Orange basketball oreo balls are made with only 3 ingredients. This easy, fun, bite-sized dessert recipe is no-bake and great for a basketball party. Everyone will love this chocolate-covered truffle dessert made from oreo cookies and cream cheese.
My youngest plays basketball year-round and loves all things basketball-related. To celebrate March Madness, we made basketball oreo balls. This easy treat is a great idea for an end-of-season school basketball team celebration, March Madness, the Final Four, NBA Finals, or when watching your favorite team play.
If you’re a football fan, check out our Football OREO Ball recipe!
No-bake Basketball OREO Cookie Balls
The recipe is based on our classic 3 ingredient OREO Balls. This tasty treat is very simple to make and a great recipe for kids to help with.
To make oreo balls you will need to crush oreo cookies and mix them with cream cheese. The next step is to scoop the truffles into balls and cover them with chocolate. In this case, we used orange and black candy melts to resemble basketballs.
Tip: use gluten-free oreo cookies for an allergy-friendly treat!
What you will need to make this recipe
- Oreo cookies – regular or gluten-free OREO cookies, not double-stuffed. Seasonal flavors will also work if the filling is the equivalent of the classic oreo cookies.
- Cream cheese – softened cream cheese helps bind the crushed cookies together to help create a two-ingredient truffle-like texture.
- Orange candy melts – find orange candy melts in the baking aisle at the grocery store or local craft store baking section. If orange candy melts are unavailable, add 1-3 drops of gel food coloring to melted white chocolate.
- Black candy melts – a small portion of black candy melts or dark chocolate is used to decorate the basketball lines.
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How long do OREO balls last?
OREO balls can be refrigerated for 3 days or frozen for up to 2 months. Make them a day ahead of a party and store them in an airtight container until ready to eat.
Can you leave oreo balls out?
Yes, but only for up to an hour. The texture is best when served cold. The cream cheese in the truffle will begin to soften at room temperature the longer it sits out. I’d recommend keeping the dessert bites in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Basketball Oreo Balls
- 36 Oreo cookies
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 2 cups orange candy melts
- 1/4 cup black candy melts
- Place oreo cookies in a food processor. Pulse until finely crumbled.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine oreo cookies with softened cream cheese. Refrigerate mixture for 10 minutes.
- Scoop into 1-inch balls. Place on a silicone mat or parchment-covered baking sheet. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes or until firm.
- Melt orange candy wafers according to package directions. Dip basketballs into chocolate and shake off excess. Place back on covered baking sheet. If needed, refrigerate for a few minutes to help the chocolate set faster.
- Melt black wafers then transfer into a piping bag. Add a vertical and horizontal line, then two curved lines on the sides.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.