These No Bake Christmas Oreo Balls are super fun to make and are made with just three ingredients! You’ll love the rich creamy center and delicious chocolate coating. All you need are Oreo sandwich cookies, cream cheese, melting chocolate, and a little imagination when decorating. It takes just a little bit of time to make this tasty recipe! These Oreo Balls are perfect for your next holiday party!
For another simple cookie with premade pie crust check out this Easy Christmas Cookie For Cookie Exchange Recipe.
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WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- These delicious bite-sized treats are always a crowd-pleaser!
- They are easy to make, require no baking, and have just a few simple ingredients.
- Plus, they look so festive with their colorful dark and white chocolate coating and sprinkles!
- It’s the perfect treat this holiday season when you have chocolate cravings.
- Make all year long with seasonal Oreo cookie flavors like mint cookies!
If you love Christmas desserts like this one, then you may also enjoy this popular Mexican Wedding Cookies recipe!
FREAKY FRIDAY VIRTUAL COOKIE EXCHANGE
Today you are in for a a fun blog hop virtual cookie exchange. My friend Michaela from An Affair from the Heart is the master organizer of this event. I’ve been a participant for YEARS, and each year I look forward to our virtual cookie exchange.
During other times of the year we get to pick any recipe we want to recreate from our assigned website. If you have followed along previous Freaky Friday blog hop events then you might remember this Jalapeno Popper Chicken recipe, Greek Style Cauliflower Rice Salad or this Bucatini Pasta with Sausage recipe. All from fellow blogger’s websites.
You might quickly notice that this Freaky Friday round is a little different. Today is all about cookies, candies, and treats that would be perfect for a cookie exchange.
HOSTESS AT HEART
For this virtual cookie exchange I get the pleasure of kicking off the baking season with these Christmas Oreo Balls created by Julie from Hostess At Heart!
Julie has so many delicious recipes on her beautiful website, and once you start looking through her recipes you’ll notice that she offers something for everyone’s tastebuds!
She loves to cook and bake and it shows in all her recipes; beautiful step by step photos, clear instructions and lots of tips so that you will be successful when making her recipe yourself.
Oh, and mentioning sourdough reminds me that you must check out Julie’s Bread Recipes. She has the most comprehensive list of bread, muffins, and rolls I ever seen. If you’ve ever wanted to lean how to bake a variety of breads with yeast, Julie will teach you! Grab a cup of coffee and take a peek… you’ll be in awe and inspired to get baking!
If you aren’t following Julie yet, join her on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. You will love the variety of recipes Julie has on her site. She really has something for everyone and she’s a really sweet lady to boot!
Let’s make these delicious no bake Christmas Oreo Balls!
You only need a few common kitchen tools to help you make this simple Christmas dessert recipe. These kitchen tools may be items already found in your kitchen.
- baking sheets
- parchment paper or wax paper
- food processor
- cookie scoop or mini ice cream scoop
- microwave-safe bowl
You only need a few simple ingredients to make this homemade no-bake Christmas dessert recipe. All of these ingredients should be easy to find at your local grocery store or in your pantries already!
- Oreo sandwich cookies – get the regular cookies, not the double stuffed.
- Cream cheese – full-fat, room temperature
- Melting chocolate or candy melts, almond bark, dark or white chocolate
- Garnishes: Sweetened shredded coconut, crushed nuts, cookie crumbs, crushed peppermint candy, candy canes, or colored sprinkles
HOW TO MAKE THIS NO BAKE CHRISTMAS OREO BALLS RECIPE
Making these Oreo balls is so simple. First, break up the cookies and cut the cream cheese into chunks, then just follow the directions below and you will have a simple dessert for your holiday parties in no time at all.
STEP 1: LINE BAKING SHEETS WITH PARCHMENT PAPER
Line baking sheets with waxed paper or parchment paper.
STEP 2: CRUSH THE OREO COOKIES IN A FOOD PROCESSOR
Place the broken Oreo cookies into a food processor. Pulse several times until the cookies become fine crumbs.
STEP 3: ADD THE CREAM CHEESE
Add the cream cheese to the food processor with the cookie crumbs.
STEP 4: MIX UNTIL WELL COMBINED AND IN A BALL
Pulse the food processor a couple of times or until the crumbs and cream cheese combines like a dough. You want the mix to hold together so that it forms a large ball.
STEP 5: SHAPE THE OREO BALLS
Using a small cookie scoop, portion the cookie dough into 1-inch balls and roll with your palms into a smooth ball. Place on a prepared baking sheet.
STEP 6: CHILL THE OREO BALLS
Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until firm.
STEP 7: MELT THE CHOCOLATE
Melt dipping chocolate in a microwave according to the package directions on place on a double boiler and simmer until melted and smooth.
STEP 8: DIP THE OREO BALL INTO THE CHOCOLATE
Dip each ball into the melted chocolate and tap to remove the excess chocolate.
STEP 9: DECORATE
Place the cookie ball on the prepared cookie sheet and let sit for a couple of minutes to set, then decorate by rolling in coconut or sprinkle with additional cookie crumbs or sprinkles.
WHAT TO SERVE
These Christmas Oreo Balls are great on their own, but you can also serve them at your next Christmas party with Coquito Cocktail for an excellent adult treat, a Copycat Starbucks Skinny Mocha. Or with a snack like this White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn.
Here are a few tips to help you make these Christmas Oreo Balls.
- You will need to use regular Oreo cookies not the double stuff for this no bake recipe.
- Make sure the Oreo balls are chilled well before you dip them in the melted chocolate. Otherwise, they will fall apart in the warm chocolate.
- If you want to chill these oreo balls quickly, you can pop them in the freezer for about 20 minutes instead.
- If the chocolate starts to thicken up while you’re dipping the Oreo balls, just place it back in the microwave or double boiler and heat it until melted.
- Be creative with your garnishes! Have fun and get creative to make each cookie unique.
- Add a teaspoon of mint extract to the cookie mix for a different festive flavor.
- The easiest way to finely crushed Oreos is by using a food processor. However, if you don’t have one on hand, you can use a ziplock bag and a rolling pin instead for these festive treats.
- If you are melting chocolate chips instead of using candy melts, I recommend that you temper the chocolate with a small amount of coconut oil or shortening to make sure that it melts smoothly.
- I like to use the microwave to melt the chocolate since it’s easy. But, you can also use the double boiler method if you prefer.
HOW TO STORE
These Oreo Balls need to be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week. Make sure that the balls are stored in an airtight container and not touching each other.
If you want to freeze these Oreo Balls, do so before dipping them in chocolate. Place them in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months.
They can also be frozen after they are dipped however, the chocolate may bloom. This means the chocolate will change color, though it’s still safe to eat.
Do you have questions about this Oreo cream cheese balls recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this Oreo ball recipe.
If your Oreo balls are sticky that means that they need to chill more. Once the cream cheese hardens up, your Oreo truffles should no longer be sticky.
Oreo truffles are made with cream cheese, crushed Oreo cookies, and then dipped in chocolate.
Yes, Oreo truffles should also be stored in the fridge when you are not serving them.
OTHER DELICIOUS RECIPES YOU MAY ENJOY
No Bake Christmas Oreo Balls Recipe
- 1 16 ounce package Oreo Sandwich Cookies
- 8 ounce Cream Cheese full-fat at room temperature
- 16 ounce melting chocolate candy melts, almond bark, dark or white chocolate
- Garnishes; shredded coconut chopped nuts, colored sprinkles, crushed peppermint candy, cookie crumbs
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper or waxed paper and set aside.
- Break apart the cookies and slice the cream cheese into chunks.
- Place cookies in a food process and pulse 4-5 times or until the cookies turn to crumbs.
- Add the cream cheese to the food processor and blend until the mixture is combined forming a dough.
- With a cookie scoop portion the dough into 1-inch balls, and roll with the palms of your hands before placing on the prepared cookie sheets. Refrigerate for one hour.
- Melt dipping chocolate in a microwave according to the package directions on place on a double boiler and simmer until melted and smooth.
- Dip each ball into the chocolate and gently coat all sides with chocolate.
- Place the cookie ball on the prepared cookie sheet and let sit for a couple of minutes to set, then decorate by rolling in coconut or sprinkle with additional cookie crumbs or sprinkles.
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