surprise inside oreo balls
Surprise Inside Oreo Balls are made with only 5 basic ingredients, this recipe is so easy, especially because it’s no-bake!
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  1. No-Bake Oreo Balls With A Surprise Inside
  2. Why We Love This Oreo Balls Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe
  6. How to Make the Christmas Oreo Balls
  7. Storage Tips
  8. Frequently Asked Questions
  9. Other Easy Christmas Dessert Recipes
  10. Surprise Inside Oreo Balls Recipe

Surprise Inside Oreo Balls are super simple, bite-sized sweets that upgrade a classic sandwich cookie into a deliciously decadent, indulgent treat.

A recipe that combines the best of a truffle, a cheesecake, and an Oreo cookie, rolled with a hidden chocolate Hershey kiss tucked inside, may seem like it’s hard to make. With only 5 basic ingredients, this one is so easy, especially because it’s no-bake!

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No-Bake Oreo Balls With A Surprise Inside

Does your sweet tooth torture your taste buds when choosing between a cookie or a candy? This Surprise Inside Oreo Balls recipe is the perfect sweet solution because it combines both confections into one fun, easy-to-make mini-dessert that resembles a cheesecake truffle, but is filled with a rich, crushed cookie and cream cheese mixture deliciously surrounding a Hershey kiss.

The insides of these balls are sweet and creamy; the outsides are coated in a tasty, chocolate hard shell. And when you bite into the center, there’s a hidden surprise candy that will doubly crush your chocolate cravings in every decadent melt-in-your-mouth bite!

I love that these cookie balls look just as pretty as if they were bought in a box, but taste even better because they’re created in your own kitchen! Not only are these chocolates an economical way to make a gift-worthy treat, but they also allow you to customize them with a candy message–the surprise kiss says it’s something made with lots of love!

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Why We Love This Oreo Balls Recipe

  • Easy to make, especially because they are no-bake!
  • Sweet, chocolaty, and creamy treat with a peppermint kiss stuffed inside.
  • Delicious mini-desserts that are perfectly portioned.
  • Fun to decorate for any holiday or special occasion.
  • Perfect for gift-giving and make great party favors.
oreo balls cut in halves

Ingredients

  • Oreo chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Cream cheese
  • Candy cane flavored Hershey kisses: Any kiss can be substituted for the peppermint kisses
  • White almond bark
  • Chocolate almond bark
  • Peppermints or candy canes (optional garnish): You can substitute any type of sprinkle or garnish for the crushed peppermints.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Switch The Surprise: Get creative with your surprise fillings. Some ideas can include nuts, Nutella, jam, candied cherries, or any of your favorite small candies. There are so many to choose from!
  • Turtle Oreo Balls: To make a turtle, add chopped pecans the Oreo cream cheese mixture and then stuff each Oreo ball with a Rolo.
  • Dress Them Up: You can decorate the tops of your Oreo balls with a drizzle of extra chocolate, more cookie crumbs, sprinkles, coconut, or chopped nuts.
  • Make Them More Minty: For an extra minty taste, you can add peppermint extract to the Oreo ball mixture, but it may overpower the flavor.
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How to Make the Christmas Oreo Balls

Surprise Inside Oreo balls are super simple 5 ingredient sweets that elevate a delicious classic cookie into a decadent handheld treat. These no-bake chocolate dipped, cream cheese and Oreo mini-desserts are the perfect way to share some love!

  1. Put Oreo (cookie and filling) in a food processor and blend for at least 2 min or until the cookies become a coarse sand texture with no lumps.
    Pro-Tip: Depending on the size of your food processor, you may need to remove some cookies temporarily if you’re having trouble getting all the lumps out. Then gradually add them in as the cookies break down to a coarse powder.
  2. Mix together the Oreo crumbs and cream cheese until well combined. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the mixture.
    Pro-Tip: If you don’t have a food processor to crush your Oreos, you can place them in a ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
    oreo crumbs mixture
  3. Roll the cookie mixture into a ball and flatten slightly. Place a kiss in the center of the mixture and roll into a ball so that the Oreo mixture is completely surrounding the kiss.
    add kisses and roll into a ball
  4. Place ball onto parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat until all kisses are covered. Chill for an hour.
    place balls on top of baking tray
  5. Melt almond barks in 2 separate bowls.
    Pro Tip: Heat in 20 second intervals, stirring between each, until barks are completely melted and smooth.
  6. Coat half of the chilled Oreo balls in white almond bark and half in chocolate almond bark.
    Pro Tip: If the almond bark becomes a bit thick, microwave for 15 seconds and stir. It’s important that Oreo balls aren’t too cold or frozen before you dip them. If you dip Oreo balls that are too cold, the chocolate coating will crack as it sets because of the extreme temperature change.
    coat oreo balls in almond bark
  7. Garnish coated Oreo balls if desired.
    garnish coated oreo balls
  8. Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 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. Do not dip them into the melted candy until closer to the day you want to use them. Allow the Oreo balls to thaw, then coat and garnish as you normally would.
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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 personally think Oreo balls taste best when cold. However, Oreo balls 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 a different kind of chocolate to coat my Oreo balls?

I prefer to use almond bark for coating these Oreo balls. However, you can use candy melts, chocolate chips, or other melting chocolate.

Can I make Oreo Balls in advance?

These treats are perfect for making ahead because they can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.

What is the easiest way to dip Oreo ball in chocolate?

I like to use a fork or dipping tool to dip it in chocolate, then use a spoon to pour more chocolate over them, then lift and let excess runoff.

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surprise inside oreo balls

Surprise Inside Oreo Balls

Serves — 30
Surprise Inside Oreo Balls are made with only 5 basic ingredients, this recipe is so easy, especially because it’s no-bake!
Prep Time 30 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 14.3 ounce (36) Oreo chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 30 candy cane flavored kisses unwrapped
  • 6 ounces white almond bark
  • 6 ounces chocolate almond bark
  • Crushed peppermints or candy canes optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Put your Oreo brand cookies (cookie and filling) in a food processor and blend for at least 2 min or until the cookies become a coarse sand texture with no lumps. Depending on the size of your food processor, you may need to remove some cookies temporarily if you’re having trouble getting all the lumps out. Then gradually add them in as the cookies break down to a coarse powder. Set aside when finished and no lumps remain.
  • Using a stand mixer, or a medium size mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, combine the oreo crumbs and the softened cream cheese until well incorporated.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.
  • Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out the oreo mixture. Shape into a ball and flatten slightly.
  • Place 1 of the unwrapped kisses in the center. Shape the oreo mixture around the kiss and roll into a ball. Set the ball onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat the process until all the kisses are covered.
  • Place the oreo balls, uncovered, in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.
  • Using 2 small heat safe mixing bowls, microwave the white and chocolate almond bark for 1 minute. Stir and heat on 20 second intervals until the almond barks are completely melted and smooth.
  • Coat half of the chilled oreo balls in the white almond bark and the other half in the chocolate almond bark.
  • Sprinkle the crushed peppermints on top of the coated oreo balls (this is an optional but festive garnish).
  • If the almond bark becomes a bit thick, microwave for 15 seconds and stir again until smooth.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 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. Do not dip them into the melted candy until closer to the day you want to use them. Allow the Oreo balls to thaw, then coat and garnish as you normally would.
Tips: 
  • You can add peppermint extract to the oreo ball mixture, but it may overpower the flavor.
  • Any kiss flavor can be substituted for the candy cane kisses.
  • You can substitute any type of sprinkle or garnish for the crushed peppermints.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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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