Easy Reindeer Oreo Balls

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These Reindeer Oreo Balls are a festive treat that’s guaranteed to be a crowd favorite at your next holiday party. Almost too cute to eat, these delicious truffles are as fun to make as they are delicious!

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Chocolate reindeer balls on a plate.

If you’re a fan of Oreo dessert recipes and want a new crowd-pleasing holiday treat, you’ll love give these adorable little reindeer Oreo balls. Rich and creamy Oreo truffles are all dressed up for the holidays when you give them this fun reindeer look.

This delicious recipe starts with a mixture of crushed Oreos and cream cheese, which is then formed into balls and coated in creamy dark chocolate. The Oreo cookie balls are then decorated with candy eyes and noses and pretzel antlers to turn them into the cutest little bite size treat.

Ideal for parties and school events, these reindeer truffles also make a great holiday gift. Along with this Oreo Reindeer Cookie recipe and these Oreo Snowman Balls, they’ll be perfect for all your holiday cookie platters or dessert tables.

Chocolate reindeer truffles on a plate.

Why We Love This Recipe

Festive – These Rudolph themed Oreo balls are such a cute addition to any holiday party. They’ll be the star of your dessert table.

Easy – This simple recipe starts with store-bought cookies and doesn’t require any baking, so it’s great when you want an easy holiday treat.

Kid-Friendly – This recipe is like an edible craft project. The kids will have a great time helping to create the reindeer faces.

Ingredients

Oreo cookie ingredients on a white plate.
  • Oreo Cookies (about 45 cookies)
  • Cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • Pretzel twists, broken in half
  • Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
  • Black sugar pearls, for the eyes
  • Red Hots, for the nose

How To Make Reindeer Oreo Balls

Step 1: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper and set it aside. In a food processor or high-speed blender, pulse the Oreo cookies into fine crumbs.

A bowl of Oreo crumbs in a food processor on a marble surface.

Step 2: Using a hand mixer on high speed, beat the softened cream cheese in a large mixing bowl until smooth.

Step 3: Add the Oreo crumbs to the cream cheese. Mix on medium speed until well combined.

Cream cheese in a glass bowl on a marble surface.
A glass bowl filled with a mixture of Oreo crumbs and cream cheese

Step 4: Use a small cookie scoop (ours was 1.5″) to form even sized balls and then roll each ball in the palms of your hands to make it smooth. Place the rolled balls on the prepared baking tray.

Step 5: Once you have made all the balls, place the tray in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.

A glass bowl filled with a mixture of oreos and cream cheese
A tray of oreo balls on a marble countertop.

Step 6: In a double boiler over low heat (you can also microwave on low), melt the dark chocolate melting wafers. Stir every 30 seconds or so, until smooth.

Step 7: Use a fork to carefully dip one ball at a time into the melted chocolate.

Chocolate ganache in a metal bowl on a marble surface.
A fork with oreo ball over a bowl of chocolate.

Step 8: Lift the ball out of the chocolate and tap it on the side of the bowl to help remove any excess chocolate coating. Place the ball back onto the baking sheet.

Step 9: Carefully insert two broken pretzel pieces about ¼”-½” deep to make the antlers.

Step 10: Add the red nose and hold it in place for about 10 seconds to allow the chocolate to set a bit. Then immediately add two candy eyeballs. Repeat with the rest of the Oreo balls.

Chocolate sauce in a metal bowl with a chocolate ball on fork
Chocolate reindeer truffles on a red background.

Step 11: Allow the reindeer Oreo balls to set completely before serving (about 15 minutes). If desired, you can place them in the refrigerator to help them harden faster. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.

Chocolate reindeer balls on a red background.
Chocolate reindeer balls on a red plate.

Tips & Tricks

  • When dipping the Oreo balls, if the chocolate starts to harden, you can reheat it over low heat or on a low setting in the microwave if needed.
  • If your chocolate is too thick, you can thin it with Wilton EZ Thin Dipping Aid or add a little vegetable oil. Be sure to start with just a little so you don’t thin the chocolate too much.
  • Don’t forget to hold the noses in place for at least 10 seconds to allow them to set. If you skip this step, they may not be securely attached, and they could slide off.
  • We used regular Oreo cookies but you use any flavor of Oreo you like. Golden Oreos or Mint Oreos would both be great choices.
  • If you can’t find candy melts, you could also use melted almond bark instead.
  • For best results, make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing it with the Oreos. This will help ensure that your filling is smooth with no lumps.
Chocolate reindeer balls on a plate.
How Do I Store These?

Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Keep them in a single layer to prevent the antlers from breaking.

Chocolate reindeer truffles on a plate.

How Long Can They Stay at Room Temperature?

I wouldn’t recommend letting them sit out for much longer than an hour or they’ll start to get too soft. If you’re serving these at a party, I’d recommend putting them out in small batches and refilling as needed.

Three chocolate reindeer shaped truffles on a plate.

More Holiday Recipes

If you liked these adorable reindeer Oreo truffles, you may want to try some of these delicious holiday recipes too!

Chocolate reindeer balls and pretzels on a plate.
Chocolate reindeer truffles on a plate.
5 from 42 votes

Reindeer Oreo Balls


Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Chilling time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
These Reindeer Oreo Balls are as fun to make as they are delicious and are sure to be a crowd favorite at your next Christmas party.

Ingredients
 

Instructions

To Make The Oreo Balls

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper and set it aside. In a food processor or high-speed blender, pulse the Oreo cookies into fine crumbs.
    45 Oreo Cookies
  • Using a hand mixer on high speed, beat the softened cream cheese in a large mixing bowl 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 (ours was 1.5″) to form even sized balls and then roll each ball in the palms of your hands to make it smooth. Place the rolled balls on the prepared baking tray.
  • Once you have made all the balls, place the tray in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.

To Decorate The Oreo Balls

  • In a double boiler over low heat (you can also microwave on low), melt the dark chocolate melting wafers, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
    15 ounces Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
  • Use a fork to carefully dip one ball at a time into the melted chocolate.
  • Lift the ball out of the chocolate and tap it on the side of the bowl to help remove any excess chocolate coating. Place the ball back onto the baking sheet.
  • Carefully insert two broken pretzel pieces about ¼”-½” deep to make the antlers.
    2 cups pretzel twists
  • Add the red nose and hold it in place for about 10 seconds to allow the chocolate to set a bit. Then immediately add two candy eyeballs. Repeat with the rest of the Oreo balls.
    24 Red Hots
  • Allow the reindeer Oreo balls to set completely before serving (about 15 minutes). If desired, you can place them in the refrigerator to help them harden faster. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.
    48 Candy eyes

Notes

If your chocolate is too thick, you can thin it with Wilton EZ Thin Dipping Aid or add a little vegetable oil. Be sure to start with just a little so you don’t thin the chocolate too much.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 5mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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