Patriotic Oreo Balls – they’re a fine line between cookie and candy, but festive all the same.
Cap off your patriotic celebrations with one of these star-spangled desserts that feed a crowd. I’m talking a gorgeous flag cake, patriotic cones, and firecracker cupcakes. Which festive dessert is for you?
Patriotic Oreo Balls Recipe
I can’t think of another dessert that delivers so much taste with so few ingredients.
The dense center of an Oreo ball just might remind you of biting into a decadent chocolate truffle covered with a snappy chocolate topping.
These Oreo balls are simple to make, but they take a decent chunk of time so be prepared to give them your full attention.
Ingredients for Making Oreo Balls
You’ll need regular sized, regular flavored Oreo cookies and full fat cream cheese for the best flavor.
Good quality white chocolate bars and colored melting wafers make up the chocolate coating.
Any red, white and blue sprinkles work well.
How to Make Patriotic Oreo Balls
Crushing the Oreo cookies in a food processor gets you the best results, along with adding the cream cheese. You can alternatively crush the Oreos by hand with a rolling pin and mix in the cream cheese with a fork, the finals balls will just be less smooth.
See final recipe at the end of this post to see instructions on how to melt the chocolate and drizzle it over the tops of the Oreo balls.
Use the whole Oreo cookie (outsides and middle). You’ll pulverize the whole cookie — the chocolate wafers along with the cream center in the food processor before adding the cream cheese to the mixture.
Start with softened cream cheese. You can’t rush this step, it’s important. The cream cheese needs to be very soft before it’s added to the food processor so that the mixture easily blends together with just a few pulses. This is especially important if you end up trying the mix the cookies and the cream cheese together by hand.
Chilling the Oreo balls before coating with the chocolate. By allowing this chilling time, it makes coating the Oreo balls easier and less messy. I prefer to chill them in the freezer because it takes just 20 to 30 minutes, but you can also chill the rolled balls in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Use good quality white chocolate bars for the creamiest results.
Do These Need To Be Refrigerated?
Yes, because of the cream cheese in them you need to keep them in the fringe until you are ready to serve.
Where Can I Get Colored Melting Wafers?
Stores like Walmart, Hobby Lobby and Michaels Craft Store have a large selection of colored melting wafers.
There are also called candy melts on some packaging.
You could also change up the color scheme of these Oreo balls by dipping them in red or blue chocolate and drizzling with white. It’s totally up to you.
Other Patriotic Recipes
- Edible Eagles
- Patriotic Pretzels
- Mixed Berry Pretzel Dessert
- Patriotic Cake
- Red, White and Blue Sangria
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Patriotic Oreo Balls
- 40 Oreo Cookies, regular size
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 12 oz white chocolate, broken into pieces
- 3 oz red colored melting wafers
- 3 oz blue colored melting wafers
- 1 oz patriotic sprinkles
- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicon liner.
- Crush your Oreos in a food processer fitted with a blade attachment until they are a fine texture; about 10 (2-second) pulses.
- In a large mixing bowl combine cookie crumbs and cream cheese until well combined. However, if you have a large enough food processor, I highly recommend adding the cream cheese and pulsing with the crushed cookies until just combined and a large clump has formed, a few more (2-second) pulses. It will be thick, slightly sticky, and shiny.
- Form the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls (about 36) (roll them in your hands to make them smooth) and place in a single layer on the baking sheet. Refrigerate until very cold and firm, at least 1 hour or place them in the freezer for twenty minutes.
- Line a second rimmed baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Transfer half of the chilled Oreo balls onto it. Keep the rest in the refrigerator to keep them chilled and firm.
- Place your white chocolate into a small mixing bowl and melt them in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted. Dip the balls into the melted chocolate and place them on the sheet pan.
- Place one Oreo ball on a fork and spoon melted chocolate over the the top and sides of the ball. Gently shake the fork up and down to help smooth the chocolate over the ball and for any excess to drip off. Slide it onto the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining Oreo balls. (If the melted chocolate starts to firm up and becomes hard to work with, heat in the microwave for 15 seconds and stir again.)
- In small mixing bowls melt the blue and red chocolate just as you did the white. Place the colored chocolates into individual zip top bags, cut the tip off the bottom of the bags and drizzle the chocolates over the balls. Place them in the fridge to set for 10 minutes.
- Break off any excuse chocolate and enjoy. Store in the refrigerator.
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