Have you ever had an oreo ball? The ones made with just a few simple ingredients, including oreos, cream cheese and chocolate? They taste incredible but aren’t the healthiest choice for the arteries on regular occasion 😉 For the weeks that you wish you could be eating those as a snack, on a regular basis, I have the perfect recipe for you! Oreo balls made healthy!
How I Made These Oreo Balls Healthy
Idk about you, but cookies and cream ice cream has been a favorite of mine from a young age. And oreo blizzards are hands down the best blizzard flavor… you can debate me on that one in the comments section below 😉
Interestingly enough, I never crave oreos on their own, but I DO crave them in ice cream or in a delicious little oreo ball like the ones below. And sometimes we want that delicious cookies & cream flavor without all the added fat and sugar, right?! That’s where this recipe totally has your back.
I took the idea of an oreo ball… and made it healthy. With an almond butter base that will keep you satiated, a boost of protein powder for muscle-building recovery and a special sort of sandwich creme cookie, these oreo balls are all sorts of upgraded from the OG recipes on the internet.
And let’s talk about the macros for a moment. At 164 calories per ball you get 12 grams of fat, 8 grams of carbohydrates and 6 grams of protein, plus 1.5 grams of fiber. So for all y’all trying to watch your carbohydrate intake, this recipe is totally up your alley! Packed with healthy fats and a whopping 6 grams of protein per ball, you will love how well these balls fit within your macros while tasting amazing!
Oreo Balls Made With Just a Few Clean Ingredients
These oreo balls are still made with only a few ingredients… 6 to be exact. Six simple ingredients that you mix together in your food processor (or by hand), roll into balls and VOILA! So simple that you’ll blink and these oreo balls will be made 🙂
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make these oreo balls:
- Almond butter – Ideally this is a raw almond butter that is unsalted and free of added oils and sugars. Raw almond butter also tends to be thicker than other almond butters which is advantageous for this recipe! When you flip over the package the only ingredient should be almonds, just like this raw almond butter. PRO TIP: You can also simply purchase raw almonds at the grocery store and make them into a raw almond butter in your food processor. Simply dump in your raw almonds and blend until a nut butter forms (this should take a few minutes).
- Vanilla protein powder – I used a whey isolate for this recipe, but you could definitely use a vanilla plant-based protein powder instead. Here is the brand that I used in this oreo ball recipe!
- Coconut flour – This ingredient helps to create a thicker texture for the balls that is oh so delicious!
- Honey – A dash of sweetener that also helps to “glue” the ingredients together.
- Coconut oil – Given that you are only using one tablespoon of coconut oil, you can use a refined or unrefined coconut oil, as the flavor won’t show up much.
- Lenny and Larry’s Complete Cremes – I honestly didn’t even know these existed on the market until I was looking for ingredients to craft this recipe. And BOY OH BOY am I excited that I found these! These Complete Cremes from Lenny and Larry’s are plant-based, made with upgraded ingredients compared to an Oreo and have extra protein added to them. Seriously this is one of the happiest finds! I did a little snack attack video on my Instagram, the first time I tried one of these – check out the video here!
A Food Processor Is Helpful, But Not Required
I absolutely adore my Cuisinart food processor and highly recommend asking for this for Christmas if you don’t have one already (ooh speaking of Christmas, check out my Gift Guide for Foodie Friends)! That being said, if you do not own one, it is not necessary for this recipe. You could definitely hand mix these ingredients and get a very similar result!
If you are using a food processor, your “dough” will look like this before you roll it into balls:
FAQs About Oreo Balls
Are oreo balls gluten free?
By nature oreo balls are not gluten free because sandwich creme cookies often have gluten in them. The Lenny and Larry’s Complete Cremes used in the recipe below do have gluten as well, so replace those with Glutino Gluten-Free Sandwich Cremes for gluten free oreo balls!
Can I make oreo balls without cream cheese?
Check out the recipe below 😉 Totally free of cream cheese!
Can oreo balls be dairy free?
Most oreo ball recipes on the internet are not dairy-free, but you can make the recipe below dairy-free by using a plant-based vanilla protein powder instead of whey protein!
Are oreo balls healthy?
The standard oreo ball recipe is not so healthy, but the recipe below is 🙂 Enjoy for a healthy snack… or after-dinner bite if you are craving something sweet!
How long can oreo balls stay in the refrigerator?
At the longest you could keep them in the refrigerator for a couple weeks, but I would recommend enjoying them within 1 week of being made.
These oreo balls are made with clean ingredients and a healthy dose of protein for a delicious ball that satisfies and fuels your body!
- 1 cup raw almond butter
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp vanilla protein powder (I used whey isolate)
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup crushed Lenny and Larry's Complete Cremes or other sandwich creme cookie (about 5 cookies)
In a food processor combine the almond butter, protein powder, coconut flour, honey and coconut oil until thoroughly combined.
Add the crushed sandwich cremes to your food processor and pulse a few times to thoroughly combine the sandwich cremes into the dough.
Roll into golf-ball sized balls.
Store in the refrigerator.
164 cals ~ 12g fat ~ 8g carb ~ 6g protein ~ 1.5g fiber ~ 3.5g sugar
Loving These Little Balls That Taste Like Dessert, Yet Are Made With Clean Ingredients?
Check out this recipe for Brownie Batter Balls! Just like the oreo balls, these taste indulgent but are packed with clean ingredients and made so easily in your food processor. Make sure to snag the recipe here!