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Melted Snowman Oreo Balls are a fun and festive way to make Frosty in edible food form. These mini desserts are a delicious DIY craft for kids using Oreo cookies, cream cheese, frosting, and candy coating.
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Table of Contents
  1. About Melted Snowman Oreo Cookie Balls
  2. Why We Love This Melting Snowman Oreo Balls Recipe
  3. Ingredients For Christmas Oreo Truffles
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Melted Snowman Oreo Balls
  7. How to Soften Cream Cheese?
  8. Tips For Making Oreo Balls
  9. How to Store Oreo Balls
  10. Frequently Asked Questions
  11. Other Easy Melted Snowman Recipes
  12. Melted Snowman Oreo Balls Recipe

Melted Snowman Oreo Balls is a super easy way to build edible snowmen out of Oreo cookies, cream cheese, vanilla frosting, almond bark, and candy instead of snow.

These no-bake Christmas Oreo truffles create the cutest cold weather figures that celebrate the holiday season and are perfect for your Christmas cookie exchange!

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Melted Snowman Oreo Cookie Balls are so easy to make using crushed cookie crumbs, cream cheese, and frosting that quickly combine to form the Oreo snowman base.

The chocolate cheesecake mixture is rolled into round shapes, dipped in a melted chocolate coating, and decorated with a candy top hat and sprinkles for Frosty’s face.

These melting snowman Oreo truffles are similar to my other Oreo balls recipe, but I’ve revised this one as an adorable family DIY activity, made to look like messy melted snowman Oreo balls.

With a soft, creamy mixture in the middle and hardened chocolate coating on the outside, these Christmas dessert balls are perfect for a holiday party and are the cutest addition to any cookie tray.

Why We Love This Melting Snowman Oreo Balls Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make–no baking needed.
  • Only uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • Combines the best bite of a cheesecake truffle with an Oreo cookie to create a deliciously decadent sweet treat.
  • A family-favorite finger food with a rich and creamy texture and a sweet and tangy taste.
  • Fun and festive craft to make with kids or project for playdates.
  • Perfect for a Christmas party, dessert platter, or holiday cookie tray.
Melted Snowman Oreo Balls ingredients

Ingredients For Christmas Oreo Truffles

  • Oreo cookies: You will need both regular and mini Oreos for this recipe.
  • Cream cheese
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Vanilla almond bark
  • Rolo candies 
  • Assorted sprinkles 

Substitutions and Additions

  • Change The Frosting Flavor: Feel free to change the flavor of these Oreo Christmas balls by using chocolate frosting instead of vanilla frosting.
  • Candy Coating: White chocolate chips can be used instead of almond bark, but they can be a little trickier to work with. You may need some shortening or coconut oil to melt white chocolate chips to the right consistency. 
  • Replace The Rolo: You can use an upside down Hershey’s kiss or mini Reese’s cup to make the snowman hat.

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  • Sheet pans
  • Parchment paper or waxed paper
  • Double boiler or small saucepan and heatproof bowl
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How to Make Melted Snowman Oreo Balls

  1. Make The Middle Mixture: Mix together the crushed Oreos, cream cheese, and frosting.
  2. Roll: Roll the mixture into balls and place on a baking sheet. Chill for 15 minutes. 
  3. Coat In Candy: Dip each ball into the melted almond bark and then place them back on the baking sheet to set. 
  4. Decorate: Make snowman hats with the Rolo candies and mini Oreos. Use the sprinkles to create faces..
    Pro Tip: Use the extra vanilla almond bark to “glue” the decorations together. 
  5. Serve: Chill for another hour (optional). Plate and serve cold. Enjoy!

How to Soften Cream Cheese?

In order to soften the cream cheese, leave it at room temperature for about 45 minutes to an hour. You can also place it in a microwaveable bowl with the frosting and microwave it for about 30 seconds.

The frosting may melt more than you expect, but this makes it easier to mix and combine with the Oreo crumbs. In this way, you are softening the cream cheese and frosting all at once, and you will have an easier time forming the Oreo balls.

However, there is a danger of over-melting the frosting; if this happens, put the mixture of Oreo crumbs, frosting, and cream cheese into the refrigerator for 10 minutes in order to chill. This will make the balls easier to form. 

Tips For Making Oreo Balls

  • If you don’t have Rolo candies, you can use just the mini Oreos instead. 
  • If you don’t have mini Oreos, you can just use Rolo candies instead.  
  • When using assorted sprinkles, find sprinkles that can make a snowman face. Look for some black circular sprinkles for the eyes and orange nonpareil sprinkles for the nose. You can also use black and orange icing for the faces.
  • Find any sprinkles that will work for the snowman’s face. I used this package of sprinkles.
  • Use a spoon to roll the Oreo balls into the melted almond bark, then lift them back out onto the parchment paper.
  • Dip the narrow part of the Rolo into the melted almond bark before sticking it onto the mini Oreo so that it stays better.
  • Once you’ve dipped your Oreo balls, let the coating pool at the bottom to give you a melting snowman look. 

How to Store Oreo Balls

  • To Store: Store your Oreo balls in a container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. For softer treats, you can keep them at room temperature for about a week.
melted snowman oreo balls with rolo candy on top

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I create the melted snowman effect?

To create a melting snowman effect, allow some white chocolate to pool underneath the Oreo ball. Instead of removing the excess melted candy after dipping, place it on your baking sheet and let the chocolate settle into a “puddle” on the bottom.

Can I use chocolate chips instead of Almond bark to coat my Oreo balls?

Either almond bark or candy wafer melts are the best options to coat Oreo balls because they create a smooth texture. However, if you choose to use chocolate chips, you will need to add 1 tbsp of coconut oil to each 8 oz of chocolate chips you’re melting for a smooth finish.

How should I crush my Oreo cookies?

You can crush your Oreo cookies in a blender or food processor or you can place the cookies in a Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Make sure you crush the entire cookie and do not remove the filling!

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Melted Snowman Oreo Balls

Serves — 24
Melted Snowman Oreo Balls are a fun and festive way to make Frosty in edible food form. These mini desserts are a delicious DIY craft for kids using Oreo cookies, cream cheese, frosting, and candy coating.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 40 Regular Oreo cookies crushed into fine crumbs
  • 6 ounces (¾ package) cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup vanilla frosting
  • 12 ounces vanilla almond bark (1 ½ cups or 6 squares)
  • 24 Rolo candies
  • 12 12 mini-Oreos
  • Assorted sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Prepare two sheet pans by lining them with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix the crushed Oreo cookies, cream cheese, and vanilla frosting together until fully combined.
  • Roll into 1-inch balls and then place on a sheet pan. Put the sheet pan in the freezer or refrigerator to chill for 15 minutes.
  • While the Oreo balls chill, use a double boiler or microwave to melt the vanilla almond bark until smooth and creamy.
  • Once the Oreo balls are chilled, dip each ball into the vanilla almond bark and then place them back on the sheet pan to set.
  • Before the chocolate sets completely, decorate the Oreo balls by creating snowman hats with the Rolo candies and mini-Oreos. Take half of the mini-Oreo and place it on top of the Oreo ball as the hat brim.
  • Then place the Rolo candy on top with the narrow side pointing down. Use extra vanilla almond bark to make sure all the decorations stick together.
  • Use the assorted sprinkles to create a face for the snowman and then place in the refrigerator to chill for another hour, optional.
  • Plate and serve cold.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store your Oreo balls in a container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. For softer treats, you can keep them at room temperature for about a week.
Tips:
  • If you don’t have Rolo candies, you can use just the mini Oreos instead.
  • If you don’t have mini Oreos, you can just use Rolo candies instead.
  • When using assorted sprinkles, find sprinkles that can make a snowman face. Look for some black circular sprinkles for eyes and orange nonpareil sprinkles for the nose. You can also use black and orange icing for the faces.
  • Find any sprinkles that will work for the snowman’s face. I used this package of sprinkles:  LINK
  • Use a spoon to roll the Oreo balls into the melted almond bark, then lift them back out onto the parchment paper.
  • Dip the narrow part of the Rolo into the melted almond bark before sticking it onto the mini Oreo so that it stays better.
  • Once you’ve dipped your Oreo balls, let the coating pool at the bottom to give you a melting snowman look.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 3mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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