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!

   

30 Responses to “Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls”

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    Megan posted May 28, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Love them! I was looking up all sorts of cake ball recipes last night because I’ve never made them and I’m thinking it could be time. Oreo balls sound even better!

    • Bianca Garcia replied May 30th, 2011 at 9:09 am

      Megan, definitely make some cake balls! So easy and so cute :) The Nutella cake balls is still my fave, and this is a close second!

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    Elizabeth posted May 28, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Totally making these AND the nutella balls.

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    Michelle posted May 28, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Yum! These look SO good!

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    Linda posted May 28, 2011 at 9:57 am

    those things look deadly good! i love oreos, and i like the rolling pin/ziploc bag technique for crushing anything. it’s the one i use!

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    Shannon posted May 28, 2011 at 9:57 am

    These look addictive. WANT!

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    Meghan@travelwinedine posted May 28, 2011 at 10:01 am

    These look SO decadent! I love them!

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    melanie posted May 28, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I make these all the time, I love them! Try them with different kinds of Oreos too… mint is good, and i actually just made a batch with peanut butter ones yesterday which are delicious too!

    • Bianca Garcia replied May 30th, 2011 at 9:10 am

      Mel, there are peanut butter oreos?!?

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    Victoria (District Chocoholic) posted May 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    You could go double-trouble and roll the chocolate-covered balls in more oreo crumbs before the chocolate hardens. In case you feel like you need to go more over the top.

    • Bianca Garcia replied May 30th, 2011 at 9:10 am

      Victoria – I like the way you think…

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    Daisy posted May 28, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    these sound awesome. crushing oreos is so fun isn’t it?

    • Bianca Garcia replied May 30th, 2011 at 9:11 am

      Daisy – yes, it’s almost therapeutic :)

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    MelissaNibbles posted May 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I like how easy they are to make. I would use chocolate chip cookies though :)

    • Bianca Garcia replied May 30th, 2011 at 9:11 am

      Ooooh Melissa, good idea, I will try that next time!

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    Michelle posted May 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    This sounds so good! I’d probably eat the whole batch, though (I’m also a chocoholic, with not much self-control)! Great post :)

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted May 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    What a great idea! I love how few ingredients this recipe needs. Take that Claire Robinson ;)

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    Bridget posted May 31, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Oooo I’ve had these before!!! They are SO good!! A friend of a friend actually made them for her wedding favor :)

    Hope you had fun at the half on Sunday! The weather was brutal but I’m so glad I did it :) I was trying to look for the other bloggers I knew running it but no luck haha.

    • Bianca Garcia replied May 31st, 2011 at 9:50 am

      Bridget, my fellow Run to Remember survivor! Good job :) Yessss it was soooo hot but I’m also ecstatic for finishing it!

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    Melanie posted May 31, 2011 at 10:30 am

    YES peanut butter oreos are amazing! And they add a nice touch to this recipe… everyone loved them :)

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    Maria @ Scandifoodie posted June 2, 2011 at 4:54 am

    What a fun idea! I can imagine these would be a huge hit at a party!

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    Erin posted June 4, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Wow. These look delicious and super fun!

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    Casey posted June 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    AH! I LOVE oreo balls!! yum!

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    Kristen | Pixelated Crumb posted June 11, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    These look absolutely fantastic. And I love the idea of making these with the mint or peanut butter cookies too (I don’t know if Oreo makes them, but Newman’s Own does and they’re awesome).

    • Bianca Garcia replied June 12th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      Thanks Kristen! Yes I will definitely make it with peanut butter cookies soon!

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    Shawn posted June 26, 2011 at 11:55 am

    You forgot to add the vanilla extract!!! (maybe not when you were actually making them, but in your post)

    • Bianca Garcia replied June 27th, 2011 at 10:54 am

      Thank you Shawn for reminding me!! I will edit the recipe (yes, I did add the vanilla extract when I was making these) :)

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    Weien Wang posted February 13, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Just made these as a Valentine’s day gift for my girlfriend. :) They look awesome, thanks for the classy recipe!

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    Stephanie posted April 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I just made these, combining them with your peanut butter cheesecake balls. Basically, I used this recipe but with the peanut butter oreos, and then I rolled them in crushed graham crackers to simulate a cheesecake crust. They are positively amazing so thank you so much for the recipe!!

    • Bianca Garcia replied April 11th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      Hi Stephanie! Ooooh rolling them in crushed graham crackers is an excellent idea!! I will definitely try that next time :) Glad you like the recipe!

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