Christmas is right around the corner! I can’t believe how quickly it came up. One of my Christmas traditions is making peppermint oreo truffles. I’ve been making this recipe since college and it’s one my old college roommates used to love. Nowadays, I make them every year for my coworkers, and it continues to be a crowdpleaser. And the best part is that it’s super simple to make! So if you’re looking for a last minute Christmas recipe, this one is for you!
Trader Joe’s Joe-Joes’s
I used to make oreo truffles all the time with normal oreos, but when I first saw Trader Joe’s Joe-Joe’s in peppermint flavor I knew I had to adapt my recipe with these peppermint oreos. They have a slight peppermint flavor which is not so overwhelming like many of the other peppermint snacks right now. If you don’t have access to a Trader Joe’s, I would recommend using regular oreos and adding a few drops of peppermint extract to achieve the peppermint flavor.
Making the truffles
When I think about what’s actually in these truffles, I think about all the workouts I’ll need to work it off but it’s totally worth it. The truffles are made of oreos and 1 package of cream cheese. You can use any type of cream cheese. I usually choose the cheapest one because I’m frugal lol.
The outer coating is chocolate which is where the magic of these truffles come from. I like to use dark chocolate to cut the sweetness of the oreos but I’ve also used milk chocolate and white chocolate in the past. You can also use food coloring with white chocolate to make them different colors!
Peppermint Oreo Truffles
- 1 package Trader Joe's Joe-Joe's peppermint cookies
- 1 package cream cheese 8 oz
- 2 packages chocolate chips
- 3 candy canes
- Crush up the oreos by hand or in a food processor and put them into a medium sized bowl.
- Dump the cream cheese into bowl. Mix it up with your hands until it is well incorporated.
- Drop by small spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. They should be about an inch across. Put them in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
- Crush the candy canes until they are a fine powder. You can use a food processor or a rolling pin.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Coat the truffles evenly with chocolate. Sprinkle some of the candy canes on top. Put them back in the fridge for another hour so the chocolate can harden.