20 Cookie Ball Recipes You'll Love

four white chocolate-covered Oreo cookie balls with drizzled dark chocolate garnish. One is cut open to show the chocolate cookie center
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Make room in your recipe box — these bite-sized cookie balls are so delicious and easy, you'll want to make them again and again. From chocolate-covered no-bake desserts (these three-ingredient Cookie Balls made good use of a package of Oreos, and these peanut butter Buckeyes are absolutely irresistible) to sweet and healthy treats (Raw Vegan Gingerbread Balls, anyone?), you're going to want to bookmark this collection of our best cookie balls.

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Cookie Balls

four white chocolate-covered Oreo cookie balls with drizzled dark chocolate garnish. One is cut open to show the chocolate cookie center

You only need three easy-to-find ingredients — Oreos, cream cheese, and vanilla candy coating — to make these irresistible cookie balls. Drizzle with milk chocolate for a fancy touch.

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Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls dipped in chocolate

"These delicious treats are a hit with kids and grownups alike," according to recipe creator KateLou26. "Who can resist fresh cookie dough — plus now no worries about raw egg!"

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Rum or Bourbon Balls

confections rolled in different coatings: chocolate sprinkles, red, white and green nonpareils, powdered sugar, and chopped nuts

The recipe for these easy and boozy balls (made with vanilla wafers) was developed with the holiday season in mind, but you'll want to make it all year long.

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Shorecook's Nutter Butter Cookie Balls

Shorecook's Nutter Butter® Cookie Balls

"I wanted a cookie ball that didn't need refrigeration," says recipe creator SHORECOOK. "Using peanut butter instead of cream cheese gave me just that. The texture is different than that of cake balls, but they are so much easier to make and just as delicious!"

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Chocolate Balls

Chocolate Balls

Make these decadent balls with ingredients you probably already have on hand: graham crackers, chocolate chips, peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, and shortening.

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Swedish Chocolate Balls (Chokladbollar)

Swedish Chocolate Balls (Chokladbollar)
Chef John

"They say that these Swedish chocolate balls, known as chokladbollar, are the first thing a Swedish child learns to make, and for good reason; they're easy to do, there's no baking required, and mixing the 'dough' together makes for a fun activity," says Chef John.

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Oreo Balls

Oreo Balls

Vanilla almond bark makes a tasty and absolutely irresistible coating for these easy Oreo balls. Decorate with seasonal sprinkles for a pop of color.

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Oreo Rum Balls

Oreo Rum Balls
Chef Mo

"I make this every Christmas and usually give them as gifts," says recipe creator Mirelle B. "They are an easy, no-bake treat and taste wonderful! Substitute orange juice for the non-alcoholic version of this."

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Margarita Balls I

Margarita Balls I

This fun twist on rum balls — made with vanilla wafers, almonds, white chocolate, tequila, orange marmalade, and light corn syrup — will make you feel like you're on vacation.

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Chocolate Chip Graham Balls

Chocolate Chip Graham Balls

Graham crackers and sweetened condensed milk make these cookie balls quick, simple, and accessible for kids. The recipe calls for nuts, but you can easily omit them.

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Buckeye Cookies III

chocolate covered round cookies

There's nothing like a classic buckeye. These chocolate-covered balls of peanut butter perfection are easy to make and great for holiday gifting.

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Crispy Rice Cereal Balls

Crispy Rice Cereal Balls

Cereal lovers will love this sweet and crunchy recipe. Pro tip: Refrigerate the cookie dough before rolling — the chilled dough will be much easier to work with.

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Raw Vegan Gingerbread Balls

Raw Vegan Gingerbread Balls

These vegan gingerbread cookie balls, made with rolled oats and pitted dates, are way healthier than they taste. They're sweetened with coconut sugar, so they're great for people following special diets.

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Chocolate Rum Balls I

Chocolate Rum Balls with powdered sugar

These sweet, boozy, chocolate bites, made with vanilla wafers, are perfect for the holidays. Walnuts are optional, but they add a welcome crunch.

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Holiday Peanut Butter Whiskey Balls

closeup of confections on a white platter

"Boozy, sweet, and rich, these whiskey balls are the perfect sweet bite with a kick," says recipe creator NicoleMcmom. "The peanuts and peanut butter bring out the peanut butter in the whiskey and offer a savory complement to the sweet sugar and cookies."

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Famous Coconut-Almond Balls

Famous Coconut-Almond Balls

Reviewers say these nutty cookies taste just like Almond Joy candy bars. You only need five ingredients: shredded coconut, almonds, chocolate chips, shortening, and corn syrup.

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Easy Snowballs

Easy Snowballs

Looking for a deliciously festive dessert? Your search ends here. These shortbread cookies, dusted with powdered sugar, look just like snowballs.

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Cinnamon Energy Bites

Cinnamon Energy Bites
Alli Shircliff

"These date- and cashew-based cinnamon energy bites are super easy to make and are great on-the-go snacks or a paleo-friendly dessert," according to recipe creator Alli Shircliff.

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Cinnamon Bun Balls


If you like raw food desserts, you'll love these sweet and spicy balls that taste just like cinnamon buns. What's the secret ingredient? Medjool dates!

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Swedish Chocolate Balls (or Coconut Balls)

Swedish Chocolate Balls (or Coconut Balls)
Photo by Alexandra Bengtsson. Alexandra Bengtsson

"My husband who is from Sweden loved these chocolate balls," says Codi130. "He said it reminded him of home and was so excited when he tried them because they tasted exactly how he remembered them."

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