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Have you ever wanted a dessert that’s both easy to make and incredibly delicious? Look no further than these delightful Oreo Balls, also known as Oreo Truffles. Perfect for anyone who loves a sweet treat, this small batch recipe is about to become your new go-to for a quick and scrumptious dessert. Whether you’re making them for a cozy night in or as a charming gift, these Oreo Balls are sure to impress.

These delicious Oreo Truffles are my all-time favorite additions to cookie platters, alongside decadent Rum Balls, festive Peppermint Bark, and creamy Peanut Butter Fudge. They also make amazing homemade gifts!

This delightful Oreo Balls recipe was inspired by my daughter-in-law, Abby. She first made these treats for us during Thanksgiving, and they were an instant hit! The flavors and textures were amazing. We loved her recipe so much that we decided to create a smaller batch version. It’s a perfect adaptation for intimate gatherings or when you’re craving a sweet treat for yourself and a few others.

Why You’ll Love This Easy Recipe

  1. Simple and Easy: This recipe requires just 3 ingredients and minimal effort – no baking involved.
  2. Perfect for One or Two: The small batch size makes it perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without leftover treats going to waste.
  3. Kid-Friendly: Kids will love helping to make these and enjoy the delicious results.
  4. Customizable: Get creative and experiment with different dipping options and toppings.
  5. Impressively Delicious: Despite their simplicity, these Oreo balls are sure to impress with their rich flavor and decadent texture.
oreo truffle cut in half showing near black center of crushed oreo cookies.

What Are Oreo Balls?

Oreo balls, also known as Oreo truffles, are a no-bake dessert made from crushed Oreos and cream cheese, dipped in melted chocolate. They’re simple to prepare and can be decorated in various ways to suit any occasion. This recipe combines the crunchy, creamy texture of Oreo cookies with the rich, smooth taste of chocolate, creating a perfect bite-sized treat.

Ingredients

Oreo balls ingredients on a kitchen counter.
  • Oreos: Stick with classic Oreos for the perfect balance of crunch and creaminess. Avoid Double Stuf as the extra filling makes the mixture too wet and difficult to work with. You can use other chocolate cream-filled cookies if you prefer; just adjust the other ingredients to get the right consistency. Leftover Oreos can be used to make Oreo Brownie, Chocolate Covered Oreos, or a decadent Mini French Silk Pie!
  • Cream Cheese: This adds creaminess and helps bind the mixture. Make sure the cream cheese is softened to room temperature for easy mixing. You can use any leftover cream cheese in a single serving Peanut Butter Pie or No-Bake Cheesecake.
  • Chocolate: For best results, use real chocolate melting wafers. You can use dark, white, or a combination of both chocolates. High-quality chopped chocolate, such as Guittard or Ghirardelli, is also a great option. Avoid using chocolate chips for dipping as they contain stabilizers that can prevent a smooth, even melt. Use any leftover chocolate to make Buckeyes or Chocolate Fudge.

If you have any ingredients leftover from this small batch Oreo Balls recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder.

Recipe Variations

Try these easy variations to add a new twist to the classic Oreo ball:

  • White Chocolate Coating: For a sweeter, creamier taste, dip the Oreo balls in white chocolate.
  • Mint Oreo Truffles: Use mint Oreos and add a few drops of peppermint extract to the mixture for a refreshing minty twist.
  • Golden Oreo Truffles: Use Golden Oreos instead of chocolate Oreos for a delicious vanilla treat.
  • Crushed Candy Topping: Sprinkle your Oreo balls with crushed candy before they set for extra flavor and crunch.
  • Chocolate Drizzle: Drizzle your Oreo balls with melted chocolate before they set for added richness. You can use any type of chocolate you like.
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How To Make Oreo Balls

These step-by-step photos and instructions help you visualize how to make a small batch of Oreo Balls (truffles). See the recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  1. Process Oreos: Begin by placing the Oreos in a food processor. Pulse them until they transform into fine crumbs. This ensures your Oreo Balls will have a smooth and even texture.
whole oreos in a food processor.
Oreo crumbs in a food processor and processing.
  1. Combine with Cream Cheese: Move the Oreo crumbs to a mixing bowl. Add in the softened cream cheese. For a well-combined and smooth mixture, beat with a hand mixer. In the absence of a mixer, kneading by hand until smooth will also do the trick.
oreo cookie crumbs and cream cheese in a mixing bowl.
oreo cookie ball dough in a mixing bowl with a cookie scoop on top of the dough.
  1. Form the Balls and Freeze: With a spoon or a small scoop, shape the Oreo mixture into balls. Arrange them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper for easy handling. Freeze these balls for 10 minutes – you want them firm, but not too cold.
oreo cookie ball dough on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet.
  1. Melt the Chocolate: Place the chocolate wafers in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave in 15-second bursts, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is completely smooth and liquid. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate using a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring constantly. Let the melted chocolate cool for 5 minutes before proceeding, to prevent melting the Oreo balls.
melted chocolate in a mixing bowl.
  1. Dip the Balls in Chocolate: Dip each Oreo ball one at a time into the melted chocolate, ensuring a full coating. Lift out with a fork, tapping off excess chocolate. Use a toothpick or knife to slide the truffle off the fork onto a lined plate or baking sheet.
an oreo cookie truffle dipped in melted chocolate.
  1. Add Optional Garnishes: If you wish, top the wet chocolate with sprinkles or Oreo crumbs. For an extra touch, drizzle with leftover or another type of melted chocolate.
chocolate oreo truffles on a plate drizzled with white chocolate.

Storing the Oreo Balls: Once the chocolate coating has set, store the Oreo Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use parchment or wax paper to layer them. They will keep well for up to 2 weeks.

Expert Tips

  • Read through the entire recipe and the Ingredient Notes section of the post and gather your ingredients. We provide a lot of information within the body of this recipe post to ensure that your Oreo truffles come out perfectly every time. These treats come together quickly so it’s a good idea to fully understand the recipe and have everything ready before beginning.
  • Work Quickly with Chocolate: Work quickly when dipping the balls in the melted chocolate as it can harden quickly. If this happens, simply reheat the chocolate in the microwave or using a double boiler.
  • Preventing Oreo Balls from Falling Apart: If they do, the chocolate might be too hot. Let it cool slightly before continuing.
  • Maintaining Shape While Dipping: If the Oreo balls are softening and losing their shape as you dip them, put them back in the refrigerator or freezer for 5–10 minutes before trying again.

Serving Suggestions

These delightful treats are versatile enough to be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Here are a few ideas to inspire you:

  • As a Dessert Platter: Arrange your Oreo truffles alongside other small bites, like Butter Cookies, Brownies, Blondies, or fruit skewers, for a visually appealing and delicious dessert spread.
  • With Coffee or Hot Chocolate: Pair your truffles with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate for a comforting and satisfying treat. The creamy texture of the truffles will complement the warm beverage perfectly.
  • In Mini Cupcake Liners: Elevate the presentation of your truffles by placing them in mini cupcake liners. This adds a touch of elegance and makes them perfect for individual servings.
  • As Part of a Gift Basket: Homemade treats always make the best gifts, and Oreo truffles are no exception. Include them in a gift basket with other homemade goodies, like cookies, jams, or candles, for a thoughtful and personalized present.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Double Stuf Oreos to make Oreo Balls?

Not recommended since the extra filling will make the mixture too wet and difficult to work with. Classic Oreos are recommended for the best texture.

How long do Oreo Balls last?

Store the Oreo balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use parchment or wax paper to layer them. They will keep well for up to 2 weeks.

Can I freeze Oreo balls?

Absolutely, they freeze well for up to 2 months.

Can I double this Oreo cookie balls recipe?

Yes, just double the amounts of each ingredient.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder or you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

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Small Batch Oreo Balls

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 20 minutes
Chill: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 truffles
Make delicious Oreo Balls with this simple small batch recipe! These easy-to-make Oreo truffles are perfect for gifts or a tasty treat.

Ingredients 
 

  • 12 regular Oreo cookies (not Double Stuf) – (1 ¼ cups crushed Oreo cookie crumbs)
  • 2 ounces cream cheese -softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate or white chocolate melting wafers (4.5 ounces)
  • crushed cookies or candy sprinkles, optional for topping
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Instructions 

Make the Oreo balls

  • Place the Oreos in a food processor. Pulse them until they transform into fine crumbs.
  • Move the Oreo crumbs to a mixing bowl. Add in the softened cream cheese.
    For a well-combined and smooth mixture, beat with a hand mixer. In the absence of a mixer, kneading by hand until smooth will also work.
  • With a spoon or a small scoop, shape the Oreo mixture into balls. Arrange them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper for easy handling.
    Freeze these balls for 10 minutes – you want them firm, but not too cold.

Melt the chocolate

  • Place the chocolate wafers in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave in 15-second bursts, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is completely smooth and liquid. 
    Note: Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate using a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring constantly. Let the melted chocolate cool for 5 minutes before proceeding, to prevent melting the Oreo balls.

Dip the balls in chocolate

  •  Dip each Oreo ball one at a time into the melted chocolate, ensuring a full coating. Lift out with a fork, tapping off excess chocolate. Use a toothpick or knife to slide the truffle off the fork onto a lined plate or baking sheet.
  • If you wish, top the wet chocolate with sprinkles or Oreo crumbs. For an extra touch, drizzle with leftover or another type of melted chocolate.
  • Storing the Oreo Balls: Once the chocolate coating has set, store the Oreo Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use parchment or wax paper to layer them. They will keep well for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

  • Read through the entire recipe and the Ingredient Notes section of the post and gather your ingredients. We provide a lot of information within the body of this recipe post to ensure that your Oreo truffles comes out perfectly every time. These treats come together quickly so it’s a good idea to fully understand the recipe and have everything ready before beginning.
  • Work Quickly with Chocolate: Work quickly when dipping the balls in the melted chocolate as it can harden quickly. If this happens, simply reheat the chocolate in the microwave or using a double boiler.
  • Preventing Oreo Balls from Falling Apart: If they do, the chocolate might be too hot. Let it cool slightly before continuing.
  • Maintaining Shape While Dipping: If the Oreo balls are softening and losing their shape as you dip them, put them back in the refrigerator or freezer for 5–10 minutes before trying again.
 
Note: For this recipe, I typically use a 1 tablespoon-sized cookie scoop, which yields about 10-12 Oreo truffles. Feel free to use a different sized scoop if you prefer more or fewer truffles.

Nutrition

Serving: 1truffle, Calories: 135kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 0.5g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 62mg, Potassium: 34mg, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 63IU, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 0.01mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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5 Comments

  1. Gloria Pletzer says:

    How much do 12 Oreos yield.

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      12 Oreos is 5 ounces/138 grams. When crushed, 12 Oreo cookies yields about 1 1/4 cups of crushed cookie crumbs.

      1. Gloria says:

        Thanks

  2. J. Hegyi says:

    Great recipe.

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      Thank you!