Christmas treats that are no bake and made with only a handful of ingredients, these Christmas Golden Oreo Balls are the best simple treat. Coated in rich white chocolate and sprinkles, this recipe is going to be a new holiday tradition!
This recipe was originally published December 2018 and updated to include new photos and process photos November 2020.
Doesn't the song say everyone wishes for Silver and Gold??? Oh yes indeed it does. So therefore, a Golden treat is found in these Christmas Golden Oreo Balls.
Sure you can honestly use any other Oreo flavor but if you want a truffle that legit tastes like a sugar cookie, then look no further.
Golden Oreos are my FAVORITE.
One bite into these white chocolate dipped, cream cheese cookie goodness will have you dreaming of jingle bells and mistletoe and have you right in the Christmas spirit.
But even more, you will NOT be a scrooge one bit because they were so so sooo easy to make. That certainly is a win all-around! I would say these Christmas Oreo Truffles are sounding better and better by the minute.
What you will need:
5 ingredients? Yes please! That is ALL you need!
- Golden Oreos (any flavor will work technically.)
- cream cheese
- vanilla--there are a lot of Oreo Truffles out there. The vanilla is the secret to making these stand out. Don't skip it!
- Candy coating/candy melts
- Holiday sprinkles
How to make these:
- Place cookies into a food processor and process until broken down into small crumbs. It is ok if you still have a few chunks here and there but for the most part, you want them ground up. If you don't have a food processor, you can put them in a large plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. (steps 1 and 2)
- Transfer Oreo cookie crumbs to a medium mixing bowl. Add in softened cream cheese and vanilla. As you can see, my cream cheese was very soft. I actually put it in the microwave for about 15 seconds or so to get it that way for easier mixing. I also scoop it onto the cookies in spoonfuls to break it up a bit. This also helps with mixing. (steps 3 and 4)
- Mix cookie crumbs, cream cheese and vanilla until cream cheese is fully incorporated. You can use a spoon, or you can get your hands good and clean and knead the mixture to get everything combined. This is what I do most often. Perhaps a pair of gloves will help too! (step 5)
- Roll the mixture into bite sized balls. I manage to get 24 of these most of the time. The size of my truffle balls are about an inch and half in diameter. You can make yours smaller if that seems to big, but you may need more white chocolate to coat in the end. (step 6)
- I advise freezing the balls for at least 15 minutes here is possible. Sometimes I pop them in the freezer overnight even so they are super hard when it's time to coat them. (step 6)
- When you are ready to coat your truffles, melt the white chocolate chips in the way you prefer. You can use a double boiler method or microwave them in 25 second increments. Stir in between and make sure you do NOT over heat the chocolate. (steps 7 and 8)
- Coat the Christmas Oreo Balls. I use two forks and dip a truffle into the melted chocolate. Using the two forks, roll the ball around, and then let excess chocolate drip off before placing on parchment paper or another surface. Use one of the forks to help push it nicely onto the surface. (steps 9 and 10)
- You may want to have several forks to switch out here as well.
- Add some sprinkles on top and allow chocolate to dry before serving.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Notes and Tips:
- While I suggest the golden Oreos, any sandwich cookie similar to an Oreo should do the trick. I know that Oreos have a lot of flavors out there these days so feel free to play around!
- Candy melts and/or melting chocolate will work best for sure. If you use white chocolate chips, you can stir in about ½ - 1 teaspoon vegetable oil to thin it out a touch.
- These can easily be made for any holiday: Valentine's Day? Red and pink sprinkles for the win! Easter gathering? Pastel sprinkles. Change the color of the sprinkles to literally make these work for any special occasion!
- I love to use the double boiler method when melting chocolate but a microwave can be great as well. Definitely go with your favorite method.
- While the recipe says to stir in the cream cheese, I have used the food processor to mix it in with very little issue. You just have to really break up the cream cheese into pieces and make sure it't somewhat soft.
- These make amazing Christmas gifts! Package them up and treat someone on your list!
Looking for more simple holiday treats? Check these out!
- Nutella Stuffed Ritz Cracker Cookies with Peppermint White Chocolate
- Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Stuffed Crescent Wreath
- Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzel Bark
- Dark Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow
- Individual Cranberry Orange Crisps
- Maple Vanilla Spiced Pecans Recipe
- Peppermint Chip Cookies
- Nutella Crumble Bars
And so many more holiday recipes here!
Christmas Golden Oreo Truffles
- In a food processor, add oreos and process until fine crumbs.
- Transfer to a bowl and add cream cheese (broken up into small pieces) and vanilla. I am going to say use a spoon to combine well but what I really mean is use your hands, hands work best here. Just make sure they are washed.
- Roll into small, bite sized balls. (pop a few while you are at it, these are soooo good!) For best results, freeze for about 10-15 minutes.
- Melt white chocolate using either double boiler method or package instructions. Roll each truffle in chocolate to coat evenly and place on parchment paper. Sprinkle with desired color of sprinkles.
- Repeat with remaining balls and allow to cool and dry before eating--or don't, I certainly couldn't wait! Store in the fridge for up to one week.