These adorably delectable Oreo Balls are an easy to make treat that will complete you and your dessert spread! Crushed Oreos and softened cream cheese combine to create these cake like balls that you can coat in chocolate and decorate however you like.
If you want to have some fun in the kitchen while making something absolutely delicious, you HAVE to try these Oreo Balls! Dress them up in some holiday sprinkles for a festive look!
Reasons You’ll Love This
No Bake Dessert – No need to mess with an oven for these cookie balls!
Perfect For Any Occasion – Whether you want to make these for an after dinner treat, or you want to decorate them for a holiday party, they’re super versatile for anything!
Homemade Gifts – These would make adorable last minute gifts!
Chocolate Lovers – Chocolate covered Oreo Cake Balls? Sounds like a chocolate lover’s dream!
These truffles may look expensive and very hard to make, but they are actually are quite the opposite! You’ll feel like you’re eating a super fancy dessert, but in reality you just had a pack of Oreos and a vision. However, you must proceed with caution. You make these highly addictive Oreo Balls once, you’ll never be able to stop!
Let’s discuss how to make Oreo Balls, as well as the ingredients that are needed. Please take note that below you will find discussion, expert tips, and answers to frequently asked questions about this recipe to help you recreate it in your kitchen. If you *just* want the recipe itself, scroll down. The full printable recipe itself, with exact measurements and instructions, is found at the bottom of this page.
- Oreos – Regular Oreos are perfect for this recipe. You can also use Golden Oreos, or any flavor or Oreos that you prefer. Do not however use the Double Stuff Oreos, as they will add more moisture and less cookie crumbs.
- Cream Cheese – The cream cheese gives these Oreo Balls a rich flavor that resembles cheesecake. I recommend using a block of cream cheese, not a tub of it. If you plan on storing these at room temperature, or don’t like cream cheese, you can use a jar of vanilla frosting instead.
- Melting Chocolate – Also known as candy melts, almond bark, or candy coating. You can find these at the craft store, or the baking aisle in a grocery store. Make sure they were made for melting because some chocolates like baking chips or chocolate bars won’t harden completely. While I used white chocolate and milk chocolate for this recipe, you can use either, both, or any other candy melt or almond bark flavor you desire.
- Vanilla – This enhances the flavor of these cookies and cream truffles. If you want, you can try a different flavored extract to switch it up. Some good options are mint extract or almond.
Step By Step Instructions
- Start by grabbing a food processor. Add in the Oreos and pulse until the cookies turn into fine crumbs, that resemble a powder.
- To the crumbs in the food processor, add the softened cream cheese and vanilla extract. Blend it together until combined. You’ll know it’s combined when you no longer see white streaks of cream cheese.
- Line a few baking sheets with parchment paper. Set those to the side. Using a small cookie scoop, roll the cookie batter into small, bite-sized balls.
- Place each ball on the parchment paper. Cool the balls in the fridge for 45 minutes until hardened.
- Right before you’re ready to take the balls out of the fridge, melt the chocolate by following the directions on the packaging. Take the balls out of the fridge and dip each one into the chocolate of your choice. let the excess chocolate drip off.
- Place the chocolate covered balls back onto the parchment lined baking sheet and let the chocolate harden at room temperature. Once hardened, drizzle on the white or milk chocolate on the top. Let that dry then serve and enjoy!
Tips and Advice
Storage – Store the leftover balls in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Be mindful that when stored in the fridge, the chocolate coating will sweat.
Room Temperature Option – If you want to store the Oreo Balls at room temperature. Use 8 ounces of vanilla frosting in the cookie batter instead of the cream cheese. Use the jars of frosting that you can buy in the baking aisle at the grocery store. This does create a much sweeter treat.
make it easier
Sometimes, working with melting chocolate can be a pain in the you-know-what. If you don’t want to go through the effort of dipping and drizzling the chocolate onto the Oreo Balls, try instead rolling the balls in chopped nuts, sprinkles, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, chocolate shavings etc. They’ll still taste just as delicious and look just as good!
For this recipe, you may want a few or all of these items below:
When you store chocolate in the fridge, it tends to sweat, but you can pat them dry before serving again. If the batter is too wet, that may be because you added too much cream cheese, or used Double Stuff Oreos or something with more cream and less cookie. Just use regular Oreos for this recipe.
No, they need to be stored in the fridge in an airtight container.
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- 36 Oreo Cookies the 18.12 ounce "family" size works well
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened and cut into cubes
- 16 ounces vanilla candy melts or almond bark I do not recommend using chocolate chips
- 8 ounces chocolate candy melts almond bark I do not recommend using chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract other flavors, such as peppermint, can be used
- Add Oreos to a food processor and grind to a fine crumb texture.
- Add cream cheese and vanilla to the food processor and pulse until fully combined and you can no longer see the cream cheese. This may take a while because the ingredients are thick. Be sure to stop the processing every so often to scrape down the sides if needed.
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper or a silicone baking mat. Roll into small balls and place on wax-lined cookie sheet. The size you make the balls will determine how many you get out of the recipe. Using a one inch cookie scoop should get you at least 36 balls.
- Refrigerate on tray for 45 minutes.
- Melt candy melts or almond bark according to package directions. Dip balls into melted chocolate, letting excess chocolate drip off. Place back onto lined baking sheet.
- If desired, use alternate color/flavor to drizzle over balls for decoration. You can also top with sprinkles or cookie crumbs, just make sure to add them before chocolate coating sets up, which can happen quickly.
- Place back in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to allow the Oreo balls to completely set up. Store in refrigerator.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.