The ultimate no-bake treat for your upcoming birthday party? Oreo cookie balls! Whether you’re throwing a big event for a loved one or just want to chow down on your own special day, these birthday Oreo balls are phenomenal…and super easy to make, too!
One part Oreo cookies, one part sprinkles, one part candy melts, one part almond bark, and one part cream cheese. These five simple ingredients come together to form the greatest of all party desserts! Yes, your guests, friends, and family may find Oreo balls tastier and more adorable than the cake itself. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
In all seriousness…if you love Oreos, you’ll love these. They’re Oreos and cream cheese wrapped in a chocolate shell and topped with sprinkles. They certainly look fancy, but it doesn’t take any fancy equipment to make them! Throw them together for any occasion and you’re sure to have a memorable dessert experience on your hands.
Now for the recipe itself…
Recipe for Oreo Balls: Ingredients & Utensils
Prep Time: 15 min
Chill Time: 30 min
- 1 package (1 pound 3.1 oz) birthday cake flavored Oreos with cream filling (or regular)
- 1 block (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
- Almond bark – white
- Our rainbow nonpareil sprinkles
- Colored candy melts
Utensils & Other Items
- Cookie sheet
- Parchment paper
- Two bowls, microwave safe
- Small cookie dough scoop
- Plastic squeeze bottle, for drizzles
- OPTIONAL: Stand mixer, if you have one
How To Make Oreo Balls
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, add softened cream cheese.
- Crush whole Oreo cookies in food processor into fine crumbs.
- Add cookie crumbs to cream cheese.
- Stir until well-combined. (You can also use a stand mixer here if that’s easier!)
- Using a small cookie dough scoop, form the mixture into a ball.
- Roll the ball between your hands until it’s smooth.
- Place on lined cookie sheet.
- Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (longer is fine, though!).
- Break almond bark into squares and place in microwave safe bowl.
- Start heating with 1 minute, stir.
- Heat for 30 second intervals, stirring after each heating. Stop when there are a few bits of unmelted chocolate left, then stir until completely melted.
- Using a fork, dip the Oreo ball into the chocolate and shake off excess.
- Place on lined cookie sheet, removing from fork with another fork or knife.
- Let Oreo ball harden. (NOTE: If you’re using white chocolate, you may need to dip Oreo balls a second time.)
For a candy drizzle:
- Heat colored candy melts in microwave.
- Add the melts to a plastic squeeze bottle.
- Drizzle after chocolate has hardened on the Oreo ball.
- Immediately add sprinkles (we suggest our rainbow nonpareils!).
- Let harden again.
Oreo Cookie Balls: Tips For Decoration
Here’s the best part of any Sweets & Treats post…the decoration tips! If you need more suggestions, look here.
If you’re not feeling the rainbow nonpareils, we have other mixes suitable for this recipe that would look good on a birthday treat, like our Fish Food nonpareil mix or our Bunny Hop mix.
And like many of our recipes, this one is suitable for any occasion with a few tweaks! For instance…
For patriotic Oreo balls: use our patriotic nonpareils and, if you can find them, Firework Oreos. They have red, white, and blue bits in the cream, and are sometimes re-released during the summer! Otherwise, you can use red and blue candy melts for the drizzle.
For fall-themed Oreo cookie balls: grab orange and chocolate brown nonpareils, or Halloween nonpareils, or our Apple Cider mix, then use orange, black, and brown candy melts. Sometimes there are Halloween-themed or cider-flavored Oreos around this time of year as well, so look for those!
For winter-themed Oreo balls: Christmas nonpareils for a holiday ball, or our Snow Storm mix for a secular one. Use green and red melts for the drizzle, or white/light blue melts instead. In lieu of normal Oreos, there are often peppermint bark or red velvet cake Oreos released around the winter months that may help you create an uber festive treat!
Are you feeling inspired yet?! Go forth and make something wonderful!
Did you enjoy this recipe for Oreo balls?
Cute. Tasty. Chocolatey-sweet! These Oreo cookie balls will bring smiles galore at your next big event, whether it’s a birthday or not! Comment down below with your thoughts on these birthday Oreo balls. Did you adore them? How did you celebrate? Did you leave anything out or use substitutions? We always want to hear from you!
Check out our other birthday baking series: Whoopie Pies, Blondies, and Rice Krispie Treats – ALL BIRTHDAY STYLE! Or a gender reveal style of this very recipe with lighter colored cookies.
We have lots more to discover on Sweets & Treats!
You KNOW we’ve got a million and one recipes to try here on the blog! Well, maybe not that many…but quite a few, and you’ll love them all! Check out…
- Cake Mix Whoopie Pies
- Birthday Cake Milkshake
- Funfetti Cookies and Puppy Chow
- Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
Do these require refrigeration?
If you will be using cream cheese as a binding agent, we recommend refrigeration. We’ve had followers tell us that subbing butter or even store bought icing works great too if you won’t be able to chill them during storage!