No-Bake Snowcone Oreo Balls Have Summer Fun in Every Bite

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Oreo Snowcone Balls are explosions of fun in every bite! Bite-sized Oreo truffles are wrapped in creamy almond bark and turned into mini snowcones with a rainbow of sparkling sugar crystals.

Oreo truffles are a traditional Christmas dessert, but they taste just as outstanding in the summer. And decorating them to look like snowcones makes them perfect for summer gatherings, BBQs, or a sweet poolside snack.

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Not only are they visually stunning, but this no-bake treat is also incredibly easy to make, requiring just a few simple ingredients and no oven time. It is also the perfect recipe to get your kids in on the fun. 

They’ll love crushing Oreos, mixing the ingredients, and turning them into a colorful summer masterpiece. You can keep it classic with one snowcone color or unleash your inner artist and create a rainbow explosion on your plate like I did.

No matter your route, this post will guide you to snowcone Oreo ball bliss. I’ll cover everything you need to know, from ingredient tips and step-by-step instructions to storage solutions – basically, everything to transform you into a snowcone Oreo ball pro! 

Summer is made for no-bake treats! Try these delicious no-bake desserts: Rainbow Rice Krispie treats, peanut butter dip, caramel cheesecake jars, or frosted lemonade.

🥘Ingredient Notes

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

  • Oreos
  • Cream Cheese: Softened to room temperature.
  • Vanilla Almond Bark: You can use white chocolate chips if you prefer, but almond bark is easier for dipping.
  • Colored sanding sugar
  • Paper Medicine Cups: These paper cups can be found at most drugstores or online. They help give the truffles the look of snowcones.
An assortment of ingredients including vanilla almond bark, cream cheese, Oreos, colored sanding sugar, and paper medicine cups is arranged on a marble surface.

🥣How to Make Snowcone Oreo Balls

  1. Add the Oreos to a food processor and pulse until fine crumbs form. Transfer the crumbs to a large bowl and add the room-temperature cream cheese. Using a hand mixer, beat the mixture until it’s well combined and thick.
  2. Line a large tray with parchment paper. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the Oreo mixture and roll it into a ball. Place the ball on the parchment paper. Repeat until you’ve used up all the mixture. Get the kids involved—they love rolling the mixture.
  3. Place the tray of Oreo balls in the freezer for 30 minutes. Freezing them helps the balls firm up, making them easier to dip in the melted almond bark.
  4. Melt the vanilla almond bark while the Oreo balls are in the freezer. Break it into pieces and place it in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the bark completely melts. Set aside to cool slightly.
  5. Add each color of sanding sugar to separate small bowls. Get everything set up before you start dipping.
  6. Using two forks, dip each Oreo ball into the melted almond bark. Lightly tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to remove excess, then slide the ball onto the parchment paper. Repeat until you have coated all the Oreo balls. The almond bark sets quickly, so work efficiently.
  7. Once the chocolate has set, use a paintbrush or a clean finger to paint a small amount of melted almond bark around the bottom of each ball. Immediately place the ball into a paper medicine cup and lightly press the sides to adhere.
  8. Hold the cup and dip the Oreo ball back into the melted almond bark, coating it up to the top of the cup. Wipe off excess chocolate, then immediately dip and swirl the ball in the sanding sugar. Swirl for a few seconds for an even coating. Repeat with the remaining balls and colors.
  9. Allow the Oreo balls to harden completely. It only takes a few seconds. If you notice any spots missing sprinkles, dab a bit of melted almond bark on the spot and dip it in the sprinkles to cover.
A mixing bowl containing a combination of crushed Oreo cookies and dollops of softened cream cheese, ready to be mixed.
Add cream cheese to the crushed Oreos.
A metal mixing bowl filled with a crush oreos and cream cheese mixture sits on a light-colored surface.
Mix until combined.
Twenty oreo and cream cheese dough mixture balls arranged in a grid pattern on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Roll the mixture into balls.
A dark chocolate ball is placed in a bowl of white melted chocolate, with more chocolate balls on a tray in the background and a red cloth underneath.
Dipping the Oreo balls.

🍴Serving Ideas

Here are some fun and creative ideas to make these rainbow snowcone Oreo balls the star of your next gathering.

  • Arrange them on a large, colorful platter. You can group them by color or mix them up for a vibrant display. To enhance the summer vibe, add decorative elements like mini umbrellas or beach-themed decorations.
  • Incorporate these Oreo balls into a dessert bar. Pair them with no-bake treats like chocolate-stuffed strawberries, mini parfaits, or fruit skewers. The variety will keep your guests returning for more, and the Oreo balls will add a colorful, festive element to the spread.

💭How to Store

Keep your Oreo balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They’ll stay fresh for up to 3-4 days. The cool temperature helps maintain their shape and keeps the cream cheese filling from spoiling.

If you want to make a big batch ahead of time, you can freeze the Oreo balls. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. They’ll keep well frozen for up to three months. When you’re ready to enjoy, let them thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours.

It’s best to avoid storing them at room temperature for extended periods. The cream cheese filling can spoil, and the almond bark coating may soften, especially in warm weather. Always keep them chilled for the best texture and taste.

If you’re taking these Oreo balls to a party or picnic, keep them cool during transport. Use an insulated cooler bag with ice packs to maintain their temperature. You don’t want them melting or becoming too soft before you arrive. Nothing’s worse than showing up with a melted mess!

A plate with seven snowcone oreo balls topped with brightly colored sugar crystals sits on a table set with wooden spoons and a whisk.

⭐Tips

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • Using room-temperature cream cheese is essential. It mixes more easily with the Oreo crumbs, resulting in a smoother, more cohesive mixture. 
  • Pulse the Oreos in the food processor until they’re fine crumbs. Large chunks can make it challenging to form smooth, uniform balls.
  • Make sure the Oreo balls are slightly larger than the paper medicine cups for the perfect snowcone shape. Place one of the first ones you make into a paper cup. If it goes all the way in, it’s too small; if it sits halfway in and halfway out, it’s perfect.
  • Use sanding sugar, not sprinkles, for the snowcone look.
  • When dipping the Oreo balls in melted almond bark, use two forks to ensure a smooth, even coating. Tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate, and use the second fork to slide the ball onto the parchment paper.
  • The almond bark sets quickly, so work fast when dipping the balls in sanding sugar.
  • Keep a small paintbrush or clean fingers handy for touch-ups. If you notice any spots missing sprinkles, dab a bit of melted almond bark on the spot and dip it in the sprinkles to cover.

📝Reader Questions

Can I use a different type of cookie?

Absolutely! While Oreos are my go-to for this recipe, you can experiment with other sandwich cookies. Just make sure they have a similar texture and flavor profile. Golden Oreos or chocolate-filled cookies work well, too.

What if I don’t have a food processor?

If you don’t have a food processor, you can crush the Oreos by placing them in a zip-top bag and using a rolling pin or heavy object to crush them into fine crumbs. It takes a bit more effort, but it gets the job done.

Can I use regular chocolate instead of almond bark?

You can use white chocolate chips, or candy melts instead of almond bark. However, almond bark melts more smoothly and sets more quickly, making it easier to work with. If you use chocolate chips, add a teaspoon of shortening to help with the melting process.

How do I prevent the Oreo balls from sticking to my hands?

If the mixture is too sticky, lightly coat your hands with powdered sugar or wear disposable gloves while rolling the balls. 

Can I make these ahead of time?

Definitely! You can make the Oreo balls up to three days before and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you want to make them even further in advance, they freeze well for up to three months. Just thaw them in the fridge before serving.

What if my almond bark hardens while I’m dipping?

If the almond bark hardens while dipping the Oreo balls, reheat it in the microwave in 15-second intervals until it’s smooth and melted again. Stir well to ensure an even consistency.

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Rainbow Snowcone Oreo Balls

Published By Anne
Beat the heat with fun and festive Snowcone Oreo Balls! These no-bake treats are bursting with flavor and color – perfect for summer parties.
Prep Time30 minutes
Chilling Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Servings: 19
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Ingredients
 

  • 1 package Oreos 13 ounces
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 24 ounces package vanilla almond bark
  • 1/3 cup sanding sugar of each color you plan to use
  • 19 pcs 1-ounce paper medicine cups

Instructions

  • Add the Oreos to a food processor and pulse until fine crumbs form. Put them in a large bowl and add the cream cheese. Mix until everything is combined and thick.
    1 package Oreos, 8 ounces cream cheese
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a ball and place it on the parchment paper. Repeat until you have used all the dough.
  • Place the tray in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Put the almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds. Once it is melted, set it aside.
    24 ounces package vanilla almond bark
  • Add each color of sanding sugar to a small bowl, so you have a blue bowl, pink bowl, green bowl, etc. Set aside.
    1/3 cup sanding sugar of each color you plan to use
  • Use two forks to dip the balls into the chocolate. Lightly tap the fork on the edge of the bowl and use the other fork to scrape the bottom of the fork to get all the chocolate drippings off. Slide onto the parchment paper. Repeat until everything is dipped and let harden. They take just a few seconds to dry.
  • Once they have hardened, use a paintbrush (or a clean finger) to paint the chocolate around the bottom of the ball. Then, immediately place it in the paper cup and lightly press the sides to the wet chocolate. You are gluing the paper cup to the ball. Repeat with each ball.
    19 pcs 1-ounce paper medicine cups
  • Once that’s hardened, hold the cup and dip the Oreo ball back into the chocolate, making sure to dip right up to the top of the cup. Wipe the ball on the edge of the bowl all around the ball so it’s just a thin layer of chocolate.
  • Immediately dunk and swirl in the sanding sugar of your choice. Swirl for a few seconds to make sure it gets on there. Set aside and repeat with the other Oreo balls.
  • If small spots are missing sprinkles, you can dab the chocolate with a paint brush and dip it into the sprinkles.

Notes

  • Using room-temperature cream cheese is important.
  • Pulse the Oreos in the food processor until they’re fine crumbs. Large chunks can make it challenging to form smooth, uniform balls.
  • Make sure the Oreo balls are slightly larger than the paper medicine cups for the perfect snowcone shape. Place one of the first ones you make into a paper cup. If it goes all the way in, it’s too small; if it sits halfway in and halfway out, it’s perfect.
  • Use sanding sugar, not sprinkles, for the snowcone look.
  • The almond bark sets quickly, so work fast when dipping the balls in sanding sugar.
  • Keep a small paintbrush or clean fingers handy for touch-ups. If you notice any spots missing sprinkles, dab a bit of melted almond bark on the spot and dip it in the sprinkles to cover.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 161IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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