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Pumpkin Oreo Balls

These Pumpkin Oreo Balls are super simple, absolutely delicious and a fun treat for everyone! Perfect for Halloween or the Fall season!

A CUTE OREO PUMPKIN TREAT

Made with a mixture of golden Oreo cookies, pumpkin pie spice and chocolate, these Pumpkin Oreo Balls are not only cute but taste so good! Once you start at one, you may not be able to stop! They are the perfect poppable dessert that are great for bake sales, gatherings or just to enjoy all to yourself! There is nothing you won’t love about this Pumpkin Oreo Ball recipe. They look like they take a lot of work but they couldn’t be simpler to make!

Pumpkin Oreo Balls on wooden board leaned up against one another with bite taken out of one.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do I have to use candy melts?

No, you can also use white chocolate (chips or baking bars) or almond bark. If you are not using candy melts and are wanting to color them orange, just make sure to use a gel food coloring (not liquid) so the chocolate does not seize.

Can another Oreo cookie flavor be used?

I would stick to the Golden Oreos for this recipe because we are adding pumpkin spice. If you want to leave the pumpkin spice out then regular Oreos can be used as well.

Do I have to freeze these before dipping?

I highly suggest freezing before dipping. This gives the Oreo mixture time to harden up and not fall apart when dipping into the chocolate.

Can I use other color candy melts?

Yes! You use whatever colors you want! Have fun with this recipe. No matter what color you use, they will still taste amazing!

What if I don’t have a food processor?

Just crush the cookies in a ziploc bag. I just smash them with a rolling pin until they are fine crumbs. Put crumbs in a large bowl and add the other ingredients then use an electric hand mixer until combined well.

The Oreo cookie mixture seems oily, is that normal?

Yes, that is completely normal and you will always get this when making Oreo cookie balls. There is nothing wrong with your mixture. It’s just the cream cheese that causes that look and feel but is also what makes these creamy and delicious!

How do I store leftovers?

These can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator where they will keep for up to 3 weeks. These are best at room temperature so I would let them sit out a bit before eating, but they are also good enjoyed chilled as well.

Pinterest image of stacked Pumpkin Oreo Balls in yellow bowl with fake green grass, decorated.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • golden Oreo cookies
  • cream cheese
  • salted butter
  • vanilla extract
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • colored candy melts – one orange, one white
  • green icing
  • pretzel sticks
  • fall colored sprinkles
Ingredients needed: Golden Oreo Cookies, cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, pumpkin spice, colored candy melts, green icing, pretzel sticks and Fall colored sprinkles.

HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN OREO BALLS:

Place golden Oreo cookies in a food processor and pulse until they become a fine crumb. Add the cream cheese, salted butter, pumpkin spice and vanilla extract to the Oreo cookie crumbs in the food processor and blend together. Note: you may need to scrape down the bowl as you blend because the mixture can get caught and be sticky and not fully combine.

Oreo mixture blended up in food processor.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, scoop out the Oreo batter.

Cookie scoop measuring out portions for the Oreo Balls.

Then roll each into a ball and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

Oreo mixture shaped into balls and placed on lined baking sheet.

Push each pretzel stick piece into the tops of the Oreo balls. Make sure to leave enough at the top to allow you to dip the cookie balls into the chocolate later. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Pretzel sticks stuck into the tops of the Oreo mixture.

When cookie balls are ready, start melting the chocolate. Using microwave safe bowls, melt the colored candy melts according to the package directions. Remove the Oreo balls from the freezer and begin to coat each one in chocolate by holding onto the top of the pretzel stick and dipping it down into the melted chocolate.

Oreo mixture being dipped in melted chocolate.

Add the sprinkles immediately after dipping the balls into the chocolate before it hardens or it won’t stick. Optional: Once you assemble all the Pumpkin Oreo Balls, pipe green leaves onto each one and place them in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to fully harden.

Finished and decorated Oreo Balls on baking sheet.

Then enjoy!

Yellow bowl with fake green grass with stacked Pumpkin Oreo Balls.

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Pumpkin Oreo Balls

These Pumpkin Oreo Balls are super simple, absolutely delicious and a fun treat for everyone! Perfect for Halloween or the Fall season!
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Chill Time:: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 32

Ingredients

  • 48 Golden Oreo Cookies (one Family Size package)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (one block), softened to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 16 ounces colored candy melts – one orange, one white (2) 8-ounce bags
  • ½ cup pre-made green icing
  • 16 pretzel sticks, each one broken in half
  • Fall colored sprinkles

Instructions

  • Place golden Oreo cookies in a food processor and pulse until they become a fine crumb.
  • Add the cream cheese, salted butter, pumpkin spice and vanilla extract to the Oreo cookie crumbs in the food processor and blend together. Note: you may need to scrape down the bowl as you blend because the mixture can get caught and be sticky and not fully combine.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, scoop out the Oreo batter.
  • Then roll each into a ball and place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Push each pretzel stick piece into the tops of the Oreo balls. Make sure to leave enough at the top to allow you to dip the cookie balls into chocolate later.
  • Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • When cookie balls are ready, start melting the chocolate. Using microwave safe bowls, melt the colored candy melts according to the package directions
  • Remove the Oreo balls from the freezer and begin to coat each one in chocolate by holding onto the top of the pretzel stick and dipping it down into the melted chocolate.
  • Add the sprinkles immediately after dipping the balls into the chocolate before it hardens or else it won't stick.
  • Optional: Once you assemble all the Pumpkin Oreo Balls, pipe green leaves onto each one and place them in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to fully harden. Then enjoy!

Notes

  • Other chocolate can be used, see above on what kinds.
  • Make sure that you chill the balls before dipping so that they do not fall apart.
  • These will appear oily, that is normal.
  • These can be decorated for other occasions using other decorations and colors of candy melts.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 107mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 11g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“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 and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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