How to Make 3-Ingredient Oreo Balls

Oreo balls are a decadent treat—and with only three key ingredients, they couldn't be easier to make.

To make a batch of Oreo balls, you’ll need a package of Oreo cookies, a package of cream cheese and some chocolate melting wafers. That’s it! This 3-ingredient, no-bake dessert is as easy as can be. You’ll become the star of your next party without even breaking a sweat—or firing up the oven.

How to Make Oreo Balls


  • 1 (14.3 ounce) package Oreo cookies
  • 1 package (8 ounces) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 packages (16 ounces) chocolate melting wafers
  • Additional decorations (sprinkles, cookie crumbs, etc.), optional


Step 1: Crush the Oreo cookies

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Place the cookies in the bowl of a food processor with the steel blade attached. Process until fine crumbs form.

Editor’s Tip: No food processor? No problem. Place the cookies in a plastic zip-top bag and crush with a rolling pin or another heavy object.

Step 2: Combine the cookie crumbs with cream cheese

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Place the cookie crumbs into the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attached. Add the softened cream cheese and mix together until thoroughly combined.

If you don’t have a stand mixer, place the crumbs and softened cream cheese in a large bowl and stir together with a rubber spatula.

Step 3: Form the Oreo balls

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Use a cookie scoop or spoon to form 1-inch balls. Set the balls on your parchment-lined baking sheet.

Step 4: Chill the Oreo balls

Place the baking sheet in the freezer and chill the Oreo balls for at least 20 minutes.

Step 5: Melt the chocolate

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to melt the chocolate wafers. If you want to get a little colorful, you can substitute candy melts for the chocolate.

Step 6: Dip the chilled Oreo balls

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Use a fork to dip each chilled ball in the melted chocolate. Gently tap the ball to remove any excess chocolate, and then set it back on the parchment-lined baking sheet.

Step 7: Decorate

Immediately decorate each chocolate-coated ball with sprinkles or other edible decorations of your choice.

Step 8: Let the chocolate set before serving or storing

Let the chocolate set completely before serving or packing the balls for storage. Otherwise, the unhardened chocolate may transfer from the Oreo balls to your hands or fork. It’s worth the wait to let the chocolate dry!

Tips for Making Oreo Balls

What’s the best way to dip Oreo balls?

The key to successful dipping is making sure your chocolate is the right consistency. As soon as the melted chocolate begins to thicken, microwave it for 20 seconds to thin it back out.

Make sure you have all your ingredients close at hand—including your decorations. Set a ball on a fork, and gently roll it around in the melted chocolate to coat. Tap the fork against the side of the dipping bowl to remove any excess chocolate.

Dip and decorate each ball one at a time, especially if you are using sprinkles, as the chocolate can set quickly. If you plan to decorate with more chocolate, let the first coat set before drizzling with additional melted chocolate.

Also know that if you don’t have chocolate melting wafers on hand, you can use chocolate chips instead. Just be sure to add 1 tsp. coconut oil when melting it down to help the coating reach the right consistency.

Can you make Oreo balls without cream cheese?

Not a fan of cream cheese? No worries! You can easily substitute your favorite nut butter instead.

How can you make Oreo balls your own?

If you want to make your Oreo balls just a bit sweeter, go for Double Stuf instead of regular Oreos. The extra creme will make them even more decadent. On the flip side, lighten up these Oreo balls ever so slightly by using a light cream cheese.

Otherwise, use your favorite kind of Oreo to make these Oreo balls. Experiment with your favorite flavors, like peanut butter or red velvet. You could even use golden Oreos and dip them in melted white chocolate instead of milk chocolate for a whole new take.

Check out other recipes with Oreos to find inspiration!

How do you store Oreo balls?

Oreo balls can be tucked away in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. They can also be stored in the freezer for up to four months. Just be sure to store them in an airtight, freezer-safe container.

Love easy treats? Try other recipes like cake balls, peanut butter balls or any of our other 3-ingredient dessert recipes.

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Susan Bronson
Susan Bronson is a writer and editor based in Northern Wisconsin.