4th Of July Oreo Balls

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These 4th of July Oreo balls are a pretty and patriotic dessert that looks like a truffle and tastes like an Oreo cheesecake. They’re the perfect no bake treat for your Fourth of July party or picnic table.

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Oreo balls stacked on white plate

If you’re looking for the perfect delicious recipe for Independence Day, you’ll love these easy and tasty 4th of July Oreo balls. Although you can make these treats any time of year, this version is dressed up with a red, white, and blue candy coating for a colorful and festive look.

Like traditional Oreo balls, they have the delicious Oreo cream cheese filling that makes them taste like a rich and creamy Oreo cheesecake. These bite-sized balls are perfect for sharing at parties and the best part is that there’s no baking and so special equipment needed.

Make a batch of these easy Oreo truffles for your Independence Day festivities. They’re a fun summer treat that will add a dose of patriotic cheer to your party.

Oreo balls on white plate from above

Why We Love These Patriotic Oreo Truffles

Festive – The red, white, and blue colors of these festive treats make them ideal for patriotic holidays like July 4th and Memorial Day.

Great for Parties – These bite sized Oreo cream cheese balls are perfect for parties and special occasions. They’re ideal when you just want a little taste of something sweet while saving room for other goodies.

Rich and Delicious – A cross between chocolate truffles and Oreo cheesecake, no one will be able to resist these creamy and sweet treats.

Easy – With just a handful of ingredients and no baking required, this no-bake Oreo truffle recipe is super easy and delicious.

Ingredients

Ingredients for 4th of July Oreo Balls
  • Oreo Cookies
  • Cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • Red candy melts
  • Blue candy melts
  • Ghirardelli white melting wafers
  • White star confetti sprinkles for topping

How To Make Fourth of July Oreo Balls

Making The Oreo Cookie Balls

Step 1: Line two baking trays with parchment paper and set them aside. Place the Oreos in a food processor or blender and pulse them into fine cookie crumbs. (You can also crush the Oreo cookies by placing them them in a Ziploc bag and rolling over them with a rolling pin.)

Oreo crumbs in food processor

Step 2: Place the softened cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer on high speed until smooth.

Cream cheese beaten in glass mixing bowl

Step 3: Add the crushed Oreo cookies to the cream cheese and mix on medium speed until well blended.

Cream cheese and Oreo cookie crumbs in glass mixing bowl

Step 4: Use a small cookie scoop to create evenly sized balls of the Oreo mixture, and then roll each one in the palms of your hands to make it smooth. Set the balls on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 5: Place the balls into the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours. (Note: If you are short on time, you can freeze the balls for 15-20 minutes.)

Oreo balls on baking sheet

Decorating The Oreo Balls

Step 6: Remove one tray of the prepared balls from the refrigerator. In a double boiler over low heat, melt the blue candy melts, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted and smooth. (You can also use a microwave safe bowl and microwave on low setting for this step).

Step 7: Use a fork to dip each ball completely into the melted chocolate. Lift the fork and tap it to shake off excess coating.

Oreo ball dipped in melted blue chocolate

Step 8: Place on the baking sheet and immediately sprinkle with the white star confetti. Place the blue Oreo balls back into the refrigerator to allow the coating to set.

Note: Be sure to add the sprinkles before the blue chocolate sets or they won’t stick.

Oreo balls on baking sheet plain and with blue chocolate and stars

Step 9: Remove the second tray of the balls from the refrigerator. Using a clean double boiler on low heat, melt the red candy melts, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.

Step 10: Use a fork to dip each ball completely into the red coating. Lift the fork out and tap it to remove any excess coating.

Oreo ball dipped in red melting chocolate

Step 11: Place the ball back onto the cookie sheet and repeat with the remaining balls.

Oreo balls dipped in red chocolate melts

Step 12: Using a small piping bag, microwave ⅓ cup white melting wafers in 30 second increments until melted. Massage the bag at each interval to ensure that the wafers melt evenly.

White candy melts melted in piping bag

Step 13: Snip a small piece of the tip off the end of the bag and drizzle white lines over the red Oreo balls. Return the balls to the refrigerator to allow the coating to set for 10 minutes. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.

Red Oreo balls drizzled with white chocolate

Tips & Tricks

  • You can use any flavor of Oreos, but be sure to use the correct amount, about 45 regular sized cookies. If you use fewer cookies or select the double or mega stuff cookies with more cream, you may end up with soft and wet Oreo balls.
  • If you can’t find white star confetti at your grocery store, you can purchase it online at Amazon. You can also substitute white nonpareils or sugar pearls.
  • For best results, I recommend using the double boiler method rather than the microwave to melt the candy coating. It helps to keep a thin consistency, which is ideal for coating. Be sure to keep the heat on low to avoid the melts seizing and clumping.
  • Regular white chocolate or almond bark can be used in place of the white melting wafers.
Red and blue cake balls piled on a white plate
How Do I Store These Patriotic Oreo Balls?

Place any leftover balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep for up to 5 days.

Can I Freeze Them?

Yes – you can freeze this 4th of July treat for up to 2 months. Be sure to separate them with parchment paper so they don’t stick together and place them in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.

Red cake balls, one with a bite take out

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4th of July Oreo Balls recipe card
4.84 from 6 votes

4th of July Oreo Balls


Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Chilling time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
These 4th of July Oreo balls are the perfect patriotic dessert for the summer holidays! Super easy to make, this no-bake dessert is like a truffle and Oreo cheesecake all rolled into one!

Equipment

Ingredients
 

Instructions

Making The Oreo Balls

  • Line two baking trays with parchment paper and set them aside. Place the Oreo cookies in a food processor or blender and pulse them into fine crumbs. (You can also place them in a Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin.)
    1 lb Oreo Cookies
  • Place the softened cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer on high speed until smooth.
    8 ounces Cream cheese
  • Add the Oreo crumbs to the cream cheese and mix on medium speed until well combined.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to create evenly sized balls of the Oreo mixture, and then roll each one in the palms of your hands to make it smooth. Set the balls on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Place the balls into the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours. (Note: If you are short on time, you can freeze the balls for 15-20 minutes.)

Decorating The Oreo Balls

  • Remove one tray of the prepared balls from the refrigerator. In a double boiler over low heat, melt the blue candy melts, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. (You can also use a microwave safe bowl and microwave on low setting for this step).
    12 ounces Blue candy melts
  • Use a fork to dip each ball completely into the melted chocolate. Lift the fork and tap it to remove any excess coating.
  • Place the ball back onto the baking tray and immediately sprinkle with the white star confetti. Place the blue Oreo balls back into the refrigerator to allow the coating to set.
    White star confetti sprinkles for topping
  • Remove the second tray of the balls from the refrigerator. Using a clean double boiler on low heat, melt the red candy melts, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
    12 ounces Red candy melts
  • Use a fork to dip each ball completely into the red coating then lift the fork and tap it to remove any excess coating.
  • Place the ball back onto the cookie sheet and repeat with the remaining balls.
  • Using a small piping bag, microwave ⅓ cup white melting wafers in 30 second increments until melted. Massage the bag at each interval to ensure that the wafers melt evenly.
    ⅓ cup White melting wafers
  • Snip a small piece of the tip off the end of the bag and drizzle white lines over the red Oreo balls. Return the balls to the refrigerator to allow the coating to set for 10 minutes. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.

Notes

  • You can use any flavor of Oreos, but be sure to use the correct amount. If you use fewer cookies or select the double or mega stuff cookies with more cream, you may end up with softer Oreo balls.
  • Be sure to add the sprinkles before the chocolate sets or they won’t stick.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 2mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Lisa- really looking forward to trying to make these 4th of July Oreo balls recipe. I was wondering if one can use 1/3 less fat cream cheese, instead of the regular cream cheese, in making these? Thanks!

    1. Hi Margaret,
      I’ve always used full fat cream cheese but using the lower fat cream cheese should work fine too. Enjoy!

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