Introducing Ghost-Shaped Truffles: The Spookiest Treats You’ll Crave! Are you ready to embark on a hauntingly delicious journey this Halloween season? Brace yourselves as we unveil our newest creation – Halloween Ghost Truffles! These delectable treats will satisfy your sweet tooth while giving you a delightful dose of the supernatural.
Ghost truffles are a Halloween Oreo balls recipe that is so fun to make. The Ghost Oreo truffles are a chocolate frosting and Oreo filling that is shaped like a ghost. Then dip in white chocolate and decorate it to look like a spooky ghost. A quick and easy no-bake Halloween treat.
This Ghost Oreo recipe takes no time to whip up the batter. Your little ones but have fun decorating the ghosts once the white candy melt coating has fully set up. 5 ingredients are all it takes to make this Halloween recipe.
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Reasons You Will Love This Recipe
- Easy ghost-shaped dessert this is a non-spooky Halloween treat.
- Uses just 5 ingredients to make.
- Can make a day or two in advance of when you want to serve them up!
- This a no-bake Halloween recipe to try out.
- A perfect fall dessert you can make for an after-school treat, Halloween party, gift to neighbors, and more.
Oreo Cookies – Classic Oreos, not Double Stuffed Oreos are needed for this recipe. The double stuffed just has too much filling and will affect the texture.
Frosting – Reach for your favorite chocolate frosting or whip up some homemade chocolate frosting.
Salt – A tiny bit of salt will help enhance all the flavors in these Oreo ghost truffles.
Candy Melts – I used white candy melts for making dipping the Oreo ghosts in easy. Then you will use black candy melts for piping on the face of the ghost.
And wash down these tasty truffles with a warm cup of Halloween hot chocolate that is made right in the slow cooker.
Substitutes and Variations To Recipe
Reach for seasonal Oreos, Golden Oreos, etc. Any type of sandwich cookie works.
Use a vanilla frosting or even Funfetti frosting in replace of the chocolate frosting. You can use any of your favorite frosting flavors to pair with the Oreos.
Almond bark or even white chocolate chips both will work for dipping your ghosts in. Even a baker’s white chocolate bar will work, just follow the directions on how to properly melt the chocolate.
I used black chocolate to pipe on the face of the ghost but you can also use food-safe markers, pieces of black licorice cut to fit the shape, or something else.
- Make sure that your Oreo cookies are fully crushed into a fine crumble. That will make it easier to ensure you can shape the ghost truffles as you need.
- I like to shape the truffle mixture into a bell shape. And remember this is meant to be fun not all the truffles need to be perfectly the same.
- Do not overheat the chocolate when you go to melt it or it will cause the chocolate to seize up possibly.
- If you find your batter is too wet and you are getting it stuck all over your hands when you are trying to shape the mixture, simply add more Oreo cookies to the mixture.
- Let the Oreo truffles harden up in the freezer or fridge for a bit before you dip them in chocolate to make sure they don’t lose shape.
- You can pour the black chocolate into a sandwich bag and cut a very small tip off an edge and use that to pipe on the eyes and mouth.
Room Temperature or Fridge – You can store these ghost truffles on the counter at room temperature or in the refrigerator. You just need to place the Oreo truffles in a sealed container in a single layer. Then leave it on the counter or place it in the fridge. They will last around a week at room temperature and up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
Freezer – You can also freeze any of the ghost Oreo balls you don’t plan to eat right away. Simply place balls in a freezer container or freezer bag and freeze for 5-6 months. Then thaw on the counter or in the fridge overnight.
Can I use peanut butter cookies?
If you use a peanut butter cookie like a sandwich cookie or even a Nutter Butter that is fine. But one thing to note is the truffles will become oily from the peanut butter, so I recommend refrigerating until you serve them up.
Does this ghost truffles recipe double?
Go right ahead and make a double or even triple-size batch of these Oreo truffles. Just grab a container large enough and work in batches. The white chocolate coating dries quickly so if it begins to dry in the bowl just warm it back up and begin dipping the truffles again.
Can I make these ahead of time for when I need to serve them up?
Go right ahead and make them up to 2 days ahead of time. Then just keep them in a covered container until you are ready to serve them up so they don’t dry out.
- 24 chocolate Oreo cookies
- 1 cup store-bought chocolate frosting
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups white candy melts
- 2 tablespoons black candy melts
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set it to the side.
- Then in a food processor you will add your Oreo cookies and crush them into a fine crumble.
- Add the crumbs in a bowl along with the frosting and salt. Mix well to combine.
- Grab a heaping tablespoon and then shape the truffle mixture into a bell shape. Then place it on the baking sheet. Repeat till all the truffles are made.
- Refrigerate the truffles for 30-40 minutes. You want them to firm up.
- Melt the candy melts as directed on the package. Then dip each truffle in the chocolate shaking off the excess chocolate.
- Place it back on the parchment lined tray, and continue dipping all the truffles.
- Once the choclate is set you will melt the black candy melts. Place in a piping bag or sandwich bag. Cut a small tip in the edge.
- Pipe on oval eyes and a mouth for each ghost.