Oreo cookie balls are a quick and easy treat to take to your next potluck. With only three ingredients and zero bake time, you can whip these up in a pinch.
Watch them carefully because they will disappear quickly. Fortunately, a chocolate ring around the mouth will help you catch the culprit!
This recipe is so simple, the entire family can help with the baking process. Little hands will love to help crunch the cookies.
Dip these puppies in chocolate and call it a day. Customize your Oreo balls with different flavored drizzles and sprinkles.
They are the perfect treat for any occasion! It is scientifically proven that no one will be disappointed when eating an Oreo ball.
Oreo Cookie Balls
In this recipe, classic Oreo cookies are crushed creme and all to form a chocolate powder. The powder is then mixed with cream cheese and shaped into balls.
The resulting treat resembles an elegant truffle or fancy chocolate. The white candy coating is a gorgeous final touch to an already rich and tasty dessert.
By refrigerating the “dough,” you can guarantee an easy to work with consistency.
When the dough doesn’t stick, it’s easier to get those perfectly round pieces you are working for.
One of the best things about Oreo cookie balls is that they’re no-bake and ready to eat the minute you finish shaping them.
If you are feeling patient, you can wait until the white candy coating has cooled and solidified, but this kind of torture is not mandatory.
I already spoiled this a little bit, but this fantastic recipe only has three ingredients.
This is perfect for when you’re running late and need to just zip into the grocery store.
Oreo Cookies: Or some version of a creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookie. This is where the recipe gets its name and is the backbone of the dessert.
Any brand of Oreo creme cookie will do. If you like eating them, they will work in this recipe.
Cream Cheese: Cream cheese acts as the binding agent for this recipe. It’s incorporated into the Oreo cookie crumbs, creating texture you can mix and mold.
Because cream cheese is not shelf-stable, any leftover Oreo balls, should you have any, will need to be refrigerated.
Vanilla Candy Coating: This candy coating is used as the final casing for the Oreo cookie balls. Use any spare coating as decor and drizzle it on top of the cookie balls for decoration.
Tips and Tricks
Oreo cookie balls are rather simple to make, and the following tips will help make sure your final batch is successful.
Once you have formed your truffle balls, you will need to dip them in candy coating to help hold them together.
There are a few methods to accomplish this, one being the toothpick method.
Stick a toothpick into the cookie ball and then use that to turn the ball while using a spoon to smother it in melted candy coating.
You could also use two spoons to roll the ball through the coating and then remove it to a wax-papered surface to cool and solidify.
When making Oreo cookie balls, it can be tempting to buy double or even triple stuffed Oreos. I get it, I prefer to eat those, too.
In the case of this recipe, those bags of cookies will have too much creme in the center. Who would have ever thought that would be a problem?
Instead, use regular stuffed Oreos to make sure there isn’t too much creme in the mix.
Once the filling has been mixed, with cookie crumbs and cream cheese well combined, it can be helpful to chill the filling.
The chilled filling is less sticky and simpler to work with than room temperature. This will allow you to shape the balls better.
Add-Ins for Oreo Cookie Balls
Like any good recipe, Oreo cookie balls are customizable with a limitless number of options for various mix-ins and add-ins.
Some change the flavor completely, while others more affect the texture. They will ruin the three-ingredient shopping list but are definitely worth trying.
One option is to spike your Oreo balls with a cream-based liquor, such as Baileys or Kahlua.
You could then top the truffle with ground espresso bean or chocolate sprinkles.
You could also add a nut paste directly into the mixture. Try peanut butter or Nutella, stirred right into the “dough” for a rich, more complex Oreo ball flavor.
Candy pieces are always a good option. Chop up some of your favorite candy pieces and add them to both the inside and outside of your Oreo ball.
This could be Butterfinger pieces or small candies such Reese’s pieces or M&Ms.
For a seasonal flair, chopped up peppermint pieces are a great option. Peppermint and chocolate pair so well together and are a match made in heaven.
With all of these options, you can make Oreo balls that are custom-designed to your needs and palette preferences.
How to Store the Cookie Balls
As mentioned before, the cream cheese inside the Oreo balls is not shelf-stable. Because of this, the Oreo cookie balls will need to be refrigerated.
Place your Oreo balls in an airtight container and keep them refrigerated.
They will stay fresh for up to a week in the refrigerator, or through the cream cheese expiration date. Make sure to know which one comes first!
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