Looking for the perfect no bake St. Patrick’s Day treat? St. Patrick’s Day Oreo Truffles are flavorful, incredibly simple to make and call for just four ingredients. They are ready in about 30 minutes, too, so they’re a perfect quick dessert! Makes 11 truffles, but the recipe can be doubled or tripled.
When I was studying for a stressful test in college, I would bust out a package of Oreos and dunk them in a big ‘ol glass of milk.
For whatever reason, it was the ultimate comfort dessert for me.
And today, I’m bringing y’all a twist on this classic: Oreo Truffles, which is an easy 4-ingredient recipe that can be made for anytime, not just St. Patrick’s Day.
Why I love this recipe:
I’m a sucker for an easy dessert, and this Oreo Truffle recipe is no exception.
They’re simple to make, and they’re something I can put together with my kids with very little fuss.
They can be dressed up for various occasions, including any St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
The recipe can be doubled (or tripled!) for a crowd… because this is important for parties and the like. 😉
Other St. Patrick’s Day recipes to make this year: M&M Sugar Cookies | Guinness Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting Drizzle | Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Cake | Mint Chip Guinness Beer Float | St. Patrick’s Day Party Food
Got sweet teeth? Check out my Dessert Recipe Index for inspiration.
What you need to make this recipe
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- Food processor or high powered blender
- Mixing bowl
- Rubber spatula
- Cookie scoop
- Baking sheet
- Wax paper or parchment paper
In addition to these tools to make this bread, you’re also going to need some ingredients. Be sure to scroll all the way down to the recipe card to get the exact amounts!
- Oreos—you want the classic cookies here. While Double Stuf ones are delightful, they’re a bit too thick and change up the consistency of these treats.
- Cream cheese—trust me when I tell you that you want to use the full-fat variety of cream cheese and not a lower fat rendition. The consistency will be better and the flavor will be stronger.
- Bright white candy melts—you need a whole package of these candy melts for the dipping, though you’ll have some leftover when all is said and done. You could also use green candy melts or white chocolate melting wafers if you’d rather!
- St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles —this is what is going to make these truffles into a St. Patrick’s Day dessert recipe, so choose your favorite and get enough for decorating! You could also use green and gold sanding sugar.
Oreo Cake Ball variations
- Holidays—whatever holiday you can imagine, you can make these truffles into a treat for it! Just swap out the color of sprinkles and you’re set!
- Parties—we’ve attended a football tailgate where a host made these in the shape of footballs and added drizzles of chocolate melts to add the stitches to the Oreo footballs!
- Swap out the chocolate—instead if using candy melts or white chocolate, use milk or dark chocolate melts and decorate with your favorite sprinkles!
How to make St. Patrick’s Day Oreo Truffles
Grind the Oreos into a fine powder in a high-speed blender or food processor. This will take a few minutes to truly finely crush and break down all the cookies.
Transfer the crushed Oreo crumbs into a large mixing bowl.
Mix the truffles. Add the softened cream cheese to the Oreo powder. Mix together until well incorporated.
It’s incredibly important for the cream cheese to be soft and close to room temperature, otherwise the mixing of this will be a challenge. I recommend using a rubber spatula to do the stirring, but you could very easily use a hand mixer to combine them, too.
Form the truffles. Roll the mixture into 1” balls and place on a parchment or wax paper-lined baking tray. You can use a cookie scoop to measure these evenly, if you so desire.
Freeze the truffles for 30 minutes. This step helps them hold their shape before we dip them in the candy melt coating.
Melt the candy coating. Once the truffles are almost frozen and have been in the freezer for about 25 minutes, melt the candy melt in the microwave.
Pro tip: I like to put them in a microwave-safe bowl and set the timer for a minute, stirring every 20 seconds or so, until the melts are completely melted.
Coat the truffles. Remove them from the freezer. Dunk each one individually in the melted candy melts. Use a spoon or a fork to do this.
Once coated, transfer to a lined baking tray. Sprinkle on the themed sprinkles, then let the truffles harden before transferring to a serving dish.
Erin’s Easy Entertaining Tips
These Oreo Truffles would be the perfect easy dessert recipe to serve at any kind of gathering, whether it’s for St. Patrick’s Day or another holiday. (Again—just swap out the color of sprinkles, and you’re gold!)
Here are some ways you can entertain with this Oreo dessert:
- Make them in advance. These Oreo cake balls will keep in the fridge 2-3 days, so make them when it’s most convenient for you. Then all you have to do is get out this dessert when it’s party time!
- Double or triple the recipe. Use your math skills (or bust out a calculator) to do this because it’s easy, and then, you’ll have more of this delicious St. Patrick’s Day dessert to share.
- Let your kids help. This is a perfect recipe for kids because it’s a no bake dessert. Let them help grind the cookies, mix the cream cheese in and form the cake balls. They’ll love it, even if your kitchen gets a little messy.
Frequently Asked Questions
They consist of four ingredients—Oreo cookies, cream cheese, white (or another color) candy melts and sprinkles.
These beauties never last long in our house. But they keep very easily for a few days in the fridge in an air-tight container.
Yes. Since these call for cream cheese, I always suggest storing them in the refrigerator if you’re not enjoying them immediately after making.
Quick Tips and Tricks for the best Oreo Truffles
- Follow the instructions. While I love Double Stuf Oreos, they’re a bit too thick for this recipe, so please use the classic.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
- Make them your own. There are so many variations out there, so have fun with them! Add different colored sprinkles to transform them into a treat for a different holiday!
More St. Patrick’s Day dessert recipes:
- Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Baileys Frosting
- Lucky Charms Cookies
- No Churn Fudge Brownie Ice Cream
- Irish Cream Bundt Cake with Chocolate Chips
- Irish Cream Biscuits with Boozy Chocolate Gravy
Looking for the perfect no bake St. Patrick’s Day treat? St. Patrick’s Day Oreo Truffles are flavorful, incredibly simple to make and call for just four ingredients. They’re ready in about 30 minutes, too, so they’re a perfect quick dessert!
- 20 Oreo cookies (regular, not Double Stuf)
- 4.5 oz. full-fat cream cheese (130g), softened
- 12 oz. bright white candy melts (340g)
- 2 tablespoons of St Patrick's Day sprinkles
- Grind the Oreos into a fine powder in a high-speed blender or food processor. This will take 2-3 minutes, depending on your device. Transfer the Oreo powder into a large mixing bowl.
- Add cream cheese to the Oreos. Mix together until well incorporated with a rubber spatula or a hand mixer.
- Roll the mixture into 1” balls. You may use a cookie scoop if you want the truffles to be evenly sized.
- Once shaped, place on a parchment or wax paper-lined baking tray.
- Freeze for 30 minutes to firm up the truffles.
- Once the truffles have been in the freezer for 25 minutes, melt the candy melts. I do this in the microwave for a minute, stirring them every 20 seconds, until they’re completely melted.
- Remove the truffles from the freezer.
- Dip the truffles one by one in the melted candy melts. Use a fork or a spoon to help with this process, swirling them in the candy melts until they’re coated.
- Place on the lined baking sheet, and decorate with the St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles.
- Let the candy coating harden for 10-15 minutes before transferring to a serving dish.
How to store: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
How to make variations on this recipe
• Holidays—whatever holiday you can imagine, you can make these truffles into a treat for it! Just swap out the color of sprinkles and you’re set!
• Parties—we’ve attended a football tailgate where a host formed these in the shape of footballs and added drizzles of chocolate melts to add the stitches to the Oreo footballs!
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Serving Size:1 Oreo truffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 1g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.