I have a favorite party dessert I love to take to casual get-togethers and potlucks. They’re called Oreo truffles, also known as Oreo balls or Oreo cookie balls. This version I’m sharing today are Oreo pumpkin spice truffles, perfect for fall and Halloween.
Oreo Truffles No-Bake Recipe
These tasty Oreo truffles are so easy to make. Many years ago, I was invited to a party and had just received a stand mixer for Christmas. I searched the web and found a recipe for Christmas Oreo truffles with white chocolate.
Years later, I’m still making those truffles. In fact, I’ve added variations like these pumpkin spice Oreo truffles because of how well-received they are.
Not only that, but any Oreo balls recipe is a no-bake dessert, making it particularly attractive for people who aren’t comfortable baking.
Oreo Cream Cheese Balls
Most Oreo truffles are made with Oreo cookies and cream cheese. The cookies are crushed either in a food processor or stand mixer, then combined together to form Oreo cookie truffles.
Aside from being perfectly bite-size, these pumpkin spice Oreo truffles are suitable to make ahead. Like classic truffles, they’re with the 2 ingredients mentioned above (Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cookies and cream cheese).
To make these Oreo chocolate truffles, they balls are coated in melted chocolate. The kind of chocolate you use is up to you. Usually, I’ll use semi-sweet chocolate because that’s what I have on hand. You could also use milk, dark, or white chocolate too.
Pumpkin Spice Oreo Truffles
These pumpkin spice Oreo truffles are one of those Oreo recipes that everybody loves. Taking these truffles to a party means that you are the party, and the party has arrived! While these truffles aren’t true French truffes au chocolat (those are made of chocolate and dusted in cocoa), they’ve got the decadent spirit of their French counterpart.
If you’ve ever made Oreo truffles, you might be aware of their somewhat time-consuming nature. Mixing the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese is quick enough, but dipping them in melted chocolate? Not so much.
Once you have a system down, however, dipping the Oreo balls can become a smooth, seamless process. What I like to do is stick a toothpick into each Oreo ball, then refrigerate the cookie balls for 30 minutes. I then grab hold of the toothpick to dip the bottom half of the cookie balls into the chocolate.
I set them on a wax paper-lined tray and spoon more chocolate over the top half of the cookie balls. If you have an easier suggestion, I’d love to hear it (seriously)! The finished pumpkin spice Oreo truffles are worth every ounce of effort. They’re creamy, rich, and a definite crowd-pleaser.
Oreo Truffles (Pumpkin Spice Flavored)
Delicious Oreo truffles made with pumpkin spice flavored oreos and melted chocolate.
- 18 Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cookies plus 2 extra, divided and crushed into crumbs for garnishing
- 4 oz cream cheese the block kind, not whipped
- 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
In the bowl of a stand mixer or a food processor, crush the cookies until you obtain fine crumbs. For any stubborn pieces, simply use a spoon or your beater to press down and crush into crumbs.
Add the cream cheese to the cookie crumbs, and mix until completely combined. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the batter off the sides of the bowl.
Spoon about 1 tablespoon worth of batter into the palm of your hand and roll into a ball. Poke a toothpick into the center of the cookie ball, then place onto a wax paper-lined tray. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
Chill the cookie balls for 30 minutes in the fridge. Then, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Dip the bottom half of the cookie ball into the melted chocolate, grabbing hold of the toothpick. Use a spoon to help you balance the weight of the cookie ball and smooth out the chocolate. Transfer the newly dipped cookie ball back to the prepared tray. Then use your spoon to scoop some more melted chocolate onto the top half of the cookie ball, smoothing it out as best as you can.
Immediately after covering the cookie ball in chocolate, sprinkle a pinch of the extra crushed cookie crumbs onto the top of the truffle to garnish. Repeat until all the truffles are dipped and garnished.
Refrigerate the truffles for at least 1 hour before serving.