Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

You all know me and cheesecake. I can’t resist. And for longest of times my all-time favorite variety was Oreo cheesecake. It was my automatic order at The Cheesecake Factory, and I even made it for myself for my birthday a few years in a row. On top of that, I’ve made cheesecake truffles a few times before, and they are oh-my-god delicious and insanely addictive. I’ve now brought it all full-circle with these Oreo Cheesecake Truffles. Super chocolatey, creamy and that characteristic chocolate shell that all truffles are known for – this is pretty much my food heaven. And the bonus? This recipe only requires 4 ingredients, and are very easy to make. You could even enslist the kids for helping with this one!

These truffles are also highly adaptable – if you’re making them for the holidays you could always use the Candy Cane or Chocolate Mint version of Oreos if the eaters in your house like the mint/chocolate flavor combination. I garnished mine with some melted white chocolate and a sprinkling of leftover cookie crumbs, but you could do just the crumbs, nothing at all, or whatever you’d like. The beauty of homemade baked goods is personalizing them :) Happy holiday candy making!

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Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

Yield: 4 dozen truffles

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

A popular recipe for Oreo Truffles using Oreo cookies and cream cheese.

Ingredients:

1 (18-ounce) package Oreo cookies
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Directions:

1. Crush the Oreos (pretty much the whole package, minus a handful, will do) until finely ground. A food processor does the best job, but if you don't have one, throw the cookies in a ziploc bag, grab a rolling pin, and go to town.

2. Transfer 3 cups of the Oreo crumbs to a bowl and add the cream cheese. Using a spoon, press, mix and stir until the cream cheese is completely mixed into the Oreo crumbs and you have a soft, homogeneous mixture. Using a small cookie scoop (or the equivalent of 2 teaspoons), scoop/roll balls of the Oreo/cream cheese mixture and place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Once you have scooped out all of the filling, refrigerate the baking sheet for at least 30 minutes, until firm.

3. In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and shortening in 30 second increments at 50% power, stirring after each, until completely melted and smooth. Working with one Oreo ball at a time, dip it into the melted chocolate, roll it around to cover completely, and then use a fork to remove it from the chocolate, letting any excess drip off. Place the dipped truffle back on the wax paper-lined sheet. Repeat with all truffles; once finished, return the baking sheet to the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.

4. Serve the truffles, or garnish with some melted white chocolate and leftover crushed Oreos. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Note: When you crush the Oreos, use the whole cookie, cream and all. (I get this question a lot on recipes that include an Oreo crust, so I wanted to throw it out there.)

(Recipe adapted from Kraft)

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  1. Kim L on December 6, 2011 at 12:32 am

    These look so yummy! I’ve not tried my hand at truffles yet, but you’re tempting me :)

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  2. Choc Chip Uru on December 6, 2011 at 3:32 am

    These look delicious – I found a similar recipe elsewhere and made it for chocolate chip cookies instead :)
    I am choc chip Uru after all :)

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  3. Melanie on December 6, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Oh, this looks sinfull! Can’t wait to try.

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  4. Sandra on December 6, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Seriously addicting!

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  5. Katrina on December 6, 2011 at 6:06 am

    I am way too into these. My. Goodness.

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  6. Jennifer@Peanut Butter and Peppers on December 6, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Oh man, I need to make friends with you and live near you so you can feed me these wonderful treats you make! I think an awesome giveaway would be a bundle pack of your sweets you have been posting! Hell I’d be willing to pay for them! Thanks for posting the recipes! I look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve everyday!

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  7. Melissa Herrmann@ Kids in the Sink on December 6, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Ooooooooooooook, making these immediately.

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  8. Tamara on December 6, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I have never made truffles and I plan to make them this Christmas. I’m more of a white chocolate fan, so I will make a white chocolate version. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen on December 6, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I’ve loved these for years! They’re so easy to make and really taste amazing.

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  10. Jennifer M on December 6, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I make these every Christmas (minus the veg. shortening) and they are always a huge hit! No one can ever believe how simple the ingredients are – they really do taste like chocolate truffles! I use a mixer to combine the cream cheese and oreos, then refridgerate for at least an hour before attempting to roll them into balls. It can get a bit sticky!

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    • Dalia on December 6th, 2011 at 10:25 am

      Hi Jennifer, I dont want to use veg. shortening. Is there a substitute?

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      • Jen K on December 6th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

        I’m not that Jennifer, but I always just dip mine in chocolate bark, without adding the shortening.

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        • Jennifer M on December 6th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

          I do the same as Jen K, just use chocolate without anything added in. I use Baker’s semi sweet chocolate. Baker’s is divided into 1 oz squares, and I usually melt about 10 – 12 squares. Hope this helps :)

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  11. Jenn on December 6, 2011 at 9:37 am

    i dun understand the first sentence of num 3. please explain. thank you :)

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  12. Mercedes (Satisfy My Sweet Tooth) on December 6, 2011 at 10:30 am

    These truffles are something I make every holiday season as well!

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  13. Dalia on December 6, 2011 at 10:32 am

    HI. I dont want to buy veg. shortening. Can I use 2 tbsp melted unsalted butter instead or should I just omit?
    Thanks,
    Dalia

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    • Michelle on December 6th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      Hi Dalia, You can just omit. I always add 1 tablespoon of vegetable shortening to 1 cup of chocolate chips when melting to dip things in (truffles, strawberries, pretzels, etc.) – it keeps the chocolate thinner and from clumping up and I’ve just found it creates a nicer, smoother finish.

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    • Tara Gase on December 6th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      I use coconut oil in place of vegetable oil/shortening for these types of recipes. Coconut oil is the “magic” ingredient in magic shell that makes it harden.

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      • Michelle on December 6th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

        Ooh awesome tip, thanks Tara!

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      • stacey on December 8th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

        how much coconut oil do you use? is it still the same 1 T oil per 1 C chocolate?? thanx!

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  14. Mal @ The Chic Geek on December 6, 2011 at 10:35 am

    My husband’s aunt makes these at Christmas and they’re so amazingly good. I always eat way too many of them

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  15. Adrienne @ Midwestern Belle on December 6, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Ohh I love truffles, and these look easy to make! Yum! :)

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  16. Karly on December 6, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I love these truffles! Thinking they’d be a perfect addition to my holiday baking this year! :)

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  17. Angie on December 6, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I have been making these truffles for a few years. I think my family would send me away if I did not show up with them at Christmas.

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  18. Andy @ SecretDinnerService on December 6, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Oh my! I can see myself making a batch of these as christmas presents then eating the lot!

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  19. Beth V. on December 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    These look great and easy to make! I think I will add them to my holiday cookie list this year.

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  20. Sehrish on December 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    These are always a HUGE hit whenever I make them! I think the hardest part is always tempering the chocolate over the double broiler when you make a lot of these at once.

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  21. Amber, RD on December 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Those look great. I have been thinking about making truffles for the holidays and this recipe might be just the thing to get me going!

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  22. nicole {sweet peony} on December 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    wow these sounds so good! i never would have thought they would be this easy to make! thanks michelle :)

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  23. Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) on December 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Again, brilliant! I’m making this one too.

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  24. Dana@TheSundaySweet on December 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    These sound delightful! Going to make them tomorrow!

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  25. Patricia on December 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Yum, yum, yum, yum! And they seem pretty easy to put together, too – what more could you ask for!

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  26. Dawn on December 6, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    These are easy, and so good! I’ve also done Gingerbread Cheesecake truffles with crushed gingerbread cookies and a white chocolate ganache.

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  27. tresa on December 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Thinking I will make these for Thursday night football! GO Steelers!

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    • Michelle on December 6th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      Yesssss… Go Steelers indeed!

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  28. Jen @ Savory Simple on December 6, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    These look fantastic. As always, your photos are wonderful and inspire me to take better photos!

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    • Michelle on December 6th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

      Aw thank you Jen, that’s a great compliment!

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  29. Becky on December 6, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    These are so good. Had them at Thanksgiving and made my second batch this weekend. Soooo good!! And easy!

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  30. Mi Vida en un Dulce on December 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Make truffles with Oreo, what a wonderful idea. It make more easy to do, and we can make it with our kids.

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  31. Debi on December 6, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I Love these! Yours look Amazing! I made them a couple of years ago for my son’s teacher at Christmas. Planning on making them again. <3 and hugs!

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  32. Dallas Duo Bakeks on December 6, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Those look great! I LOVE Oreos!

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  33. Silje K on December 6, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Hey, since I live in Norway, I have to ask; how much is in a package of Oreos? :p I dare guess we don’t have the same sizes as you, so a more specific number would be much appreciated! Thank you for your awesome blog! :D

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    • Michelle on December 6th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

      Hi Silje, There are 30-40 Oreos in a regular-size package here. Just make sure you have 3 cups of crumbs :)

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      • Silje K on December 7th, 2011 at 2:48 am

        Thank you! :)

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  34. diane gnivkoski on December 6, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    These look great but the chubby hubby truffles were awesome. The girls at work all want the recipe.

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    • Michelle on December 6th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the chubby hubby truffles!! :)

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  35. Skyler on December 6, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    oooh i loooove these! ive never made them but ive tried them from other people & they are amazing!!!

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  36. Erin @ Hot Dinner Happy Home on December 6, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    One of my pals introduced me to these truffles last year, and they’re life-changing! Thanks for the suggestion of garnishing with white chocolate and leftover Oreo crumbs. I’m definitely trying that next time!

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  37. Trish on December 7, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Wow so simple and I bet they taste awesome. Definitely giving these a try for xmas!!!

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  38. Rachel on December 7, 2011 at 8:21 am

    These are so good and so simple! I love it!

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  39. Andrea (questfordelish) on December 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I would be best friends with the person who made these for me.

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  40. Anna on December 7, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Wow! The perfect treats for the most festive season of the year. I will be using the candy cane with crushed pecans as final sprinklers. Of course, there will be the regular pink and blue sprinklers for my little girl, by request. Can’t wait to start working…Thanks for the post!

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  41. Ameya on December 7, 2011 at 11:44 am

    This is too funny-I just made a batch yesterday! And then I saw your post :) They look fantastic(and I’m sure they were!)

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  42. natalie (the sweets life) on December 7, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    LOVE these—I make them this time of year with the peppermint oreos and they are always a huge hit!

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  43. Monica on December 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    My family has always called these oreo balls…I love the more sophisticated name of Oreo Cheesecake Truffles! :)

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  44. nina on December 8, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Hi, I wld like to know the weight equivalent of I package of oreo cookies as stated in ur recipe. I live in thailand and am unsure if the weight per package here is the same as it is over at ur country. Thx !

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    • Michelle on December 8th, 2011 at 11:32 am

      Hi Nina, I think (if I remember correctly) it’s 15.5 oz.

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      • nina on December 8th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

        many thanx! will be giving this recipe a try soon, my kids just can’t wait!

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  45. Jennifer on December 8, 2011 at 12:58 am

    I LOVE these truffles…I make them every Christmas and dip in white chocolate, then call them “Snowman Poop.” The kids are always tickled by the name :) Bag these up with some cute ribbon and a tag and they make super-cute gifts as well!

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  46. Melissa G. on December 8, 2011 at 11:45 am

    This is a Family Favorite in Our house, and not just for Christmas, but we use White Chocolate will have to try it this way

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  47. Nina on December 8, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Do you crush the whole oreos including the white filling?

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    • skadet on December 9th, 2011 at 3:52 am

      Read the recipe again. Especially the last few lines.

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    • Michelle on December 9th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      Hi Nina, The whole cookie.

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  48. Cooking Rookie on December 8, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Love love love these truffles! Yum! I feel like going to the kitchen and making them right now :-)

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  49. Ashley s on December 9, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Can you make these ahead of time and freeze them?

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    • Michelle on December 9th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      Hi Ashley, You could, but they will stay for at least a couple of weeks in the refrigerator, so you may not have to freeze them, depending on how far in advance you need to make them.

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  50. stacey on December 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    i have considered making these in the past, but you have convinced me …. they are definitely going on my holiday baking list!!!!!!!

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