Oreo Cake Balls

Looking for a dessert that combines the irresistible allure of Oreos with the creamy decadence of cream cheese? Look no further than these delectable Oreo Cake Balls. This recipe takes the beloved flavors of Oreos and transforms them into bite-sized delights that are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply craving a sweet treat, these Oreo Cake Balls are sure to satisfy your dessert cravings.



  • 24 Oreos
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened


  • 10 oz white candy melts (Ghirardelli brand recommended)
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream (optional, for thinning candy melts if necessary)


1. Oreo Mixture Preparation:

  • Begin by pulsing 24 Oreos in a food processor until they reach a coarse powder consistency.
  • Add 4 oz of softened cream cheese to the Oreo crumbs and pulse until the mixture is smooth and uniform.

2. Forming Cake Balls:

  • Using a medium cookie scoop, portion out the Oreo mixture and roll it into balls with your hands for a smooth finish.
  • Place the formed balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze them for 15 minutes to firm up.

3. Melting Candy Coats:

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white candy melts in 20-second intervals, stirring in between until smooth.
  • If needed, thin the candy melts with hot cream for a smoother coating consistency. Note: Ghirardelli melts usually do not require thinning.

4. Coating Balls:

  • Using a fork, dip each frozen Oreo ball into the melted candy coating, ensuring an even coat.
  • Transfer the coated balls back to the parchment-lined baking sheet to set.

5. Decoration (Optional):

  • For an extra touch of elegance, drizzle the coated balls with melted semi-sweet chocolate or sprinkle them with crushed Oreo crumbs while the candy coating is still wet.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes | Freeze Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes | Servings: 24 cake balls

Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Serve with Style: Present your Oreo Cake Balls on a decorative platter or serving dish to enhance their visual appeal. Consider placing them in colorful cupcake liners or arranging them on a tiered stand for an elegant touch.
  2. Chill Before Serving: For the best texture and flavor, allow the cake balls to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. This will help firm up the chocolate coating and ensure a delightful bite every time.
  3. Variety is Key: Experiment with different decorations and toppings to add variety to your Oreo Cake Balls. Try drizzling with dark chocolate, sprinkling with colorful sprinkles, or rolling in crushed nuts for a unique twist on this classic treat.
  4. Portion Control: While it’s tempting to indulge in these decadent delights all at once, remember that a little goes a long way. Consider cutting the cake balls in half or serving them alongside other desserts for a balanced treat.
  5. Storage Tips: Store any leftover Oreo Cake Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Alternatively, you can freeze them for longer storage. Place the cake balls on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze until firm, then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.


  1. Double Chocolate Delight: For an extra dose of chocolatey goodness, replace the white candy melts with dark or milk chocolate. Roll the chilled Oreo balls in cocoa powder before coating them in melted chocolate for a rich and indulgent twist.
  2. Minty Fresh: Add a refreshing twist to your Oreo Cake Balls by incorporating a few drops of peppermint extract into the cream cheese mixture. Dip the chilled balls in melted white chocolate infused with green food coloring for a festive touch, reminiscent of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
  3. Peanut Butter Paradise: Elevate the flavor profile by mixing creamy peanut butter into the Oreo and cream cheese mixture. Coat the chilled balls in melted milk chocolate and sprinkle with chopped peanuts for a delightful combination of sweet and salty flavors.
  4. Cookies and Cream Dream: Crush additional Oreos and fold them into the cream cheese mixture before forming the balls. Dip the chilled balls in melted white chocolate mixed with finely crushed Oreos for a double dose of Oreo goodness in every bite.
  5. Fruity Fusion: Add a burst of fruity flavor by mixing in finely chopped dried fruit, such as cherries, strawberries, or apricots, into the Oreo and cream cheese mixture. Coat the chilled balls in melted white chocolate and sprinkle with dried fruit for a refreshing and vibrant twist on the classic Oreo Cake Balls.

With these creative variations, you can customize your Oreo Cake Balls to suit your taste preferences and wow your family and friends with a delightful array of flavors and textures. Feel free to experiment and let your imagination run wild to create your own signature twist on this beloved dessert.


  1. Can I use regular chocolate instead of candy melts for coating the cake balls? Yes, you can use regular chocolate, but candy melts are preferred for their smoother texture and easier melting properties.
  2. How far in advance can I make Oreo Cake Balls? Oreo Cake Balls can be made up to one week in advance and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
  3. Can I freeze Oreo Cake Balls? Yes, Oreo Cake Balls can be frozen for up to three months. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet until firm, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container.
  4. Do I need to use a food processor to crush the Oreos? While a food processor provides the best results, you can also crush the Oreos in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin or mallet.
  5. Can I use reduced-fat cream cheese for this recipe? Yes, you can use reduced-fat cream cheese, but keep in mind that it may alter the texture slightly.
  6. How can I prevent the cake balls from cracking while dipping them in the coating? Ensure that the cake balls are well chilled before dipping, and avoid overhandling them. If the coating is too thick, you can add a small amount of vegetable oil or shortening to thin it out.
  7. Can I use a different type of cookie besides Oreos? Yes, you can experiment with different cookies to create unique variations of cake balls. However, keep in mind that the texture and flavor may vary.
  8. Do I need to refrigerate the cake balls after dipping them in the coating? Yes, it’s recommended to refrigerate the cake balls after dipping to allow the coating to set properly and prevent it from melting at room temperature.
  9. Can I use colored candy melts for coating instead of white chocolate? Absolutely! Colored candy melts can add a fun and vibrant touch to your Oreo Cake Balls, perfect for themed parties or special occasions.
  10. Can I substitute almond bark for the white candy melts? Yes, almond bark can be used as a substitute for white candy melts. However, keep in mind that almond bark may have a slightly different flavor and texture. Adjustments may be needed for melting consistency.