Create No Bake Oreo Cookie Balls with only two simple ingredients to make the fudge-like filling. Then, have fun coating them in a variety of different dips, candy, or frosting available. They’re a decadent and easy way to make dessert without having to turn the oven on.
Even more fun is sprinkling them with nuts, cookie crumbs, or a multitude of candy sprinkles.
In this way, you can custom color the balls to the holiday season or for a specific event, such as a pink and blue baby shower.
They’re fun, easy, plus you can make them ahead of time, and you won’t have to turn on the oven. Yay.
Making No Bake Oreo Cookie Balls
These are easy to make, so don’t let all the choices make it seem harder.
Make the filling, coat it, optional sprinkles. That’s it.
You need two ingredients: Regular Oreo Cookies (not Double Stuffed), and a brick of cream cheese.
The cream cheese needs to be softened.
Make the filling by hand, or with the help of a food processor.
Using a Food Processor
In the food processor, reduce the Oreo Cookies to crumbs.
Next, add in half of the softened cream cheese cut into portions and “pulse” about 10 times.
Add the remaining cream cheese, (again in portions), and pulse another 20 times.
If you process on Low or High, the mixture will ball up, whereas pulsing it mixes it.
Making it by Hand
If you don’t have a food processor, no problem.
Place the cookies in a large zip-lock bag and turn them into crumbs with a rolling pin.
Or, you could use a meat tenderizer (mallet) and get some aggression out while you’re at it.
Then, mix in the softened cream cheese until thoroughly blended.
Forming them into Balls
Before you get your hands dirty, have ready a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Parchment paper also works.
Take some filling with a teaspoon to make a 1-inch ball.
Another useful tool is a small cookie scoop.
Roll in your hands, then place the balls on the waxed paper.
Next, place the loaded cookie sheet into the freezer for at least 15 minutes while you prepare the coating.
Coating Oreo Cookie Balls
There are many choices here. Specifically, what to use, and how to apply it.
Keeping it simple, I’ll start with the coatings that you can easily pick up with your fingers.
Baking chips and Candy Melts can both be melted, dipped, and picked up with fingers after it hardens.
Wow, again more choices. Have you ever Googled “baking chips?” So many flavors!
The key to using baking chips is making sure you don’t over-heat them.
Simply follow the melting directions written on the package.
The same goes for Candy Melts. The directions for melting are written on the package.
Candy Melts are fun because they come in different colors.
Then, add sprinkles on top — the color variations are endless.
In other words, just have fun.
Heating up a can of frosting is a quick and easy way to coat these No Bake Oreo Cookie Balls.
This method should only be used, however, if you want to serve them with toothpicks.
They can be quite messy picking these up with your fingers, trust me. Finger lickin’ good, though!
Seen in the pictures, I tried Strawberry Frosting on a few. That was delicious.
I also used chocolate, because chocolate is always good. Always!
Dipping No Bake Oreo Cookie Balls
There are two ways I dip-to-coat.
First, place the ball on a fork, lower the fork into the melted coating, let the excess drip off, then place back on the waxed paper.
Second, spear the ball with a toothpick, hold the ball over the melted coating, and spoon the melted coating over the ball.
Let the excess drip back in, then place the ball back onto the waxed paper. Spin the toothpick for easy release.
NOTE: if you plan on using sprinkles, chopped nuts or cookies, add them quickly so they stick.
Remember, the balls have been in the freezer, so the coating will harden quicker than normal, and sprinkles won’t stick to a hardened coating.
Sprinkles and Drizzle
The uber fun part is in the decorating.
Are you making these for a festive party? …a holiday party? …maybe a sporting event requiring team colors? your BFF’s birthday?
You can sprinkle on candy sprinkles of all shapes and colors.
Additionally, sprinkle on chopped nuts or crushed Oreos.
Or, simply dust them with powdered sugar.
You can also roll the balls in the cookies or nuts for an all-over look.
That makes them even easier to pick up.
You can also leave them plain, or drizzle them with melted chocolate.
More No Bake Recipes
Love not having to turn the oven on?
Me, too, especially in the summer or when I need it to cook dinner.
Check out some of these other No Bake recipes:
- No Bake Lemon Blueberry Dessert
- Mango Cream Cheese Pie
- Ice Box Berry Cake
- Black Russian Pie
- No Bake Chocolate Cherry Dessert
No Bake Oreo Cookie Balls
- 38 regular Oreo cookies
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups chocolate baking chips (i.e. semi-sweet, white, dark, milk, bittersweet, etc.) See Notes.
- Optional: crushed cookies, chopped nuts, or sprinkles
- Reduce cookies to crumbs using food processor or by placing in zip-lock bag and rolling with rolling pin.
- Mix cookie crumbs with softened cream cheese.
- Roll into 1-inch balls. Place balls on cookie sheet lined with waxed or parchment paper. Place balls in freezer for 15-20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt chocolate according to package directions. Dip balls into melted chocolate and replace onto waxed paper.
- Apply optional sprinkles quickly, before coating hardens. Allow coating to set, 20 minutes. Store balls in refrigerator. Enjoy!
No Bake Oreo Cookie Balls
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