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OREO Cookie Balls Big Game Treats

Are you ready for some football?! Make these OREO cookie balls for the Big Game this year and score big with your family and friend fans!

OREO Cookie Balls are perfect for the Big Game! Decorate with your team’s favorite colors and cheer on your team with some yummy treats.

OREO Cookie Balls

We are big football fans in my house and look forward to Sundays together as a family. We have our typical game day food fare but once in awhile I like to change things up and surprise my family. These OREO Cookie Balls are perfect for the Big Game coming up!

Everybody loves OREO Cookie Balls so I decided to create some football and pennant cookie balls. Here is what you need to make OREO cookie footballs and pennants:

How to Make OREO Football Cookie Balls

If you’ve ever made these you know how easy they are to make. Just two ingredients (OREO cookies and cream cheese), chop, mix, shape, and done!

Put the cookies in your food processor in batches and chop until finely ground. Next, put all the crumbs back in the food processor and add softened cream cheese. Mix until well incorporated.

If you want to color your cookie balls, add food coloring to cookie and cream mixture.

If you mixture is too soft to form the cookie ball shapes, place mixture in in a bowl and pop into the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. Once ready, form into footballs and pennants.

Next, put them in the freezer to firm up for 10 minutes.

Cover Cookie Balls in Candy Melts

Melt chocolate according to the directions on the package and then dunk the football cookie balls into the melted chocolate. Dip the stick into the chocolate before putting in the cookie ball. Coat cookie ball with chocolate and set aside on wax paper lined cookie sheet.

You can use colored candy melts as they are available in a wide range of colors. If you need a specific color I suggest using food gel and tinting white candy melts.

Use a Wilton Icing Writer to draw stitching on the footballs and “GO TEAM” on the pennants. Before the icing is dry, sprinkle sanding sugar on the footballs. Pop the cookie balls in refrigerator for 10 minutes. 

NOTE: I sprayed the pennants with Wilton Silver Mist because I wanted them to look kind of sparkly.

Hooray! These are ready to serve and cheer on your team!

OREO Cookie Balls Big Game Treats

OREO Cookie Balls Big Game Treats

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Are you ready for some football?! Make these OREO cookie balls for the Big Game this year and score big with your family and friend fans!


  1. Crush cookies in a food processor. Add softened cream cheese and process again until thoroughly blended.
  2. If coloring your cookie balls, add food coloring to softened cream cheese and mix in food processor.
  3. Shape into footballs and pennants and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
  4. Freeze 10 min.
  5. Place melting chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and melt in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until chips are completely melted.
  6. Dip the tip of stick in melted chocolate and place in cookie balls then dip cookie ball in melted chocolate.
  7. Place in single layer on shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
  8. Decorate footballs and pennants with melted candy melts and sprinkles.
  9. You can pour melted chocolate into a squeeze bottle to write whatever you like on the pennants and to create the laces on the footballs. You can also use a Wilton Icing Writer instead of candy melts.
  10. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 493Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 26mgSodium 228mgCarbohydrates 71gFiber 2gSugar 48gProtein 4g

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Originally published: 11/17/15

Updated: 1/29/20

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