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Apple OREO Balls- Perfect Back to School Treats!
Prep Time
20 mins
Chill Time
50 mins

These adorable apple Oreo Balls are guaranteed to get you top of the class. With bitesize balls of crushed oreo dipped in chocolate they deserve gold stars all round as they look as good as they taste.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: back to school treats, oreo cookie balls
Servings: 32 apple balls
Author: Jackie
  • 48 Oreo Cookies one Family Size package
  • 8 oz cream cheese one block, softened
  • ½ tablespoon butter softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 bags of red candy melts 8 oz bags each
  • Green fondant pre-made, 8 oz package
  • 15 pretzel sticks
  1. Place Oreos in a food processor and pulse until oreos become a fine crumb.
  2. Add the softened cream cheese, softened butter and vanilla to the oreo crumbs and blend together. (you may need to scrape down the bowl as you blend because the mixture can get caught and be sticky, make sure to thoroughly combine all the ingredients so you don’t have pockets of cream cheese).

  3. Chill the oreo truffle mix for 10 minutes in the freezer, this allows you to form the oreo balls a little easier.
  4. Use a 1 inch cookie scoop to measure out the oreo truffles, then roll each into a ball and place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.

  5. Make a very small indent to the top of each ball, like you would see on an apple where the stem would be. Then break each pretzel stick in half and push the broken ends into each of the indented oreo truffle balls. (Make sure to leave enough at the top to allow you to dip the truffles in chocolate later.

  6. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  7. While the truffles are chilling, roll out your green fondant and use a leaf shaped cookie cutter or knife to cut out tiny leaves for the apples. Set these aside.

  8. Use a microwave safe bowl to melt the red candy melts, according to the package directions.

  9. Remove the truffles from the freezer and begin to coat in red chocolate.
  10. Work in batches and make sure to add the fondant leaves to each apple before they harden.
  11. Once you cover all of the truffles and assemble the apples, put them in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to fully harden.

Recipe Notes

Use a little bit of vanilla and softened butter to make the truffle consistency a little more shapeable. The balls settle and create a flat bottom that looks more like an apple.

We recommend keeping these refrigerated until you serve them. The oils from the truffles can release if they get too hot. If you plan to make little bags to hand out, those can also be stored in the refrigerator until you deliver them.

These will keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.