Thursday, March 13, 2008

It’s no SHAM…these ROCK!

Mint Oreo Truffles

You guessed it… Mint Oreo Truffles ummmmm… good. These might even be better than the originals (well, maybe). And, they’re just as easy to make, but because I could only find the mint Oreos in Double Stuf, I changed the ratios a little from the regular Oreo Truffle recipe. Here you go…

Mint Oreo Truffles

1 pkg. Double Stuf Oreos – Cool Mint Flavor – (1 lb. , 1 oz. pkg.)
• use 22 cookies with cream centers included
• use 10 cookies with cream centers discarded
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, room temperature
chocolate bark or candy coating*

  1. Finely crush the cookies in a food processor or a ziploc bag with a rolling pin.
  2. Stir in softened cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together completely.
  3. Roll the mixture into 1″ balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
  4. Place covered in freezer or refrigerator for a few minutes to help retain shape when dipping in melted chocolate.
  5. Melt chocolate as directed on the package and then dip balls into chocolate, tap off extra and set aside on wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry.
  6. Refrigerate and enjoy!

*Or, go green:

white chocolate bark/candy coating for dipping
green candy melts for dipping

  1. Make your green and/or white shamrocks first (see picture below). You can use a ziploc bag with a small corner cut off or a decorating bag with with a small round tip attached to make the shamrocks. Use a toothpick to direct chocolate into desired shamrock shape. (Of course, in hindsight, this would have been a lot easier if I had found some little shamrock sprinkles.) Let dry.
  2. Then, dip half the truffles in white chocolate and the other half in green.
  3. If necessary, dip them again for a smooth finish. I found it necessary, especially for the white ones.
  4. Then, on the second dipping, while still wet, press your cooled shamrocks gently on the top of your truffles.
  5. For another effect, you can take the ziploc bag of chocolate and drizzle across each truffle with the alternating color.

Mint Oreo Truffles

Makes about 36 truffles.
Recipe amended from Kraft Food & Family Fall 2006.

I used a brand from Hobby Lobby for the green candy melts and regular white chocolate bark found at Kroger for the rest. But since I can’t find a link to them online, here’s a few links to some other candy melts I found, but haven’t tried yet.

Colored Candy Melts
Merckens Candy Melts
Wilton Candy Making Tips

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jennifer targia said...

LOVE your website!! I made lemon coconut cakeballs. everyone loved them. lemon cake mix, with lemon frosting. My mix came out too mushy and i didnt know what to do so i added in coconut until it became thicker and easier to dip in white chocolate. they tasted very rich so next time i think i will use less frosting. Now I think I am going to try the oreo truffles

July 12, 2010 09:32 PM
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Lois said...

I LOVE your website. You are a very clever, creative girl and how dear of you to share all of your creative tips. You insire me.

Thanks for the great ideas!!!.

July 20, 2010 11:56 AM
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Kirk edwards said...

So I really want to mail some balls to a friend of mine out of state. Any tips on keeping them from melting besides the obvious overnight delivery? Thanks!

September 15, 2010 01:38 PM
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Helenice Chroniger said...

Please update the links to the images as they are all broken.
I would love to see them.
Thanks
H. Chjroniger

January 24, 2011 11:21 AM
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Amber Renne said...

yummmm….Good for St. Patrick’s day!

February 25, 2011 06:10 AM
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Meredith said...

luv ya! got ur cake pop book. AWESOME! i wnat to be a cake decorater when i grow up. i’m only 13. my bros love the idea and encourage me to give them all the mistakes. :)

February 26, 2011 09:16 PM
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Crystal said...

OMG!!! I cannot wait to try these! I am so going to make these-can’t wait!

March 6, 2011 11:00 PM
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wendy said...

Wow, these look fantastic!

March 7, 2011 04:48 AM
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Joanna said...

I’m excited for this recipe! My friend and I are going to make them together for St. Patrick’s Day next week. My boyfriend’s going to love it! :)

March 10, 2011 02:01 PM
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kathy said...

for the drizzle effect, doesnt the candy melts melt fast in the ziploc??

April 13, 2011 08:18 PM
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Jessie said...

hi i was wondering how to store chocolate because when i did the white the chocolate clumped up and burned within five minutes please help.

July 21, 2011 03:11 PM
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Khrystal Raeth said...

I just made these a couple hrs ago. Taste’s great!!! Dipping into the choc came out messy though. What technique do you use to make the truffles look smooth?

July 31, 2011 01:26 PM
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Grace Vaught said...

As soon as I saw them and read the name of em’ My mouth HAD to water!

October 21, 2011 10:17 AM
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Chelsey said...

Ooh! I just made some mint chocolate cake balls for Christmas, but I think I might try these for St. Patty’s Day!

December 26, 2011 01:07 PM
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Lucia said...

Is it possible to substitute mint oreo cookies for regular oreos & mint essence? If so how much?

January 1, 2012 03:44 PM
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Lucia said...

I mean mint extract. :)

January 1, 2012 03:45 PM
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Kristen said...

Hey there,

I loved this post and included it in a roundup I did of some of my favorite St Patrick’s ideas. I hope that was okay! I included a picture with a link back to this post. You can read it here: http://www.sageandchocolate.com/a-grown-up-st-pattys-day/

Thanks for the awesome recipe!

February 28, 2012 04:31 PM
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bridget {bake at 350} said...

Do you need my address? ;) I could totally put down a few dozen of those!

March 7, 2012 08:55 AM
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Ravyn said...

I wanted mine green inside so I did some swapping. I got a package of the mint Oreo’s and a package of vanilla. I took the amount of cookies I needed from both, swapped out the mint stuff for the vanilla stuff and used a bit of coloring to make my inside greener. I use gel color so I don’t thin out the texture but if you do just add in an extra bit of ground cookie. Save the rest of your extras for another time.
@Angel DO NOT use any typeof food coloring with any type of chocolate…it will make it seize up and be unusable. You can usually find “chocolate” coloring at the craft store…like Hobby Lobby.

March 9, 2012 03:58 PM
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November 5, 2012 05:39 PM
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Allison @ thebakingyear said...

THESE LOOK DELICIOUS :D

March 5, 2013 08:37 AM
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bec said...

those look delicious! if i had made these, then they would all be
stuffed in my mouth!

July 8, 2013 09:29 PM
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jo said...

merveilleux cite et bien sur merveilleux gâteaux ! dommage que ce n’est pas en français , je viens souvent voir vos magnifiques créations gros bisous

February 22, 2014 03:14 AM
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