Oreo Cookie Balls

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This Oreo Cookie Ball Recipe is an easy no-bake holiday treat made with just three ingredients. Enjoy these Oreo balls with your family and friends on any occasion.

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Oreos History

Oreos were introduced by the Nabisco company in 1912. Although it’s not clear who first designed the cookie, or even how the name “Oreo” came about, they were very similar to another cookies and cream biscuit at the time, called the Hydrox, which consisted of two chocolate cookies and a cream filling.

Today’s Oreo cookies were designed by Sam Porcello, who slightly modified the original recipe to create the snack we know and love.

These no-bake Oreo cream cheese truffles are simple, delicious, and adaptable. Cover them in your favorite toppings to make the perfect holiday dessert!

  • 10 Minute Prep: This easy Oreo balls recipe only takes 10 minutes to prep, leaving you with plenty of time to focus on holiday preparations.
  • Easy Ingredients: To make Oreo balls, you only need three ingredients, all of which can probably be found in the baking aisle of your local grocery store.
  • Family Friendly: This is a great recipe to make with your kids!
  • Adaptable: There’s no end to the toppings and flavors you can add to these Oreo truffles. Cover in crushed peppermint or a chocolate drizzle to make them even more delicious. You can also insert a stick to make them into cake pops.

If you’re looking for more Oreo recipes, try these Oreo Cheesecake Cookies, Oreo Fudge, and Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Are There Tricks to Making these Oreo Truffle Balls?

Four white and dark chocolate treats.

Freeze the Oreo cookie mixture before dipping them into the chocolate to make the process way easier. Then, top with crushed Oreo crumbs for extra texture.

Ingredient Notes for Oreo Truffle Balls

Chocolate, cookies, cream cheese for the treats.
  • Oreo Cookies: Use one package of Oreos, divided into halves.
  • Brick Cream Cheese: Use softened room temperature cream cheese.
  • Chocolate or Candy: Use chocolate melting wafers, baking chocolate bars, or any kind of chocolate you like for this Oreo truffle cookie recipe.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions to Make Oreo Balls

  • Extracts: Add different-flavored extracts to your cookies, like peppermint, vanilla, or almond for the cream cheese filling.
  • Toppings: Decorate your cookies with sprinkles, chopped chocolate, or drizzled icing.
  • Seasons: Use orange chocolate melts for Halloween oreo balls or red for valentines day.

Special Equipment Needed

  • Food Processor: You’ll need a food processor to crush your Oreos into fine crumbs.

These Oreo cream cheese truffles are easy to make, and even easier to eat! Follow these simple steps for a new holiday favorite.


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These are the basic steps for making Oreo cookie balls. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Mixing the balls and placing on a baking tray.

Step 1: Add the Oreo and Crush

First, place 9 of the cookies in food processor and pulse to fine crumbs. Reserve for later use. Then, crush the remaining cookies into a fine powder, add softened cream cheese, and mix in a hand mixer until well blended.

Step 2: Roll

Roll the Oreo mixture into 42 balls, about one inch in diameter. You can also use a tablespoon cookie scoop to ensure uniform size. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, then use a spoon to dip the cookie dough balls into the melted chocolate with a fork, wipe excess on the edge of the bowl. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper, and allow the excess chocolate to drip off. Sprinkle the dipped balls with crushed Oreo cookie crumbs.

Step 3: Place the Oreo Balls on a baking sheet in the Fridge and Chill the Balls

Cover and refrigerate the balls for at least 1 hour, or until firm. Remove balls to an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. You can also freeze the balls for up to three months.

Dipping the balls in the fridge and decorating the oreo cookie balls.

Recipe FAQs for Oreo Truffle Cookies

Use a fork to dip the balls in the melted chocolate, then turn to let excess chocolate drip off, or the cookies will have too much chocolate. Place on the cookie sheet and carefully slide the fork out.

Use low-fat or fat free cream-cheese, as well as low-calorie chocolate. Gluten-free cookies are an option as well.

Yes. Try making peppermint bark, pumpkin spice, chocolate, toffee, or golden Oreos.

Of course, you can freeze the balls stored in an airtight container for up to three months. Remove the balls and add them to your cookie platter as you like. Oreo balls will keep well with paper-lined layers in between.

A top shot of the chocolate Christmas treat.
  • Chocolate: Use any chocolate coating to dip the Oreo truffles, such as white chocolate, candy melting wafers, milk chocolate, mint chocolate chips, or almond bark. Add a little coconut oil if the chocolate is too thick.
  • Variation tip: No food processor? Use a zip-top bag and a rolling pin to crush the Oreos.
  • Alternate ingredient: Crushed nuts or a candy coating add a wonderful crunch to these Oreo cream cheese truffle balls. Or try mint oreo or red velvet. Top with mini chocolate chips for fun.
  • Dietary consideration tip: A low-sugar or sugar-free chocolate such as Choczero or Lily’s can be great with these Christmas Oreo balls.
  • Melt: You can also melt the chocolate using a double boiler.
A stack of oreo cookie balls on a platter.
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Oreo Cookie Ball Recipe

Yield: 42 pieces
Prep: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes
This Oreo Cookie Ball recipe is an easy no-bake holiday treat made with just three ingredients. Enjoy these Oreo balls with your family and friends on any occasion.
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  • 16 ounces OREO Cookies, 1 package, divided
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened, , 1 package
  • 16 ounces Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted, 8, 2 packages


  • Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.)
  • Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl.
  • Add cream cheese; mix until well blended.
  • Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
  • Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet.
  • Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.
  • Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs or other toppings.
  • Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Add Extract: Vanilla extract, vanilla extract, peppermint extract etc to the truffles.
  • Chocolate: Use any chocolate to dip the oreo truffles, white chocolate candy melts, chocolate chips, almond bark, whatever you like. Milk chocolate is great too. Use a variety and some for decorating too. Add a little coconut oil if the chocolate is too thick.
  • Variation tip: No food processor? Use a zip top bag and a rolling pin to crush the oreos.
  • Alternate ingredient: Crushed nuts are wonderful crunch to this recipe.
  • Dietary consideration tip: A low sugar or sugar free chocolate such as choczero or lily’s can be great for this recipe.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

38 thoughts on “Oreo Cookie Balls”

  1. These are so good! My sister makes these every Christmas!
    I’m just now catching up on my links from last weeks Catch a Glimpse party. Thanks for linking up!

  2. these do look really yummy and kid friendly. i tend to make “adult” truffles and the kids turn up their nose..now these…the whole family can enjoy! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

  3. My husband is addicted to Oreos; he would adore these!

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday…

    Have a stress-free holiday!


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