If you’re craving a minty no-bake treat, make a batch of our gluten free mint Oreo truffles! These are so easy to make and are also dairy free and peanut free. These make great holiday gifts, but are perfect for any time of year!
Around here, we’re big fans of the amazing flavor combination of chocolate and mint. We have quite a few mint chocolate recipes on our website, and our newest addition is this incredible mint Oreo truffles recipe!
These chocolate covered peppermint Oreo truffles are a variation of our regular Oreo balls, but with a refreshing mint flavor and a fun green white chocolate drizzle. And it’s all dairy free!
If you’re a superfan of chocolate and mint, be sure to check out our recipe roundup of allergy friendly mint chocolate recipes that we posted recently!
Food allergy notes:
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
- Egg free and vegan
- Peanut free
Why we love this recipe
Just like our regular Oreo truffle ball recipe, our allergy friendly mint version is an easy recipe to make and comes together quickly with no cooking or baking.
You can whip up a fun minty treat for the holidays and these make a great gift for Christmas. But these aren’t just for the holiday season, these mint cookie balls are perfect for any time of the year, especially summer when you need a cool treat without turning on the oven!
The green chocolate drizzle also makes these a perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day.
How to make gluten free Oreo mint truffles
Here are the steps to make these easy mint Oreo balls (this is just an overview, the full recipe is at the end of the post):
- Add 12 mint sandwich cookies to a food processor.
- Process the cookies until they are fine crumbs.
- Add the dairy free butter and vanilla extract and process again until everything sticks together and it kind of looks like dough.
- Roll the Oreo mixture into 1-inch balls or smaller (these are rich so don’t make them too big). You can also use a small cookie scoop as well to portion the balls.
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is melted.
- Dip the entire ball in the chocolate, let the excess chocolate drip off, and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or wax paper).
- For a mint white chocolate drizzle: melt the dairy free white chocolate in 30-second intervals in the microwave until fully melted.
- Stir in a few drops of peppermint extract (maybe about 1/8 teaspoon is all that’s needed), then add some green and blue natural food coloring (I used Simple Truth natural food coloring).
- Add the mint chocolate to a small ziploc bag and snip off a small corner. Drizzle over the chocolate cookie truffles and allow the chocolate to set up completely.
- You can also add some sprinkles on top or crushed candy canes.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Gluten free mint sandwich cookie options
These truffles are technically “Goodie Girl cookie balls” since we didn’t use the brand name Oreo cookies, but they are made the same way regardless of the brand you use!
For these easy mint Oreo truffles, we used the Goodie Girl chocolate mint creme sandwich cookies which are a limited edition/seasonal cookie flavor they offer (kind of like their pumpkin spice cookies we used in our gingerbread Oreo truffle balls).
As of the writing of this post, these cookies are dairy free, egg free, peanut and tree nut free, but they do have soy lecithin in them.
If you can’t find the Goodie Girl mint sandwich cookies or want to use a different brand, there are a few other options for chocolate mint cookies for these Oreo truffles.
Remember to always check the ingredients before buying since companies regularly change their recipes!
- Goodie Girl chocolate mint creme sandwich cookies (the ones we used, they contain soy lecithin).
- Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Jo Jos (contains soy lecithin and has a may-contain statement for milk, egg, and coconut).
- Kinnikinnick Mint Magic Cookies
- Oreo brand gluten free mint cookies (the Oreo brand version contains soybean oil).
What can I do if I can’t find gluten free mint sandwich cookies?
Alternatively, if you can’t find a mint variety of sandwich cookie that fits your food allergies, you can use a regular gluten free chocolate sandwich cookie (like Kinnitoos or Goodie Girl) and add a little mint extract to the food processor with the dairy free butter and vanilla extract.
Add the mint extract to taste, starting small and test tasting, then adjusting to add more if needed. Just 1/4 teaspoon is probably all that’s needed since mint extract can be strong!
If you just need a dairy free cookie ball but don’t need these to be gluten free, the regular mint Oreo cookies will work fine in this recipe, too.
Allergy friendly chocolate options
I dipped these in regular chocolate since I love regular chocolate better than white chocolate. But if you’re a white chocolate fan, you can dip these in white chocolate then have a dark chocolate or mint white chocolate drizzle on top.
Here are my picks for allergy friendly chocolate for dipping your truffles:
- Nestle Simply Delicious semi-sweet: one of the smoothest semi-sweet allergy friendly chocolates we’ve found and what we used on these truffles.
- Enjoy Life chocolate: their ricemilk chocolate is delicious if you prefer milk chocolate, but they also make semi-sweet and dark.
- Guittard dairy free chocolate: several flavors of the semi-sweet and dark Guittard chocolate are now dairy free and made in allergy friendly facilities! Make sure to check the labels on each package since not all of their varieties are allergy friendly.
For the optional mint white chocolate drizzle, here are some dairy free white chocolate options:
- Enjoy Life Foods mini white chocolate chips (what I’m currently using, Vitacost typically has better prices on this than Amazon, plus they have free shipping over $49 and frequent sales so it’s a good option for price comparisons).
- Pascha white chocolate chips
- No Whey Foods white chocolate bars
- iChoc vegan white chocolate bar (may contain nuts)
- Nestle Simply Delicious white chocolate chips (also available in dark and semi-sweet)
- Oh Nuts non-dairy white chocolate melting wafers
- Azure Market Organics allergen-free white chocolate chips
If you’re having a hard time finding dairy free white chocolate, you can opt to sprinkle on some sprinkles instead (get some Christmas sprinkles if you’re making these for the holidays!).
Check out our other dairy free Oreo dessert recipes:
- Dairy Free Oreo Cheesecake
- Dairy Free Gluten Free Oreo Icebox Cake
- Gluten Free Gingerbread Oreo Cookie Balls
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Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Oreo Truffles
- 12 gluten free mint chocolate sandwich cookies (I used Goodie Girl)
- 3 Tablespoons room temperature dairy free butter (I used Country Crock plant butter sticks)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup allergy friendly chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup Enjoy Life mini white chocolate chips
- Mint extract
- Natural green food coloring (green and blue)
- Food processor
- Dipping fork
- Add the mint sandwich cookies to a food processor and process until it makes fine cookie crumbs.
- Add the dairy free butter and vanilla extract to the crumbs in the food processor. Process again until everything sticks together and it forms a coarse "dough".
- Roll some of the "dough" into 1-inch sized balls or smaller. Our batch made about 12 balls. These are rich, so you don't want to make them too big. Place them on a parchment paper lined sheet pan.
- Chill the cookie balls while you prepare your chocolate.
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until all the chocolate has melted. You can also opt to use a double boiler instead of the microwave to melt your chocolate.
- Using a dipping fork, dip or coat the cookie truffles with melted chocolate, allow the excess to drip off, and set back on the parchment paper lined pan.
- Next, make your mint white chocolate drizzle by melting the white chocolate chips and mixing in a few drops of mint extract and a couple drops of natural green and blue food coloring. Using the Simple Truth natural food coloring, I used 1-2 drops green food coloring + 2 drops blue food coloring to get a nice mint green color.
- Add the mint chocolate to a small ziploc bag and snip off a small piece of the corner. Pipe the chocolate drizzle over the truffles.
- Allow the chocolate to set up completely.
- Store at room temperature in an airtight container.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist