Oreo Snowman Balls

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These adorable Oreo Snowman Balls will add a fun and festive touch to your next holiday party. They’re delicious, no-bake treats that are almost as fun to make as they are to eat.

Snowman oreo balls on a plate with a cup of hot cocoa.
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No-Bake Snowman Oreo Balls Recipe

These Oreo Snowmen are a fun and tasty holiday treat, loved by kids and adults alike. Inside each one is a creamy truffle center, made from Oreo cookies and cream cheese. They’re then covered in a sweet candy coating and finished with festive sprinkles and a cute little top hat.

They’re perfect for adding a touch of whimsical cheer to your dessert table during the holiday season. Oreo balls are always a hit for gift giving too, so you may even want to make an extra batch! You can even gift them with other fun Oreo treat ideas, like these Christmas Ornament Balls and these Grinch Oreo Balls.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Perfect holiday treat: They make a cute Christmas dessert for a party, dessert platter, or holiday cookie tray.
  • Fun activity: These festive, mini desserts double as a fun, edible craft for the whole family to make.
  • Great for gifting: Add these Christmas Oreo treats to a festive gift box to give away as gifts to teachers, neighbors or co-workers. You’ll be their new favorite person!
Snowman shaped truffles on a plate.

Recommended Tools:

  • Food processor or high speed blender
  • Mixing bowls
  • Hand mixer
  • Baking tray
  • Double boiler, or microwave
  • 1.5” cookie scoop

Ingredients

Oreo cookie ingredients on a white plate.
  • Regular Oreo cookies
  • Cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers
  • Mini Oreo cookies, pulled apart
  • Dark chocolate Rolo candy
  • Holly sprinkle mix
  • Snowman sprinkle mix
  • Black candy pearls

How To Make Oreo Snowmen

To Make The Cream Cheese Truffles

Step 1. Line a baking tray or shallow pan with parchment paper or wax paper and set it aside.

Step 2. Place the Oreos in a food processor or high speed blender. Pulse into fine crumbs.

Tip: If you don’t have a blender or food processor, add the cookies to a sealed sandwich bag and roll over them with a rolling pin. Keep going until the crushed Oreo cookies become fine crumbs.

Step 3. In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer on high speed, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.

Oreo cookies in a food processor
Cream cheese in a glass bowl on a marble surface.

Step 4. Add the Oreo cookie crumbs to the bowl with the cream cheese mixture. Mix on medium speed until well combined.

Step 5. Use a small cookie scoop to make even sized balls. Roll the mixture in the palms of your hands to make them smooth and more rounded.

Step 6. Place the rolled balls onto the prepared baking sheet, then place in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.

A glass bowl filled with a mixture of cream cheese and Oreo crumbs
Chocolate truffles in a red tray on a marble counter.

Step 1. As the Oreo truffles are chilling, prepare the snowman hats. Melt about ¼ cup of chocolate melts in a double boiler. You could also microwave the melts in a bowl instead.

Oreo cookie top hats with holly leaves.
Chocolate oreo top hats on a white surface.

Step 2. Use a skewer to dab a little of the melted chocolate onto the top of a mini Oreo half. Stick an upside down Rolo candy on top, and place in a single layer on a cookie sheet.

Step 3. Decorate the rim of the hat with sprinkles. Repeat to make the rest of the snowman hats, then set aside and allow the chocolate to harden.

Chocolate oreo top hats on a plate with a toothpick.
Christmas hats with holly and berries on top.

Step 4. In a double boiler over low heat (or use a microwave safe bowl and microwave on low setting), melt the white melting wafers, stirring every 30 seconds until fully melted and smooth.

Step 5. Next, use a fork to dip balls in melted chocolate. Lift the fork and lightly tap it on the side of the double boiler just to even out the coating. Place the ball back onto the baking tray.

A purple bowl with a truffle held over it
A purple bowl with a chocolate dipped truffle on a fork

Step 6. Immediately add the sprinkles to decorate the snowman face. Add black sugar pearl sprinkles for the eyes and mouth, then add a carrot sprinkle for the nose.

Tip: You will have to work quickly because the chocolate coating dries fast.

White chocolate Oreo ball on a red tray.
Snowman Oreo balls on a red tray

Step 7. If the chocolate has already started to set, dab a drop or two more on the snowman’s head, then add the top hat. Hold it steady for a few seconds to be sure it sets and doesn’t slide off.

Step 8. Repeat with the remaining Oreo balls.

Step 9. Allow the candy coating on your adorable snowman Oreo balls to set completely on the prepared baking tray before serving. Enjoy!

Tip: The white chocolate coat will set faster if you place them back in the fridge. You can also place them in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

Snowman Oreo balls on a tray with a stick dipped in chocolate in the middle.
Oreo snowman balls on a red tray

STORING

Fridge: Store leftovers refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Freezer: While you can freeze them, the hats tend to fall off. You can always freeze the truffles then add the hats at a later time.

A plate of snowman shaped chocolate cookies on a table.

Tips & Tricks

  • Chocolate: We use candy melts that you can find in craft stores or the baking aisle at the grocery store. You can also use white almond bark or white chocolate chips. Chocolate chips have a lower melting point than candy melting wafers so make sure you heat them very slowly.
  • Oreos: You can use any flavored Oreos to make the Oreo crumbs. Peppermint, gingerbread, chocolate or Golden Oreos are all great options. You’ll still use the same amount that the recipe calls for.
  • Sprinkles: If you can’t find snowman decorating sprinkles then you can use black sugar pearls or black icing gel to make the dot for the mouth and the eyes. For the nose, you can use an orange sprinkle, orange tic tac or even a little orange icing or melted chocolate.
  • Candy hat: Instead of Rolos, you can use mini Reese’s cups. You can also trim down and dip a large marshmallow into chocolate before you place it on top.
Snowman shaped chocolate balls on a table.
Can I make these with Double Stuf Oreos?

Double Stuf and Mega Stuf Oreos will result in the cookie balls being too wet and not holding their shape properly. If that’s all you have then be sure to use a little less cream cheese.

Why is my chocolate seizing?

Be careful not to overheat the candy melts, otherwise they will dry out and seize. This causes the chocolate to thicken and makes it difficult to get a thin coating. Using a double boiler over low heat (or a candy melt melting pot) helps to keep melted white chocolate at the right consistency.

Can I make the whole snowman?

Sure! For best results, form the body portion into 1.5 inch balls and the head into 1-inch balls. Once you dip the balls into the melted chocolate, hold them for a few seconds until they stick. You could even use a toothpick to secure the top and bottom in place.

Snowman cookies with chocolate hats on a plate.

How To Make Melted Snowman

To make melting snowman Oreo balls, dip the balls in the melted candy then immediately place them on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Don’t tap off the extra chocolate. Instead, allow excess to drip and pool around the snowman’s head, which will give them a melting snowman effect.

A snowman ball with a bite taken out

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5 from 38 votes

Oreo Snowman Balls


Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Chilling Time 2 hours
These adorable Oreo Snowman Balls are delicious, no-bake treats that'll add a fun, festive touch to all your holiday parties!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

To Make The Cream Cheese Truffles

  • Line a baking tray or shallow pan with parchment paper or wax paper and set it aside.
  • Place the Oreos in a food processor or high speed blender. Pulse into fine crumbs.
    18.12 oz Oreo Cookies
  • In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer on high speed, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
    8 ounces Cream cheese
  • Add the Oreo cookie crumbs to the bowl with the cream cheese mixture. Mix on medium speed until well combined.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to make even sized balls. Roll the mixture in the palms of your hands to make them smooth and more rounded.
  • Place the rolled balls onto the prepared baking sheet, then place in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.

To Decorate The Cookie Balls

  • As the Oreo truffles are chilling, prepare the snowman hats. Melt about ¼ cup of chocolate melts in a double boiler. You could also microwave the melts in a bowl instead.
    10 ounces Ghirardelli white melting wafers
  • Use a skewer to dab a little of the melted chocolate onto the top of a mini Oreo half. Stick an upside down Rolo candy on top, and place in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
    12 Mini Oreos, 24 Dark chocolate Rolo candy
  • Decorate the rim of the hat with sprinkles. Repeat to make the rest of the snowman hats, then set aside and allow the chocolate to harden.
    Holly sprinkle mix
  • In a double boiler over low heat (or use a microwave safe bowl and microwave on low setting), melt the white melting wafers, stirring every 30 seconds until fully melted and smooth.
    10 ounces Ghirardelli white melting wafers
  • Next, use a fork to dip balls in melted chocolate. Lift the fork and lightly tap it on the side of the double boiler just to even out the coating. Place the ball back onto the baking tray.
  • Immediately add the sprinkles to decorate the snowman face. Add black sugar pearl sprinkles for the eyes and mouth, then add a carrot sprinkle for the nose.
    Snowman sprinkle mix
  • If the chocolate has already started to set, dab a drop or two more on the snowman’s head, then add the top hat. Hold it steady for a few seconds to be sure it sets and doesn’t slide off.
  • Repeat with the remaining Oreo balls.
  • Allow the candy coating on your adorable snowman Oreo balls to set completely on the prepared baking tray before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you don’t have a blender or food processor, add the cookies to a sealed sandwich bag and crush them with a rolling pin.  
  • Once you’ve dipped the Oreo ball into the the chocolate, you’ll have to work fast because the chocolate coating dries quickly.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 127IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 3mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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