Oreo balls on a white plate on top of a wooden table.
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Oreo Balls

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I love Oreo balls! Also called chocolate Oreo truffles, these tasty desserts are so amazing and a perfect treat to bring to a party, holiday gathering, or just make them for the family.

This recipe doesn’t require any baking at all and you can make them with just three ingredients if you wanted to. There are so many ways that you can decorate them as well as chocolate that can be used. Make them holiday themed for Christmas or Valentine’s day if you wanted.

If you love Oreo cookies and you love chocolate, you will love these Oreo balls. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

Oreos, chocolate, and other ingredients in glass bowls on top of a wooden table.

In order to make homemade Oreo balls you need just three ingredients and then additional ingredients for toppings:

  • Cream cheese – It needs to be softened.
  • Oreos – You can use the classic flavor, mint, or even the golden Oreos.
  • Chocolate – My favorite kind to use is CandiQuik, because it melts so thin, but you can use candy melts/wafers, chocolate bars, chocolate chips, etc.
  • Toppings – There are several things you can use to go on top once dipped, sprinkles, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, Oreo cookie crumbs, chocolate drizzles, etc.
Several Oreo balls on a white plate.

Tools

  • Bowls
  • Hand mixer or Spoon
  • Food processor or use a bag and a rolling pin
  • A small spoon, fork, or dipping tool
  • Sheet pan
  • Parchment Paper

Step 2: How to make Oreo balls at home

Blended cream cheese in a large glass bowl.

A few hours before you want to make the Oreo balls, remove the cream cheese from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature to soften.

Place the softened cream cheese in a large glass bowl and blend until smooth with a hand mixer, stand mixer, or you can even just use a wooden spoon.

TIP: If you forget to take the cream cheese out of the fridge, you can soften it in the microwave with the defrost setting for a minute or so.

Oreo cookie crumbs in a large food processor.

Time to make those tasty Oreo cookie crumbs for the Oreo balls filling. Add 36 to 42 Oreos to a food processor. I usually use 40, depending on the Oreo package I buy. The Family size has around 50 or so and the normal package has around 38. Use the classic flavor, mint, or golden Oreos.

Blend the Oreos until you have left with nice crumbs. It will only take a few seconds.

TIPIf you don’t have a food processor you can place the Oreos into a bag and smash them with a rolling pin or something like that.

Oreo balls filling in a large glass bowl.

Add the Oreo crumbs about a third at a time to the large bowl with the cream cheese filling. Blend until incorporated using a hand mixer or wooden spoon.

TIP: You may want to reserve a tablespoon or two of the crumbs to use as a topping later.

And just like that, the Oreo balls filling is ready to go.

Step 3: Roll and chill those Oreo balls

Un-dipped Oreo balls on a sheet pan with parchment paper

Use clean hands or food-grade gloves and roll a little over a tablespoon worth into a ball and place it onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. You should be able to get right around 24 of these, depending on the size you make them. I have a nice half-ball tablespoon that I like to use.

This process is very similar to making cake pops or brownie pops just without the stick. So if you are familiar with those, these will be a breeze for you. Even if you aren’t familiar with those, these are so simple to make.

Once rolled, place the pan in the fridge for a few hours, or in the freezer for 30 to 45 minutes. Right now they are too soft to dip in the chocolate, and they need to be firmer.

Step 4: Melt the chocolate

Chocolate in a bowl on top of a wooden table.

About 5 minutes before you want to dip the Oreo balls, melt the chocolate. You can use CandiQuik which is my favorite candy/chocolate coating, candy melts/wafers, chocolate chips, chocolate bars, etc.

Melt in a microwave-safe bowl in microwave for 30 seconds, then stir, and repeat until completely melted. If the chocolate is still a bit thick you can use a few teaspoons of shortening or vegetable oil to thin it out. The CandiQuik usually melts really thin making it super easy to dip. If using candy melts there is a product called EZ Thin that works well to thin it out.

TIP: You can also use the double boiler method if you don’t want to use a microwave. Place the chocolate in a metal bowl on top of a small pot with about an inch of water in it. Set the heat to medium, and as the water heats up the steam will gently heat up the bowl, melting the chocolate.

Medium glass bowl with white melted chocolate next to bowls of nuts, Oreo crumbs, and coconut flakes.

NOTEIf you use regular chocolate chips, bars, etc. You will need to temper the chocolate if you want the treats to be able to sit at room temperature without getting soft/melting. Otherwise, you can just store them in the fridge or at room temp for about 30 minutes before needing to go back into the fridge.

To be honest I rarely temper the chocolate. CandiQuik and Candy melts, don’t need to be tempered since they don’t have cocoa butter in them.

Step 5: Dip the Oreo balls

White chocolate dipped Oreo ball on top of a sheet pan.

Time to dip the balls in the chocolate. You can use a handy dipping tool, spoon, or fork. Make sure to tap it a few times to allow the excess to drain back into the bowl after you dip it.

Place the dipped ball back onto the sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. You can leave them plain like this or add all sorts of fun toppings.

Hand dropping Oreo cookie crumbs on an Oreo ball

Right after they are dipped you will want to add the various toppings. Some things I like to add are those reserved Oreo cookie crumbs.

Oreo ball covered in chocolate with coconut flakes.

I also love dipping them in chocolate and adding coconut flakes or chopped nuts to the top of them. Sprinkles are also a fun choice. You can match the toppings with a particular holiday, like use green and red sprinkles on top of white Oreo balls for Christmas. Maybe red and white candy melts for Valentine’s Day. So many possibilities.

Hand drizzling melted chocolate over a white Oreo ball.

And I can’t forget my favorite design. I love putting a different color of drizzle chocolate on top. Like a milk chocolate over a white Oreo ball, or white chocolate on a chocolate Oreo ball. Just add the melted chocolate to a sandwich bag and snip the corner off to created a mini-piping bag. Then drizzle away!

Once you are done dipping and topping the Oreo balls, place them in the fridge for 15 minutes or so to set completely. Chances are if you used candy melts or CandiQuik, by the time you are done dipping the last ones, the first ones will already be set.

There you go! Super fancy, super easy, desserts. If you like you can place them in individual mini-muffin cups as well and present them that way, or to give them as a gift. Or maybe you want to place them in a treat bag with a ribbon or something. Enjoy!

How long do Oreo balls last?

Since they have cream cheese in them, you will want to store them in the fridge, where they will last 2 to 3 weeks. They can also be left at room temperature for about two hours. You can also freeze the oreo balls where they will last several months. This is great if you make loads of them, although, I am willing to bet you will eat them quickly, haha.

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Oreo Balls

If you love Oreo cookies and you love chocolate you will love these Oreo balls, also known as chocolate Oreo truffles. They are so incredibly easy to make too!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Candy, Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, soft, sweet
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • Bowls
  • Hand mixer or Spoon
  • Food processor or use a bag and a rolling pin
  • A small spoon, fork, or dipping tool
  • sheet pan
  • parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 8 oz softened cream cheese 225g
  • 36 to 42 Oreos classic, Golden, mint, etc. (395 to 475g)
  • 2 cups chocolate CandiQuick, Candy melts/wafers, chocolate chips, chocolate bars, etc. (approx 340g, doesn’t have to be exact, start with 1 cup and melt more if needed)
  • Toppings: chopped nuts, sprinkles, coconut, drizzle chocolate, etc.

Instructions

  • Place the softened cream cheese in a large bowl and blend it until smooth with a hand mixer or you can use a wooden spoon as well.
  • Add 35 to 42 Oreos to a food processor. Blend the Oreos until you are left with nice crumbs.
  • Add the Oreo crumbs about a third at a time to the large bowl with the cream cheese filling. Blend until incorporated. You may want to reserve a tablespoon or two of the crumbs to use as a topping later.
    If you don't have a hand mixer, just use a wooden spoon to mix them together.
  • Use clean hands or food-grade gloves and roll a little over a tablespoon worth into a ball and place it onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Once rolled, place the pan in the fridge for a few hours, or in the freezer for 30 to 45 minutes so they can firm up.
  • Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in microwave for 30 seconds, then stir, and repeat until completely melted or use the double boiler method on the stovetop.
  • Now dip the balls in the chocolate. You can use a handy dipping tool, spoon, or fork. Make sure to tap it a few times to allow the excess to drain back into the bowl. Place the dipped ball back onto the sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • After dipping them, add toppings like Oreo crumbs, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, sprinkles, etc. You can place melted chocolate in a sandwich bag, cut the corner off, and drizzle chocolate on top as well.
  • After dipping and putting on toppings, place them in the fridge for 15 minutes or so to set completely. Chances are if you used candy melts or CandiQuik, by the time you are done dipping the last ones, the first ones will already be set. Enjoy!

Video

How to Make Chocolate Oreo Truffles | Easy Oreo Balls Recipe

Notes

NOTE: These nutritional facts reflect plain dipped Oreo balls since the toppings will vary. Each topping won’t add a whole lot more calories, however.
TIPIf you don’t have a food processor you can place the Oreos into a bag and smash them with a rolling pin.
TIP: If the chocolate is still a bit thick you can use a few teaspoons of shortening or vegetable oil to thin it out. The CandiQuik usually melts really thin making it super easy to dip.
List of nutritional facts for Oreo balls

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are so addicting!!! Oreos are a favorite in our home, especially made into bite-sized pieces of goodness!

  2. 5 stars
    My favorites! Thanks for a simple yet delicious recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Oreo balls are my FAVORITE! They’re so creamy and rich, nom nom nom. I love the way you decorated these.

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