For an easy Valentine’s Day treat, try these no-bake Valentine Oreo balls that only require 4 ingredients. This delicious dessert (who doesn’t love Oreos?) looks so pretty with a pink candy melt coating and sprinkles.
Looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day dessert?
These easy no-bake Oreo balls will do the trick!
These little treats (that some people call truffles) are perfect for chocolate and cookie lovers alike, and they’re sure to please your sweetheart.
Plus, this no-bake dessert is so simple to make that even novice cooks can wow their loved ones with it.
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Here is your shopping list:
- cream cheese – 1 8-ounce package
- Oreo cookies – you’ll need 36 of them.
- pink melting candies
- sprinkles – I used this red, pink and white mixture*.
- You can use white chocolate or regular chocolate chips instead of the melting candies if you prefer.
How to make Valentine Oreo Balls
This recipe makes about 48 Oreo balls, depending on how big you make them.
1 | Prep work
Take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator a couple of hours in advance to make it easier to mix.
Cover 2 baking sheets with a piece of parchment paper. Waxed paper will also work.
We’ll use one cookie sheet for the Oreo balls before they’ve been coated with candy, and one for after they’ve been coated. This isn’t absolutely necessary, but I find it easier to work this way.
2 | Mix the batter
Crush the Oreo cookies.
To do this, you can put them in a ziploc bag and break them up with either a rolling pin or a meat tenderizer.
You can also put them in a food processor and pulse until they are crushed. (If you do this, keep them in there since you can also use the food processor to mix them).
3 | Make the balls
Combine the cream cheese and Oreos until well mixed. You can do this in a mixer or a food processor.
Use a round tablespoon or very small ice cream scoop to take about 1 Tablespoon of the mixture out of the bowl.
Roll it into a 1-inch ball and put it on the parchment-covered cookie sheet.
Repeat until all of the batter has been made into balls. You should get about 48 of them.
Put the baking sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes or in the refrigerator for about an hour.
4 | Melt the candy
Melt the candy melts in the microwave or over a double boiler.
To melt in the microwave
- Pour the candy melts into a microwaveable bowl.
- Cook for 30 seconds at 50% power.
- Take the bowl out and stir the candy.
- Repeat for as many 30 second intervals as necessary for the chocolate to melt.
Don’t get in a hurry and try to go longer than 30 seconds since you will likely end up burning them.
To melt in a double-boiler
- Pour about an inch of water into the bottom of the double boiler
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Turn the heat down so the water is simmering, but not boiling.
- Add the candy melts to the top of the double boiler and stir until melted.
- Remove from the heat.
Be very careful not to get any water in the melted candy since it can cause problems with the dipping process.
5 | Dip the Oreo balls
Now it’s time to start dipping the Oreo balls into the candy.
First, use a spoon to place one of the balls into the melted candy.
If it isn’t completely covered, scoop some of the melted candy over the top of it.
Then you’ll need to move the ball on to the second parchment-covered baking sheet.
To do this, insert a toothpick into the top of the ball.
You can try to move it with the toothpick by itself but they tend to fall off before they get to their destination.
So I put a fork under the Oreo ball to help carry it over. A fork works better than a spoon because it lets the excess melted candy run off.
Once it is on the cookie sheet, remove the toothpick.
Then immediately cover the top of the ball with sprinkles while the candy coating is still wet.
Repeat with the rest of the balls. If the candy starts to harden, you can melt it in the microwave using the same process as above.
Let the coating dry and your Valentine’s Day Oreo balls are ready to eat!
How to store Oreo balls
Since these are made with cream cheese, they need to be refrigerated.
Store them in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Let them warm to room temperature before serving.
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Easy No-Bake Valentine Oreo Balls
- parchment paper or waxed paper
- 2 baking sheets
- ziploc bag
- meat tenderizer or rolling pin
- mixer and mixing bowl or food processor
- 8 oz package cream cheese softened
- 36 chocolate sandwich cookies such as Oreos
- 12 oz light pink candy melts
- Valentine’s sprinkles
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Crush the cookies into crumbs, using a bag and meat tenderizer or rolling pin, or a food processor.
- Mix the cream cheese and crushed cookies with an electric mixer or food processor until completely combined.
- Form the mixture into one inch balls, then set on a baking sheet about 1 inch part.
- Freeze for 10 minutes.
- Melt candy in the microwave or over a double boiler.
- Remove balls from the freezer.
- Dip into melted candy and place on the second baking sheet.
- Top with sprinkles while the melted candy is still wet.
- Candy melts go from not melted to burnt very fast in the microwave. To prevent this, cook them for 30 seconds at 50% heat. Stir. Then repeat as many times as necessary until they are melted.
- Since these Oreo balls have cream cheese in them, they need to be stored in the refrigerator (for up to a week) or freezer (for up to a month). Bring to room temperature before serving.
- To make the process easier, you may want to use two parchment-covered baking sheets. One for the balls before they are coated with candy and one to put them on after they are coated with candy.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
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This post was originally published on February 8, 2022 but was updated with new content on February 20, 2023.