White Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Cookie Balls

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No-Bake Oreo Balls — This Oreo balls recipe uses just 4 simple ingredients! If you’re looking for an easy no-bake dessert for cookie swaps or gift exchanges, this is it!

No-Bake Oreo Balls on red coaster

No-Bake Oreo Balls Recipe

I think we’ve all had these Oreo cookie balls. And if you haven’t, you’d 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.

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.

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.

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!

No-Bake Oreo Balls decorated with festive sprinkles

What’s in This Oreo Balls Recipe?

There are only 4 ingredients in these Oreo truffles:

  • Oreos
  • Cream Cheese
  • White Chocolate
  • Sprinkles

When sprinkles are one of the key ingredients in a recipe, I know I’m going to love it! 

stack of three oreo cookie balls

How to Make Oreo Balls

To make this Oreo balls recipe, simply crush one standard package of Oreos, 36 cookies. I used my food processor to create crumbs in about 30 seconds. You could also crush the Oreos by placing them in a Ziploc and rolling over it with a rolling pin. Then, mix in 8 ounces softened, brick-style cream cheese. 

Roll the dough into about 48 one-inch balls. 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.

oreo cream cheese balls on red beaded coasters

The easiest way to dip the Oreo balls into chocolate 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.

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 Oreo cream cheese balls, refrigerate or freeze them to really set the chocolate. 

oreo truffles decorated with festive sprinkles

Can I Use Another Flavor of Oreo? 

Yes, I used old-fashioned, classic Oreos, but the recipe will work with Golden, Mint, Chocolate-Filled, Birthday Cake or your favorite Oreos.

Can I Use Low-Fat 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.

oreo balls on red beaded coasters

Can I Freeze Oreo Balls? 

Yes, these Oreo truffles will keep for up to 4 months in the freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy them, pop them in the fridge to thaw. 

oreo cookie balls on red coaster

Can I Use Another Cookie in This Recipe? 

I’m not sure. The great thing about Oreos is that they’re sandwiched with creme, which adds flavor and helps bind these Oreo cookie balls together. If you used another store-bought cookie, like Chips Ahoy, I’m not sure the consistency would be right. 

White Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Cookie Balls - Only 4 ingredients (and one of them is sprinkles) in these easy treats that everyone loves! Perfect for holiday parties!!

Tips for Making Oreo 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 like dipping my Oreo cookie balls into 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.

No-Bake Oreo Balls — This Oreo balls recipe uses just 4 simple ingredients! If you're looking for an easy no-bake dessert for cookie swaps or gift exchanges, this is it!

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Yield: 48 small truffles

White Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Balls

White Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Balls

This Oreo balls recipe uses just 4 simple ingredients! If you're looking for an easy no-bake dessert for cookie swaps or gift exchanges, this is it!

Prep Time 1 hour
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours

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

Instructions

    1. Add Oreos to the container of a food processor and process until finely crushed. Alternately, place Oreos inside a large Ziploc 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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Comments

  1. Red velvet oreos look (and taste!) great for this recipe, especially with white chocolate coating. I use Ghiradelli chips for coating. I melt them 30 sec at a time in the the microwave. I like to stripe dark chocolate over white covering and white over dark.

  2. 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

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

  3. 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!

    1. 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!

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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.

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

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

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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.

    1. 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.

  14. 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!!

  15. 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

  16. 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?!?

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

  18. 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!

    1. 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 :)

  19. 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!

  20. 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 :)

  21. 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!

    1. 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! :)

  22. 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! :)

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

  24. 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!

  25. 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!