Easy Oreo Balls Recipe

When it comes to making delicious desserts, it's always fun to get a little creative. For example, you could easily indulge in a tasty treat simply by opening your pantry and pulling out some store-bought cookies. But why not take things to the next level and transform those cookies into something even tastier? With recipe developer Susan Olayinka's easy Oreo balls recipe on deck, you can do exactly that!

This Oreo balls recipe incorporates the classic cookie, almond butter, a milk chocolate drizzle, and sprinkles to top it all off. Not only are they easy to make, but the ingredients for these Oreo balls are minimal, and you likely already have them sitting at home. "These were so fun to make," Olayinka says of this recipe. "Everyone has a stash of Oreos in their cupboard, so why not turn it into balls?" Olayinka notes that these Oreo balls are "very easy to make," and when it comes to dessert, what more could you ask for than simplicity and flavor? If you want to amp up your Oreos, give this fun recipe a try.

Gather the ingredients for easy Oreo balls

Before you can whip up this chocolatey delight, you'll want to make sure that you have the right ingredients. As the name signifies, you'll need a package of Oreo cookies as the key ingredient. To round out the balls, you'll also need some almond butter, milk chocolate, and sprinkles for garnish. That's it! 

Olayinka does note that there is some room for substitutions. For example, she says that you could use peanut, coconut, or pumpkin seed butter in lieu of almond. Additionally, you could switch up what kind of chocolate you use for the drizzle, and opt for dark or white instead of milk.

Crush the Oreos into a fine powder

Now that you have all of the ingredients sorted, you can get started on making this recipe. First things first: You need to break your Oreos down from full-sized cookies to a fine powder. To do so, simply pop all of the cookies into a blender or food processor, then process them for about 10 seconds. The cookies should break down quickly, but be sure to keep blending if there are any large clumps. You'll know that the Oreos are ready when they're broken down to a "sandlike texture," as Olayinka describes it.

Mix the crushed Oreos with almond butter

Once you've finished crushing the Oreos, pour them from the blender into a large mixing bowl. Now, it wouldn't be an Oreo ball recipe without forming some sort of dough, and you may have seen recipes that incorporate cream cheese into the mix. While that is a delicious approach, Olayinka's recipe is unique, and she instead opts for almond butter, which will not only make the recipe a little bit healthier, but it adds a wonderful nutty flavor to the mix. So, go ahead and pour the almond butter into the bowl with the crushed Oreos, and give it a big stir, forming the dough for the balls.

Roll the dough into balls, and refrigerate

After you've finished mixing the almond butter with the crushed Oreos, you can take that dough, and form the balls with it. To do so, grab a tray, and line it with parchment paper or a silicone mat, and make sure that there's space in your fridge for the tray to sit evenly. Now, grab your dough, and scoop up a chunk of it in your hands, rolling it into a uniform ball. Lay each ball out onto the tray, and then pop the tray into the fridge for two hours. By refrigerating the balls, you'll ensure that they hold their shape when you drizzle on the melted chocolate. 

Drizzle chocolate onto the Oreo balls, and top with sprinkles

You're almost done! After the Oreo balls are finished chilling in the fridge, go ahead and take them out. Melt the milk chocolate either using a double-burner or by simply microwaving it in increments, and then grab a spoon, and drizzle the melted chocolate across each ball. Finally, when the chocolate is still melty, top off each ball with some sprinkles. Now, you're ready to enjoy these chocolatey delights! 

Olayinka notes that these Oreo balls pair well with coffee or milk, and warns that "you wouldn't want anything too sweet" as a pairing option, since the balls themselves are plenty sweet. Whether you want a treat after dinner or want a simple dessert for your next holiday party, this easy Oreo balls recipe has you covered!

Easy Oreo Balls Recipe
5 from 7 ratings
This Oreo balls recipe incorporates the classic cookie, almond butter, a milk chocolate drizzle, and sprinkles to top it all off.
Prep Time
8
minutes
Cook Time
2
minutes
Servings
10
Servings
oreo balls in a stack
Total time: 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 42 Oreos
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 5 ounces milk chocolate, melted
  • sprinkles
Directions
  1. Place the Oreos into a high-speed blender, and process for 10 seconds, until they turn into a sand-like texture.
  2. Pour the Oreo cookie powder and almond butter into a large mixing bowl. Mix together until a dough is formed.
  3. Using your hands, form balls, and place them onto a parchment-lined baking tray that fits in the fridge.
  4. Place the tray in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  5. After 2 hours, remove the tray from the refrigerator.
  6. Melt the milk chocolate.
  7. Spoon the melted chocolate over the Oreo balls, and top with sprinkles.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 467
Total Fat 27.7 g
Saturated Fat 6.5 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 3.3 mg
Total Carbohydrates 50.0 g
Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
Total Sugars 30.0 g
Sodium 208.5 mg
Protein 9.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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