a couple of green and purple Monster Oreo Balls on a white table
Monster Oreo Balls are so easy to make and create the cutest Halloween critters with cookies, cream cheese, and candy melts.
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This easy no-bake Monster Oreo Balls recipe makes the most adorable monster truffles out of Oreo cookies, cream cheese, and multi-colored candy melts, then dresses them up for Halloween.

green and purple Monster Oreo Balls on a white table.

Monster Halloween Oreo Balls

Our candy-coated Monster Oreo Balls are the cutest bite-sized truffle treats that make a fun Halloween craft idea that you can customize to make them spooky with sprinkles, creepy with different colors, or even eerie with edible eyes.

Halloween Oreo Truffles have a soft, moist Oreo and cream mixture in the middle surrounded by a hard chocolate shell; they’re just as delicious and easy to make a basic Oreo cookie ball but decorated with a spooky holiday season dessert.

Monster Oreo truffles are a fun treat to add to any dessert tray and are perfect not-so-scary snacks for a haunted Halloween party or handing out as favors or gifts. 

Why We Love Monster Halloween Oreo Recipes

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • Kids will have fun taking a classic Oreo truffle and giving it a Halloween twist.
  • Most adorable dessert you’ll ever hold.
  • You can customize your Oreo cookie balls to coordinate with any holiday or celebration.
  • Perfect handheld, bite-sized party treat, edible gift, or party favor.
Monster Oreo Balls ingrdients

Monster Oreo Balls Ingredients

  • Oreos: You can use regular or gluten-free Oreo cookies.
  • Cream cheese
  • Vanilla extract
  • White, light green, and purple melting wafers
  • Crisco shortening
  • Green, purple, and black jimmy sprinkles: Use the long jimmies and not the round sprinkles.
  • Candy eyes

Substitutions and Additions

  • Create Without Crisco: You can use vegetable oil if you do not have crisco. If you do, use half portion of the oil than you would crisco.
  • Candy Melt Colors: Feel free to dip your Oreo balls in any color chocolate coating you wish. Make your holiday monsters, mummies, and ghosts using white, blue, or orange candy melts too!
  • Other Oreo Ball Ideas: You can make different types of Oreo balls with almost any flavor of Oreo cookie. For some fun and festive truffle treats, try my Oreo Truffles Ornaments, Birthday Cake Oreo Balls, and surprise inside Oreo Balls.
  • Customize Your Candy: You can use a variety of colored sprinkles to make Oreo balls for any holiday or celebration. Add rainbow sprinkles for a birthday-themed party; red and green sprinkles for Christmas; pink and red sprinkles for Valentine’s Day; pretty pale colors for Easter.
green Monster Oreo Balls with sprinkles and big eye candy
  • Food processor
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric hand or stand mixer
  • 2 tablespoon cookie scoop
  • Cookie sheet
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Forks or dipping tools
making the oreo mixture. using ice cream scoop to measure and roll into balls.

How to Make Monster Oreo Balls

  1. Crush Your Cookies: Crush the Oreos until they are fine crumbs. 
  2. Make The Middle Mixture: Mix together the Oreos, cream cheese, and vanilla until a dough-like mixture is formed.
  3. Roll Until Round: Scoop the mixture and roll it into balls. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. 
  4. Melt The Chocolate: Microwave the melting wafers, one color at a time, at 50% power or on defrost mode for 1 minute. Stir, add crisco, and microwave in 30 seconds bursts, stirring in between, until smooth and silky.
    Pro Tip: It should have the consistency of dressing. 
  5. Dip And Decorate: Dip the Oreo balls in the melted chocolate. Immediately add candy eyes and sprinkles to the top of each ball.
  6. Serve: Allow all monsters to chill for another 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
dipping the oreo balls into white and purple candy melts. decorating with sprinkles and candy eyes.

Tips For Making The Best Monster Oreo Balls

  • I like to put green sprinkles on the green monsters, purple sprinkles on the purple monsters, and black sprinkles on the white monsters. However, you can form any pattern you wish!
  • Make sure to use softened cream cheese. I prefer using full-fat cream cheese for this recipe because it gives these treats the most flavor and richness. Reduced fat would still work, but they may not be as rich tasting.
  • Be sure to allow your balls to drip or remove any excess chocolate from the bottoms of your forks before placing them on the baking sheet. If you have too much-melted chocolate, it will drip and pool out at the bottom.
  • Use an electronic hand mixer or stand mixer to blend the truffle mixture. This will produce the best results versus mixing by hand alone. 
  • Colored melting wafers can be sold at a craft store. 
  • If you don’t have a blender or food processor, you can place your Oreo 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! 
  • These are best served chilled. 

How to Store Monster Oreo Balls

  • To Store: Store any leftover Oreo balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the uncoated Oreo balls in the freezer in an airtight container, separated by wax paper to avoid sticking to each other, for up to 2 months. Allow the Oreo balls to thaw, then coat and decorate.
green, purple and white Monster Oreo Balls on a plate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do Oreo balls need to be refrigerated?

Oreo balls should be kept in the fridge until you serve them. I think they taste best when cold. However, they can be left at room temperature. According to the FDA, cream cheese can be left out at room temperature for up to 2 hours.

Can I use chocolate chips instead of melting wafers to coat my monster Oreo balls?

Either candy wafer melts or almond bark is the best option 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.

What is the best way to dip Oreo balls in melted chocolate?

The best method to coat these balls in chocolate is to use a fork and gently tap any excess chocolate on the side of the bowl. I like to use a toothpick to remove the excess melted wafer from the bottom of the fork and then gently push the ball onto the baking sheet.

bitten oreo balls with green candy coating in a bowl together with a couple more monster eye balls.

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5 from 2 votes
a couple of green and purple Monster Oreo Balls on a white table

Monster Oreo Balls

Serves — 15
Monster Oreo Balls are so easy to make and create the cutest Halloween critters with cookies, cream cheese, and candy melts.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 36 Oreos
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups white, light green, and purple melting wafers (each)
  • 3 tablespoons crisco shortening
  • Green, purple, and black jimmy sprinkles (long not round)
  • Candy eyes multiple sizes

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor, add Oreos (break them apart slightly while adding) and crush until they are fine crumbs.
    36 Oreos
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine oreos, cream cheese and vanilla extract. Mix with an eclectic hand or stand mixer for 1-2 minutes until fully combined and one dough-like mixture is formed.
    8 ounces cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop dough from the bowl and form into an even, smooth, round ball using the palms of your hands. Place each ball on a large cookie sheet prepared with parchment paper.
  • Place a cookie sheet inside the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
  • Near the end of the chill time, begin to prepare the melting wafers. Working one color at a time. Place the wafers in a microwave safe bowl and heat on 50% power or on defrost mode for 1 minute. Stir with a fork and add 1 tablespoon of crisco. Return to the microwave for additional 30 seconds bursts, stirring in between, until smooth and silky. It should have the consistency of dressing.
    2 cups white, light green, and purple melting wafers (each), 3 tablespoons crisco shortening
  • Dip 6-7 oreo balls inside the chocolate using two forks or dipping tools, coating it completely before adding it back on the cookie sheet. Be sure to scrape the bottoms of your forks or dipping tools to remove any excess chocolate. You can also gently sling the ball from side to side to remove any excess.
  • Immediately add candy eyes and sprinkles to the top of the ball. You can add candy eyes wherever to create fun and spooky monsters.
    Green, purple, and black jimmy sprinkles, Candy eyes
  • Repeat steps 5-7 for each color of melting wafers.
  • Allow all monsters to chill for another 30 minutes before serving.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store any leftover Oreo balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the uncoated Oreo balls in the freezer in an airtight container, separated by wax paper to avoid them sticking to each other, for up to 2 months. Allow the Oreo balls to thaw, then coat and decorate.
Tips:
  • I like to put green sprinkles on the green monsters, purple sprinkles on the purple monsters, and black sprinkles on the white monsters. However you can form any pattern you wish!
  • Make sure to use softened cream cheese. I prefer using full-fat cream cheese for this recipe because I think it gives these treats the most flavor and richness. Reduced fat would still work, but they may not be as rich tasting.
  • Be sure to allow your balls to drip or remove any excess chocolate from the bottoms of your forks before placing them on the baking sheet. If you have too much melted chocolate, it will drip and pool out at the bottom.
  • Use an electronic hand mixer or stand mixer to blend the truffle mixture together. This will produce the best results versus mixing by hand alone.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg

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