Snowman OREO Cookie Balls

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Snowman OREO Cookie Balls



I’ll never forget the first time I tried an OREO cookie ball. It was in my Interpersonal Communications class at BYU-Idaho and one of the students doing a group presentation handed out individual baggies of these heavenly little cookie balls to the entire class. And my life was changed forever!

My biggest regret that semester was not getting the recipe to those amazing little OREO Cookie Balls. Then the following Christmas, my dear cousin brought an entire container full of them to the family Christmas party. I could have cried! It’s safe to say that I had more than my fair share of OREO Cookie Balls that night. I immediately snagged the super easy recipe from her (as did everybody else) and have been making them ever since.

My kids love helping me make OREO Cookie Balls and were thrilled when I told them we were going to make some into snowmen. We’ll be putting them on our neighbor treat plates this year and couldn’t wait to make a batch!

You only need three ingredients for OREO Cookie Balls. That’s it! And you can make so many different flavors with all the different OREO options out there. My favorite are the mint OREOs. Walmart was a popular place for OREOs that night! I had to wait for a crowd to move before I snapped this picture. And I was scared I wouldn’t get a package of the mint! Only three left. Phew!

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Besides the three ingredients needed to make the actual cookie balls, we need little extras for our snowmen. I bought OREO Mini and chocolate covered caramel candies for the hats, black decorating gel for the eyes and mouth, and I added orange food coloring to some canned vanilla frosting for the noses. Place the orange frosting in a plastic baggy and snip a tiny piece off one of the corners to squeeze out the frosting.

Snowman OREO Cookie Balls

Once you’ve got the OREO Cookie Balls put together, add two dots for the eyes and five for the smile with the black decorating gel. Then use the baggy of orange frosting to squeeze out a little nose. After that you can use leftover vanilla frosting to glue half a piece of OREO Mini to the bottom of a chocolate covered caramel candy to make the hat. Glue the hat onto the cookie ball using more frosting.

Snowman OREO Cookie Balls

You want to know the beautiful thing about these Snowman OREO Cookie Balls? You can’t mess them up. If you have any OREO Cookie Balls that don’t turn out quite as pretty, just turn them into melted snowmen! Too fun!

Snowman OREO Cookie Balls

Snowman OREO Cookie Balls

Yield: about 40

Ingredients

    OFFICIAL OREO COOKIE BALL RECIPE:
  • 1 (8 oz) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 36 OREO cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
  • 4 pkg. (4 oz each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • Substitute semi-sweet baking chocolate with six squares of almond bark.
  • 1 (3.5 oz) container OREO mini
  • 1 tube black decorating gel
  • vanilla frosting
  • orange food coloring
  • mini sized chocolate covered caramel candies

Instructions

    MAKE THE OREO COOKIE BALLS:
  1. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  2. Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
  3. Customize it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills.
  4. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  5. Share and enjoy!
  6. OPTIONAL SNOWMAN DECORATION:
  7. While cookie balls are in the refrigerator, prepare other ingredients to decorate like snowmen. Add orange food coloring to vanilla frosting to make the noses and place in a plastic baggy. Snip a tiny piece off the corner so only a little comes out when squeezing. Separate the OREO minis and remove chocolate caramel candies from packaging.
  8. Decorate cookie balls to look like snowmen. Use the black decorating gel to make eyes and mouth. Add a nose using orange frosting. Using extra vanilla frosting, glue a chocolate covered caramel candy to half an OREO mini to make the hats. Glue onto snowmen with vanilla frosting.
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Our neighbors are going to love these Snowman OREO Cookie Balls! If you love OREO Cookie Balls as much as I do, be sure to join theΒ #OREOCookieBall Pinterest party taking place on Saturday, December 6 at 12pm ET. It’s going to be a blast!

Comments

  1. Tania S. says

    Such cute little snowmen. My daughter (she is 15) and I love to bake and try new recipes. We will have to try making these snowman oreo cookie balls.

  2. laura hillegass weist says

    The Coach purse you are giving away is so beautiful!! I think I am going to make these snowmen, they are too cute!!

  3. says

    THANKS FOR THE IDEA Ailli LOVE THEM MY KIDS WILL TOO I’M SURE THEY ARE SO CUT YOU ALOMST DON’T WANT TO EAT THEM BUT WE WILL OH YES WE WILL THEY SOUND INCREADABLE BLESSED BE & HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON Ailli

    • Allison Miller says

      Tanya, great question! It hardens a tiny bit, but still smears. I tried to bag some up and the black smeared all over their little faces. I’ll make sure I add that to the recipe so others know. Thanks for the question!!

  4. says

    First off these look delish!!! But you know with a little yellow food coloring they could be smiley faces that we see everywhere, too. I was thinking maybe for Halloween they could be ghosts, too! If there’s a person who can’t have chocolate we could also put a giant marshmallow on top, then a mini-marshmallow on top of that one & have a 3-tiered snowman though I’m not sure how that would work until I tried it – sounds like a yummy experiment πŸ˜‰

  5. Ann says

    The snowman are white, do you use white chocolate? sorry for the dumb ? But didn’t see it anywhere, other than the almond bark!

    • Alli says

      Hi Ann! Almond bark is a lot like white chocolate but it is more of a pure white color. It also doesn’t harden up like white chocolate if it gets too hot. I like using it a lot more than white chocolate for these snowmen.

  6. says

    OMGosh. LOVE. Especially those poor melted Frosty guys, lol. What fun πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing this fabulous and easy recipe. I stumbled upon you and am getting lost AND hungry in all the foodie madness here πŸ™‚

  7. Jennifer Heintz says

    I have never had a smowman oreo cookie ball. But, I am a lover of OREO’s!! I am going to try to make them with my grandkids, and who cares if they come out melted.

    • Allison Miller says

      Awesome, Jennifer! And the melted ones ended up being the cutest anyway so it totally works out to mess them up. haha

  8. Diana Scholz says

    I am obsessed, my son would get a kick out of this. Hopefully it doesn’t end up being one of those ‘nailed it’ attempts because yours look perfect!

    • Allison Miller says

      Thanks, Diana! You’re sweet. These were a lot easier to do than I thought they would be. And it helped that I could make the mess ups just look like they’re melting! haha

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