Inside Out Buckeye Oreo Cookie Balls

Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday is in full swing, and Cyber Monday is just a few short days away.  Even though we spent yesterday with our family, tomorrow we’ll be spending the most important football game of the year with our friends.  That’s right kids.  It’s the Ohio State vs. Michigan game.  This year I’m putting a fun twist on my traditional treat and bringing Inside Out Buckeye Oreo Cookie Balls!


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My family LOVES Oreo Cookies!  I’ve been making Oreo cookie balls for a few years now.  They’re a super yummy bite-sized treat that so easy to make with only three ingredients.  My family has come to expect Oreo cookie balls as part of my Christmas cookie plates.  With all the madness of my holiday baking whirlwind, making these treats with my kids is a welcomed break and a great way to get us all in the holiday spirit.

Inside Out Buckeye Oreo Cookie Balls  #oreocookieballs

This year, I couldn’t wait until Christmas to make some Oreo cookie balls.  With all the possible ways to make and decorate these treats, I wanted to do something special.  So I took my mandatory treat this time of year – Buckeyes – flipped them inside out and got a new, totally to die for peanut butter/chocolate treat everyone is going to love!!  I really like the flavor the cream cheese lends to the traditional Buckeye taste.  I think they’re destined for greatness,  just like these other Oreo cookie balls…

Oreo Cookie Ball Collage

  • Substitute white chocolate and roll them in coconut to make mini snowballs  {Love this idea!}
  • Pretzel antlers, candy eyes, and a red M&M for a team of reindeer
  • Topped with some toffee bits for some crunch
  • Add crushed candy canes for a minty kick

Get more fun flavor spins and great ways to deck out your Oreo cookie balls at Snackworks – the Toasted Coconut ones looks awesome!  And be sure to follow @oreo for cookie ball inspiration and recipes all season long.


Inside Out Buckeye Oreo Cookie Balls  #oreocookieballs


Inside Out Buckeye Oreo Cookie Balls

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Julie Espy {White Lights on Wednesday}


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 package OREO cookies finely crushed (36 cookies)
  • 2 bags Reese's Peanut Butter Chips regular peanut butter cannot be substituted


  1. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  2. Portion Oreo mixture into tablespoon sized cookie balls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Using your hands, roll each portion into a ball. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  3. Melt peanut butter chips in a double-boiler. Dip balls in melted peanut butter chips, being sure to leave some of the chocolate showing at the top for that Buckeye look.
  4. Place the cookie balls back onto the baking sheets. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

Recipe Notes

The melted peanut butter likes to harden pretty quickly on the cold cookie balls. The easiest ways to coat the cookie balls is to stick a toothpick in the top center and roll the cookie ball in the peanut butter. OR place the cookie ball on a fork, hold the fork over the peanut butter bowl, and use a spoon to drizzle peanut butter around the sides. Tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to knock off excess peanut butter. Use a knife to slide the cookie ball off the fork.


This post is sponsored by OREO. I was compensated for my review.

All opinions are 100% my own.


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