Oreo Balls (Oreo Truffles)

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These Oreo Balls are an easy and delicious no-bake dessert made with only 4 ingredients! They are so good you won’t be able to eat just one. Watch the video and follow the step-by-step photo instructions to learn how to make the best Oreo truffles recipe ever! A perfect summer treat and sure to be the star of your Christmas dessert platter. 

front view of an Oreo ball cut in half so the inside of is visible


I remember the first time I made Oreo Balls. I couldn’t believe that a few simple ingredients came together to make such a delicious dessert. Well, over the years I perfected the recipe, adding a secret ingredient to make the best Oreo balls recipe ever. 

These Oreo Truffles are a great no-bake treat to make in the summer, or as a quick and easy addition to your Christmas cookie platters (like these no bake chocolate peanut butter bars and these chocolate peanut butter balls) in December.

You can coat them in milk, dark or white chocolate or use colored candy melts to make them festive for any occasion! Add sprinkles to the top for extra flair! 

front view of a serving platting with 7 Oreo balls

Oreo Balls: Ingredients & Substitutions

overhead view of the ingredients in this Oreo balls recipe
  • Oreos. I recommend regular or double stuff Oreos in these Oreo cookie balls. You can mix this up by using fun flavors of Oreos; golden, mint, birthday cake, etc. You can also use the colored ones during the holidays for a festive twist (topped with fun sprinkles of course).
    • You can also use Oreo-like cookies. We love the Trader Joes  JoJo’s (especially using the peppermint ones at Christmas). Glutino makes a gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookie if you need to avoid gluten. 
  • Cream Cheese.  Using full-fat cream cheese results in the most delicious, rich Oreo cream cheese balls. however you could use reduced fat if you’d prefer. You can also use vegan cream cheese for a dairy-free version. 
  • Sea Salt. Adding a pinch of sea salt really brings everything together. You can use table salt as well. 
  • Vanilla Extract. This ingredient is what took this Oreo balls recipe from good to wow. Please don’t leave it out! It takes the flavor to the next level. You could also substitute other extracts for unique flavors – peppermint at Christmas time, almond extract for a nutty flavor, etc. 
  • Semisweet Chocolate.  You can use any chocolate you’d like to coat these Oreo truffles! Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, colored chocolate melting discs for different holidays, etc. 
front view of an Oreo ball cut in half so the inside of is visible

How to make Oreo Balls

These Oreo truffles are so easy to make, but as always, we’ll walk through the process step-by-step to ensure your success. And don’t forget to watch the video too! 

Crush the Oreos

Once you have chosen the Oreo variety (double stuf for me), they need to be crushed. I prefer to use a food processor fitted with the “S” blade because it’s so quick and easy. 

If you don’t have a food processor, you can place the cookies in a plastic bag and smash them with a rolling pin until they are a fine powder. This is a fun way to let the kids help, although it takes longer and is significantly messier! 

two overhead photos showing how to make Oreo balls

Combine Cream Cheese, Vanilla and Sea Salt

In the bowl of a standing mixer, or in a large bowl with a hand-held mixer, beat together the cream cheese, vanilla and sea salt until the mixture is light and fluffy. You might need to pause, scrape down the sides of your bowl and beat again. 

Once the ingredients are combined well, scrape down the sides and gather the cream cheese mixture to the bottom of the bowl. 

two overhead photos showing how to make Oreo truffles

Add the crushed Oreos to the mixing bowl and beat until combined.

two overhead photos showing how to make Oreo balls

Form into Oreo Balls

Next, line a large baking tray (or two medium trays) with wax paper. Then use a 1 TBS measuring spoon or cookie scoop to measure and scoop the Oreo truffles.

Then roll into Oreo cookie balls and set them in rows on the prepared baking sheet. Continue until all the Oreo mixture is used.

Freeze to harden

Place the baking sheet lined with Oreo cream cheese balls into the freezer to harden for at least 30 minutes, and up to overnight. If you freeze them longer than 3 hours, be sure to cover them in plastic wrap to avoid freezer burn. 

two overhead photos showing how to make Oreo balls

Coat in Chocolate

When you’re ready to make the Oreo balls, once they have hardened in the freezer, melt the chocolate for coating either in the microwave or over a double boiler on the stovetop (preferred method because it helps keep the chocolate warm throughout dipping).

 Dip hardened Oreo balls into the melted chocolate using a fork. Place back on the wax-paper lined baking sheet to harden. If desired, sprinkle with crushed Oreos, sprinkles, etc. while the chocolate is still wet and not yet set.

Let set at room temperature for 60 minutes, or in the refrigerator or freezer for shorter to harden. If desired, drizzle more chocolate or white chocolate on top of the hardened Oreo balls for a finished look.

two photos showing how to make Oreo balls

Serve

These Oreo cookie balls are best when served at room temperature. If you place them in the refrigerator or freezer to harden completely, make sure to remove them and give them enough time to come to room temperature before eating. 

Store/Freeze

Store the Oreo cream cheese balls in an airtight container or on a plate covered in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

Freeze them in an airtight container for up to 2 months!

front view of Oreo balls on a serving platter with mini Oreos

FAQS about Oreo Balls

Here are some commonly asked questions about making this Oreo balls recipe.

How do you decorate Oreo Truffles?

There are SO many different ways to make these Oreo balls fun and festive for any occasion! 
First, you can choose to coat them in colored candy melts to give them a colorful exterior. Think orange for Halloween, red or green for Christmas, pastel colors for Easter, etc. 
You can also add toppings to the Oreo truffles immediately after dipping in chocolate before it hardens. Some suggestions are:
A dash of crushed Oreos
your favorite sprinkles
chopped nuts
chopped chocolate
Mini chocolate chips
You can also let the Oreo balls harden and then decorate them with a drizzle extra melted white or dark chocolate or colored candy melts. 

Do you have to refrigerate Oreo balls?

If you plan on waiting a few days to eat these Oreo truffles, then yes I recommend storing them in the refrigerator. Refrigerating also helps the chocolate set faster. If you plan to eat them the day they are made, refrigeration is not necessary. 

How long do Oreo balls last?

These Oreo cookie balls will last for 3 days at room temperature, 1 week in the refrigerator, and 2 months in the freezer. 

How many calories are in an Oreo ball?

This Oreo balls recipe makes 32 truffles and they are each 190 calories, if you follow the recipe exactly. 

overhead view of half of an Oreo truffle so the inside is visible

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Best Oreo Balls (Oreo Truffles)

Laura
These Oreo Balls are an easy and delicious no-bake dessert made with only 4 ingredients! They are so good you won't be able to eat just one. Watch the video and follow the step-by-step photo instructions to learn how to make the best Oreo truffles recipe ever! A perfect summer treat and sure to be the star of your Christmas dessert platter. 
5 from 2 votes
Course candy, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 32 Oreo Balls
Calories 190
Prep Time30 minutes
Chilling Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Put Oreos in a food processor fitted with an “S” blade. Process until fine crumbs form, about 60-90 seconds. Pulsing to loosen any cookies that get stuck in the blades. Set aside. (If you don't have a food processor, you can place the cookies in a plastic bag and smash them with a heavy rolling pin until they are a fine powder).
  • Combine vanilla, sea salt and cream cheese in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat until fluffy (60 seconds).
  • Add crushed Oreos and beat until combined.
  • Line a large baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Use a 1 TBS measuring spoon to scoop truffles, then roll into balls and set them in rows on the prepared baking sheet. Continue until all the Oreo mixture is used.
  • Place the Oreo balls in the freezer to harden for at least 30 minutes (up to overnight – just wrap them with plastic wrap if you freeze for more than 3 hours).
  • When you’re ready to make the Oreo balls, once they have hardened in the freezer, melt the chocolate for coating either in the microwave or over a double boiler on the stovetop (preferred method because it helps keep the chocolate warm throughout dipping).
  • Dip hardened Oreo balls into the melted chocolate and place back on the wax-paper lined baking sheet to harden. If desired, sprinkle with crushed Oreos, sprinkles, etc. while the chocolate is still wet and not yet set.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 60 minutes, or in the refrigerator or freezer for shorter to harden. If desired, drizzle more chocolate or white chocolate on top of the hardened Oreo balls for a finished look.

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Notes

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Oreos. I recommend regular or double stuff Oreos. You can mix this up by using fun flavors of Oreos; golden, mint, birthday cake, etc. You can also use the colored ones during the holidays for a festive twist (topped with fun sprinkles of course). 
    • You can also use Oreo-like cookies. We love the Trader Joes  JoJo’s (especially using the peppermint ones at Christmas). Glutino makes a gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookie if you need to avoid gluten. 
  • Cream Cheese.  I suggest using full-fat cream cheese, however you can use reduced fat if you’d prefer. You can also use vegan cream cheese for a dairy-free version. 
  • Vanilla Extract. This ingredient is what took this Oreo balls recipe from good to wow. Please don’t leave it out! It takes the flavor to the next level. You could also substitute other extracts for unique flavors – peppermint at Christmas time, almond extract for a nutty flavor, etc. 
  • Semisweet Chocolate.  You can use any chocolate you’d like to coat these Oreo truffles! Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, colored chocolate melting discs for different holidays, etc. 

Store/Freeze

Store the Oreo cream cheese balls in an airtight container or on a plate covered in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 
Freeze them in an airtight container for up to 2 months!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Oreo Ball | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made Oreo truffles for the first time using this recipe on 12/12/2020. The result was great, no issues. I even piped the chocolate drizzle to make a neat design like you did. Sadly, I forgot to take a picture before they all got devoured. But I’ll be making these again soon & will photograph them then.

    I didn’t have a food processor, and my cheap blender wasn’t good at crushing the Oreos. So I used my small black & decker food chopper (it’s like a small food processor with a small S-blade). I had to do multiple batches but the results were great.

    I also don’t have a stand mixer, so just used a handheld mixer with the two beater attachments.

  2. I love the mixture of the cream and the cookies in Oreos. I think that’s what makes them good for a truffle! :). these are gorgeous Laura!