Golden Oreo Truffles – Chelsea’s Messy Apron


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Golden Oreo Truffles are one of the easiest treats to make — no-baking required! Dip them in melted chocolate and decorate them however you’d like — these pop-able treats can be made ahead of time and keep well in the fridge for several days.

If you want to use regular Oreos instead, check out our Oreo Balls (also known as Oreo Truffles) recipe! I’m a chocoholic through and through, but I have to admit, Golden Oreos are right up there with Chocolate Oreos in my book. So, why not convert a favorite chocolate dessert (Oreo balls) into a delicious vanilla treat?!

Image of the Golden Oreo Truffles

Golden Oreo Truffles

I recently served these at a party and had so many people comment that these were the very best “cake balls” they’d ever hate. Without knowing the base is Oreos, they actually do taste like cake balls–except way tastier!

If you’ve never completely loved cake balls, give this recipe a try, you may just find a new favorite treat!

Note: Oreos and Golden Oreos are trademarked products produced by Mondelez International. For this recipe, any type of chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies can be used.

QUICK TIP

These are amazing as a treat on their own, but if you want a really fancy-looking dessert spread, prepare a platter of these Golden Oreo Truffles spirit regular Chocolate Oreo Truffles. The two together make for a stunning presentation.

Process shots-- images of the Oreos being blended and then cream cheese being added and it all being mixed together

How to make Golden Oreo Truffles

  1. Start by crushing the cookies. Make sure the Oreos are finely crushed; big chunks of cookie will mess up the texture of these truffles. By the way, no need to separate cream from cookie – we blend it all together for this recipe!
  2. Mix the cream cheese and cookie crumbs. We’re looking to get a thick and slightly sticky dough. You can knead the mixture with your hands, or a mixer.
  3. Roll into balls. Use a tablespoon measuring spoon to portion out dough and roll into a ball. Sometimes the “dough” is a bit too sticky/oily to roll out initially. A quick chill in the fridge will make rolling much easier!
  4. Place the balls on a tray and refrigerate. This makes them much easier to dip! Once the balls are firm, it’s time to dip them in melted chocolate.
  5. Melt chocolate and dip! We like to use the microwave to melt the chocolate for dipping. Decorate if desired and then harden before enjoying.

Process shots of Golden Oreo Truffles-- images of the white chocolate being melted

Golden Oreo Truffle Ingredients

  • Family size Golden Oreos. For our chocolate Oreo balls recipe, we use a standard-size package of Oreos, but when using the vanilla Oreos, we found that a family-size package works the best. With the regular-sized package of Oreos, the mixture was a little too wet/soft. (This recipe will still work with the smaller package of Oreos, but is easiest/best with the larger package.)
  • Cream cheese. Be sure to use full-fat, brick-style cream cheese. Lower fat and tub cream cheese don’t work the same here.
  • White Chocolate Melting Wafers. While a lot of truffles/Oreo ball recipes will call for expensive baking bars, I find it isn’t necessary here. White chocolate wafers are still rich and indulgent tasting, but ultimately, so much easier to work with. Plus, you don’t need to mess with chopping the chocolate and tempering it. I think you’ll be amazed at how simple the process is with these wafers!
  • Coconut oil: I like to add a touch of oil or shortening to the chocolate. It helps to smooth out the chocolate and make dipping easier. If you find the chocolate is too thick and won’t coat the truffles nicely, add a touch more oil.

QUICK TIP

Here’s how we like to dip the Golden Oreo Truffles: Dip a fork in the melted chocolate then place a chilled ball on top of the fork. Use a spoon to pour melted chocolate over the ball. Tap that fork against the bowl a few times to smooth the chocolate and then slide the fork against the edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Use a table knife to gently slide the ball off the fork and onto a parchment-lined tray to harden.

Process shots-- images of the treat being dipped in white chocolate

Decorate ‘Em! (Optional)

Jazz up these Golden Oreo Truffles if desired, with one of the following ideas:

  • Add on a drizzle of milk, semi-sweet or dark chocolate. If you want a distinct chocolate drizzle, add the drizzle once the white chocolate has set up. If you want the chocolate to “bleed” into the white chocolate, add the chocolate drizzle immediately after dipping the ball in white chocolate.
  • Add some finely crushed Oreo crumbs to the top of the Golden Oreo Truffle. Add while the chocolate is still wet so the crumbs stick.
  • Sprinkle mini chocolate chips, crushed nuts or sprinkles on top.

QUICK TIP

White chocolate hardens quickly, so be sure to have decorations out and ready to add as soon as the truffles are dipped!

Image of the Golden Oreo Truffles ready to be enjoyed

STORAGE

Storage

These Golden Oreo Truffles have cream cheese in them, so they need to be refrigerated when not being served. If left out for an extended period of time, they will be unsafe to eat. These store nicely in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.

More Desserts That Don’t Require Baking:

Golden Oreo Truffles

Golden Oreo Truffles are one of the easiest treats to make — no-baking required! Dip them in melted chocolate and decorate them however you’d like — these pop-able treats can be made ahead of time and keep well in the fridge for several days.

Golden Oreo Truffles

Golden Oreo Truffles are one of the easiest treats to make — no-baking required! Dip them in melted chocolate and decorate them however you’d like — these pop-able treats can be made ahead of time and keep well in the fridge for several days.

Instructions

  • PULSE OREOS: Place whole Golden Oreo cookies (don’t separate cookie from cream) in a blender or food processor. Pulse until they have been crushed into fine crumbs. Ensure there are no large pieces and transfer to a large bowl or stand mixer.

  • COMBINE: Add the softened cream cheese (should not be too cold but shouldn’t be melted at all–room temperature is perfect here) to the Oreo crumbs. Using a hand mixer or the whisk attachment on a stand mixer, beat until ingredients are well combined and smooth. (If you don’t have a mixer, knead with your hands until smooth and combined.

  • SHAPE: Use a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon to measure out the dough balls. Roll into even-sized balls. (If mixture is too wet and hard to shape, chill the mixture, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes). Place balls on a large lined sheet pan and chill for another 15 minutes. You should get around 36 balls.

  • MELTED WHITE CHOCOLATE: When the balls are almost done chilling, add the white chocolate melts and 2 teaspoons coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave in bursts of 30 seconds, stirring in between each burst for 15 seconds (See Note 3). Be patient microwaving to avoid burning the chocolate and remember that the chocolate is melting even outside of the microwave.

  • DIP COOKIE BALLS: Once melted and smooth, coat the cookie balls in the chocolate. I dip a fork in the chocolate then take a ball straight from the lined pan and place it on top of the dipped fork. With my other hand and a spoon, I spoon the melted chocolate over the fork. I tap the fork a few times to get the chocolate smooth and then drag the fork across the edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. I use a knife to push the ball off the fork and back onto the lined sheet pan. Repeat until all the balls have been dipped. Allow dipped truffles to harden at room temperature (not fridge/freezer).TROUBLESHOOTING: If the chocolate is too thick and does not coat the cookie ball well, add 1/2 teaspoon additional coconut oil. If chocolate begins to harden while dipping, reheat the melted chocolate in the microwave. Depending on how quickly you work and/or how fast the chocolate hardens, you might have to re-melt the chocolate a few times.
  • ENJOY: If desired, add any toppings before the chocolate sets (work quickly–white chocolate hardens fast!) Let set and they’re ready to enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Oreos: For chocolate Oreo balls/truffles, we use a standard-size package of Oreos, but when using Golden Oreos, we found that a standard Family-sized package works the best (don’t get double-stuffed!) With the regular package of Oreos, the mixture is a little too wet/soft. This recipe will still work with the smaller package, but is easiest/best with the larger package.
Note 2: White chocolate: Chocolate chips/baking morsels have stabilizers that keep them from melting completely smooth (which is good when you want them to hold their shape for cookies, but not so much when you want a pretty coating on Oreos). We recommend chocolate made for melting as good quality baking bars (such as Baker’s, Lindt, or Ghiradelli) or good quality melting wafers (such as Ghiradelli) for best results. (Both bars and melts are found in the baking aisle of the store–we like using melts best for ease!).
Note 3: Microwave tip: Scorching will ruin the chocolate; the trick is to heat it in very short bursts and to stir a lot. So much melting happens outside of the microwave. We never want the chocolate to get hot, just warm enough to melt very much gradually and once it’s smoothly melted, it should be room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Dish: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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