Health food may be better for the conscience, but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.
No truer words have ever been spoken…no healthy food tastes half as good as an oreo!
Recently I have been doing cookie demo classes at this incredibly adorable local shop in Winston Salem, Southern Home & Kitchen.
The first class I hosted happened to fall before the Olympics when I attempted (and failed) to make Olympic colored oreo truffles. While they tasted AMAZING but looked horrible. Ryan told me they had to leave the house before he ate the entire batch so I brought them to my class with me as a fun treat….they were a HUGE HIT! I had so many people ask what was in them so I decided to make it a tradition whenever I host a class. Three classes later and people are still raving about them.
Because Girl Scout cookie season and St. Patricks Day are around the same time, I decided to combine the two events into one delicious treat. I give you my Thin Mint Oreo Truffles!
They are perfectly on point with the St. Pattys Day colors but have the same amazing taste as a thin mint. I can’t imagine a better combination for a sweet treat to enjoy with your friends & family!
How to make these 3 ingredient Thin Mint Oreo Truffles:
First, dump an entire package of mint oreos into a food processor.
No seriously, it is that easy!
**If you don’t have a food processor no problem. Grab a large hefty ziplock bag and place the oreos inside. I will give you directions in each section to help you make the same tasty treats food processor free!
Pulse the Oreos on high for a few minutes until an Oreo-like powder is formed.
**Taking a meat mallet, hit the oreos in the ziplock bag until all oreos are crumbled.
Next, cut your cream cheese into 8 cubes and place them into the food processor.
**Add your crumbled oreos into a large bowl and add the cream cheese to the bowl.
Pulse everything together until it turns into a smooth oreo-like dough.
**Using a large spoon whisk everything together until your oreos and cream cheese are well combined.
At this point it is easiest to place the bowl in the refrigerator for a few minutes to allow the oreo dough to chill and firm up. (This shouldn’t take longer than 5-10 minutes).
When your dough is ready, remove it from the fridge and using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, scoop out your dough and roll it into 1-1 1/2 inch balls.
Place the balls on either parchment paper or a non-stick baking sheet.
Place your newly formed truffles into the fridge to chill for a few minutes while you prepare your chocolate.
Dump the contents of your chocolate melts into a microwave safe bowl.
Heat your chocolates in the microwave in 30 second intervals on low heat until everything is completely melted.
Remove your thin mint oreo truffles from the fridge. Using a fork or large spoon, dip your truffles into the chocolate one at a time, completely submerging them in chocolate. Tap off excess chocolate and place back onto your parchment paper/non-stick baking sheet.
Drizzle left over chocolate onto your truffles then allow them to harden. You can do this by either sticking them back in the fridge or letting them air dry.
When your truffles are completely firm, serve & enjoy!
I can’t think of a more season appropriate treat than these Thin Mint Oreo Truffles. They give you all the Girl Scout cookie feels with the perfect St. Patricks Day colors! You will love this simple no bake treat & your friends/family will too!
- 14.3 oz mint oreo cookies (1 package)
- 12 oz Wilton Chocolate Melts, green
- 8 oz cream cheese
Grab your food processor (if you don't have a food processor read notes*) and add the entire package of mint oreos.
Pulse oreos for 1-3 minutes until there is nothing left except for an oreo powder.
Cut your cream cheese into 8 cubes and add them into the food processor **
Pulse again until oreo and cream cheese fully combine. It should look like a wet dough at this point.
Place "bowl" into refrigerator for 5 minutes to allow oreo mixture to become firm.
When ready, remove bowl from fridge. Grab either a large spoon or an ice cream scoop & scoop out oreo dough. Using your hands form 1-1 1/2 inch sized oreo truffle balls and place them on a non-stick baking sheet, or place onto parchment paper.
When all oreo truffles are formed, place back into fridge for 5-10 minutes to firm up.
Place your entire package of green chocolate melts into a medium sized bowl.
Heat the melts on low heat in 30 second intervals until completely melted.
Remove oreo truffles from the fridge. Using a fork or spoon, submerge oreo truffle into chocolate until completely coated. Tap utensil on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate before placing the truffle back onto the parchment paper/non-stick baking sheet.
Repeat the process until all oreo truffles are coated in chocolate.
Use remaining melted chocolate to drizzle a design over the truffles.
Allow chocolate to fully harden (either air dry or in fridge). When Thin Mint Oreo Truffles are completely hardened, serve & enjoy!
**If you do not own a food processor, no problem!
- Simply place oreos in a large ziplock bag. Make sure the bag is completely sealed then using a meat mallet or your hands, crush oreos until oreo "powder" is formed.
- Place oreo powder into a large bowl and add your cream cheese.
- Using a large wooden spoon, stir everything together until cream cheese and oreos have completely incorporated.