Oreo Balls

oreo balls

The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Total: 28 mins
Servings: 30 balls
Yield: 30 balls
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
177 Calories
11g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
See Full Nutritional Guidelines Hide Full Nutritional Guidelines
×
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 30
Amount per serving
Calories 177
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 77mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Oreo balls are insanely decadent Oreo treats that are like a cross between a cake pop and a truffle. There are only three simple ingredients, but the result looks and tastes gourmet. No baking, and no cooking are involved, so it’s a great recipe to do with the kids or if you’re running short on time. Simply crush the Oreos in a food processor, mix in the softened cream cheese, roll them into balls, and coat with chocolate. 

The Oreo balls are creamy, yet dense on the inside, and have a nice crunch from the chocolate coating on the outside. They’re the perfect little single-serve treat for a party. Serve them at a shower, holiday party, or box them up for a homemade gift.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of 36 Oreo cookies

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, sofented

  • 16 ounces white chocolate chips or vanilla candy melts

  • Chocolate candy melts or crushed Oreo cookies, optional decoration

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Crush the Oreos (filling included) in a food processor until you have fine crumbs.

  3. Add the softened cream cheese and blend until smooth and thick.

  4. Scoop the mixture using a small cookie scoop and then roll each scoop into a ball between your hands. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill for 15 minutes in the freezer.

  5. While chilling, melt the vanilla candy melts in the microwave: Place in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 1-minute increments, stirring in between each heating, until melted and smooth.

  6. Place a frozen Oreo ball on the tines of a fork. Carefully dip each Oreo ball into the melted white chocolate candy. Roll around until coated and use the fork to pick up each ball. Carefully shake off the excess chocolate coating.

  7. Carefully place each coated ball on a parchment-lined baking sheet by gently jiggling the ball off of the fork until it is on the parchment paper. 

  8. To decorate, top with additional crushed Oreos while the coating is still wet. Alternatively, allow the white chocolate coating to harden, melt the chocolate candy melts using the same method used for the vanilla candy melts, and then drizzle a little of the chocolate over the top of each ball.

Recipe Tips

  • You can crush the Oreos without a food processor (although the food processor definitely works the best). Add the Oreos to a large zip-top bag and crush by rolling over the bag with a rolling pin until you have fine crumbs.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is well softened before adding it to the Oreo crumbs, and mix until completely incorporated. 
  • Regular Oreo cookies work best for this recipe. Double Stuff Oreos will make the Oreo balls too creamy in the center, causing them to fall apart during the dipping stage.

Recipe Variations

Peppermint Oreo Balls:

You can easily make a chocolate mint cookie ball. Simply add in 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the Oreo and cream cheese mixture. Continue with the recipe as directed above, and then top with crushed peppermint candies before the chocolate shell has hardened. 


Other Decorating Ideas:

Decorate the Oreo balls for different occasions by sprinkling on different colored sprinkles before the chocolate has hardened. Or, use different colored chocolate wafers to coat the Oreo balls, such as green, purple, blue, or orange for Halloween.

How to Store Oreo Balls

Oreo balls should be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week, or can be frozen for up to four months.

Can you crush Oreos in a Vitamix or Ninja blender?


It’s definitely best to use a food processor to crush the cookies. This will work better than a blender. You can use a blender, but you will need to use the designated stick to help break up the cookies.



How do you thin chocolate for dipping?


If you need to thin the chocolate for dipping you can add in a teaspoon of vegetable or coconut oil to the hot melted chocolate. Never add water as this will cause the chocolate to seize, and avoid adding milk, either.

Recipe Tags: