To make Oreo balls, mix one 8-ounce package softened cream cheese with 3 cups of crushed Oreos, form into 1-inch balls and freeze for 10 minutes. Dip the balls into four 4-ounce packages of melted semi-sweet chocolate and sprinkle with Oreo cookie crumbs. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
For a simpler dipping process, use a toothpick to dip the balls, making sure to remove extra chocolate before placing on wax paper. Another tip to help avoid mess is to use two forks to remove the balls from the melted chocolate. Instead of semi-sweet chocolate, dip the balls in white chocolate or milk chocolate almond bark, or roll in powdered sugar. Decorate the balls with colored decorative icing or drizzles of melted chocolate.
Other varieties are made by substituting different flavored Oreos into the recipe. Use peanut butter Oreos for the crumbs, dip the balls in white chocolate and drizzle with melted peanut butter chips. Use a mixture of golden Oreos and strawberry cream cheese for the balls and dip them in white chocolate. Create peppermint Oreo balls by using peppermint Oreo crumbs, dipping the balls in white chocolate and sprinkling them with crushed candy canes. Oreo balls packed in small containers with bows and gift tags make great gifts.