Peppermint Oreo Balls

Peppermint Oreo Balls are crushed Oreo cookies and cream cheese dipped in sweet chocolate then rolled in crushed peppermint candies.

Nothing says the holidays are here like Oreo Balls so we had to make the peppermint version too!, along with gift boxes full of Chocolate Covered Pretzels and Chocolate Covered Oreos.

Easy Peppermint Oreo Truffles
Peppermint Oreo Balls

Peppermint Oreo Balls are an indulgent mixture of crushed Oreo cookies and cream cheese, dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in peppermint candy pieces.

If you love peppermint and cheesecakes, you’ll definitely like this version of the recipe. They’re sweet, creamy, and have a really nice crunchy texture from the outside layer of candy, plus they’re no-bake so they’re incredibly easy to throw together.

These are PERFECT for wrapping in plastic with a ribbon and giving as a homemade holiday gift, or as a favor for a holiday party.

Personally, I always make a double batch because I know they’re not going to last very long. Plus this recipe is easy to get help with because you don’t need perfect chocolate dipping skills, tiny hands can help since you can let them roll it in the crushed peppermint candies!


Peppermint Oreo Balls can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 weeks in an airtight container. Unlike other truffles that use a ganache, these use a dairy-based cream cheese in the center, so for food safety they have to be kept cold.

You can also freeze peppermint Oreo balls for 3-4 months if you want to make them ahead of time. Let them defrost in the refrigerator before serving. If I freeze them ahead of time, I usually put them in the refrigerator the night before to make sure they’re not still frozen in the center when I serve them.

When you’re ready to store the balls, put a piece of parchment paper between each layer of Oreos, to prevent them from sticking to each other. This is especially important if you freeze them, or you might end up with a big chocolate block of Oreo balls.


  • Chopped pecans, peanuts, or almonds
  • Red and green colored sugar or sprinkles
  • Crushed Oreo cookies
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Shaved chocolate

Peppermint Oreo Balls



  • If you’re having trouble with the melting wafers, I recommend using almond bark instead, which is a smoother white chocolate with a richer flavor than regular melting wafers.
  • Add red sprinkles to the crushed peppermint candies for more pops of festive red color!
  • Make sure you freeze your Oreo balls before dipping them in the chocolate. This is the trick to getting them to hold their shape.
  • This recipe uses white chocolate, but you can swap that if preferred. I use it because it doesn’t make the peppermint candy look dirty but if you dislike the flavor of white chocolate feel free to swap as you’d like.
  • If your chocolate is too thick or not thinning out enough, add a few drops of coconut oil until it reaches the consistency you’re looking for.
  • You can crush the peppermint candies with a food processor, or by placing them in a sealable plastic bag and crushing with a rolling pin.
  • An ice cream scoop can help make sure your Oreo balls are all about the same size.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

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Peppermint Oreo Balls

Peppermint Oreo Balls are crushed Oreo cookies and cream cheese dipped in sweet chocolate then rolled in crushed peppermint candies. They're the PERFECT no-bake sweet indulgent treat to serve or gift this holiday season!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peppermint oreo balls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freezing time 20 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 36 servings
Calories 172 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder



  1. Place the cream cheese and Oreos in a food processor and process until combined. Scoop out small parts of the mixture and roll into 48 1" balls. Place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 20 minutes, or until hardened.

  2. Melt the semisweet chocolate with peppermint extract in the microwave at 30 second increments, stirring between each one. 

  3. Once melted, dip each ball in it with a fork, scraping the bottom. Roll in peppermint candies and put the ball on the parchment paper.

Recipe Notes

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Oreo Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

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  1. Sam, I also do not have a food processor or even a blender. I completely mixed by hand using a large soup spoon to not only mix it all together but it also made it very easy to crush the large Oreo’s.

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