Oreo Balls Recipe made with just 3 ingredients & perfect easy dessert! Simple instructions show HOW TO MAKE OREO BALLS in minutes. So delicious, no one can guess they’re made with Oreo cookies!
UPDATED recipe showing you how to make the BEST OREO BALLS ever. Check out my tips and tricks for easy chocolate dipping and more.
If you need a simple treat that everyone goes crazy over, it’s OREO BALLS! They’re super easy to make and they taste incredible. You can top them with Oreos and a swirl of chocolate like I do here, or you can be festive and top with holiday sprinkles.
Oreo Balls Recipe with Cream Cheese
Only 3 ingredients for an 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 20 minutes and then dip them in melted chocolate. For this recipe, I chose to use vanilla almond bark, but you could also use regular semi-sweet chocolate if you prefer that.
What’s that 3 pronged fork you use to dip your Oreo Cream Cheese Balls?
The 3 pronged fork I use to dip each Oreo Ball is a handy Wilton Dipping tool. It’s part of a 3 piece set that make it so incredibly easy to dip candy, or cookie truffles like these, in chocolate.
What chocolate is best for dipping?
When making candy like this I really find that dipping chocolate just works best. However, you can use chocolate chips instead. I find it works best when you add a small amount – about 1/2 tsp- of shortening or coconut oil to the chocolate chips when you melt them in the microwave.
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.
Oreo Balls Ingredients
Here’s what you need to make our classic Oreo Balls:
- 1 package OREO Cookies, finely crushed (15.25 oz. pkg) (reserve 1 cookie for sprinkling on top of completed Oreo Balls)
- Cream cheese, softened (to soften, you can either let it sit on the countertop for an hour or two, or you can microwave a clean wet cloth for 30 seconds, then wrap the cream cheese in it and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Repeat if necessary, until cream cheese is soft.
- Melting chocolate, white chocolate and semi-sweet
How to Make Oreo Balls
Here’s how to make Oreo Balls:
Crush the OREO cookies
I used a blender, but you can use a small food processor, or you can place the cookies in a sealed plastic bag and smash them with a meat mallet! I found that the blender worked best when I did half the cookies at a time, rather than trying to crush all 36 at once. Use a fork to stir the mixture up between blends to get the finest consistency.
Combine with Cream Cheese
Mix the crumbs with the cream cheese until well blended.
Scoop Oreo Balls
Use a cookie scoop to measure out about 1.5 TBSP of the cookie mixture and roll each scoop into a ball. Place Oreo balls on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet.
Chill to retain shape
Freeze the balls for about 20-30 minutes before dipping. Don’t skip this step! The balls need to be chilled before you dip them in the melted chocolate. If they aren’t chilled, you will end up with a lot of crumbs in your melting chocolate and they won’t look quite as pretty! You’re welcome to divide the directions into 2 parts and make the truffles the day or night before, then dip them in chocolate the next day.
Dip the Oreo Balls in Chocolate
Melt the candy coating or melting chocolate in the microwave for about 1 minute 20 seconds. Stir gently until smooth, returning to the microwave in 15 second increments, if needed.
Dip each ball in the chocolate and place back on lined pan.
Decorative Toppings for Oreo Cream Cheese Balls
Place 2 TBSP white chocolate in one sandwich bag and 2 TBSP dark chocolate in another. Microwave for 30 seconds. Gently massage the bag. Snip a tiny corner of the bag and drizzle opposite chocolate onto each Oreo ball. Remove cream filling from reserved Oreo cookie.Place cookies in a bag and smash. Sprinkle each Oreo Ball with cookie crumbs.
- 1 15.25 oz OREO Cookies package
- 8 oz cream cheese 1 brick, softened
- 3 cups melting chocolate half white chocolate, half dark
How to Make OREO BALLS
- Crush the OREO cookies. I used a blender, but you can use a small food processor, or you can place the cookies in a sealed plastic bag and smash them with a meat mallet! I found that the blender worked best when I did half the cookies at a time, rather than trying to crush all 36 at once. Use a fork to stir the mixture up between blends to get the finest consistency.
- Mix the crumbs with the cream cheese until well blended.
- Use a cookie scoop to measure out about 1.5 TBSP of the cookie mixture and roll each scoop into a ball. Place Oreo balls on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet.
- Freeze the balls for about 20-30 minutes before dipping.*
- Melt the candy coating or melting chocolate in the microwave for about 1 minute 20 seconds. Stir gently until smooth, returning to the microwave in 15 second increments, if needed.
- Dip each ball in the chocolate and place back on lined pan.
- Place 2 TBSP white chocolate in one sandwich bag and 2 TBSP dark chocolate in another. Microwave for 30 seconds. Gently massage the bag. Snip a tiny corner of the bag and drizzle opposite chocolate onto each Oreo ball. Remove cream filling from reserved Oreo cookie. Place cookies in a bag and smash. Sprinkle each Oreo Ball with cookie crumbs.
Oreo Balls with Cream Cheese Recipe FAQ
Oreo Balls work best when the Oreo cookies have been ground fine and uniform. The best way to do this is by using a blender or food processor. If you don’t have one, you can place Oreos in a ziplock bag and pound them with a meat mallet or the bottom of a glass jar. Just make sure to turn the bag over often and pound the other side, to make sure you’ve gotten all the lumps out.
Yes, you can put Oreos in a blender! It’s actually my favorite way to make Oreo Balls. It’s super fast and easy, just put the Oreos in the blender, place the lid on and blitz for a few seconds. That’s it!
Oreo Balls are made with cream cheese, so they should be kept chilled. You can mail Oreo Balls if you place them in a hard container (not glass!) to protect them, and mail them in an insulated container with cold packs.
How long do Oreo balls last in the fridge?
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. Oreo balls can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.
Can Oreo Balls be frozen?
Oreo balls can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
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Six Sisters says
Thanks so much for sharing your oreo balls at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! They are our favorites and look delicious! Hope you'll be back to share more yummy recipes! Have a great weekend! -The Six Sisters
Sandy Smoth says
I. Ade these for the Thanksgiving holiday and they were devoured. I can’t wait to make more and different varieties. This are outstanding !!!
Angel Allen says
These look amazingly good. I can't wait to try these for Jacob. Personally I use a rolling pin for crushing and a hand mixer for blending and it still taste good. I have a big mixer but I just prefer the old hand method, I guess it's my age and old habits. Keep cooking up great recipes and sharing with us, they are awesome. <br />Best<br />Angel<br />
You are much too hard on yourself. These look great! Nothing wrong with those at all. I want to make these & hope mine turn out as good & as good-looking as yours. Tk u for sharing. Going to make them for Christmas (maybe before – to taste-test them of course). Merry Christmas!
Simply perfect, always a hit at our holiday parties. Have found they do freeze well too.
Tayler Ross says
You had me at 3 ingredients! I made these last night and have not been able to stop eating them since!
Sue Wulff says
How many pounds of chocolate do you need for one batch?
You’ll use less than 1 lb of chocolate.
Debbi P says
Had these cookies at a party. My friend used this recipe. Delicious!
I assume you can use any kind of Oreo. I love the peanut butter ones. I also make peanut butter truffles but use icing instead of cream cheese. If I use the peanut butter cookies can I put in extra peanut butter less cream cheese?
Yep, I bet it would work great to swap out some of the cream cheese for peanut butter!
How many Oreo balls do you get in a batch!
I got 27 from one batch!
Three ingredients! Can’t beat that. Made for Mardi Gras tea party. Used food processor. Couldn’t fit in freezer so chilled in fridge for a few hours. My decorating is shoddy and made BIG but taste great.. Thanks for the recipe and video.
So glad this could be a part of your celebrations!
karisha cheg says
Simply perfect, Easy to make loved it!!
Do you crush the box of oreos as is, including the filling ? Or do you just use the cookie part?. At the end, it says to take the reserved oreo, w/o filling, and crush ans sprinkle over top….Whee does it say to reserve a cookie??…I’m really confused…lol…
Yep, just crush the Oreos with the filling in them! You can sprinkle a few extra crumbs on the outside to make them look pretty, but that’s totally optional!
Susan Dubose says
These were so good and vary simple! I will definitely make them again.
So glad you liked them Susan!
Omg these Oreo balls look awesome and tastes even better. By daughter has already asked for me to make them again.
Do i use dark chocolate or milk chocolate? The recipe says dark but these look like milk chocolate! Thanks!
You can use either one! Whatever you prefer. Or you can use one to dip them in and another kind of chocolate to drizzle on top.
Can you make these with gluten free oreos? I’d love for my step dad to be able to have some. Thanks!
I’ve never used the gluten free ones, but I think they should work just fine!
Kathy F says
I made these but did something a little different. After making them a few times I thought they were way too rich. So I took out most of the cookie icing, only left about 8 cookies with the icing in them. They were absolutely delicious. Not rich at all. Just the way I like them. Give it a try , you will not be disappointed.
Thanks for sharing Kathy!
Yes I made Them For My Amazing Daughter~ In ~ Law For Her Birthday this past Thursday she Love Oreo Balls Dipped I White Chocolate and Dizzled With A Little Melted Chocolate and Topped Off with a Pinch or 2 of Oven Roasted Pecans Pieces and They Tasted So M~M~Good and Looked Anazing They Are Her Favorite.and So Fun and So Easy To Make… Thank You For Sharing Your Oreo Ball Receipt With Us We Definitely Will Be Making Them Again During the Holidays and Continue Making Them for Those Amazing People In My Life and for Any Special Occasions that I’m Invited to or maybe I’ll Just Make Them On A Rainy Day or Make Em’ When Im Craving Something and Have a Sweet Tooth that Needs To Be Satisfied They May Be Tiny but They Are So Delicious …. thanks Again
YAY! So Glad you liked this recipe!
My favorite Oreo is the traditional Oreo variety. The Oreo Balls or Oreo Truffles are so easy to make and yet look so very elegant. They would be the perfect addition to the dessert table at any party. They would also make an excellent hostess gift or housewarming gift, I think.