Mint Oreo Truffles and Cake Pops

Make these Mint Oreo Truffles with chocolate cake and cream cheese for a simple, sweet treat- perfect for gifting and holiday class parties.

Mint Oreo Truffles Recipe

Did you like my Homemade Thin Mint recipe? Well, I did! In fact I had meant for these truffles to be Thin Mint truffles but, well…you see…we didn’t have any leftovers so I had to improvise. Don’t feel bad for me though because Mint Oreos make me happy and the results were (in my husband’s words) “outstanding!”

I realize that most of you will be familiar with cake pops and cake balls and that’s what these are essentially. But would you rather eat a ball or truffle? Hence we have Mint Oreo Truffles.

Mint Oreo Truffles from @KatrinasKitchen

I made some into cake pops mostly for Four Year Old Foodie. My husband was taking the rest to work and I wasn’t quite sure if a bunch of grown men would like to be sitting around munching on lollipops so I trufflized the rest. Yes I trufflized them. Wouldn’t life be sweeter if we could trufflize more things? Sigh.

Mint Oreo Truffles Recipe

For the pops I flattened out the dough instead of rolling it into a ball then I used my cookie cutter. I decided to double them up only because I couldn’t tell it was a shamrock otherwise. You can do whatever you like. And take this recipe and alter away…use chocolate frosting instead of cream cheese, use any type of crushed cookie, use no cookie, add extracts. Just do your thing and cover it in chocolate and people will surely eat it.

Mint Oreo Truffles from @KatrinasKitchen

Following is my adaptation. If you want the classic cake pop/cake ball recipe go visit the queen of cake pops Bakerella. She is seriously amazing and the sweetest thing!

Mint Oreo Truffles (shaped into shamrocks) Recipe

Mint Oreo Cake Truffles

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Yield: 30-40 truffles

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Make these Mint Oreo Truffles with chocolate cake and cream cheese for a simple sweet treat- perfect for gifting and holiday class parties.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Mint Oreos, Double Stuffed
  • ½ of 9x13 prepared chocolate cake, cooled and crumbled (or one 9 inch round)
  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 16 oz (2 Cups) melted chocolate for dipping (+ 1TBS shortening if needed)
  • Sprinkles, extra chocolate for decorations if desired

Directions:

  1. Bake cake according to package directions and allow to cool. I made mine the day before.
  2. Crush or use a food processor to pulverize Oreos. Make them as fine or coarse as you’d like it. I did about half very fine and half to small bits.
  3. Using your hands or fork crumble up about half of the cake and add to the Oreo crumbs.
  4. Add the softened cream cheese and mix until combined. If your mixture is too wet add more cake crumbs until you get a consistency that you can roll into balls.
  5. Roll into bite-sized balls. Set them in the refrigerator while you melt the chocolate.
  6. Melt chocolate and add up to 1 TBS shortening if needed (shortening will help thin chocolate out). 
  7. Dip your Oreo cake balls into the chocolate and let the excess drip off.  Set on parchment or wax paper to dry. Add sprinkles right away if desired.

Notes:

  • Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
  • You can omit the cake if desired and just use Oreos. If only using Oreos, decrease the amount of cream cheese to 6 oz.

Original recipe and images © In Katrina's Kitchen 

- Katrina
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56 Responses to “Mint Oreo Truffles and Cake Pops”

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    Blog is the New Black — March 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    These are so pretty and colorful! LOVE IT!

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    Christina — March 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Wow, these look amazing! Love the St. Patrick’s Day theme. :)

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    Angela@RecipesFromMyMom — March 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Fun, fun, fun! I love the oreo truffle but haven’t seen them done in shapes like shamrocks.

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    Lauren — March 12, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Gorgeous! Mint and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations. I’m getting into the idea of making truffles, so maybe I’ll make these next.

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    Stephanie — March 12, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    These are so fun and cute, and so yummy too! Love it!

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    Angie's Recipes — March 12, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    How pretty!

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    Caitlin @ Bean and Barley — March 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    These are gorgeous!!

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    Lindsey@ Lindselicious — March 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Mmm I love oreos and mint! These are adorable too, your husband is lucky you made these for him. =)

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    lauren — March 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Oh wow. These look incredible. Cant wait to make them and eat them all….i mean share…yea thats it.

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    Brandie — March 12, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I love cookie and cake balls and cake pops – seriously love them all! These turned out so beautiful!! Did you know Starbucks is selling cake pops for a $1.50 a piece! That’s highway robbery. I’m thinking I need to go into a different business. lol.

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    Becky — March 12, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    These are so cute! I’m sure that your son loves you very much, because you make cake pops for him! I have to make cake pops soon!
    Thanks for the shout out for Bakerella!

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    Janis — March 12, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    BAD BAD woman! Now do you know what I am going to think about all night!

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    Simply Life — March 12, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    WOW! Every time I come to your blog I’m amazed!!!

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    briarrose — March 12, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    These are just cute as heck! I adore the mint oreo’s….that amazing scent when you open the bag…so good. Fabulous truffles.

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    Sprinkled with Flour — March 13, 2011 at 1:13 am

    What a great way to use the mint oreos! I can imagine how yummy they must be:) When you get a chance, stop by and pick up a couple of awards at my blog:)

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    Mateja ^_^ — March 13, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Love your creativity, so beautiful and delicious, yum!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog, have a great weekend :)

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    egb — March 13, 2011 at 2:24 am

    These look awesome! Great pics!

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    The Teenage Taste — March 13, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Anything with the word ‘Oreo’ in the title is a winner in my book. ;)

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    Kimberly — March 13, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Those are so cute! Great idea, I can see why these were such a huge hit!

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    Kim - Liv Life — March 13, 2011 at 5:12 am

    MMMM!!! I’m loving these! My daughter and I pretty much adore anything dipped in chocolate, and as a former Girl Scout Leader, anything thin mint is a hit for me. Love it!!!

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    Monet — March 13, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Oh these look and sound amazing! What great minty treats for St. Patrick’s week. Thanks for sharing, sweet girl! I hope you are having a splendid Saturday night. Take time to relax and rejuvenate tomorrow. Hugs from Austin!

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    GillyCakes — March 13, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Yummmmm! Same brain wave! AND super adorable, as always. :)

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    Firefly — March 13, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Soooo beautiful and yummy. I love your ideas and pictures are always so beautiful!

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    Eftychia — March 13, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Delicious, my kids are asking me to make those truffles for them :-)

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    Claire Gallam — March 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    These are GORGEOUS and perfect for St. Patty’s!!

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — March 13, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Those are so pretty, almost too pretty to eat. :)

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    Amanda — March 13, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    These look wonderful! Great job! (totally voted for you on Babble!)

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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    doggybloggy — March 13, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    not so lucky me – I dont have a single one of these and I am the guy that can eat a whole box of mint girl scout cookies and enough mint oreos to make charlie sheen sick…they look GREAT!

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    Amy — March 13, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    These are so cute! I made some chocolate mint cookies this weekend as well, so it must be a chocolate mint kind of a week ;)! These are perfect for St. Paddy’s Day!

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    HeroCakePops — March 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    lol we are matching. These look super cute.

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    Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two — March 13, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    My husband would love these! Great job-they look awesome :)

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    Clare @ Mrs Multitasker — March 14, 2011 at 10:31 am

    These are so pretty.. I just can’t stop staring at them!

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    Chef Dennis — March 14, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Those truffles are practically jumping off the page, your images are just amazing!! What a great way to celebrate St. Patty’s day with those delicious treats!!
    Congrats on your top 9!
    Dennis

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    Marianne @ MealMixer — March 14, 2011 at 11:23 am

    All of your creations are so beautiful. Mine always look like a kindergarten project gone wrong…

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    ravienomnoms — March 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Oh those are just SO much fun…I really adore anything that is green and then put mint in it?! HEAVEN. Congrats on the Top 9!

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    Laurie @simplyscratch — March 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    YUM!! I just buzzed you up! Congrats on the Top 9 girl!

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    Mary at n00bcakes — March 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    These look and sound ridiculously fantastic. That dough looks very chewy and delicious; I’m sure it makes for tasty cake pops! A question for you: how did you get the chocolate applied so smoothly to your desserts? Any techniques you could share? ^_^

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    Emily @ eat.drink.run. — March 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    the truffles and the pops look so good! i’ve never had mint oreos and now i’m dying to try them!

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    Susi — March 14, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Everything looks amazing! These are perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration :o)

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    Chris's Gourmet Fashion — March 14, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    It’s just incredible how you come up with these ideas. Really creative, I love them and will definitely give them a try.

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    Kankana — March 14, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS .. I don’t like mint with chocolate !! but these looks sooo cute.. SOOOO cute. :)

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    Reeni — March 14, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    These are so cute! And so tempting – they would disappear so fast in my house! They are the perfect treats for St. Pat’s day.

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — March 14, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Oh my goodness gracious, Katrina! You’ve really done it this time. These are to die for delicious looking! What a wonderful recipe and a fun St. Patrick’s Day treat. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    kita — March 14, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Look at those balls of fun! These look great :)

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    Tiffany — March 14, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    These truffles are AWE-SOME!

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    Hovkonditorn — March 15, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Looks very delicious!

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    Christina — March 15, 2011 at 12:53 am

    It’s me again! Just thought I’d let you know that I’d like to give you an award- http://thiswomancooks.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-got-award.html

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    Nancy — March 15, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Love these – I will try these for my Girl Scout Meeting this Friday Thanks for sharing!! :o)

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — March 15, 2011 at 6:51 am

    I would trufflize everything if I had it my way – cookies, cake, you name it! In fact I think I would dip just about anything in chocolate!

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    TheChocolatePriestess — March 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    hehehe nice recipe, it made me smile just in time for Thursday!

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    blackbookkitchendiaries — March 16, 2011 at 12:37 am

    you are so talented! this truffels look so cute! thank you for sharing this.

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    BigFatBaker — March 16, 2011 at 2:23 am

    These look amazing. Great idea to add oreos into the mix! I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love an oreo, let alone one that is trufflized!

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    Megan — March 17, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Yum!! Those look like great St. Patrick’s Day treats.

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    Lin Ann — March 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Oh wow! How creative you are. Beautiful photos too!

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    Food Frenzy — March 20, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. Great job with the photos and thanks for sharing this amazing dessert.

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    seentvcanada — September 28, 2011 at 4:37 am

    These would be great for St. Patty’s day. I’m getting some great ideas with baking cake pops using the bake pop pan for different occasions. I made my first batch last night with my daughter and we had a blast.

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