White Chocolate Oreo Balls are fun and quick to make! Using simple ingredients and your creativity, these delicious cookie balls will be right up your ally.
This recipe can be used all year round for delicious decadent fun or during the festive season for a quick and popular chocolate treat.
We use simple ingredients that are easy to find and combine them by following basic steps.
These Oreo balls will be the talk of the town or life or your party and yet they are not too tricky to make.
I love making these cookie balls or truffles if you want to call them that as they are no bake, effortless and result in a fantastic treat.
One bite of the chocolate coating reveals the inner moist Oreo biscuit and cream cheese mix and you will find it hard to resist reaching for another!
The ingredients needed are shown in the photo below. All of my ingredients were purchased from the local supermarket.
As you can see, the recipe calls for:
- Chocolate cream biscuits - Oreo Cookies or Oreo Biscuits. I wanted to give you a cheaper alternative to Oreo Biscuits and found that there is a chocolate crème biscuit version sold widely throughout supermarkets in Australia and overseas. You can use your preference by choosing the popular brand Oreo or standard chocolate crème biscuits.
- cream cheese - in Australia this is sold in block form or spreadable tub. They are usually the same weight which is 250 grams or 8.8 oz. I have used both types for the recipe at times and found very little difference. So know that a block or tub will be fine when making your selection.
- white chocolate - usually sold either in block form, melts or bits, I recommend either the block or melts. I have found they are very similar when melting them and if you only have white chocolate bits they are fine to use also, but would not be my 1st choice due to preference for using them in cookies, not melting them.
- sprinkles - these are for the fun part when we get to decorate our cookie balls. Choose sprinkles that contrast well against the white of the chocolate and if you want to be colourful, go for it!
Here are the step by step instructions to make the recipe.
You will need a food processor to start with as we blitz our biscuits. I also recommend taking the cream cheese out of the fridge and placing it on the bench at the beginning as it will be slightly softer by the time we go to use it.
- add chocolate crème biscuits to food processor (photo 1)
- blitz for 10 - 15 seconds to form a fine crumb (photo 2)
- add cream cheese to blitzed biscuits (photo 3)
- blitz cream cheese and biscuits for 10 -15 seconds (photo 4)
I recommend when using the cream cheese, you cut it into portions and spread it out over the biscuits to allow the food processor to be well balanced.
- transfer the Oreo ball mix to a mixing bowl (photo 5)
- use a cookie scoop to portion out into individual serves (photos 5 and 6)
- roll the cream cheese biscuit mix into balls (photo 7)
- melt chocolate in a heatproof jug (photo 8)
I find it easier to portion out all of my biscuit mix and then roll the balls as it means you can do 1 task followed by the other. Here is a photo to show you what I mean.
The steps as shown in the photo above, will also be faster than portioning and rolling the balls individually before portioning the next one.
Once you have rolled all of your balls, freeze them for 30 mins.
We do this as it allows us the time to cover them in the white chocolate whilst the ball is still one firm ball as opposed to the heat of the chocolate melting the biscuit mix.
- remove Oreo balls from the freezer, gather ready to coat (photo 11)
- one by one dip the balls into the white chocolate (photo 12)
- shake off any excess chocolate and top with sprinkles (photo 13)
- place in the fridge (photo 14)
You will find that the more you shake off the excess chocolate, the better your Oreo balls will look.
If, however, you find yourself with a whopping great chunk of chocolate coming out from the ball due to excess chocolate (it happens), simply use a knife and chopping board to cut this off.
To expand on the above point, when the balls are set is easiest as it won't pull all of the chocolate off the balls or create holes.
There really are no limits when it comes to decorating your cookie balls.
You can have fun with pops of colour, keep it stylish with a black and white theme or go all out and drizzle with milk or dark chocolate for contrast.
As you can see from the photo above, a bite into the balls reveals the delicious creamy chocolate inside!
Frequently asked questions
What are Oreo biscuits or cookies?
Oreo biscuits (Australia) or Oreo cookies (other parts of the world) are chocolate biscuits stuck together with a layer of crème.
Having grown in popularity over the years, you can find white crème centres, chocolate crème, strawberry, caramel and a few other random novelty flavours.
These biscuits are commonly sold and can be located in local supermarkets throughout the world.
What biscuit substitute can I use?
You don't have to use brand name Oreo biscuits or cookies for this recipe.
If you want an alternative, you can find very similar versions of chocolate creme biscuits that are sometimes cheaper.
Most standard packets of Oreo Biscuits have 14 biscuits in a packet. That is something to be mindful of if you use a non brand name biscuit, as you will need to ensure the quantity of biscuits is the same.
For this recipe, I modify my Oreo Balls recipe without chocolate due to the fact that we are dropping the balls into the melted chocolate. I have increased the quantity of biscuits needed.
Why do my Oreo Balls crack?
Oreo balls have a tendency to crack if they are left too long in the freezer before being dipped in the chocolate.
So ensure you are only freezing for a maximum 30 min period prior to decorating.
Can I made these in advance?
Yes, you can make Oreo balls in advance.
That is one of the best things about this recipe. You can make the balls up for 5 days before serving them and they will be fine as long as they are stored in a sealed air tight container.
These are the tips and tricks that I have learnt over the years when making Oreo balls. I hope to help you master the recipe from the 1st time and each time following:
- remove the cream cheese from the fridge to start with as it will be softer when you come to use it
- cut the cream cheese into pieces before adding it to the food processor to balance out the mix
- use a mini cookie scoop to ensure all of your balls are the same size
- portion the biscuit mix out and then roll the balls (2 separate steps)
- make the balls in advance and store in the fridge ready for family, friends and knocks at the door!
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White Chocolate Oreo Balls
- Food processor
- Large mixing bowl
- Mini Cookie Scoop
- Baking paper
- Baking tray
- 399 grams Oreo Biscuits Note 1
- 250 grams cream cheese
- 200 grams white chocolate
- chocolate sprinkles
- multi coloured sprinkles
- Add Oreo biscuits to food processor and blitz for 10 - 15 seconds to form a fine crumb
- Add cream cheese to biscuits and blitz to combine (15-20 seconds)
- Transfer cheesecake biscuit mix to a large mixing bowl
- Line a baking tray with baking paper
- Use a cookie scoop and portion out cheesecake biscuit mix into individual servings
- Roll each serving into a bowl, place baking tray into freezer for 30 mins
- Add white chocolate to a heat proofjug, microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between x 4
- Remove frozen Oreo balls from freezer. One by one, using 2 small forks, drop into white chocolate to coat, then shake off any excess chocolate, coat with sprinkles and place back on baking tray
- Note 1 This is 3 x standard packets of Oreo Biscuits. Each packet has 14 biscuits. We use 42 Oreo biscuits for the recipe.
Chocolate, biscuits, sprinkles and more!
This is a fun recipe my friends. I want you to enjoy yourselves and let your creative juices flow.
There is nothing too tricky involved, but you need to exercise a little patience when shaking the excess chocolate off the balls. Keep on breathing and you will do just fine!
I would love to hear your feedback, please let me know if you make the recipe and leave a comment below.
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