This no-bake Oreo truffles recipe creates an irresistible treat made with only a few ingredients. Make these tasty vegan Oreo balls with either dark chocolate or white chocolate coating, both dairy-free!
If you like little chocolate treats, these vegan truffles should be high on your list!
I love to boast how I co-exist with Oreos. That’s because there was a time when I would eat them all. Every last one of them. Those days are over, which makes me happy. It’s nice to have a modicum of self-discipline when it comes to food, especially treats like these vegan Oreo truffles!
So, what I think you’ll love about this Oreo truffles recipe is the convenience. Using only a handful of ingredients means you can make these tasty treats in no time! Sure, the chocolate coating is an extra step, but it’s manageable.
And another thing I love about this recipe is the Oreo cookies. Now that I know how to eat the cookies in moderation, along come these Oreo balls which make self-discipline a little bit harder!
So, minimal ingredients, easy to make, and Oreo cookies all in one treat? What more could a girl ask for? Well, a super-high metabolism would be nice. I’ll take one of those, please!
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- Using dairy-free cream cheese makes this perfect for vegans or anyone avoiding dairy, without sacrificing consistency or flavor
- Adding coconut oil to the chocolate topping helps to smooth out the melted chocolate, making it easier to dip the truffles
- Making both white and dark chocolate truffles adds a little variety in flavor and color!
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
It’s fun to make these Oreo cream cheese balls! Let’s begin by talking about the ingredients:
- Oreos — I don’t recommend using DoubleStuf as it adds too much cream and the filling is already plenty creamy. Use gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookies to make gluten-free Oreo truffles.
- Vegan Cream Cheese — You’ll use a full 8oz container of cream cheese. I typically use Tofutti, although Daiya has great vegan cream cheese too. I find this at the health food section of my local grocery store or at health food stores.
- Dark chocolate — This recipe calls for dairy-free dark chocolate chips to be used for the truffle coating.
- White Chocolate — Most white chocolate is not dairy-free. Use this vegan white chocolate recipe to make your own, but you can also find vegan white chocolate online, and sometimes you can find it at health food stores.
For peppermint Oreo balls, add peppermint extract to the batter and top the truffles with crushed peppermint patties.
How to Make Oreo Balls
Here’s a synopsis of the steps to make these tasty dairy free Oreo balls:
- Pulse the cookies in a food processor and pulse until crumbly
- Mix Oreo crumbs with cream cheese and pulse until combined
- Use a cookie scoop to make Oreo balls, then refrigerate them so they firm up. I like to roll the balls between my hands to make firmer, rounder truffles.
- Dip the balls in melted chocolate and set them on a pan lined with parchment paper for the chocolate to set.
- Add crumbled cookies or sprinkles before the chocolate sets. After the chocolate sets, add swirly lines (see recipe card below).
Here’s a vegan Oreo truffles step-by-step guide:
First things first, the cookies need to be broken down into crumbs. This is a very similar process to the Oreo cookie crust in my Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake recipe.
To make Oreo crumbs, add the cookies to a food processor and pulse until crumbly.
If you don’t have a food processor, add the cookies to a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush the cookies into crumbs.
Step Two: Add Cream Cheese
Next, add the vegan cream cheese and pulse until this is all combined. This mixture will be sticky, but that’s ok.
Step Three: Scoops Out Dough Balls
Use a cookie scooper or measuring spoon to measure out small, bite-size balls of dough. Using a scooper helps keep the mess off your hands and creates equally-sized portions.
Drop the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or waxed paper. These are pretty messy looking at this point, but place the tray in the fridge for about 30 minutes to let it chill. This will firm it up too, making the next step easier.
Step Four: Roll Out the Dough Balls
Once all the dough balls are chilled, roll them between your hands to make them more smooth and round. Then, return the tray to the fridge to chill again.
Step Five: Dipping
Now it’s time to dip the truffle balls in melted chocolate. The information below explains using both dark and white chocolate.
Dark Chocolate Truffles
I like having an assortment of Oreo Truffles dipped in dark and white chocolate. Each form of chocolate has its nuances, so let’s go into the details of it. To dip in dark chocolate, follow these steps:
- Melt dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave for one minute.
- Place a plate over the bowl and let it sit for a minute, so the chocolate melts.
- Dip one Oreo ball at a time in the melted chocolate. Gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl to release any extra chocolate.
- Place the dipped truffle on a wax paper-lined cookie tray to dry.
- Add sprinkles or crumbled cookies to the top of the truffles before the chocolate firms up.
- Add frosting drizzles after the chocolate sets.
Quick Fix Tip
Place the tray in the fridge to help set the chocolate quickly.
White Chocolate Truffles
For dairy-free white chocolate coating, follow these steps:
- Melt vegan white chocolate with coconut oil in the microwave. Stir to combine.
- Let the melted chocolate cool for a few minutes. Vegan white chocolate can be runny immediately after it’s melted.
- Dip one oreo ball at a time in the chocolate. Tap gently to remove excess chocolate and place it back on the wax paper-lined cookie tray.
- Add sprinkles or crumbled cookies to the top of the truffles before the chocolate firms up.
You may need to dip white chocolate twice. To do that, let the chocolate firm up, then dip it again in melted white chocolate that is not hot.
You can make these vegan Oreo balls ahead of time. To do this, make them and store them in an airtight container.
Keep them refrigerated for up to 5 days. These treats will keep longer, even up to 7–10 days, but you’ll want to serve them while they’re fresh! They can be frozen too, but the white chocolate coating may crack.
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That’s it for these vegan Oreo truffles!
Vegan Oreo Truffles
- Place Oreos in a food processor. Pulse several times, until finely crumbled.
- Add vegan cream cheese to the food processor with the cookie crumbs. Pulse in short bursts to combine.
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Use a cookie dough scoop or measuring spoon to measure out small, bite-size balls. Drop these on the prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate the pan for about 30 minutes to firm up the dough.
- Remove the pan from the fridge and roll the dough balls between your hands to make the balls smooth and more rounded. Return the tray to the fridge (or even the freezer) while you prepare the chocolate.
- Dark Chocolate: Add dark chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl. Add 1 tsp coconut oil and stir together to coat chocolate chips. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Place a plate over the bowl in the microwave and let the chocolate set for up to 1 minute. Use oven mitts to remove the bowl and stir. If there are any unmelted chocolate bits. heat for another 20 seconds. Stir to combine.
- Once the chocolate is melted, use a fork to dip one oreo ball at a time into the chocolate. Gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl to release any extra chocolate. Place the dipped truffle back on the wax paper-lined cookie tray to dry.
- White Chocolate: Place the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Add 1 tsp coconut oil and stir together to coat the chips. Heat in the microwave in 20-second increments until it's melted. Stir t combine.
- Once the chocolate is melted, set it aside to cool for up to a minute. Vegan white chocolate can be runny immediately after it's melted. Use a fork to dip one oreo ball at a time in the chocolate. Tap gently to remove excess chocolate and place it back on the wax paper-lined cookie tray. Note: You may need to dip white chocolate twice. To do that, let the chocolate firm up, then dip it again in melted white chocolate that is not hot.
- If you want to add any decorations (like sprinkles) or crushed Oreos, do it before the chocolate firms up.
- Once all the oreo balls are coated, place the tray back in the fridge to allow the chocolate to harden.
- Once the chocolate is set, store oreo balls in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 10 days. They can be frozen in freezer bags for up to 2 months.
- Swirly Topping for Dark Chocolate Balls: Once the chocolate coating has set on the truffles, make a simple frosting by combining 1 teaspoon coconut oil with 4 tablespoons powdered sugar. Stir this together. Then add 1 teaspoon soy milk. Stir to combine. If it's still too thick, add another 1/4 teaspoon soy milk at a time, stirring between each addition. It should be thick. Add this to a pastry bag with a #1 round Wilton tip. Add swirly lines (like an M with an extra line) to the top of each dark chocolate truffle. Let this frosting set before storing the truffles.
- Swirly Topping for White Chocolate Balls: Once the chocolate coating has set, add some melted dark chocolate to a pastry bag with a #1 round Wilton tip. Add swirly lines (like a M with an extra line) to the top of each white chocolate truffle. Let this chocolate set before storing the truffles.
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The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Update Notes: This recipe was originally published in 2011, but was re-posted to include new photos, recipe updates, and tips in 2020.