These Oreo Cake Balls combine everything you love about Oreo cookies into a delicious bite-sized treat. And the best part is that they’re easy to make and no-bake.
If you like these no-bake sweet treats, then you have to try our Starbucks cake pops and red velvet cake balls.
Oreo Cake Balls
Oreo Cake balls are all the things we love about Oreo cookies in a bite-sized, super convenient ball. Made of crushed Oreo cookies mixed with cream cheese, the insides of these balls are sweet, chocolaty, and creamy. The outsides are made with melted candy, which gives them a tasty hard shell. There’s something about biting through the candy outside to the moist cake inside that is just… yum. The best part is that you don’t have to feel so guilty eating them because these Oreo Cake balls are only 130 calories per serving.
If you want to make these look more elegant, you can turn them easily into oreo cake pops! And make sure to check out my ultimate cake pop making guide to perfect them from the first try!
Ingredients for this recipe
- Oreos- This is the base for the cake inside of these Oreo cake balls.
- Cream cheese- This ingredient makes the Oreo cake moist and creamy.
- White candy melts- Once melted, these create the candy shell around each ball.
- Heavy cream- This is used to thin out the candy melts if they are too thick for smooth dipping.
Can I substitute the candy melts with chocolate chips?
Candy melts and chocolate chips have similar, but very different, flavors. And they also melt differently. If you prefer to use chocolate chips, do this by warming them in a microwave-safe bowl at 20-second intervals. Always be cautious not to overheat and scorch the chocolate.
How to make Oreo cake balls
- Crush the Oreo cookies. In a food processor, mix the Oreos at high speed until they become a coarse powder.
- Add the cream cheese. Add the softened cream cheese to the powder and pulse until it is thoroughly mixed and smooth.
- Shape the cake balls. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop out the dough into your hands and shape it into spheres. Then place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Freeze for 15 minutes.
- Melt the candy. Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and heat them at 20-second intervals. If they are too thick, add a little hot cream. Dipping aid chips also work well.
- Dip the Oreo cake balls. Using a fork, dip each ball into the melted candy and then place them back on the parchment-lined cookie sheet. Allow them to sit while they set.
- Decorate. You can either stream melted chocolate over the tops of these Oreo cake balls or you can sprinkle Oreo cookie crumbs on top. If you use the cookie crumbles, make sure to do it while the outsides of the balls are still wet or the crumbs will not stick.
How to crush the Oreos
The easiest way to crush the Oreos for these cake balls is by pulsing them in a food processor on high until they are a powder. If you don’t have a food processor, then you can also place them in a ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
How to store them
Because these Oreo Cake balls contain cream cheese, they need to be refrigerated. This will also keep them from softening too much at room temperature. Place them in an airtight container and they will keep in the fridge for up to 1 month.
How far in advance can I make these?
These Oreo cake balls can be made about 3 weeks in advance if they are placed in an airtight container. Since you can freeze them, you can make them up to 2 months in advance, but do not dip them into the melted candy until closer to the day you want to use them. Store them in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the freezer, separated by wax paper to avoid them sticking to each other.
Full Recipe Instructions
Oreo Cake Balls
- 24 Oreos
- 4 oz softened cream cheese
- 10 oz white candy melts (Ghirardelli brand)
- 2 tbsp heavy cream use only if Candy melts need to be thinned out
Mix Oreos and cream cheese
- Place 24 whole Oreos into a food processor and mix them at high speed until they get crushed down to a coarse powder.
- Then add in 4 oz of (softened) cream cheese and pulse it again until it becomes one smooth and uniform texture.
Shape the cake balls
- Now remove the blades out of the food processor making sure to scrape off any extra cake ball “dough” back inside. Now begin scooping out cake balls using a medium cookie scoop
- Shape the balls in your hand and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then freeze for 15 minutes.
Melt the candy melts
- Now melt 10 oz of white candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second intervals. To thin the candy coating out you can use hot cream but dipping aid chips work best. If you use Ghirardelli brand, they don’t need to be thinned out at all.
Dip the cake balls
- Then take each Oreo cake ball and dip them into the melted candy melts using a fork. Then carefully transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment and let the chocolate coating set.
- You can decorate the cake balls with streams of melted semi-sweet chocolate or crushed Oreos. If you want to add the crushed Oreos on top make sure to sprinkle them while the chocolate coating is still wet. If you wait too long the chocolate will set and the Oreo crumbs will not stick to it.
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Marcellena A Wade says
Made this for practice and they came out wonderful I will definitely make these again I just love love them on popsicle sticks
Hi Marcellena 🙂 Very happy to hear these cake balls turned out wonderful! Glad that this recipe will be on repeat in your home! I hope you find more recipes to try from my food blog! 🙂
Renee Demary says
Hi my name is Renee and I love this recipe. I made for the ladies at my church. I was wondering is there a substitution for the cream cheese, I’m not a fan and it doesn’t like me . Please say yes Thank you
Hi Renee, you can use a little bit of vanilla frosting instead of cream cheese 🙂
Mae Gerhart says
So amazingly easy and addictingly delicious. Now to learn how to better melt the chocolate haha. I did the Ghirardelli to be fool proof, but apparently I still need some practice 😅
Mae, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed these oreo cake balls! If it’s your first time making them, it’s totally normal not to be a pro at it right away. A little practice and I know you’ll get the hang of it! 🙂
Mary Sedgwick-Garton says
Hi, I froze the Oreos over night. My concern now before dipping in the melts is so I need to let de thaw a little before doing so? I feel it might melt down after dipping causing the melt to crack or become condensation look.
Hi, yes I would love them to thaw a little before dipping. The contract in temperatures may cause the candy coating to crack. I hope they turn out great!
Does double stuffed Oreos work better than regular Oreos?
Hi, I have not tried this recipe with double stuff Oreos so I am not too sure how it would affect the texture of the cake balls.
Sheryl E says
I tried adding just a tad of whipping cream and it made my almond bark too thick to dip and I can barely stir it. Suggestions?
Hi Sheryl, I am a little confused by what you mean with the almond bark? There is no almond bark in the Oreo Cake Balls recipe. Do you mean that the candy melts were too thick? If so, I recommend thinning it out with coconut oil. I hope that helps answer your question.
How many oreos approximately do we need?
Hi Lucy, all the ingredient amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the blog post. You will need 24 Oreos.
These were quick, easy, and delicious. I struggle to find good egg free cookie recipes for my son’s allergy. He loved these and helped roll them too 🙂
Hi Meghann 🙂 So happy that you found this oreo cake ball recipe and loved it! Awesome that it worked with your son’s allergy restriction. Thank you for your feedback! 🙂
I made these and they are fabulous and easy.
Hi Jeanne 🙂 I am so happy to hear you loved these Oreo cake balls! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback and I hope you find many more delicious recipes on my blog 🙂
The ingredients say 24 Oreos but the recipe says use 20. Which one is the correct amount? Can’t wait to try these!
Thank you for catching that typo. It should be 24 Oreos. Enjoy! 🙂
Can I freeze them? If yes how would I go about doing that?
I’m sure if I left them out they would get eaten for sure but I am trying to make and store for a party a little later on.
Hi Tanya, yes you can freeze them. You can freeze them before or after they are dipped. That’s totally up to you 🙂 If you freeze the cake balls after they are dipped, make sure they have set completely. Then place them in an airtight container and keep them frozen for up to 6 weeks.
Cynthia J Perry says
I really want to make these and accidently got double stuff Oreos. Will that work?
Hi Cynthia, yes it should still work but you will need to decrease the amount of cream cheese. Start with half the amount and go from there. Hope you love these Oreo cake balls 🙂
Cynthia J Perry says
Oooo…deliscous!! Thanx for this recipe and your reply but I just scraped off 1/2 of the stuff off cause I didn’t want to take away any of the cr cheese. They turned out perfect and are loved by everyone. Just enough cr cheese so they’re not too sweet. Definitely a keeper!
Yay! Glad to hear that you loved these Oreo cake balls Cynthia! Thrilled that this will be a repeat recipe in your home 🙂 Thanks for your feedback and I hope you find many more delicious recipes on my blog 🙂
Linda Vilcone says
Absolutely FIVE star rating! Delicious and cookie is brownie texture and flavor. Had to taste one while kiss was still meaty. Wow! On my Christmas cookie list from now on! Thank you for your delicious recipe.
Thank you so much Linda! You are very welcome for this Oreo cake ball recipe and I am so happy that you loved this recipe so much! 🙂 Excited to hear this will be on your Christmas cookie list! Thank you so much for such an awesome review and I hope you find many more delicious recipes on my blog 🙂
About how many oreo balls can you get per batch?
Hi Talisha, it makes about 15 Oreo cake balls per batch. Hope that helps and I hope you get a chance to make this delicious recipe 🙂
Neha S D says
This is such a great recipe, and so easy to make! These were a hit at home! Definitely gonna make them again! Thank you so much for this recipe!
Also, your blog is awesome! Absolutely love it!!♡♡
Lots of love!
Thank you so much! You are too kind 🙂 Glad to hear you found my recipe easy to make and delicious 🙂 Thank you for supporting my food blog 🙂
Such a simple and delicious recipe! I double the recipe for my moms birthday treat. Everyone loved them!
Thank you Kayla! I’m so happy everyone loved these Oreo cake balls! Thank you so much for your kind feedback! 🙂