I have to admit, Oreos might be one of my favorite sweet treats of all time. Once you’ve had one, it’s hard to quit! Around the holiday times, I love mixing together peppermint and Oreos to create peppermint Oreo truffles. They’re the perfect Christmas treat that everyone will love! Find out what you need to create your family’s new favorite dessert.
Peppermint Oreo Truffles
- 1 package of Oreos (36 cookies)
- 8 oz. of softened cream cheese
- 1 tsp. of peppermint extract
- 16 oz. of vanilla almond bark or candy melts
- ¼ cup of crushed candy canes
- Wax paper
- Cookie sheet
Begin by placing the Oreos in a large zip-lock bag and crushing them until they are fine. You can do this by pounding them with your hands or using a rolling pin. Next, mix together the softened cream cheese and peppermint extract, and then add that to the crushed Oreos in a large mixing bowl. Mix together. Once the mixture forms a dough, mold together 1 inch balls and place them on a cookie sheet with wax paper. Place the balls in the freezer for 10 minutes.
While the Oreo truffles are hardening, begin making the outside layer by melting the vanilla almond bark (see package for directions). Once the 10 minutes is up, dip each ball into the almond bark and place them back on the wax paper cookie sheet. Top each truffle off with some crushed candy canes, place in the fridge, and get prepared to dig in!