OREO cookie balls are fun to decorate for any season! Especially when you stick them in a super fun DIY gift box, too!
Rudolph OREO Cookie Balls + Gift Box Tutorial {free printable!}
Prep Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
OREO cookie balls are fun to decorate for any season! Especially when you stick them in a super fun DIY gift box, too!
Course: Dessert
Author: Meaghan | Cook. Craft. Love.
Ingredients
For the OREO Cookie Balls:
  • 8 oz brick cream cheese softened
  • 36 cups OREO Cookies finely crushed (about 3 )
  • 4 4 oz packages semi-sweet baking chocolate melted
  • Red chocolate candies optional for decorating
  • Candy eyes optional for decorating
  • pieces Pretzels broken into , optional for decorating
For the Gift Box:
  • Free gift box template 1 finished box fits 4 cookie balls
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick and/or clear tape
  • Red or white tissue paper
  • White ribbon
Instructions
For the OREO Cookie Balls:
  1. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  2. Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls and freeze for 10 minutes. Dip balls in melted chocolate.
  3. Place on a single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  4. Pour warm, leftover chocolate immediately into a plastic bag and set aside.
  5. To decorate use leftover melted chocolate* to attach red chocolate candies and candy eyes to front of cookie ball. Carefully push pretzel pieces into top of cookie ball to form antlers and secure with melted chocolate if necessary.
  6. Store in the fridge before gifting.
For the Gift Box:
  1. Measure and cut template to an 8.5 by 8.5 inch square.
  2. Fold sides up and cut along black lines.
  3. Bring each small rectangle together starting with the two on the top, then the two in the middle, then the two on the bottom and secure with glue. Bring triangle up and glue to the gathered strips, pressing firmly. You can use tape on the inside to make it more stable. Repeat on 2nd side.
  4. Line bottom of the box with tissue paper, gently lay cookie balls inside, and bring tissue paper up around cookie balls to keep them covered and secure. Tie tissue paper with ribbon.
Recipe Notes

*If chocolate isn't melted enough by the time your cookie balls are ready for decorating simply microwave it for 10-15 seconds until melted enough to squeeze out of the bag.