Sunday, January 22, 2012

Oreo Balls

A friend (who happens to be an amazing cook) made Oreo balls for Christmas. I had no clue what they were, but they were so yummy I had to put them in the back of the fridge so that I wouldn't grab one every time I opened it. As I was trying to come up with ideas for goodies to send over to the "sand box," I came across a recipe on Pinterest for Oreo truffles... little did I know, that these were the infamous little treats that Misty made us for Christmas. Since I never seem to be satisfied with doing something the easy way, I went one step further and made golden Oreo balls in addition to the regular ones. I really can't decide which are my favorite, but both are addictive and I'm glad that the majority of the batch was sent overseas. I tried to convince Josh to take the rest to work, but they never made it there.


Whether you want to make regular Oreo balls, golden Oreo balls, or both, you will need:
one package of Oreos
8oz cream cheese, softened
candy coating or bark
(tsp. vanilla extract for golden Oreo balls)


In a food processor, ground Oreos until very fine. 

The hard part: Mash Oreos and cream cheese together until completely blended. I did this in a large bowl using a fork to continuously press the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese together. It took less than ten minutes, but I am convinced that there has to be a better/easier way. If anyone has input on that, please feel free to share. If you are making golden Oreo balls, you would add in the tsp. of vanilla while combining crumbs and cream cheese.

Roll into balls up to 1", mine were various sizes. Freeze for about 20 minutes.

Melt bark according to package. You will probably only need to use about half, unless making a large batch. I used white chocolate for the regular Oreo balls and milk chocolate for the golden Oreo balls. 

Remove Oreo balls from freezer and dip into melted bark/candy coating. I used toothpicks, but a dipping tool would be even better.

Place dipped balls on cookie sheet and refrigerate.

And because I couldn't help myself...


  1. How did you send them overseas? I'm trying to find a way to send them to a friend without them getting spoiled since there's cream cheese in it. Do you know if they turned out okay by the time they were overseas?

  2. I sent them in Tupperware with a separate Tupperware that had an ice pack (from Scentsy, lol) in it, but it was cold stateside as well as overseas when I sent them. They made it just fine.