It’s the end of Spooky Season, but these Halloween Oreo Truffles are more of a treat than a trick! Using only four ingredients, these monster-themed bites are a great holiday activity to make with the family. And the truffles are truly addicting!
Halloween is such a fun holiday. Scary movies, creative costumes, sweets… Unfortunately, holidays and celebrations in 2020 have looked so different this year. So we have to make our (safe) fun however we can. For a really cool and even tastier activity, you HAVE to try my Halloween Oreo Truffles!
- Oreos – The base of these Oreo truffles, obviously, are Oreos! Use the regular kind, not the double stuffed, and crush these into a fine powder using a blender or a rolling pin + Ziploc bag.
- Cream Cheese – Cream cheese brings everything together, although you can’t taste it in the final product. People are shocked to know that you only need 2 ingredients to make the base for these delicious truffles!
- Candy Coating/Candy Melts – You can find these in the baking aisle at your local grocery store. You can easily heat this up in your microwave; just follow the package instructions.
How to Make Oreo Truffles for Halloween
These make a great treat for a socially distanced Halloween party, or (if you’re going into the office) bring these in to brighten up everyone’s day! The candy eyes are just so cute; these look like they take a lot of effort, but they are SUPER simple to make.
For the mummies, you just want to dip the truffles in white chocolate, set in the freezer, then drizzle with more chocolate to resemble mummy wraps. Then add the candy eyes using a dot of white chocolate so they stick.
The monsters are really fun because you technically get to “mess” them up. Dip your truffle balls in a colored candy melt mixture (I used blue) and then use a knife or toothpick to add tons of texture to the truffles – resembling fur! Stick on your candy eyes using the same method as above.
My favorite part of making these is how much freedom you have. Melting chocolate can be notoriously unpredictable; there’s a lot of things that can go wrong. Since monsters are supposed to be ugly anyway, you don’t have to worry about getting the chocolate coating picture perfect!
What’s your favorite Halloween tradition and how are you celebrating in 2020?
More Holiday Treats!
Halloween Oreo Truffles (Only 4 Ingredients!)
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1 package Oreo sandwich cookies
- 12 oz. vanilla candy coating
- 10 0z. royal blue candy melts
- 0.88 oz. mini candy eyeballs
- Set the cream cheese on the counter until it's softened and room temperature.
- Using a food processor or blender (or a rolling pin & freezer bag), crush Oreos into a fine powder.
- Mix the cookie crumbles and cream cheese in a large bowl until combined. Place the bowl in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
- Using a mini ice cream scoop, scoop out the truffle mixture. Pack the Oreo mixture in the scoop and use your hands to smoothly roll them into balls.
- Place the truffles on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for another 10 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate candy coating according to the package instructions – I've used the microwave as well as the stovetop directions.
- Dip the truffle balls into the white chocolate mixture using a fork and set them back on the parchment paper. Freeze for 5-10 minutes until solid.
- Add the remaining white chocolate to a pastry bag or a Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off. Make drizzles onto the truffles to resemble mummy wraps.
- Add a dot of white chocolate to the back of candy eyeballs and stick them onto the truffles. Freeze once more until solid.
- Dip the truffle balls into the melted blue candy melts.
- Use a knife or toothpick, agitate the chocolate while it's still wet to create a "fur" effect. I've also used a piping bag and Wilton piping tip to pipe on that texture.
- Add a dot of chocolate to the back of the candy eyeballs and stick them onto the truffles randomly, to create a monster look. Freeze once more until solid.
- Enjoy, and Happy Halloween!
The Coined Breakdown
- Total Cost per serving (6 truffles): $1.77
- Total Cost (about 30): $8.88
- Those Other Guys: $20.00+ per box