The Best Ever Melting Snowman Oreo Balls Recipe
Who here loves Oreos? Who here loves adorable Christmas cookies? Melting Snowman Oreo balls taste as good as they look and guess what? They won first place in the cookie contest!
Green Dean and I went to the local chapter for real estate investors and they were holding a cookie contest. The winner would win an annual membership to the real estate investors network which is worth $150.00. I was a member several years ago and thought it would be a good idea to join again for networking plus, I’m always up for a good contest so the challenge was on.
When the announcer called number 9 as the winner, I was digging through my purse for something, looked up to make sure it was my name and number they called out and yay, I won! It wasn’t quite like winning the lottery but I was happy, especially for the little boy I saw licking his fingers as he ate the most delicious melting snowman Oreo ball ever.
I first saw this recipe on The Girl Who Ate Everything blog and fell in love with how cute they were. When I found out how easy they were to make, off to the grocery I went. I had to improvise on the carrot nose, but it turned out great.
- 36 OREO cookies, finely crushed
- 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, (softened)
- 2 16 ounce vanilla or white chocolate candy wafers (melted)
- 48 mini OREO bite size cookies
- decorating icing or gel (blue, black and orange)
- sprinkles (orange if you can find them or multi-colored)
- Place all the Oreo’s in a blender to finely crush. Add the cream cheese and pulse the blender until well blended. This can be done by hand as well. (You can place Oreo’s in a gallon plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.)
- Roll into 1 inch balls. This should make around 48 balls. Place them onto a cookie sheet. Place a toothpick in the top of each ball. This will help the dipping in the melted candy wafers process.
- Freeze for at least 20 minutes. It’s okay if you leave them in longer.
- Melt your candy wafer in the microwave or on top of the stove. I heated mine up in the microwave for about a minute then stirred with a spoon. It was perfect. Don’t over cook.
- Dip the Oreo balls in the melted candy wafers then place on a waxed lined cookie sheet. When dipping, I placed the balls one at a time in the bowl and swirled them around with the toothpick. I used a spoon to cover areas that didn’t get coated. You can wiggle the toothpick out of the cookie now and cover any holes with melted candy wafers. Coating should be a smooth finish.
- Chill Oreo balls in the refrigerator until the coating is firm to touch.
- Decorate the eyes with the blue gel icing from a tube. They didn’t have orange icing at the store so I bought the rainbow sprinkles and picked out the longest orange ones for the nose. Place the black decorating icing tube in the the freezer for about five minutes to firm up the gel. This will help with decorating the snowman’s smile. If it is room temperature, it may be harder to draw with. Using a toothpick may be helpful.
The recipe I followed from The Girl Who Ate Everything blog, listed only 1-16 ounce candy wafer bag. I had to go back to the store to purchase another one. It also said it would make 48 balls. I must have made mine a little larger and got 44 Oreo balls. Believe it or not, because my husband and I live a low carb/Keto lifestyle 90% of the time, I only taste tested half of a melting snowman Oreo ball. I was so proud of myself.
If you have never tried an Oreo ball, now is the time. These are so simple and maybe you will win 1st place in your cookie contest!
Mixing crushed Oreos and Cream Cheese together to form a large ball
Roll into 1 inch balls then stick a toothpick for easier dipping before chilling.
After chilling for 20 minutes or more, dip Oreo balls one at a time in melted candy wafers. Use a spoon to cover the balls completely and to fill the hole where the toothpick was if necessary.
I got right into decorating and forgot to take photos in the midst of making their cute little faces. The most time consuming was picking out the little orange sprinkles for the nose and getting the smile as even as possible. Even if you mess up on a couple, you can give those to the kiddos or eat it yourself. Someone has to taste test!
Attach the Oreo hats and the nose sprinkles with a little of your melted candy wafers. It sets amazingly fast.
Chill them in the refrigerator until ready to serve. They are good cold or at room temperature.
Enjoy and let us know how you like them.