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OREO Cookie Balls

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Oreo Cookie Balls are an easy no-bake treat made with crushed Oreo sandwich cookies, cream cheese, and dipped into melted chocolate. These “Football” shaped cookie balls are the perfect treat to serve on game day, and you can be decorated with your team’s colors or chocolate brown!

Six OREO cookie balls shaped footballs on a rectangle serving platter.

Things are heating up in the world of football, all leading up to the “Big Game”. I have no personal preference when it comes to football teams, so I just chose random colors.

My kitchen and blog colors are green and blue, so that was an obvious choice. The second half are decorated in a patriotic, red, white and blue color scheme. Any color combination can be achieved, just pick your favorite team colors!

Looking down on three team colored cookie footballs on a game day paper plate.

These tasty treats are the easiest game day dessert to make!

What you will need

You will only need three ingredients: OREO cookies, cream cheese, chocolate. So simple. Use white chocolate and color with food gel coloring, or use semi-sweet chocolate to look like traditional footballs.

Be sure to check out the detailed printable recipe card below

In a large bowl, beat softened cream cheese until creamy.

Whipped cream cheese in a large mixing bowl.

Non-dairy cream cheese is stiffer than regular cream cheese, that’s why we need to beat it to get it smooth.

Crush 36 OREO® cookies {I used mint flavored}.

Crushed OREO cookies in a food processor bowl.

Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.

Cream cheese and crushed cookies mixed together in a large mixing bowl.

I used a small cookie scoop to make 36 cookie balls (the official recipe is 48 (1-inch) balls), that I shaped into footballs using my hands.

Twelve cookie shaped footballs on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Place on a parchment (or waxed paper) lined baking sheet and freeze for 10 minutes.

To decorate your footballs

Melt white chocolate in separate bowls based on how many colors you are using.

I used 5 oz. for blue, 4 oz. for green, 4 oz. for red, and 3 oz. of white {to decorate}.

Add your food coloring and mix together.

If chocolate is too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of shortening to thin.

Using a fork, dip each cookie ball into melted chocolate.

A cookie football on a fork dipped into a small bowl of blue chocolate.

My favorite design is the half and half. I dipped half of the cookie ball into the blue colored chocolate, then allowed it to set before dipping the other half into the green or red colored chocolate.

Three football shaped cookie balls decorated in team colors sitting on a plate with package of OREO cookies in the background.

Once the colors are set, melt the white chocolate and pour into a zipper-top plastic bag. Snip the corner of the bag with scissors and insert a #1 writing tip.

Melted white chocolate in a small glass ramekin.

Decorate the top of each football with white chocolate stripes to resemble the laces on a football. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm…..and then eat!!

One blue football shaped cookie ball on a game day paper plate with a second cookie football bitten in half leaning against it.
Do cookie balls need to be refrigerated?

Cookie balls made with cream cheese should be stored in the refrigerator to keep the dairy from spoiling, and they taste better when cold. Store for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or 2 months in the freezer.

How do you crush OREOs without a food processor?

The next best option is to use a blender, but you can also place them into a zipper-top freezer bag and freeze them until hardened. Once frozen, smash and roll the cookies inside the bag with a rolling pin until completely crushed.

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Six OREO cookie balls shaped footballs recipe on a rectangle serving platter.

OREO Cookie Footballs

Learn how to make these easy and delicious OREO Cookie Balls shaped like footballs and coated in chocolate to match your favorite team colors.
5 from 2 votes
Print Rate
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate sandwich cookies, football, game day recipe
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 48 Servings
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce package cream cheese* softened
  • 36 OREO cookies the whole cookie, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
  • 16 ounces chocolate** melted

OPTIONAL

  • shortening to thin chocolate
  • oil based food colors in team colors

Instructions

  • Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs together in a large mixing bowl until well blended.
  • Shape 36 cookie balls into football shapes with your hands. Place on a parchment (or waxed paper) lined baking sheet and freeze for 10 minutes.
  • Melt white chocolate in separate bowls based on how many colors you are using. I used 5 oz. for blue, 4 oz. for green, 4 oz. for red, and 3 oz. of white {to decorate}. Add your food coloring and mix together. If chocolate is too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of shortening to thin.
  • Using a fork, dip each cookie ball into the melted chocolate; place in single layer on waxed-paper lined pan.

For Half & Half Footballs

  • Dip half of the cookie ball into the blue colored chocolate, then allowed it to set before dipping the other half into the green or red colored chocolate. (or your team's colors)
  • Once the colors are set, melt the white chocolate and pour into a zipper-top plastic bag. Snip the corner of the bag with scissors and insert a #1 writing tip. Decorate the top of each football with white chocolate stripes to resemble the laces on a football.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Notes

  • *An 8 ounce tub of non-dairy cream cheese can be substituted for regular cream cheese if needed.
  • I used mint flavored OREO® cookies but any flavor will work.
  • **16 ounces of non-dairy or regular white chocolate.
  • Use semi-sweet chocolate for brown footballs. Decorate with melted white chocolate.
  • The original recipe will make 48 (1-inch) balls. 

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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20 Comments

  1. LOL!!! You are so funny!!! 😀 Mint Oreos are one of my favorites …. ah, who am I kidding, I love ’em all! This would be fun to serve for the Big Game in a few weeks!!

  2. You are too funny with the green! I was surprised when I used the birthday cake edition of the oreos, that the colors stayed. (And I wanted them to disappear! Thank goodness for editing software.)
    You are a pro with these cake balls!

  3. These football-shaped OREO Cookie Balls are fantastic! I love how clean they look, even though you swear they would have been better had it not been for that pesky blizzard. 🙂 You did a great job. 🙂 #client

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