Oreo Balls

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: These are the easiest dessert ever, needing only three ingredients: Oreos, cream cheese, and melted chocolate. I first started making this recipe in high school as a sleepover snack. In college, I only had a microwave in my dorm, but MacGyvered the recipe by crushing the cookies by hand and commandeering the mini-fridge. Now, years later, I like to make them fancy-schmancy with two kinds of chocolate: semi-sweet and white. (But trust me, they taste just as good with one or the other.)Katie Macdonald

Makes: 48 balls
Prep time: 1 hrs 30 min
Cook time: 10 min


  • 8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese, softened
  • 36 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
  • 8 ounces (2 packages, 4 ounces each) Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate, broken into pieces, melted
  • 8 ounces (2 packages, 4 ounces each) Baker's White Chocolate, broken into pieces, melted
In This Recipe


  1. Mix cream cheese and 3 cups cookie crumbs with spatula until blended.
  2. Using hands, shape into 48 balls about 1 inch in size. This is about 1 bite, so adjust accordingly if you'd like a heftier treat.
  3. Freeze for 10 minutes on wax paper-line cookie sheet.
  4. Coat half of the balls in melted semi-sweet chocolate and half in melted white chocolate. Place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan and sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.
  5. Refrigerate or freeze for 1 hour or until firm.

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Reviews (20) Questions (0)

20 Reviews

Samantha December 22, 2018
These are good, but VERY rich. I would make them even smaller next time, and add some coconut oil to the chocolate to thin it out so the coating isn’t so thick. So easy, fun, and delicious though!
Kaitlin B. December 11, 2018
These are too dang good. Made them for a holiday party and had multiple people request the recipe. To make them a little festive I swapped in Peppermint Oreos (365 brand) and added crushed candy canes on top. 10/10 will make again.
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Katie M. December 11, 2018
Great ideas, Kaitlin! I love peppermint 😍😍
Leana C. December 10, 2018
Do these begin to soften at room temperature?
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Katie M. December 10, 2018
Yes, deliciously so :)
Lexie H. December 10, 2018
Can you make these ahead? How long do they keep? :)
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Katie M. December 10, 2018
Hey Lexie! You totally can! They'll keep airtight in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to a month.
Lexie H. December 10, 2018
Marsha S. June 3, 2018
So now I have another question..if we omit the filling(which is sweet) do we need to incorporate more sugar or would it be sweet enough without the filling/
TeaForMe June 3, 2018
I think the chocolate coating makes it sweet enough, if for some reason you opt to use just chocolate cookies.<br />I do think you might be missing the essence of this recipe, however. Its simplicity makes it the perfect "dorm room" dessert. I think one could substitute any hard crumbly cookie with great results (thin mint version, anyone??).
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Katie M. June 4, 2018
Such a great idea! If only I didn't scarf down sleeves of thin mints the moment I get a box...
TeaForMe June 3, 2018
Amazing... And addictive! I showed this recipe to my husband and the next day he came home with the ingredients! I can't wait to make and take to a summer party -- so easy to hide a container of these bonbons in a cooler;)
Marsha S. May 31, 2018
I really need to know for sure if the filling was utilized in college..the recipe states cookie crumbs..it would be difficult to have pure cookie crumbs if the white filling was included! Please..give us a definitive answer!!!!!!..you said you "think" the whole cookie gets smashed up.. How about trying it both ways and letting us know the outcome!!! Pretty please!!!!!!<br />
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Katie M. June 3, 2018
Hey there, Marsha! I actually did include the filling as well (I was in a rush!), so it wasn't the purest mixture. I think it tastes just fine with the filling, but feel free to omit :)
Laura R. December 20, 2018
Don’t they have oreo cookie crumbs at the grocery store, in the baking aisle? Using them may have a different outcome though....
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Katie M. December 20, 2018
Good point! I usually find it's easier to get Oreo packets, but let me know how it turns out!
jy2nd May 31, 2018
Do you use the Oreo filling for anything?
Anja May 31, 2018
Anja May 31, 2018
Oops! I think the whole cookie gets smashed up, filling and all.<br />
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Katie M. June 3, 2018
Sorry for the delayed response, jy2nd! I was out of the country. I actually included the cookie filling because it's my favorite part haha I think omitting the creme should be fine since the cream cheese adds moisture... but it's definitely faster to just crush the whole cookie up!