Oreo Truffles (Snowballs)

December 19, 2009 by Ali

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)

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

24-30 truffles

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

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.

Original description of a classic recipe.

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Ali’s Tip:

Other variations on this recipe might include:

Ingredients:

  • 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”

Toppings:

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

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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16 thoughts on “Oreo Truffles (Snowballs)

  1. 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

    - Sarah

  2. I’m so making these

    - Darlene

  3. 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!!!

    - Jessica

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

    - Kira

  5. 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!

    - michelle

  6. 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

    - Alesea

  7. 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.

    - Kristina Wolter

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

    - Lucy

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

    - natalie

  10. Yum, those look absolutely delicious and so tempting!

    - Katie

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

    - Erica

  12. 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.

    - Laura

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

    yours look lovely!

    - karen