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Easy Christmas Oreo Balls

Easy Christmas Oreo Balls

Indulge in the delightful fusion of Oreo crumbs and cream cheese, all dipped in melted chocolate and adorned with festive sprinkles. Our Easy Christmas Oreo Balls are just the treats your holiday season needs!

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Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yields: 36

Holidays always get me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, thinking about being a kid at Christmas, totally living for that sweet cookie aroma in our house. And those cute little marzipan tarts and chocolate goodies with their Christmas-themed sprinkles? To die for! So, I’ve got a recipe to share that’s going to seriously take you back just like they took me back while making them: Easy Christmas Oreo Balls.

Bite-sized Oreo and cream cheese balls dunked into rich, melted dark and white chocolate, then topped off with sprinkle galore in reds and greens. Our epic family Christmas parties are nothing without these sweet treats.

If you’re a fan of cookies (and who isn’t??) and Oreo Cream Truffles, or you’ve tackled chocolate-coated cookie balls before, you’ll notice how familiar this recipe feels. These Easy Christmas Oreo Balls are like their sweeter, Christmassy cousins, adding a jolly-good twist to these well-loved classic recipes. ‘Tis the season after all!

Ingredients

Christmas is just a short list of ingredients away. Here’s what you’ll need…

  • 36 Oreo cookies
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 cups dark chocolate drops
  • 2 cups white chocolate drops
  • ¼ cup Christmas-colored sprinkles
Christmas Oreo Balls ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the Oreos in your food processor and blitz them until they form a coarse crumb.
Christmas Oreo Balls step 1
  • Add the cream cheese to the Oreo crumbs and blend until it forms a sticky ball.
Christmas Oreo Balls step 2
  • Use a cookie scoop (your hand will also work) to break off pieces of dough and roll them into smooth balls. Lay them on a lined baking sheet and place them into the freezer for 30 minutes.
Christmas Oreo Balls step 3
  • Melt the chocolate in two separate bowls (white in one, dark in the other). Dip each ball in the bowls in whichever fashion you prefer (I usually do half dark chocolate and half white chocolate).
Christmas Oreo Balls step 4
  • Sprinkle the balls while still wet. Then drizzle the opposing color of chocolate to make stripes.

Tips & Tricks

  • Crush the Oreos to a coarse texture rather than a fine powder to get that perfect crunch.
  • Freeze the Oreo balls before dipping them in chocolate to ensure they hold together.
  • Melt your chocolate gradually and gently. Overheating may cause the chocolate to lose its smooth texture.
  • Quickly sprinkle the Oreo balls after you’ve dipped them in chocolate so the sprinkles adhere to the balls.
  • Try to keep each ball about one inch in diameter.

Serving Suggestions

Display these festive Oreo balls in a pretty bowl as a centerpiece for your dessert table. You can also box them up for a beautiful homemade holiday gift, or arrange them on a stick for delightful Christmas Oreo pops, loved by kids and adults alike.

FAQs

Can other cookies stand in for Oreos?

Totally. I sometimes use chocolate chip cookies or even gingersnaps. It really depends which cookies I have on hand, and which Christmas taste I’m craving.

Can I make these cookies vegan and gluten-free?

Absolutely! Swap regular Oreos for gluten-free or vegan ones, use nut butter instead of cream cheese. Don’t forget to make sure your chocolate is vegan and gluten-free, too.

What can I replace cream cheese with?

You can go for a mascarpone for a milder flavor. For a dairy-free option, you can use a nut butter or dairy-free option could work.

See Also

How many Oreo balls does this recipe make?

Assuming you size them correctly (approximately one-inch in diameter), you should end up with around 36.

Any variations of this recipe you suggest?

Consider mint-flavored Oreos for a cool twist or a St. Paddy’s Day treat. Or I sometimes add a little orange zest to my dark chocolate for a citrus kick. You could also use caramel instead of chocolate for the coating. And if you’re a nut nut, you’re probably already considering adding chopped nuts for added texture.

What is double-boiling?

Double boiling involves placing a bowl full of chocolate atop a pot of boiling water. It will allow you to melt the chocolate slowly without burning it.

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How to Prep and Store Christmas Oreo Balls

Holiday time is busy, so I’m happy to report you can whip these Oreo Balls up ahead of time. In fact, I think they are more delicious after they’ve been chilled. Any leftovers can go in an airtight container and be stored in the fridge for a week. If you’d like to store them for longer (perhaps to enjoy Christmas in February), store them in the freezer for up to 2 months. And don’t stress about reheating them—these cuties are perfect chilled or at room temperature.

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Christmas Oreo Balls

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Indulge in the delightful fusion of Oreo crumbs and cream cheese, all dipped in melted chocolate and adorned with festive sprinkles. Our Easy Christmas Oreo Balls are just the treats your holiday season needs!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 186 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 36 Oreo cookies
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 cups dark chocolate drops
  • 2 cups white chocolate drops
  • ¼ cup Christmas-colored sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Place the Oreos in your food processor and blitz them until they form a coarse crumb.
    Christmas Oreo Balls step 1
  • Add the cream cheese to the Oreo crumbs and blend until it forms a sticky ball.
    Christmas Oreo Balls step 2
  • Use a cookie scoop (your hand will also work) to break off pieces of dough and roll them into smooth balls. Lay them on a lined baking sheet and place them into the freezer for 30 minutes.
    Christmas Oreo Balls step 3
  • Melt the chocolate in two separate bowls (white in one, dark in the other). Dip each ball in the bowls in whichever fashion you prefer (I usually do half dark chocolate and half white chocolate). Sprinkle the balls while still wet. Then drizzle the opposing color of chocolate to make stripes.
    Christmas Oreo Balls step 4

Notes

  • Crush the Oreos to a coarse texture rather than a fine powder to get that perfect crunch.
  • Freeze the Oreo balls before dipping them in chocolate to ensure they hold together.
  • Melt your chocolate gradually and gently. Overheating may cause the chocolate to lose its smooth texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 75mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 88IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg
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