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Peppermint Oreo Balls Recipe is a delicious and easy to make holiday treat. The combination of the crushed Oreos, cream cheese and peppermint creates a festive dessert.

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Oreo balls always make the list when are preparing for the holidays. Being a mom of 8 kids, I love to gather with my kids and make all the holiday desserts. Oreo balls are the perfect bite size treats that is always a crowd favorite.

Another Christmas dessert that we always make is White Chocolate Truffles. The simple ingredients and the easy steps makes these the best fun and festive treats.

Why This Recipe Works:

We love making these Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls because of the chocolate coating and the soft center. Adding the peppermint extract and the crushed candy canes makes this treat a holiday favorite.

Serve for Christmas or for any occasion. The peppermint flavor is one of the main reasons why we make these year after year.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients Peppermint Oreo Balls - cream cheese, Oreo Cookies, Peppermint Extract, Candy Wafers. Candy Canes
  • Cream Cheese
  • Oreo Cookies
  • Peppermint Extract 
  • Dark or White Candy Wafers 
  • Mini Candy Canes (divided) 

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Variations:

  • Oreos – Feel free to use different types of Oreos for this recipe. We used regular Oreos in this recipe, but any type will work.
  • Chocolate – You can melt different types of chocolate in the microwave. We have used candy melts, vanilla almond bark, chocolate bark, and even chocolate chips.
  • Peppermint Candies – Instead of candy canes, you can also use crushed peppermint candies.

How to Make Peppermint Oreo Balls:

  • Step 1 – Line a cutting board or baking sheet with parchment paper.
Crushing the candy canes in a food processor

Step 2 – Place 10 of the mini candy canes in a food processor and pulse until they are turned into crushed fine pieces. 

Crushing Oreos in a Food Processor

Step 3 – Finely crush Oreos in the food processor.

Combining the crushed candy canes and cream cheese and crushed Oreos

Step 4 – Combine cream cheese, crushed candy canes, crushed cookies and peppermint extract until well blended.

Forming the Oreo mixture into balls and placing on a baking sheet

Step 5 – Form mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a prepared sheet. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Crushing the Peppermint Candies with rolling pin a zip loc bag

Step 6 – Place the remaining 5 candy canes in a ziplock bag. Coarsely crush them into large pieces with a mallet or the end of a wooden spoon.

Dipping the Oreo Balls into the melted chocolate

Step 7 – Heat the candy wafers by microwaving for 1 minute stirring and repeating until melted. Using a fork, dip each ball into the melted wafers to completely coat. Shake off excess and return to the paper lined baking sheet.

Topping the crushed Peppermint on top of Oreo Balls

Step 8 – Sprinkle with crushed peppermint after dipping the Oreo Balls in the melted chocolate.

Finished Oreo Balls on a baking sheet

Step 9 – Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour until the melted candy is set and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

  

Recipe Tips:

  • Cream Cheese – Make sure to start this recipe with softened cream cheese. This helps to blend everything soft and creamy for the best results.
  • Freezing Mixture – Make sure to freeze the mixture to easily combine the balls.
  • Melt Chocolate – When melting chocolate for dipping, watch closely as it doesn’t take long to melt. We recommend melting in 30 second intervals and stir after each time.
  • Food Processor – For fine crumbs, we recommend using a food processor to crushed the Oreos and candy canes. If you do not have a food processor, you can also crush with a rolling pin in a ziploc bag.
  • Baking Sheet – For best result place the Peppermint Oreo Truffles on a lined baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Excess Chocolate – Before placing the Oreo balls on the baking sheet, remove excess chocolate.
Peppermint Oreo Balls on a platter

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 

Can you Freeze?

Yes, you can freeze these Oreo Balls. This is a great dessert to make ahead of time in preparation of the holidays. Place the prepared Oreo Balls in a ziploc bag and freeze. If stored properly the Oreo Balls will last about 3 months.

Peppermint Oreo Balls stacked on a platter

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Peppermint Oreo Balls

5 from 1 vote
No special oreos needed. The Best peppermint oreo balls recipe made with Crushed candy canes, oreos, and cream cheese coated in candy melts.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 145

Ingredients

  • 8 oz softened Cream Cheese
  • 14.5 oz Oreo Cookies
  • 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 1 pound Dark or White Candy Wafers
  • 15 Mini Candy Canes divided

Instructions

  • Line a cutting board or baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place 10 of the mini candy canes in a food process and pulse until they are turned into crushed fine pieces.
  • Finely crush Oreos in the food processor.
  • Combine cream cheese, crushed candy canes, crushed cookies and peppermint extract until well blended.
  • Form mixture into 1? balls and place on a prepared sheet.
  • Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Place the remaining 5 candy canes in a ziplock bag and coarsely crush them into large pieces with a mallet or the end of a wooden spoon.
  • Heat the candy wafers by microwaving for 1 minute stirring and repeating until melted.
  • Using a fork, dip each ball into the melted wafers to completely coat. Shake off excess and return to the tray. Top with the large pieces of crushed candy canes.
  • Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour until the melted candy is set and then they are ready to serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 145kcal, Carbohydrates 16g, Protein 2g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 75mg, Potassium 55mg, Fiber 0.2g, Sugar 12g, Vitamin A 88IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 34mg, Iron 0.3mg

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