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Easy Apple Oreo Cake Balls

These easy Apple Oreo Cake Balls are simple to make and perfectly fun for fall! Grab the recipe to create these delicious apple treats!

Apple Oreo Cake Balls

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Inspired by our love for Oreo Cake Balls, these apple cake balls are a family favorite! Classic oreo cookies, cream cheese, chocolate melting wafers, green m&ms and pretzels are the only ingredients that you need from the grocery store.

Apple Oreo Cake Balls

Why use oreos?

Oreo cookies provide a classic cookie crumble and flavour. As a busy mom, I like to find quick recipes like this to create fun treats for parties and gatherings.

This apple oreo ball recipe is so much fun to make and really easy to customize for all kinds of parties and events!

Apple Oreo Cake Balls

These are perfect to pack up, wrap with a bit of baker’s twine and gift to friends this fall.

How to make apple cake pops:

How to Make Oreo Cake Balls Ingredients

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Ingredients:

* Wilton red candy melts will never truly dry into a dark red color. If you would like a darker red color to your pretzel apples, try adding a drop of red gel food coloring to the melted chocolate.

Apple Oreo Cake Ball Ingredients

Directions:

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

How to Make Oreo Cake Balls Process

2. Place oreos in the large bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment.

How to Make Oreo Cake Balls Process

3. Mix at low speed until all of the oreos are crushed into a fine oreo crumble. Tip: a food processor or electric mixer can be used for this step too.

How to Make Oreo Cake Balls Process

4. Add softened cream cheese to the mixing bowl.

How to Make Oreo Cake Balls

5. Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms. A rubber spatula can be used to scape down the edge of the bowl if needed.

6. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

How to Make Oreo Cake Balls Process

7. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll a tablespoon sized small ball. Tip: a small cookie scoop can help to get uniform sized little balls.

8. Place the balls in the freezer for 1 hour to chill.

Apple Chocolate Covered Pretzel Process

9. Melt the red candy melts using a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 15 to 30 second increments, checking and stirring each time so that the chocolate doesn’t burn.

Apple Chocolate Covered Pretzel Process

Alternately, you can also use this new Wilton Chocolate Melting Pot that keeps the candy coating melted at the perfect temperature!

Apple Oreo Cake Balls Process

10. Remove the cake balls from the freezer and dip them in the melted chocolate. Tip: use a fork for dipping to help the excess coating drip from each ball.

A wire rack could also be used to allow the excess chocolate to drip from the balls.

Apple Oreo Cake Balls Process

11. Place cake balls on the prepared baking sheet and immediately press a piece of broken pretzel into the top.

Apple Oreo Cake Balls Process

12. Add a green m&m leaf to the top before the chocolate hardens, creating a cute apple shape.

Apple Oreo Cake Balls Process

13. Place the chocolate balls in the fridge and allow them to harden completely before serving.

How to store:

Store these yummy treats in a large freezer bag or airtight container at room temperature for a few hours. They can also be stored in the fridge or cool place for a week or freezer for up to three months.

Apple Oreo Cake Balls Recipe

Easily make this recipe into apple cake pops by adding a dab of melted chocolate to the end of a lollipop stick, placing the dipped end into the ball and then dipping into the melted candy melts.

Apple Oreo Cake Balls

For more fall treat inspiration, be sure to check out these Apple Pretzel treats, Pumpkin Oreo Balls or Pumpkin pretzels too!

TIPS FOR MAKING THESE SWEET TREATS:

  • Use Wilton candy melts for best results, the wafer chocolate melts the best. Add one teaspoon of coconut oil to other melted chocolate chips to help them melt and pour better.
  • Lay the chocolate covered treat on a parchment lined baking sheet for easy moving and transporting before the chocolate has hardened.
  • Place the chocolate balls in the fridge or freezer to completely cool before serving.
Apple Oreo Cake Balls

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Apple Oreo Cake Balls

Apple Oreo Cake Balls

These easy Apple Oreo Cake Balls are simple to make and perfectly fun for fall! Grab the recipe to create these delicious apple treats!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 36
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Ingredients

  • Large pack of Oreos 36 cookies
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 12 oz red chocolate candy melts
  • Green M&Ms
  • Pretzel stick pieces

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place oreos in a stand mixer with paddle attachment.
  • Mix at low speed until all of the oreos are crushed into a fine oreo crumble. 
  • Add cream cheese to the mixing bowl.
  • Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms.
  • Cover the dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge and roll into tablespoon sized balls.
  • Place the balls in the freezer for 1 hour to chill.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 15 to 30 second intervals, checking and stirring each time so that the chocolate doesn't burn.
  • Remove the cake balls from the fridge and dip them in the melted chocolate. 
  • Place cake balls on the prepared baking sheet and immediately top with an M&M and ¼” piece of pretzel. 
  • Place the chocolate balls in the fridge and allow them to harden completely before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g
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