Peppermint Oreo Balls is a tasty mixture of cream cheese, Oreo cookies, and crushed candy canes with the best candy coating. Sprinkle each truffle with more candy canes for a festive touch.

Peppermint oreo balls on a platter.
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If you love our classic Oreo Balls Recipe, you will love this Peppermint version. It has the perfect amount of candy canes for the best peppermint flavor. You will love this easy no bake dessert recipe that I make every single December!

I also make White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Recipe and it pairs perfectly with Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls.

Why we love this recipe

The inside is creamy and delicious with cookies, cream cheese and so much flavor. The melted candy coating looks smooth and gorgeous. Top each one with a generous amount of more crushed canes for the best dessert.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Peppermint oreo balls - cream cheese, oreo cookies, peppermint, candy wafers, candy canes.
  • Cream Cheese, softened
  • Oreo Cookies
  • Peppermint Extract 
  • Dark or White Candy Wafers 
  • Mini Candy Canes (divided) 

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Variations

  • Melted Chocolate. Dip the cookies in chocolate chips instead of candy wafers. You can use white chocolate, dark chocolate or milk chocolate. If it is too thick, add coconut oil to the chocolate.
  • Sprinkles. Instead of crushed candy canes, add sprinkles to these holiday treats. You still get to enjoy the peppermint flavor inside and the sprinkles will look festive.
  • Drizzle on top. Drizzle red and green melted candy melts on top instead of crushed candy.
  • Different flavors of Oreo Cookies. Try using other flavors of Oreo cookies. Mint Oreos would give you even more flavor if desired.
  • Peppermint Candies. Instead of crushed candy canes, you can substitute peppermint candy.
  • Allow excess coating to drip off. Gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess melted candy melts.
  • Melt the candy in intervals. It is important not to walk away from the candy. It needs to be stirred every 30 seconds to prevent burning.

How to make Peppermint Oreo Balls

  • Step 1. Prepare the pan by lining it. Line a cutting board or baking sheet with parchment paper.
Candy canes in a food processor.

Step 2. Crush the candy canes. Place 10 of the mini candy canes in a food processor. Pulse until they turn into crushed fine pieces.  

Oreos crushed in the food processor.

Step 3. Finely crush Oreos in the food processor.

Cream cheese, peppermint and oreo crumbs in a bow.

Step 4. Mix together the cream cheese and other ingredients. Combine cream cheese, crushed candy canes, crushed cookies and peppermint extract until well blended.

Mixture combined in a bowl.

Step 5. Prepare the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Peppermint in a bag being crushed.

Step 6. Coarsely crush the remaining candy in a ziplock bag. You can use a mallet or the end of a wooden spoon.  

Crushed peppermint in a bowl.

Step 7. Melt the candy melts and dip the Oreo balls into melted candy. Shake off excess and return to the tray. Top with the crushed peppermint candies.  Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour until the melted candy sets.

Oreo Balls on a platter.

Storage

Refrigerate the leftover peppermint oreo truffles in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Make sure they set completely before storing. Place wax paper in between the layers.

If you store before they have hardened, the balls will stick together and look messy. As long as you allow them to set, they store perfectly.

Can you freeze Oreo Balls?

Yes, this peppermint oreo balls recipe is easy to freeze. Place the balls inside a freezer container separated with wax paper. Freeze up to 3 months.

Thaw before serving. Place in the fridge the night before and allow to thaw.

You can also freeze these balls without the coating. Then dip them when ready to serve. Either option is fine.

This recipe freezes perfectly. It is a great way to save time during the holiday season. See Can you Freeze Oreo Balls for more tips.

Peppermint oreo balls on a baking sheet.

Pro Tips

  • Regular Oreos. We don’t recommend using double stuffed Oreo Cookies. There is too much cream inside and will change the texture of the Oreo Balls.
  • Allow to set. Let the coated oreo balls set before serving or storing. They should be completely dry before placing into containers.
  • Chill before dipping. It is important to freeze the Oreo Balls before dipping. They will be easier to coat and look smoother.
  • Food Processor. It is easiest to make the Oreos into fine crumbs using a food processor. This gadget makes it so quick and easy while the cookies are the perfect texture.
  • Adjust the consistency. If the mixture is too dry, add a little more cream cheese. If it is too moist, add more cookie crumbs. Combine until it is the desired consistency and texture.

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Peppermint Oreo Balls

5 from 3 votes
Peppermint Oreo Balls is a tasty mixture of cream cheese, Oreo cookies, and crushed candy canes with the best candy coating. Sprinkle each ball with more candy canes for a festive touch.
Prep Time 1 hour
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 143

Ingredients

  • 8 oz softened Cream Cheese
  • 14.5 oz Oreo Cookies
  • 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 1 pound Dark or White Candy Wafers
  • 15 Mini Candy Canes divided

Instructions

  • Line a cutting board or baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place 10 of the mini candy canes in a food process and pulse until they are turned into crushed fine pieces.
  • Finely crush Oreos in the food processor.
  • Combine cream cheese, crushed candy canes, crushed cookies and peppermint extract until well blended.
  • Form mixture into 1″ balls and place on a prepared sheet.
  • Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Place the remaining 5 candy canes in a ziplock bag and coarsely crush them into large pieces with a mallet or the end of a wooden spoon.
  • Heat the candy wafers by microwaving for 1 minute stirring and repeating until melted.
  • Using a fork, dip each ball into the melted wafers to completely coat. Shake off excess and return to the tray. Top with the large pieces of crushed candy canes.
  • Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour until the melted candy is set and then they are ready to serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 143kcal, Carbohydrates 16g, Protein 2g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 9mg, Sodium 75mg, Potassium 71mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 12g, Vitamin A 89IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 34mg, Iron 1mg

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