Peanut Butter Oreo Cookie Balls

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There are two things that everyone needs the day after Thanksgiving (besides a nap and a pair of comfy pants)- an easy-to-make treat and chocolate. And these Peanut Butter Oreo Cookie Balls are just the thing! You only need 4 ingredients (5 if you’re like me and like everything salty and sweet), and they only take a few minutes of hands-on time. Best of all, they taste like a peanut buttery Oreo truffle!

Plus, they’re a great, easy project to make with family and friends over the holidays. My kids had a blast making (and eating) these, and they especially enjoyed crushing the Oreos. In case you’d like to try the original Oreo Cookie Ball recipe, I’ve included it below, too.

Peanut Butter Oreo Cookie Balls
 
Ingredients
  • 36 Oreo cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
  • 1 ¼ c. peanut butter (I used crunchy, but creamy works, too.)
  • 4 (4 oz.) packages semisweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 c. chopped peanuts (optional)
  • Pinch or two fleur de sel or other flaky sea salt (optional)
Instructions
  1. Stir together cookie crumbs and peanut butter. I like mine on the crumbly side, so if you want a smoother mixture, you will need to add a little more peanut butter.
  2. Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls.
  3. Place on waxed or parchment paper.
  4. Freeze 10 minutes.
  5. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
  6. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and salt, if using.
  7. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  8. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Oreo Cookie Balls | @katedean | #oreocookieballs Follow Me on Pinterest

Original Oreo Cookie Balls
 
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  2. SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
  3. CUSTOMIZE it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills.
  4. REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.

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Comments

    • says

      Yes, it’s a pound of chocolate total. I thought it would be easier to write it that way because most of the baking chocolate comes in 4 oz. packages, but maybe I made it less clear by doing that. Thanks for the question!

      • misy says

        i have a recipe you might like to make fun easy great for the holidays dosen’t cost much and only 3 things to buy and bets off all no baking.make it all the time so even for someone who can’t cook.

  1. says

    After Thanksgiving, it tends to all go down hill for me in terms of healthy eating (I try to get back on track by New Years’ haha). Even though it’s well past Thanksgiving now, this is still an awesome recipe for any time I’m feeling too lazy to do any hardcore baking. Thanks for the idea!
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    • says

      At least you make it to Thanksgiving! For me, I start having diet issues mid-October. Halloween treats get me every year. That’s what I keep telling myself, too- after New Years I’ll get back on track. =)

    • says

      I’ve made the cookie balls with cream cheese, but I haven’t tried a combination of cream cheese and peanut butter. If you try it, please let me know how it turns out! =)

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