These adorable Ladybug Valentine Truffles are a sweet treat that’s perfect for the love bug in your life! These easy Oreo truffles are fun to make with the kids…and even more fun to eat! The best part – there’s no baking required!
Ladybug Valentine’s Day Truffles
Before I had kids I wasn’t really into Valentine’s Day. Maybe that’s because I spent a few years single before I got married LOL. It’s not quite as much fun when you’re on your own!
Now that I do have kids, I remember why I liked Valentine’s Day so much when I was a kid myself…..CANDY and CHOCOLATE and SWEETS!!
Every year the kids and I make sweet treats for the occasion, like these Strawberry Ladybugs we created a couple years ago.
I loved those cute little ladybugs, so I’m excited to show you the Ladybug Valentine Truffles we have this year! They’re made with Oreos, almost like cake pops! And they’re no bake!
Easy peasy and so gosh darn adorable!!
Related: If you love Oreos, try these Valentine Teddy Bear Oreos on our sister site, In the Kids Kitchen.
I’ve included affiliate links for your convenience in re-creating our Valentine Truffles recipe; disclosure policy here.
What You Need to Make Ladybug Oreo Truffles
- Oreo cookies — the classic cookies will work perfectly here
- Cream cheese — about half of a “brick” or 4 ounces
- Red candy melts — you can also make your own by combining melted white chocolate and red food coloring
- Miniature chocolate chips — just the right size for our ladybug spots
- Edible candy eyes — these are so versatile! We used them in our slime cookies too!
Kitchen Supplies Used:
- Cookie sheet
- Parchment paper or non-stick silicone baking mat — We love these silicone mats because they are washable, reusable, and nothing sticks to them!
- Microwave safe mixing bowls
How to Oreo Truffles for Valentine’s Day
Combine crushed Oreo cookies and softened cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. We used a food processor to crumble up our cookies, but you can put them in a large ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin too.
Fold the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese together until you have a dough like mixture.
Roll the Oreo and cream cheese mixture into small oval-shaped balls, about 2 inches by 1 inch. Place each truffle on a lined cookie sheet. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour.
Heat the red candy melts in 20 second intervals, stirring between, until melted and smooth. Be sure to use a microwave safe bowl and handle carefully, as the bowl may become hot.
Dip the end of each Oreo truffle into the melted chocolate, so that 3/4 of the truffle is coated. Place them back on the baking sheet.
Place mini chocolate chips on the back of your ladybugs, while chocolate is still soft. Use extra melted chocolate like “glue” to attach two candy eyes to each Valentine truffle.
Allow the Valentine truffles to set for about 30 minutes, or until chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!
More Valentine Recipes:
- Very Cherry Dump Cake
- Valentine Pretzel Treats
- Red Lips Valentine Cookies
- Pink Champagne Cookies
- Heart Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Ladybug Valentine Truffles Recipe (Printable Copy)
If you like this recipe, rate it! We’d also love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
These adorable Ladybug Valentine Truffles are a sweet treat that's perfect for the love bug in your life! These easy Oreo truffles are fun to make with the kids...and even more fun to eat! The best part - there's no baking required!
- 18 Oreo cookies crushed
- 4 oz. Cream Cheese softened
- 1 cup Red candy melts
- ¼ cup Miniature chocolate chips
- 36 Candy googly eyes
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick silicone baking mat and set aside.
Use a food processor to chop Oreo cookies into fine crumbs, then pour into a large mixing bowl.
Add softened cream cheese and fold into the Oreo crumbs until both ingredients are well combined and you have a dough-like consistency.
Roll the cream cheese cookie mixture into small ovals, about 2 inches in length and 1 inch in diameter.
Place each truffle on your prepared baking sheet and chill in fridge for about an hour.
Place red candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring between each heating, until melted and smooth.
Dip each truffle ¾ of the way into the melted candy and place back onto the lined baking sheet.
Sprinkle a few mini chocolate chips on each truffle, gently pressing into the still-wet red coating.
Add a dot of melted red chocolate onto the back of two candy eyes to act as "glue," then press the eyes onto the black part of your ladybug. Repeat with each truffle.
Allow to set for at least 30 minutes.
Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.
Pin Our Ladybug Truffles on Pinterest:
More of our favorite homemade truffle recipes:
Last updated on January 26th, 2020 at 03:09 pm