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I was in line at the checkout and a woman in front of me had piles of OREOs and other goodies on the checkstand. “That looks like it’s going to be delicious,” I said. She went on to tell me about these yummy little balls one of her friends made at a party. She was making some for her family because they were so good. I got the whole recipe and instructions from her right there in Walmart.
#OREOCookieBalls are good, but they are even better with a little peppermint for the holidays.
How to Make OREO Cookie Balls
When I was little, I had the best memories making cookies with my aunts. So, Audrey joined in the fun and helped me make the Cookie Balls. We went to the store and were happily surprised with a coupon for .50 off each package of OREOs! You’ll need 2 packs for the recipe.
We customized our cookie balls by using mint OREOs, peppermint extract, crushed peppermint candy and we used neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese.
First, we crushed 36 Mint OREOs in a large bowl. I added a few more regular cookies without the cream filling to make the balls a little more dense and chocolaty.
If you have a food processor you can coarsely chop them up in there.
Then we transferred them into our stand mixture and Audrey added the Neufchatel cheese. Audrey likes controlling the mixer so I let her handle it and she blended those cookies up until they were completely mixed up with the cheese. She added some crushed peppermint candies for a little more peppermint flavor and a nice crunch.
Now to the fun part, we used our hands to roll the OREO cookie mix into small 1 inch balls. I’ve seen a little tool you can get to roll the into perfect balls without getting your hands messy, but Audrey thinks it’s so much fun to use our hands, so we’ve never tried the tool.
Pop those balls into the freezer for 10 minutes and get your chocolate ready. I used white chocolate for the coating and warmed it up in the microwave in a measuring cup. Instead of pouring the chocolate over the balls, we dunked them in the cup and fished it out with a fork.
Tapping the fork on the side of the cup helps get extra chocolate off of the cookie ball so the chocolate isn’t too thick.
Finally, my other daughter woke up from her nap to help us coat the balls with chocolate and sprinkle them with crushed peppermint candy.
Into the refrigerator they went to harden up for an hour.
- 1 pkg (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
- 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
- 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
- Optional, extra OREO Cookies without cream, ½ tsp peppermint extract and ¼ cup plus 1 tbs crushed peppermint candies
- MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
- SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
- CUSTOMIZE it with your own ingredient additions.
- REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.
What kind of OREO cookie ball flavors sound good to you? The peppermint and chocolate flavor are my favorite.
They really do taste as good as they look.
We can’t eat all of these little balls ourselves, so I made a little printable to help turn them into gifts. Click here to download Christmas Snack Gift Tags.
These holiday gift tags are perfect for gifting a few OREO Cookie Balls to the neighbors.
Just use a Ziploc bag and staple the folded tag over the closure for a festive snack gift bag.
For more Oreo cookie recipe ideas, join me for the #OREOCookieBall Pinterest party taking place on Pinterest on Saturday, December 6 at 12pm ET!