Key Lime Pie Oreo Truffles

Key Lime Pie turned into truffles and made with Golden Oreos.  Easy recipe and delicious!

So temporarily living down here in Miami since March has really put me in a Key Lime state of mind.  They really push their Key Lime everything down here…it’s pretty much impossible to go to a restaurant that isn’t featuring some sort of key lime dessert.

White Chocolate Key Lime Golden Oreo Truffles

As I talked about in my post about our trip to Key West, I tried a white chocolate covered key lime pie on a stick that was to die for.  That area is known for their sinfully sweet key lime pie and that was the inspiration behind me creating these truffles.  If you have ever made oreo truffles you know how easy and yummy those are… I thought maybe if I used Golden Oreos, graham cracker crumbs and cream cheese that would make these unique, so I gave it a go over Memorial Day weekend.  I took full advantage that weekend of  being home and having a kitchen.  Living out of a hotel can be tough on a food blogger!  It’s a rough life, I tell ya.  I’m sure you’re all feeling very sorry for me right now?  Anyhow, these are definitely so much better than the usual, plain old oreo truffles, in my opinion (don’t get me wrong – I LOVE regular oreo truffles!)! These taste just like key lime pie so if you love key lime pie you’ll be a fan of these!

Nellie and Joe's Famous Key West Lime Juice

Nellie and Joe’s Famous Key West Lime Juice

The “key” ( ha ha I’m so funny) ingredient at hand is Nellie and Joe’s Famous Key West Lime Juice.  My hubby and I spotted this randomly one day in the drink mixers section of our grocery store.  This is good stuff.  It is made with both key limes and Persian limes and has a very soft pleasant taste…it is not bitter at all.  You can also squeeze fresh key lime juice.  Another option is to use a combination of regular lime juice and lemon juice (equal amounts of both to equal the 3/4 cup), but it may not be quite as sweet.  Nellie & Joe’s is the best!  Leftover juice can be used for BBQ marinades, dressings, margaritas, etc.

Summer just calls for the light and refreshing taste of citrus, don’t you think?!

White Chocolate Key Lime Golden Oreo Truffles.

INGREDIENTS:

One 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
3 cups graham cracker crumbs (I used a mini food processor or buy the crumbs in a box)
4 cups (1 lb, 2 oz pkg) Golden Oreos, crushed (I used a mini food processor to crush)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Nellie and Joe’s Key Lime Juice
2 pounds white chocolate candy discs or white chocolate chips, melted

*colored sprinkles or coarse sugar would be a great for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.

Beat in the Oreo and graham cracker crumbs, lime juice and flour.  Stick them in fridge for 30 minutes or so until they become firm.

Line a cookie sheet with foil.  Roll dough into balls with the palm of your hands and place on the cookie sheet.  Put in the freezer for 30-45 minutes.

Dip into melted white chocolate and decorate with green sugar, green frosting, white chocolate dyed green, graham cracker crumbs, colored sprinkles,…anything you wish!

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

43 Responses to “Key Lime Pie Oreo Truffles”

  1. June 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM #

    OMG these look so good. I will have to brainstorm how to make them gluten free, but they look sooooo tasty!

  2. I’m a huge fan of key lime pie and of Nellie and Joe’s. It’s the only way I can get key lime juice up where I am. I love the combination of ingredients you used to make the truffles and am definitely saving this one!

    • June 21, 2012 at 3:45 PM #

      Thanks so much for the nice comment! I hope you like them :)

  3. June 21, 2012 at 5:25 PM #

    I was straight over here when I saw the title Key Lime. These look so portable and mouth size, a whole mini pie, yum! Look really pretty too so I will gaze lovingly at them for awhile before I EAT THEM :-) Saved too!

    • June 22, 2012 at 1:03 PM #

      Honestly I always thought I didn’t like key lime until I tried these. I’m sold! Thanks for commenting, Pauline :)

  4. June 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM #

    Key Lime & Golden Oreos?! My two loves! I can’t wait to try it!

    • June 22, 2012 at 1:02 PM #

      Thanks so much for your comment! I hope you like them :)

  5. June 21, 2012 at 6:53 PM #

    Key lime pie is one of my favorites. I just love this!

  6. Dawn
    June 21, 2012 at 8:35 PM #

    I am not familiar with Golden Oreos, but will look for them, because these look INSANE! My mouth is watering.

    • June 22, 2012 at 1:00 PM #

      OH they are the best!

  7. June 22, 2012 at 8:57 AM #

    WHOA! I bet those are just fantastic! I don’t mind the golden oreos, I like the original better…but these would be a great way to use them so that I would love them! Great job!

    • June 22, 2012 at 1:01 PM #

      I love all Oreos….I don’t discriminate (ha ha) :)

  8. June 28, 2012 at 11:38 AM #

    Oh my goodness! These look so good! Now I’m glad I happened to comment on Joy the Baker’s blog, because your comment was just above mine.

    • June 28, 2012 at 9:11 PM #

      So glad you found me on joy the baker! I love her blog. Going to check out yours now. Thanks for the comment :)

  9. June 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM #

    What a delicious treat! You got me at oreo, I can`t resist anything containing oreos. I have never made a truffle, but you`ve made me want to try!

    • July 10, 2012 at 1:46 PM #

      Thank you so much for your comment! (and sorry for my delayed response!)

  10. June 29, 2012 at 1:18 PM #

    Love it! Gotta make it!

  11. June 30, 2012 at 6:30 AM #

    Such a refreshing flavor of truffles! And so pretty, too! I’d love a plateful to magically appear in my kitchen :)

  12. July 2, 2012 at 4:25 PM #

    What a great little truffle! Hope you’re having fun in Miami =)

  13. July 4, 2012 at 5:32 PM #

    Key lime is my favorite flavor for desserts! These look fabulous, though it would be dangerous to have them in my house :)

  14. cynthia
    October 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM #

    These look delish!!!!! What did you use for the green frosting?

    • October 18, 2013 at 12:23 PM #

      Hi Cynthia! All I did was add a little green food coloring to some of the melted white chocolate. I hardly added any because I wanted it to be a LIGHT green :)

  15. ViKen
    December 2, 2013 at 9:29 PM #

    I’m going to try and make these for a 4H fundraiser bummed that I will have to find a substitute for Nellie n Joe’s

  16. January 15, 2014 at 2:05 PM #

    Ohh..I’ve made these with lemon zest but I bet the lime would be an awesome version!!

  17. March 12, 2014 at 1:58 PM #

    Funny story- My husband and I’s “thing” is to make key lime pie together on special occasions. This looks like a great key lime recipe to try out next time!

    Peace & Sunshine,
    Sammi at Sammi Sunshine- A Food Blog

    • March 12, 2014 at 5:17 PM #

      That’s so cute!! Love key lime

  18. BeautyDufied
    March 21, 2014 at 10:36 AM #

    I plan to make this for a funeral memorial service being my whole family likes key lime things. The service is Saturday (March 22nd) do u think these would be ok made up the night before (today) and refrigerated over night and be fresh still for tomorrow?

    • March 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM #

      Yes! They will still be great. Keeping them cool is a good idea so the white chocolate doesn’t get too melty. You should check out my key lime pie dip too! Everyone always loves that

      • Beautydufied
        March 21, 2014 at 1:47 PM #

        I will, thank u so much I feel a little more at ease and won’t delay making them :)

        • March 21, 2014 at 2:52 PM #

          No problem and thanks for visiting my blog! :)

  19. Leah
    March 21, 2014 at 12:07 PM #

    How many truffles does this recipe make?

    • March 21, 2014 at 1:38 PM #

      I get 3-4 dozen depending on size!

      • Leah
        March 27, 2014 at 9:37 AM #

        Perfect. Thanks!

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