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Christmas Oreo Balls (Candy Cane)

These Christmas Oreo balls are SO easy to make, with a delicious cream cheese and chocolate center. They are perfect for holiday cookie exchanges! They’re also very easy to customize with colors and flavors.

oreo christmas balls

Get ready to deck your holiday dessert table with something truly magical – Christmas Oreo balls!

I’m taking the beloved Oreo cookie, dressing it up in festive flavors, and transforming it into the star of your Christmas spread.

Think of it as giving the classic cookie a holiday makeover – one that Santa himself would approve of!

This is a recipe that’s as fun and easy as shaking a snow globe. Imagine taking a basic Oreo, crushing it to oblivion, and mixing it with just enough cream cheese to create a velvety, mouth-watering truffle mixture.

But wait, it gets better. These heavenly balls are then dipped in chocolate and adorned with all the festive crushed candy cane your heart desires.

It’s like every Oreo’s dream of becoming a Christmas ornament came true! An ornament you can pop into your mouth and eat 😮

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Get the kids involved, have a blast rolling and dipping, and watch as these Oreo balls become a new holiday tradition in your home.

You can serve them at a Christmas party, or you can bring them to a cookie exchange. They’re very versatile.

They’re the perfect combination of crunchy, creamy, and chocolatey, all wrapped up in a little ball of festive joy.

Scroll down for a recipe that’s about to bring some serious cookie cheer to your holiday festivities.

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They’re the perfect bite-sized way to bring some much needed joy. Let’s create some delicious memories, one Oreo ball at a time! Here’s what you’re going to need:


  • 36 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 10 oz bag dark chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco or vegetable oil
  • Crushed candy canes for garnishing

Tips and Thoughts for This Recipe

For different flavors, substitute the peppermint extract for another favorite. If you just don’t want peppermint flavoring, sub with vanilla.

If you’ve never used a cookie scoop, it’s amazing for making uniform sized balls. I highly recommend it.

If you don’t have a food processor, I recommend using a ziploc bag and rolling pin (or other heavy object) to break up the Oreos. Put them in the bag and smash!

Because they include dairy (cream cheese), don’t leave them on the counter. Store them in the fridge in an airtight container.

oreo truffles recipe christmas

These balls can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. You can also freeze them for up to two months.

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Get the printable recipe for these Christmas truffles below:

Yield: 20 truffles

Christmas Oreo Balls

oreo truffles recipe christmas

Perfect for holiday treats, these Oreo xmas balls are easy to make and irresistibly delicious. You can make them same day for the holidays.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes


  • 36 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 10 ounce dark chocolate melting wafers (1 bag)
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco or vegetable oil
  • Crushed candy canes for garnishing


  1. Prepare a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.Spreading-parchment-on-a-cookie-sheet
  2. Using the food processor, finely crush the Oreos.Crushed mocha oreos in a food processor
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine crushed cookies, peppermint extract, vanilla, and cream cheese. Blend using an electric hand mixer for 2-3 minutes or until well blended and smooth. This mixture should be dough-like.mixing crushed oreos with cream cheese and extracts
  4. Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop cookie mixture and release into your hands. Roll into a small ball using the palms of your hands before placing it back on the baking sheet. Repeat until the dough is gone or baking sheet is filled (I like to fit 12-15 balls on a 11x17 inch sheet).Chocolate balls being placed on a cookie sheet with a cookie scoop
  5. Place each truffle ball on the sheet of parchment paper and place inside the refrigerator for 1.5 hours to chill.Cookie sheet of chocolate balls ready to go into the freezer
  6. About 5-10 minutes before the chilling time is complete, begin to prepare your melting chocolate. Add wafers to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Add Crisco and stir. Continue heating in 30 second bursts, stirring in between, until fully melted and silky smooth.Melted melting chocolate in a clear glass bowl
  7. Using two forks or dipping tools, dip each truffle ball into the melted chocolate, covering it completely. Roll the ball, working it into the chocolate to cover it completely.dipping the balls into melted melting chocolate and placing on the cookie sheet
  8. Place the chocolate covered ball back on the baking sheet and immediately top with crushed candy canes.Sprinkled broken up peppermint bits on top of the truffles
  9. Allow Oreo balls to chill for 30 minutes before serving.Chill the balls on the cookie sheet before serving

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 truffle

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

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If you enjoyed these Oreo xmas balls, I’d love for you to let me know in the comments. I’d also love for you to check out these other Oreo and holiday posts:

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