Christmas Oreo Balls
Your family will want to make these Christmas oreo balls each season! A little spin on classic oreo balls transforms these into one of the best no bake holiday treats!
EDIBLE presents!!! 🎁🎁
I bet you can think of a couple people on your Christmas list who would like these!
My husband would totally be happy with a batch of Christmas oreo balls because he loves food gifts – and now I can give him a gift that actually looks like a present AND it’s edible! I think we just covered all the necessary bases :)
- cream cheese
- peppermint extract (optional)
- red and green candy melts
How To Make Oreo Balls
The oreo ball base is made with 1 package of oreo crumbs (the cookie & the filling), 1 package of cream cheese, and peppermint extract, which is optional.
Instead of forming the oreo balls into balls, you’ll form them into squares. Your squares do not have to be perfect. I thought about using a mold to form them into squares, but I have these tools called hands and they do a pretty awesome job!
I dipped my Christmas oreo balls in red and green candy melts because I wanted to stick with classic Christmas colors, but you could get really creative. It would be cool to add edible sparkles to the candy melts to give the presents some shine, or you could always adding sanding sugar to the presents after you dip them.
Temperature of Oreo Balls
It’s important that oreo balls are’t too cold or frozen before you dip them. If you dip oreo balls that are frozen or very cold, the chocolate coating will crack as it sets because of the extreme temperature change. The best way to avoid cracking is to place the Christmas oreo balls in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes, then dip them.
Do Oreo Balls Need To Be Refrigerated?
Oreo balls should be kept in the fridge until you serve them. Plus, most people think oreo balls taste best when cold. However, oreo balls can be left at room temperature. According to the FDA, cream cheese can be left out at room temperature for up to 2 hours.
How To Make the Bows
Now for the fun part – the bows! I used white buttercream frosting in a small piping bag to add on the bows. I show you 2 different bow ideas in this post but you can add variety by using different colors of buttercream, sprinkles, etc.
- Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat. If you don’t have a silicone baking mat, use parchment paper. As you’re forming the oreo balls, place them on the lined baking sheet and place them in the fridge for 20 minutes to chill.
- To dip the balls, place 1 oreo balls in the pot with melted chocolate. Use a spoon to spoon chocolate on top, if needed. To remove the oreo ball, use a fork to lift it out of the chocolate. To remove excess chocolate from the oreo ball on the fork, scrape the bottom of the fork on the edge of the pot to remove chocolate, then put the oreo ball back on the silicone baking mat.
These are the perfect treat to add to your holiday cookie plate!
More Christmas Treats
Christmas Present Oreo Balls
- 1 package oreos, about 36 cookies, 15.25 oz
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- ¼ tsp peppermint extract, optional
- Red and green candy melts plus vegetable shortening or oil
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- Pearl ball candies
- Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature.
- Put half of the oreos in a blender and pulse until you have oreo crumbs. Add the other half of the oreos to the blender and pulse again, until all the oreos are fine crumbs. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
- Add the cream cheese (and peppermint extract) to the mixing bowl, blend using an electric mixer.
- Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat. Use a small cookie scoop to portion out an oreo ball, then use your hands to form it into a square.
- Place the oreo balls on the lined baking sheet. Refrigerate the oreo balls for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, begin to melt the color candy melts (with a little bit of vegetable shortening/oil – about 2 tsp) in a small pot over low heat on the stove. Stir occasionally until it’s completed melted.
- Remove the oreo balls from the fridge. To dip, place 1 oreo balls in the pot with melted chocolate. Use a spoon to spoon chocolate on top, if needed. To remove the oreo ball, use a fork to lift it out of the chocolate. To remove excess chocolate from the oreo ball on the fork, scrape the bottom of the fork on the edge of the pot to remove chocolate, then put the oreo ball back on the silicone baking mat. Continue this process until all the oreo balls are dipped.
- Allow them to harden at room temperature before adding the bows.
- Meanwhile, make the buttercream. In a small mixing bowl, beat the butter until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar, beat until combined. Transfer the buttercream to a piping bag fit with a small round piping tip.
- Pipe the bows onto the oreo balls, adding one line going across the ball then adding another line going the other direction. Pipe the bow on top – I did 2 variations – a triangle bow and a fluffy round bow. I then added round pearl candies to the bows.
- Serve and enjoy!