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Lemon Oreo Truffles

These lemon Oreo truffles are a breeze to make and bursting with flavor. Featuring a creamy center made from lemon Oreos, cream cheese, and lemon zest, these treats are then coated in candy melts for a sweet finish.

Plate of creamy lemon Oreo truffles coated in white and yellow chocolate.

Easy Lemon Cookie Truffles

I’m a total sucker for truffles – they’re not just delicious but also downright adorable. Plus, they’re my go-to when it comes to gifting something homemade. Unlike traditional truffles with their tricky ganache filling, these lemon Oreo truffles are practically foolproof, thanks to the simple cookie and cream cheese combo. Trust me, they’ll be a hit at any gathering!

Pile of yellow and white coated Oreo lemon truffles.

Simple Ingredients for the Easy Lemon Truffles

  • Lemon Oreos – Provide a tangy sweetness and structure to the truffle filling.
  • Cream cheese – Adds a creamy richness to the filling.
  • Lemon zest – Totally optional, but I love the brightness the fresh lemon adds. 
  • White and yellow candy melts – Used for coating the truffles. You can use any color you like for the coating.
Truffle ingredients such as Oreo cookies, cream cheese, lemon zest and colorful chocolate displayed on the counter.

Making the Lemon Oreo Truffles Recipe

  1. Prepare the Oreos – Using a food processor, crush the lemon Oreo cookies into fine crumbs. Ensure they are finely crushed for a smooth texture.
  2. Mix the truffle filling – Combine the crushed Oreos, softened cream cheese, and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl. Beat them until the mixture is well combined and no lumps of cream cheese remain.
  3. Form the truffle balls – Roll the Oreo mixture into 1 tablespoon-sized balls and place them on a prepared cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Chill the truffles – Place the baking sheet with the truffle balls in the freezer for at least 30 minutes, or leave them overnight for best results. This helps them firm up and makes them easier to coat.
  5. Melt the candy melts – Follow the package directions to melt the white and yellow candy melts until smooth and fluid.
  6. Coat the truffles – Dip each frozen truffle ball into the melted candy melts using a fork or dipping tool, ensuring they are evenly coated. Tap off any excess coating and place them back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Drizzle with candy melts – Transfer the remaining melted candy melts into a piping bag and drizzle it over the coated truffles in a zigzag pattern for a decorative touch.
  8. Set and serve – Refrigerate the coated truffles for about 5 minutes to allow the coating to set completely before serving. Enjoy these delightful lemon Oreo truffles as a sweet treat, or gift them to friends and family!
Collage showing four steps to make the truffles.

Variations and substitutions

Coating options – Instead of candy melts, you can use almond bark or white chocolate chips for the coating. Keep in mind that white chocolate sets faster than candy melts, making it trickier to achieve a smooth coating.

Oreo substitution – If lemon Oreos aren’t available, you can use Golden Oreos as a substitute. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon extract to the mixture to infuse it with lemon flavor.

Classic Oreo truffles – Try using regular Oreos for a classic taste. You can find a recipe for homemade traditional Oreo truffles here.

    Creamy center of an Oreo truffle made with lemon zest and cream cheese.

    Tips for success

    • Choose the right cream cheese For the best results, Opt for brick-style cream cheese. This type of cream cheese has a denser consistency than whipped or spreadable varieties, which helps maintain the truffle’s shape and texture.
    • Room temperature cream cheese – Ensure your cream cheese is at room temperature before starting. Softening the cream cheese makes it easier to mix with the Oreo crumbs, resulting in a smoother and more homogeneous truffle filling.
    • Adjust candy melts consistency – If the candy melts become too firm during dipping, don’t worry! Simply re-melt them in the microwave in short 10-second bursts. Alternatively, you can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil or shortening per cup of candy melts to help thin them out and achieve a smoother dipping consistency.
    • Freeze truffle balls – After rolling the truffle mixture into balls, be sure to freeze them before coating. Freezing the truffle balls helps them maintain their shape when dipped in the coating. Without this step, the truffles may become misshapen or fall apart when they come into contact with the warm candy melts.
    • Crush cookies without a food processor – Don’t have a food processor? No problem! Place the cookies in a resealable plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin or meat mallet. This method works just as well for achieving finely crushed cookie crumbs.
    • Use a cookie scoop – For consistent-sized truffle balls, use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop to portion out the mixture. This ensures uniformity in size, resulting in evenly sized truffles. I like my quick-release small cookie scoop for this.
    Pile of lemon Oreo truffles with bite missing from one truffle.

    How to store the simple lemon truffles

    Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Refrigeration helps preserve the freshness of the cream cheese filling and prevents any potential spoilage.

    Yellow and white truffles piled high on a plate.

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    Pile of lemon Oreo truffle balls with creamy centers.

    Lemon Oreo Truffles

    Author: Mandy
    Treat yourself to these irresistible lemon Oreo truffles—a delicious blend of tangy lemon and sweet cream cheese, coated in smooth candy melts. They’re the perfect bite-sized indulgence for any lemon lover or dessert enthusiast.
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Chill Time 35 minutes
    Total Time 50 minutes
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Servings 30 Truffles
    Calories 127 kcal


    • 36 lemon Oreo cookies
    • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature (1 block)
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 1 1/2 cups white candy melts
    • 1 1/2 cups yellow candy melts


    • Crush the Oreos into fine crumbs using a food processor.
    • Beat the Oreo crumbs, cream cheese, and lemon zest in a mixing bowl until well combined and no lumps of cream cheese remain.
    • Roll the mixture into 1 tablespoon sized balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
    • Freeze for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
    • Melt the candy melts according to the package directions.
    • Dip frozen truffle balls in melted almond bark one at a time, tapping off excess. Return coated balls to a baking tray.
    • Add the remaining melted candy melts to a piping bag and drizzle over the coated truffles in a zig zag pattern.
    • Refrigerate for 5 minutes to set the coating before serving.


    • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.


    Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 119mgPotassium: 34mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 0.3mg

    Disclaimer: Nutrition information is estimated based on automated calculations and should be considered as an approximation. These estimates are provided as a courtesy. Please use your own brand’s nutritional values to verify accuracy.

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