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!

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 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)

Nutrition facts

Recipe Tips


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.