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Recipe: Nutella Oreo Balls

Yes, folks, it is another variation of the original Oreo Balls.

This time, I used Nutella. Honestly, when I first thought of making variations of these delicious little treats, Nutella was the first thing that came to mind.  Some day I will also probably make a peanut butter version…for the Husband, and all of the rest of you peanut butter fiends…not for me.

I crushed up regular Oreo’s for this one.  I actually  only used about 1/3 of the package – which is what we had left after making Oreo Ice Cream.

Things I learned this time around:

  • The Oreo’s need to be crushed pretty small in order to get round, non-crumbly balls.  I think I may not have crushed them quite enough so it made getting them into balls a bit tricky.  But, that also could have been caused by thing number 2.
  • Apparently the refrigerator is not a replacement for a freezer until you have them in balls.  Not even thinking about it, I put the Oreo and cream cheese mixture into the refrigerator instead of the freezer to harden before rolling it into balls.  When I the Husband went to roll the mix into balls, he said it was more crumbly than usual and attributed that to the fact that I had it in the refrigerator instead of the freezer.

Nutella Oreo Ball

For the melted chocolate, I used about the same ratio as the Mint Oreo Balls: 1.5 cups of semisweet chocolate chips, and about 1/2 cup of Nutella.  After they were dipped, I also drizzled melted Nutella on them.  It doesn’t look as pretty as the Mint drizzle, but I think its an extra added touch that makes them look even more delicious 🙂

Nutella Oreo Balls

by Kelly Nigl

Prep Time: 3 hours

Keywords: dessert


Ingredients (2-3 dozen balls (depending on)

  • 8 oz. Softened Cream Cheese
  • 18 oz. package of Oreo Cookies (crushed)
  • 1.5 c Semi-sweet or Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 c Nutella
  • 1 Tbsp. Shortening


Mix cream cheese in electric mixer until fluffy. You really do need an electric mixer for this, unless you have crazy strong arm muscles and want to spend an hour beating cream cheese. I haven’t tried it yet, but I bet you could use whipped cream cheese and then eliminate this step.

Crush Oreo cookies. The easiest way to do this, is to put them in a large plastic bag and roll over them with a rolling pin. I would guess a food processor or blender would work as well, but you might loose some that gets stuck to the blade.

Add crushed Oreo’s into whipped cream cheese until blended.

Put mixture into freezer for at least 2 hours. This is so that the cream cheese hardens.

Cover large cookie sheet with waxed or parchment paper.

Roll cookie mixture into balls and set onto prepared cookie sheet. If the balls seem soft, put them into the refrigerator for another 30 minutes to make the chocolate process easier.

Melt chocolate chips, Nutella, and shortening in the microwave. Using a toothpick or tongs, dip the prepared balls into the melted chocolate and then place back on to prepared baking sheet. If dipping each ball is too hard or time consuming for you, you can just carefully pour the chocolate over the balls. I happen to think the shape that they come out in when they are dipped is nicer. We used a toothpick and it seemed to work pretty well.

After the chocolate has slightly hardened, store in the refrigerator. I recommend keeping them on the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours, or until the cleanly peel off of the paper. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. The recipe makes 2-3 dozen balls, depending on the size.

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I should mention that just because they seemed crumbly and not as perfect as before, does not mean that they tasted any worse.  I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong with these things.

Ease: A-, a little bit of prep, but nothing too horrible.
Taste: A+, very good.  And they look so fancy, anyone would be impressed if you brought these to a gathering 🙂

Would I make these again? For sure.

And now I want to eat some of these, but we don’t have any left. Hmm.
What delicious dessert should I make today?

5 Responses

  1. That does look delicious!

    and. I have a confession.
    I have never had Nutella. on/in anything. and everyone raves about it, so I must be missing out…

  2. Oreo balls variation – use nutter butter cookies and a little peanut butter! Perfect with dark chocolate! YUMMMMMMMMMMY!

  3. Nutter Butter Balls rock.

    1 package of Nutter Butter sandwich cookies
    1 package of softened cream cheese
    1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
    1 package of Pilgrim’s Pantry Chocolate Bark
    1/2-3/4 creamy peanut butter

    Grind up cookies in a food processor. Add the cream cheese and cruncy peanut butter. Form into balls and put in the fridge for a few hours.
    Melt the almond bark. Add the peanut butter and stir together. It really adds a delicious peanut flavor.
    Dip the nutter butter balls into the chocolate, and set on wax paper. Decorate appropriately or eat right away.

    The last batch I made, I had to use up a homemade buttercream that was flavored with banana and almond. Wow. And I used creamy banana peanut butter in the chocolate. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW.

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