Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls

I’ve given you Nutella Cake Balls. Now let me give you some Oreo Balls. Some chocolate covered oreo balls.

These balls, my friends, will get you in to any party, and keep you there, basking in other people’s saliva-coated admiration of your dessert-making skills. These balls taste like cookies and cream cheesecake, but bite-sized, and covered in chocolate. In short, these balls rock.

Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls

When people compliment you on your creation, smile sweetly, with your mouth closed (just in case you have some oreos stuck in between your teeth) and don’t give away your secret: these dessert bites are a cinch to make. They require no baking skills. And they only need four ingredients (four! Take that, Claire Robinson).

all you need are Oreos, cream cheese, dark chocolate and vanilla extract

I’ve seen these Oreo Balls around the blogosphere but it was the beautiful Averie’s recipe that won my heart and tastebuds for its simplicity.

Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls

(recipe from Loves Veggies and Yoga)

1 14 oz package of Oreo Cookies
1 8 oz tub whipped cream cheese
18 oz bittersweet chocolate
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

First, crush your cookies. Place the Oreos in a gallon-sized ziploc bag. Averie said she used all but five of the whole pack. I used all but four, because one somehow made its way into my mouth.

I suppose you can use a food processor but where’s the fun in that? I like taking out my aggression on chocolate so I just used a rolling pin to whack ’em.

Within seconds (seconds!) the Oreos were crushed into powder.  Sometimes I do not know my own strength. Don’t mess with me, these arms could crush Oreos!


Stir until well-incorporated, then freeze the mixture for at 20 minutes.

Using a round tablespoon (I used one of those measuring spoons), make 1- or 2-inch balls with your hands. Or you can use a mini ice cream scooper. I made about 3 dozen pingpong ball-sized Oreo balls.

Now melt the chocolate. I used what I had in my pantry: a combination of bittersweet baking squares and mini chunks, but feel free to use whatever kind of chocolate you prefer (semi-sweet, milk, even white chocolate)

I like using the microwave to melt chocolate, nuking it in 30 second intervals and stirring until smooth. Add the vanilla extract and stir.

Using a couple of spoons, dip each ball in the melted chocolate to coat completely and lay on parchment or wax paper until firm. Keep it chilled in the fridge until ready to eat.

My Oreo Balls look as rustic as my Nutella Cake Balls but I’ve learned to love that. Also, in the spirit of full disclosure, let it be known that my guns did not crush the Oreos into very fine powder, so there were still a few itsy-bitsy cookie bites here and there. But I actually like the crunch so everything worked out.

I also ended up with a lot of extra melted chocolate, so if you’re making this, you can try using less chocolate (maybe 12 oz will do). But there’s really nothing wrong with extra chocolate anyway. Just dip some strawberries in it, or store it and melt in the future over oatmeal, or just lick the bowl clean.

yup, nothing wrong with extra chocolate

these Oreo balls are definitely party-worthy

Now go and bask in your Oreo-induced glory, and enjoy these babies. If you make them for a party, see if you can pass around little shot glasses of cold milk too. Mmm-mmm. Thanks to Averie of Love Veggies and Yoga for inspiring me to make these!


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