Want something to spice up your tastebuds for the holiday season? Try this Red Peppermint Oreo Truffle Recipe, I bet you have some peppermint candy lying around your house right now.
You could make these to enjoy with your family or gift them to a special person in your life. I love receiving homemade treats, you can almost taste the love that went into it. Why spend money at the store when you can whip these up all on your own? You can easily make these in a short amount of time and they taste so good!
Can you believe it only takes 5 ingredients to get this morsel of heaven? This is just one of the reasons that I love to make homemade truffles. The other is because I love to eat them when I’m done.
Oreo Truffle Supplies
Before you get started making your truffles from Oreos, you’re going to want to pick up these supplies so that you’re prepared.
- Food processor
- Wax paper
- Baking sheet
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The food processor does most of the work, easy peasy right? Just add your ingredients and have them do the heavy lifting.
The great part about using a food processor is that it will handle those candy bits like a pro. It also contains them so that there is less of a mess as well.
And look at what you get when you’re done? So pretty and it’s the perfect holiday treat. They’re “almost” too pretty to eat…almost.
But be ready, they’ll be gone before you even know what happened. If you don’t sneak yourself a couple, they’ll be no proof at all that you even made them in the first place!
See these fun holiday platters
Part of the fun holiday desserts is also finding a beautiful way to present them to all your family and friends. Holiday platters are perfect for this.
Add your amazing holiday dessert to your favorite holiday platter to showcase it in its best light. These are wonderful for parties. Your guests will be so amazed at all the effort you went into to get these on the table.
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What a mouth-watering bite you get that’s full of peppermint goodness, I bet you can’t wait to try these truffles out for yourself.
Who doesn’t love peppermint? It’s refreshing to have as a nice after-dinner treat but it’s also literally perfect for any time of day. You might have to try a few bites to see what time of day you prefer to eat them at – just to be certain that you’re doing what you need to do! (and if you want to save some for later, you can easily pop them in the fridge, too. Just use an airtight container and you’re good to go.)
You could even use your leftover candy canes, I’m all about not wasting food. There are always candy canes or peppermints that might be lying around the house so this recipe can help to use them up without wasting them.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
Add the vanilla Oreos to a food processor to bring to a fine crumble.
Mix in the cream cheese with the Oreo crumble in a large bowl.
Add the peppermint candies to a Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them to small pieces.
Add ¼ cup of the crushed peppermint candies to the Oreo and cream cheese mixture and mix thoroughly.
Reserve the remaining crushed peppermint candies for garnishing later.
Roll the Oreo mixture into 1 inch balls and place them on the lined baking sheet.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow it to set.
Now melt the candy melts in 30-second intervals, microwave the candy melts and coconut oil in a small bowl until completely melted.
Dip the formed Oreo truffle into the melted candy and place it back on the lined baking sheet.
Sprinkle the truffle with the crushed peppermint candies.
Refrigerate for an additional 20 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
More Holiday Recipes
If you like this simple holiday recipe, you’re going to love these other easy holiday desserts.