Mint Oreo Snowman Truffles

Mint Oreo Snowman Truffles

My husband and I are the midst of a 13 year disagreement.

I’m not going to be embarrassed about airing my dirty laundry here with you, because we’re all friends, yes?


Our argument is about donkeys.

More specifically the pronunciation of donkey.

He swears the 4 legged creature is called a “DUNkey”.

I certainly don’t remember the context of our initial donkey conversation, as everything pre-donkey has faded away.

I define our relationship in terms of pre and post donkey.  For every couple there is that moment…donkey was ours.


I argued for a good hour about how the correct pronunciation is “DONkey” not “DUNkey”.

He lead with the viable point that it is “MUNkey” not “MONkey”, hence DUNkey is correct.

I countered with the fact that his brother’s name is “Don”, not “Dun”.

He then pulled out the big guns…his closing case argument…his Tom Cruise moment…

The donkey in Shrek says, “DUNkey”.

For him, the conversation was over.


My fate in Battle: Pronunciation Donkey was determined by an animated ass.


Over the years I have tried to convince him that he is wrong. I tend to be a little sour grapes over arguments lost.

Especially this time of year where “Dominick the Donkey” will be heard no less than 7 bagillion times.


So I need your help.

A public vote, so to say.  Tell me how you say donkey.

It’s imperative that you vote in my favor…I am not a gracious loser.



Now, before you make the final donkey call, you need to clear your head for a moment.

I have found that a good way to gain perspective is by ogling sweet and delicious treats that are formed into adorable snowmen.

I suggest with all the large decisions in your life you take that advice.

It’s really quite an adaptable rule.


These are Mint Oreo Snowman Truffles.

Just mash up some Mint Oreos, cream and all, and mix in a little cream cheese to hold the crumbs together.  Form them into round truffles.  If you are going to make the snowmen make small, medium and large sized truffles.

Chill them for a bit and then melt almond bark or candy disks.

To assemble the snowmen I used a toothpick to hold the snowman together (gently pressing the truffles together tightly) while I dipped them in the chocolate.

When my snowman truffle was covered in chocolate I carefully removed the toothpick before the chocolate set.  If some of the chocolate comes off the top when removing the toothpick, just dot some on to cover the toothpick hole.

Before my chocolate completely set I added a round orange sprinkle for a nose.

Let the coating dry and then using a food writer you can dot on eyes, a mouth and some buttons.

I tied a ribbon around my snowman’s neck for a scarf.

If you’re feeling less ambitious you can easily just make these into standard round truffles.  They are really just as sweet.

Since it’s officially Oreo snowman day, you MUST check out these adorable snowman cupcakes by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen! I love love love them!


Mint Oreo Snowman Truffles

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


This recipe will make approx 14 snowmen



  • 1 package of Mint Oreos, finely crushed, cream and all
  • 1 8oz block of cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 lb. of vanilla almond bark, or white candy melting disks
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable shortening


  1. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well combined.
  2. Form your mixture into round truffles. (If you make them all uniform size you will get approx 45 truffles)
  3. Place the truffles on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Put in refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.
  5. When truffles are chilled melt your almond bark or melts with 1 tablespoon of vegetable shortening according to the package directions.
  6. Dip your truffles carefully in the melted candy candy and with a fork remove and tap off the excess before transferring back to the wax paper.
  7. Let coating set.


You can use this recipe for any flavor Oreo.
Oreo Truffle recipe from Kraft

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Now that you’ve thought about my donkey dilemma, I would kindly appreciate your vote on this very important matter. Thank you for your consideration 🙂

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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December 2, 2014 1:12 pm

Your husband must be from philly. They all say Dunkey!!! You are correct, but you already knew that. lol

linda philley
May 2, 2014 9:09 pm

you can use an orange tic tac for his nose too

December 13, 2013 11:39 am

You are correct! Shrek : #1 is an uneducated ogre #2 is from midevil England

August 16, 2013 3:32 pm

It would be interesting to know where your husband (or more precisely, his ancestors) are from. I’m originally from Co. Clare in the west of Ireland, and everyone in the areas pronounces it ‘dunkey’. I should point out that this is by no means a universal pronunciation in Ireland – it definitely marks the user out as a culchie (basically, a country bumpkin). Living in the UK, I have to make a real effort to pronounce it ‘donkey’, and even after 20-odd years, it still sounds so, so wrong! It’s a relief to go home and say it properly!

December 1, 2012 12:04 pm

Hi Shelly! These snowmen are just the CUTEST thing!! I shared them on my blog today –

Thank you for the inspiration, as always! : )

PS. You are so right about DONkey. But at least your husband doesn’t say “WERTer” instead of “WAter”… does he?! ; )

November 15, 2012 12:34 pm

How cute can this snowmen be?? I made them a few days ago and people went crazy for them! thank you so much for the recipe :o) (Since we don´t have Mint Oreos in Peru I tried a national brand and it worked out just great). Here are some pics

November 14, 2012 12:27 pm

Love the recipe! After all this comments about you being right, you’re hubby will still not admit being wrong.. Lol. Been there..

October 12, 2012 10:39 pm

DoNkey,,that’s how we say it in Cleveland,,,oh and Munkey 🙂 lol

October 7, 2012 9:25 pm

The holidays are just around the corner and these truffles are on my XMAS list for sure.

Setting the record…on the dunkey doo doo…it is DONkey and its because we said so, not the animated ars married to a flying dragon lady that could’t possibly be a match made in fairy tales, that logic annoys me, but they made adorable little arsy-dragons.

Thanks for sharing!

March 6, 2012 7:24 pm

My husband and I both agree DONKEY. Mike meyers can do whatever he wants. Normal people say dawnkey, End of discussion with your dawnkey – he loses !!!

March 6, 2012 7:15 pm

Donkey is correct……don’t you love silly husbands? LOL Shrek??

December 28, 2011 8:06 pm

Made a variation of these with Glutino gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookies and they were AMAZING! I posted the recipe (complete with link-back of course) on my blog. Gave some out as Christmas treats and everyone agreed that they are off the hook!

December 28, 2011 8:06 am

Dawn-key in North America. Shrek has a Scottish accent!

December 20, 2011 9:52 am

LOL! Maybe if he was Ricky Ricardo it would be DUNkey, but I’m with Lucille Ball… DONkey! This would totally be a I Love Lucy scene! Have a great day! The truffles are fantastic and so is the Samo Bark!!!! :)))) Merry Christmas

December 19, 2011 1:16 pm

CUTE snowmen!
DON-key for sure!
Merry Christmas!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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