Peppermint Oreo Balls

Peppermint Oreo Balls are crushed Oreo cookies and cream cheese dipped in sweet chocolate then rolled in crushed peppermint candies.

Nothing says the holidays are here like Oreo Balls so we had to make the peppermint version too!, along with gift boxes full of Chocolate Covered Pretzels and Chocolate Covered Oreos.

Easy Peppermint Oreo Truffles
Peppermint Oreo Balls

Peppermint Oreo Balls are an indulgent mixture of crushed Oreo cookies and cream cheese, dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in peppermint candy pieces.

If you love peppermint and cheesecakes, you’ll definitely like this version of the recipe. They’re sweet, creamy, and have a really nice crunchy texture from the outside layer of candy, plus they’re no-bake so they’re incredibly easy to throw together.

These are PERFECT for wrapping in plastic with a ribbon and giving as a homemade holiday gift, or as a favor for a holiday party.

Personally, I always make a double batch because I know they’re not going to last very long. Plus this recipe is easy to get help with because you don’t need perfect chocolate dipping skills, tiny hands can help since you can let them roll it in the crushed peppermint candies!

HOW TO STORE PEPPERMINT OREO BALLS

Peppermint Oreo Balls can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 weeks in an airtight container. Unlike other truffles that use a ganache, these use a dairy-based cream cheese in the center, so for food safety they have to be kept cold.

You can also freeze peppermint Oreo balls for 3-4 months if you want to make them ahead of time. Let them defrost in the refrigerator before serving. If I freeze them ahead of time, I usually put them in the refrigerator the night before to make sure they’re not still frozen in the center when I serve them.

When you’re ready to store the balls, put a piece of parchment paper between each layer of Oreos, to prevent them from sticking to each other. This is especially important if you freeze them, or you might end up with a big chocolate block of Oreo balls.

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ROLL PEPPERMINT OREO BALLS IN?

  • Chopped pecans, peanuts, or almonds
  • Red and green colored sugar or sprinkles
  • Crushed Oreo cookies
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Shaved chocolate

Peppermint Oreo Balls

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TIPS FOR MAKING PEPPERMINT OREO BALLS

  • If you’re having trouble with the melting wafers, I recommend using almond bark instead, which is a smoother white chocolate with a richer flavor than regular melting wafers.
  • Add red sprinkles to the crushed peppermint candies for more pops of festive red color!
  • Make sure you freeze your Oreo balls before dipping them in the chocolate. This is the trick to getting them to hold their shape.
  • This recipe uses white chocolate, but you can swap that if preferred. I use it because it doesn’t make the peppermint candy look dirty but if you dislike the flavor of white chocolate feel free to swap as you’d like.
  • If your chocolate is too thick or not thinning out enough, add a few drops of coconut oil until it reaches the consistency you’re looking for.
  • You can crush the peppermint candies with a food processor, or by placing them in a sealable plastic bag and crushing with a rolling pin.
  • An ice cream scoop can help make sure your Oreo balls are all about the same size.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

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Peppermint Oreo Balls

Peppermint Oreo Balls are crushed Oreo cookies and cream cheese dipped in sweet chocolate then rolled in crushed peppermint candies. They're the PERFECT no-bake sweet indulgent treat to serve or gift this holiday season!
Yield 36 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Place the cream cheese and Oreos in a food processor and process until combined. Scoop out small parts of the mixture and roll into 48 1 inch balls. Place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 20 minutes, or until hardened.
  • Melt the semisweet chocolate with peppermint extract in the microwave at 30 second increments, stirring between each one. 
  • Once melted, dip each ball in it with a fork, scraping the bottom. Roll in peppermint candies and put the ball on the parchment paper.

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Notes

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 70mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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Peppermint Oreo Truffles

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. How long are these good for? Do they need to be refrigerated or can they be left at room temp? Hoping to make some treats before a Christmas road trip (2 day drive) and give as gifts. I could plan to pack a cooler if that would help.

    Thanks!

    1. Peppermint Oreo Balls can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 weeks in an airtight container. Unlike other truffles that use a ganache, these use a dairy-based cream cheese in the center, so for food safety they have to be kept cold.

      You can also freeze peppermint Oreo balls for 3-4 months if you want to make them ahead of time. Let them defrost in the refrigerator before serving. If I freeze them ahead of time, I usually put them in the refrigerator the night before to make sure they’re not still frozen in the center when I serve them.

      When you’re ready to store the balls, put a piece of parchment paper between each layer of Oreos, to prevent them from sticking to each other. This is especially important if you freeze them, or you might end up with a big chocolate block of Oreo balls.

  2. I spent forever getting the ingredients for this recipe and follow me to a T and once I food processed the ingredients you cannot roll it into a ball it was like soft batter and created a huge mess. So disappointed

    1. I know your recipe is long gone now and I’m so sorry your Christmas eve was frustrated by the recipe. The base of the peppermint oreo balls are the classic oreo ball recipe which should hold it’s shape for you. Were they really warm when you tried to roll them? If there was a temperature issue it could make it softer than normal. I’d just refrigerate for 15 minutes then roll again.

  3. Sam, I also do not have a food processor or even a blender. I completely mixed by hand using a large soup spoon to not only mix it all together but it also made it very easy to crush the large Oreo’s.

  4. Hi Sabrina,
    I never usually leave any comments but this recipe just has to be said is now the favorite Holiday “treat”. I made a few variations due to some family needs but your recipe (even with a few variations is absolutely YUMMY !!!
    I used Almond Bark for the chocolate in the first batch but then I was reminded we have 5 grandkids (one if which is Autistic) and the possibility of the peppermint pieces being a choke factor (not to mention our family & friends with no teeth to bite them). I remedied this problem by completely grinding the peppermint into a fine powder (adding red & green sugar to give the pink powder a bit more Holiday color). These also turned out awesome & a perfect solution to those who can’t or shouldn’t have the hard candy pieces). Also, I had lots of the powered candy canes leftover so I put it in a sugar bowl next to the coffee & tea pots and used it in everything from coffee, tea, apple cider and even toast, pancakes, French toast, etc.
    I just wanted to say Thank You so very much for this (our favorite next to the peppermint bark) and all your delicious recipes (everyone of them I have made are so yummy, eat to make, along with looking so yummy that even the young, picky ones completely clean their plates & even usually ask for seconds.
    Thank you again Sabrina for all your time & effort you put into these recipes & I look forward to all the new ones you post ?????
    P.S. I did take pics stop you could see both types that I made (for the 1st time) so others can see how easy they are to make, how wonderful they look (even for a beginner) and believe me this recipe is truly YUMMY. Highly recommend to anyone to make these for any reason (holidays, gifts, housewarming, showers, pretty much any occasion (including a cloudy rainy day)

    1. You are such a thoughtful person, Trinity. Thank you so much for the kinds words and I’m happy to know how much you are enjoying the recipes on the site.

    1. I place each ball on a fork and dip it in, scraping the bottom of the fork along the side of the bowl as I’m pulling it out. Hope this helps!

  5. I made these. They are delicious. I had trouble with the peppermint clumbing. What did I do wrong or how can keep from this happening.?

    1. I just rolled mine in a bowl but you could always place them in a bowl and sprinkle it over the top to have a bit more control over how much gets on it. Hope this helps!

  6. Okay, I’m sorry but I have to ask a really dumb question…

    For the oreos, are you scooping out the middle cream filling and using just the two cookies themselves? Or are you using the ENTIRE cookie? TIA

  7. Can you make the complete recipe and refrigerate or freeze them until needed? Or can you only freeze them before the dipping stage?

  8. These look amazing thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to make these for my family!! Happy Holidays!

    1. I’m not sure it would support a stick. It has a cream based center and it might be too soft, maybe if you froze them?

  9. Made these today! Don’t worry about shaping them into pretty balls until after they have been in the freezer. Then just roll each one in the palms of your hands to make a nice ball. Did have to reheat the vanilla bark several times to keep it soft for dipping. Found a jar of “Peppermint Dust” at Home Goods (basically chopped peppermints) but prettier than what I made from my food processor as it was powdery. This takes a while to make but they are delicious and pretty!

  10. Delicious! I stopped making these halfway through the batch because the peppermint coating looked too thick. I covered the rest in white chocolate with peppermint sprinkle decorations. Both were good, but this was the favorite by far.

    1. I’ve never tried it before. I’m not sure how you would dip it as one big ball into melted chocolate easily. If you decide to try, I’d love to know how it turns out. Good luck!

  11. Sabrina can’t wait to try the peppermint balls. Also my mom was a Snyder she was born in Michigan we might be relatives,

  12. Oh wow do these look good! I was just finalizing this year’s cookie list, and I think these are going to have to make an appearance! So easy but so much great flavor!