Reindeer Oreo Balls are such a cute and fun Christmas treat. Oreo truffles dipped in chocolate and made to look like Reindeer!
Oreo balls are the perfect Christmas treat because they only require 3 ingredient, along with being very simple no bake treats that anyone can make! They’re perfect for you to make for a Christmas party that you’re holding or attending. Or great to package up and take to your neighbors as a holiday gift.
Another great thing about Oreo balls is that they are so simple to dress up and make cute. This time I decided to make some of my oreo truffles into reindeer by adding just a couple ingredients for decoration.
The possibilities are endless, especially for the holidays. You could make them into cute reindeer like these, or into Christmas ornaments, or snowmen, or Santa Claus. Or you can just top them with your favorite red, white and green Christmassy sprinkles.
How to make Oreo Cookie Balls?
All you need to make Oreo balls is Oreo cookies, cream cheese, and chocolate. You’ll blend up the Oreo cookies into a fine crumb and mix it with cream cheese. It becomes a soft dough, that kind of has the texture of cookie dough. You will roll the mixture into little balls and dip into chocolate.
To make these reindeer Oreo balls, you’ll also need pretzels, candy eyes, and some colored chocolate candies. You could use sixlets, m&ms, or any other chocolate candies that you can find. I like making some of the Reindeer with brown and black noses, and a few of them with red Rudolph noses as well.
After you make the balls and dip them in chocolate you’ll press the two candy eyes into the front of the ball. Add a red, or black, or brown chocolate candy below the eyes for the reindeer’s nose.
You’ll want to do this when the chocolate is still soft so that the eyes and chocolate pieces will stick to the chocolate. I usually work on each truffle one at a time, so dip them in chocolate, then decorate them with their face and antlers. Then do the next truffle.
Instead of trying to dip them all in chocolate and then decorate them all. If you try doing that the chocolate will set before you get the faces on and you’ll have to add chocolate to the back of the eyes and noses to get them to stick
After the eyes and noses are added, then you’ll stick the pretzel antlers in the sides. The pretzels are broken in half for this. You can use the pretzels perfectly broken down the middle or take some parts off the top. It’s okay if they don’t all look the same. It adds character to the reindeer, because real reindeer don’t all have the same antlers, right?
You’ll push the pretzels through the chocolate a little bit, because since they are a little heavier you’ll need to get them into the truffle balls for extra support.
The great thing about these tasty Oreo balls, is you can customize them to your favorite flavors. You can use any flavor of Oreo to fill the cookies, I have used regular Oreos, like used in these, golden oreos, mint oreos, peanut butter oreos, red velvet, gingerbread, or any of your favorite Oreo cookie flavors.
These Reindeer Oreo balls are the best Christmas holiday treat! They’re so easy and fun to make! And so tasty to eat! They’re the perfect treat to share and everyone will love how cute these little Reindeer treats are!
Looking for more Reindeer Treats?
- Reindeer Cookies
- Reindeer Chow on This Silly Girl’s Kitchen
- Swiss Roll Reindeer Pops on the 36th Avenue
- Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies on Baking Beauty
- Cinnamon Roll Reindeer on The Pinning Mama
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Reindeer Oreo Cookie Balls
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese (softened)
- 36 Oreo cookies
- 4 4 oz packages semi-sweet baking chocolate (melted)
- 40 mini pretzels
- 40 red, brown, or black sixlets (or m&ms or any colored chocolate candy)
- 80 candy eyes
- Crush oreos into a fine crumb in a blender or a food processor.
- Mix together your cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended and a soft dough is formed.
- Shape your mixture into 40 1in balls.
- Freeze for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Break your pretzels in half and get your candy eyes and noses ready for the reindeer.
- Carefully dip balls in melted chocolate and place in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silicone liner.
- Press one half of a pretzel onto each side of the Oreo ball to make the antlers.
- Place 2 candy eyes and 1 candy nose on each OREO ball.
- Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
These Reindeer Oreo Balls were first posted on December 1, 2014. Photos updated on December 10, 2018.
**These reindeer oreo cookie balls were made in partnership with Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OREOCookieBalls #CollectiveBias
How far ahead of time can these be made? In the fridge? Or freezer?
Regular Oreo truffles should stay good for 3-4 weeks in the fridge and 3-4 months in the freezer. I’m not sure these will last as long because the pretzel will most likely get soft quicker than that. I’ve also had the “ink” from the candy eyes bleed a bit, but not every time. I would try and keep them super dry so there is no moisture, and hopefully they’d be good for a few days in the fridge and maybe a month in the freezer, I’m not sure how the candy face parts will react in the freezer!
Will they get soft and melt quickly? I wanted to make these for a party but they will have to sit unrefrigerated for a couple of hours. I want to make sure they are not going to be a melted mess before anyone gets to eat them.
As long as the room isn’t hot they should be okay.
Shadi Hasanzadenemati says
I made these the other day for a Christmas party and everyone loved them! Thank you!