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Dec 05

Oreo Balls

Welcome to Cookie Week! There will be cookies on the blog Monday, Tuesday, (cookie break on Wednesday for cake), Thursday, and Friday. I’m super excited to share. This first recipe is probably a recipe you’ve heard of before, but they are one of my very favorite desserts, so I wanted to include them in this here cookie week extravaganza. 

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I remember my first time I tried an oreo ball. When I was in my early teenage years (gosh that is an awkward time), a neighbor had dropped off a Christmas cookie plate with ALL the Christmas cookies you could imagine.  One night I grabbed a chocolate ball thing off the plate, thinking it was a typical truffle, but inside was the best tasting dessert I’d had.

I’ve mentioned the street I grew up on before.  Man.  We had (and my parent still have) the most awesome neighbors.  I grew up on a street that had 30ish kids that were all within 5-10 years of me.  It was a fairytale of non-stop Barbie playing and hide-and-seek.  That’s why I get so annoyed that our neighbors across the street now are such a hot mess…because I have such high expectations of neighbors!  Actually we haven’t had to call the cops on them at all this year, which has been nice compared to last year.  Perhaps things are looking up.

Christmas Cookie idea for holiday cookie exchange...Delicious Oreo Balls! Only 3 ingredients needed. | immaEATthat.com

Anyways.

Did you ever make dirt cake growing up? They always served it at parties with gummy worms like it was real dirt. Well (i think) that stuff is made out of the same stuff the insides of oreo balls are made out of…cream cheese & oreos. SO SIMPLE. Two ingredients! Ahh. Brilliant.  Oreo balls are also brilliant because they make me like oreos even more.  I’m SO not a crunchy cookie person…and since oreos are crunchy I feel a bit meh about them.  But pulsing oreos in a food processor and adding cream cheese basically makes them chewy cookies.  Or like oreo cookie dough.  YEP.  Oreo-loving-cookie-dough-people unite!

As I’m typing this up Andrew and I are sitting on the couch watching the Steve Aoki documentary on Netflix.  It’s insane.  As are these oreo balls.

Christmas Cookie idea for holiday cookie exchange...Delicious Oreo Balls! Only 3 ingredients needed. | immaEATthat.com

Now this recipe makes a small batch of oreo balls.  Feel free to double/triple/quadruple this recipe according to your holiday partying needs.

Other cookie balls ideas that look insane:

gingerbread cookie dough truffles.

nutella oreo truffles.

Stay tuned for 3 more cookie recipes that I hope you have never ever heard of before.  All the other cookies came from my imagination and I’m pumped to share them with you…so you can share them with yo’self and your loved ones.

Christmas Cookie idea for holiday cookie exchange...Delicious Oreo Balls! Only 3 ingredients needed. | immaEATthat.com
Christmas Cookie idea for holiday cookie exchange...Delicious Oreo Balls! Only 3 ingredients needed. | immaEATthat.com

Oreo Balls

Yield: 9 oreo balls (recipe easily doubled or tripled)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes (+ 20 minute harden time)

Ingredients:

14 oreos
1/3 block cream cheese
melted chocolate (white, milk or dark)

Directions:

In a food processor, grind oreos until they resemble sand.  Add in cream cheese and process until the mixture clumps together.  Roll mixture into 9 ball.  Melt chocolate of choice and drop in the oreo balls + coat in the chocolate.  Place on a piece of wax paper and allow chocolate to harden.  Then they are ready to go.

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16 comments on “Oreo Balls”

  1. Cream cheese makes everything a little better.
    I grew up in a neighborhood similar to yours. Play all day!

  2. Um YUMM these look insane. I have had oreo dump cake before –> amazing but never truffles. I will be making these my fam will love em. Thanks <3

  3. My friend always makes oreo balls and brings them over to every get-together we have and they are SO addicting! I never knew that they were this easy to make too, can’t wait to try them out!

  4. I am down with the flavor of Oreos, but was never a fan of the crunch (give me all the soft, doughy, gooey, warm cookies, please) OR the way that oreos get stuck in my teeth. But blended up with cream cheese and then dipped in chocolate? That I can get behind. Can’t wait for the rest of cookie week!

  5. Yay! Now I finally know what these are… and I am totally tempted to make them tonight!

  6. Oh my gosh these look AMAZE-BALLS. ;) I love Oreo balls, they’re such an easy and delicious Christmas dessert!

  7. I LOVE Oreo Balls! I’m going to have to pick up some gluten free “oreos” at the supermarket and make these up pronto! I grew up in a really friendly street, and my parents still have the same neighbours. I love going home to visit and catch up with the people I grew up with!

  8. Hi Kylie, Love your site :) Im just wondering, does it matter what kind of cream cheese you use? (non fat, low fat, full fat?) Thanks!

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