Christmas Oreo Balls

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These Christmas Oreo Balls, resembling whimsical ornaments, are the perfect sweet and delicious no-bake dessert. With creamy Oreo centers, colorful candy coating, and shimmering candy toppers, they’ll make an adorable addition to your holiday cookie trays and dessert tables!

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A plate with christmas ornaments on it.

At first glance, these festive Oreo balls might look like a tray of beautiful Christmas ornaments. With vibrant colors and shimmering candy toppers, they’re almost too pretty to eat…but don’t let that stop you!

Take a bite and you’ll see that these fun treats are an irresistible combination of creamy golden Oreo centers and a sweet candy coating. Just a little mixing, rolling, and dipping, and you’ll have adorable edible ornaments that will add a touch of whimsy and fun to all your holiday celebrations.

If you want even more fun and easy to make holiday dessert recipes, you’ll also want to check out these cute Chocolate Christmas Mice, Grinch Chocolate-Covered Oreos and these festive Christmas Strawberries!

A plate of christmas cookies with sprinkles on top.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Simple recipe You can whip up these treats with just a few easy steps. The hardest part is waiting to eat them!
  • Festive treats Decorated to look like Christmas ornaments, these Oreo balls are adorable for a holiday party or a cookie exchange.
  • Family fun – The best part about this recipe is that the whole family can join in the fun of making and decorating them.
  • Food processor or high-speed blender
  • Mixing bowls
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Double boiler or candy melt melting pot
  • 1.5” cookie scoop (optional)

Ingredients

Ingredients for Christmas Oreo Balls labeled
  • Golden Oreos
  • Cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • Nonpareil sprinkles
  • White chocolate Reese’s cups minis
  • Edible gold shimmer spray
  • Dark green candy melts
  • Red candy melts
  • White candy melts
  • Extra assortment of sprinkles for topping

How To Make Christmas Oreo Balls

To Make The Cake Balls

Step 1. Line two baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 2. Using a food processor or high-speed blender, pulse the Golden Oreo cookies into fine crumbs and set aside.

Tip: If you don’t have a food processor or blender, add the Oreos to a large Ziplock bag. Using a rolling pin, roll back and forth over the bag until you have finely crushed Oreos.

Step 3. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer on medium-high speed to beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.

A food processor with Oreo crumbs
Cream cheese in a glass bowl on a marble surface.

Step 4. Add the Golden Oreo crumbs to the bowl and mix together until well combined.

A glass bowl filled with a mixture of Oreo crumbs and cream cheese
A bowl filled with a mixture Oreo crumbs

Step 5. Add ¼ cup of nonpareil sprinkles to the Oreo batter. Use a rubber spatula to fold it all together until the sprinkles are evenly distributed.

A bowl filled with a mixture of dough and sprinkles.
A glass bowl filled Oreo cookie dough

Step 6. Use a small cookie scoop to scoop even-sized balls of the cream cheese and crushed Oreo mixture. Roll the ball in the palms of your hands to make the ornaments round and smooth.

Step 7. Place each one on the prepared baking sheet, and repeat until you’ve used all the batter. Place the tray of Oreo truffles in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.

Tip: Make sure to chill the cookie balls for the full 2 hours because this helps the ornaments keep their shape when dipping them in the melted candy coating.

A baking sheet with yellow Oreo balls on it.

Decorating The Oreo Balls

Step 1. Unwrap the white chocolate Reese’s Cup minis and place them in a Ziplock bag. Take about ½ tablespoon of the edible gold and sprinkle it on top. Seal the bag and then lightly shake it around until all of the Reese’s are coated.

Tip: You can also use an edible shimmer spray. Just place the unwrapped Reese’s on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and spray each one individually. The method is a bit more time-consuming though, and the spray can have a tendency to clog up.

A bag filled with gold Reeses peanut butter minis
A baking sheet with yellow candies on it.

Step 2. Place a double boiler over low heat and melt the dark green chocolate wafers until smooth. Stir often to ensure it heats evenly.

Step 3. Dip the Oreo ball into the chocolate and remove it using a fork. Tap the fork against the pot or bowl to help remove any excess chocolate.

Green melted chocolate in a pan on a marble countertop.
Oreo cookie ball over melted green chocolate

Step 4. Place the coated Oreo ball back onto the prepared baking tray. Immediately top with a golden Reese’s ornament top and desired Christmas sprinkles. Move quickly because the coating sets quickly. Repeat with 7 more Oreo balls.

Green chocolate in a bowl with a spoon.
Oreo balls on a cookie sheet

Step 5. Place the tray in the refrigerator. Clean the double boiler and heat the next color.

Step 6. Repeat the same steps using the red chocolate and dip the balls.

Saucepan with melted red chocolate
Oreo ball on a fork over red chocolate

Step 7. Add the golden Reese’s ornament top, and then add the sprinkles.

Oreo ball dipped in red candy melts
Oreo ornaments on cookie sheet

Step 8. Lastly, you’re going to do the same thing using the white chocolate melting wafers.

Melted white chocolate in saucepan
Saucepan with melted chocolate and cookie ball on fork

Step 9. Add the golden Reese’s ornament top to the white chocolate covered balls, then add the sprinkles.

A fork with Oreo cookie ball dipped in white chocolate
Christmas Oreo balls on baking sheet

Step 10. Place in the refrigerator or until the chocolate hardens. Serve and enjoy!

A white plate with Oreo cookie balls on it.

STORING

Fridge: Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week.

Freezer: You can also freeze them for up to a month. Keep in mind that when the chocolate freezes, it may cause the candy topper to come loose. You can always reattach it later with a dab of melted chocolate.

A plate full of christmas ornament shaped Oreo balls

Oreo Christmas Ornament Variations and Add-ins

  • Cookies: You can make Oreo Christmas balls with any classic Oreo cookie you’d like. Mint and chocolate are great options. You can even split the recipe in half and make two different flavors if you want!
  • Toppers: Instead of Reese’s white chocolate cup minis, you can use milk chocolate or dark chocolate. You can also make this recipe with a candy Rolo as the topper.
  • Chocolate or candy coating: You can use any colored chocolate and color combinations you want. If you can’t find the colored ones, you can use white chocolate candy melts with some gel food coloring. Almond bark will also work, if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Sprinkles: Any combination of sprinkles or one type of sprinkle will work for the topping.
  • Filling: We had fun adding sprinkles to the Oreo ball filling, but you can leave them out if you prefer. You can also use Jimmies sprinkles in place of the nonpareils. Another fun twist is to use finely crushed peppermint candy.
  • Decoration design: Add fun patterns to the edible ornaments by using an alternative color of chocolate as a drizzle. Drizzle zigzags or lines across the ornaments.
A tray of christmas Oreos with sprinkles on top.

To Add an Ornament Hook (optional)

If you want to take the design one step further, you can add the ornament hooks in a few easy ways.

The first way is to use Pull ‘N Peel Twizzlers by pulling them apart and cutting them into 2” long pieces. Form them into a circle, and then squeeze the ends together. Dip the connected end into a little melted chocolate and then attach it to the top of the golden topper. You may have to hold it in place for a minute and allow it to set.

The other option is to use a Cheerio dipped in white chocolate. Once you dip them, quickly set them upright on the topper and hold it for a minute to give time for the chocolate to set.

Oreo ball with a bite taken out of it

Easy Christmas Oreo Balls Recipe FAQS

How do I prevent my chocolate from seizing?

Don’t try to melt the chocolate on high heat because it will seize and thicken. Though it takes a little longer, use a gentle heat and allow time for it to melt slowly.

Can I melt the chocolate in the microwave?

Using a double boiler helps keep chocolate chips or candy melts at a warm temperature while dipping the Oreo balls. Microwaving can cause it to heat unevenly. But if you prefer the microwave method, be sure to heat on a low or defrost setting so the chocolate doesn’t overheat. Stir every 30 seconds to ensure it is heating evenly.

Can I make Oreo balls in advance?

Yes, you can prepare these in advance and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to several days. They’re a great make-ahead Christmas dessert.

A group of christmas cookies are sitting on a table.

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5 from 1 vote

Christmas Oreo Balls


Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Chilling time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
These Christmas Oreo Balls are the perfect no-bake dessert for the holidays! Made to look like ornaments with creamy Oreo centers and a colorful candy coating, they're perfect for your holiday dessert table or cookie trays!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

To Make The Cake Balls

  • Line two baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Using a food processor or high-speed blender, pulse the Golden Oreo cookies into fine crumbs and set aside.
    45 Golden Oreo cookies
  • In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer on medium-high speed to beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
    8 ounces cream cheese
  • Add the Golden Oreo crumbs to the bowl and mix together until well combined.
  • Add ¼ cup of nonpareil sprinkles to the Oreo batter. Use a rubber spatula to fold it all together until the sprinkles are evenly distributed.
    ¼ cup Christmas nonpareil sprinkles
  • Use a small cookie scoop to scoop even-sized balls of the cream cheese and crushed Oreo mixture. Roll the ball in the palms of your hands to make the ornaments round and smooth.
  • Place each one on the prepared baking sheet, and repeat until you’ve used all the batter. Place the tray of Oreo truffles in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.

Decorating The Oreo Balls

  • Unwrap the white chocolate Reese’s Cup minis and place them in a Ziplock bag. Take about ½ tablespoon of the edible gold and sprinkle it on top. Seal the bag and then lightly shake it around until all of the Reese’s are coated.
    24 white chocolate Reese’s cups minis, Edible gold shimmer spray
  • Place a double boiler over low heat and melt the dark green chocolate wafers until smooth. Stir often to ensure it heats evenly.
    10 ounces dark green candy melts
  • Dip the Oreo ball into the chocolate and remove it using a fork. Tap the fork against the pot or bowl to help remove any excess chocolate.
  • Place the coated Oreo ball back onto the prepared baking tray. Immediately top with a golden Reese’s ornament top and desired Christmas sprinkles. Move quickly because the coating sets quickly. Repeat with 7 more Oreo balls.
    Extra Christmas sprinkles for topping
  • Place the tray in the refrigerator. Clean the double boiler and heat the next color.
  • Repeat the same steps using the red chocolate and dip the balls.
    10 ounces red candy melts
  • Add the golden Reese’s ornament top, and then add the sprinkles.
    Extra Christmas sprinkles for topping
  • Lastly, you’re going to do the same thing using the white chocolate melting wafers.
  • Add the golden Reese’s ornament top to the white chocolate covered balls, then add the sprinkles.
    10 ounces white candy melts, Extra Christmas sprinkles for topping
  • Place in the refrigerator or until the chocolate hardens. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you don’t have a food processor or blender, add the Oreos to a large Ziplock bag. Using a rolling pin, roll back and forth over the bag until you have finely crushed Oreos.
  • Make sure to chill the cookie balls for the full 2 hours because this helps the ornaments keep their shape when dipping them in the melted candy coating.
  • If you can’t find the regular gold shimmer, you can also use an edible shimmer spray. Place the unwrapped Reese’s on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and spray each one with the edible shimmer spray. The method is a bit more time-consuming though, and the spray has a tendency to clog up.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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