Christmas Oreo Balls will bring Santa to your stocking! These quick and easy Oreo truffle cookie balls are super fun and ridiculously simple to make!
This recipe till tick all of your boxes for the Christmas period, but won't have you spending hours upon hours in the kitchen!
Quick, easy and simple to make, these Christmas Oreo Balls allow you to be creative and colourful.
Using simple, easy to find ingredients, you can't go wrong and this will be realised through the speed at which they fly off the plate!
Get the kids involved by allowing them into the kitchen with you or make a whole bunch for your family, friends and colleagues!
The ingredients needed for the recipe are easy to find at the local supermarket. They are shown in the photo below.
As you can see, the main ingredients we need are:
- Oreo biscuits (Oreo cookies) - these are always easy to find in the biscuit/cookie aisle at the supermarket. I am using the chocolate version with the white cream centre.
- Cream cheese - you can use the block or spreadable version of this. Grab it out of the fridge to begin so it slightly softens prior to using it
- Milk, Dark and White chocolate - this is where the decorating begins! Grab a selection of each to add variety to your Oreo balls
- Sprinkles - Christmas theme of course! Let your hair down and use the stars, balls and symbols that sing of festive songs and merry moments!
The best thing about this recipe is that you don't have to decorate your balls (ahem!) exactly as I am.
You can get creative and have fun decorating in the Christmas spirit that makes your heart sing!
Here are the step by step instructions to make our Christmas Oreo Balls.
You will need a food processor or zip lock bag to begin as we are going to crush our Oreo cookies.
- add Oreo biscuits to the food processor (photo 1)
- blitz the biscuits till they are a fine crumb (photo 2)
- add cream cheese to the biscuit crumbs (photo 3)
- blitz for 15 to 20 seconds to combine (photo 4)
I find it easiest to cut the cream cheese into 1 to 3 pieces and then add it into the food processor so that I don't over balance it.
If it is slightly soft to begin with (as it has been out of the fridge) this helps also and it will only take seconds to mix in with the biscuit mix.
- transfer combined biscuit mix to bowl (photo 5)
- use a mini cookie scoop to portion the mix (photo 6)
- place individual portions onto lined tray (photo 7)
- roll portions into balls then freeze for 30 mins (photo 8)
You will find it the easiest way to portion and roll your Oreo balls is to do this in 2 steps.
The 1st step is to portion the entire mixture out and the second step is to roll the mixture into balls.
Here is a photo to expand on the steps involved:
Once the balls are rolled, we freeze them. This is to ensure that they do not break apart when we coat them in the melted chocolate.
You can so what I did in my Oreo Balls recipe without chocolate and only use the sprinkles which is quicker and easier, so give them a go if you are looking for a simple decorating technique.
- melt chocolate in microwave or slow cooker (photo 11)
- dip frozen Oreo balls into melted chocolate (photo 12)
- shake off excess chocolate (photo 13)
- decorate Oreo balls with Christmas sprinkles (photo 14)
Christmas themed Oreo Balls
The most tricky part of decorating the Oreo balls when you are using the melted chocolate is being patient enough to shake the excess chocolate off the balls.
If you don't do this step, then your balls with have a footprint of chocolate coming out of them (which you can cut off) but it is extra work!
So the best thing to do is work quickly and patiently shaking the chocolate off and then resting the decorated Oreo ball onto the baking tray.
You can use the microwave to melt the chocolate for a quick and easy method.
The other alternative and as shown in the photos here is to use the Slow Cooker. The reason why I enjoy this method is that you can work at a slow pace as you are not at risk of the chocolate firming up again quickly after it has been microwaved.
You can see throughout the photos in this post that I use a combination of white, milk and dark chocolate. I love the variety this allows.
You can find a pattern you enjoy and repeat it or you can make each individual ball different from the one before it!
Frequently asked questions
Do you have to refrigerate Oreo Balls?
You do have to refrigerate Oreo balls once they are decorated to keep them fresh.
I prefer not to refreeze them as they have already been frozen as one of the steps along the way.
If you store your Oreo balls in a sealed, air tight container, they will last 5 - 7 days.
How long do Oreo balls last?
The good thing about this recipe is that Oreo balls have a long life span in the fridge.
As mentioned above, if you store them in a sealed, air tight container, they will last 5 - 7 days.
This works well for festive menu planning as it means you can make them in advance and have treats for unexpected guests or party invitations!
What are the Christmas Oreos?
Using your favourite Christmas or novelty sprinkles, these Oreo balls can be easily decorated with the festive spirit.
You can give these Oreo balls as gifts, have them in the fridge as a dessert, use them as a centre piece on your Christmas table and more!
There is no limit to the fun you can have when you let the Christmas spirit take hold!
These are the tips and tricks that I have learnt making these Christmas Oreo balls that will make it easy for you to master them also!
- If you don't have a food processor, you can add the biscuits to a zip lock bag, press down to remove the air, seal and use the back of a spoon to break up the biscuits
- Grab the cream cheese out of the fridge to start with. This will make it a little softer when using it and it will blitz straight into the biscuits smoothly
- use the slow cooker to melt the chocolate to allow you to work at a slower pace than microwaving the chocolate
- be patient and shake off the excess chocolate from the balls before decorating them
- have all of your sprinkles in small bowls ready to go to make the decorating easy!
- make these Oreo balls in advance and gift to friends and family or colleagues for a special treat
If you love to bake or use chocolate in your recipes, these ideas will let your creative juices flow!
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Christmas Oreo Balls
- Mini Cookie Scoop
- Food processor
- Mixing bowl
- 42 oreo biscuits (cookies)
- 250 grams cream cheese
- 1 ½ cups white chocolate
- 1 ½ cups milk chocolate
- 1 ½ cups dark chocolate
- sprinkles Note 2
- Line a tray with baking paper and set aside
- Add Oreo biscuits to the bowl of the food processor and blitz till a fine crumb (15 - 20 seconds)
- Add cream cheese to biscuit crumb and blitz till mixture becomes one big lump
- Transfer wet mix to a large bowl
- Use a mini cookie scoop (diameter 4 cm/1.5 inches) and scoop the mixture onto a lined baking tray
- Place into freezer for 30 mins
- Add white and milk chocolate to heatproof bowls, add 1 tbs olive oil to each jug and place in the Slow Cooker. Fill bowl with water up to half of the glass jugs. Set temp to low and stir occasionally till fully melted
- Remove Oreo balls from freezer and place next to Slow Cooker. Line up 2 small bowls of sprinkles
- Use a fork to dip balls (individually into the chocolate mix, then decorate with sprinkles before placing back on tray. Repeat for each ball.
- Transfer back to the fridge and store in an air tight container, consume within 5 - 7 days
- Note 1 I like to use a combination of white, milk and dark chocolate to create variety. If you prefer, you can stick to the one flavour of chocolate and coat each of your balls in that flavour (be it white, milk or dark chocolate)
- Note 2 Use till need approximately ½ cup of sprinkles for 30 Oreo balls. It is handy to keep in mind that this amount various in terms of how you use them to decorate the Oreo balls
No bake balls, ho, ho ho!
I think we can all agree that the last couple of years have been hectic times.
There is comfort and solace for me in knowing that Christmas will come and we can celebrate this special time of year with our loved ones.
Bad times don't last, but good times, good people and good food do!
I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below, please let me know if you make the recipe.
Freeze your balls and decorate them till the elves come knocking my friends!