St. Patrick’s Day Oreo Balls
We love Oreo Truffles for every occasion, they are one of my husband’s favorite treats, so we had to make a St. Patrick’s Day version, of course! These St. Patrick’s Day Oreo Balls are so festive and perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day party! This recipe makes about 30 oreo balls, so you will have plenty to share!
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Why we love this St. Patrick’s Day Oreo Truffles recipe-
- It’s our same tried and true oreo ball recipe (only made with mint oreos), all dressed up in green and gold for St. Patrick’s Day fun.
- This is such an easy treat, perfect for parties, lunch box treats, and more!
What are Oreo Truffles made of?
Oreo truffles are essentially just oreo cookies and cream cheese all mixed in together. Then, you dip them in either melted chocolate, or colorful candy melts! The candy melts make them super easy to customize for any occasion, since there are lots of colors and shades to choose from.
Our recipe uses mint oreos, for a yummy mint oreo balls version, which reminds us of a Shamrock Shake, another fun St. Patrick’s Day treat.
St. Patrick’s Day Oreo Balls Ingredients:
- 36 Mint Oreo Cookies
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 12 oz. green candy melts
- 12 oz. white candy melts
- St. Patrick’s Day Sprinkles, or just regular gold or green sprinkles
Step 1: Crush the oreo cookies either by hand, by adding to a gallon ziploc bag and crushing with a rolling pin or something similar, or by adding them to your food processor, and pulsing to fine crumbs.
Step 2: Either in the food processor, or in a large mixing bowl, mix together Oreo crumbs and softened cream cheese, until well combined.
Step 3: Line a large baking sheet or cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper, and roll the oreo mixture into 1 inch balls. Place the balls onto your lined baking sheet.
Step 4: Once all of the mixture is rolled, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to set.
Step 5: Meanwhile, melt the candy melts in separate bowls, according to package directions. We usually microwave them on 20 second intervals, stirring well between each cycle. Or, you can use a double boiler to melt the candy.
Step 6: Once the oreo balls have chilled, dip them one by one into the melted candy melts and sprinkle with sprinkles, drizzle with the opposite color, or decorate however you like. You’ll want to work quickly, the candy sets fast. For dipping, I like to use a plastic fork, drop the balls into the candy and fish them out, letting the excess candy fall off. You can also try using mess free toothpicks!
Step 7: Allow the candy coating to fully set. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Substitutions & Tips:
- You can swap the candy melts for chocolate. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips or white chocolate chips, and dip/drizzle into those!
- We also love using vanilla almond bark for dipping oreo balls, it is so easy to work with, and tastes great, too!
- Always use regular oreos for oreo balls, the double stuff oreos won’t work as well.
- If your oreo balls are collapsing, it may be because the mixture has gotten warm. This can definitely happen if you use a food processor, because the blades will heat everything up. To resolve, simply let your oreo mixture chill for about 20 minutes or so before rolling. You can also let the collapsing balls chill, and re-roll then into more perfect circles before you dip them.
We hope you love these easy mint oreo truffles for St. Patty’s Day. If you are looking for even more fun treats, check out these great ideas-
Lucky Charms Snack Mix – a sweet and salty chex mix featuring lucky charms!
Leprechaun Bait Snack Mix – a fun St. Patrick’s Day popcorn snack mix.
Shamrock Punch – a fun green sherbet punch, perfect for St. Patty’s Day.
Shamrock Shake – our favorite mint chocolate chip milkshake!
St. Patrick’s Day Hot Chocolate – a fun GREEN hot chocolate treat for St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day Lime Poke Cake – an easy to make and festive poke cake made with lime jello!
Then, when you are done snacking, check out this fun green glitter playdough DIY for St. Patrick’s Day!