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Acorn Oreo Balls

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Acorn Oreo Balls are a fun fall tradition! These decadent treats are also known as Oreo truffles or Oreo cookie balls. You’ll love how simple they are to make. This must-serve dessert will be a highlight at your next holiday gathering with family and friends. Assemble this easy no-bake recipe in 4 simple steps!

Oreo Balls in the shape of acorns.

INGREDIENTS FOR ACORN OREO BALLS

Below are the ingredients to make fun, festive, Oreo cookie balls. This year I switched things up by using Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Oreo cookies, but you can use any sandwich cookie in your favorite flavor!

  • Brick of cream cheese, softened
  • Oreo cookies, any flavor
  • Bars of semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • Peanuts, crushed
  • Mini pretzels, curved edges snapped off for stems

MORE FALL RECIPES TO MAKE ASAP: Delicious BAKED APPLE CIDER DONUTS are a family favorite! Try Grandma’s GLAZED PUMPKIN HAND PIES. These PUMPKIN MUFFINS are perfect for breakfast.

All the ingredients for making Acorn Oreo Balls laid out on a white counter.

OREO BALLS RECIPE

A little prep work will make this easy recipe move along quickly!

RECIPE PREP: Crush the peanuts in a food processor. A simple mortar and pestle will also get the job done! Set the nuts aside. Snap off rounded pieces of mini pretzels. These will be used as the acorn stems. Line two baking sheets with waxed paper.

Salted peanuts being crushed with a wooden mortar and white-marble pestle.

HOW TO MAKE OREO TRUFFLES

Follow these easy step-by-step instructions for making Oreo cookie balls in the shape of acorns!

STEP 1: Place the cookies in a zip-top bag. Squeeze out the air. Finely crush them with a kitchen mallet or the back of a small pot. In a medium bowl, mix the cookie crumbs and cream cheese until blended. To get the job done quickly, use a stand mixer with the flat paddle attachment.

A glass mixing bowl with cookie crumbs plus cream cheese.

STEP 2: Shape the mixture into 48 (1-inch) oblong cookie balls. To divide the batter equally, use a small cookie scoop. As you make the Oreo truffles, place them on a lined cookie sheet. Put the tray in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

Oreo truffles shaped like acorns on a wax paper-lined baking tray.

STEP 3: Melt baking chocolate in the microwave according to package directions. Dip the acorn Oreo balls into the chocolate, coating all sides. Dip one end of each cookie ball into the crushed peanuts. Gently insert a short pretzel piece into the top. Place the Acorn Oreo balls on a lined baking tray.

STEP 4: Freeze for 30 minutes (or refrigerate for one hour) to solidify the chocolate. The cookie balls are ready to serve once they’re completely firm.

Acorn Oreo cookie balls on a tray next to melted chocolate, chopped peanuts, and mini pretzels.

HOW TO SERVE ACORN OREO BALLS

Transfer the cookie balls to a rustic cake stand or serving tray. Elevate the presentation of this dessert by surrounding it with a few simple pieces of fall decor. If readily available in your neighborhood, use real leaves and acorns!

Metal cake stand filled with acorn-shaped Oreo balls.

HELPFUL TIPS FOR OREO TRUFFLES

Making a batch of Acorn Oreo balls and storing them is easy with these helpful recipe tips!

  • KEEP THINGS COLD: Work in small batches. Once you form the cookie balls, keep the majority of them refrigerated (or in the freezer) until you’re ready to dip them into the melted chocolate.
  • WHAT KIND OF CHOCOLATE FOR CANDY COATING? Use baking bars or chocolate wafers. Do do not use baking chips as this type of chocolate is not thick enough when melted.
  • HOW TO PREVENT CHOCOLATE FROM SEIZING: When melting chocolate, always make sure that the dish you use is bone dry. Any drop of water will cause the chocolate to seize up! Work with the chocolate in small batches. Start by melting 1 1/2 bars of the baking chocolate. Melt the rest as you need it.
  • WHAT TO DO IF CHOCOLATE COATING BECOMES TOO THICK: Microwave it in 10 seconds intervals, stirring after each session. Another method for thinning chocolate is to add 1/2 tablespoon vegetable shortening for every 4 ounces of chocolate.
  • HOW LONG DO OREO BALLS LAST? Stored in an air-tight container with room between the pieces, Acorn Oreo balls will last for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 2 months in the freezer. Use waxed paper to separate the Oreo truffles so they don’t clump together when stacked and frozen.

An up-close image of Acorn Oreo Balls on an aluminum serving tray.

ANOTHER OREO COOKIES RECIPE: Have left-over Oreos on hand? Make an OREO COOKIE CRUST. It’s perfect for chocolate pies!


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Oreo Balls on a cake stand surrounded by festive fall decor.

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Oreo Balls on a cake stand surrounded by fall decor.

Acorn Oreo Balls


  • Author: Denay DeGuzman
  • Prep Time: 35 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes Active Prep
  • Yield: 48 Oreo Balls 1x

Description

Oreo cookie balls are perfect for the busy holiday season. With only 5 ingredients you can whip up a batch of Acorn Oreo truffles! This easy no-bake dessert is a real crowd pleaser!


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Ingredients

  • 1 8-ounce Brick of cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups finely-crushed Oreo cookies (about 36 cookies), any flavor
  • 4 bars (4 ounces each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 2/3 cup peanuts, crushed
  • 1/2 cup mini pretzels, curved edges snapped off for stems

Instructions

  • MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  • SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) oblong balls. Freeze on a waxed paper-lined tray for 15 minutes.
  • DIP Oreo cookie balls into melted chocolate. Dip one end into crushed peanuts. Insert a short piece of pretzel (the acorn stem) into the top.
  • FREEZE Oreo truffles for 30 minutes (or refrigerate for one hour) until firm.

Notes

HELPFUL TIPS FOR OREO TRUFFLES

  • KEEP THINGS COLD: Work in small batches. Once you form the cookie balls, keep the majority of them refrigerated (or in the freezer) until you’re ready to dip them into the melted chocolate.
  • WHAT KIND OF CHOCOLATE FOR CANDY COATING? Use baking bars or chocolate wafers. Do do not use baking chips as this type of chocolate is not thick enough when melted.
  • PREVENT CHOCOLATE FROM SEIZING: When melting chocolate, always make sure that the dish you use is bone dry. Any drop of water will cause the chocolate to seize up! Work with the chocolate in small batches. Start by melting 1 1/2 bars of the baking chocolate. Melt the rest as needed.
  • WHAT TO DO IF CHOCOLATE COATING BECOMES TOO THICK: Microwave it in 10 seconds intervals, stirring after each session. Another method for thinning chocolate is to add 1/2 tablespoon vegetable shortening for every 4 ounces of chocolate.
  • HOW LONG DO OREO BALLS LAST? Stored in an air-tight container, Acorn Oreo balls will last for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 2 months in the freezer. Use waxed paper to separate the Oreo truffles so they don’t clump together when frozen.
  • Category: No-Bake Desserts
  • Method: Mixing Bowl
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Oreo Balls, Oreo cookie balls, Oreo Truffles, no-bake desserts

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Do you love making or eating Oreo cookie balls? What are your favorite fall recipes? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

10 thoughts on “Acorn Oreo Balls”

  1. Put half of the Oreos in the food processor and pulse until you have Oreo crumbs. Add the other half of the Oreos to the food processor and pulse again until all the Oreos are fine crumbs.

  2. These are absolutely delicious! One great recipe and so easy to make. I’m kind of obsessed with Oreos so this was one of my favorites!

  3. These sound like so much fun to make and look absolutely delicious! My kids would adore them!

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