I know elves stick to the four main food groups Candy, Candy Canes, Candy Corn and Syrup, but in my world, the four main food groups are: Candy, Cupcakes, Cookies and Coffee. 😉 And in the cookie department, Oreos have my heart all the way. So, naturally, I look for any excuse to buy them.
This brings me to Oreo truffles, one of my absolute favorite desserts. I make oreo truffles instead of cake pops for every party. They don’t require baking so they can be whipped up much faster than traditional cake pops, but you can still create all sorts of fun things with them. Every year, I tell myself I am going to make wintery fun pops from my Bakerella cookbook, but I always have so much going on this time of year that it never ends up happening. I still make my oreo truffles, but usually just stick them on a tray and call it a day.
When I saw this photo of an egg carton Christmas tree on Pinterest a few days ago, I knew a Christmas tree of oreo truffles would be a perfect, simple and festive dessert.
Oreo Truffle Christmas Tree
Delicious and easy oreo truffles displayed as a Christmas Tree are the perfect holiday dessert.
- 1/2 package of regular oreos
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- Green Candy Melts
- Yellow Candy Melts
- M&Ms for decorations
- corn syrup
- Finely crush oreos in mixer
- Transfer to bowl, add softened cream cheese and stir to combine
- Using a cookie scoop, form balls and place on wax lined cookie sheet. (I used a mini star cookie cutter to make one star shaped)
- Place in refrigerator.
- Melt candy melts following packaging instructions.
- One at a time, dip a truffle into the melted candy.
- Place onto the lined baking sheet and let them dry.
- Assemble into tree shape and use corn syrup to attach m&ms
- Refrigerate until ready to eat