Oreo and cheesecake are a match made in Heaven! This super easy white chocolate Oreo cheesecake truffles recipe is one of my favorite holiday treats. I can make them ahead of time and serve up on the dessert buffet at parties, holiday events, or just because. They are loaded with chocolate goodness but with the cream cheese aren't overly sweet. A perfect choice for making and enjoying year round, but especially at Christmas.
Oreo Cheesecake Truffles
One of my favorite parts of Christmas back home was always when our neighbors brought over this huge tray of homemade treats. It usually included things like dipped pretzels, dipped Oreo cookies, and Christmas fudge, but truffles always disappeared fast. Since I love the little bites of deliciousness, it just makes sense that I would love this recipe too! If you are wanting something that is pretty easy to make but always wows a crowd, this is the recipe for you!
When Making Oreo Truffles Do You Remove the Cream?
For this recipe, you do not remove the cream from the Oreo cookie. Instead, you just crush the entire cookie. This helps make sure the mixture holds together well and takes away a bit of that tang that comes from cream cheese that hasn't been sweetened.
Tips for Crushing Cookies for Truffles
I use my food processor for this recipe because it does the best job and is handy. That said, not everyone has a food processor on hand. So, I recommend using a blender if possible.
If you don't have a blender or food processor, then crushing these by hand is a must. The easiest way to do that may be to place the cookies into a Ziploc bag and roll them with a rolling pin or meat mallet until in crumbles. When doing this, it is a bit easier if you remove the cream from the center first. Then you can crush the cookies into fine dust and mix back into the cream cheese with the cream before forming the truffle balls.
What Toppings Should I Decorate My Truffles With?
You don't have add anything to the top of these truffles. They are seriously that good by themselves. However, I love sprinkling something on top that gives them a pop of color. It can also be used to distinguish different flavors if you happen to make multiple types of truffles for your dessert platter. Below are a few of the ideas I decorate mine with that you might like.
- Crushed candy canes or peppermint candies
- Miniature chocolate chips or chocolate sprinkles
- Holiday colored sprinkles or nonpareils
- Colored sugar
- Drizzles of dark or milk chocolate
Do I Need to Refrigerate These Cheesecake Cookie Truffles?
Yes. Since these contain cream cheese and are not a baked good, you will need to refrigerate or freeze them until ready to eat. Part of the preparation requires freezing them so they are firm for dipping. After dipped and decorated, I would recommend placing them into an airtight container and storing in the refrigerator. You can freeze them but they are best served cold from the refrigerator.
How Long are Oreo Truffles Good For?
Since these contain cream cheese, I like to store them for no more than 2 weeks in the refrigerator and no more than 3 months in the freezer. Depending upon the date on your cream cheese, they could be good longer, but I have found that the flavor just isn't as good past that 2-week mark.
When storing these, make sure you keep them in an airtight container. Small storage containers or Ziploc bags are both perfect for this. Once dipped, they won't need to be in individual layers and can be added to a bag easily.
- Oreo cookies
- Cream cheese
- White chocolate chips
- Candy canes
- Holiday sprinkles
- Coconut oil
How to Make Oreo Cheesecake Truffles
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the cookies into your food processor or blender and pulse until small crumbs.
Add in the cream cheese and pulse until the mixture is smooth.
Using a small cookie scoop, make balls of the Oreo cheesecake mixture and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
Cover the balls and freeze until firm (2 hours to overnight).
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in 30-second increments until just melted. If too thick, add in coconut oil and stir until combined and thin enough for dipping.
Using a fork, dip the frozen ball into the melted chocolate then tap gently to remove any excess.
Place the balls back onto the baking sheet and top immediately with sprinkles or crushed candy if desired.
Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
More Holiday Dessert Ideas
If you want to create a delicious and raved over dessert platter, you'll love the ideas on this list. From chocolate and candy to sweet special cookies and dipped pretzels, there are tons of fun ways to add flavor to a holiday dessert buffet. Below are some of our favorites we know you'll love!
- Easy Dipped Oreo Pops with Vanilla Coating
- Kid-Friendly Holiday Oreo Cookie Charcuterie Board
- Easy Holiday Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board
- Creamy Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Recipe
- Decadent White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bombs
- Rich Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bombs Recipe
- Mickey's Christmas Fudge Recipe
- 3-Ingredient Christmas Fudge
- Christmas Chocolate Grinch Bark Recipe
When making truffles like this, I really recommend using a small cookie or ice cream scoop. This makes the preparation easier and will help make sure each one is the same size.
- 1 pkg Oreo cookies
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoon crushed peppermint candy
- 2 tablespoon holiday sprinkles
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Place the cookies into your food processor or blender and pulse until small crumbs.
- Add in the cream cheese and pulse until the mixture is smooth.
- Using a small cookie scoop, make balls of the Oreo cheesecake mixture and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Cover the balls and freeze for until firm (2 hours to overnight).
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in 30-second increments until just melted. If too thick, add in coconut oil and stir until combined and thin enough for dipping.
- Using a fork, dip the frozen ball into the melted chocolate then tap gently to remove any excess.
- Place the balls back onto the baking sheet and top immediately with sprinkles or crushed candy if desired.
- Store in an air tight container until ready to serve.
Mix things up by using different flavored Oreo cookies in place of the traditional chocolate with cream filling.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g