk/semi-sweet chocolate, and then drizzle with white chocolate
  • Use mint Oreos for "mint truffles"
  • Add in 1/2 tsp. of your favorite extract to the Oreo mixture (almond, hazelnut, etc.)
  • Add in 1 tsp. ground instant coffee for "mocha truffles"


  • Finely crushed oreos
  • Finely crushed peppermints (for "mint truffles")
  • a coffee bean (for "mocha truffles")

Original description of a classic recipe.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Leave a Comment:


  1. karen — December 19, 2009 @ 6:35 pm (#)

    wow I just made these two days ago! what a coincidence.

    yours look lovely!

  2. Laura — December 19, 2009 @ 8:25 pm (#)

    I have been wanting to make these forever! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I can’t wait to try these and many of the other yummy (and beautiful) things on your site.

  3. Erica — December 19, 2009 @ 11:48 pm (#)

    These are beautiful and sound perfect for our family Christmas party. =)

  4. Katie — December 20, 2009 @ 1:29 am (#)

    Yum, those look absolutely delicious and so tempting!

  5. natalie — December 20, 2009 @ 8:27 am (#)

    yum- just had these last week! can’t wait to make more for christmas eve!

  6. Lucy — December 20, 2009 @ 3:50 pm (#)

    These snowball truffles look divine. Rich, dark, sticky – the ultimate Christmas treat I think :)

  7. Kristina Wolter — December 20, 2009 @ 4:11 pm (#)

    Wow! cute clever and very tasty, I think I will have my daughter make these for Christmas Eve. She will be so excited to make “truffles” like Mom’s but much easier. Thanks for sharing the great idea.

  8. Alesea — December 21, 2009 @ 7:46 am (#)

    Oh gosh….I make these all the time….they are sooooo good. I also make them with nutter butter cookies for a peanut butter ball yummmm

  9. michelle — December 21, 2009 @ 7:14 pm (#)

    I love oreo truffles, and I’m not even a big fan of oreo cookies. Put ’em in truffle form and look out! My favorites are the mint oreo truffles. So good!

  10. kskull — June 28, 2010 @ 9:01 am (#)
  11. Kira — July 22, 2010 @ 11:24 am (#)

    Oh MAN yum. I’ve been wanting to make these so bad…Christmas may have to come early…

  12. Jessica — December 2, 2011 @ 12:47 pm (#)

    I LOVE to make these!!! Last year I made mocha truffles! I put Starbucks micro blend I to the crushed Oreo mix and topped them off with a chocolate covered espresso bean! Um…YUM!!!

  13. Darlene — July 29, 2012 @ 10:20 am (#)

    I’m so making these

  14. Sarah — December 20, 2012 @ 8:37 pm (#)

    i have never had or heard of these until i found ur site, i’ve made like 10 of your dessert recipes, these were first…my only question is: Due to the cream cheese, do these need to be refridgerated before serving? i’m putting these into tins for a few friends for Christmas…haven’t tried one yet…but i have gotten nothing but ‘mmm themsme ammre mmsmo mmgommmmmod’ which i’m assuming is a compliment lol

  15. Krista — February 4, 2015 @ 9:09 am (#)

    For a recent dinner party, my daughter and I made these, along with pecan pie truffles and peanut butter truffles. These were definitely the easiest to make, and most picked it as their favorite. We dipped them in milk chocolate and drizzled with white.


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