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Grinch Oreo Balls

Grinch Oreo Balls are the perfect sweet treat for the holiday season! A decadent combination of Oreos, cream cheese, and white chocolate these are so good, they’ll become a Christmas tradition.

Grinch Oreo Balls with red santa hats, candy eyeballs and dark eyebrows displayed on a round cutting board.

Grinch Oreo Balls

These Grinch Oreo Balls are extra adorable because they are decorated with white vanilla frosting to look like Mr. Grinch! This is really taking the classic Oreo balls up a notch and are perfect if you’re looking for Grinch party ideas.

We all love the Dr. Seuss story about how the Grinch Stole Christmas but instead his heart grew three times bigger and learned the true meaning of Christmas. Thankfully, the Grinch didn’t steal Christmas, but these delicious treats will steal the show at your next holiday party.

Add in these super cute Santa Cupcakes and you’ll have the two favorite Christmas characters!

Along with this holiday treat, make it a full-on Grinch themed Christmas party! We have a bunch of Grinch recipes to choose from.

Try these Grinch Sugar Cookies, Sweet Grinch Dip for fruit and cookies, plus this super easy recipe for bite sized Grinch Pretzels with candy hearts.

Why You’ll Love these Grinch Oreo Balls

  • These holiday treats couldn’t be any cuter!
  • Oreo cookie balls are always popular because the chocolate, cookies and cream cheese combination is delicious.
  • It’s an easy no-bake dessert.
  • Grinch Oreo Balls are fun treats your party guests will adore!

Oreo Grinch Truffle decorated to look like The Grinch.

 

More Grinch Dessert Recipes to Love

It’s the Christmas season and here are even more Grinch treats that will make a perfect addition to your holiday dessert table:

Grinch Cookies (topped with a cute a red heart sprinkle)

Grinch Fruit Dip

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs

Grinch Cupcakes (with a surprise baked in)

Kitchen Tools

  • Baking Sheet
  • Waxed Paper
  • Food Processor (or large freezer bag and a rolling pin)
  • Spatula
  • Small Cookie Scoop
  • Microwave-safe Bowl (or a double boiler) to melt chocolate
  • Fork
  • 3 Piping Bags
  • Star Tip (for white frosting only)
  • Plain Tip (for red frosting only)

 

Bite taken out of a grinch oreo ball.

 

Oreo Balls Ingredients

All you need are a few simple ingredients to make best Grinch Oreo Balls:

OREO COOKIES: The base for these delicious truffles.

CREAM CHEESE: Use softened cream cheese. Simply set it out on the counter for about 30 minutes before using.

WHITE CHOCOLATE: The best tasting outer coating for the oreo balls. See variations below if you would like to use candy melts or white chocolate chips.

GREEN FOOD COLORING: Oil based green food coloring.

WHITE VANILLA FROSTING: You’ll need a tub of pre-made vanilla frosting  (or use your own recipe).

RED AND BLACK FOOD COLORING: You’ll use the red and black food coloring color the vanilla frosting to create the Grinch face.

CANDY EYEBALLS: Fun editable candy eyeballs are easy to find at your local grocery store, If you can’t find them, here are some candy eyeballs you can order from Amazon.

Grinch Oreo Truffles ingredients displayed on counter top.

 

How to Make Grinch Oreo Balls

STEP 1: Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and set it aside. You can use parchment paper, but for best results waxed paper is better because the chocolate won’t stick as much as it will to parchment paper.

STEP 2: Add the Oreo cookies to your food processor and pulse until they are crumbs. For best results, using a food processor is easiest and quickest. See the tips section below if you want to use a baggie and a rolling pin for additional directions.

STEP 3: Next, cut your cream cheese into smaller blocks then add them to the Oreo cookie crumbs. Mix with a spatula until the cream cheese and Oreo crumbs are fully combined.

I did this in the same bowl as my food processor, but you can transfer the cookie crumbs into a large mixing bowl to mix with the cream cheese if preferred.

Collage of 4 photos: Oreo cookies in food process, oreo cookie crumbles, adding blocks of cream cheese and oreoe cookies mixed with cream cheese.

 

STEP 4: Use a cookie scoop to make 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. You can also just use your hands to make them.

STEP 5: Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

STEP 6: In a small bowl, melt the white chocolate in the microwave. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Continue the heating sessions at 30 seconds, stirring each time until smooth. You can also use the double boiler method to melt the chocolate if you prefer.

STEP 7: Stir in the green food coloring until you reach the desired shade of green chocolate.

Top photo is oreo cookie balls on waxed paper covered cookie sheet and bottom photo is melted white chocolate in a bowl with green food coloring streaked on top of it.

 

STEP 8: Using a large fork, dip each chilled Oreo cookie truffle into the melted chocolate, covering the entire ball. Shake off the excess chocolate and place back on the lined baking sheet.

Top photo melted white chocolate turned green with food coloring and bottom photo using a fork to dip an oreo cookie ball into the green melted chocolate.

 

STEP 9: Add two candy eyeballs to each Oreo ball and chill in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Yes, they look so ugly at this stage!! LOL

STEP 10: Divide your vanilla frosting into 3 bowls. Add red food coloring in one bowl and black food coloring in another bowl. Add the white, black and red vanilla frosting into individual piping bags. Add a small star tip to the white frosting piping bag. On the red frosting, add a plain tip. On the black frosting, make a small snip in the bottom corner of the piping bag.

NOTE: You’ll need more white and red frosting than the black. 

STEP 11: Use the black frosting to create the angry eyebrows over the top of each candy eyeball.

STEP 12: Using the red frosting, pipe in a swirling motion to create the Santa hat on top, just above the eyes.

STEP 13: Use the white frosting to trim the hat and add a pom-pom on top of the hat.

STEP 14: Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Collage of four photos decorating the grinch oreo balls. Adding candy eyeballs, grinch eyebrows, red santa hat and white santa hat decoration.

 

Variations

  • Use mint Oreos (or any other flavor) for a fun new flavor for your Grinch Oreo Balls.
  • Instead of white chocolate, you can use green candy melts. The candy coating has a similar taste to white chocolate. Make sure not to overheat the melted candy.
  • You can also use white chocolate chips, but these do not melt near as smoothly. Only use then if you’re in a pinch as they will be harder to work with.

 

Upclose decorated grinch oreo ball with santa hat, candy eyes and black eyebrows.

 

Tips

  • If you accidentally overheat the chocolate in the microwave or it is too thick to dip your Oreo balls, you can add a few drops of coconut oil or vegetable oil to thin it out.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can put the Oreo cookies in a gallon size bag (freezer bags are thicker) and use a rolling pin to crush them. Be careful not to tear the bag. You’ll also need to keep shaking the bag around then use the rolling pin again to get all the pieces into crumbles (this can take a bit of time to do).
  • Let your cream cheese sit out to soften. This will make it easier to mix in with the Oreo cookies.

Grinch Oreo Balls with red santa hats, candy eyeballs and dark eyebrows displayed on a round cutting board.

 

How to Store

Because these Grinch Oreo Balls use cream cheese, they must be stored in the refrigerator.

Place them in an airtight container, but make sure it is large enough to space them out in a single layer so they don’t stick to each other. Also make sure to use a container that is tall enough so not to smush the decorative Santa hat.

Before serving, allow them to sit out at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes so they aren’t too cold when your party guest take a bite.

These Grinch Oreo Balls are a great way to add some fun to your Christmas treats this year! They are perfect for a Grinch theme holiday party or super adorable as edible gifts for friends and neighbors.

Yield: 36

Grinch Oreo Balls

Grinch Oreo Balls with red santa hats, candy eyeballs and dark eyebrows displayed on a round cutting board.

Grinch Oreo Balls are the perfect sweet treat for the holiday season! A decadent combination of Oreos, cream cheese, and white chocolate these are so good, they'll become a Christmas tradition.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 36 Oreo Cookies ( 1 - 14.3 ounce package)
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, soft
  • 16 ounces White Chocolate
  • Green Food Coloring, oil based
  • 16 ounce tub White Vanilla Frosting
  • Black Food Coloring
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Decorator Candy Sugar Eyes

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and set it aside.
  2. Add the Oreo cookies to your food processor and pulse until they are crumbs.
  3. Next, cut your cream cheese into smaller blocks then add them to the Oreo cookie crumbs. Mix with a spatula until the cream cheese and Oreo crumbs are fully combined.
  4. Use a cookie scoop to make 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. You can also just use your hands to make the balls.
  5. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  6. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in the microwave. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Continue the heating sessions at 30 second intervals, stirring each time until smooth. You can also use the double boiler method to melt the chocolate if you prefer.
  7. Stir in the green food coloring until you reach the desired shade of green chocolate.
  8. Using a large fork, dip each chilled Oreo cookie truffle into the melted chocolate, covering the entire ball. Shake off the excess chocolate and place back on the lined baking sheet.
  9. Add two candy eyeballs to each Oreo ball and chill in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
  10. Divide your vanilla frosting into 3 bowls. Add red food coloring in one bowl and black food coloring in another bowl. Add the white, black and red vanilla frosting into individual piping bags. Add a small star tip to the white frosting piping bag. On the red frosting, add a plain tip. On the black frosting, make a small snip in the bottom corner of the piping bag. Note: You'll need more white and red frosting than the black. 
  11. Use the black frosting to create the angry eyebrows over the top of each candy eyeball.
  12. Using the red frosting with palin tip to pipe in a swirling motion to create the Santa hat on top, just above the eyes.
  13. Use the white frosting with star tip to trim the hat and add a pom-pom on top of the hat.
  14. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Notes

See recipe post for additional tips and variations.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 1g

Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

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