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.
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.
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
Melt the candy melts
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.