These no-bake peppermint Oreo balls have a chewy mint cookie and cream cheese center with a hardened chocolate shell and crushed candy canes on top! The perfect one-bite mint chocolate dessert for the holidays!
Prep Time: 20minutes
Chill time: 15minutes
Total Time: 35minutes
36mint OREO cookies, see notes
4-6ouncescream cheese, softened
8ounceschocolate, I prefer melting wafers
6candy canes, crushed
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Crush the candy canes in a blender or food processor. Reserve about 1/4 cup for the tops and then add in the oreos and blend until it turns into crumbs.
Mix together the oreo crumbs and cream cheese with a hand mixer. If it isn't coming together, get your hands in there and mix it up. If it's too dry add a little more cream cheese. If it's too wet add a few more crushed oreo cookies (without the cream).
Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out the dough. Then roll into a ball with your hands and place onto the pan. Freeze for 10-15 minutes or until slightly firm. You don't want them too cold.
Melt the chocolate and stir until smooth. Then use a fork to dip the oreo balls into the chocolate. Tap on the edge of the bowl to get the smooth finish. Use a toothpick to help slide the ball onto the pan.
Immediately sprinkle crushed candy canes on top. Then allow to harden. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Oreos: You'll need about 1 package of oreos for this recipe. You don't have to remove the filling, however I like to remove the filling from about 15 or so to make them less rich. Storage: For best results, store these oreo balls in an air tight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week or in the freezer up to 2 months.