Grinch Truffles

Grinch Truffles take everyone’s favorite confection and give it a Grinchy makeover with green candy and red heart candies. They’ll make your stomach grow three sizes!

grinch truffles on a parchment lined baking sheets

Christmas is coming, and treats will abound, but how do you make yours stand out from the crowd? You’ll have no trouble spreading holiday cheer with the Grinchy Grinch truffles you’ll find right here!

grinch truffles on a parchment lined baking sheets

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • It’s super easy to make.
  • It’s as festive as it is sweet and delicious.


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You’ll only need a few ingredients to make this recipe, and you’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store. See the recipe card at the end of the post for exact amounts.

  • Oreos
  • Softened cream cheese
  • Vanilla
  • Green candy melts
  • Paramount crystals
  • Heart candies
  • Sprinkles

🔪 How to Make Grinch Truffles

Making this recipe couldn’t be easier. You’ll be all done in no time!

cream cheese and crushed oreo in a food processor

Step 1: Make the Truffle Mixture

Crush the Oreos into fine crumbs. Then, combine with cream cheese, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract (optional). Scoop into round balls and play onto a tray.

Step 2: Melt the Chocolate

Melt the candy melts in the microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring in between each. Remove just before the candy is fully melted and stir until smooth. Then, add 1 teaspoon of Paramount crystals to thin out the candy.

oreo and cream cheese balls being dipped in green candy melts

Step 3: Coat

Drop the truffle balls into the chocolate and move them around with a spoon to thoroughly coat them. Then remove them and set them on a tray. Top with a heart candy and sprinkles while the coating is still wet. Set and then serve!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • White Chocolate Almond Bark – You can use almond bark in place of candy melts.
  • Your Favorite Oreo Flavor – Use your favorite Oreo variety for the filling.

If you want more holiday truffle goodness, then check out these chocolate peppermint truffles.

grinch truffles on a parchment lined baking sheets

🥄 Equipment

It only takes a few simple items to make this recipe. There’s nothing fancy going on here.

  • Measuring spoon
  • Microwaveable bowl
  • Tray
  • Spoon
  • Parchment paper

🥫 Storage

Store these truffles in the refrigerator for up to a week. They’re made with cream cheese, so never leave them at room temperature.

💭 Tips

We have a couple of tips here, but honestly, you should have no problems whatsoever with this recipe.

  • Be gentle when coating your truffles. You want to move them around but not break them up.
  • Be sure you immediately add the red hearts and sprinkles so they stick well to the truffles.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What are truffles made of?

These truffles are made of a filling of Oreos and cream cheese and then coated with candy melt.

Why do you use candy melts instead of chocolate?

It’s easier to work with. Candy melts are made specifically for melting and don’t require tempering the way chocolate does.

Can I use almond bark?

You sure can. Just melt it down and add oil-based green food coloring to reach your desired shade of green.

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🧾Recipe Card

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Grinch Truffles

Grinch truffles and a fun, festive twist to everyone's favorite sweet indulgence. These are rich, sweet, and so full of Grinchy goodness!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 30 Oreo Balls
Calories: 119kcal


  • measuring spoon
  • Microwaveable Bowl
  • Tray
  • Spoon
  • parchment paper


  • 36 Oreos
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package Green candy melts
  • 1 teaspoon Paramount Crystals
  • Heart candies
  • Sprinkles


  • Crush the Oreos into a fine crumb. Combine crushed oreos with cream cheese, vanilla extract and peppermint extract (optional). Scoop mixture into round balls and place onto tray.
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave by microwaving in 30 second increments, stirring in between each session. Remove bowl from microwave just before fully melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Add about 1 teaspoon of paramount crystals and stir until dissolved. This will thin out the chocolate so that it goes farther.
  • Drop the oreo balls into the chocolate. Use a spoon to move the ball around a bit, then scoop it out and set it on the tray. Before the chocolate sets, place a heart candy and sprinkles on top.
  • Allow the oreo balls to set until completely firm.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes. 


Serving: 1Oreo Ball | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2mg

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