Adorable Turkey OREO Cookie Balls for Thanksgiving - This no-bake chocolate truffle recipe is easy to make and customize for any holiday or occasion.
You know, I feel like Thanksgiving doesn't get enough love when it comes to cute & creative recipes and desserts. Now that Halloween is over, I've fast-forwarded all of my energy into the holidays with grand ideas for Christmas goodies and treats that are sure to "WOW" my friends and family.
But then there's Thanksgiving— sure, we usually have pumpkin pie, but it doesn't get more exciting that except for a little bit of whipped cream and maybe a side of ice cream. Thanksgiving has become so vanilla. At least in our home.
This year I decided to change that when I came across a recipe for OREO Cookie Balls. First, let that sink in for a second— OREO. Cookie. Balls. How I'm just finding out about this recipe me is beyond me. Apparently, it's been circulating for YEARS!
As I've recently learned, OREO Cookie Balls are the most delicious thing you can put in your mouth. Imagine a decadent chocolate truffle made from OREO cookies. Because you roll these little delights into balls, the opportunities for decorating are virtually endless. I choose to make my first batch of OREO Cookie Balls into cute little turkeys in honor of Thanksgiving. I bought all of the ingredients at my local Walmart with the cookies near the dairy aisle — and the best part? THERE ARE ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS!
I know you're just dying for the recipe— This is the basic recipe for OREO Cookie Balls before decorating. See below for how to decorate Turkey OREO Cookie Balls.
How to Make OREO Cookie Balls
- 36 OREO Cookies finely crushed (about 3 cups)
- 8 oz brick cream cheese softened
- 4 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate melted
MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
CUSTOMIZE it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills (see below for directions on how to create Thanksgiving turkey OREO cookie balls!)
REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.
Share and enjoy!
Tip: You can use ANY flavor OREO cookie!
Thanksgiving Turkey OREO Cookie Balls
To make your OREO Cookie Balls into Thanksgiving Turkey OREO Cookie Balls, you'll just need a few additional ingredients for decoration.
- Candy eyes 2 for each turkey
- Candy corn 4-6 candies for each turkey, depending on if you like the 3 or 5 feather look + 1 for beak
- Mini baking cups one for each OREO cookie ball
Once OREO Cookie Balls are prepared & cooled according to the recipe above, place 1 OREO Cookie Ball into each of the mini baking cups. I like using these cups because they are easier to handle and serve.
Place 3-5 pieces of candy corn into each OREO Cookie Ball to resemble turkey feathers. These candies should stick inside and stay without a problem.
Using a little melted chocolate from OREO Cookie Ball recipe, "glue" on two candy eyes.
To make each turkey's beak, cut a piece of candy corn in half. Use melted chocolate to keep it in place under. Chill until ready to serve
Want to make Turkey OREO Cookie Balls? You might find these useful:
Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (19.1-Ounce Family Size Package)Wilton Candy Eyeballs,0.88 Ounce,Count of 50Festival Candy Eyes Treat Toppers, 2.9 OunceBrach's Candy Corn 11 oz bagBaker's Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Squares, 4 ozWilton Baking Cups, Mini, White, 350-CountAmazonBasics Silicone Baking Mat - 2 PackReynolds Kitchens Cookie Baking Sheets Parchment Paper
More Turkey Ideas for Thanksgiving
Fall Recipes You Might Like:
- Turkey Oreo Truffles
- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins
- Baked Pumpkin Donuts
- Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
- Pumpkin Spice Fried Apple Rings
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
- Candy Corn Magic Bars
- Crock Pot Caramel
- Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Cookies
- Mini Apple Cheesecakes
- Mini Apple Dumplings
- Mini Muffin Tin Apple Pie Bites
This post is brought to you by #CollectiveBias on behalf of #OREOCookieBalls. All opinions are my own.
Where do you buy "candy eyes" ??
Hi Christie, I picked up my candy eyes at Walmart, but Michael's also sells them. You can also get them on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BPU1P8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005BPU1P8&linkCode=as2&tag=dm07-20&linkId=ACMXQRRGDIZV4H7J
Your turkeys are SO CUTE! I absolutely love them! They look so cozy in their little mini cupcake papers! You did a GREAT job on them. Can I come over and steal them all away from you? #client
Oh Summer, these Turkey OREO Cookie Balls are LONG gone -=- we GOBBLED them up! They were soooo good!
Those turkey Oreo balls are too cute! My nephew would go nuts over these if I made them for him!
When you crush up the cookies do you leave the creamy center in or just crush up the cookie part?
I used the whole cookie...creme & all!!
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Nice Recipe !!
Yum they look great and I bet they taste amazing too
I found that when I tried to put the feathers in, the chocolate cracked. Wondering if it would work better to put candy corn in before cooling? Or maybe I am putting them at the wrong time in the process.
I cant wait to try these!!! How many did the recipe make? I don't want to over buy for the people I need to make them for! They look delicious!
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Your turkeys are SO CUTE!
Is there a substitute you can use for the cream cheese? Maybe frosting?