These Christmas Oreo balls made with 3 ingredients are easy, fun, and incredibly delicious! Sweet, chewy, and decadent with hardened white chocolate and festive sprinkles make these irresistible Oreo balls one of the best things you’ll eat all year!
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One Is Never Enough
Show of hands if you agree that some of the best holiday desserts are the easiest desserts. Especially ones made with just 3 ingredients!
It’s super simple to turn my classic Oreo balls into Christmas Oreo balls which are perfect for all your holiday gatherings! Using Oreos, cream cheese, and melting wafers, you’ve got perfect little bite-sized treats that can be decorated as festive as you’d like!
I’m keeping them basic by adding festive Christmas sprinkles on top which look so darn pretty, but you can jazz them up however you like!
Why This Recipe Works
- Delicious. They’re decadent, delicious, chewy, and chocolaty. One is never enough and they’re always the first things to go!
- Easy. They’re a no-bake dessert made with 3 ingredients and minimal cleanup. Something this good shouldn’t be this easy, but they really are.
- No bake. A no-bake treat for all your holiday gatherings that can be made ahead and frozen for months!
- Festive. You can decorate them any way you’d like! Keep reading for ways to make them fit right into your holiday theme.
Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.
- Oreo cookies: You don’t need to remove the filling, but if you prefer them less rich and less sweet, you can remove the filling from half of the number of Oreos you use.
- Cream cheese: Use the block of cream cheese, not the spreadable kind. The spreadable cream cheese contains more water which won’t set as nicely. You’ll need it softened, so you can blend it easily, but if you’ve forgotten ahead of time, here are tips on how to soften cream cheese quickly.
- Chocolate melting wafers: I use white chocolate candy melts and the microwave but depending on your preference, learning how to melt chocolate using a couple of different methods can come in handy.
- Seasonal sprinkles: For Christmas, I use red and green, but you can opt for gold and silver, all white, or a dark chocolate drizzle. The sky’s the limit for what you can do!
Have Fun Decorating!
Turn them into snowman Oreo balls with a mini Oreo for a hat, a touch of melted milk chocolate wafers for the eyes and mouth, and an orange sprinkle for the nose. Add the decorations before the chocolate hardens.
You can even roll the balls around in crushed candy cane if you don’t have any sprinkles.
Make more than one kind using both chocolate melting wafers and white chocolate wafers. You could even use red and green melted chocolate. The contrast of two different kinds on a dessert tray looks stunning. Plus, they both look great with sprinkles, crushed peppermint, and drizzled chocolate.
How to Make Christmas Oreo Balls
- Combine the filling. In a blender or food processor, crush the Oreos (and the filling) into fine crumbs. If you prefer to avoid cleaning an extra appliance, place the Oreos in a zip-top bag and use a rolling pin to crush them. Add them to a large bowl with the cream cheese and mix with an electric mixer.
- Scoop the Oreo balls. Use a small cookie scoop and portion out 1-inch balls. Roll them with your hands and drop them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Keep them in a single layer, do not overlap or keep them too close together.
- Freeze them. Transfer the tray to the freezer to set it for about 10-15 minutes. You just want them slightly firm, but not too cold. Otherwise, the melted chocolate will set way too fast.
- Melt and dip the chocolate. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in 30-second intervals. Stir in between each zap until the chocolate is completely smooth and melted. Use a fork to dip the balls into the chocolate and tap the edge of the bowl to release the excess chocolate for a smooth finish. Decorate before the chocolate hardens!
- If the filling mixture isn’t coming together, feel free to get your hands dirty! Get in there and mix it up. Sometimes it’s just a matter of needing a little extra pressure.
- Too thick of chocolate: If your chocolate seems too thick, add a small amount of vegetable shortening until it reaches desired consistency.
- Use a cookie scoop. This isn’t a must but highly recommended to keep all the Christmas Oreo balls the same size.
- A smooth finish. Tapping the edge of the bowl to let the excess chocolate drip off is one way to have a smooth finish. The other way is to use a toothpick to help slice the ball back onto the baking sheet.
- Use parchment paper. Once hardened, the balls will easily release off the baking sheet this way.
- Store in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve your Christmas Oreo cookie balls. Wait until they’re completely set and have hardened before storing them.
That depends on how you store them. They will keep at room temperature for a couple of days, but I do recommend keeping them in the fridge. They have less of a chance of melting.
These are basic sweet, tangy, and creamy on the inside. They’re a combination of regular Oreos and regular full-fat cream cheese, but you can sub for a different type of Oreo to switch up the flavor. Golden Oreos or peppermint Oreos could be great too!
I would! They will last up to 1 week when stored in a covered container in the fridge. They can stay out as long as they’re on display on your dessert table but transfer any uneaten truffles to the fridge. If you need a room temperature treat that doesn’t need to be refrigerated, make white chocolate dipped oreos instead.
Absolutely! They can be kept frozen for up to 2 months. You can make them ahead and bring them out for Christmas, or keep some for New Year’s or Valentine’s Day too!
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Christmas Oreo Balls
- 36 OREO cookies (see notes)
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese , softened
- 8 ounces white chocolate melting wafers
- Seasonal sprinkles
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a blender or food processor, pulse the Oreos (with filling) into fine crumbs. You can also place the Oreos in a zip-top bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.
- In a large bowl, mix together the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese with an electric mixer. If it isn't coming together, get your hands in there and mix it up.
- Using a small cookie scoop, portion the dough onto the baking sheet. Roll into a ball with your hands. Freeze 10 to 15 minutes, or until slightly firm. You don't want them too cold.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in-between each, until smooth.
- Use a fork to dip the Oreo balls into the chocolate. Tap on the edge of the bowl to get the smooth finish. Use a toothpick to help slide the ball back onto the baking sheet. Before the chocolate hardens, add sprinkles. Let harden completely.
- Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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