Easy Oreo Cake Ball Recipe
July 26, 2017

Easy Oreo Cake Ball Recipe | Halfpint Design - Oreo Cake Balls are a simple dessert that looks like a million bucks. No one will know how easy was. They'll just remember how tasty they are!Easy Oreo Cake Ball Recipe

When throwing a “Have a Ball Party” you need a menu with all things round. For my baby boy’s second birthday we served cake balls instead of cake! They are fun, delicious, and with 3 ingredients… ever so simple to create. Let’s take a look at our Easy Oreo Cake Ball Recipe:

3 Ingredients…for real!

Easy Oreo Cake Ball Recipe | Halfpint Design - these cake balls take only THREE ingredients! Seriously. They are delicious and oh so easy.

It seriously only takes three ingredients. I’m ALL about recipes that are this simple.  I’m all about reducing sugar and increasing nutrients when possible. There are much healthier ways to make protein balls but that wasn’t going to fly for this party, so I used:

  • REDUCED fat Oreos {which actually are reduced, same serving size, no added sugar, etc}
  • Neufchatel 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese
  • Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers {the DARK chocolate makes it feel a little better, even though these wafers are NOT at all healthy!}
  • Optional toppings: sprinkles, Oreo crumbles, etc.

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Step 1 – Oreo Crumbles

Easy Oreo Cake Ball Recipe | Halfpint Design - Step 1: Use a food processor to crumble the Oreo cookies.

Crunch up those Oreos. I used my Cuisinart Food Processor to make Oreo crumbles in a snap. I love this thing!

Easy Oreo Cake Ball Recipe | Halfpint Design - Step 1, make Oreo Cookie crumbs. Even these look delicious!

See…super easy. Beats mashing them with a rolling pin in a ziploc bag like I used to pre-processor! {Yikes!}

Step 2 – Blend in Cream Cheese

Easy Oreo Cake Ball Recipe | Halfpint Design - Step 2: add cream cheese and blend until smooth and fudgy.

Leave the cream cheese out to soften so it’ll blend well. If not you’ve got a lumpy mess on your hands. When it’s nice and soft toss it in to the food processor and blend it up with the Oreo cookie crumbs. Doesn’t it look beautiful? Ok, no it does not. But it tastes so good that you could stop right here and just eat it with a spoon out of the bowl! Not that any of us have ever tried that…I scooped it out of the food processor into a bowl to make it easier to form the balls.

Step 3 – Form Balls

Easy Oreo Cake Ball Recipe | Halfpint Design - Step 3: roll up dough into 1 inch balls. I made mine too big. They were good but so rich that a smaller bite is better.

Yep, you guessed it. Now it’s time to roll up that goodness into 1 inch balls. I made mine too big {approx 1-1/2″}. They were good but so rich that a smaller bite is better. There’s plenty of yum in these babies at any size!  Line your cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper and start rolling. You’ll get approximately 45 cake balls of the smaller size. I made 30 larger ones.

Step 4 – Freeze

Now it’s time for them to chill out before they take a dip. Cover and freeze your Oreo Balls until firm. {I put them in overnight}

Step 5 – Dip

Easy Oreo Cake Ball Recipe | Halfpint Design - Steps 4-5: Freeze, then dip into the melted chocolate wafers.

Is anyone else singing “I dip, you dip, we dip…” No? Ok, just me then! Ahem…moving on

Once frozen, melt your chocolate wafers according to the instructions. I use the microwave in 20-30 second intervals, stirring in between, until they are nice and smooth. You need to melt more than you’ll need if you want to get a good dip. Pierce a frozen ball with a toothpick {they are still surprisingly poke-able} and plunge it into the chocolate. If you find it doesn’t cover,  just spoon the chocolate up and over the top. {this happens near the end when you’ve used most of the chocolate} Lift it up and out by the toothpick and allow the excess chocolate to drip off. Place on wax paper and remove toothpick. I used a second toothpick to hold down the ball as I twisted out the first pick. If this leaves a little hole in the top, take the toothpick and dab a bit of chocolate to cover it up.

  • Cooking Tip: Don’t take both cookie sheets out of the freezer at the same time because the 2nd sheet will thaw before you’re done and then they are too soft and fall off the toothpick when you lift them up. {doh!}

Step 6 – Optional Toppings

Easy Oreo Cake Ball Recipe | Halfpint Design - Step 6: Add optional toppings. We used round sprinkles for our Ball Party of course!

Your confections are ready once the chocolate covered ball is safely on the wax paper. BUT where’s the fun in that!? Since we were having a BALL party my daughter liberally added round sprinkles to each one as it came off. If you wait too long the chocolate will harden and the sprinkles will not stick. So be sure to top each one as it is finished.

Other topping options:

  • Oreo cookie crumbs
  • Crushed candy cane
  • Heath Bar crumbles
  • White chocolate drizzle
  • I could go on…but you get the idea!

Now get them into the fridge and keep them cool until just before your event. I prefer them at room temperature so the chocolate is softened just a touch.

Final step – ENJOY!

Easy Oreo Cake Ball Recipe | Halfpint Design - Final step - ENJOY! I prefer to eat mine at room temperature. These babies are delicious but I'm warning you, they are rich!

Display them in a single level so they don’t melt together. I used a 3 tier serving tray from IKEA. You could also display them individually in cute paper confection cups, especially if you are worried about them melting in any warm weather.

Easy Oreo Cake Ball Recipe | Halfpint Design - Final step - ENJOY! I prefer to eat mine at room temperature. These babies are delicious but I'm warning you, they are rich!

They were a hit, especially with the birthday boy! If you’ve never tried cake balls before, I hope you feel confident that YOU too can make this Easy Oreo Cake Ball Recipe!

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