Frosty, sweet fun doesn’t get any better than these easy Snowman Oreo Balls! Their Oreo and Rolos hats and snowman-sprinkled faces also make them the cutest snowman dessert on the internet!
The Cutest Oreo Balls EVER!
These delicious dessert truffles have a rich, creamy filling that’s made with Milk’s favorite cookie and high-quality cream cheese! The combination creates a decadent bite-sized treat that can’t be beaten!
This easy-to-make winter-themed dessert pairs best with the classic 1969 version of Frosty The Snowman! Enjoy these Snowman Oreo Balls as is or mix up the flavor of Oreos to make a truffle that’s filled with your favorite flavor Oreo!
This recipe is the best for when you want an impressively cute treat that not only tastes yummy but takes minimal effort to make! You don’t even need decorative skills!
The simple, easy-to-find ingredients and quick prep make it an instant go-to all winter long! You can even enjoy customizing the flavor of the Snowmen by simply grabbing a different flavor of Oreos!
And if you’re serving a larger crowd, you can make multiple batches of different flavors of Oreos to give the dessert table some variety!
Ingredients For Snowman Oreo Balls
- Oreo Cookies
- Cream Cheese
- Ghirardelli White Melting Wafers
- Mini Oreos
- Dark Chocolate Rolo Candy
- Holly Sprinkle Mix
- Snowman Sprinkle Mix
The delicious center of these snowmen is made up of just two ingredients, cream cheese and Oreos! Though it’s a simple filling you’ll still enjoy a rich, sweet dessert that will have you reaching for multiple snowmen to devour!
Since the filling in these truffles is so simple it’s easy to switch up the flavor! This means you can use any flavored Oreo of your choice in this recipe. Peppermint, gingerbread, chocolate, and golden Oreos are all tasty options to try!
Just be sure to use about 45 regular cookies in the flavor Oreo that you choose. This will ensure that the Oreo Truffles hold their shape and don’t turn out too soft.
Can I use Double Stuf or Mega Stuf Oreos to make these Snowman Oreo Balls?
I find that using Double Stuf and Mega Stuf results in the balls being too wet, which then creates Oreo Balls that won’t be able to hold their shape properly.
Therefore, I recommend using the regular amount of crème Oreo varieties. However, if you opt for the Double Stuf or Mega Stuf then you will need to use less cream cheese to try to balance the recipe’s softness back out.
How To Make Snowman Oreo Balls
Step 1: Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set it aside.
Step 2: Pulse the Oreo cookies in a food processor until fine crumbs form.
Step 3: Beat the softened cream cheese in a large mixing bowl on high speed until it becomes smooth.
Step 4: Add the fine Oreo cookie crumbs to the beaten cream cheese and then mix them together until well combined.
Step 5: Evenly portion out the mixture and then roll each ball in the palms of your hand to smooth them out. Then, transfer the rolled balls onto the prepared baking sheet and then place the baking sheet in the fridge to chill the Oreo Balls.
Step 6: Prepare the snowman hats while the balls are chilling in the fridge. Begin by melting the candy wafers in a candy melting pot until smooth.
Step 7: Dab a little of the melted chocolate onto the top of an Oreo half using a skewer. Then place an upside-down Rolo candy on top of the dab of melted chocolate immediately.
If desired, you can decorate the hats with sprinkles! Repeat this step until you have completed all of the snowmen hats.
Step 8: Dip one chilled Oreo Ball at a time into the melted white chocolate using a fork. Then place the chocolate-dipped Oreo Ball back onto the baking sheet.
Step 9: Immediately decorate the snowman’s face using two black sugar pearl sprinkles for the eyes, a carrot sprinkle for the nose, and black sugar pearls for the smile.
Step 10: Place a decorated Oreo and Rolo snowman hat on the top of each snowman’s head. Hold it in place for a few seconds to allow it to harden into the chocolate without sliding off.
Step 11: Allow the finished Oreo Snowman Balls to set up before serving and enjoying!
What’s the best way to evenly portion out the filling mixture?
I use a 1.5” cookie scoop to evenly portion the snowmen filling out into balls.
The Best Methods For Successfully Melting Chocolate Candy Wafers
- Candy Melt Melting Pot – Using a candy melt melting pot is one of the easiest ways to melt chocolate and candy wafers! Most melting pots have two settings, melt and warm. This allows you to first melt the wafers or chocolate and then you can turn the pot to warm to continue keeping the melted chocolate in its smooth, melted state that’s perfect for dipping!
- Double Boiler – A double boiler is where you place a heat-safe bowl or small pan over a large pot of simmering water. The steam rises into the bowl over the pot and gently melts the candy wafers or chocolate.
- Microwave – Using the microwave is a tried-and-true method but it can be one of the more time-consuming ways to dip the Oreo Balls! However, it does get the job done! This method melts the candy wafers or chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl on low heat at 30-second intervals. Between each interval the chocolate needs to be stirred, this process is repeated until the mixture becomes smooth.
What happens if I accidentally overheat the candy melts?
If the candy melts are overheated then the mixture will dry out and seize up, making it impossible to use for dipping! Unfortunately, the candy melts would then need to be thrown out and you’ll have to start over.
Is it best to use a double boiler or melting pot over the microwave method?
I prefer using a double boiler over low heat or using a melting pot because it helps keep the chocolate at a desirable consistency for dipping. This also prevents having to use the microwave to re-heat the chocolate. However, any of the three ways gets the job done!
Expert Decorating Info
- Prep Snowman Hats – Once the Oreo Balls have been dipped in melted chocolate it’s important to work fast before the chocolate hardens. Therefore, it’s best to prep the hats while the Oreo Ball filling chills in the fridge.
- Work In Batches – When dipping and decorating the Oreo Balls I find that it’s best to work in batches. This way the Oreo filling balls don’t soften too much while waiting to be dipped.
- Decorate Quickly – Be sure to work quickly when decorating the snowmen’s faces! The goal is to adhere the sprinkles to the melted chocolate so that as the chocolate hardens the sprinkles stick firmly to their face.
- Adhering The Hats – If for some reason the chocolate coating on the Oreo Balls hardens before you’re able to place the hats on, you can just dab a little melted chocolate onto the top of the ball and then place the hat onto it.
What can I use for decorating the snowman’s face if I can’t find Wilton’s Snowman Decorating Sprinkles Kit?
Instead of using the Wilton’s Sprinkle Kit you can just use black sugar pearls or black icing gel to make the eyes and the smile. You can then use an orange sprinkle or orange tic tac for the nose.
Fun And Delicious Ways To Enjoy These Frosty The Snowman Oreo Balls
- Kids Decorating Party – Working with melted chocolate can be messy but also lots of fun! Making these Oreo Snowman Balls with the kids on a snowy day makes for a fun, edible activity that the whole family can enjoy!
- Cellophane Treat Bags – Whip up a batch of these snowmen truffles and then place a few into cellophane bags and tie them off with a festive ribbon. Then share them with co-workers, and neighbors, or send them to school with your kids for their teachers or classmates to enjoy!
- Assorted Truffle Tin – Spend an afternoon in the kitchen putting together delicious tins filled with an assortment of truffles to share with friends and family! I’d highly recommend making my Peppermint Oreo Balls as well as my Butterfinger Balls to with these snowmen!
- Holiday Parties – Bring a tray of these Snowmen Oreo Balls to all of your Christmas and winter parties! They’ll be a guaranteed hit for fun AND flavor!
How To Store Snowman Oreo Cookie Balls
Transfer the Snowman Oreo Balls into an airtight container in a single layer and then store them in the fridge. These holiday dessert truffles can then be enjoyed for up to 5 days.
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Snowman Oreo Balls
- Food processor
- Mixing bowls
- Hand mixer
- Baking tray
- Candy melt melting pot, double boiler, or microwave
- 45 Oreo cookies about an 18 ounce Family Size package
- 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 10 ounces Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers divided
- 12 mini Oreos pulled apart
- 24 Rolos candies dark chocolate for best color match
- Holly sprinkle mix
- Snowman sprinkle mix
- Line a baking tray with parchment and set it aside.
- Add the 45 Oreo cookies in a food processor or high speed blender and pulse into fine crumbs.
- In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer on high speed, beat the softened 8 ounces cream cheese until smooth.
- Add the Oreo crumbs to the bowl and mix on medium speed until well combined.
- Using a medium cookie scoop, portion the mixture into evenly sized balls and then roll them in the palms of your hands to smooth them out. Place the rolled balls on the prepared baking tray and chill for 2 hours.
- While the balls chill, prepare the snowman hats. Melt about ¼ cup of the 10 ounces Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers in the microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one until melted.
- Split the 12 mini Oreos in half then scrape off and discard the cream filling.
- Use a skewer to dab a little of the melted chocolate onto the top of an Oreo half. Immediately place 1 of the 24 Rolos candies upside-down on top and decorate with Holly sprinkle mix if you'd like. Repeat and make the rest of the snowman hats, then set aside and allow the chocolate to harden.
- Melt the remaining white chocolate melting wafers in a microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until fully melted and smooth.
- Use a fork to dip one ball at a time into the melted chocolate. Lift the fork and lightly tap it on the side of the bowl just to even out the coating. Place the ball back onto the baking tray.
- Immediately add the Snowman sprinkle mix to decorate the face, two black sugar pearl sprinkles for the eyes, a carrot sprinkle for the nose, and then additional black sugar pearl sprinkles for the smile. Work quickly, as the coating may set fast.
- Add the decorated hats on top of the "snowman heads" of the Oreo balls. If the coating has already set, then dab a little of the melts on top before placing the hat. Hold it steady for a few seconds to ensure it sets and doesn’t slide off. Repeat with the rest of the Oreo balls.
- Allow to set completely before serving, about 15 minutes. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Enjoy!
- Any flavored Oreos will work in this recipe.
- If you can’t find Wilton’s Snowman Decorating Sprinkles, then you can use black sugar pearls or black icing gel to make the eyes and the smile. For the nose, you can use an orange sprinkle or orange tic tac.
- Store leftovers refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.