Chocolate Cherry Oreo Balls made with just 5 ingredients for the perfect easy dessert! These little no bake truffles are simply made with Oreo cookies and cherry pie filling.
We love Oreo balls. The traditional Oreo ball recipe only has 3 ingredients and is one of the easiest and yummiest treats to make. It is very easy to modify this recipe and come up with all kinds of creations to fit every holiday or special occasion.
The chocolate/cherry combination has always been one of my favorites. I decided that I needed to figure out how to create a cherry version of the Oreo ball, and this recipe was created. And yes, it’s just as amazing as I thought it would be. And yes, you can change the flavor by using any flavor of Oreo and pie filling you’d like!
What are Chocolate Cherry Oreo Balls?
Chocolate Cherry Oreo Balls are made with Oreo cookies and cherry pie filling. The Oreo cookies are crushed up and then mixed with cream cheese, pie filling and cherry extract. This “dough” can then be formed into balls that are dipped in chocolate. Taste just like gourmet truffles, but are so easy to make!
Ingredients in Chocolate Cherry Oreo Balls
Oreos: We need 36 Oreo cookies (filling and all) crushed into a fine dust. I like to use a blender to crush the Oreos, but you can place them in a Ziplock bag and smash them with a rolling pin if you prefer to do it by hand.
Cream cheese: Just 4 ounces of softened cream cheese will help to bind the cookie crumbs together. You can use regular cream cheese or a low-fat version.
Cherry Pie filling: 1/2 cup of cherry pie filling is where most of the cherry flavor comes from.
Cherry extract: Adding in 1/4 teaspoon of cherry extract will really help to bring in the cherry flavor we want to pair with the chocolate.
Chocolate bark: Using chocolate bark, melting chocolate, or even chocolate chips will help us to get the hard chocolate coating on the outside of every truffle. Whatever kind of chocolate you use, you’ll need about 16 ounces.
How to make Chocolate Cherry Oreo Balls
Mix your crushed Oreos with cream cheese, cherry pie filling, and the cherry extract until well combined.
Roll the dough into 1 inch sized balls and then place them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet or plate.
Freeze the balls for at least 30 minutes before dipping into chocolate.
Once the balls have been frozen, melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in 45 seconds intervals, stirring well between each until smooth.
Dip each ball into the melted chocolate and then return them to the wax paper until the chocolate is hard. A good way to do this is to use a fork to lift the truffles out and allow some to drip off into the bowl before placing them on the wax paper.
CHOCOLATE CHERRY OREO BALLS
- 36 Oreo cookies finely crushed (filling left in)
- 4 oz. cream cheese softened
- ½ cup cherry pie filling
- ¼ tsp cherry extract
- 1 package chocolate bark (melting chocolate) 16 oz
- Mix crushed Oreo crumbs (I always use my blender to crush the cookies) with cream cheese, cherry pie filling and cherry extract until well combined.
- Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on wax paper on a cookie sheet or plate. Freeze the balls for at least 30 minutes before dipping in chocolate.
- Once the balls have been frozen, melt the chocolate bark in a glass bowl in the microwave for about 45-second intervals, stirring in between each interval until all the chocolate has barely melted and is smooth when stirred. I also added a couple drops of cherry extract to the chocolate before dipping and it adds a little bit more of a cherry flavor. Just be careful not too use too much – it is very strong stuff!
- Dip each ball into the chocolate and then return to the wax paper until chocolate is hard. (I've tried many different methods and the one that seems to work best is using a fork to lift the truffle out of the chocolate once completely coated – this allows some of the excess chocolate to drip off before you place it on the wax paper.)
What kind of melting chocolate should I use?
You can use anything from chocolate flavored almond bark to actual melters chocolate. With different flavored chocolate chips, you could even create dark chocolate cherry truffles or white chocolate cherry truffles and get a nice variety of flavors as well.
HOW DO YOU MELT CHOCOLATE IN THE MICROWAVE?
Melting chocolate in the microwave is easy if you go slowly. Always use a glass or ceramic bowl and chocolate that’s not old. To melt 1 cup of chocolate chips I’d begin with 1 minute in the microwave. After the 1 minute, let chocolate sit for 2-3 minutes. Then, gently stir and see if chocolate begins to melt smooth. If it’s still really solid, add 20 seconds in the microwave, then let it sit again. 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 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil or shortening, then letting it melt and stirring it in.
HOW DO YOU STORE OREO COOKIE BALLS?
Oreo balls need to be stored in the refrigerator because of the cream cheese in the recipe. Make sure to put them in an airtight container. Chocolate Cherry Oreo balls can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Can I freeze Chocolate Cherry Oreo Balls?
Yes, you can freeze the Oreo balls for up to a few months. Just make sure that they’re in an airtight container and that you allow them to thaw before eating so that they’re easier to bite into.
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Chocolate Cherry Oreo Balls made with just 5 ingredients for the perfect easy dessert! These little no-bake truffles are simply made with Oreo cookies and cherry pie filling.