Football OREO Cookie Balls
Football OREO Cookie Balls – golden OREO cookie balls dipped in white chocolate and topped with football pretzels! Make these for game day!
It’s Football Week at The First Year!
Well, I guess football week actually started last Thursday when I posted peanut butter stuffed chocolate footballs. They are amazing!
But this week is all about football shaped food! The entire week, we’re only sharing game day treats. *Cue the screaming football fans*
I have decided that OREO cookie balls are a party staple! Plus, I haven’t met a single person who doesn’t like OREO cookie balls! The base of the recipe is the same, but you can customize the chocolate and ‘toppings’ to fit any occasion – a baby shower, birthday party, halloween/fall party, easter, christmas party and now for game day!
If you don’t like baking per say, OREO cookie balls are the perfect no bake treat. You still get to be in the kitchen whipping up something delicious.
To make the OREO cookie balls..
First, you will need to put half of the OREOS in a food processor or blender, and blend until you have OREO crumbs. Add in the other half of the OREOS and blend again. In a bowl combine the OREO crumbs and softened cream cheese until the mixture is combined and sticks together. Next, form the dough into balls, place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and place in the freezer for 10 minutes and then they are ready to dip!
The dipping process..
While the balls are chilling, begin to melt the chocolate in a double broiler on the stove. This make take up to 15 minutes, but be patient! Once the chocolate is melted, place 1 OREO cookie ball in the chocolate, coat it with chocolate, and remove it from the chocolate using a fork. Place the dipped OREO cookie balls on a baking sheet lined with a silpat or wax paper. Make sure they cool completely before adding the football pretzels.
Dip the football pretzels in chocolate, allow them to cool completely. Next, using a small amount of royal icing, add the football details to each football. To get the football pretzels to stay on each OREO cookie ball, place a small amount of chocolate candiquik (or chocolate almond bark) on top of the OREO cookie ball, then place the pretzel in the chocolate and hold for 10-20 seconds until the chocolate has set and the pretzel stands by itself.
Football Oreo Balls
- 1 package Golden OREOS
- 1 package cream cheese, 8 oz, softened
- 2 cups white chocolate chips, or 1/2 package of vanilla candiquik
- 3 tbsp vegetable shortening, to help melt the chocolate
- 1 bag football shaped pretzels
- 4 pieces of chocolate candiquik
- 2 tbsp vegetable shortening, to help melt the chocolate
Small amount of Royal Icing
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp meringue powder
- ½ tbsp water
- Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature.
- Place half of the OREOS in a food processor or blender, and blend until you have OREO crumbs. Add in the other half of the OREOS and blend again.
- In a bowl combine the OREO crumbs and softened cream cheese with a spatula until the mixture is combined and sticks together.
- Form the dough into balls, I used 1 heaping tbsp of dough per ball.
- Place the OREO cookie balls on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- While the balls are chilling, begin to melt the white chocolate and vegetable shortening in a small pot over a double broiler. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate and shortening in a small pot directly on the stove, but we sure to keep it on LOW heat.
- I prefer to remove 2 OREO cookie balls from the freezer at a time for dipping. To dip, place 1 OREO ball in the saucepan with melted chocolate. Use a spoon to spoon chocolate on top of the ball, if needed. To remove the OREO cookie ball, use a fork to lift it out of the chocolate. To remove excess chocolate from the ball on the fork, tap your wrist 2 times with your other hand. Scrape the bottom of the fork on the edge of the saucepan to remove more chocolate, then move the OREO cookie ball to a baking sheet lined with a silpat or wax paper. Use a toothpick to help get the OREO cookie ball off the fork and onto the rack smoothly.
- Continue this process until all of the OREO balls are dipped. Allow them to harden at room temperature.
- While the OREO cookie balls are hardening, begin to dip the football pretzels in chocolate. Melt the chocolate candiquik and vegetable shortening in a small pot over a double broiler. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate and shortening in a small pot directly on the stove, but we sure to keep it on LOW heat. Using the same method as dipping the OREO cookie balls, place 1 pretzel in the chocolate at a time, cover it with chocolate, and remove with a fork, making sure to tap the fork to remove excess chocolate. Transfer the dipped pretzels to a baking sheet lined with a silpat or wax paper. Allow them to harden completely before adding the football detailing.
- To make the royal icing: Combine the powdered sugar, meringue powder, and water in a small mixing bowl and mix until the icing has a matte appearance, about 3 minutes. Transfer the royal icing to a squeeze bottle or ziploc bag with one corner cut off to make decorating more convenient.
- Begin to decorate each pretzel. I found it easiest to do the curved lines and the small line in the middle on all of the pretzels THEN go back and add the small white line in the middle of each pretzel. Allow the royal icing to harden before adding the pretzels to the OREO cookie balls.
- To get the football pretzels to stay on each OREO cookie ball, place a small amount of chocolate candiquik (or chocolate almond bark) on top of the OREO cookie ball, then place the pretzel in the chocolate and hold for 10-20 seconds until the chocolate has set and the pretzel stands by itself.
- Refrigerate if serving later, but do not refrigerate overnight.
- Enjoy while cheering on your favorite team!
The cutest football dessert! Sharing and can’t wait to see my guests faces when I serve it on game day.
YAY!!! That makes me so happy Amy!
Oh my goodness!! These are adorable!! Loving all your awesome football themed snacks lately!
There is more coming, football week just started!!
There you go again, Beth! You and adorable food are the perfect match and these treats are absolutely game day ready!
I just can’t stop, I love making cute treats :)
These are soooo adorable! In love!
Thank you Jocelyn!
These are adorable and SO creative! What a great idea for tailgating parties!
Now to find pretzels shaped like soccer balls and baseball bats… :)
Those are adorable! I can just imagine how delicious they are too!
Oreo balls + football = greatness!
These are just too cute, Beth! They’re perfect for a Superbowl or any football party! I’ll have to keep my eye out for those football pretzels. Pinned!
The football pretzels are so fun, just to eat or dip in cheese dip too!
Beth – these are adorable!! What a great idea and perfect for the playoff season!
Super bowl here we come!!
These are the most adorable balls I have ever seen!!
Ekk!!!! THANK YOU!
These are the cutest things I’ve ever seen!
Thank you Amanda, they make me smile!!
These are so stinking cute Beth! These would be the first things to go at any football party. Ok I’d probably be the one to eat them all, but boy would it would be so worth it!
Haha! I’d be the guilty one too!
Can’t wait to eat these on game day!
Get ready to rumble!!
BETH!!!!! These football oreo balls are the CUTEST thing EVER!!!! You always amaze me by your creativity, you rock! :)
Jenn, you are super kind and sweet – thank you!!
GAH! Those look insanely amazing. When I’m no longer paleo, I’ll be all over this recipe ;)
Hahaa, I understand :)
girl you are an artist for sure! these are perfect football watching snacks
Heather, thank you! You made me smile!
These OREO Cookie Balls are absolutely GORGEOUS. I love the footballs on top! It’s true: These are a definite crowd pleaser. I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if it wouldn’t make me gain five thousand pounds! #client
Maybe we should invent an OREO cookie ball cereal!!
Why don’t your put a little green food coloring in the white chocolate to make the ball look like a football field.
Janis, that is a terrific idea!!
These are so adorable, Beth! I loved how you used the pretzels to make them look like trophies! They’re almost to cute to eat, but I’m sure if they were in front of me it wouldn’t really be an issue.
I guess I never thought of them as looking like trophies, but that’s true!
These are seriously awesome! I love the little football on top – perfect!
Perfect for game day!
Where do you find the adorable football shaped pretzels? Love this idea!
Walmart or Amazon!