Life Preserver OREO Cookie Balls

13  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 1 hr 40 min total
  • Makes 48 servings, 1 cookie ball each.

Life Preserver OREO Cookie Balls Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed
  • 4 oz. white candy coating wafers, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. multi-colored sprinkles or small candies
  • 48 SOUR PATCH KIDS Heads Candies


  • Mix  cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  • Shape  into 48 (1-inch) balls. Place on parchment-covered rimmed baking sheet. Press thumb into center of each ball to make deep indentation; smooth and shape both edges of cookie ball to resemble life preserver. Freeze 10 min.
  • Dip  tops of cookie ball preservers, 1 at a time, into melted candy coating; return, coated sides up, to prepared baking sheet. Immediately top with sprinkles.
  • Refrigerate  1 hour or until firm. Meanwhile, cut SOUR PATCH KIDS Candies crosswise in half.
  • Place  bottom halves of SOUR PATCH KIDS Candies in single layer on serving plate; top with life preserver cookie balls and tops halves of SOUR PATCH KIDS Candies. Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

Special ExtraPrepare using any color candy coating wafers. For added fun, prepare using several different colors.

NoteIf melted candy coating becomes too thick, stir in up to 1/2 tsp. oil until coating is thinned to desired dipping consistency.


Nutrition Information

Makes 48 servings, 1 cookie ball each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 90 
    • Total fat 4 g
    • Saturated fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol <5 mg
    • Sodium 60 mg
    • Carbohydrate 14 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 10 g
    •     Includes added sugars 10 g
    • Protein <1 g
    • Vitamin A 2 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 0 %DV
    • Iron 2 %DV
    • Potassium 0 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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