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Grinch Oreo Ball Truffles

Looking for an easy recipe for the holiday season or holiday parties? These Grinch Oreo truffles are the perfect addition to any Christmas tradition.

Whether you gather together with the family to watch how the Grinch stole Christmas, have an ugly sweater contest, or just want something as delicious as it is simple, these are truly the perfect treat!

Perfect for Christmas Time

Ginch Oreo balls stacked on top of each other on a wooden cutting board.

Grinch Oreo balls are great for the holiday season. You can hand them out as gifts, bring them to a party, or share them at your own gathering.

This is a fun recipe to help get the kids involved before watching The Grinch.

Classic Oreo balls with green candy melts.

Ingredients for Grinch Oreo Truffles

You only need a few simple ingredients to make Grinch truffles. And then, once you have them, this recipe is so easy to put together.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Oreo cookies
  • Softened cream cheese
  • Vanilla extract
  • Peppermint extract
  • Light green melting wafers
  • Crisco shortening (you could also use vegetable oil).
  • Small red candy hearts

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

Oreo balls on the counter with a glass of milk.
Ingredients for Grinch Oreo Balls

You’ll want to crumble your Oreo cookies before you even begin. You can use the Cuisinart or add them to a Ziplock bag and crush them.

Also, make sure your cream cheese is softened and at room temperature.

You’ll also use parchment paper to line your cookie sheet for easy cleanup.

A bowl of Oreos with cream cheese.

Once you’re ready, add the Oreos, cream cheese, vanilla, and peppermint extracts into a large mixing bowl. 

It’s up to you if you want to mix it by hand, use an electric mixer, or use your stand mixer. Mix this up for about one to two minutes until it makes a dough-like mixture.

Scooping Oreo balls onto a cookie sheet.

Next, grab your 2-tablespoon cookie scoop and use it to scoop out that dough from the bowl.

Form the dough into smooth, even round balls using the palms of your hands.

Try to keep them all about the same size, and then put them onto the large prepared baking sheet.

Once all the dough balls are on the cookie sheet, put it in your fridge to chill for 2 hours. As you approach the end of this time, you can get the melting wafers ready.

Melted green chocolate in a small bowl next to a cookie sheet and a bowl of red sugar.

Put the green candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat at 50% power, or use the defrost mode for one minute.

Stir this with a fork and add the shortening or oil, then put it back in the microwave for 30-second bursts, stirring in between each until you get a silky, smooth mixture.

You can also use the double boiler method to melt the chocolate.

Dipping the cooke balls into melted chocolate.

Now, for the most fun part of all – you need to dip the Oreo truffle balls into the chocolate. Cover the entire ball with the chocolate.

It can get messy, but I find that using dipping tools or even two forks works to minimize that mess.

Coat the balls completely and then put them back on the cookie sheet. You’ll then put it back in the fridge again so the chocolate will harden up.

Adding melted chocolate to the top of the Oreo balls.

With your remaining melting wafers, put them in a small microwave-safe bowl and melt them the same way you did before until it’s nice and smooth.

Then, you’ll put this melted chocolate into a small Ziploc bag (a sandwich bag should do). Put it in the fridge to chill for anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes.

When it is cooled a little, you will cut a tiny hole at one of the bottom corners of the sandwich bag. Take your Oreo balls from the fridge and pipeline that zig zag over the top of each, adding one candy heart on top.

Grinch christmas truffles stacked on top of each other.

After all the balls have been decorated, you will let them chill again for 30 minutes. Then, they’ll be ready to serve!

Grinch oreo cake balls on a cutting board. The balls are stacked up.

Recipe Tips for the Best Grinch Oreo Balls

  • This sweet holiday treat will come out best if you use a food processor to crumble the Oreos. You want them to be like sand in consistency. If you don’t have a food processor and either don’t want to get one or have no time to order one, you can put them in a plastic zippered bag and crush them the old-fashioned way with a rolling pin.
  • Once you dip your Oreo balls into the melted chocolate, you should let them drip off the excess from the bottom of your forks. If you set them on the baking sheet while they’re still dripping chocolate, it will pool beneath them. You’re going to have leftover chocolate, but you can dunk without a care in the excess to get a smooth, round, and professional finish. 
  • The hard shell on the outside will look beautiful, and with the moist interior full of Oreo and cream flavors, everyone will want to know where you got them. 
  • Also, if you’ve never worked with colored melting wafers or candy décor, these things aren’t always in your local supermarket or grocery store. And if they are, you may not find them in the right color. You want to use light green melting wafers to get that perfect shade of Grinch for your truffles. The best place to gather these things is at your local craft stores like Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or Joann’s. You can also find them on Amazon.
Grinch Oreo balls made with the classic sandwich cookie.

How to Store the Grinch Oreo Balls

Store the Grinch Oreo balls in an airtight container and keep them refrigerated.

Can I Make Grinch Oreo Pops with this Recipe?

Yes, you can make cake pops with this recipe. You would have to add the popsicle sticks to the cookie dough and let it cool before adding the candy coating.

More Delicious Recipes for the Holidays

Oreo cake balls with green chocolate on a cutting board.

Christmas season is coming soon, and your holiday party deserves the perfect sweet treat. Whether you’re having a Grinch theme or not, this holiday treat is sure to please everyone.

Check my recipe card below to get the full details and see the step-by-step photos to follow along and make them with ease!

Classic Oreo balls with green candy melts.

Grinch Oreo Ball Truffles

Yield: 12-15
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes

Delicious Grinch Oreo Ball Truffles: Perfect festive treat for Christmas! Made with crushed Oreos, cream cheese, and green candy coating. Easy & delightful!


  • 32 Oreos, finely crushed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 cups light green melting wafers, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco shortening or vegetable oil
  • Small red candy hearts


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix the Oreos, cream cheese, vanilla extract, and peppermint. Mix with an electric hand or stand mixer for one to two minutes until fully combined and a dough-like mixture is formed. 
  2. With your 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the dough from the bowl. Roll the dough into a smooth, round ball using the palms of your hands. Place each ball on a large cookie sheet (I use 11x17 inch) prepared with parchment paper. 
  3. Place the cookie sheet inside the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours. 
  4. After the Oreo balls have chilled for two hours, begin to prepare the melting wafers. Place the wafers (reserving about cup) in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on 50% power or on defrost mode for one minute. Stir with a fork and add the Crisco or oil. Return to the microwave for an additional 30-second bursts, stirring in between, until smooth and silky. 
  5. Dip the Oreo balls inside the melted chocolate using two forks or a dipping tool. Coat it completely before putting it back onto the cookie sheet. Be sure to scrape the bottoms of your forks or dipping tools to remove any excess chocolate. You can also gently sling the ball from side to side to remove any excess. Repeat for each Oreo ball before chilling the baking sheet inside the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens.
  6. Add the remaining melting wafers to a small microwave-safe bowl. Repeat step 4 for the remaining wafers until they are silky smooth.
  7. Add melted chocolate to a small sandwich-sized Ziploc bag and allow it to chill in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes before continuing. 
  8. When the chocolate inside the Ziploc bag has cooled slightly, cut the smallest hole possible from the bottom corner of the bag.
  9. Remove Oreo balls from the refrigerator and work one Oreo ball at a time.
  10. Use the Ziploc bag to pipe zig-zag lines over the top of each ball.
  11. Immediately top each ball with one candy heart. Repeat the process for each ball and return the baking sheet to the refrigerator to chill for an additional 30 minutes before serving. 


  • Use a food processor to crumble the Oreo cookies. They should have the consistency of sand. 
  • You will have leftover melted chocolate. However, it’s easier to dunk the Oreo balls in excess chocolate to create a smooth, round finish versus using “just enough.” 
  • These have a hard shell and are very moist on the inside. 
  • These are best served chilled. 
  • Be sure to allow your Oreo balls to drip or remove any excess chocolate from the bottoms of your forks before placing them on the baking sheet. If you have too much melted chocolate, it will drip and pool at the bottom. 
  • You can find colored melting wafers and small candy red hearts at local craft stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby. You can also buy the items on Amazon.
  • Be sure to use light green melting wafers to create a grinchy-green color. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

Nutrition is approximate.

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