Golden Oreo truffles are simple, bite-sized no bake treats that are perfect in any season. With just 3 basic ingredients, you can have the cookie balls ready in under an hour.
Golden Oreos and cream cheese blend together for the doughy center, while the exterior is a crisp layer of white chocolate. One batch makes a lot of truffles, so it’s also great for a crowd.
The first time I made Oreo balls, I immediately fell in love! I couldn’t believe how easy that no bake recipe was and how much everyone loved it! I normally make chocolate desserts and peanut butter balls all through the Christmas season, but during warm weather I really like strawberry truffles and orange creamsicle truffles. They are refreshing, light, and a little more dainty making the perfect sweet treat for a baby shower. These Golden Oreo balls are great anytime; after dipping them, top with colored sprinkles or a chocolate drizzle to coordinate with any holiday or party theme.
- Golden Oreo cookies – you will need just about the entire package of cookies.
- cream cheese – soften at room temperature for easy incorporation with the cookie crumbles.
- white chocolate wafers – Ghirardelli white chocolate melts are our favorite.
- shortening – this is optional but does help with the chocolate if it needs thinning. Coconut oil will also work.
For a full list of ingredients and their measurements, 📋 please view my printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
We like garnishing golden truffles with crushed (Golden) vanilla Oreos. Sprinkles or nuts could also be used. A drizzle of white chocolate over the top or even a drizzle of milk or dark chocolate would also complement the treats nicely.
Substitutions and Variations
- Regular Oreos – see how we made truffles using the signature chocolate Oreo cookies in our Oreo balls recipe.
- Lemon Oreos – follow this same truffle recipe and use lemon cookies instead. Top with crumbs or some lemon zest.
- Vanilla Sandwich cookies – Use any kind of sandwich cookie to make truffle balls in this way. Almost any flavor will pair well with the cream cheese filling and chocolate coating. Just be sure to use similar proportions.
- Colored chocolate coating – for different holidays you can swap out the wafers for colored, or dye vanilla almond bark.
- Decorations – depending on the special occasion, feel free to top the truffles with sprinkles, coconut, chopped nuts, or any of your other favorite toppings.
- White chocolate chips – can be used in place of the melting wafers. Just be sure it’s a high quality chocolate so it doesn’t seize.
Step 1: Add the package of Golden Oreos to a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs.
Step 2: Reserve 2 tablespoon of cookie crumbs for the tops.
Step 3: Add the softened cream cheese to the Oreo crumbs and pulse until combined and the cookie mixture forms a dough.
Step 4: Use a tablespoon or small cookie scoop to make the dough balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Chill for 5-10 minutes in the freezer (the dough will be really sticky otherwise.) Roll each ball between your palms so they are smooth. Place back on the parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for 10-15 more minutes.
Pro Tip: Placing the vanilla Oreo balls on a fork and dipping them keeps the truffles from having holes. Some find it easier to use a toothpick instead, but I always have trouble keeping the ball secured to the toothpick.
Step 5: Place the melting chocolate wafers and shortening in a small bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each cycle, until they are melted and smooth.
Step 6: Dip each truffle into the melted chocolate, toss to coat. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl so the excess chocolate drips off. Place on a clean sheet of parchment paper.
Step 7: Before the candy coating sets, sprinkle the reserved cookie crumbs over top (or any other garnish.)
Step 8: Transfer the remaining melted chocolate to a small plastic bag and snip the corner. Add chocolate drizzles to each truffle that does not have a cookie crumb topping already.
Step 9: Allow the cookie truffles to set and harden.
SERVE: Once the coating has hardened, these are ready to eat or store.
Recipe Tips for Making Golden Oreo Truffles
- Some like to use a double boiler to melt chocolate, but the microwave is much easier. A double boiler is gentler and heating is more gradual. If you are sure to microwave in short bursts, you shouldn’t have a problem with this quicker method.
- If you don’t have a food processor or high speed blender, place the cookies in large Ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush them. Then place them in a mixing bowl and use a hand mixer to combine the other ingredients.
- Warm chocolate in 15 second increments if it becomes too thick or starts to harden while you are dipping.
- Adding shortening to chocolate thins it out just a bit and can result in a smoother consistency. Paramount Crystals can be used as well to thin out candy melts, but these usually cannot be found at the grocery store. Cake and candy supply stores, as well as Amazon, sell Paramount Crystals (affil).
- Keep the melted chocolate on on side of the tray and the reserved crumbs on the opposite or in the middle of the tray so you don’t accidentally sprinkle these in the chocolate bowl.
- Freezing the balls helps them to keep their shape, but if they are too cold the chocolate will crack. 15 minutes in the freezer is a good time.
- Wipe the fork off periodically when dipping.
- Avoid getting moisture or water in the chocolate, it will cause it to seize up.
50% of people pull Oreos apart before eating them. Who thinks the cream is the best part? – Love Food
Oreo cookie balls should be kept in an airtight container in a cool spot or in the refrigerator. If they are frozen or refrigerated, condensation will start when you take them out. This doesn’t change their flavor.
Unlike the original Oreo that is made of chocolate, Golden Oreos are vanilla sandwich cookies with a sweetened vanilla cream filling.
The key is to not let the truffles get too cold before dipping them in the chocolate. The warm chocolate will cause the cold center to expand, leading to cracking.
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Golden Oreo Truffles
- 1 package Golden Oreo cookies about 36 cookies
- 8 oz. cream cheese cut into pieces and softened
- 12 oz. white chocolate melting wafers
- 1 teaspoon shortening optional
- Place cookies in the bowl of a food processor and pulverize into small crumbs.
- Remove 2 tablespoons of the cookie crumbs to decorate the top of the truffles, if desired.
- Add the cream cheese into the food processor and process until the mixture is fully combined and clumps into a “dough.”
- Use a tablespoon or a cookie dough scoop to make balls of the mixture and place each ball on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Chill in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to firm the dough a bit.
- Roll each ball between the palms of your hands to form a smooth ball. Place the tray back into the freezer for an additional 10-15 minutes.
- Place the melting wafers and shortening (if using) in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments, stirring between each interval, until the wafers are melted through and are smooth.
- Working on one ball at a time, dip the solid ball into the melted chocolate, tossing it to coat completely. Lift from the chocolate using a fork or dipping tool. Tap off excess chocolate and place the ball on a clean sheet of parchment paper.
- If desired, sprinkle a pinch of reserved cookie crumbs over the top of the truffle before the chocolate sets and hardens.
- Continue dipping all of the truffles.
- Place the remaining melted chocolate in a small plastic bag and snip off the corner. Drizzle a bit over the top of the truffles for decoration.
- Once the chocolate has set, the truffles are ready to eat!