OREO Cookie Balls are 3 ingredient no bake dessert treats that are delicious and super easy to make. Decorate for Christmas or any holiday!
My kiddos absolutely love OREO cookies, and these no bake cookie balls are one of their favorite desserts to make for Christmas. You only need 3 simple ingredients, and they are incredibly easy to prepare!
All you need for these holiday treats are OREOs, or brand of sandwich cookie, cream cheese and chocolate, white chocolate or candy coating. You can also get creative and use your favorite cookie flavor.
We love the ones with mint filling and chocolate filling. If you want to make these without chocolate, use lemon or golden OREOs.
How to Make Christmas OREO Cookie Balls
First, crush up the cookies in a food processor. Or, you can crush them in a zip top bag, using a rolling pin or the flat side of a mallet.
Next, mix the softened cream cheese with the cookie crumbs. You'll have big lump of OREO cream cheese when you're done!
Roll the mixture into small 1-inch balls. The kids love helping with this part and don't mind getting their hands dirty.
The mixture is pretty gooey, so I recommend removing your rings, if you can. Otherwise, you may end up with chocolate diamonds -- just saying.
Now, pop the balls into the freezer for about 10 minutes. This helps them firm up. Don't let them get completely frozen, though, or the coating work well.
Sometimes, we dip the balls into melted chocolate. Since it's Christmas, we used melted candy coating in holiday colors.
You can use holiday-themed sprinkles to decorate them. We like to drizzle different colors over the top, too!
We used some crushed peppermint candies to top some of the red balls. If you want to go all out on the peppermint theme, you can even add some peppermint extract for extra flavor.
How to Store Them
Store the cookie balls in a covered container in the refrigerator. Since they contain dairy, they need to stay cool.
For longer storage, you can freeze them. Just let them thaw in the fridge before serving.
Christmas OREO Cookie Balls
- 1 8-oz cream cheese softened
- 36 OREO cookies finally crushed (about 3 cups)
- 3 packages candy coating melts
- decorative holiday sprinkles if desired
- Mix softened cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended
- Shape into 48 1-inch balls
- Freeze 10 min
- Dip balls into melted candy coating, and place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
- Decorate with seasonal sprinkles
- Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm
More No Bake Christmas Treats
- Bourbon Balls
- Peppermint Bark
- White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
- Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
- Classic Fantasy Fudge
- Eggnog Fudge
Post was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2020.