If you thought there wasn’t anything better than a traditional cheesecake, just wait until you try these delicious (and oh-so-addictive) no-bake Oreo cheesecake balls!
All you need is THREE ingredients, and in a short time you will have a yummy bite-sized snack which makes a great dessert, sweet treat or Christmas gift for teachers and friends. You can also simply make them all for yourself!
It’s important to allow the mixture to chill at the stages specified (and yes, I know it’s tempting to skip this so they are ready sooner!) as this will help them to keep their shape and it will also assist the chocolate to set properly and not just slide right off. I like to coat these little balls of cheesecake goodness in white chocolate, but you can also use milk or dark chocolate, or even a mixture of both if you like. There really isn’t a lot involved in putting this recipe together and you could even get the kids to help you out. They may not be able to resist having a taste of the chocolate or cheesecake mixture – most likely both!
No-bake Oreo cheesecake balls
Makes: approx. 20 balls
Prep time: 1 hr 30 mins
Cooking time: nil
Total time: 1 hr 30 mins
- 1 x 274 g pack Oreo biscuits
- 250g cream cheese, softened
- 200g white chocolate
- Line a large container with baking paper and set aside until needed.
- Place the Oreos into a food processor and mix until they resemble fine crumbs. Add cream cheese and mix for approx. 1 minute or until combined.
- Transfer the cheesecake mixture into a bowl and place it into the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
- Once the cheesecake mixture is firm, use a spoon to scoop up the mixture and roll into balls. Place the balls into the container you prepared earlier and place back into the fridge to firm up again.
- In the meantime, break the white chocolate into squares and place it into a microwave-safe bowl. Cook the white chocolate for 30-second spurts until just melted, stirring between each spurt.
- Use 2 forks to dip the balls into the melted white chocolate and place them back into the container.
- Repeat until all of the balls have been coated with white chocolate and then place the container back into the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the white chocolate to set.
- The time it takes to combine the cream cheese and Oreo biscuit crumbs will vary depending on the softness of the cream cheese you are using.
- It’s important to make sure the cheesecake mixture is placed back into the fridge to firm, otherwise the balls will not hold their shape.
- These cheesecake balls are best stored in the fridge and will keep for up to a week in an airtight container.
- You can also use milk or dark chocolate to coat.
Lauren is the creator of the blog Create Bake Make where she shares simple delicious and most importantly easy recipes that the kids can help make and the entire family will enjoy. A keen home baker, Lauren is also a mum to three boys, so when she isn't breaking up arguments over toy trucks, you will find her in the kitchen baking up a storm! In her rare quiet moments, you will find her curled up with a book or the latest magazine, enjoying a hot coffee or indulging in her slight online shopping addiction.