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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Oreo Cookie Balls

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Oreo Cookie Ball

With Thanksgiving just over and Christmas only 22 days away, we are all looking for that special knock- their-socks-off magical sweet to adorn our holiday goodie tray to have our guests saying “oooooh, aaaaah”.  And wouldn’t it be great if you found that magical sweet and it only contained 3 ingredients and was super easy to make?

Well Santa just waved his magical wand and your wish just came true – Peppermint Hot Chocolate Oreo Cookie Balls.

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What makes these so magical?

I’m so glad you asked.

  • Only 3 ingredients.
  • No oven space needed.
  • Easy enough to do in between making other treats.
  • Little people can help and not “mess” it up.
  • Therapy – if you crush the Oreos in a bag, you can take out any frustration on the Oreos and they won’t hold it against you.
  • Large enough batch to feed a small army.
  • Family and friends will be asking for the recipe after they devour them.

Seriously easy. Seriously delicious. Seriously knock-their-socks-off magical.

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I was happy to partner with OREO on this recipe. I was compensated for my idea on this post, but all opinions are 100% my own.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Oreo Cookie Balls

Since this recipe requires a little bit of wait time, I made up about half the batch and put into the freezer to get them started. I finished rolling up the last half and by then, the first half was ready to roll in the hot chocolate powder. Repeat. While you are waiting for about an hour for the balls to get firm in the refrigerator, you can easily make up another treat in the kitchen to utilize your time best.

Yield: 48 - 1" Cookie Balls

Prep Time: 20 min

Total Time: 1 hour 30 min


• 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
• 30 Mint or Peppermint OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
• 1 cup hot chocolate powder mix


1. MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
2. SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min.
3. Roll balls in hot chocolate powder until fully covered; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
4. REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.

Adapted from Oreo Cookie Ball Recipe


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4 Responses to “Peppermint Hot Chocolate Oreo Cookie Balls”

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    Lori — December 3, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Totally making these!

    • Kendra replied: — December 3rd, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

      You NEED to! And yes, there are only 30 cookies in the package so you may want to buy 2 so you can eat/steal a few. 🙂

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    Sarah @ Miss Candiquik — December 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

    These look amazing! The peppermint oreos are my favorite!!! In fact…they are the only ones I like, lol. I know – I’m crazy.

    • Kendra replied: — December 6th, 2013 @ 8:42 am

      Seriously? You only like the one kind of Oreo? I’m not sure I’ve ever known someone like that. 🙂 You’ll love these Oreo Cookie Balls then – just the right amount of peppermint flavor!