The Halloween-themed love continues with these Halloween Oreo Truffle Mummies which can be made two ways. Oreo Truffles are still one of our all-time favorite desserts and are always a hit when we make them to share. I followed the Oreo Truffle recipe (also below), but with a fun Halloween-themed twist! An EASY festive dessert everyone is sure to enjoy.
Why We Love These Halloween Oreo Truffle Mummies
These start with my blog favorite: Oreo Truffles. They are gluten-free, dairy-free, and Vegan with Paleo option. Additionally, they are an EASY no-bake option. These always give off “fancy” vibes but aren’t hard. I have had my youth group teenage girls make them by the dozen. If they can do it, you can too!
Plus, they freeze great! You can make them far in advance and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. I love that they are festive and Halloween-themed.
Tips and Tricks
- To make them look like “mummies” I dip them in dairy-free white chocolate instead of semi-sweet. Dairy-free white chocolate can be hard to find. I love the Enjoy Life Foods brand, which I find only on Amazon.
- DIPPING HACK: Dipping can be quite messy. I minimize this by inserting a toothpick into the top of a frozen truffle. Then, I line a mug with a sandwich-sized ziplock bag and fill it with the melted chocolate. It’s the perfect depth for dipping a truffle and easy clean-up! See above. (Need a visual example of what I mean? Check out this Instagram Video!)
- The eyes are mini Enjoy Life Foods DF chocolate chips, with white squiggles on top to create the “mummy” look. Just be sure to put the chocolate chip eyes on while the outer dipped coating is still wet.
- I create the white squiggles by filling a sandwich ziplock bag with melted chocolate, pushing it all over to one corner and then cutting off a very small tip of the corner to create almost a frosting tube-type decorative bag (see above). I also twist the bag just above the chocolate line to help push down the chocolate and prevent it from moving around the bag while squeezing it onto the dipped mummies.
- Melt with caution. All of the dairy-free white chocolate chips I have used burn easily. This means that trying to melt them in the microwave often leads to burned chocolate. Instead, just melt it on low in a small pot on the stove, stirring continuously.
An Even Easier Option
Want all the flavor and festive nature of these without having to make truffles? You can do so with a throw back to one of my all-time faves: white chocolate covered Oreos. They come out every Christmas and I always bought a box and didn’t share, just savored them throughout the season. You can do them with or without sucker sticks in them. If using the sucker sticks, untwist the oreo, dip the sucker stick in the melted white chocolate and place in the white cream of the open oreo. Gently place the lid back on and press together, pushing the sucker stick into the cream. The white chocolate will hold it together, but be sure to not try to dip until cooled and hardened.
Then, add chocolate squiggles and eyes just like the truffles to turn them into “mummies.” Dip the oreos entirely into melted white chocolate, tapping off excess, then laying flat on a sheet of parchment paper. Repeat with all oreos, again pressing the mini chip “eyes” onto the dipped oreos while still wet. Then, use some melted white chocolate to squiggle on the mummy “wrap”.
- Gluten-free + Dairy-free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies of choice – I prefer the Gluten-free Oreos that I find easily at Walmart, Target, or Winco. They are also dairy-free and vegan – wahoo! If you want a Paleo option, Simple Mills Sandwich Cookies are the way to go. I put the cookie measurement in crumbs, as each box/brand of GF cookies will be different. So, smash them in a bag or pulse them to crumbs in your food processor/blender and then measure out the 4 cups of crumbs. If you end up with a different amount of crumbs with your cookie brand, it’s 1 cup crumbs + 1 oz cream cheese (1:1 ratio). *If using GF/DF Oreos, use 1 package of regular-stuffed Oreos + 4 oz DF cream cheese. This makes 24 truffles.
- Dairy-free Cream Cheese – Kitehill Cream Cheese is a delicious dairy-free cream cheese with an awesome flavor and texture. However, it does have nuts and can be pricey. Another great option is Violife Cream Cheese that is dairy-free as well as nut-free. I find Violife at Winco.
- Dairy-free White Chocolate Chips – Dairy-free white chocolate can be hard to find. I love the Enjoy Life Foods brand, which I find only on Amazon.
Halloween Oreo Truffle Mummies
- 1 12 oz package Gluten-free Oreos (about 24 cookies) See notes for alternatives
- 4 oz dairy-free cream cheese
- 1 10oz package dairy-free white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup dairy-free mini chocoalte chips
- Pulse cookies in a large food processor until fine crumbs.*
- Blend the cream cheese into the Oreo crumbs until mixture is combined and forms a large ball. Mixture should not be crumbly and hold together, but not be too sticky to form into balls. See notes if not the case.
- Form small balls of cookie mixture (*a great part to let kids help with!) and place them on a tray sprayed with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Freeze until hard, 30 min-hour.
- Melt white chocolate chips on low heat on the stove, stirring continuously until smooth.
- Remove from freezer. Dip each frozen cookie ball in the melted chocolate and place back on tray. We make this process easier by stabbing each frozen ball with a toothpick for dipping, then removing once placed on tray and covering up the hole with a small dab of melted chocolate.
- Create the white "mummy" squiggles by filling a sandwich ziplock bag with melted chocolate, pushing it all over to one corner and then cutting off a very small tip of the corner to create almost a frosting tube-type decorative bag (see above). Zig zag over top of the dipped mummies.
- While white chocolate zig zags are still wet, quickly add two mini chocolate chips to each truffle for the "eyes."
- Once set, enjoy! You can put these back into the freezer or fridge to help the white chocolate set faster. Once set, the truffles can be stored on the counter or fridge or freezer. Good for up to 3 months in the freezer.