White Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Cookie Balls

I think we’ve all had these. And if you haven’t, you better hop to it and make them.

They’re such a simple no-bake treat and everyone loves them. Betcha can’t eat just one.

White Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Cookie Balls - Easy recipe for the classic truffles that everyone loves at averiecooks.com

There are only 4 ingredients: Oreos, Cream Cheese, White Chocolate, and Sprinkles. When sprinkles are one of the key ingredients, I know I’m going to love the recipe.

The last time I made these balls was almost 3 years ago to the date. Boy, how photography changes, but the recipe is a classic.

White Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Cookie Balls - Easy recipe for the classic truffles that everyone loves at averiecooks.com

To make them, simply crush one standard package of Oreos, 36 cookies. I used old-fashioned, classic Oreos, but the recipe will work with Golden, Mint, Chocolate-Filled, Birthday Cake or your favorite Oreos.

I used my food processor to create crumbs in about 30 seconds. You could also crush the Oreos by placing them in a Ziplock and rolling over it with a rolling pin.

Then mix in 8 ounces softened, brick-style cream cheese. I used Philadelphia 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese. Using lower-fat products in baking or no-bake recipes can be tricky, and this is a recipe that in retrospect, full-fat cream cheese would have been much easier to work with because my ‘dough’ was very soft and mushy. For the sake of ease, I recommend full-fat cream cheese.

White Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Cookie Balls - Easy recipe for the classic truffles that everyone loves at averiecooks.com

Roll the dough into about 48 one-inch balls. A tip when making dipped or coated bites, balls, or truffles is to roll the balls smaller than you think they should be because after dipping them in chocolate, they seem to become much bigger. You want these to stay in the truffle-sized realm, not golf-ball sized, so roll the balls smaller rather than larger.

I recommend chilling the balls for at least 1 hour, or even make them a few days in advance and park them in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to dip. You want them cold so they don’t melt when dipped in warm chocolate, and so the coating adheres on-contact.

White Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Cookie Balls - Easy recipe for the classic truffles that everyone loves at averiecooks.com

I like CandiQuik Vanilla Coating because it makes life so much easier. It’s not as prone to seizing up, melting unevenly, scorching in patches, and it’ll stay smoother longer so you don’t have to keep re-heating it because it’s setting up in your dipping bowl.

If you opt to dip your balls in regular chocolate, melting 1 cup of white, milk, or semi-sweet chocolate chips to 1 heaping tablespoon vegetable shortening will help the chocolate melt more evenly and stay smoother longer. If you’re opposed to shortening, omit it, but nothing beats it when I don’t want my chocolate to set up too quickly or crack. Or use a high-quality chocolate bar.

The easiest way to dip the balls is to lower them into the melted chocolate while resting on a fork, and allow the excess chocolate to run off and drain through the fork tines before garnishing with sprinkles.

White Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Cookie Balls - Easy recipe for the classic truffles that everyone loves at averiecooks.com

I raided my sprinkles stash and found some autumn-colored balls, some chocolate jimmies, some red and green sanding sugar, and mixed-and-matched. The nice thing about the white coating is that the sprinkles just pop and stand out.

After you’ve dipped and decorated all your balls, refrigerate or freeze them to really set the chocolate. They’ll keep for ages in the fridge, and many months in the freezer.

Set out a dozen at your next event or if you’re going to a holiday party, showing up with a dozen homemade truffles as a hostess gift will score you brownie points. And if you’re not going to any parties and just want to hoard these, that’s fine too.

White Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Cookie Balls - Easy recipe for the classic truffles that everyone loves at averiecooks.com

The chocolate coating is the perfect firm exterior, which gives way to a soft, dense, fudgy interior. They’re sweet, but the cream cheese in the filling cuts the overall sweetness and adds a slightly tangy element.

The crushed Oreos, the cream cheese, the chocolate shell. And all the sprinkles. Tis the season!

White Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Cookie Balls - Easy recipe for the classic truffles that everyone loves at averiecooks.com

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White Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Cookie Balls

Most of us have had these classic treats, extra popular around the holidays.They're such a simple no-bake treat with only 4 ingredients, and everyone loves them. The chocolate coating is the perfect firm exterior, which gives way to a soft, dense, fudgy interior. They're sweet, but the cream cheese in the filling cuts the overall sweetness and adds a slightly tangy element. It takes a bit of time to roll out and dip 4 dozen balls but they keep in the fridge or freezer for months, and are a perfect make-ahead recipe for the holidays. Set out a dozen at your next event, or bring a half dozen in a decorative jar as a hostess gift for holiday parties.

Yield: about 48 small truffles

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 2+ hours, for chilling

Ingredients:

  • 36 classic Oreo Cookies, finely crushed (one 14-ounce package, about 3 cups)
  • 8 ounces brick cream cheese, softened (I recommend full-fat)
  • 16 ounces (1 pound) white chocolate candy coating or white chocolate, melted
  • sprinkles, optional and as desired

Directions:

  1. Add Oreos to the container of a food processor and process until finely crushed. Alternately, place Oreos inside a large Ziplock and roll over bag with a rolling pin until finely crushed.
  2. Add the cream cheese and process until incorporated.
  3. Form about 48 1-inch balls, placing them on a large plate or tray.
  4. Chill balls for at least 1 hour (no harm in chilling for a day or two) in the freezer.
  5. Melt candy coating according to packaging directions (usually about 1 minute on high power for CandiQuik). If melting real white chocolate, be very careful not to scorch it, which can happen easily with white chocolate. Heat in short 15-seconds bursts in the micro, or over a low heat on the stovetop, stirring nearing continuously.
  6. Line a large plate or baking tray with parchment or wax paper; set aside.
  7. Using two forks to balance one ball, lower it into the melted chocolate, and allow the excess chocolate to run off and drain through the fork tines. Place dipped balls on a prepared plate.
  8. Garnish with the sprinkles of your choice before chocolate sets up. I usually dip 3 balls, then add sprinkles to those 3, repeating until all balls have been dipped. If necessary, re-heat dipping chocolate for 15-seconds in micro or as needed if it gets too cool and starts setting up.
  9. Place tray with balls in the fridge or freezer for at least 1 hour, or until truffles are set. Truffles will keep airtight in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or in the freezer for up to 4 months.

Recipe adapted from Oreo

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62 Responses to “White Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Cookie Balls”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 21, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Can you believe I’ve never made/had these balls before?! Love how easy they are too. I had a stash or Oreos that I didn’t know what to do with so I gave it to Jason to bring to class. I think I’m going to have to steal it back from him!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 12:14 am

      Yes you need to go steal them back! :)

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    Becki West Jacobs — November 21, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Thanks for posting these – always a good treat for cookie gifts at Christmas. Plus this is a good one for the kids to help with. Super cute sprinkles, too!

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    Kristin @ Bake Something — November 21, 2013 at 3:13 am

    These are definitely a favorite of mine! You are totally right, you can’t have just one. Love your little fall colored sprinkles!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 3:50 am

      I was glad to put them to use before fall was over :)

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    Ceara — November 21, 2013 at 3:17 am

    These look amazing, delicious and so easy to make! I love your photography as always! I like the idea of freezing them from your previous post because these look addicting and delectable! :)

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 3:50 am

      Thanks for the photography compliments!

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    Paula — November 21, 2013 at 3:47 am

    I love this recipe–it should be a classic!! These are so festive with sprinkles and colored sugar against the white chocolate. It looks like they are sitting on a beaded coaster–very cool photos (red is one of my favorite colors)! There are so many fun flavors of Oreos and chips/candy coatings now–lots of possibilities for various flavor combos!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 3:49 am

      They are beaded coasters! I got them over a year ago and never knew what I was going to do with them and noticed them right before these photos – came in handy! :)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 21, 2013 at 4:16 am

    These are so pretty Averie! I love the little sprinkle balls on top!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — November 21, 2013 at 4:33 am

    Yum! These look so festive (and delicious!) :)

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! — November 21, 2013 at 4:48 am

    I’m about to eat my regular breakfast of oatmeal right now…but I’d rather sink my teeth into one of these delicious looking cookie balls! So festive and fun. Sprinkles are always a necessary ingredient :)

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    Jess — November 21, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Oh wow – I love how fun and festive these are – what a great make-ahead treat to bring to a party, but that filling totally draws me in! Looks so awesome and Oreo-intense. I’ve never had these, but will definitely need to try them for some holiday event this year!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — November 21, 2013 at 5:10 am

    You haven’t made Oreo truffles in 3 years???? That’s crazy talk! I am so glad you made another batch. And I am loving all the fun colors that you topped yours with!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 9:48 am

      You are the Oreo ball QUEEN! Every other week you seem to have a new flavor or new twist on them…seriously the whole time I was making them, was thinking of both you and Aimee. I know she makes lots too but I think you even have her beat :)

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    Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks — November 21, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Can you believe I’ve never made or had oreo cookie balls? I will have to get on that soon :) Love the cute sprinkles!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 9:46 am

      Given all that you bake, I am surprised! They’re fun and easy for when you don’t want to bake :)

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    Tieghan — November 21, 2013 at 5:40 am

    So festive, fun and GOOD! I just love these red and white shots. So pretty! Can you believe I have actually never had these? I know I would love them, but I have just yet to them. That has to change soon! And I I love the idea of gifting these. I mean, I think everyone has to love them. How can they not?!?

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 9:46 am

      Your little siblings would love to make these I bet. Or at least help eat them :)

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    SuperCutePetContest — November 21, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I’d have to adjust the recipe a bit because if I start out with 36 oreos, I’ll probably only have about 30 by the time I make the recipe! LOL

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    lee — November 21, 2013 at 6:44 am

    I just made a batch of Oreo truffles this past weekend! I’d been wanting to make them for ages, but didn’t want the whole batch sitting around my house to eat…so having three friends with birthdays made the perfect compromise.

    And that’s funny that you mentioned the fork-dipping technique. I started with a skewer, but that wasn’t going well…so I said, “well, let me try a fork” – and it was perfect.

    Yum, yum!!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 9:45 am

      Funny that you just made some too! And the fork technique is easier than a skewer I find, too!

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    Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines — November 21, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Believe it or not, I’ve never made or had these little gems, but you’ve made me need to rectify that immediately. They look amazing. I also need to go out and find those fall-colored balls. So cute.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 9:45 am

      They’re Wilton brand and I got them at the regular groc store in the baking aisle and I’ve also seen them at Target.

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    Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen — November 21, 2013 at 6:52 am

    I love making Oreo truffles, they’re so easy for holiday food trays. I love all the gorgeous sprinkles on yours!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 9:44 am

      I went a little heavy-handed with them, but I was having fun :)

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — November 21, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I might be the only person who has never had a oreo cookie ball. But this post makes me want to down about twenty of them.

    Love all the festive sprinkles! And these pictures. Just gorgeous, Averie.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 9:44 am

      Thanks for the compliments and I they’re a fun little treat to make!

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    Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion — November 21, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Theses are on my baking list.. I wonder what they will taste like with gingerbread oreos

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    Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today — November 21, 2013 at 9:13 am

    It looks as pretty as from a chocolate store.

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    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent — November 21, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Love these :) Especially the sprinkle choices. Thanks for sharing :)

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    Sarah @ Miss Candiquik — November 21, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Super CUTE sprinkles! & I agree…if you’ve never made these – you better hit the store and grab yourself a a couple packages of oreos & cream cheese because they are amazing!!! My personal fav – the cool mint oreo truffles. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 9:49 am

      And thank you for Candiquik. Cannot imagine making these without it! :) Thanks for saying hi on the post – glad you saw it!

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    Beth @ bethcakes — November 21, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I love how colorful and festive these are! Such pretty sprinkles; love the autumn colored balls. Oreo truffles are the bomb. I want to try them with so many different kinds of Oreos! I’m terrible at dipping them, but I’d love to try again with your tips!

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    Jackie {The Beeroness} — November 21, 2013 at 10:19 am

    These look so perfect! Great for DIY holiday gifts

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    Heather (Where's the Beach) — November 21, 2013 at 10:36 am

    As always, beautiful! They look like little pieces of art.

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    Abbie @ Needs Salt — November 21, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    These look so delicious! I love the colors and all the different decorations you used – so festive and cute, I can hardly get over it.
    Oh my gosh.
    Pinning!

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    Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life — November 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Those sprinkles are SO pretty. You’ve got me in the Chritmas sprinkle mood now! I have actually never made these (I guess I don’t trust myself:) but I’ve eaten plenty! Time to buy some Oreos and sprinkles!

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    Valerie — November 21, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Don’t you just love looking back at old posts! :D These cookie balls look incredible (both versions!). I’d probably eat the entire batch in one evening.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      No, actually, I don’t. I cringe at the photography to the point I’d love to delete them but don’t. LOL

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — November 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I absolutely love Oreo truffles. These are beautiful! And ditto the Candiquik. It’s so much better!

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    Heather @ French Press — November 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I don’t know where I have been, I have NEVER made an oreo ball. I need to get on that ASAP

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      I want that kahlua candy bar cocktail of yours. Pinned. Omg slurp x3 or x5 more :)

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    sara@dancingisalwaysanoption — November 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Well, looking over your blog has made me your new #1 fan. I have made these before, and my coworkers went crazy for them. Except they were nowhere near as pretty as yours!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      You are so sweet! Thanks for stopping by and the great comment :)

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    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — November 21, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    These are so pretty and festive, Averie! Since I’m moving in a few weeks, I’ve packed up all my Christmas decorations which makes me sad because I usually have them up by mid-November. Looking at these delicious Oreo cookie balls is putting me in the holiday mood!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 21st, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      omg bless your heart for moving around the holidays. I once had my house on the market this time of year…it was so hard. Ended up not selling til spring so Ive never moved over the winter, but am the queen of moving. Just moved 2 mos ago. So I feel your pain!

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    Celeste @The Whole Serving — November 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Your Oreo balls look so festive, perfect for the holidays.

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    Sylvie@Gourmande in the Kitchen — November 22, 2013 at 12:24 am

    How festive with the pretty sparkly sprinkles!

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    Laura Dembowski — November 22, 2013 at 5:46 am

    These are so festive! They’d be perfect for parties at work or school since they feed a crowd.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — November 22, 2013 at 9:04 am

    My Friday needs about a dozen of these!

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout — November 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I love easy candies and these definitely hit the mark! So pretty too! Pinned!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    These are so pretty!! I bet they are highly addicting ;)

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner — November 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    These oreo truffles are an oldie but a goodie! Oreos rule. :)

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    Justine @ Cooking and Beer — January 4, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Oh my yum! I made these on New Year’s Eve. They were gone in 5 minutes. Also, there were only two of us…sooo…this was a total win! Thanks for such a delicious (and super duper easy!) recipe! – Justine

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 4th, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      I’m glad you liked them and that they were gone in a flash! Easy desserts that seem to disappear are the best ones :)

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