Caramel-Apple OREO Cookie Balls

5  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 1 hr 50 min total
  • Makes 48 servings.

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Caramel-Apple OREO Cookie Balls Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (250 g) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 36 Oreo Cookies, finely crushed
  • 450 g red candy coating wafers
  • 2 Tbsp. plus 1-1/2 tsp. oil, divided
  • 48 pieces red string licorice (1 inch)
  • 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 and mixture is well blended, 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.

Shopping HelpCandy coating wafers can be found in the cake decorating section of craft stores, as well as from online retailers.


Nutrition Information

Makes 48 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 110 
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Sodium 45 mg
  • Carbohydrate 11 g
  • Dietary fibre 0 g
  • Sugars 10 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Vitamin A 2 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 0 %DV