Skip to Content

Gingerbread Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls

Share this Recipe!

These Gingerbread Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls are incredibly easy and the perfect gift to give at holiday time. Made with delicious oreos, spiced with great gingerbread flavor and some peanut butter to hold it all together. Absolutely delicious! 

Gingerbread Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls

The holidays are quickly approaching and I love baking and making homemade gifts for my friends, family and neighbors.

From cookies, to mini loaves, cakes to brownies and most especially candy and truffles.

For the past several years we have been making OREO Cookie Balls to share with friends and family and they are always a big hit.

Super easy, three ingredients (plus any add on’s you want) and always look so festive all packaged up and ready to go.

Have you ever made OREO Cookie Balls?

Since I was a kid Oreo’s have always been my favorite go-to snack.

Especially when I’m craving chocolate.

There’s just something about those little sandwich cookies that make the world right.

When holiday time rolls around, we love making these OREO Cookie Balls because there are so many different ways to make them and change them up to be your own.

They make a great gift idea for friends and neighbors.

So we hopped on over to Walmart and headed straight for the cookie aisle and found the Oreo’s right away.

They have a huge section with all the different flavors.

It didn’t take long to settle on this years flavor, since Peanut Butter OREOS are some of our favorite anyway.

Gingerbread Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls #OREOCookieBalls #ad

OREO Cookie Balls Tutorial

(Scroll down for written directions)

Gingerbread Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls Step By Step #OREOCookieBalls #ad

1. Crush your OREOs. We used Peanut Butter OREOs for this recipe.

I used my food processor to make crushing them easier.

Sometimes I will put them all in a bag and crush them, but its difficult to get them into a fine crumb size evenly doing that.

So the food processor just works better.

Once you have your crushed OREOs, toss them into your mixer with the softened cream cheese and mix up well until everything is incorporated.

2. The picture above is what your mixture should look like.

We call it OREO dough and it can be used for so many other things, but today we are making Oreo Cookie Balls, that’s what it is.

3. Roll the Oreo Dough into 1-inch balls.

You should be able to get 48 of them as long as you don’t make some of the balls to big. haha

We do this each time, but then we just take away from or add to and re-roll.

Pop them in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes to get them plenty cold. It helps the chocolate stick and keeps the dough solid.

4. Once the Oreo Cookie Balls are ready (or while they are freezing), time to melt the chocolate.

Stir often so the bottom doesn’t burn and don’t turn it up too high. Let it melt slowly.

Gingerbread Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls Step By Step #OREOCookieBalls #ad

5. Next, toss your gingerbread cookies into your food processor and again give it a whirl turning those gingerbread men (or plain old gingerbread cookies) into crumbs.

We used a homemade gingerbread cookie recipe but you can use store-bought gingerbread men. It certainly doesn’t matter.

6. Now the fun part. Insert a toothpick into one of the Oreo Cookie Balls and roll it through the chocolate. Get it all covered with chocolate all the way around.

7. To remove the toothpick, you can kind of gently shake the Oreo Cookie Ball, or you can simply use another toothpick to push it off.

Push it off onto parchment paper on a large pan that will fit in your refrigerator.

You will more than likely end up with a small hole at the top.

Use the toothpick to smooth the chocolate over the hole.

If you are rolling, coating or sprinkling the Oreo Cookie Balls with anything, you can ignore the hole, it won’t matter.

8. Sprinkle your gingerbread crumbs over the top of each truffle.

You can roll them too if you’d like, but we just wanted to make them look a little like truffles.

Pop the pan in the refrigerator for at least an hour to help them finish drying.

If you are giving your OREO Cookie Balls as gifts, find some cute containers and tissue paper and package them up that way.

Deliver as soon as possible.


Gingerbread Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls

Gingerbread Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls

Yield: 48 OREO Cookie balls


  • 1 pkg., 8 oz. brick cream cheese, softened
  • 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups) (we used Peanut Butter OREO Cookies)
  • 4 pkg., 4 oz. each semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted

Optional Ingredients:

  • 5 Gingerbread Cookies, finely crushed (about 1 cup)


  1. Mix cream cheese and OREO cookie crumbs until blended.
  2. Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 minutes. Dip OREO cookie balls in melted chocolate; place in a single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
  3. Customize it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills. (see optional instructions)
  4. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Optional Instructions:

  1. Sprinkle gingerbread crumbs on top as soon as the OREO Cookie balls are on the waxed paper. Or allow to sit for a couple of moments and then roll the OREO Cookie ball through the gingerbread crumbs. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Share this Recipe!

Tell Us What You Think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Summer Davis

Monday 24th of November 2014

I mean, the whole peanut butter and chocolate thing had me from the get-go and then you go and add gingerbread crumbs?! This is culinary genius right here! So many OREO Cookie Balls, so little time! #client


Sunday 23rd of November 2014

Where's the peanut butter? Saw in name of recipe but not in the ingredient list

Nicole Cook

Sunday 23rd of November 2014

I used Peanut Butter Oreo Cookies for this recipe. That's where the peanut butter came from, but you can use any type you want and change the Oreo Balls up to be whatever you'd like.

Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

I love this idea -- seriously, how can you go wrong with oreos :D

Tammi @Momma's Meals

Tuesday 18th of November 2014

I am totally making these this season, you had me at gingerbread never mind peanut butter or oreo!!

Nicole Cook

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

They are just ridiculously good! We couldn't stop popping them into our mouths, and had to refrain so we could give batches away! haha Enjoy Tammi!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Monday 17th of November 2014

mmmmm love this holiday twist on Oreo Balls!!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe