Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Balls

OREO Cookie Balls by GrinningLikeAnIdiot-

I know the  stores began getting ready for Christmas back in August, but when it is 80/90 degrees outside, it is really hard to start thinking about Christmas.  But now, the weather has turned, the leaves have fallen, and the holiday cookies and treats are in full display at the stores.  Now is the time that I get excited about Christmas.  And best of all, the seasonal OREOs have it the stores! I grabbed two bags of the Candy Cane OREOs and thankfully OREO asked some of us bloggers to come up with a creative way to decorate/dress-up the Classic OREO Cookie Balls Recipe.

As soon as I saw the Candy Cane OREOs, I knew what I was going to do!  These little delights even changed up the decor for my dining room – that’s right – a Cookie changed my decorating theme :)

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The classic OREO Cookie Ball Recipe calls for 3 simple ingredients: OREOs, Cream Cheese and Chocolate (I used white chocolate). And NO BAKING!!!!

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Here is the decorative items I used:

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I thought this was just a pretty picture of the Peppermint OREOs.

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I sprayed my hands with butter and shaped the balls and poked each with a candy cane.  Then I placed them in the freezer for about 10 minutes.  Then I covered them with melted white chocolate. Then put them back in the freezer and prepared my decorating station.

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This was my work area.

Once the OREOs and white chocolate where hardened, I used a dish and a clean paint brush to dab the edible adhesive then I dusted some of the edible glitter onto the OREO Cookie Balls. Waited for the adhesive to dry and dusted off the excess glitter.

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HOW CUTE IS THIS!  They look like little Christmas ornaments!


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It’s Dessert and a Mint!

What is your favorite Christmas Cookie?


Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Candy Cane OREO Cookie Balls Recipe
Author: Recipe from OREO, Decorating by Stephanie at GrinningLikeAnIdiot.com
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 30
OREO Cookie balls are easy to make AND a great way to spread a bit of festive cheer. This recipe takes the classic OREO Cookie Balls Recipe and simply dresses it up for a minty fresh Christmas treat perfect for the next Christmas Cookie Exchange!
  • 1 pkg (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
  • semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted.
  • [b]Special Decorating items:[/b]
  • Red Edible Glitter
  • Platinum Edible Glitter
  • Wilton Pearl Color Mist
  • Wilton Silver Color Mist
  • Wilton Dab-n-hold Edible Adhesive
  • Mini Candy Canes
  1. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  2. Shape into 48 1-inch balls. Freeze 10 minutes. Dip balls into melted chocolate. Place in single layer in shallow maxed paper-lined pan.
  3. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  4. Add glitter
The OREO Cookie Ball Recipe only took about 10 minutes of prep time, decorating added on about another 40 minutes.


  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    November 26, 2013, 9:57 pm

    Those are just beautiful! I have peppermint OREO’s but I’ve not seen the candy cane ones!

  • November 27, 2013, 8:45 pm

    Oh my goodness..these are beautiful! And, I haven’t ever even seen a candy cane Oreo…yum!

  • November 28, 2013, 12:24 am

    These look like cute, edible ornaments! We love Oreo balls and the candy cane flavor is one of my favorites.

  • Tammy_3DifferentDirections
    November 29, 2013, 11:20 am

    I never thought about using a candy cane as a cake pop handle – what a genius idea!

  • November 30, 2013, 2:28 am

    I love Oreo balls, but never would have thought to try Peppermint flavored ones. What a great idea and they turned out beautifully!

  • Stephanie Person
    November 30, 2013, 8:08 pm

    Wow just pinned it! Love everything about it. Definitely making this for the Christmas party this year. Thanks!

  • Rachel
    November 30, 2013, 11:24 pm

    Those look beautiful. Almost too good to eat!

  • mumseword
    December 1, 2013, 8:15 am

    Ohh this is so pretty! Everyone would love it!!

  • Kira
    December 1, 2013, 11:18 am

    I love Oreo haven’t tried this flavor yet but will pick one up next time I’m at the grocery store.

  • Jennifer H
    December 1, 2013, 1:36 pm

    super cute idea to add the candy canes! They turned out great.

  • Dee @ Cocktails with Mom
    December 1, 2013, 4:52 pm

    Those turned out very cute and such a nice treat.

  • Jennifer @ My Sweet Sanity
    December 2, 2013, 12:48 am

    These came out so cute! I love the whole candy cane addition and hanging them up!

  • OyVeyaDay
    December 2, 2013, 2:48 pm

    I am trying to figure out how I have missed the Oreo cookie ball? DELICIOUS!

    I like what you did with them – very festive. A fun way to serve them at a party.

  • Lynda Self
    December 5, 2013, 7:15 am

    Those are adorable! That would make an awesome centerpiece for a dinner party.

  • Anne
    December 8, 2013, 3:30 pm

    These look amazing! And I am sure they taste good too

  • December 8, 2013, 5:10 pm

    it look like they took a lot of work, but they look amazing!

  • December 8, 2013, 5:25 pm

    That looks really good! How creative.

  • December 8, 2013, 8:37 pm

    Stop the presses – – how on earth did I not know that peppermint oreos existed? This would be a fun recipe for class parties. So cute!

  • Elaina
    December 8, 2013, 9:26 pm

    How cute! You are so crafty!

  • Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins
    December 8, 2013, 11:41 pm

    These look amazing and I bet they taste good, too!

  • Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    December 9, 2013, 12:38 am

    These look so festive and delicious!