These Oreo balls are such a fun and easy treat to make! Just 3 ingredients and they’re no-bake. Follow this simple tutorial for the best ever Oreo truffles!
Good morning my friend! It really is a good morning for me, as I am on vacation with my family in the beautiful Dominican Republic.
It’s been glorious so far. The weather is warm and breezy and the sun is shining. We are getting lots of relaxation in, and it feels wonderful.
Before I left, I whipped up a quick batch of these Oreo Balls so that I could still have something to share with you, even though I’m away.
I chose this recipe because it is so quick and easy, and you only need 3 simple ingredients to make it! Also I feel like this site is a little light on candy recipe options (although I do have a great marshmallow recipe, an excellent how-to on making chocolate bark, and the most insanely good homemade moose munch recipe!)
But if you know someone who is a fan of cookies and cream, you have to make them these Oreo truffles! My oldest son LOVES them. They’re a perfect balance of deep, dark chocolate and creamy white chocolate, with a snappy candy coating and a soft, luscious filling.
HOW TO MAKE OREO BALLS
You are going to LOVE how easy this recipe is. There are seriously only three ingredients!
Start with a package of Oreos. Dump them in the food processor, and pulse until they just become sandy, fine crumbs. (The cookies and the filling can all go in- there is no need to remove the creme filling!)
Next, transfer the cookie crumbs to a big mixing bowl and toss in a brick of cream cheese. I like to use my stand mixer for this, but you could also use a hand mixer or just a wooden spoon.
Mix the cookie crumbs together with the cream cheese, until you have what looks like a stiff dough. It should only take about a minute.
Then just roll the mixture into little balls. I like to use a cookie scoop, because it helps me to get a uniform size. If you use a 1-tablespoon scoop to portion out the truffles, you should get about 35 candies total.
HOW TO MAKE OREO BALLS WITHOUT A FOOD PROCESSOR
If you don’t have a food processor, that’s totally ok! Just place the Oreos in a big plastic bag, and bash them with the back of a spoon until they’re all crumbly. It’s a great way to get your frustrations out, lol!
HOW TO DIP OREO BALLS IN CHOCOLATE
The third and final ingredient is chocolate. You are going to coat these Oreo balls with a thin layer of chocolate- YUM!
Just place candy melts (or roughly chopped bars) into a medium glass bowl and warm in the microwave. It’s best to go about 30 seconds at a time. Stir it frequently, and after about 2 minutes it should be beautifully smooth and liquid.
If you don’t have (or don’t want to use) a microwave, I have double boiler instructions below, so scroll all the way down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Once your chocolate is melty and gorgeous, just drop in the Oreo balls, one by one, and roll them around with a fork until they’re completely coated.
Fish the coated Oreo ball out with your fork, tapping it on the side of the bowl to allow the chocolate to smooth over and the excess to drip away. You can get a better idea of what this looks like when you watch the video in the recipe card below.
To garnish the candies, just sprinkle a pinch of Oreo crumbs on top of the still-wet chocolate coating. It looks so pretty and it also gives a hint at the chocolate-y goodness inside!
Or, you can drizzle them with a contrasting kind of melted chocolate. Sort of like I did with these chocolate covered strawberries!
Another great option for decorating would be to just hit them with some colorful sprinkles. This is a great idea for holidays like Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Valentine’s Day, or Fourth of July. You can find colors to celebrate the holiday and make them themed for the occasion.
WHAT KIND OF CHOCOLATE SHOULD OREO BALLS BE COVERED IN?
For what you see here, I used white chocolate candy melts.
But you could also use milk chocolate or dark chocolate. Whatever your heart desires!
I would just caution you against using chocolate chips. Most brands of chocolate chips contain stabilizers that prevent the chips from losing their shape during the baking process. This can make it really hard to have them melt smoothly.
Candy melts or baking bars are definitely the way to go for melting! They melt down to a beautiful, smooth liquid.
Pro tip: if your melted chocolate seems a little too thick, stir in a teaspoon or so of vegetable oil. It works like magic!
HOW TO STORE OREO TRUFFLE BALLS
These candies are fine at room temperature for a day or so. But if you plan on making them ahead, or if you have a lot of leftovers, it’s best to store them in the fridge since they contain cream cheese.
They should keep in the fridge for at least a week or two, if they last that long!
Or you can freeze them! Just place them in an airtight container, and they should last in the freezer for weeks or even months!
If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to brighten someone’s day, look no further than these Oreo balls. They’re such a nice treat!
And they would be great as a party favor too, so if you have a fun occasion coming up, this recipe might be the perfect little take-home for your guests!
As an amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
These Oreo balls are such a fun and easy treat to make! Just 3 ingredients and they're no-bake. Follow this simple tutorial for the best ever Oreo truffles!
Place the cookies in the bowl of a food processor* and pulse to fine crumbs.
Transfer all but about 1 tablespoon of the crumbs to a large mixing bowl, and add the cream cheese.
Mix until blended.
Scoop 1-inch diameter balls, and roll between the palms to shape into smooth spheres.
Chill in the refrigerator.
Place the white chocolate in a bowl and microwave** in 30 second intervals, stirring, until smooth and melted.
Coat the Oreo balls in the melted white chocolate, and sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs to garnish.
*If you don't have a food processor, just place the cookies in a zip-top bag and bash them to fine crumbs.
**Can also be melted over a double boiler. Heat about an inch of water in a small pot, place chocolate in a glass or metal bowl, and rest it on top. (The water should just barely be simmering, and the bottom of the bowl should not be touching the water.) Stir until smooth and melted.
A few more easy candy recipes: