My family LOVES anything that tastes like cookie and cream.
And so do I. Since I’m a more is more kinda gal I decided to go wild.
You’re going to love these Kitchen Sink Oreo Cookie Balls. With cream cheese, instant coffee, toffee pits and pecans, these delicious mini dessert cheese balls are an epic dessert!
If you love easy dessert recipes, you’re going to love these easy cookie balls.
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This post was originally written November 20, 2013. I’ve since updated the post to include more detailed directions.
Kitchen Sink Oreo Cookie Balls
My family goes through a bag of OREOs like nobodies business. They are a favorite of my kids, my husband and I have also been known to eat one or 30 of them for a snack.
And even my son’s pickiest friends will indulge in a cookie snack while over for a play date. So while I like sharing the cookies as they are, I also like to use them in sweet treats (OREO stuffed chocolate chip cookies anyone???).
OREO has a classic cookie ball recipe that I decided to put my spin on.
So I took inspiration from one of my favorite cookies (the Compost Cookie from Milk Bar) and created these Kitchen Sink OREO Cookie Balls that I serve with salty dippers.
Because who doesn’t want to eat your dessert with a potato chip.
Do you crush Oreos for Oreo Cookie Balls
Yes! Don’t let that intimidate you. You can easily crush Oreos by using a high-powered blender or a food processor. Ideally, they should be a fine-ish powder.
If you don’t have either of those, you can put Oreos in a plastic bag and beat the hell out of them with a rolling pin. They won’t get quite as fine but you really just need to break them up into small-ish pieces.
Christina Tossi of Milk Bar is ridonkulous. She’s super creative and is an absolute genius. So I decided to create my take on her cookie in a cookie ball.
Instead of creating a ball that you might eat like a truffle, I decided to make it a little bit larger (I LOVE me some sweets) and serve it with dippers like you might with a cheese ball.
How to make Kitchen Sink Oreo Cookie Balls
Scroll down to the end of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and more detailed instructions.
- cream cheese, room temperature
- instant coffee
- toffee bits
- baking chocolate
Word to your mother.
Then all of that creamy, crunchy, flavorful goodness is rolled in chocolate pieces made from a bar of baking chocolate. It’s the perfect finishing touch.
Add everything to your stand mixer and mix it all up.
As long as the cream cheese is nice and soft at room temperature it should be super easy to mix everything well.
Roll them up.
I kept them in the traditional Oreo Cookie Balls size but since I am serving these as mini cheese balls with dippers, I probably could have made them a little bit larger.
There really is no wrong size for a cookies and cream cookie ball.
Roughly chop some semi sweet baking chocolate. Roll each ball in the chocolate.
I prefer to finish the OREO Cookie Balls this way instead of in melted chocolate. It looks nicer, in my opinion and gives them a little more texture.
Try your best to not throw cleanliness to the wind and put your face in the bowl of chocolate. You know you want to.
Don’t worry, there will be some leftover.
I don’t see the harm in adding a little bit of milk to the bowl and eating it like cereal…Mmmmmmmmm.
You know how when there is a cheese ball at a party? And there is that one person just going at it, double dipping with their chips and grossing up the joint?
You totally don’t have that with these Kitchen Sink OREO Cookie Balls.
Do Oreo Cookie Balls need to be refrigerated
Yes. Oreo Cookie Balls need to be refrigerated because of the cream cheese used.
How do I store Oreo Cookie Balls
Store Oreo cookie balls tightly wrapped so they’re air-tight in the refrigerator.
How long do Oreo Cookie Balls last
Oreo Cookie Balls will last 1-2 weeks, if tightly wrapped. You can also freeze them for up to a month in an air-tight container.
These are sized to have each guest take one on their own plate to enjoy. But don’t judge them if they take more than one. They are that good.
Now let’s talk for a second about how you eat this. I’m a big big fan of sweet and salty. So it really just makes sense to eat these with pretzels, potato chips and graham cracker sticks.
Am I right?
You guys, the chips are my favorite with this dessert dip. It’s good. Real good.
These would be perfect for just about any type of gathering. It is up to you if you want to leave out the instant coffee if you are going to share these with your kids. They may never sleep again.
These will probably be attending any holiday function I get invited to. And they will also be keeping me company on New Year’s Eve with a glass of champagne.
These are super easy to transport to a holiday potluck. Or to pack in your lunch to take to work. Or even put in your pocket and eat in line at the bank…
I had a really great time creating these OREO cookie balls and am pleased to share them with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
*P.S. Imma keep it really real. I’m not one of those bloggers that works on holiday posts in July.
If I’m being honest, I don’t even know where my holiday decorations are in the garage.
While these pictures may not look very holiday, trust me that theses OREO cookie balls will fit in with whatever blue and silver, red and green or black and gold decor you may have in your house.
More dessert recipes to check out
- These delicious Dessert Dips are perfect for a crowd and totally easy.
- Frozen Peanut Butter Pie is quick and easy!
- This Chocolate Caramel Dump Cake Recipe is decadent and a dessert my kids ask for. A lot.
Make your own Cookie Balls
Printable recipe card
- 1 pkg., 8 oz. brick cream cheese, softened
- 36 OREO cookies, finely crushed (one whole package - about 3 cups)
- 2 TBSP instant coffee granules
- 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/2 cup toffee bits, or more if you love them as much as I do
- 1 pkg., 4 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate (You will only need 4 squares - about half the bar) rough chopped
- Pretzel Rods
- Potato Chips
- Graham Cracker Sticks
- Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended.
- Add in instant coffee, pecans and toffee bits and mix.
- Shape into approx. 8 (3-inch) balls.
- Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm up.
- Place rough chopped chocolate in a bowl and roll the cookie balls in chocolate to coat.
- Refrigerate until party time, but bring to almost room temperature before eating.
- Serve Kitchen Sink OREO Cookie Balls with dippers noted above.
The best part of these Kitchen Sink OREO Cookie Balls is that you can change up the flavors however you want.
Don't want to serve these as dessert mini cheese balls with dippers? You can add crushed chips or pretzel pieces right in the cookie ball!
Serving Size12 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 320Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 29mgSodium 236mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 1gSugar 21gProtein 3g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.
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If you’re a fan of Oreos, you’ll go crazy for these Kitchen Sink Oreo Cookie Balls