Football OREO Cookie Balls

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Hey, friends! Things are getting serious around here when it comes to football…just a few more playoffs until the Big Game! Which means it’s time to start planning what snacks we’re going to enjoy while we watch it. I’m sure you’ve heard of OREO Cookie Balls before; they’re no-bake and the recipe only requires three ingredients, so it’s easy enough for a non-chef like me. I thought it would be cute to adapt the recipe just a little bit for the occasion by turning them into little footballs…here’s how I did it!


Football OREO Cookie Balls

This is the official original recipe:

1 pkg (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
4 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted

Make it!
MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
CUSTOMIZE it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills.
REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.

Share and enjoy!

Now, here’s a look at how we made ours following this recipe and changing it up just a bit to make them Big Game ready! It started with a trip to Walmart for our ingredients. There were lots of different kinds of OREO Cookies to choose from in the cookie aisle.


Since this was our first attempt making OREO Cookie Balls, I figured it was best to stick with the original…but now that we’ve mastered the recipe, I think it would be fun to try some of the other varieties too.


Step 1: Little Crafter helped me crush the entire package of cookies {36 total}. We placed them in a sealed bag, then he used a rolling pin to break them into small pieces.


Step 2: Combine the crushed cookies and the cream cheese in a bowl.


Step 3: Squish! LC loved this part. He stuck his hands in the bowl just like I did and helped me thoroughly mix the cookie crumbs and cheese together. My favorite thing about it was when he randomly declared, “This is a messy job, but someone’s got to do it. And that someone is me, Little Crafter.” Seriously. This kid.


Step 4: Roll the mixture into balls. Here’s where we got a little creative…we made ours into FOOTBALLS! It was easy to do, I just rolled a regular ball shape, then tapered it slightly on each end. Here’s how they looked. Super yummy, right? 😉  Ahem…


Step 5: Let the balls chill. Yep, they need to spend some time in the freezer {or in our case the refrigerator because there was so much ice cream in the freezer that they wouldn’t fit} so they can harden a bit before you move on to the next step.

Step 6: Melt your chocolate and coat the OREO Cookie Balls with it. I used candy melts rather than baking chocolate, and I found that melting them in a shallow bowl made the process much easier than when I’ve tried doing it in a mug or taller container.


Step 7: Prepare a decorating bag with melted white chocolate or white candy melts.


Step 8: Draw a line in the center of each football, then three or four shorter lines going across it for the laces. Then, add a white line to each end of the football. I found that the melted candy didn’t need to be squeezed like regular icing does to come out of the decorating bag, it just sort of runs out on its own and your job is to control where it goes.


All that’s left to do now is enjoy them! Seriously, how cute are they? So festive and fun for the Big Game, not to mention delicious.

Football OREO Cookie Balls

Are there some football fans in your life who would love to snack on these during the Big Game?

Football OREO Cookie Balls

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  1. Cute and delicious!! Perfect for Super Bowl. This recipe came over on my Bloglovin feed and I’d love it if you would share it at my Tuesday link party, Tickle My Tastebuds



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