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Oreo Balls are made with crushed Oreo cookies mixed with cream cheese and covered with melted chocolate. These sweet treats melt in your mouth with delicious chocolatey Oreo flavors. You can make this recipe for a Christmas party or any other occasion using just 3 ingredients!
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Anyone who loves Oreo cookies will love these oreo cookie balls! These mouthwatering treats have chocolatey coating with soft oreo cheesecake in the middle. Serve them as party treats or give them away as gifts!
You can make this Oreo Balls recipe with 3 ingredients: Oreo cookies, cream cheese and chocolate. We’ve added in white chocolate to have two different coatings for variety.
How to Make Oreo Balls
- Pulverize the Oreo cookies in a food processor, blender or manually.
- Combine the Oreo crumbs and softened cream cheese in a bowl, mixing until smooth.
- Scoop out 1-inch balls and roll in your palms until round.
- Place the Oreo balls on a baking sheet and freeze for 20 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate until smooth, either in the microwave or using a double boiler.
- Dip each ball in melted chocolate using a fork and place on a baking sheet.
- Optional: decorate with toppings such as oreo crumbs or chocolate drizzle.
- Chill for at least one hour before serving.
How to Crush Oreos for Oreo Balls
For this recipe, the filling sticks together best when the Oreos are finely crushed. Pulsing several times in a food processor will give you crumbs of a nice even consistency.
Another option is using a blender, although it often requires processing in batches to do all the Oreos.
If you don’t have either, you can put the cookie sandwiches into a resealable plastic bag and crush manually by pounding with a rolling pin until pulverized.
Tips for Making Oreo Balls
- Always soften the cream cheese so it mixes easily with the crushed Oreos.
- Use quality baking chocolates such as Baker’s, Lindt or Valrhona, as they’re easier to work with and coat smoothly. Avoid using chocolate chips, which can form clumps.
- When dipping, you want to let excess chocolate drip off before placing the coated ball on the baking sheet. Use a fork to lift the ball out of the chocolate, and then let the ball slide off the fork onto the sheet.
- Decorating oreo balls is optional with a few easy ideas including a sprinkling of crushed oreos or a drizzle of chocolate. More elaborate Christmas decorations include ornament, reindeer, ugly sweater and snowman oreo balls.
How Long Can Oreo Balls Last?
Since they’re basically oreo cream cheese balls, you should keep them refrigerated until serving. According to the USDA, they can sit out at room temperature for up to two hours; however, in addition to food safety reasons, they taste better when chilled!
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Oreo Balls Recipe
- 39 Oreo cookies, or cookie sandwiches (14-oz)
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 12 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped (1 cup melted)*
- 12 oz white chocolate, chopped (1 cup melted)*
- gold and silver sprinkles, optional
- Set aside a large baking sheet or tray lined with parchment paper or wax paper.
- Place Oreos in a food processor and pulse for 2-3 seconds several times until you get fine crumbs.** Alternatively, you can pulverize in batches in a blender or by placing the Oreos in a ziptop bag and pounding with a rolling pin.
- Reserve ¼ cup of crumbs for decoration. Place the rest in a medium bowl with the softened cream cheese. Mix with large wooden spoon to form a paste-like consistency. You can also use a stand mixer fitted with a paddle if you prefer.
- Scoop out a 1-inch oreo ball using a melon baller or small scoop. Roll gently between your palms until smooth and place on the baking sheet. Repeat for the rest of the mixture (you’ll get about 35-40 balls).
- Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes. This step is important to ensure the balls don’t disintegrate during dipping.
- Meanwhile, place the semisweet chocolate in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave in 20 second intervals until smooth, stirring each time. Repeat in a separate bowl for the white chocolate.
- Remove the balls from the freezer. Drop one into the semisweet chocolate and carefully lift out with a fork, letting excess chocolate drip off. Then let the ball slide off the end of the fork onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat for the remaining balls.
- Optional: Decorate the balls by sprinkling reserved oreo crumbs, adding sprinkles or drizzling leftover chocolate.***
- Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to let the balls chill for at least one hour before serving.
- * You can use one type of chocolate instead of two, or substitute milk chocolate. Use quality baking chocolate such as Baker’s or Lindt for the best coating. Avoid using chocolate chips, which can form clumps.
- ** Freezing the oreos for 30 minutes before crushing will prevent the cream from sticking to the blade.
- *** Pour the chocolate into a ziptop bag and snip off a 1/16-inch hole in the corner. Then gently squeeze the chocolate to drizzle onto the balls in desired patterns.
- Storage: Store oreo balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Oreo balls can sit out at room temperature for two hours maximum.
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Editor note: Originally published Jun 21, 2018 and updated Nov 18, 2019
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Can i put orea balls on freezer?
Hi Janiel, Thanks for your comment. Yes, absolutely they’ll freeze well in an airtight container for up to 3 months!
Do you use the entire Oreo cookie to crush, or do you separate and not use the cream middle?
Hi Sue, Thanks for your question. You crush the entire oreo to form a coarse paste. Hope that helps! 🙂
Do these need to be stored in a fridge until served? I’ve made truffles before and they got a bit sweaty after being out a bit.
Hi Tammy, Yes, best to keep them chilled in an airtight container in warmer weather. They can sit out for up to an hour depending on the heat…
Great recipe, Thank you! Are the Oreo balls freezer friendly?
Hi Villy, Thanks for your question and yes, they are freezer friendly! 🙂
How many oreos? What size pkg?
Hi Becky, Thanks for your question. It’s one 14-oz package, which contains 39 oreos. Hope that helps!
Hi was wondering if you can use the pistachio oreos
Hi Sue, Thanks for your comment and absolutely yes! Any flavor of oreo will work according to your preference. I’ll make a note of that in the recipe. 🙂
I made these using the white chocolate chips and semi-sweet chips. They were really good. Then i made them using the dark chocolate chips. I AM IN TROUBLE!!!! They were were awsome! The dark chocolate counters the rich cream from the Oreo centers. Maybe I will try some cherry flavoring in the next batch. Did I mention I am in trouble???
Hi there, That’s amazing. Thanks so much for your review and feedback. I love dark chocolate and will add a note about that being a good option for this recipe. So glad you enjoyed 🙂
I first had these three years ago, when my niece and her husband brought them to a Thanksgiving dinner for which his mother had made them…one bite, and I was in love! I was so glad to find how easy they are to make, and now I also can make them for my minister’s children, four of whom are gluten intolerant (they have eight children, all bio) using the “Glutino” chocolate sandwich cookies. I’d just make a batch for the little ones who can’t have Oreos, but the rest of us will get the real thing 🙂
Hi Joyce, Such a heartwarming story and thank you so much for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
hi- how long can you keep these out for since it’s mixed with cream cheese?
Hi Victoria, Thanks for your question. They can stay out about 2 hours without issue unless it’s really hot and humid weather then limit to one hour. Enjoy 🙂
such an awesome recipe. I did the cream cheese balls but fried them like a fried oreo and dusted them with powder sugar! So yummy but the traditional recipe is also amazing!
Thanks Angela – so glad you like it and the fried idea sounds fabulous 🙂
Great tip I’m looking forward to making them.
How long will they keep for, and how would you store them?
Hi Ananda, Thanks, you can store them for up to 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container, or up to one month in the freezer. Enjoy! 🙂
Do you take the filling out of the oreo
Hi Natalia, Definitely use the filling, as that’s what helps bind the crumbs together to make balls 🙂
Made these with my great neice, we had a blast. Put the cookies in a Ziploc bag to crunch them, then added the low fat cream cheese. She smooshed everything together in the bag, no fuss no muss and no clean up just throw the bag away. She had fun making these to share with her friends. Will do this again. Thanks!
Hi Carolyn, You made my day, that’s our goal: fun times and great memories in the kitchen! So glad you enjoyed them too!
What else could you use instead of cream cheese? I love cream cheese but, not mixed with anything chocolate. Chocolate and cream cheese do not go together in my world! 😛
Hi Juju, Thanks for your comment. It has to be cream cheese unfortunately to be thick enough to form the balls. Try it and I think you’ll like it 😉