Everyone will be green with envy when they see these adorable Frankenstein Oreo balls on your dessert platter. A delicious Oreo ball made with crushed Oreos, cream cheese, and dipped in green melting chocolate and decorated to look like Frankenstein. The ultimate Halloween dessert.
Frankenstein desserts are a must for the Halloween season. This is a non-spooky dessert that is great for kids and adults this Halloween season. Consider making these ghost truffles, spider cookies, or even whip up these Halloween candy apples.
While Oreo balls are often served at Thanksgiving and Christmas time, we can’t rule them out for the Halloween season. With a switch of colors and designs, you have a tasty treat for the trick-or-treat season.
Reasons You Will Love These Frankenstein Oreo Balls
- These Oreo balls are a festive Halloween treat of the iconic monster!
- A great spooky-themed dessert for your next Halloween bash.
- Easy to make, and no baking is required for this easy dessert.
- Great for parties or serving up a treat for a crowd. Make as many or as few as you would like.
- Customize the way you decorate the Oreo balls any way you would like. Get creative, use different decorations, etc.
Oreo – You will finely crush Oreos to make the base of the Oreo balls.
Cream Cheese – Softened cream cheese is a must as it is going to mix well together and create a creamy texture.
Vanilla – A little vanilla is going to help sweeten up the mixture and blend the ingredients to bring all the flavors together.
Melting Chocolate – Light green melting chocolates are going to help give you that Frankenstein-green look. Then reach for black or dark chocolate candy melts for drawing on the face.
Crisco – Crisco shortening is going to help give the chocolate a nice glossy look and help the chocolate set up quickly.
Sprinkles – I reached for long black sprinkles for the hair of the Frankensteins.
Pretzel Sticks – Pretzel sticks are used to use for the ear part of the balls.
Candy Eyes – Candy eyes are an easy way to get eyeballs for your spooky Frankenstein.
Variations to Recipe
- Use any flavor of Oreo to make these monsters. Peanut butter Oreos, mint, seasonal flavors, and more.
- Add in some mint extract for a minty monster truffle.
- Play around with the colors of melting chocolate to create different looks.
- Change up the sprinkles used, add on homemade frosting eyes, etc.
- Add the Frankensteins to sticks to make a cake pop version.
- Mix in chopped nuts or seeds for a crunchy twist to the Oreo balls.
- Dried fruit can be chopped and mixed in the Oreo mixture.
Tips for Success
Crush Oreos in a food processor for a quick crushing. Or grab a rolling pin and a Ziploc bag. Crush the Oreo cookies in a bag by rolling the rolling pin over the top. Create fine crumbs.
Use a cookie scoop to create even-sized truffles. This will ensure that the Oreo truffles don’t come in different sizes.
Make sure to melt chocolate in small heat increments. Stir between each heat cycle to prevent the burning of the chocolate.
Then if your chocolate begins to harden in between dipping the Oreo truffles then just reheat the chocolate. Then begin dipping again.
You will decorate each truffle one at a time. Otherwise, the chocolate will harden before you get sprinkles on or the pretzel rods.
Shake off Excess Chocolate
Make sure to shake off excess chocolate to the Oreo truffles. This is going to prevent a clumping on the parchment paper. Otherwise at the bottom of the truffles will pool up and harden big chunks of chocolate.
Add this easy Oreo balls recipe to your Halloween party dessert table or enjoy while watching Halloween movies with the family!
I used my hands to shape the truffle bites into a square. Just use your hands to press and make a square shape on all sides.
Make sure to allow your chocolate to set up firmly before you try to store or move the truffles. Otherwise, you could make a mess.
With Halloween lurking right around the corner, I’ve really been getting into making alll the things yummy for Halloween! I love concocting spooky and fun little treats to share during the Halloween season.
Ok, how cute are these little guys? I know that Halloween is supposed to be all about the spooky, but I couldn’t help myself.
Refrigerate – You can store the Frankenstein Oreo balls in a sealed container. Make sure to place in a single layer. If you plan to stack the truffles, then place a line of parchment paper or wax paper between layers. These will last for around a week in the fridge.
Freezer – Go right ahead and freeze the Oreo bites. Just freeze for 3-5 months. Then thaw in the fridge for a few hours to overnight.
Do Oreo balls need to be refrigerated?
Oreo balls do need refrigeration due to the cream cheese. You can also freeze the balls if you want to extend the shelf life even longer.
Can I use flavored cream cheese?
Go right ahead and use a flavored cream cheese if you want to alter the flavor of the Oreo balls. Strawberry or even blueberry would be a great twist in flavor.
Can I use other cookies instead of Oreos?
Yes, chocolate chip cookies, graham crackers, and any other crunchy cookie works. Just use the same amount of cookies to replace the Oreos.
How do I dip Oreo balls without making a mess?
Use a fork to dip the balls in the melted chocolate. Just tap off the excess chocolate to allow the chocolate to prevent dripping all over.
Are Oreo balls suitable for kids to make?
Of course. You can make these Oreo balls with kids if you have kiddos who love decorating treats. Just make sure that if they are too little some steps you help like melting the chocolate.
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Frankenstein Oreo Balls
- 36 Oreos finely crushed
- 8 oz cream cheese softened at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups light green melting wafers
- ½ cup black or dark chocolate melting wafers
- 1-½ tablespoons crisco shortening
- Black sprinkles long not round
- Pretzel sticks
- Small candy eyes
- In a large mixing bowl, combine oreos, cream cheese and vanilla extract. Mix with an eclectic hand or stand mixer for 1-2 minutes until fully combined and one dough-like mixture is formed.
- Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop dough from the bowl and form into an even, smooth, round ball using the palms of your hands. Place each ball on a large cookie sheet prepared with parchment paper. Use your fingers to press down onto the Oreo ball to create a flat top. Flip the ball over on the side and do the same. Repeat for all sides until you create a square shape!
- Place a cookie sheet inside the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
- Near the end of the chill time, begin to prepare the green melting wafers. Place the wafers in a microwave safe bowl and heat on 50% power or on defrost mode for 1 minute. Stir with a fork and add 1 tablespoon of crisco. Return to the microwave for additional 30 seconds bursts, stirring in between, until smooth and silky. It should have the consistency of dressing.
- Dip the oreo bites inside the green chocolate using two forks or dipping tools, coating it completely before adding it back on the cookie sheet. Be sure to scrape the bottoms of your forks or dipping tools to remove any excess chocolate. You can also gently sling the ball from side to side to remove any excess.
- Immediately dip one side of the square into the black sprinkles. This will create Frankenstein’s hair. Add candy eyes to the front face of each bite. Then break off the round ends of each pretzel stick (about 1 inch lengths) and press them simultaneously into the sides of Frankenstein’s head. Repeat for all oreo bite and place the baking sheet back inside the refrigerator during step 7.
- Repeat step 4 for the remaining dark chocolate or black melting wafers and crisco. Once chocolate is fully melted, add it to a small sandwich-size Ziploc bag. Be sure to remove any air before closing the bag. Using a pair of scissors cut the smallest hole possible in the corn of the bag. This will get you ready for piping!
- Remove the baking sheet from the refrigerator and begin to pipe Frankenstein’s smile or frown onto each bite. You can create whatever design you wish. I recommend a straight face or zig-zag lines.
- Allow the Franketnstein bites to chill for another 30 minutes before serving.