Oreo Balls Recipe made with just 3 ingredients for a perfectly easy dessert! Simple instructions show how to make Oreo balls in minutes that taste amazing.
Best Oreo Balls Recipe
If you need a simple treat that everyone goes crazy over, it’s OREO BALLS! My husband took these to work a few times and everyone wanted to call them crack balls, but I decided against that, haha. These little delites are probably the easiest cookie ball ever to make and they taste like oreo heaven – if that’s actually a thing. You can top them with Oreos and a striping of chocolate like I do here, or colorful sprinkles are really fun.
WHAT CHOCOLATE IS BEST FOR DIPPING?
When making candy like this I really find that dipping chocolate is the best and comes out smoother with less lumps. My favorite dipping chocolates are the ones that taste most like chocolate. Most melting chocolate can be found in the baking aisle of your grocery store. I generally prefer chocolate brands like Ghirardelli over the brightly colored wafers you find in the cake decorating aisle.
However, you can use chocolate chips in a pinch. Chocolate chips do tend to make a heavier coating and sometimes lumpy. I find it works best when you add a small amount – about ½ tsp- of coconut oil to the chocolate chips before melting them in the microwave. Other oils can work but coconut oil works best because it solidifies when cool.
HOW DO YOU MELT CHOCOLATE IN THE MICROWAVE?
Whichever brand of melting chocolate you choose, it is easy to melt in the microwave. I generally prefer this method over getting out a double boiler.
The trick to melting chocolate is to go slow. Use a microwave safe bowl and start with about 1 minute in the microwave. Stir and see if it is melting. If it is still solid, continue microwaving in 20 second intervals, stirring between intervals.
Often chocolate looks like it’s not melted when it really is, and you don’t know for sure until you gently stir it. If your chocolate melts but it’s too thick to work with, try adding ½ teaspoon of coconut oil, let it melt and stir.
Do I use the cream filling in the Oreo mixture?
Using the cream filling filling in the ball mixture is entirely up to you and won’t affect the recipe. If you are the kind of person, like me, who finds the cream filling too sweet when eating an Oreo, remove half of the cream fillings from the cookies.
HOW DO YOU MAKE OREO COOKIE BALLS?
Only 3 ingredients for this amazing bite sized, no-bake dessert! All you have to do is crush up the Oreo cookies and mix them with the cream cheese and then shape the mixture into balls. Freeze the balls for about 15 minutes and then dip them in melted chocolate.
The decorating is the fun part! Here are some decorating ideas:
- Brightly Colored Sprinkles (Red and Green for holidays for example)
- Chocolate Stripes – use a chocolate decorating bottle or snip the tip of a ziplock bag
- Crushed Oreos – sprinkle before chocolate hardens
- Coconut shavings
- crushed nuts or graham crackers
Check out some of our other easy dessert ideas
- Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Krispies
- Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting
- Oreo Dirt Cups – a fun craft for kids
- Marbled Cheesecake Brownies
- Easy Marshmallow Pops
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- 36 oreo cookies (1 14.3oz bag)
- 8 oz cream cheese Room Temperature
- melting wafers I used white and dark chocolate
- Crush the cookies into fine bits. You can use a food processor or even a plastic bag with a mallet. The mallet method takes awhile to get them finely crushed. Stir the cookies a few times between blends to get a consistent texture. Reserve about 3-4 tbsp for decorating, if desired.
- The cream cheese should be room temperature. You can either set it out on the counter or microwave at about 10 second intervals and stir between intervals until the cream cheese is softened.
- Mix the oreo crumbs, minus the reserved crumbs, with the cream cheese using a mixer or with a spoon until uniform.
- Roll into balls using your hands. The balls are about 1.5 tbsp of mixture. Place balls on a wax or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
- Freeze the oreo balls for at least 15 minutes.
- Melt the candy coating or melting chocolate in the microwave according to directions. Generally, about 1 minute 20 seconds. Stir gently until smooth, returning to the microwave in 15 second increments, if needed.
- Using a toothpick or fork, dip the balls into the melting chocolate and fully coat. Shake off any excess before laying back on the parchment paper.
- To stick best, sprinkle the oreo crumbs on top while the chocolate is still warm and melted on the balls. You can also add a small dollop of chocolate on top like the stripes to have the oreo crumbs stick to that.
- If you wish to add stripes, I use a sauce bottle (linked in ingredients), but you can also use a plastic bag with the tip snipped off for the chocolate to run through. If the chocolate cools too much, put it in the microwave for 10 second intervals.
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