Oreo Cookie Balls are a super simple 3 ingredient treat that elevates a delicious classic cookie to a whole other decadent level. Sprinkle a little mint on top and add a little fancy to the holidays with these no-bake chocolate dipped, cream cheese and Oreo mini desserts!
My daughter and I have been treat-making girls this weekend. We started with Snowball Cookies, then Snickerdoodle Cookies and then it was on to these amazing Oreo Balls. They are another super easy Holiday treat that tastes like candy!
There is something so fun about taking a classic dessert and turning it into something whimsical and even more delicious! This cross between a truffle, a cheesecake and a classic Oreo cookie dipped in chocolate might seem like it’s a complicated recipe, but with only 3 ingredients it’s almost fool proof.
Make these ahead of time and freeze until you are ready to thaw and serve! Use any remaining cookie crumbs to cover the outside of the ball to create a crunchy textured bite. Sprinkle with peppermint candy bits and you’ve got yourself an addictive holiday treat!
Drizzle white chocolate or sprinkle with a little gold leaf to wow your guests at your Christmas party. Leave them plain or add a little coarse sea salt over top.
Add them to your dessert table at your next girls night in, birthday party or for no particular reason at all. No matter how you choose to dress them up, these Oreo cookie balls are the absolute best and you’re about to find out why!
These little chocolate covered Oreo Balls are easy, scrumptious truffles that no one can believe are so incredibly easy to whip up.
We made a colorful version by sprinkling them with crushed candy canes to make them a “Holiday” version. But, you can leave those off and sprinkle with a crushed Oreos too if you’d like or just leave them simply bare .
All you need is a package of Oreo cookies and an 8 oz box of cream cheese. I use ⅓ less fat version. It just makes me feel better. haha! And a semi-sweet chocolate bar to melt for dipping.
How to Make Oreo Cookie Balls
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Crush the Oreo cookies in a Ziploc bag. I use my handy rolling pin to beat mine. For added convenience, if you have one, pulse cookies in a food processor instead. (reserve about 3 tablespoon for sprinkling if you choose).
In a bowl, mix the cookie crumbs with the room temperature cream cheese. I use low fat, for no other reason than it just makes me feel better! Ha ha. Feel free to use what you have : ) Blend well
Scoop up some of the mixture and shape into 1 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
Freeze them for 10 minutes to harden.
Melt semi sweet chocolate in the microwave according to instructions. A good rule of thumb is to microwave on low, checking and stirring every 30 seconds until melted. If you prefer to use a double broiler, you can go ahead and do this. Keeping in mind, it’ll take a little longer!
Using a toothpick, dip balls in melted chocolate and place on prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes or cookie crumbs or both!
Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm and cover in an airtight container to store.
How to store them
Store Oreo Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Can I freeze them?
You can freeze the Oreo balls for up to 2 months. To keep the Oreo balls from sticking together, use parchment paper between any layers you make.
Can I use other chocolate?
Yes, absolutely. Milk chocolate is just one way to make these scrumptious treats. Substitute dark or white chocolate or make a combination of all 3 different kinds to have an extra pretty presentation!
Use any leftover chocolate and mint and make some this simple holiday bark!
You can also freeze the Oreo balls for up to 2 months. To keep the Oreo balls from sticking together, use parchment paper between any layers you make.
If you like this recipe, try these other Holiday Dessert Recipes too:
Raspberry Pecan Pinwheel Cookies
Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies
Oreo Balls Recipe
- 1 package of OREO Cookies or 40 Oreos finely crushed
- 1 8 oz. package of Cream Cheese softened
- 2 Semi-Sweet Chocolate bars, melted
- Crushed candy canes
- Crush the oreo cookies in a ziploc bag. I use my handy rolling pin to beat mine. (reserve about 3 tablespoon to sprinkle with
- Mix the cookie crumbs and cream cheese until blended well.
- Shape into 1-inch balls.
- Freeze 10 min.
- Dip balls in melted chocolate and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper. Use a toothpick for easier dipping.
- Sprinkle with crushed candy canes cookie crumbs.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
- Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
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As I’m in Ireland when you say ‘a packet of Oreos, , in ounces or grammes’, what is equivalent here.
The package 1 lb 4 oz. (approx 40 cookies) Enjoy! 🙂
I received an error with my last comment on this post, so let’s try this again. Oh wow! These look fantastic. Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays. Merry Christmas Eve!
Oh wow! These sound fantastic. Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays. Merry Christmas Eve!
Oreos AND candy canes?? You’re killin’ me with deliciousness! 🙂 Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday- we’re taking this weekend off, but hope you’ll come back on January 3rd with your latest makes & bakes!
Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)
These look so delicious and festive!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!
These look so good, thanks for sharing
This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Lou Lou Girls
What a great idea! Looks very easy too. Thanks for sharing!
So easy and yummy! Pinning it!
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking
I love anything Oreo… Great pics too. I’m featuring your oreo balls in my Friday Features. Thanks for linking up to Inspire Me Monday.
Me too! Thank you so much Maryann 🙂
These are one of my favorite treats, we make them every year as Christmas gifts for neighbors and I look forward to it all year long. Seriously soooo good. I love that you added peppermint to them. I might have to try that this year.
I LOVE Oreo Balls. However, I have never tried them with peppermint on top, so now I can’t wait to get to the store to grab those ingredients. Yummy! Thanks for sharing. PINNED!
These look delicious! What a wonderful recipe; thank you for sharing. 🙂
Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness
These look sooo yummy! And so easy, I love only 3 ingredients! Totally making these for a cookie exchange. 🙂 Pinned!
That is exacting where I first learned of them Amanda. 🙂 I was shocked at how yummy!
I love anything oreo and I am really loving the chocolate mint combo this holiday season! All month long I am featuring different holiday cookie creations for my cookie countdown to Christmas! I would love it if you stopped by to check it out! 🙂