Add a touch of fall to the best Oreo Cookie Ball Recipe. Below is the recipe tutorial for Pumpkin Oreo Cookie Balls with Cream Cheese.
This time of year I love making sweet treats. A favorite of my family is OREO Cookie Balls.
This recipe is easy to make and tastes delicious with a pumpkin spin for the holidays!
For Thanksgiving this year I thought it would be fun to make the Oreo cookie balls into pumpkins. They also make cute place cardholders for Thanksgiving dinner. Let me show you how easy they are to make.
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Ingredients You'll Need For This Recipe:
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- 1 pkg (8 oz.) brick Cream Cheese, softened
- 36 Oreo Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
- 1 to 2 packages of Orange Wafer Melts
- Pretzel Sticks
Oreo Cookie Balls:
Begin by crushing the Oreo cookies. I find it easiest in a food processor, but in a zip bag with a rolling pin would work too.
Next, mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
Shape the dough into balls.
The original recipe has you shape them into 48 (1-inch) balls. Mine were slightly larger and made about 28.
Turn the Cookie Balls into Pumpkins:
To make the pretzel stems, break the pretzel sticks in half. Insert each stick almost to the bottom of the ball.
Put the cookie balls in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
Melt orange candy melts put in a microwave-safe bowl and cook for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until melted.
Only pull out 9 to 10 balls out of the freezer at a time. They defrost quickly and they are easier to dip when chilled.
Dip a ball into the orange melts and make sure the Oreo cookie ball is completely covered.
Gently pull out a bit of the pretzel stem and let some of the orange candy melt drizzle off. Place the pumpkin cookie balls on a wax paper-lined pan to set.
The orange candy melts firmed up rather quickly, but if you'd like you can place them in the fridge to help them set up faster.
These little pumpkins turned out so cute!
You can even use these cute little pumpkins as a place card.
Print out this Place Card Leaf Printable and grab some scissors and a black marker.
Cut out the leaves and add the names. Put on a plate or napkin with a pumpkin - so cute, right?
I really loved how these turned out and I hope this is something your family will enjoy as well!
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