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Oreo balls

At least a hundred times a day, I thank God for my life. I'm not sure how or why I got so lucky, but I have the most amazing, wonderful, supportive, understanding people surrounding me. My friends and family and children and husband and in-laws and blog pals, they are the best. It's the time of year to be thankful and gushy, so thank you for being a positive part of my life!

My friend Maren has been one of the very positive parts of my life for the past few years. I appreciate many things about her. She supports my dreams and shares her photography/creative wisdom with me. We also share a love for food (and wine), so we often discuss recipes with one another. Aside from my food blogging pals, I don't have many foodie friends so I adore this quality in her! A few days ago she sent me this recipe that her mother makes during the holidays. I went straight home and made them! They are DELICIOUS! Thank you for the recipe, Maren, and Maren's mom! 

This is one of those super easy holiday recipes, so if you are looking for something quick to make for a holiday gathering that people will swoon over, you need not look any further.

Place a 15.5-ounce package of Oreo cookies in a food processor. I used a 10.5-ounce package of Christmas Oreos (for a little added color and holiday flavor) plus about a half of a row of regular Oreos. Process cookies until they are chopped. Transfer to a large bowl and add an 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese. Stir until coated.

With your hands, roll the mixture into 24 golf-ball-size balls and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.

Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator until the balls are firm, at least 30 minutes.

Place 3/4 pound of coarsely chopped almond bark (vanilla or chocolate flavored) in a microwave-safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and heat for 60 seconds. Stir, and heat in 15-second increments until almond bark is smooth when stirred.

Dip the Oreo balls into the almond bark to coat. I found that carefully stabbing the balls with corn-cob skewers was the best method for this. While the bark is still wet, dip in sprinkles/decorations as desired.

Carefully place the balls back onto the wax paper and chill in the refrigerator for at least another 30 minutes.


Oreo Balls

FOUR ingredients, so easy and super yummy!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Dec 15, 2011

Serves: 24

Total time: 1 hr, 30 min

Oreo Balls


  • 15.5-oz. package Oreo cookies
  • 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 lb. vanilla-flavored almond bark, coarsely chopped
  • Sprinkles for decoration
  1. Place Oreos in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Place chopped Oreos in a large bowl and add the cream cheese. Stir until well coated.
  2. Roll mixture into 24 balls and place on a baking sheet covered with wax paper. Place baking sheet in refrigerator until firm, at least 30 minutes.
  3. Place almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 60 seconds and stir. Heat in 15-second increments until smooth. Stab the chilled Oreo balls with a skewer and dip into the melted almond bark until coated. Cover with sprinkles/edible decorations as desired. Carefully place balls back onto the wax paper and chill for another 30 minutes.



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Reader Comments (13)

Oh my gosh these are too cute and that inside is dreamy. Thanks to you, your friend and her mom. Have a wonderful weekend.

12.16.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuzi

I like the fact that you used the Christmas Oreos. I do see a hit of color in them. Very cute and so easy, even I could manage these. Many thanks!

Great minds think alike! I love these truffles and do a mint spin on them for the holidays! Come by and check 'em out if you get a chance! Your truffles are SO pretty with all the red and green festive decor!!

These are dangerous good, aren't they. I can tell by the pictures. I'm totally thanking God for your life right now too :)


12.16.2011 | Unregistered CommenterParsley Sage

These are one of my favorite things to make during the holidays! You're totally right too - they're extremely easy to make and decorate!

12.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

Food friends are THE best! Glad you have someone so special to share it with!

12.17.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

So cute! I have to try these for cookie exchanges next christmas season. I'm pinning this one!

12.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa

These look amazing!! Do these have to stay or frigerated though? I'm looking for good treats to send to my boyfriend and his company as they are deployed. I'm not sure if these will be good by time they get to him?

12.1.2014 | Unregistered CommenterLezah

I was wondering the same thing! Do they have to be refrigerated?

12.11.2014 | Unregistered CommenterMeanjen

I used mint Oreo cookies and then melted 3 Hershey's white chocolate candy bars = the ones with peppermint. If you love mint you will love these.
The next time they have peanut butter Oreos I want to make them again.

12.11.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

If I don't have a food processor will a bleeder do as well thanks !!!!

12.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterSally

Happy Holidays

I have been unsuccessful in finding almond bark. I am trying one more place today. Is there anything that will work well in its place? TIA Cat

12.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterCat

Hi Cat! Melted chocolate of any kind would work great, too!

12.22.2014 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

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