Oreo Balls, Chocolate Truffles and Keto Truffle Recipes

Saturday, October 26, 2019
No matter what the occasion, oreo balls, and chocolate truffles are always a welcomed sweet gift.

Homemade chocolate truffles are an economical way to make a gift-worthy treat, but they also allow you to customize each one the way they like that's made with love.

I love to add colorful decadent truffles to a pretty paper-lined festive tin.

Making a variety for everyone to enjoy just on what they're rolled in.

I make three recipes every year for those I give candy gifts to that are diabetic, chocolate cravers and of course, the cookie monsters in the family, and those oreo balls are perfect for kids.

If you need some ideas on making no-bake candy treats you hit the jackpot of recipes, both are perfect.

You can even add my homemade baked caramel corn or rum balls and peanut brittle, which is another big hit around holiday times.

Whether it's a birthday, any kind of holiday, get well gift needed or even just because someone you're missing, trust me, they will love these.

The sugar-free keto recipe is perfect for those carb watchers also!

So what are you waiting for?

Let's get the best assortment and ideas for candy-making ever in one sweet treat.

Just get creative and I bet you will come up with even more ideas to give me to try.

Scroll down for the recipes and do leave a comment and sharing ideas we love reading them.

this is a red tin with chocolate covered assorted truffles


Truffles are made with a good grade of chocolate on the outside and fabulous assorted fillings inside then garnished with various decadent tasty coatings to cling to the melted chocolate.

These fabulous candy confections became one of the most popular forms of chocolates to consume and is considered one of the finest chocolate treats in the world.

The reputation for this creamy delicious bite is one of luxury and extravagance since its birth many years ago.

these are assorted truffles rolled in nuts, powdered sugar, candies, colored sugars in a red tin

Recipes in our Printable Card Below

We have all 3 recipes that are printable copies below just scroll all the way down to the recipe card to print them off.

Old fashioned truffles with liqueurs, Keto Style and Oreo Truffles.

I have written each one below for your convenience on which one you prefer to make.

Ingredients for Oreo Balls

  • cream cheese at room temperature
  • chocolate creme-filled Oreo cookies are put through a food processor producing fine crumbs ( you can also use any of the flavored cookies available)
  • optional: white or semisweet chocolate, melted or roll into various suggestions below


  1. Dip them into melted chocolate, white, milk, etc,
  2. roll them into powdered sugar
  3. chocolate cocoa powder
  4. chopped walnuts,
  5. toffee chips
  6. mini chocolate chips,
  7. coconut
  8. chopped cherries
  9. crushed cookies crumbs
  10. sprinkles or colored sugars.

Store in the refrigerator.

Homemade Old Fashioned Chocolate Truffles Ingredients:

  • semi-sweet chocolate chips or really good chocolate
  • cup heavy cream
  • Frangelico ( have also used Regular Rum, Baileys, Kaluha, Coconut Rum or Gran Marnier all work well)


  • cocoa powder
  • coconut shredded
  • macadamia finely crushed or hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, chopped fine.
  • assorted sugars, sprinkles, and ground pumpkin seeds for allergies. etc.

Keto and Sugar-Free Chocolate Truffles

  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon stevia glycerite (equivalent to 1/4 cup sweetener)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla, rum flavoring, orange extract or any other extracts you like ( mint is perfect for the holiday)

these are sugar free keto truffle candy

More Candy Recipes:

Peanut Brittle
Baked Caramel Corn
Rum Balls
Saltine Caramel Bites
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Clusters
Amaretto Pistachio Fudge

this is melted chocolate in a white bowl with a spoon to stir it

Pin for later Truffle Recipes

this is a pin for later photo of how to make homemade truffles to include keto style as well as regular candy

Truffle Candy History

Back sometime in the 1800s, the cocoa press was invented which allowed the chocolate makers to separate cocoa butter from cocoa beans.

That is where chocolate solids came from.

Then with some trial and error with an experiment in cooking times, a silky chocolate cream was born.

Here in America and all over the world, this is referred to as ganache and is the main ingredient layer to truffles.

It is written that around 1895, the first chocolate truffle was invented in Chambery, France by M. Dufour, and then by the 1900s the rest of Europe was making truffles.

Not long after that the rest of the world got introduced to this decadent candy confection.

Easy candies to make and there are so many variations here in the United States.

Oreo Balls, Chocolate Truffles and Keto Truffle Recipes

Here are 3 recipes for Truffle no-bake candies. One is Oreo flavored ball truffle, the other is the famous Chocolate creamy truffles and lastly one that Keto and sugar-free. All of them are delicious. They make great gifts, perfect for any occasion and so easy to make.


  • Recipe Below:
  • Oreo Balls
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Keto Chocolate Truffles


How to cook

  1. Oreo Balls
  2. 8 ounces of cream cheese at room temperature
  3. 1- (14 ounces) package of chocolate creme-filled Oreo cookies put through food processor producing fine crumbs ( you can also use any of the flavored cookies available)
  4. optional: 4 ounces white or semisweet chocolate, melted for dipping or refer to other suggestions below
  5. Place the cookies in a food processor and pulse until they are fine crumbs.
  6. Whip the cream cheese with a flat beater in an electric mixer bowl until light
  7. add the crumbs and pulse again until a sticky dough forms.
  8. Place them in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours. Roll into balls and then into your favorite toppings.
  9. Use your hands to form the dough into 1″ round balls and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
  10. Suggestions: Dip them into melted chocolate, white, milk, etc, or just roll them into powdered sugar, chocolate cocoa powder, chopped walnuts,  toffee chips, mini chocolate chips, coconut,  chopped cherries, or crushed cookies crumbs, sprinkles or colored sugar.
  11. Store in the refrigerator.
  12. Anyone that loves no-bake cookies will love these cookie truffles.
  13. Homemade Chocolate Truffles:
  14. 1/2 lb semi-sweet chocolate chips or really good chocolate
  15. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  16. 2 tablespoons Pure Vanilla Extract (or Alcohol  to use  Frangelico ( have also used Regular Rum,  Irish Cream, Kaluha, Coconut Rum, or Gran Marnier all work well)
  17. Topping Garnish:
  18. 1/4-1/2 cup cocoa powder
  19. 1/2 cup coconut shredded
  20. 1/2 cup macadamia finely crushed or hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, chopped fine.
  21. assorted sugars, sprinkles, etc
  22. Instructions:
  23. Put the chocolate chips in a glass bowl.
  24. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil and then pour it over the chocolate.
  25. Shake the bowl gently to let the cream settle into the chocolate, then cover the bowl with a plate or a lid to allow the chocolate to melt (takes about 5 minutes).
  26. Whisk to the mixture until smooth and shiny. Stir in the liqueur. Cover the unit of chocolate tightly with the wrap and put it in a cool place for about two hours to firm up.
  27. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper. Use two spoons to drop 1/2 to 1-inch mounds of chocolate on the paper.
  28. Shape them into balls.
  29. Put ground nuts and cocoa/ground chocolate onto separate plates or bowls, and roll the truffles in the chocolate/and or nuts/coconut or sprinkles or your choice. Use a clean spoon to help you coat them. Refrigerate the truffles until ready to serve.
  30. To serve, gently scoop the truffles out of the cocoa with a fork and put them in small paper cups, keep refrigerated until serving.... truffle freeze well also, however not good for traveling they need to stay cold until serving.
  31. Keto and Sugar-Free Chocolate Truffles
  32. 3 oz unsweetened chocolate
  33. 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee
  34. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  35. 3/4 teaspoon stevia glycerite (equivalent to 1/4 cup sweetener)
  36. 1 tablespoon pure vanilla, rum flavoring, orange extract, or any other extracts you like ( mint is perfect for the holiday)
  37. I start by chopping the chocolate to stay chunky using a food chopper.
  38. Place the chocolate and coconut oil in a shallow bowl, then either add to a double boiler or microwave until softened.
  39. Add the cream and stir until blended then add the stevia and vanilla or another flavoring you like.
  40. After this is well blended, add to a small pan and simmer on the lowest setting until your chocolate is melted completely.
  41. Place in a freezer container and cover. Freeze this mixture for 30 minutes.
  42. I use a melon ball scooper that is covered in unsweetened cocoa powder to shape the balls, they drop them into the various coating bowls mentioned below.
  43. You will need several little bowls filled with the garnishes of whatever you want to roll them in.
  44. My garnish suggestions: unsweetened cocoa powder, nut flours like oat or almond flour, sugar-free powdered sugar, crushed pumpkin seeds for nut allergies, crushed sugar-free cookie crumbs, sugar-free coconut, crushed sugar-free hard candies that are colorful for the holiday theme or any crushed nuts ( pistachios are perfect for Christmas). You may have to coat them twice.
  45. These need to be stored covered in a tin in paper liners and in the refrigerator.
  46. They will stay fresh for around 4 days.
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Pin for later Truffle Recipes

this is a pin for later photo of how to make homemade truffles to include keto style as well as regular candy

Favorite Recipes to Try

No-Bake Oreo Bars

Graham Cracker House

this is a tin of assorted homemade truffles with oreo cookies as an ingredients

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2011. It was edited and re-published in 2019.


  1. Aw, shucks. Is this for me? Happy holidays!

  2. It's a wonderful and greedy idea for Christmas gifts. Bye, have a great day

  3. This is a very smart and delicious post. While everyone is dipping their truffles in chocolate, Claudia is at home getting more flavor into hers with a coating of choc chips, nuts and cookie crumbs! Well done and have a Merry Christmas my sweet friend!

  4. Oh my, this sounds delicious. I have a real weakness for Oreos!

  5. Oh...how sweet these confections are...are well as whetting my appetite for your last post on Amaretto fudge ;) A must do!

    ...Dear Claudia
    Just briefly passing by to wish you and your loved ones the finest of Holiday seasons.
    I'm very much looking forward to hopefully soon joining my Foodies again ;o) Until then, all the very best towards a desirable New Year.

    Flavourful wishes,

  6. OMG what's not to love about these. I'd be popping these like crazy and so simple to make, which is all the better. Your truffles are all so pretty and great ideas to roll them in.

    I won't have time to make these before the holidays but have a feeling these could take the place of chocolate chip cookies in my house.

    Thanks for sharing

    I hope you and your family have a happy, healthy holiday and a prosperous new year!

  7. So scrumptious! Love how you decorated them!

  8. Dear Claudia, This season is slipping by me much too quickly. I am sorry that I have not been able to keep up with my blogging. I have missed many delicious posts that you have made.
    I just wanted to wish you the most blessed Christmas. You are a wonderful friend that I have made in this blogging adventure. Thank you for your kindness. Catherine xox

  9. Claudia, I would have a hard time getting these beautiful cookies and truffles packaged into tins. I'd devour them long beforehand! A lovely presentation for your recipients. Happy holidays to you & yours!

  10. I've made these before - but yours look better! Love the coating options. Yummy!

  11. Wow...just...wow. I'll take mine with toffee, please!

  12. Mmmm, I am such a sucker for truffles! This sounds delicious - very nicely done!

  13. These are some very tempting truffles!


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