Dairy Free Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Dec 17, 2019 | Desserts

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You are going to love this recipe for Dairy Free Peppermint Oreo Truffles! They are so easy to make and require only 5 ingredients. They are the perfect treat to take to your next holiday gathering.

Dairy Free Peppermint Oreo Truffles. Photograph by Happycowandme.com.

Did you know that Oreos are dairy-free and vegan? How wonderful is that! I love Oreos and I used to make Oreo truffles that were very similar to these, except they contained dairy. But with all the dairy-free alternatives available now, dairy just isn’t necessary to make these delicious peppermint truffles.

What do you need?

Dairy Free Peppermint Oreo Truffles. Ingredients. Photograph by Happycowandme.com

For this recipe, you will need a 14 oz package of Oreos, 8 oz of vegan cream cheese (store-bought or homemeade), Dairy-Free White Chocolate, crushed candy canes, and peppermint extract (optional).

For the vegan cream cheese, I recommend the Daiya or Tofutti brand. Or if you have the time, homemade is even better. Here is a link for a good homemade Vegan Cream Cheese.

Dairy Free white chocolate can be difficult to find in the grocery stores, that’s why I love Amazon! I used King David Non Dairy White Chocolate Chips for this recipe. It melted and hardened beautifully and my kids loved it. It’s not exactly like white chocolate, but it’s a great substitute.

The peppermint extract is optional, although I recommend using it if you want that peppermint taste on the inside. And I love the crunchy peppermint candy as a topping! It gives each truffle a peppermint crunch that’s delicious.

How to Make

These are really easy to make, although a bit time consuming to dip. I would allow an hour for the dipping process, so you aren’t rushed. Just have fun with it.

Crushed Oreos and Cream Cheese. Photograph by Happycowandme.com.
  • You start by crushing Oreos into fine crumbs with a food processor. Alternatively, this can be done by hand by placing cookies in a zip top bag and smashing with a rolling pin- more fun that way too.
  • Next add the cream cheese and peppermint extract to the crumbs and stir until well combined.
  • Once mixture is well combined, shape into balls and place them in the freezer for at least 1 hour and up to overnight. I used a cookie scoop and it worked great.
  • To crush candy canes, place in a zip top bag and crush with a rolling pin or the bottom of a heavy glass. Reserve for topping.
  • Now it’s time to melt the chocolate. Great news- this can be done in the microwave. Simply place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between until smooth.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, it’s time to dip the truffles. I place the truffle on a fork and then lower it into the bowl of chocolate. Next, I use a spoon to coat the top and tap the fork gently against the bowl to remove excess chocolate. You will get the hang of it after a few.
  • Place truffle on a parchment lined baking sheet and immediately sprinkle the truffle with crushed candy canes or decoration of choice. Allow truffles to set.

Storing

Store your delicious holiday treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Try to eat them all the first day (like my husband). Or do- it’s the holidays!

Happy Eating!

Crystal

Dairy Free Peppermint Oreo Truffles
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Dairy Free Peppermint Oreo Truffles

You are going to love this recipe for Dairy Free Peppermint Oreo Truffles! They are so easy to make and require only 5 ingredients. These delicious truffles are the perfect treat to take to your next holiday gathering.
Prep Time1 hr
chill time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Christmas, Holiday, Truffle
Servings: 26
Calories: 196.08kcal
Author: Crystal Yentzen

Ingredients

  • 14..3 oz Oreo cookies
  • 16 oz dairy free white chocolate I used King David White Choco Chips
  • 8 oz vegan cream cheese Daiya, Tofutti, or Homemade
  • 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3 candy canes crushed

Instructions

  • Crush Oreos into fine crumbs with a food processor. Alternatively, this can be done by hand by placing cookies in a zip top bag and smashing with a rolling pin- more fun that way too.
  • Add the cream cheese and peppermint extract to the crumbs and pulse until well combined. Or stir together in a mixing bowl with a large spoon.
  • Shape cookie mixture into 1 inch balls and place them in the freezer for at least 1 hour and up to overnight. I used a cookie scoop and it worked great.
  • Crush candy canes by placing them in a zip top bag and smash with a rolling pin or the bottom of a heavy glass. Reserve for topping.
  • Now it's time to melt the chocolate. Great news- this can be done in the microwave. Simply place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 second increments, stirring in between until smooth.
  • Dip the truffles in the chocolate to coat. I place the truffle on a fork to dip it in the chocolate and use a spoon to coat the top. Then tap the fork gently against the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place truffle on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Immediately sprinkle the truffle with crushed candy canes or decorations of choice. Allow truffles to set.
  • Enjoy right away or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Happy Eating!

Nutrition

Calories: 196.08kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.24g | Protein: 1.42g | Fat: 9.01g | Saturated Fat: 1.82g | Sodium: 107.84mg | Potassium: 32.82mg | Fiber: 0.99g | Sugar: 21.62g | Calcium: 8.98mg | Iron: 1.43mg

2 Comments

  1. fitoru fitness

    The simplicity of this recipe is great because it allows for creativity in other ingredients you may want to add.

    Reply
    • Crystal Yentzen

      I agree! Right now, you could use Lemon Oreos and omit the peppermint crunch for a wonderful Easter treat.

      Reply

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