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I am excited to be a part of OREO’s #CookieBallCountdown! For 28 days some of Instagram’s most fab foodies are sharing their take on the classic OREO Cookie Balls recipe (get the original recipe here). The recipe I’m sharing today is for no bake OREO Cookie Ball Christmas Lights. If you’re looking for OREO cookie Christmas recipes, you’ve come to the right place! These are easy to make and adorably festive – perfect for holiday parties! For more OREO cookie ball inspiration and Christmas OREO cookie ideas, check out yesterday’s countdown creation on @snacksalldayeveryday.
I love it when I can find high-impact treats for holiday parties that don’t take a lot of effort. This is why I LOVE this OREO cookie ball recipe. It’s easy enough for any level of cooking skill and can be customized in so many cute ways for the holiday theme! You can also make them with any flavor of OREO (I used the Red Velvet flavor from Walmart for mine, because yum!), and all the ingredients are available conveniently at your local Walmart.
Tips for making OREO Cookie Balls Christmas Lights
I started by making the classic OREO Cookie Balls recipe. Cooking tip: Use a stand mixer with paddle attachment to start crushing the OREO cookies while you prep your other ingredients. You will still need to crush the last part by hand to make sure I didn’t miss any big chunks, but the stand mixer is a great hands-free time saver.
To add the custom decoration, I used red and green candy melts. I love how easy those things are, and they set so quickly.
I added a dab of cake decorating icing onto pieces of the gold foil wrapped candy (like Rolos), then stuck them onto the balls so they resembled a colorful Christmas light bulb.
I used licorice rope candy arranged around the “bulbs” on the serving platter to resemble strings for the lights. I found it helpful to curl the strands around my finger first so it had more of a curled shape to it.
Here’s the easy recipe and instructions for decorating the cookie balls! I hope you enjoy my festive holiday variation of this delicious recipe!
- 1 pkg. (8oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
- 36 Red Velvet OREO Cookies, finely crushed about 3 cups
- 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
- Red and green candy melts
- Cake decorating icing (any color)
- Gold foil wrapped candy
- Licorice rope candy (optional)
- Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
- Shape into 24 (2-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
- Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
- Melt red and green candy melts in separate bowls according to package directions, then dip each OREO cookie ball into one of the colors until completely coated. Place back on wax paper and refrigerate until the coating is set (about 10 minutes).
- Add a dab of cake decorating icing to a piece of the gold foil wrapped candy, then stick it onto a ball so it resembles a colorful Christmas light bulb. Repeat with remaining balls.
- Optional for the display: Curl pieces of licorice rope candy around the “bulbs” on the platter so it looks like strings for the lights.
I used Red Velvet OREOs for this recipe, but you can make them with any flavor of OREO cookies.
More holiday food and drink ideas:
- 15 Fun and Easy Christmas Party Food Ideas
- Family Recipe: The Best Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog) Recipe
- Perfect Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe (Great for Gifting!)
- Dark Chocolate Caramel Corn Fudge Brownies
- Candy Cane Spritzer Cocktail Recipe
- Coquito Balls (Caribbean-Style Coconut Rum Balls)
- Papa Cruz’s Flan de Coco (Puerto Rican Coconut Flan Recipe)