Oreo Balls for Christmas

I haven’t met a person that doesn’t love Oreos. These Oreo Balls are super easy to make and take only three ingredients plus the decorating. Give them as Christmas gifts, add them to your cookie exchange trays or make a batch for your family to enjoy!

Oreo Balls decorated for Christmas

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Raise your hand if you love giving homemade treats for the holidays! 

Raise both hands if you are busy and don’t have a lot of time to make the homemade treats! 

Well, these Oreo Balls for Christmas are for you!

These Oreo Balls are simple to make, only 2 ingredients plus the candy coating and I had the whole batch done in about 15 minutes (not counting the chilling time).

Oreo Balls on cake stands

During the holiday season, it’s great to have easy recipes that take little time to make. Bonus if they take few ingredients, are quick to make and the family can help make them. 

Win – Win – Win – Win…right?

These Oreo Balls are similar to the Mint Oreo Truffles for St. Patrick’s Day, but they are decorated especially for Christmas. 

Ingredients for Oreo Balls

Oreo Balls for Christmas

Ingredients

  • Mint Oreo Cookies – you will need a whole family size package
  • Cream Cheese
  • Almond Bark – you can also use chocolate chips or other chocolate for melting, I like Almond Bark the best
  • Sprinkles
  • Colored Candy Melts – this is optional, but fun to decorate the balls with

Kitchen Essentials Needed

  • Large Bowl
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Food Processor – this one is my absolute favorite, I like it as well as my stand mixer
  • Cookie Dough Scoop – this is optional, but makes forming the Oreo balls much easier
  • Microwave Safe Bowls
  • Forks – several for dipping
  • Parchment Paper
  • Squeeze Bottles if you are adding red and green stripes

 

How to make Oreo Balls

How to Make Oreo Balls

  1. Add softened cream cheese to bowl
  2. Crush Oreo cookies including the centers in food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, you can also use a resealable bag and a rolling pin to crush them. 
  3. Add cookie crumbs to bowl with cream cheese
  4. Stir the cream cheese and crumbs together until well combined
  5. Using a cookie dough scoop, form the ball
  6. Roll the ball between your hands until it’s smooth, place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Chill for at least 30 minutes, longer is fine. 
  7. Place chocolate in microwave safe bowl and melt. Start with 1 minute, then stir. Heat for 30 second intervals, stirring after each heating. Stop when there are a few bits of chocolate left, then stir until completely melted. 
  8. Using a fork, dip the Oreo ball into the chocolate and shake off excess. ** see my tips below for dipping
  9. Place of parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  10. Add sprinkles immediately

Decorating Oreo Balls

To add the color stripes – 

  1. Melt colored candy melts in microwave safe bowl, then transfer to a squeeze bottle. I like using a small bottle for this step. ** see tips below for colored chocolate
  2. Start by squeezing the chocolate onto the parchment paper, then swirl on top of the Oreo ball
  3. Repeat with another color if you like

Oreo Balls for Christmas

How to Dip Oreo Balls in Chocolate

Dipping the balls in chocolate takes some patience, here are some tips that I found helpful…

  1. I like using Almond Bark, it melts well and dipping is easy with it. However, because of the dark color of the truffles, it doesn’t coat completely.
  2. Add sprinkles not only because it’s fun, but it also hides any imperfections that the chocolate doesn’t cover.
  3. Work with just a small amount of melted chocolate at a time. Again, because of the dark color of Oreo balls, there are small amounts that fall off into the chocolate.
  4. I like working with Wilton Candy Melts, but they are thicker than Almond Bark. If you find that your chocolate is thick, add a very small amount of cooking oil at a time and stir well until you get the desired consistency.
  5. Be sure to have all your sprinkles ready to go, the dipping process moves very quickly.
  6. Use the two forks method when dipping, use the fork to dip the balls and let the excess chocolate drain between the fork back into the bowl. Then use another fork (or knife) to gently move the ball from the fork to the lined cookie sheet.

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Oreo Balls for Christmas

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Christmas Candy    Cream Cheese Mints    Hot Fudge Sauce    Christmas Candy Crunch

 

Oreo Balls for Christmas

Oreo Balls for Christmas

Yield: 39-40
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

These Oreo Balls are super easy to make and take only three ingredients plus the decorating. Give them as Christmas gifts, add them to your cookie exchange trays or make a batch for your family to enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1 pound 4 oz) Mint Oreo Cookies
  • 1 block (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
  • Almond Bark - white and chocolate
  • Christmas Sprinkles
  • Red and Green Candy Melts

Instructions

    1. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
    2. Add softened cream cheese to bowl
    3. Crush Oreo cookies including the centers in food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, you can also use a resealable bag and a rolling pin to crush them. 
    4. Add cookie crumbs to bowl with cream cheese
    5. Stir the cream cheese and crumbs together until well combined
    6. Using a cookie dough scoop, form the ball
    7. Roll the ball between your hands until it’s smooth
    8. Place on lined cookie sheet
    9. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, longer is fine
    10. Place chocolate in microwave safe bowl and melt. Start with 1 minute, then stir. Heat for 30 second intervals, stirring after each heating. Stop when there are a few bits of chocolate left, then stir until completely melted. 
    11. Using a fork, dip the Oreo ball into the chocolate and shake off excess.
    12. Place on lined cookie sheet, removing from fork with another fork or knife
    13. Add sprinkles immediately


    For Colored Candy Melts

    1. Melt colored candy melts in microwave safe bowl, then transfer to a squeeze bottle. I like using a small bottle for this step
    2. Start by squeezing the chocolate onto the parchment paper, then swirl on top of the Oreo ball
    3. Repeat with another color if you like


    Let Oreo Balls set until hardened

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 14Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

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