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OREO-Cherry Bomb Cookie Balls

OREO-Cherry Bomb Cookie Balls

Need a patriotic holiday dessert for a crowd? These fun, bite size cookie balls look like fireworks with the maraschino cherry stem coming out of the top!

Prep time45 min
Total time1hr 55min
ServingsMakes 60 servings, 1 cookie ball each.
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed
  • 60 maraschino cherries with stems, patted dry
  • 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) white baking chocolate, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. multi-colored sprinkles (red, white and blue)
  • Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  • Shape into 60 (3/4-inch) balls, using about 1 tsp. cream cheese mixture for each ball; press to flatten. Top each with 1 cherry, stem side up; wrap cream cheese mixture around cherry to completely enclose cherry. Place in shallow pan. Freeze 10 min.
  • Cover rimmed baking sheet with waxed paper. Hold cherry stems to dip cookie balls, 1 at a time, into melted chocolate, turning to completely coat all sides of each ball with chocolate. Place on prepared baking sheet. Decorate as shown in photo.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Keep refrigerated.
Recipe Tips
  • Substitute
    Prepare using 16 oz. white candy coating wafers.
  • Special Extra
    Decorate with melted red and blue candy coating wafers and/or red and blue colored sugars.
  • Halve the Recipe
    For a smaller group, this recipe can be easily halved. Just halve all the ingredients and roll into 30 balls, using 1 tsp. cream cheese mixture for each ball. Continue as directed. Makes 30 servings, 1 cookie ball each.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 5g 
   Saturated fat 3g 
   Trans fat 0g 
Cholesterol <5mg 
Sodium 50mg 
Carbohydrate 14g 
   Dietary fiber 0g 
   Total sugars 11g 
   Added sugars 10g 
Protein <1g 
Vitamin A2 %DV
Vitamin C0 %DV
Calcium2 %DV
Iron2 %DV
Potassium0 %DV
Vitamin D0 %DV

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