Oreo truffles are a super easy treat you can make in relatively little time. They don’t require a ton of ingredients and you can really play with the flavors to make something really delicious. These Mocha Oreo Truffles are made with special flavored Oreos and a few other ingredients to create an indulgent treat.
Party season is right around the corner! With Halloween parties popping up, and the holiday season revving up shortly after, it’s good to have some easy, no-bake recipes on hand for party contributions. For parties, I usually bring a dessert or savory snack. These Mocha Oreo Truffles fit the bill for a classic party dessert. They’re bite-sized, sweet, and just indulgent enough to taste special. But really they couldn’t be easier to make!
Basic Oreo truffles require only three ingredients: Oreos, cream cheese, and chocolate for dipping. To be honest, I’m really not the biggest Oreo gal. Never have been. The flavored ones usually don’t appeal to me, either. But when some friends brought a few packs of Java Chip Oreos to a get-together over the summer, I couldn’t stop eating them. And then I got the genius idea (well, I think it’s genius) to make Oreo balls with them.
Like the basic kind, these Oreo truffles are super easy and require about five main ingredients: a pack of Java Chip Oreos, a block of cream cheese, some espresso powder, and chocolate for coating. Of course I added a pinch of salt to cut some of the sweetness down. These turned out just as good as I hoped they would!
How to Make Mocha Oreo Truffles
To make them, you will need:
- 1 pack of Java Chip Oreos
- 1 block of cream cheese, softened (I used the 1/3 less fat kind because it’s what I had)
- 1 tbsp espresso powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Dark chocolate for dipping
If you can’t find the Java Chip Oreos, you can use regular Oreos and add 2 tbsp of espresso powder. Or more, depending on how much coffee flavor you want.
The first step is to crush your Oreos into crumbs. This is easiest done in a food processor, but you can of course crush them the old fashioned way with a big ziploc bag and a rolling pin.
Next, combine the crumbs, cream cheese, salt, and espresso powder in a large bowl, or bowl of a stand mixer. Stir until it’s all mixed together and has formed a dough. If the dough is too soft or wet, you can add cocoa powder a spoonful at a time until it reaches a more manageable texture. I ended up adding about 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to mine.
Once your dough is mixed, cover and chill it for about 30 minutes. While that’s in the fridge, melt your chocolate in a bowl that’s conducive to dipping. I used dark chocolate melting wafers, but you can also melt regular chocolate chips or a chocolate bar with some coconut oil.
Then roll the chilled dough into 1-inch balls. The dough is a bit oily, so I recommend wearing gloves for this step! Place the balls onto a lined baking sheet. You can chill them again for 10 minutes before dipping if you need to.
Now, this is the fun part. Use a fork to dip and roll each ball in the melted chocolate. Once the ball is well coated, scoop it out from the chocolate and gently tap the excess chocolate off. Place the dipped truffle on the lined baking sheet to harden. Repeat with all the Oreo truffles. Once they’re all dipped, refrigerate the balls a final time for about 15 minutes until all the chocolate is set.
These Oreo truffles are best stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. This recipe makes 2-3 dozen truffles, depending on how big you roll them. Plenty to share and to enjoy yourself!
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Mocha Oreo Truffles
- 1 pack Java Chip Oreos
- 1 block cream cheese (softened)
- 1-2 tbsp espresso powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder (if needed)
- Crush the Oreos until they reach a coarse crumb.
- Combine the Oreo crumbs, cream cheese, espresso powder, and salt. Stir or mix until a thick dough forms. If it's too soft or wet, add cocoa powder.
- Chill the dough for 30 minutes. While the dough is chilling, melt the chocolate.
- Once the dough is chilled, scoop and roll it into 1-inch balls and place on a lined baking sheet.
- Dip and roll each ball in the chocolate until it's well coated. Place the dipped balls on the lined baking sheet to set.
- Once all the balls are covered in chocolate, refrigerate them for 15 minutes until they're completely set.
- Store the Oreo truffles in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.