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

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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

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 🙂

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Cookbook Queen


You are right, he is wrong. Not only is he wrong, but Shrek is his language guide? Unforgivable.

Your truffles are completely cute and yummy!!! Love them 🙂


what she said!

Courtney Martin


Anne Weber-Falk

I third that!

Melissa Pflugradt

I fourth this! Recipe looks delicious and how your husband says Donkey is wrong! Dunkey? Your post made me laugh though. :]
I say DON-Key…that’s how I always thought it was! Definitely not Dunkey. Tehehe.

April A.

I’m a southern girl and I can tell you that it is pronounced dawnkey. You’ve got my vote! I hope you win, lol!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

Eeee! This little guy is adorable!


now those are the cutest little guys ever. i do believe i need to make them very soon. what fun. (:

Laurie aka whimsy cookie

Lol… Hilarious!!!! You are right Shelly!!! It’s DONkey!!! Thanks for the laugh!! Love the recipe!! Hugs! Whimsy cookie co.


of course you are right….now what was the question again? In other news, the snowmen are pretty sweet.

Athena R.

This post made me chuckle. I too am a southern girl and pronounce it dawnkey, but your donkey is correct and not dunkey…lol…too funny. Also, the snowman is adorable.


I’m behind you all the way on this one… it’s DONkey! Sounds like the argument my hubs and I are having… Smokey Bear, or, Smokey THE Bear. I say Smokey Bear. But no argument about the snowmen… very cute!


Sorry Gay, it’s Smokey THE Bear. haha


DONkey. Husbands are usually wrong.


Agree with you 100%! Donkey! A dunkey sounds like a cute nickname for a donut!!


Definitely Dawnkey! He can’t use Shrek as proof because Shrek has a Scottish accent! Everything sounds different with an accent! I vote with you. If he needs more, tell him Merriam-Webster says Donkey rhymes with wonky


Well I lived my life around horses, donkeys and mules (which is a donkey/horse cross) and I can assure you it is “dawnkey”. You are right. And by the way, Mike Meyers uses a scottish accent as Shrek, which does sound like dunkey, but that doesn’t make it right. This is a cute recipe and I’ll be making these and giving them away with these to teachers. Thanks!


According to it is DONkey.

Anne Bartschat

Of course…DONkey…really…how could he ever think DUNkey. This is reminding me of the YELLOW tennis ball debate!!!


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but both you and your husband are correct. The Merriam-Webster dictionary has both pronunciations for donkey. Sorry.


DONkey, MUNkey.

Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country

Another southern girl– you have my vote– dawnkey (donkey) – Just the sheer fact that he quoted Shrek who I can’t even stand… thats bonkers 😉

LOVE the snowmen!! Gotta try this!!


I’ve never even heard anyone call it a ‘DUN’key. Except in shrek…. which I’m pretty sure has a few other odd ways of saying things. Plus, they are animated, talking animals. So probably not an authority on the matter. Just saying…


Sorry hubby…. DONkey!!!


DONKEY!!! Shrek is the ONLY time I’ve ever heard Dunkey. I’m in the south so unfortunately I hear the word donkey far too often & can speak to the actual pronunciation. 🙂


Dunkey? Serioulsy? DUNKEY? Please go make fun of your husband for me. He’s so wrong. It’s clearly DONkey. 🙂

As for the snowman, could those possibly be any cuter? Love them!


I’ve never heard DUNkey either. You are completely correct.


you are right…you can HEAR the way it should be pronounced here!

I just bought mint oreos today! Going to make these…yummmy

Elizabeth L in Apex, NC
Elizabeth L in Apex, NC

Mint Oreo Truffles or not, it is – and always shall be in American English – DONkey. You can’t really use a fake Scottish accent as your guide to pronounce anything, especially something that causes a marital rift.

I think your husband needs to admit he’s wrong, apologize, and take you out for a lovely dinner and movie.


DONkey. As in annoying animal that eats all the wood it can find. You know how when you buy a house sometimes it comes with a washer/ dryer? Ours came with two DONkeys. Trust me, I yelled to my hubby about those stupid DONkeys enough times to know how it’s pronounced.

Brandi C

I am in agreement with you. It is DONkey. My husband is the same way. He is convinced the correct way to pronounce PILLow is PELLow. This has been an ongoing argument for 12 years. He will not admit defeat but in my mind he lost years ago.


He is wrong.

Melissa D

LOL!!! You are too funny. You are absolutely 100% correct. It is DONkey. I once heard that men have DONkeys in their brain that have to carry information from one side of their brains to the other. I am convinced my husband’s DONkey has three legs. LOL!! Love the truffles.

Jennifer D.

It is donkey. Merriam Webster says so and they spell it phonetically :

This is like naked vs. nekkid at our house. That one has been going on for nearly 20 years. 🙂


Love that! Although, around my area, naked and nekkid are two entirely different things. (I think Jeff Foxworthy might even have a joke about it. He’s entirely right, btw, if he does.) Naked is when you have no clothes on. Nekkid is when you have no clothes on, and you’re up to something you shouldn’t be up to… 😉


Dunkey is something you do with your oreos and a glass of milk, it is clearly not an animal 😛 We pronounce it DONkey like everyone else who is right 😀 hehe


You are most definitely right…it is DONkey! Don’t let anyone tell you different.:) I guess you could always look in the dictionary to see the phonetic spelling. teehee! Those mint truffles look amazing. I am a mint fiend!:) I hope you get to enjoy your victory!


Dong-key is the way we pronounce it ’round these here parts! Love the snowmen truffles…gonna make some this weekend, I hope!


Have you checked out Webster’s pronunciation…In California we say don key! Love the snowmen!


You are right! ’nuff said….however, further proof = google donkey definition and you get:


There are also MP3 downloads.


I raise miniature sicilian donkeys and you are right. The miniature donkeys come from you guessed it Sicily and they can be no taller than 36 inches. So I call them my yard stick donkeys. You can not ask for a better pet.


I have never heard anyone pronounce it DUNkey. DONkey 100%

Okay, time my 2 cents. I’ve always pronounced it DONkey…never even thought of pronouncing it any other way. But I have to give him props for his creativity in “trying” to argue the pronunciation DUNkey. His logic sounds a lot like the logic my husband would use in an argument. LOL On a new note…those snowmen are absolutely adorable. Just made some of these the other night, but never thought of making it an actual snowman…I made the single truffle and let the bark pool at the base to make it look liked it “melted”. To solve the toothpick problem,… Read more »

very awesome….and almost too cute to eat (ok thats a lie, i’d eat like a dozen…)!


DON-Key. Absolutely no doubt about it. You are right, he is wrong. This reminds me of some throw pillows I saw. One said Mr. Right; the other said…Mrs. ALWAYS Right! 🙂

Vicki P.

So if Chris is going to base his argument on a silly pop culture reference, you should feel obliged to do the same. My suggestion is to refer him to Trace Adkin’s most wonderful song “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”. His eloquent lyrics draw the parallel between a woman’s posterior and the beast of burden whose name pronunciation is in question.
I know a lady here in TX that raises mini donks and while precious in their petite size, they are not short on attitude and would surely kick him in the ass should he refer to them as “DUNkeys”.

Emily ~SoDomesticated~

So cute… love these little guys!

And yes, DONkey is how to pronounce it….. at least how I pronounce it.


How cute and delicious are those snowman, I’m sure!

Not just agreeing with you so you win, but it’s definitely DONkey. I used to work with someone who called it DUNkey and it just sound so wrong. 😉

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

DON-key. No questions. Psh.


These are absolutely precious! Thanks for the great tutorial too.

Hysterical about your hubby! I find it hard to believe that he grew up in America and has probably heard the correct pronunciation, DONkey, a gazillion times, like in the song you mentioned, but yet he still thinks it is DUNkey…..too funny….you gotta love men. I say this as I sit here with my husband playing Donald Duck singing Jingle Bells, loudly, (yes such a song in the background.


DONkey 🙂 Shrek is Irish and has an accent 🙂 We live in America and say DONkey!

Veronica Cooley

You are 100% right! And to prove your point to him the Merriam-Webster dictionary says that “Donkey” rhymes with “Wonky”, unless he says that as “WUNKY”, which I doubt he does…then you are right and he is wrong! LOL!


These look delicious!


I left a link for a pronunciation, but it was from an English (England) thing, so it does sound like DUNkey, which is how they say it over there. But in American, we day DONkey. 😉


your right of course, you gave me a good laugh and I needed one today! I never heard of Dominick the Donkey so I played it no good :(.

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl

These are super cute! And, um, it’s DONkey. 🙂

Caroline Gallant

You are so right in this case… I have a similar battle royale with a co-worker who insists on pronouncing raspberry as RASPberry rather than RAZZberry… and as a person who has a linguistics degree with a focus in phonetics it irritates me to no end so I can truly appreciate your frustration with your husband on this matter! Using mike myers with a crappy scottish accent saying dunkey is a terrible reason… puh men will use anything to win.