Patriotic Oreo Truffles are simple and delectable treats, just perfect for 4th of July celebrations.
Decorated with red, white and blue sprinkles, these sweet and delicious chocolaty bites are extremely easy to make.
Why not impress your friends and family this 4th of July by serving them some American themed dessert truffles.
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No-Bake Patriotic Dessert
Oreos are a big hit in my house. They're so loved by my crew that we even named our black and white border collie after the famous cookie.
Crumbled oreos make a great crumb for making sweet treats and chocolate truffles. This no-bake dessert is ever so easy to make.
Who doesn't love a no-bake treat during hot summer days.
You simply need to combine them with a binding agent, and in this case I use cream cheese. Vanilla extract adds extra flavor and moisture for combining the truffle mixture.
I love the 4th of July in America. No matter where you find yourself in America, red, white and blue dominates, from decorations to festive foods.
This easy dessert is a great way to help kids celebrate the holiday.
Just the mention of the word Oreos, and kids are sure to participate in creating these tasty American themed treats.
Here's my recipe tutorial.
Ingredients for White Chocolate and Sprinkles Patriotic Oreo Truffles
These truffles are very easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients. You'll find exact quantities in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Oreo Cookies - these cream and chocolate sandwich cookies are crumbled in a food processor to create a meal-like mixture which forms the base of your truffle mixture.
- Cream Cheese - use cream cheese that is sold in a block rather than a tub of cream cheese, which is usually whipped and less thick. Full-fat cream cheese is best for flavor, but if you wish to lighten up these truffles a little, feel free to substitute fat-free cream cheese. It's best to bring the cream cheese to room temperature before combining it with the cookie crumbs.
- Vanilla Extract - choose a good quality vanilla extract to add extra creaminess to the flavor of these truffles. You can substitute vanilla bean paste if you prefer.
- White Chocolate - melting chips work really well for this recipe. When melted their consistency is perfect for coating truffles. A bar of white chocolate can be used in place of the chocolate melts. However, you may need to add a little shortening to get the right consistency for dipping the truffles. Canola or vegetable oil can be added to thin out melted chocolate, as an alternative to shortening.
- Cake Sprinkles - choose red, white and blue sprinkles for these patriotic treats. You can adapt this recipe for a variety of occasions by changing the colors of the sprinkles you use.
Instructions for 4th of July Oreo Truffles
Before you start gather the equipment you'll require.
First line a baking tray with parchment paper. You won't be popping these treats in the oven. This is a no-bake dessert, that only requires some chilling time in the freezer.
You will also need a food processor and a bain marie (heat proof bowl over a saucepan of hot water).
Use a food processor to pulse the Oreo cookies to form a fine crumb.
If you don't own a food processor you can add the cookies to a plastic bag. Then, use a rolling pin to smush the cookies until they're at a fine crumb consistency.
Place the cookie crumbs in a large bowl. Add the room temperature block of cream cheese, plus the vanilla extract.
Use a hand held mixer to combine the truffle mixture. Once it binds together it's time to form your truffles.
Use an ice cream scoop to form round truffles. Place them on the parchment lined baking tray. This recipe yields about 12 truffles.
Pop them into the freezer for 30 minutes so that they harden and will be ready for dipping in the melted chocolate.
There are two choices for melting the white chocolate. I like to use a bain marie. This involves placing the melting chocolate discs into a heat proof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Do not let the bowl touch the water. The steam will melt the chocolate.
Alternatively, you can pop a bowl of white chocolate melts into the microwave. Melt the chocolate in 30 second bursts, stirring the chocolate in between each microwave episode.
Use a skewer to lift the chilled truffles and dip them into the melted chocolate. Swirl them around in the chocolate to completely cover them.
Place the chocolate covered truffles back on the baking sheet.
While the chocolate is still soft, decorate the top of each truffle with sprinkles. They will stick to the top as the chocolate rehardens.
Place the prepared truffles in the freezer for 30 more minutes to completely harden.
Once they've fully hardened, they can then be stored in an airtight container in the fridge, until you're ready to serve them.
And that's it! A simple, yet impressive treat for Independence Day.
Recipe Card for Patriotic Truffles
Here's the recipe card for these delicious 4th of July treats, if you would like to add this one to your kitchen files.
Patriotic Oreo Truffles
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened)
- 14.3 ounces Oreos 1 package
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 12 ounces white chocolate melting chips
- ¼ cup sprinkles red, white, and blue colors
- Place the Oreos into a food processor and blend. Add the Oreos to a large bowl and add the cream cheese and vanilla to the bowl. Blend with a hand mixer. Form into 12 small balls and lay on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Add the white chocolate to a heat proof bowl. Place over a saucepan of simmering water. Do not let the water reach the bottom off the bowl. Melt the chocolate completely.
- Dip the truffles into the melted white chocolate by sticking each truffle onto a skewer and lowering into the chocolate. Twirl to coat completely. Return each truffle to the parchment lined baking tray.
- Decorate the top of each truffle with sprinkles before the chocolate starts to harden. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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Irish American Mom