Grinch Oreo Balls (With Red Velvet Oreos)

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These Grinch Oreo Balls, with a creamy red velvet cheesecake center and sweet chocolate shell, make the perfect holiday dessert. Easy to make and so delicious, these bite-sized treats are sure to steal the show at your next holiday party.

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Grinch Oreo Truffles

Along with Rudolph, watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a Christmas tradition in our house. Now we’ve got the perfect holiday treat to go with it! Delicious and easy to make, these Grinch Oreo balls are one of our new favorite Grinch recipes!

The filling for these rich and creamy truffles is made by blending together just two ingredients – Oreo cookie crumbs and cream cheese. The Oreo balls are then covered with a Grinch-green melted chocolate coating and decorated with a tiny red heart.

Sweet and creamy with an Oreo cheesecake flavor, these Grinch Oreo cookie balls are perfect for all your holiday parties and events. Loved by kids and adults alike, this easy recipe will be the most popular treat on your dessert table! Serve them alongside these Oreo Snowman Balls and Christmas Mice and it’ll be cuteness overload!

A plate of green Oreo balls with a heart on top.

Why We Love These Grinch Truffles

Easy – With just 4 ingredients, this no-bake recipe is an ideal treat when you need an impressive dessert that’s super easy to prepare.

Great for Christmas Movie Night – Not only are these delicious but they’ll be perfect for a Grinch movie night.

Perfect Party Treat – Their striking appearance and small size of these delicious Grinch Oreo truffles make them a great addition to your Christmas party dessert table.

Ingredients

The ingredients for red velvet oreos.
  • Red Velvet Oreos (44 cookies)
  • Cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • Light green candy melts, divided
  • Red heart sprinkles

How To Make Grinch Oreo Balls

Step 1: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. Using a food processor or blender, pulse the Oreo cookies into fine crumbs.

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

Tip: For best results, make sure to use room temperature cream cheese. Otherwise your Oreo crumb mixture may be lumpy.

Red velvet oreo cookie crumbs in food processor on a marble surface.
Cream cheese in a glass bowl on a marble surface.

Step 3: Combine the Oreo cookies and cream cheese. Mix together until well combined.

Red velvet Oreo crumbs and cream cheese in a glass bowl.
A bowl full of Oreo ball mixture on a marble table.

Step 4: Use a 1.5” cookie scoop to make even sized balls, then roll each ball in the palms or your hands until smooth. Place onto the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Red Oreo balls on a baking sheet.

Step 5: Set aside ½-¾ cup of the light green candy melt pieces to use later for drizzling. Prepare a double boiler over low heat and melt the remaining light green wafers until smooth, stirring often. (You can also melt them in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between each interval).

Step 6: Use a fork to dip a ball into the coating. Remove the ball from the melted chocolate, tapping the fork on the edge of the double boiler to remove any excess chocolate.

Tip: If your chocolate is too thick, you can thin it with Wilton EZ Dipping Aid or just add a little canola or coconut oil.

A bowl of green candy melts sitting on top of a marble counter
Melted green chocolate with Oreo ball being held over the top

Step 7: Place the ball onto the prepared baking tray and repeat with the remaining balls.

Green Oreo balls on a baking sheet.

Step 8: Place ½ cup of the reserved candy melts into a microwave safe piping bag, twist it shut, and microwave it on a low setting until fully melted and smooth. Massage the bag every 2 minutes to ensure that the candy is melting evenly.

Step 9: Snip a small piece of the tip off the piping bag and drizzle the coating over the balls, four at a time. Before the drizzle sets, top with a red heart.

Green chocolate melts in piping bag on a marble table.
Green heart decorated Oreo balls on a baking sheet.

Step 10: Allow the coating to set completely before serving. You can also place them in the refrigerator if you want them to harden a little faster. Enjoy!

A plate of green Oreo balls from above

Tips & Tricks

  • Don’t skip chilling the Oreo balls, as this will help them to keep their shape when dipping them into the melted candy coating.
  • We used red velvet but you can substitute regular Oreos or any other flavor you like. Mint Oreo flavor would also be delicious. However, double Stuf or Mega Stuf Oreos may make the filling too wet, so you may want to use less cream cheese if you choose one of those varieties.
  • If you don’t have green candy melts, you can substitute white chocolate that’s been colored with green food coloring.
  • While we made these with a fun holiday Grinch theme, you can change them up for any occasion. Use Golden Oreo cookies with white candy melts and gold and black sprinkles for a tasty New Year’s Eve treat.
A plate of green Oreo balls with a heart on top with Grinch decor
How Do I Store Grinch Truffles?

Store your leftover Oreo balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep for 4-5 days.

What If I Don’t Have a Food Processor or Blender?

If you don’t have a food processor or blender, you can crush the Oreo cookies by placing them in a Ziploc bag and going over them with a rolling pin.

Three Oreo balls on a Grinch napkin

More Sweet Treats For Christmas

If you loved these Grinch Christmas truffles, you’ll want to check out these fun holiday desserts too!

Oreo balls with one cut open
Green velvet cake balls on a plate.
5 from 39 votes

Grinch Oreo Balls


Course Dessert, Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Chilling time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
These easy Grinch Oreo Balls are a delicious bite-sized treat that's guaranteed to be a hit at your holiday party.

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. Using a food processor or blender, pulse the Oreo cookies into fine crumbs.
    24.4 ounces Red Velvet Oreos
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with a hand mixer on high speed until smooth.
    8 ounces cream cheese
  • Add the Oreo crumbs to the cream cheese. Mix together until well combined.
  • Use a 1.5” cookie scoop to make even sized balls, then roll each ball in the palms or your hands until smooth. Place onto the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Set aside ½-¾ cup of the light green candy melt pieces to use later for drizzling. Prepare a double boiler over low heat and melt the remaining light green wafers until smooth, stirring often. (You can also melt them in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between each interval).
    15 ounces light green candy melts
  • Use a fork to dip a ball into the coating. Remove the ball from the melted chocolate, tapping the fork on the edge of the double boiler to remove any excess chocolate.
  • Place the ball onto the prepared baking tray and repeat with the remaining balls.
  • Place ½ cup of the reserved candy melts into a microwave safe piping bag, twist it shut, and microwave it on a low setting until fully melted and smooth. Massage the bag every 2 minutes to ensure that the candy is melting evenly.
  • Snip a small piece of the tip off the piping bag and drizzle the coating over the balls, four at a time. Before the drizzle sets, top with a red heart.
    Red heart sprinkles
  • Allow the coating to set completely before serving. You can also place them in the refrigerator if you want them to harden a little faster. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You won’t want to skip chilling the Oreo balls. This helps them keep their shape as you’re dipping them into the melted candy coating.
  • Don’t have green candy melts? You can also use white chocolate that’s been colored with green food coloring.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 127IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.01mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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8 Comments

  1. Belle Owen says:

    Wondering if anyone has frozen the Grinch balls? I’m afraid the cookies won’t be available near me, by December.

    1. I just looked and you can get the cookies from Amazon for under $4. If you don’t see them in store, that may be an option for you 🙂

  2. Do these have to be put in the fridge because of the cream cheese if there not being eaten until the next day?

    1. Yes, I recommend refrigerating them if you’re not planning to serve them the same day.

  3. If red velvet oreos aren’t available, what can i use instead ? Will red velvetcake mix work?

    1. Hi Chana,
      Yes, you can easily substitute cake mix. You’ll want to follow this Cake Mix Lemon Balls recipe for the balls and then you can decorate the outside to fit the Grinch theme. Enjoy!

  4. How well will these cookies freeze? Thinking of making the inside and freezing for a few days until I’m ready to dip them.

    1. Yes – you can certainly freeze the insides beforehand (and even the finished balls afterwards). Freezing the undipped cookie balls first is a great way to be sure they stay even more intact as you dip them. Enjly!

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