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Grinch Oreo Balls

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Grinch Oreo Balls are an easy-to-make, no-bake festive treat made with simple ingredients and perfect for holiday parties! These Oreo cookie balls are a fun and delicious sweet treat that the whole family will enjoy!

Check out these Grinch Recipes for even more delicious sweet treats and ideas for the holidays!

Thirteen green chocolate covered cookie balls with red candy hearts on a plate.

Watching the Grinch Who Stole Christmas is a Christmas tradition in our family, and these delicious Grinch truffles are the perfect addition to your movie night menu.

If you love the Grinch as much as we do, you also need to try Grinch Popcorn, Grinch Marshmallow Popcorn Balls, Grinch Puppy Chow, and Grinch Hot Chocolate!

What you will need

Ingredients needed to make Grinch OREO cookie balls.
  • 36 whole, crushed OREO cookies, about 3 cups total. I used Golden Oreos so I could mix in holiday sprinkles, but any flavor will work. Mint Oreos are delicious as well.
  • Softened cream cheese combines with the cookie crumbs to create perfect little balls of holiday cheer.
  • Vibrant Green candy melts, or almond bark colored with green gel coloring creates the perfect Grinchy colored coating.
  • Coconut oil (not shown above) to help thin the chocolate. Do not use too much or your chocolate will not set correctly.
  • No Grinch treat would be complete without red candy hearts.
  • You will also need a food processor, large mixing bowl, silicone spatula, small cookie scoop, baking sheet, and wax paper.

Be sure to check out the detailed printable recipe card below

Eighteen green chocolate covered oreo balls topped with red candy hearts on a plate surrounded by ball garland and holiday sprinkles.

How to make Oreo Truffles with cream cheese

Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or wax paper. Set aside.

Add the Oreo cookies to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until they resemble course sand.

Golden Oreo cookie crumbs in a food processor.

Pour into a large mixing bowl and add the cream cheese. Mix together until well blended.

a block of cream cheese sitting on top of crushed cookie crumbs in a large bowl.

Mix together in a large mixing bowl until well blended. Stir in the sprinkles until combined.

Holiday sprinkles mixed into the cookie mixture in a large bowl.

Divide the mixture into 36, 1 tablespoon sized balls and roll until smooth and place on prepared baking sheet.

Thirty-five rolled cookie balls on a silicone lined baking sheet.

Place in the freezer for 10 minutes or in the refrigerator until chilled and firm to the touch.

Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until melted and smooth. Stir in the coconut oil until melted and thoroughly mixed.

A bowl of melted green chocolate.

Using a large fork, dip each cookie ball into the melted chocolate, covering the entire surface.

A raw oreo cookie ball in the center of a bowl of melted green chocolate.

Gently tap the fork against the edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.

A fork holding a cookie ball coated with melted green chocolate.

Place in a single layer on a waxed-paper lined baking sheet and top with a red candy heart. Refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes to harden.

Looking down on eighteen green cookie balls on a plate surrounded by sprinkles and garland.

Recipe Tips

  • If you do not have a food processor, place cookies in a zipper-top bag and crush with a rolling pin. They will not come out as smooth, but it will still work.
  • For added texture, drizzle melted chocolate over the top of each truffle before adding the candy heart. This can be done with a piping bag or a small spoon.
  • Feel free to substitute dairy-free cream cheese if needed.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of mint extract if desired.
  • For a more traditional, non-Grinch Christmas truffle, sprinkle with holiday sprinkles instead of the red heart.
A plate filled with green chocolate coated oreo balls decorated with red candy hearts and one cut in half to show the inside.

Recipe FAQs

How do you store Oreo truffles?

Because they are made with cream cheese, Oreo cookie balls need to be placed in an air-tight container(s) in a single layer, and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Remove from the refrigerator and allow them to sit out for a few minutes before serving.

Can you freeze Oreo balls?

Yes they can! Place cookie balls on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden. Remove from freezer and place in a zipper topped freezer bag with the air squeezed out, or a freezer-safe container. Store in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to serve, allow the cookie balls to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.

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Thirteen green chocolate covered cookie balls with red candy hearts on a plate.

Grinch Oreo Balls

Grinch Oreo Balls are an easy-to-make, no-bake festive treat recipe made with simple ingredients and perfect for holiday parties!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oreo cookie truffles
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Chilling Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 36 Golden OREO cookies finely crushed, about 3 cups
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons holiday sprinkles optional
  • 16 ounces green or white chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or shortening as needed to thin the chocolate
  • 36 red candy hearts

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or wax paper. Set aside.
  • Add the Oreo cookies to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until they resemble course sand.
  • Pour into a large mixing bowl and add the cream cheese. Mix together until well blended. Stir in the sprinkles until combined.
  • Divide the mixture into 36, 1-tablespoon sized balls and roll until smooth and place on prepared baking sheet. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes or in the refrigerator until chilled and firm to the touch.
  • Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until melted and smooth. Stir in the coconut oil until melted and thoroughly mixed.
  • Using a large fork, dip each cookie ball into the melted chocolate, covering the entire surface. Gently tap the fork against the edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.
  • Place in a single layer on a waxed-paper lined baking sheet and top with a red candy heart. Refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes to harden.

Notes

  • If you do not have a food processor, place cookies in a zipper-top bag and crush with a rolling pin. They will not come out as smooth, but it will still work.
  • Do not use Doublestuf Oreos. Use any flavor of “regular” Oreos that you like.
  • For added texture, drizzle melted chocolate over the top of each truffle before adding the candy heart. This can be done with a piping bag or a small spoon.
  • Feel free to substitute dairy-free cream cheese if needed.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of mint extract f.
  • For a more traditional, non-Grinch Christmas truffle, sprinkle with holiday sprinkles instead of the red heart.
How do you store Oreo truffles?
Because they are made with cream cheese, Oreo cookie balls need to be placed in an air-tight container(s) in a single layer, and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Remove from the refrigerator and allow them to sit out for a few minutes before serving.
Can you freeze Oreo balls?
Yes they can! Place cookie balls on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden. Remove from freezer and place in a zipper topped freezer bag with the air squeezed out, or a freezer-safe container. Store in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to serve, allow the cookie balls to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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