What's not to love about Cream Cheese OREO Cookie Balls? These delicious bites of goodness will quickly become your new favorite easy dessert.
We love OREOS in any way shape or form. From the new OREO Thins to the Mint Variety to the Double Stuffed, you just can't go wrong with OREOs!
The other thing I love about this OREO cookie balls recipe is that it's no bake! Yay for easy! Check out these no bake cookie dough bites and these no bake oatmeal peanut butter bars.
For more sweet treats, check out this list of the best cream cheese desserts!
Why This Recipe Works
This no bake treat my be the easiest dessert you've ever made. With just 4 simple ingredients, the hardest part is waiting for them to dry so you can eat one!
There is no baking in this recipe, and these OREO truffles can be ready to eat in about 45 minutes.
Though these are no-bake, there is nothing raw cookie dough in them, so they are safe to eat!
What Goes Into This Easy Dessert Recipe
Just four ingredients!
- Classic OREO cookies - everyone's favorite sandwich cookie!
- Cream Cheese - gives these balls that creamy texture.
- White Chocolate - use your favorite!
- Dark Chocolate - the richest flavor of chocolate.
Scroll to the bottom of this post for the recipe card with full instructions for this easy treat.
How to Make the Cookie Balls
Place the whole Oreos into a food processor (entire cookie, don't remove cream filling) and run it until it turns into fine crumbs.
Mix cream cheese in and pulse in bursts until well combined. This should make a sticky dough.
Using a one tablespoon cookie scoop to measure, make 36 dough balls with your hands. Set aside on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or wax paper.
Freeze the cookie balls for around 15 minutes.
Using a double boiler, melt the white chocolate. You can also melt chocolate in the microwave in microwave-safe bowl, melting in 15 second increments, stirring in between melts.
Dip in half of your truffle balls in the melted chocolate. We used a fork, letting excess chocolate drip off into the bowl before placing back on the prepared baking sheet.
Follow the same instructions for melting the dark chocolate and dipping the remaining OREO cake balls.
Let cookies try for about 30 minutes on the lined baking sheet.
Decorate these sweet treats by drizzling with leftover melted chocolate. This can be done with a pastry bag or by simply dipping a fork or knife into the chocolate and quickly moving it from one side to the other.
Carefully peel them off the paper and move to a wire rack to completely dry.
Optional: For an extra decoration, you could also sprinkle the tops with crushed Oreo crumbs.
How easy was that? Aren't they pretty?
Make sure to pulse the food processor when adding the cream cheese. You want a sticky dough, so stop pulsing once you get that consistency.
Don't skip freezing the cookie balls as they need to be firm when dipping in chocolate.
Simply changing up the OREO cookie you use will give you a plethora of different OREO cookie balls that make the perfect treat for any time of year.
Try Golden OREOs for a Vanilla OREO cookie ball.
Mint OREO cookie balls would be delicious with a mint drizzle. I would melt these Creme de Menthe Thin Mints for drizzling.
How about Toffee Crunch Oreo cookie balls? Roll in toffee crumbles for extra crunch!
OREO Carrot Cake cookie balls would be so good with the cream cheese!
These Strawberry Frosted Donut Oreos would make incredible Strawberry OREO cookie balls.
Over the holiday it would be fun to roll these in candy canes for a festive Christmas dessert.
If you use gluten-free OREOs, this will be a gluten free dessert as there is no gluten in cream cheese or chocolate.
You can use white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or even milk chocolate chips in place of the chocolate wafers.
The wafers melt very easily for a smooth finish, but you can melt chocolate chips pretty easily, too. Adding a little coconut oil to chocolate chips helps to smooth out the chocolate for dipping.
You can also use almond bark in place of the chocolate wafers.
Frequently Asked Questions
In an airtight container or Ziplock bag in the fridge, these will keep for about a week. These cookie balls do need to be kept in the refrigerator as they contain dairy. You can also freeze these in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Stick them in the fridge overnight to thaw before serving.
Regular OREOs are not gluten-free, but if you make these with Gluten-free OREOS, there is nothing else in them that has gluten so they will be gluten-free.
These are vegetarian, but not vegan as they do contain milk in the OREOs and in the cream cheese.
More Great Recipes for OREO Lovers
No-Bake OREO Cookie Balls
- 36 OREOs
- 8 ounces Cream cheese
- 12 ounces White Chocolate
- 12 ounces Dark Chocolate
- Place the whole Oreos into a food processor (entire cookie, don't remove cream filling) and run it until it turns into fine crumbles.
- Add the cream cheese and pulse in bursts until well combined. This should make a sticky dough.
- Using tablespoon, make 36 dough balls. Set aside on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
- Freeze the cookie balls for around 15 minutes.
- Using a double boiler, melt the white chocolate. You can also use the microwave melting in 15 second increments, stirring in between melts.
- Dip in half of your truffles in the melted chocolate. We used a fork, letting excess chocolate drip off into the bowl before placing back on the cookie sheet.
- Follow the same instructions for melting the dark chocolate and dipping the remaining truffles.
- Let cookies try for about 30 minutes.
- Decorate the cookie balls by drizzling leftover chocolate. This can be done with a pastry bag or by simply dipping a fork or knife into the chocolate and quickly moving it from one side to the other.
- Optional: For an extra decoration, you could also sprinkle the tops with crushed Oreos.
Barbara A Cosgrove
a very simple delicious treat.
Thank you, Barbara!
These are delicious!