Monday, March 12, 2012

Mint Oreo Cookie Truffles


St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so you know what that means.... it's all about the color green. As a Walmart Mom, I was challenged by Walmart to share a sweet treat in honor of St. Patrick's Day. When I was thinking of what to make these yummy Mint Oreo Cookie Truffles came to mind.

These cookie truffles aren't anything new, in fact they are quite popular all around blog land. I usually start to see them pop up around Christmas time, but with all the different Oreo varieties you can adapt these truffles to just about any holiday.


The best part about cookie truffles is that they only require three ingredients, Oreo cookies, cream cheese and chocolate candy bark. All of the ingredients can be found at your local Walmart.

You can use vanilla bark or chocolate, but I prefer the chocolate. These yummy truffles taste just like the girl scout thin mints and who doesn't love those? My kids inhaled these cookie truffles in two days, so I promised I would make another batch.

Speaking of kiddos since this recipe only requires 3 ingredients it's the perfect recipe to get your kids involved in the kitchen. They can use the hand mixer as well as roll the cookie truffles into balls, so why not make this into a fun family activity.

I do have one warning these cookie truffles are highly addictive. Once you start eating them it's so hard to stop. I can't wait to try a few of the different Oreo varieties. Next on my list is the peanut butter oreos dipped in milk chocolate and the peppermint oreos dipped in white or milk chocolate. The possibilities will be endless!!!






Mint Oreo Cookie Truffles

Ingredients:
1 - 17 oz package Cool Mint Oreo Cookies, crushed
1 - 8 oz package great value cream cheese, softened
1 - 24 oz package chocolate bark, prefer Plymouth Pantry Almond Bark
or chocolate candy melts. (I used half a block of chocolate bark)
green candy melts or vanilla candy melts + green icing paste

Directions:
1. Break up Oreo cookies and place in food processor. Blend on highest speed until cookies are finely chopped.

2. Using a hand or stand mixer combine the cookie crumbs with cream cheese until well blended. Chill mixture in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

3. Roll the mixture into 1" balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. I used my small cookie scoop and scooped out enough of the mixture and then rolled into balls.

4. Place back into the refrigerator and chill for another 15 minutes to help retain shape when dipping in melted chocolate.

5. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl on the defrost setting of your microwave. Melt chocolate in 3 minute intervals until completely melted. You can also use a double boiler.

6. Using a fork dip the cookie balls into chocolate, tap off extra and set aside on wax paper covered cookie sheet to harden.

7. To make green colored swirls use melted white candy coating tinted with green icing paste or use green candy coating. I added the green coating to a small ziplock bag and cut off the tip.

Refrigerate or freeze truffles. 

Recipe yields: 24 cookie truffles
Adapted from: kraftrecipes.com


Note: Do not use green food coloring because it contains water. This will harden the melted chocolate. You can use Wiltons green icing color or green candy melts to prevent this.




This post is part of a campaign I am participating in with the Walmart Moms Program. I have been compensated for my time and efforts in creating this post. Participation in this program is voluntary and the opinions stated above are entirely my own.


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18 comments:

Gooseberry Patch said... #

Keep an eye out for a St. Patrick's Day Recipe Round-Up coming Wednesday at noon...we'd love to have you link up! :)

Tina Butler said... #

I will be on the look out. Thanks for stopping by ♥

Stephanie9480 said... #

For the cookies...do you use the filling? Or do you discard it? These sound sooo good. Going to make them tomorrow!!

Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen said... #

You use the whole cookie. Just add them to a food processor or a large ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin.

The Better Baker said... #

Tina - I love the simplicity and beauty of your recipes. These look SOOO tasty! I plan to link up some of your wonderful Easter recipes at my blog the week before Easter. Keep up the great job Gal!

Sazin said... #

Really your blog is very nice.
I would like to come back again.
I am sure of that you are also glad to help every other.
Thank you for sharing!
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Mary said... #

These look wonderful and they are perfect for the holiday. I am new to your blog and have spent some time browsing through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Anonymous said... #

Hi, Tina...your page and receipes are just as wonderful as ever and so beautifully presented. The pictures are out of this world and I love your crock pot recipes. Please keep all these goodies coming our way. You are a Texas Institution!!! Keep up this yummy work!!!! Sincerely, Mary an AJ

England said... #

Thanks for this post on mint Oreo cookie truffles. They look like a wonderful St. Patrick's Day treat.

Tina said... #

I just saw this recipe at Gooseberry Patch when I linked up beside it. It made me giggle because it's similar to mine and you are a Tina too ;)

Mine is made of brownies & Mint Oreos, I will have to try just the oreos though! I've made these with regular Oreos and they are delish!

Have a great St. Paddy's, Tina!

Tina

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said... #

They look delicious and so pretty too!

Leslie said... #

Scrumptious!!! Love the contrasting colors

Anonymous said... #

My 5 yr old & I just got done making these:) had a blast and they are delicious! Thank you for another wonderful recipe=}

Simply Suzannes at Home said... #

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

Oh. my. goodness. These look so yummy!
I think I'll need to make a special trip to the market for these ingredients. Thinking the kids and I will make them this weekend.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Have a great weekend,
Suzanne

Anonymous said... #

How far in advance can I make these? I'm planning on making these and giving them away for the holidays along with a few other items.

Tina Butler said... #

You cam make these as far as a month in advance. When the cookie truffles are completely set store in a air tight container and store in your freezer.

Anonymous said... #

Do these need to be stored in the fridge?

Misti Sanders said... #

I dont have a food processor or a rolling pin but a can works just as good. How finely ground do the cookies need to be?