As promised, here is our super easy strawberry oreo balls recipe for my all-time favorite treat for birthday party – and all other parties!
The recipe is super easy, just like our favorite cookie recipe, and you don’t really need any special tools to make them. I often end up eating half of the mixture with a spoon, so be aware of that when deciding about the quantities you need!
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Ingredients for about forty 30gr Strawberry Oreo Pops
The first step is to buy your favorite Oreo cookies – mine is strawberry cheesecake flavored, but the classic flavor also works great, and someday I will definitely try out some other flavors as well, like the caramel-coconut ones. Please don’t use chocolate covered cookies as they will completely change the texture. Here is the complete list of ingredients:
- 6 packs of Strawberry cheesecake flavored Oreo cookies (or other) (appr. 900gr)
- 300gr cream cheese (maybe a little more)
- 500gr chocolate of your choice
- 100gr chocolate for decoration
- 1-2 teaspoons coconut butter
Other things you will need:
- 40 fancy pop sticks
- A dish
- Baking paper
How to make the Strawberry Oreo Balls Recipe
Back at home, smash your Oreos into crumbles! You can use a blender or a food processor for that, but you can also smash them by putting them into a plastic bag and roll them with a rolling pin.
Then add the cream cheese and mix it really well. As there are different brands of cream cheese, I can’t give you the exact amount you will need… it is better for you to add the cream cheese little by little (say 50gr a time) and see how your mixture is before adding more.
The mixture has to be firm (keep in mind that it will go into the fridge where it will become a little firmer), but not crumbly or too runny, so you may be able to roll it into little round balls. Put the mixture into the fridge for one hour or so.
While the mixture cools, you can melt the chocolate. You can use strawberry-flavored white chocolate and add some color to it, or dark chocolate or even milk chocolate. It’s all up to you! I use to add one teaspoon of coconut butter into the chocolate, which adds flavor and texture but also gives a nice shine to the chocolate.
Line a dish with some baking paper. Take the mixture out of the fridge and start rolling small balls out of it. I usually make each ball with 30gr of the mixture, using a kitchen scale, but you can use more mixture for bigger strawberry oreo pops, or less for smaller strawberry oreo truffles. Place each ball onto the lined dish. It is a good idea to put the dish with the Oreo balls into the fridge again, for ten minutes or so.
How to cover Strawberry Oreo balls in chocolate
To make strawberry oreo balls, you don’t have to take the next step to add the stick. Just go straight to cover your truffles with chocolate!
To make the oreo pops take the mixture out of the fridge. Dip one end of your stick into the melted chocolate and push it through one ball (without lifting the ball at all). Repeat for every other ball and return to the fridge for ten minutes so the chocolate firms up.
After that, take them out of the fridge and carefully dip each Oreo Cream Cheese pop into the melted chocolate, covering the whole ball. You can always heat up your chocolate a little if you notice that it is not as runny as you need it to be. Let the excess chocolate drip off the pop and be careful so that everything stays in place! Put the Strawberry Oreo pops back onto the lined dish and return all of them to the fridge for as long as needed until the chocolate firms up.
If you don’t have any pop sticks around, you can use plain straws that don’t bend as I did one time… they won’t look that awesome like the fancy ones, but they will do the job!
How to decorate Oreo pops
Now it’s time to decorate! Melt some other colored chocolate which you think would make some nice contrast, put it into a plastic food bag and snip of a small piece of the corner (or just use a spoon!), and drizzle some of it over the strawberry Oreo Pops to make them look even yummier!
As I said, you can also make strawberry Oreo balls without the stick and simply wrap them up in some tin foil as I did for our Elena of Avalor Birthday Party, wrapping foil, use nice treat bags or arrange them in a beautiful tray or case.
They won’t be around for long, but I have to say it anyway: make sure to eat them within a few days and keep them in a fridge, due to the cream cheese they contain.
This strawberry Oreo Balls Recipe is always – and I mean always – a great hit at any party and the Oreo pops or Oreo balls disappear super fast! Make them and you will not ever regret it (but you will regret not making more, ha!!!)