Peppermint Oreo Truffles – classic Oreo truffles with bits of peppermint pieces to make them festive for the holidays.
I think that the month of December should be about all things peppermint. Chocolate and peppermint is a magical combination. And this time of year it is all people think about. I love it all year round, but I may be in the minority there. Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies happen in May around here.
I posted Grasshopper Brownies earlier this week, so I think you can tell that I am obsessed. Every year for Christmas, my husband’s family makes this Grasshopper Pie for dessert. It is so creamy and I look forward to it every year. But I have to find ways to get chocolate and mint in other forms during this season.
A couple years ago I made Mint Oreo Truffles, and they were such a big hit. So this year, I decided to mix in pieces of peppermint and change it up just a little. I used the Andes baking bits to give a little peppermint flavor, color, and add a little crunch to these truffles.
Oreo tuffles come together in just minutes. You use a food processor to crush the Oreos, and then blend the cream cheese with it, so it comes together. I like to use a cookie scoop so that I know all the truffles are the same size.
You can pick how you want to dip your peppermint Oreo truffles. I did half in white almond bark and half in chocolate. While the chocolate was still wet, I sprinkled with a few pieces of peppermint baking bits. You could drizzle with the opposite color chocolate, sprinkle with Christmas sprinkles, or color sugar. Or just leave them plain. Totally up to you. They will taste minty and delicious no matter what!
So get out that food processor and start making truffles. They will be a hit on any holiday dessert tray, and are even great for cookie exchanges. I have a cookie exchange on Sunday, and I just might be making another batch of these Peppermint Oreo Truffles to bring.
- 1 package Oreos
- 1 (8oz package) light cream cheese
- 1/2 cup Andes peppermint baking pieces , plus more for topping
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract (optional)
- 1 pound chocolate , melted
In a food processor plus Oreo's until they are fine crumbs.
Cut cream cheese into 1 inch pieces. Add to food processor, and process until well combined and no streaks. Add peppermint extract if using, and mix to combine. Fold in peppermint pieces.
Roll into about 1 inch balls (I got 30 out of mine).
Freeze for 30 minutes.
Dip balls into melted chocolate. Place on a lined baking sheet to harden. Sprinkle on more peppermint pieces when the chocolate is still wet.
Store in the fridge.