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We’ve got the recipe for the Best Grinch Red Velvet Oreo Balls Ever for children and adults alike. This no-bake recipe has just four simple ingredients – red velvet Oreos, cream cheese, green candy melts, and a tiny red heart candy atop each delectable cake ball. You’ll surely be Christmas party-ready this holiday season!

Grinch red velvet Oreo Balls set on a pattered plate on a Grinch themed tablescape.

These sweet, bite-sized Grinch Christmas Balls will have them saying, “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!” -compliments of the Grinch. Well, of course, it doesn’t! If you ask me, it comes from your kitchen!

The best festive treats are always homemade, and these Grinchy treats are no exception. Try Making some homemade Grinch Punch with a bowl of Grinch Pretzel Bites and a platter of Grinch Cookies. Perhaps the Grinch stole Christmas for the town of Whoville, but not at your holiday parties!

Not to mention, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like the flavor of red velvet cake. Do you? Oreo cookie balls are an easy way to make the perfect treat.

Ingredient Notes

A labeled image of ingredients needed for Grinch Christmas Oreo Balls.
  • Red Velvet Oreos: You’ll need 44 crushed cookies for the base of this recipe.
  • Cream Cheese: Use soft, room-temperature cream cheese to hold the cookie/cake balls together and form a round shape.
  • Light Green Candy Melts: A 15 oz bag of melting wafers will do. Split that amount into two bowls, one for the balls and one for the drizzle on top.
  • Red Heart Sprinkles: I think these red candy hearts make the Grinch dessert just right!

Variations and Substitutions

  • Use any of the Oreo flavors for this recipe, such as Peppermint Oreos, Mint Oreos, Gingerbread Oreos, Peanut Butter Oreos, Java Chip Oreos, Golden Oreos, classic Oreos, and more.
  • No Grinch green candy melts? That is alright! Try melting white chocolate chips and adding green food coloring a drop at a time until you get just the right shade.
  • Add some extra glitz to these Grinch truffles with green sanding sugar sprinkled on the wet chocolate coating. They’ll look – Fabulous!

How To Make Grinch Christmas Truffles

Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact ingredients and full recipe instructions!

Step 1 | Prepare Pan, Oreo Crumbs & Cream Cheese Mixture

I like to get everything out and set up when making a recipe involving several steps. Start by lining a baking tray with parchment paper and set it aside.

Then, take out a large mixing bowl and, with an electric stand mixer or a hand mixer on high speed, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.

Next, pulse the Oreo cookies into fine crumbs in a food processor or blender. I usually break them up a bit as I toss them in.

Cream cheese whipped in a bowl and set aside while red velvet oreos are pulsed into crumbs in a food processor.

Step 2 | Combine the Cream Cheese & Oreo Crumbs

Carefully pour the bowl of Oreo crumbs into the soft and fluffy cream cheese and mix until well combined.

Red velvet Oreo crumbs added to cream cheese mixture and stirred to combine.

Step 3 | Form the Truffle Balls & Chill

Now, it is time to get your hands dirty! Scoop the mixture using a 1.5″ cookie scoop, then roll each out in the palms of your hands until perfectly smooth.

Place each truffle onto the lined baking tray and refrigerate for 2 hours. Chilling the balls will help them keep their shape when dipping them into the warmed melts.

Form red velvet oreo balls and set on tray to chill.

Step 4 | Ready the Candy Melt Coating

While they are chilling in the fridge, divide the bag of melts. Put aside ½ to ¾ cup of the light green candy melt pieces to use later for drizzle. Then, take out a double boiler and bring it to temperature over low heat.

If you do not have a double boiler, use a candy melting pot or even melt in the microwave- and melt the remaining light green wafers until creamy smooth. Stir every minute to ensure it is heating evenly.

Light green candy melts melted and then red velvet oreo balls dipped into the melted candy.

Step 5 | Dunk the Cake Balls

Dip each ball one at a time into the melts and remove it with a fork. Tap the fork on the edge of the double boiler or pot to remove any excess coating.

Then, place each onto the parchment-lined baking tray, repeat for all the balls, and allow the chocolate to harden.

Red velvet oreo balls dipped in green candy melts and placed on parchment lined tray to set.

Step 6 | Decorate the Cake Truffles

Place ½ cup of the set-aside candy melts into a microwave-safe piping bag, twist it shut, and melt it in the microwave on a low or defrost setting until thoroughly melted and smooth.

Massage the bag every 30 to 60 seconds to ensure it is melting evenly.

Once creamy and melted, snip a small corner of the tip of the piping bag off and drizzle over the coated balls, four at a time.

Immediately top each with a red heart sprinkle before the drizzle sets completely. (The drizzle is optional. You can place the hearts directly onto the green coating immediately after they have been dipped.)

Allow the coating to be fully set before serving. You can place them in the refrigerator to help them set up faster. Enjoy!

Melting green candy melts in a piping bag to drizzle on oreo balls and then top with candy heart.

Tips

  • Use a cookie scoop to keep the balls all the same size. It is about a tablespoon of the Oreo mixture.
  • The extra filling may yield a wetter mixture when using Double Stuf or Mega Stuf Oreos. So, reduce the amount of cream cheese in the recipe. I recommend sticking with the standard Oreo filling.
  • Always shake off the excess dip before you place it on the parchment to avoid a big green puddle.
  • Order your heart sprinkles online before the holiday season to ensure the stores do not run out! 
A serving plate of Grinch Oreo Balls with one cut open showing the red velvet oreo center.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make these ahead?

You sure can. There are a couple of ways to go about it. You can fully make them a day or two before a party and store them in the refrigerator. Or you can make the filling into balls and freeze them. Then, when closer to the time to serve, pull them out, dip those easy treats into the melted chocolate wafers, and decorate.

How do I get the excess chocolate off?

A great way to remove the extra coating is to run a toothpick along the bottom of the fork before placing the ball on the parchment. 

What if my chocolate seizes up when melting? 

Microwaving your candy coating can cause the chocolate to seize and thicken. For best results, go slowly in 30-second increments, stirring between each. Then, if it is already seized, add a few drops of coconut oil or canola oil to the mix and stir until it releases and becomes creamy smooth again.

Storage

Storage: With cream cheese in the recipe, storing these Grinch bites in the refrigerator is best to prevent them from spoiling and avoid leaving them at room temperature for more than 2 hours. Use an airtight container to store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

Freeze: These are a great make-ahead treat, or if you find yourself with extras and want to save them for another holiday party, freezing is an option. Simply place them in a freezer bag or a freezer-safe container, and they will be safe for 3-4 months.

Three Grinch Christmas truffles on a wooden plate.

What to Serve with Grinch Oreo Truffle Recipe

Here is a great idea! Make it a holiday Charcuterie board party and serve all sorts of bite-sized goodies! Here are a few of my favorites that would work well.

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A serving plate of Grinch red velvet Oreo Balls decorated with bright green candy melts and a candy heart.
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Grinch Red Velvet Oreo Balls

Prep Time: 1 hour
chilling / setting time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 24 balls
Author: Nikki Lee
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Ingredients 

  • 2 packages (12.2 ounce) Red Velvet Oreos, 44 cookies
  • 8 ounce block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 15 ounces light green candy melts, divided
  • red heart sprinkles

Instructions

  • Line a baking tray with parchment and set it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer on high speed, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
  • In a food processor or blender, pulse Oreo cookies into fine crumbs. Add the Oreo crumbs to the cream cheese and mix together until well combined.
  • Scoop out even-sized balls using a 1.5” cookie scoop, then roll them out in the palms of your hands until smooth.
  • Place onto the prepared baking tray and refrigerate for 2 hours. Chilling the balls will help them keep their shape when dipping into the melts.
  • Set aside ½ to ¾ cup of the light green candy melt pieces to use later for drizzle if desired. Prepare a double boiler over low heat, or use a candy melting pot and melt the remaining light green wafers until smooth. Stir every minute to ensure it is heating evenly.
  • Dip each ball one at a time into the melts and remove it with a fork. Tap the fork on the edge of the double boiler or pot to remove any excess coating. Then place onto the parchment-lined baking tray and repeat with the rest of the balls.
  • Place ½ cup of the set aside candy melts into a microwave-safe piping bag, twist it shut, and melt it in the microwave on a low or defrost setting until fully melted and smooth. Massage the bag every 30 – 60 seconds to ensure it is melting evenly.
  • Once melted, snip a small corner of the tip of the piping bag off and drizzle over the coated balls, four at a time. Immediately top with a red heart sprinkle before the drizzle sets completely.
  • Allow the coating to fully set before serving. You can place them in the refrigerator to help them set up faster. Enjoy!

Notes

Storage: With cream cheese in the recipe, storing these Grinch bites in the refrigerator is best to prevent them from spoiling and avoid leaving them at room temperature for more than 2 hours. Use an airtight container to store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. 
Freeze: These are a great make-ahead treat, or if you find yourself with extras and want to save them for another holiday party, freezing is an option. Simply place them in a freezer bag or a freezer-safe container, and they will be safe for 3-4 months.
    • Use a cookie scoop to keep the balls all the same size. It is about a tablespoon of the Oreo mixture.
    • The extra filling may yield a wetter mixture when using Double Stuf or Mega Stuf Oreos. So, reduce the amount of cream cheese in the recipe. I recommend sticking with the standard Oreo filling.
    • Always shake off the excess dip before you place it on the parchment to avoid a big green puddle.
    • Order your heart sprinkles online before the holiday season to ensure the stores do not run out! 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1ball Calories: 49kcal (2%) Carbohydrates: 6g (2%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 2g (3%) Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 75mg (3%) Potassium: 26mg (1%) Fiber: 0.001g Sugar: 5g (6%) Vitamin A: 5IU Calcium: 33mg (3%) Iron: 0.02mg

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Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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10 Comments

    1. Thank you, Ann. Yes they can be enjoyed anytime. I change the green melts to white or pink and make them for Valentine’s day too!

  1. 5 stars
    These are absolutely adorable, and such a fun twist on Oreo balls. I’m excited to try these and see how they compare to the classic recipe, thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Bobby! I am so glad the kids enjoyed them! I love this Christmas season and the fun activities with the kids.

  2. 5 stars
    What a beautiful recipe! I had my niece over for an afternoon and we had great fun making these balls. They turned out almost as pretty as yours, and it’s just so fun to decorate them. Great activity with a very tasty reward at the end 🙂