Mint Oreo Cookie Balls are an easy no-bake dessert that anyone can make. Cream cheese and mint Oreos get mixed together and covered with festive colored white chocolate for a delicious treat!
Made with crushed Oreo cookies, cream cheese, melted white chocolate, and topped with festive St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles, these Oreo balls will remind you of a decadent chocolate truffle.
Filled with rich mint Oreo flavor and velvety cream cheese, these no bake Oreo cookie balls are insanely delicious and so easy to make!
Looking for more holiday season treats? Bookmark some of my favorites for later in the year: Lucky Charm Vodka Jello Shots, Easter Puppy Chow, 4th Of July Recipes, and Christmas Sugar Cookies.
Oreo Cream Cheese Balls
Oreo lovers, get ready! These really are one of my absolute favorite sweet treats and I can’t put them down! People go crazy about them, can’t stop eating them, and are always amazed at how easy they are to make.
People of all ages will fall in love with this no bake St. Patrick’s Day Oreo ball recipe.
If you have never eaten or made Oreo truffles before, this recipe is a great place to start. It’s easy to follow and only requires 4 simple ingredients.
Be prepared, once you make these, there is no turning back; people will be requesting them for every holiday!
BONUS: turn this Oreo balls recipe into Oreo cake pops by sticking them on lollipop sticks.
What are Oreo cake balls made of?
Cookies: in order to make Oreo balls, you will need to finely crush mint Oreo cookies. I don’t recommend using double stuff; because they might end up too creamy between the Oreos and cream cheese.
Cream cheese: the delicious creamy filling is made and bound together with cream cheese. You can use whichever brand you like. When baking, you don’t need to use brand name unless you find it necessary; people won’t be able to tell in baking if you use an off brand.
Chocolate candy melts: the Oreo balls are finished off by being dipped in white candy melts and drizzled over the top with green candy melts.
Sprinkles: finish it off with some fun St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles. If you have little hands looking to help, this is a great task to give them and let them help in the kitchen.
*For a detailed list of ingredients and measurements, please reference the recipe card down below.
Make this recipe for any holiday by swapping out the melted chocolate colors and sprinkles!
How to Make Oreo Cookie Balls
1. Combine cream cheese and Oreo crumbs. Cover a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. When done, mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
2. Shape into balls and freeze. Using a 1.5 tbsp cookie scooper, shape the cream cheese mixture into balls and place it on the baking sheet (or on a plate). Freeze for 20-30 minutes. You can also do this step the day before and let them chill in the fridge overnight.
3. Melt the chocolate. While the Oreo balls are in the freezer, melt the candy melts in two separate bowls according to package instructions.
4. Dip balls in chocolate. When the Oreo balls are finished chilling, dip them in the white candy melts and place them back on the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Drizzle with red melted candy and add sprinkles. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Oreo Ball Recipe Variation
Peppermint Oreo Balls: shake things up with a delicious Christmas or winter peppermint Oreo ball version. Use peppermint Oreos and crush up candy canes for for the topping.
Prefer dark chocolate? Swap out your candy melts for a dark chocolate version.
Pumpkin Oreo Balls: for a cute Fall dessert, use regular Oreos for this recipe and dip the balls in orange candy melts. Insert a small pretzel stick into the center of the Oreo ball as the pumpkin stem and decorate with a green leaf icing decoration.
How do you crush Oreos for Oreo balls?
I used a food processor for this recipe. However, if you have a stronger blender like a Vitamix, you can use that instead.
Don’t have a food processor or blender? Don’t fret!
Grab a Ziplock bag or a larger reusable freezer bag and a mallet or rolling pin and get crushing.
Do you keep Oreo balls in the fridge?
Yes, because these Oreo balls contain cream cheese, they need to be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
When serving them, you can keep them out at room temperature for 2 hours at a time, but after that, they will need to be moved back to the fridge.
Serving tip: If you are serving these at a party that lasts more than 2 hours, break up the batch and rotate them every 2 hours so they are always cold and well kept.
Can you Freeze Oreo Balls
Yes, you can freeze Oreo balls in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Grab what you need from the freezer and thaw them out in the fridge the night before you need them.
I like making generic ones in a large batch and keeping them in the freezer to pull out when I know guests are coming over.
Kitchen Tools Needed
Food processor: this is my preferred method for finely crushing the Oreo’s needed for the recipe. If you don’t have one, I recommend using a strong blender like a Vitamix.
Mixing bowls: if you desire to mix or prep by hand, a large bowl and a medium bowl like these are great to keep on hand.
Wax Paper: wax paper will keep your freshly dipped Oreo truffle balls from sticking to any surface.
Cookie sheet: baking sheets are a perfect place to let your Oreo cookie balls rest and easily transfer them to the fridge or freezer to chill.
Double boiler: this is a handy kitchen tool used to make melting chocolate easy.
WANT TO TRY THIS MINT OREO COOKIE BALLS RECIPE?
PIN IT to your no bake dessert recipes, St. Patrick’s Day recipes, or Oreo recipes board to save it for later!
Find me on Pinterest for more great recipes. I’m always pinning!
Did you make this recipe? Post a photo on Instagram and tag me @JZEATS or #JZEATS so I can see! Leave a comment below and let me know what you think, too!
St. Patrick’s Day Oreo Cookie Balls
- 8 ounces brick cream cheese, softened
- 36 mint Oreo cookies, finely crushed
- 12 ounces white candy melts
- 12 ounces green candy melts
- St. Patrick's Day sprinkles
- Cover large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. When done, mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
- Using a 1.5 tbsp cookie scooper, shape cream cheese mixture into balls and place on the baking sheet (or on a plate). Freeze for 20-30 minutes. You can also do this step the day before and let them chill in the fridge overnight.
- While the oreo balls are in the freezer, melt the candy melts in two separate bowls according to package instructions.
- When the oreo balls are finished chilling, dip them in the white candy melts and place back on the parchment paper covered baking sheet. Drizzle with red melted candy and add sprinkles. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
So good! I’m making these again for St Patty’s day!;
I love that these are mint! What a great idea. Cute for St Patrick’s day, but I’ll eat these any day!
These cookie balls were so much fun to make and very tasty. I cannot wait to adapt them for other holidays!
I loved these cookies! I made them for St. Patrick and making them again because they were so good!
These are so cute! Perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day or any occassion!
Made these for St Patty’s day and they were a HIT! I am ALL ABOUT no bake, easy desserts like this one!