I simply had to make one more football-themed treat for the year, and this one is a winner!
Oreo truffles (Oreo balls) are such an easy, no-bake treat, suitable for any crowd. Making them into football shapes is right up my alley: fun, cute, and delicious. They can be made ahead of time so that you aren’t rushed just before a party, and they will be gobbled up by kids and grown-ups alike.
They’re impossible to resist!
Why I love these no-bake Oreo balls
First, Oreos. Which is a “can’t lose” situation for me.
Second, chocolate coated. Again, no downside.
Third, cute football shape. Perfect for any football party, all season long. And let’s face it. It’s a long season! These little Oreo truffles will be just as perfect for a pre-season game as for a Superbowl party…and everything in between!
Add in the fact that you don’t need to bake, can make these ahead of time, and can decorate as simple or fancy as you’d like…… it all adds up to a winner!
How to make Oreo truffles in football shapes
The filling for these football-shaped Oreo truffles is exactly the same recipe as I used for the snowman Oreo balls. Simply crumble up the Oreo cookies (I use a food processor – so easy!) then mix with room temperature cream cheese.
You can form the football shapes by hand, but I found a silicone mold which made that step a whole lot easier! The mold is designed to make a full 3D football, but for my purposes I felt a half-football would be just right.
The half-football molds take a little less than a tablespoon of the truffle mix. The top half of the silicone mild has a hole in each football, presumably to allow one to pour liquid in from the top to form a whole football. With this mixture, I simply used both sides to help my football formation happen more quickly. (If the open hole makes a "bump" in your shape, it's easy to smooth out).
Once the molds are full of the mixture, you have a choice. You can either unmold right away, or chill the molded mix to help firm up the shapes. I’ve done it both ways, and even though they are harder to deal with, I think I prefer just unmolding the shapes right away.
The disadvantage to this is that you need to lay the shapes flat on a plate (line with wax paper) and do not stack or overlap the shapes. Once all the shapes are made, you will need to refrigerate them to help solidify the shape before coating.
I usually like to take a break at this stage, and if I’ve really planned ahead, I will cover and refrigerate the uncoated footballs overnight, then move on to the coating and decorating step the next day.
Coat and decorate
Melt the chocolate candy coating by microwaving in 30-second bursts until you are able to stir it smooth.
Drop an Oreo football into the melted coating and use 2 forks to turn it to coat all around. Lift it out of the chocolate, wipe the excess as best you can and then transfer the football to a surface to dry. I like to put out a piece of parchment or wax paper to make this easy. Repeat with all the Oreo footballs.
Allow the coating to harden (the ones you coated first will probably be completely dry by the time you finish).
To make the laces, you can either melt some white chocolate or make white frosting. I opted for simple white buttercream frosting. Simply load the frosting into a piping bag with a small round tip and pipe decorative lines to make the football ends and laces on the Oreo truffles.
Feel free to get creative with this. You could try for a design that is specifically aligned with your favorite team, for instance. You be you. 😁
You can use regular chocolate for the coating but pay close attention to the melting step. Use a baking bar, not chocolate chips. Sometimes you might need to add a small amount (½ teaspoon or so) of butter or coconut oil to facilitate the melting and mixing. It’s for this reason I used the candy melts, as they tend to be more reliable for this use.
More recipes for Oreo Lovers
Football Oreo Truffles
- 36-38 Oreo cookies
- 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 16 ounces melting chocolate wafers or candy coating
- white chocolate wafers
- -or- white frosting
- Place cookies in a food processor. Pulse until they are fine crumbs.
- In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth. Add the Oreo crumbs and mix until well combined. (Alternatively, you could use a stand mixer or just add the cream cheese to the food processor, if desired. I feel more confident that the mixture is evenly distributed by using a separate bowl)
- Use a cookie scoop to measure enough Oreo mixture to fill the mini football molds. Chill if desired to help the molded footballs hold their shape. Un-mold each shape onto a parchment (or wax paper) lined baking sheet. When all footballs have been formed, place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least 15 minutes to get the balls to set. (alternative: refrigerate overnight and coat the next day)
Coat the footballs
- Melt the chocolate wafers according to package directions until smooth. Dip each football in the chocolate then place on wax or parchment paper, on the flat side. Allow the coating to set before adding decoration.
Decorate the balls
- Melt white chocolate wafers or make a small batch of white frosting. Place in a piping bag fitted with a small round tip.
- Pipe lines into each truffle to resemble the markings and laces on a football.
- Store these Oreo truffles in the refrigerator until it is time to serve.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
Amy Liu Dong
I love how easy and delicious to make these cute football treats. Yummy!
Thank you, they are always a hit!