These delicious no-bake Oreo Cookie Balls are easy to make with Oreo cookies, cream cheese and dipped in a vanilla candy coating!
A NO-BAKE OREO COOKIE TREAT
Each holiday these little Oreo Cookie Balls show up on nearly every potluck table. They are one of those things that are ridiculously easy to make and everyone seems to rave about. I have been known to bribe people with these little gems.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I'm not sure why they call it almond bark. It's not made from almonds and it doesn't taste like almonds. It's like a chocolate coating. Almond bark can be found in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips.
Until you get used to working with almond bark, you may tend to overuse the amount of you actually need for each ball. So, you may want to buy an extra package of the almond bark just in case.
The store brand almond bark is the cheapest coating to buy. If you can find CandiQuik brand, that would be a better brand choice. I do think that white melting wafers tend to melt better but they are a bit more expensive than the other options. They seem to be easier to use when coating the cookie balls and don't seize up like almond bark can if you don't work quick. My favorite brand is the Ghirardelli White Melting Wafers or the Wilton wafers.
You can make Oreo Cookie Balls by hand without a food processor. Place all the cookies in a ziploc bag and pound with a rolling pin until cookies are into fine bits. In a bowl mix together cream cheese with crushed cookies and stir until it is throughly combined (it should look like a thick paste).
If you aren't eating these right away, just store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. These can also be frozen. They will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months. Just make sure to wrap them well to prevent freezer burn.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- Oreo cookies
- cream cheese
- vanilla almond bark (or white chocolate wafers)
HOW TO MAKE OREO COOKIE BALLS:
Take the whole package of cookies and dump them into a food processor.
Run your processor until the cookies are in fine bits. If you have to do it by hand, just put the cookies in a large Ziploc bag and then pound them until finely ground.
Add in the softened cream cheese to the crushed cookies.
Continue to pulse the mixture (or mix thoroughly by hand) until is is smooth and looks like thick paste.
Using a cookie scoop, drop small mounds onto wax paper-lined cookie sheets. Put the whole tray in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Just give them time to harden up a bit so they hold together better while dipping in the chocolate.
When ready, put the vanilla almond bark (or white melting wafers) in a bowl and melt in the microwave according to package directions. Usually for about a minute.
Using a fork or spoon, dip each ball into the melted almond bark.
Roll it around and then let any excess drip off.
Put them on a sheet of wax paper to dry. Before the coating hardens, make sure to sprinkle on any colored sugar or sprinkles on top. Once the chocolate hardens, nothing will stick to it.
Allow to set then they are ready to eat!
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Oreo Cookie Balls (+Video)
- 14.2 ounce package of Oreo Cookies
- 8 ounce block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1 package vanilla Almond bark (or white chocolate melting wafers - see notes below)
- Place all the Oreo cookies into a food processor. Run the processor until the cookies are in fine bits.
- Add in the softened cream cheese to the processor and continue to pulse the mixture (or mix thoroughly by hand) until it is smooth and looks like thick paste.
- Using a medium 1-½ tablespoon cookie scoop, drop balls onto wax paper-lined cookie sheets. Roll them around in your hands to get them nice and smooth.
- Put the whole tray in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Give them time to harden up a bit so they hold together better while dipping in the chocolate.
- When ready, put the vanilla almond bark in a bowl and melt in the microwave according to package directions. Usually for about a minute.
- Using a spoon, dip each ball in the melted coating, roll it around and then let any excess drip off. Put them on a sheet of wax paper and immediately top with any sprinkles you may be using.
- Allow the coating to harden before eating. It won't take long.
- The store brand Almond Bark is the cheapest coating to buy. If you can find CandiQuik brand, that would be a better choice. I do think that white vanilla wafers tend to melt better but they are a bit more expensive than the other options.
- Almond bark can be found in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips.
- Any cookie flavor can be used for this recipe so it is a fun one to switch up.
- Note: You can do this by hand. Place all the cookies in a ziploc bag and pound with a rolling pin until cookies are into fine bits. In a bowl mix together cream cheese with crushed cookies and stir until it is throughly combined (it should look like a thick paste).
- If you aren't eating these right away, just store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. These can also be frozen. They will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months. Just make sure to wrap them well to prevent freezer burn.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Originally published: February 2011
Update and republished: August 2022
Cannot wait to make these. I just bought some peppermint bark oreos, but the package is smaller than 16 oz. Do you know how many oreos or in a 16 oz pack?
My family loves oreos, but thought the oreo balls were a little too sweet. For peanut butter lovers, try the recipe with Nutter Butters. Heaven!
I make these at Halloween as eyeballs. Use mini M&M's as the center of the eye and red frosting in a tube to fan out lightly. Kids love them.
I have been making these babies for years! I would have to say the mint ones are probably the most popular next to the original and PB ones. Try putting a Maraschino cherry in the middle of an original! Holy Moly!! Delicous!!
They are really good though the dipping can be tricky with either too much or not enough but no matter really lol. I am going to try some made with Nutter Butter cookies too.
how do they hold up if I have to freeeze them for a summer wedding?
I just found your great site and have enjoyed reading and looking at all the great recipes. I made these Oreo Cookies but instead of using the regular flavor, I bought the green mint flavored Oreos and will be decorating the tops with red and green for our family Christmas Party this year. Thanks for the idea.
I just made these, they're still naked & waiting to be dipped. I know they will be a hit,I had a small taste when I was forming them. Thank you for sharing!
These are good with lemon cookies too! We call them hillbilly truffles!
These look wonderful. Do they have to be stored in the 'fridge? We have a grandson in the Army and he absolutely LOOOVES Oreos! I would really like to surprise him with a "love" box that includes these. Do you think they would "ship" well?
Easy to make, delicious in taste! Thank you for giving us such a great ideas to impress our loved ones! I am sure my kids will be thrilled with this dessert...