Caramel-Apple OREO Cookie Balls

116  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 2 hr total
  • Makes 48 servings.

Caramel-Apple OREO Cookie Balls Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed
  • 16 oz. red candy coating wafers
  • 2 Tbsp. plus 1-1/2 tsp. oil, divided
  • 3 pieces red string licorice, each cut into 16 pieces
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips


  • Mix  cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  • Shape  into 48 (1-inch) balls; place in single layer in shallow parchment-lined pan. Press indentation into top of each ball. Refrigerate 15 min.
  • Meanwhile,  microwave candy wafers and 2 Tbsp. oil in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. or until wafers are completely melted, stirring every 30 sec..
  • Dip  cookie balls, 1 at a time, in melted candy mixture; return to prepared pan. Insert licorice piece into top of each ball for the apple's stem. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Microwave  butterscotch chips and remaining oil in microwaveable bowl 45 sec. or until chips are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 30 sec.
  • Dip  each ball halfway into butterscotch mixture; return to prepared pan. Refrigerate 20 min. or until firm. Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

Size WisePlanning ahead and monitoring portions can help you enjoy a serving of this sweet treat while still following a balanced diet.

How to Make LeavesBefore crushing the cookies, scrape creme filling from 3 cookies onto small bowl; stir in 1 drop green food coloring. Press into even layer on cutting board; cut into small triangles to resemble leaves. Add to cookie balls when decorating with the licorice pieces.


Nutrition Information

Makes 48 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 140 
    • Total fat 8 g
    • Saturated fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 5 mg
    • Sodium 75 mg
    • Carbohydrate 16 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 13 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 1 g
    • Vitamin A 0 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 0 %DV
    • Iron 2 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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