PEPPERMINT OREO TRUFFLES + TOASTED MARSHMALLOW TOPPERS FOR HOT COCOA

peppermint oreo truffles

A few years ago I posted the classic Oreo Truffles recipe, and if you’ve ever tried them you know how amazing they are.  Well, you can  also make them using the Peppermint Oreos {available at Food Lion for a limited time} that just scream “holiday.”

These Peppermint Oreo Truffles are easy to make and I served them up in a chocolate & peppermint rimmed glass, with hot cocoa and toasted marshmallow toppers, and peppermint spoons {from Party City} that I dipped in more chocolate.  It’s a festive way to celebrate and enjoy the taste of the season.  Here’s the recipe, and my tips for making the toasted marshmallow toppers…

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Peppermint OREO Truffles

  • 1 – 8 oz block of light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package Peppermint Creme OREO cookies, finely crushed {use a food processor for this}
  • 2 cups semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 8 starlight mints, coarsely crushed

Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended.

Use a mini scoop to shape about 48 balls; roll them in the palm of your hands to make them round and smooth.  Freeze for 10-15 minutes.

Dip balls in melted chocolate and place them in a single layer on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with crushed mints and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.

Using left over melted chocolate & candy, dip the rim of a martini glass into the chocolate and then into crushed mints; place in refrigerator to set up.  Serve truffles inside glass.

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These are wonderful on a holiday party dessert table, or as an afternoon treat for the family.  Serve them with hot cocoa that’s been topped with toasted mini marshmallows…

peppermint spoons and hot cocoa with toasted marshmallows toasted marshmallow toppers

  • Lightly spray a small sheet of aluminum foil with nonstick cooking spray.  Cluster a group of mini marshmallows together and place them under the broiler for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool for a minute.  Spray a mini spatula with nonstick spray and use it to transfer toasted marshmallows to the hot cocoa.

peppermint oreo truffles recipe + hot cocoa with toasted marshmallows

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. YUM! Oreo truffles are one of my fave treats and this recipe sounds perfect for Christmas. :)

  2. YUM. These are the best desserts but I think you addition of peppermint may have elevated them to amazing. I need to try!

  3. What’s a Starlight mint?

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