These Oreo pumpkin balls are the perfect treat for fall! They are easy to make with simple ingredients like pumpkin puree, crushed Oreos, and cream cheese. Made in just a few minutes, this is a festive, no-bake dessert that is perfect to serve for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any fall-themed party!
If you are a golden Oreo cookie fan, you’ll love these Oreo balls. They are made with vanilla cookies instead of chocolate, and they taste delicious. Golden Oreos are a fun change from regular Oreos and give these truffles a nice color and flavor.
Oreo cookies. Regular golden Oreos, not double stuffed.
Cream cheese. Soften. Gives these truffles a creamy taste and helps to hold everything together.
Pumpkin puree. Homemade or store-bought. Adds a nice orange color and a strong pumpkin flavor.
Pumpkin spice. A mix of warm fall spices like ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ground ginger.
Chocolate chips. A mix of white and dark chocolate to dip the Oreo balls into.
How to make oreo pumpkin balls
To the food processor add pumpkin puree. You can use either canned or fresh pumpkin puree. Add soft room temperature cream cheese.
Take oreo cookies and add as well. I recommend crushing cookies in a few pieces before placing in to the food processor. I will help speed up the blending process. OR pulse them in the food processor first and than add cream cheese and pumpkin.
Now push on start and mix all the ingredients together until well blended. If you see some bigger cookie pieces, you can leave them for a chunky consistency.
Once done using your hands roll little balls out of the mixture (it will be very sticky) and place on the parchment lined cookie sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Prepare white chocolate. Melt it in the microwave for 20 seconds, stir and then melt for another 20 seconds. Stir well and add 1 teaspoon of an oil. It will make the chocolate mixture thinner and easier to coat balls.
Crush more oreo cookies (remove the filling) in a ziplock bag or in the food processor. Add to the bowl. Dip oreo pumpkin balls first in melted chocolate and than in cookie crumbs. Place back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Easy no-bake holiday dessert
Oreo balls are fun to make for any occasion but especially during the holidays because of how easy and delicious they are. These pumpkin spice Oreo balls come together very easily in a food processor using 5 ingredients. Covered in a crunchy dark or white chocolate shell, the soft cookie dough balls are sweet and filled with fantastic pumpkin flavor.
This no-bake pumpkin balls recipe is a wonderful go-to dessert. There’s no need to turn on an oven and they are perfect whenever you want something sweet. Since they are bite-sized, pumpkin Oreo balls are a great dessert to bring to any fall-themed party.
Use soften cream cheese. Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature, otherwise, it won’t mix with the Oreos and pumpkin as easily. If it’s too cold, you’ll end up with chunks of cream cheese instead of a smooth mixture.
Use a food processor. Using a mixer will help you to easily combine all the ingredients together and give you the perfect texture. If you don’t have a mixer, you can crush the cookies inside a large gallon bag using a heavy-bottomed pot or a rolling pin.
Then mix everything together in a large mixing bowl. You will have a chunkier texture, but your pumpkin balls will still taste great.
Refrigerate before shaping into balls. This will allow the cookie mixture to firm up enough so that you can roll them into balls and then dip them into the chocolate. Otherwise, you will have a mess and they won’t hold their shape.
Reheat chocolate as needed. The melted chocolate can start to harden as you are dipping the truffles. If it does, just pop the bowl back into the microwave and reheat for 10 – 20 seconds until it’s smooth and melted again.
Frequently asked questions
Oreo balls are made of crushed Oreos and cream cheese dipped in chocolate. These Oreo balls are fall-inspired, so pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice are also added!
Yes! It’s best to keep the Oreo pumpkin balls refrigerated until you are ready to serve them. As the cream cheese softens, it will change the texture of the balls. The chocolate shell also tastes the best when it is cold and firm.
Golden Oreos are made with vanilla cookies instead of chocolate. They are sandwiched between the same creme filling as regular Oreos.
Your cookie mixture is probably too soft. If you chill the cookie dough for 1 hour before shaping, it will be firm enough to roll into balls that will hold their shape.
Using two forks or a three-pronked dipping tool is the best and easiest way to dip your pumpkin balls into the chocolate without making too much of a mess. Just gently tap away any extra chocolate onto the side of the bowl before transferring them to the crushed cookie crumbs.
Store pumpkin balls in the air tight container in the fridge for u to 5 days. You can freeze them as well. Freeze in the freezer safe containers or ziplock bag for up to 3 months.
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- 1 family pack golden oreo cookies
- 4 oz soft cream cheese
- ½ cup pumpkin pure
- pinch of pumpkin spice
- 2 cups white and dark chocolate chips
- 1 regular pack golden oreos cookies ( for topping)
- 1 teaspoon oil
- Combine cream cheese, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice and oreos in the food processor. Mix well.
- Form little balls and place on the cookie sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes.
- Melt dark or white chocolate chips in the microwave for 60 seconds, stirring every 20 seconds. Add oil and stir.
- Dip balls in to the melted chocolate. Roll each ball in crushed golden oreo cookies (just cookies, no filling).
- Leave them in the fridge to set (about 30 minutes).
Leftovers. Store pumpkin balls in the air tight container in the fridge for u to 5 days.
Freeze. You can freeze them as well. Freeze in the freezer safe containers or ziplock bag for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g