These quick and easy no bake Oreo Balls are shaped like footballs to make a fun and festive game day snack that everyone will love! Made with only 5 ingredients, these truffles can easily be decorated for any occasion.

These Oreo Ball Football Truffles are hands down the winner of any game day. They are a fun recipe to make, if you have children be sure to put their little hands to use in shaping the truffles. These little treats are guaranteed to be not the first things gone when you have a get together. The football shape makes them perfect for the big game, but you can of course always form these into a ball shape for any occasion.

All the details about these Oreo Truffles:

  • Flavor: be ready for chocolate overload. These truffles are loaded with chocolate flavoring and coated in chocolate, so of course, these are a chocolate lovers dream.
  • Texture: due to mixing crushed cookies with cream cheese, these have a creamy, dense texture on the inside.
  • Ease: only 5 ingredients are needed for these truffles: cookies, cream cheese, dipping chocolate, white chocolate for the design and oil to ensure a smooth finish.
  • Time: hands on time will include about 30 minutes, between prepping ingredients, forming the truffles and dipping. The rest of the the recipe is hands off chilling time.

Ingredients Needed:

Ingredients needed for making Oreo balls laid out on the counter.

Notes on some ingredients:

  • Cookies: use regular sized chocolate cookies, you can of course substitute for any flavoring you would prefer.
  • Cream Cheese: this holds together the cookie filling into a truffle shape.
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate: using a semi sweet chocolate helps to balance flavors and ensure that the resulting truffle isn’t overly sweet.
  • White Chocolate: grab a bar or some chocolate chips. Be sure to take your time when melting white chocolate as it can be quite temperamental.
  • Oil: this helps the chocolate melt nice and smooth.

How to Make (step-by-step):

Chocolate cookies in a food processor and after blending.
  • Step 1 & 2: Place the cookies in a food processor and blend until only crumbs remain. (If you don’t have a processor you can place the cookies in a bag and crush using a rolling pin.)
  • Step 3 & 4: Combine the crushed cookies with the softened cream cheese and stir to combine to a thick creamy mixture.
Cookie crumbs being added to cream cheese, and after mixing to make a thick mixture.
Cookie mixture rolled into balls and shaped like footballs, then being dipped in chocolate.
  • Step 5: Divide the truffle mixture into tablespoon size amounts, shaping into round balls by rolling in your hands, and then gently pinching the ends to shape into footballs. Chill in freezer for up to 30 minutes.
  • Step 6: Dip the truffles into melted chocolate. If you have chocolate dipping tools use those for ease, otherwise you can use forks to carefully dip into chocolate, wipe off excess and then place on baking sheet to allow to set.
  • Step 7: Place white chocolate into a piping bag and add the white lines to resemble a football. Chill the truffles again in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.
Plate of Oreo Balls shaped like Footballs.

Expert Tips:

  • Chill the truffles before dipping to ensure that the truffles don’t soften too much in the warm chocolate.
  • Smooth Finish: adding the small amount of coconut oil to the chocolate helps to ensure that the melted chocolate is smooth and shiny, this will give a nice smooth finish to your truffles.
  • Tools: Don’t have a processor? Simply place the cookies in a bag and crush with a rolling pin. If you don’t have a piping bag for the white chocolate you can carefully drizzle with a small spoon if needed.

FAQ’s:

Do you freeze or refrigerate Oreo Balls?

When making them, you can place the truffles in the freezer or the refrigerator to get them nice and chilled for dipping. For storage, they can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or up to 2 months in the freezer.

Why are my Oreo Balls sticky?

This can happen if you are using double stuffed cookies, this means there is more filling to the cookies and can make a sticky mixture. Make sure you are grabbing the regular sized cookies.

How do I keep my Oreo truffles from cracking?

The cracking can happen if they are chilled too long before dipping. Be sure you are only chilling for the amount of time specified in the recipe card below.

Up close view of the inside of an Oreo truffle.

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Plate of Oreo Balls shaped like footballs.

OREO Cookie Balls Footballs

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Quick and easy, these Oreo Truffles are shaped like footballs for a fun game day treat! Only 5 ingredients are needed for this no bake dessert recipe.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
  • 3 (4 oz) semi sweet chocolate bars, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ¼ tsp coconut oil, divided
  • 4 oz white chocolate, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  • Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. Set aside.
  • Add cookies to a food processor and pulse until only crumbs.
  • MIX cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy, then add in the cookie crumbs and stir together until combined.
  • Roll cookie truffle dough into 1-inch balls, using approximately 1 tablespoon of dough, and shape into an oval football shape. Place on prepared baking sheet. Continue until all truffle dough is used. You should have about 32-35 balls total. Place in freezer to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • MELT the chocolate during the last few minutes of the chilling time. You can melt it in a double boiler or the microwave. If using the microwave: place the chocolate and 1 tsp of oil in a medium heat-proof bowl. Melt in 20 second increments stirring after each time increment until completely melted and smooth. Let the warm chocolate sit for 5 minutes to slightly cool before dipping.
  • Remove cookie truffles from the freezer. Working with 1 at a time, dip into the chocolate, then carefully lift out using a fork. Tap the fork gently on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Use a toothpick or another fork to help you slide the truffle off of the fork and back onto the baking sheet.
  • Melt the white chocolate by adding to a small heat-proof bowl with 1/4 teaspoon of coconut oil. You can melt in a double-broiler or the microwave. If using the microwave follow the same instructions from melting the chocolate.
  • Add the white chocolate to a piping bag fitted with a small tip, then draw the lines on top of the football truffles to decorate.
  • Refrigerate the truffles for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Notes

  • Cookies: use regular sized chocolate cookies, you can of course substitute for any flavoring you would prefer.
  • Storage: store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. These can be frozen and stored in a sealed container for up to 2 months. Remove to the refrigerator to thaw overnight before serving. 
*Prep Time includes freezing, and refrigeration times.

Nutrition

Calories: 78kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 58mg, Potassium: 43mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 65IU, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg
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Recipe first published January 19, 2015. Updated January 28, 2022 with new images and video. Recipe is unchanged.

Photography done by the talented @KJandCompany.co