Pumpkin Oreo Balls are an irresistible fall treat. They are super cute and they are delicious too! Kids love helping make them.
Whenever I bring these oreo truffles to a family gathering, the kids go crazy for them! But I’ve got to admit that the adults find them just as good as the kids do. They would look super cute on a platter for an autumn harvest party, Halloween party, or Thanksgiving dinner.
Pumpkin Oreo Balls Ingredients
To make these pumpkin oreo truffles you’ll need vanilla sandwich cookies and cream cheese for the dough along with a few items for decorating the pumpkins.
- Oreos: We used Golden Oreos because we wanted to have orange oreo balls because they look more like pumpkins. That being said, you can use any flavor of Oreos you want.
- Cream Cheese: The cream cheese is what holds the oreo crumbs together and it brings flavor to the oreo balls as well.
- Food Coloring: We love using gel paste food coloring because you get the deepest color with the least amount of food coloring needed.
- Candy Wafers: Orange candy wafers are used as the coating to make the pumpkins and green candy wafers are used to make the leaves.
- Shortening: We found that adding a little shortening to the candy melts makes it so much easier to dip the oreo truffles.
- Pretzel Pieces: The pumpkin stems are made with pretzel pieces. We used pretzel rods because of their size. You could use pretzel sticks but the stems will be smaller.
How To Make Pumpkin Oreo Balls
Pumpkin Oreo Balls are easy to make although they do take a little extra time because each ball gets coated in orange candy wafers. Let the kids help roll the dough into balls and add them pretzel stems.
- Crush the Cookies: We used a food processor to crush the Oreos. You can also use a high-speed blender or crush them in a gallon-sized ziptop bag with a rolling pin.
- Make the Dough: Combine the crushed Oreos, softened cream cheese, and food coloring to make the dough.
- Form the Balls: When forming the balls of dough we recommend using a dough scoop to get evenly sized amounts of the dough. Roll each ball between your hands and then place them on a parchment-covered baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer until they are firm but not frozen.
- Dip and Decorate: Coat each ball of dough with melted orange candy wafers and top with a pretzel piece for the stem. Use the melted green candy wafers to make leaves.
To make pumpkin flavored Oreo balls, you can add 1-2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice to the cream cheese mixture. You can also add about 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree if you want but you may need to chill the oreo balls longer before dipping them due to the additional moisture.
Yes, it is best to chill Oreo balls before dipping them. If you skip chilling them first they won’t hold their round shape very well. You can chill them for about 15 minutes in the freezer or 1-2 hours in the refrigerator.
You need to store oreo balls in the fridge since they contain cream cheese. Place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for 2-3 months.
Want more pumpkin recipes? Try these next:
Smooth, creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake is so delicious with a gingersnap crust! Serve it with whipped cream, a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, and a cup of coffee.
This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is a family favorite. We also like using this recipe to make pumpkin muffins!
Bring these Pumpkin Bars to a party or potluck and they will disappear in a flash! It tastes even BETTER than pumpkin pie!