Reese’s Oreo Balls
Oreo balls just got 10 times better because they are stuffed with peanut butter cups to make Reese’s Oreo Balls! Use your favorite flavor of oreos to make oreo cookie balls!
Like most oreo balls, this recipe starts by mixing cream cheese with oreo crumbs. Then the surprise – each oreo ball with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.
Repeat – Peanut butter cups! Inside each oreo ball!!!
The whole thing then gets dipped in chocolate candiquik or chocolate almond bark. I like to add a little something extra on top of each ball for a fancy presentation. This time I added chopped reese’s pieces and peanut butter drizzle.
- cream cheese
- peanut butter cups
- chocolate candiquik or almond bark
- toppings (optional): chopped reese’s pieces and/or peanut butter candy melts
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 oreo balls in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes, then dip them.
Do Oreo Balls Need To Be Refrigerated?
Reese’s 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 Long Will Oreo Balls Keep?
Place oreo balls in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Need them to last longer? Read the next point about freezing them!
How To Freeze
Oreo balls freeze well. Here’s my pro tip: Place 5-6 oreo balls in a row, and wrap in plastic wrap then place them in an airtight ziploc bag for up to 3 months.
Note: Be aware that the temperature change from the freeze to fridge (when thawing) may cause some of the chocolate coating to crack.
- 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 ball 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.
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- 1 package oreos, 14.3 oz (I used peanut butter oreos)
- 1 package cream cheese, 8 oz, softened
- peanut butter cups (one for each oreo ball)
- chocolate candiquik / almond bark
- to top oreo balls: chopped reese’s pieces and/or peanut butter candy melts
- Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature.
- Put half of the oreos in the food processor/blender and pulse until you have oreo crumbs. Add the other half of the oreos to the food processor and pulse again, until all the oreos are fine crumbs.
- Transfer the oreo crumbs to a mixing bowl. Add the cream cheese and use a hand mixer to mix until will blended.
- Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat. Use a small cookie scoop to form uniform oreo balls. Place a peanut butter cup inside each oreo ball, roll it into a ball and place on the baking sheet. Refrigerate the oreo balls for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, begin to melt the chocolate candiquik/almond bark in a small pot over low heat on the stove. Stir occasionally until completed melted.
- Remove the oreo balls from the fridge. To dip, place 1 oreo ball 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, then put the oreo ball back on the silicone baking mat. Continue this process until all the oreo balls are dipped. I like to let each oreo ball sit for about 1 minute before sprinkling with chopped reese’s pieces - that way the pieces don't fall off the oreo ball because the chocolate isn't too hot. If you want to drizzle them with peanut butter candy melts, allow the chocolate to set completely before doing so.
- Allow them to harden at room temperature. Serve and enjoy.