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Oreo balls are the perfect holiday treat and couldn’t be easier to make, using only three ingredients: oreos, cream cheese and melted chocolate. Sprinkles optional!
I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe with you today! Oreo Balls (also known as Oreo Truffles) are one of the simplest treats to make (even for a novice home cook) that everyone loves! They look fancy but couldn’t be easier! If you’re an Oreo lover, these are right up your alley! Be sure to try my Oreo Bark, Double Chocolate Chunk Oreo Cookies or Red Velvet Oreos.
Oreo Truffles: the easiest treat ever.
With the holidays coming up in the next few months, we all need a recipe or two in our back pockets that look impressive but are actually really easy to make in no time. Enter Oreo Balls! Ya’ll, these are a no-bake treat that you can make with any flavor of Oreo cookies, cream cheese and melted chocolate (or candy coating). You can make them well in advance and store them in the freezer (or fridge) for a ready made dessert, treat for the neighbors or grab and go snack.
Ingredients for Oreo Balls
Only three ingredients needed to make these Oreo Balls!
- Oreo Cookies – I used the original Oreo cookies for this recipe but you can customize this recipe by changing the flavor of Oreo cookie you use! Golden oreos and mint Oreos are so delicious! Feel free to experiment with all of the fun flavors Oreo has to offer. (Just be sure you’re not using double stuff…it will make for a less sturdy oreo ball.)
- Cream Cheese – I prefer using Philidelphia cream cheese because it’s the tangiest cream cheese on the market and I know its widely available for most of you. That means your finished product will match mine exactly! Side note: whipped cream cheese is not the same! Be sure to use an 8 ounce block of cream cheese for the best results. And don’t forget to leave it out to soften.
- Chocolate/Candy Coating – Melted chocolate (any kind!) works well to coat these truffles, but if you can find it, candy coating works just as well, is way more forgiving and is usually a little bit cheaper. Use whatever you can find!
- Sprinkles – sprinkles are optional but my kids loved helping decorate these and I’m sure yours would too!
How to Make Oreo Balls
To make Oreo Balls you simply mix, shape, dip, and refrigerate. For full details see the recipe card down below.
- Mix cream cheese and crushed Oreos together until well blended.
- Shape into 48 balls (1-inch). Freeze for a couple of minutes.
- Dip balls in melted chocolate and place, in a single layer, on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Garnish with sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.
- Refrigerate until chocolate has firmed up, then enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
Here are all of my tips and tricks for making the best Oreo Balls ever!
- Use a Small Cookie Scoop: to help you shape uniform truffles, use a small cookie scoop then roll with your hands. Or even a round tablespoon would work.
- Melting Chocolate: you don’t need to use the double boiler method to melt your chocolate. Instead, just pop the chocolate in the microwave and melt in 30-second intervals. If you notice the chocolate is a little thick, add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil to help thin it out.
- Dipping: don’t underestimate the usefulness of a fork when it comes to dipping. Use two forks to roll the chilled oreo ball in the chocolate. Once coated, lift out of the chocolate and tap fork on the edge to let all the excess chocolate drip through the prongs of the fork.
Storing Oreo Balls
Once set, I like to store these in a large air tight container or even a few smaller Ziploc bags. They will last about two weeks in the fridge.
Or if you wanted to, you could even freeze these truffles for up to 3 months!
More Truffle Recipes to Try!
The printable recipe card is below 🙂
- 8 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese softened
- 36 Oreo Cookies finely crushed (about 3 cups)
- 16 oz Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate melted
- Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
- Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min.
- Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in a single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
- Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
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I LOVE Oreo balls – easy to make and unfortunately, too easy to eat!
My grandson and I will have so much fun doing these.
i just made ghost oreo truffles for halloween.
Someone just made these Oreo balls at an event I recently went to and they were seriously delicious. She dipped them all in white chocolate and decorated one to be a “blue eye”, as it was an Edgar Allen Poe event that she made them for. They are on my list of holiday goodies to make for sure.
Oreo pops/balls are by far the favorite choice among all my “taste” testers!
I’m in…love these oreo cookie balls.
I’ve been using this recipe for some time, glad to see it mainstream! Only I prefer to coat the oreo “truffles” with crushed butterfingers or thin mint cookies! This recipe gives a lot of room for fun mix-ups!
I love Oreos and I have made Oreo truffles several times. I make them with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. YUMMY!!
Oreo dessert balls and anything else to do with Oreos?!? I’m in!
My 14 and 11 year old daughters love to help me in the kitchen, and my husband and son love to eat Oreo’s ( :
P.S. Our family loves your Pizza Scone recipe. . . its a regular at our house when friends come over!
These Oreo balls are so cute, Lauren!! I could make a mini Thanksgiving feast on these alone 🙂
Sounds like a fun way to kick off the holiday season. Holidays=yummy food…that’s my philosophy. 🙂
My family and friends enjoy it when my daughter and I make oreo cookie balls. Our favorite is mint. We cover our chocolate mint oreo cookie balls in the dark chocolate and then drizzle some green-tinted white chocolate over the top.
Love little treats like this!
I LOVE Oreo balls!