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.
Course candy, Dessert
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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.
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 truffles. 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.