Easy Gluten-Free Oreo Truffles – This gluten-free Oreo balls recipe is a perfect holiday treat to share with friends & neighbors. (Don’t miss our yummy variations!)
Back today with another easy no-bake holiday treat!
I love holiday baking for SURE, but having a few easy no-bake treats up your sleeve is always a great idea, too. These no-bake gluten-free Oreo truffles only require 4-ingredients(!), taste AMAZING, and look polished and professional without a lot of effort.
They look elegant set out on a plate or platter on their own, and make a fun, adorable addition to holiday treats plates and cookie boxes. They’re easy enough for little bakers to help make them, and they’re delicious. What else could you ask for?
Ready to make a batch? Here’s what you need to make our gluten-free oreo truffles recipe…
This Gluten-Free Oreo Balls Recipe, At A Glance:
Here’s What You Need To Make Gluten-Free Oreo Balls
- Gluten-Free Oreos. Nabisco gluten-free Oreos are the gold standard for making gluten-free Oreo truffles, but there are lots of brands of gluten-free sandwich cookies to choose from!
- Cream Cheese. I recommend full-fat block style cream cheese, like Philadelphia Cream Cheese. It’ll have the best texture and blend best. I don’t recommend low fat, fat-free, or tub-style cream cheese for Oreo balls.
- Vanilla or Flavoring. If you want, you can add a little extra flavor here. Vanilla extract and peppermint extract are my go-to’s!
- Chocolate Melts For Dipping. We’re using dark chocolate melts (my favorite) or chocolate almond bark to cover our Oreo truffles because it’s so easy and looks so beautiful. If you want to take the time to temper chocolate, it’ll have a super polished, professional look–no streaks, no chalkiness, no fingerprints, etc. Chocolate candy melts/chocolate almond bark gives you the same results without the fuss of having to temper it!
- Fun Decorations! Then, you can dress them up with all kinds of fun garnishes and finishes to complete the look. (Don’t miss our favorite toppings below!)
Or, Try A Peppermint Version!
Want to make gluten-free peppemint Oreo truffles? Add 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract instead of the vanilla extract and top with crushed candy canes. Or, use Trader Joe’s seasonal gluten-free peppermint Joe-Joe’s for the Oreos! (Be sure to grab the gluten-free ones!)
How To Make Gluten-Free Oreo Truffles, Step By Step:
First Make The Gluten-Free Oreo Truffle Balls
- Prep Your Pan. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Crush The Oreos. Place gluten-free Oreo cookies (whole, with their filling intact) in the bowl of a food processor and crush until you have very fine crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor, place the cookies in a gallon-sized zip top bag and crush with a rolling pin or a sturdy cup. Make sure the cookies are very finely crushed–there should not be any large pieces, clumps, or chunks!
- Combine Truffle Ingredients. In the food processor or a large mixing bowl, combine crushed Oreo crumbs, cream cheese, and vanilla extract (if using). Pulse or stir until the mixture is very well combined. If you’re doing this by hand, you may need to use clean hands to knead the mixture together.
- Form Truffles & Chill. Use a small cookie scoop to make 1 Tablespoon balls, then smooth them between the palms of your hands to smooth out their edges. (If they’re too finicky to roll out into balls, try chilling the scooped balls of truffle dough on the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 30 minutes (or freeze for 15 minutes) before rolling them out.
- Chill Oreo Balls Completely. Chill the smooth Oreo truffles in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or freeze for 15-20 minutes until they’re completely chilled and have firmed up. (This makes them easier to dip.)
Then, Dip Truffles In Chocolate & Decorate!
- Prep Dipping Station. When you’re ready to dip the gluten-free Oreo truffles in chocolate, set up your dipping station. Line another cookie sheet with parchment paper for the dipped oreo balls. Set out a bowl and spatula for melting the chocolate, and a fork and knife, wooden skewer, or chocolate dipping tools for dipping the truffles. Set out any toppings or garnishes you plan to use so it’s easy to add them right away. (Sprinkles, nuts, crushed oreos, etc.)
- Melt The Chocolate. In a microwave-safe bowl, gently melt the chocolate melts/almond bark in 20-30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until the chocolate is almost totally smooth. The chocolate will continue to melt after coming out of the microwave, so I let the residual heat in the bowl finish the job. (This prevents scorching or seizing the chocolate)
- Dip Oreo Truffles. Remove just a few truffles at a time from the refrigerator. (I keep the rest in the fridge so they stay cold), use a fork, chocolate dipping tool or wooden skewer to dip ONE Oreo truffle at a time in the melted chocolate. Let the excess chocolate drip off, then transfer to the parchment-lined baking sheet to set. (It can be helpful to use a sharp knife or a toothpick to help transfer the dipped truffle off the fork/tool. Repeat until all the Oreo truffles are dipped in chocolate, pausing to re-warm the chocolate in 15-20 second bursts if it gets too thick or cold to easily dip. If this feels tricky, try holding the truffle on a fork and using a spoon to pour chocolate over the truffle. Let the excess chocolate drip off through the tines of the fork, wipe excess chocolate off with the side of the bowl, and transfer the dipped truffle from the fork to the cookie sheet.
- Garnish & Decorate. Immediately top each truffle with any garnishes (sprinkles, candy cane, cookie crumbs, nuts, etc.) while the chocolate is still wet and let the chocolate set while you dip the other Oreo balls. If you plan to drizzle extra chocolate or white chocolate, melt that now and drizzle over the dipped Oreo truffles. Use a fork for organic drizzles, or put the melted chocolate in the end of a zip top bag and cut off the very tip of the bag to create a mini piping bag to get a more uniform look.
- Set, Serve & Store. Let the chocolate set, then transfer to the refrigerator and store in an airtight container up to 1 week. (Or, you can store leftovers in the freezer up to 2 months)
9 Cute Ways To Decorate Oreo Truffles:
- Drizzled Chocolate. If you have leftover chocolate (or want to melt a bit extra!), drizzle the finished chocolate dipped truffles with a bit more chocolate. The zig-zag design looks fancy and it’s so easy!
- White Chocolate. For a really striking look, drizzle some of the gluten-free Oreo balls with a bit of melted white chocolate (I use vanilla almond bark or white chocolate candy melts). A small drizzle can look so striking next to the deep brown of the chocolate coating!
- Crushed Oreos. Sprinkle the tops of your dipped Oreo balls with a few Oreo crumbs. Try to concentrate them in a small section for a more dramatic impact!
- Sprinkles. We love topping gluten-free Oreo truffles with sprinkles after dipping. Jimmies and nonpareils work really well for this job, but don’t miss our Sprinkles 101 post that breaks down types of sprinkles & when to use them for more ideas!
- Crushed Candy Cane. Around Christmas and the holidays, it’s always fun to add a peppermint twist! Top dipped gluten-free Oreo truffles with some crushed candy cane or starlight mints.
- Chopped Toasted Nuts. Or, use finely chopped, toasted almonds, peanuts, or walnuts for an elevated look.
- Flaky Sea Salt. Big, flaky sea salt like Maldon salt looks so posh.
- Toffee Bits. I LOVE the caramel-y crunch of toffee bits!
- Mini Chocolate Chips. My kids love their chocolate with more chocolate (same, honestly), so adding a few mini chocolate chips can be a fun effect!
FAQ + Tips And Tricks For The BEst Gluten-Free Oreo Truffles
A Trick For Softening Cream Cheese. Softened cream cheese will blend easier and more smoothly than cold cream cheese, so it’s important that the cream cheese is SOFT before you start. Speed this process up by placing a sealed package of cream cheese in a bowl of room temperature water for 10 minutes or so before starting. Or, you can knead it in the package with your hands to help warm it up!
Do Oreo Balls Have To Be Refrigerated? Yes. Since they have cream cheese, oreo balls should be refrigerated. They can safely stay at room temperature up to 2 hours, but should otherwise be kept chilled for food safety.
Can You Freeze Oreo Balls? You bet! Freeze in an airtight container up to 2 months. Store in a single layer or separate layers with a piece of parchment or waxed paper between layers for best results. Thaw in the refrigerator 2-3 hours before serving.
Are There Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Oreos? YES! Gluten-free Oreos and most other brands of gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookies are gluten and dairy-free. (Some do contain egg.) Perfect for making gluten-free Oreo truffles!
Why Are My Oreo Balls Sticky? Usually, it’s because they need to chill a bit longer before you dip them. Don’t skip the chilling step!
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