Easy Apple OREO Balls to kick off back to school season. Enjoy a fun food craft recipe with free printables for an adorable teacher gift or back-to-school party.

Easy Apple OREO Balls to kick off back to school season. Fun food craft recipe fw adorable teacher gift or back to school party.
Apple OREO Balls recipe to celebrate Back to School.

Cute Apple OREO Balls

I can’t believe we’ll be back to school soon! I made some cute Apple OREO Balls to celebrate. Not only is this a fun treat for welcoming the new school year, but also an adorable teacher gift!

This summer has been an exciting one and I’m sad to see it come to an end. We traveled to Hawaii (don’t miss my 2 Day Oahu Itinerary) and went on a road trip to visit my family in several different states.

In between traveling, I had time to design these fun free printables for teachers. You can use them as gift tags, but I chose to attach to a straw and use them as a mini sign with my apple balls.

Apple OREO Balls Recipe and Free Printable Back to School Teacher Gift Tags

How Do You Make OREO Balls?

These OREO treats are one of the easiest desserts you can make. First of all, they are no-bake. Second, you only need to crush up the cookies in a food processor. Add a few more ingredients and roll into balls. Super easy! Turning the cookie balls into apples is an added bonus!

Apple OREO Balls Recipe
Apple OREO Balls are a yummy teacher treat.

What Do I Need to Make Apple Oreo Balls?

To make this cute back-to-school treat, you only need five ingredients! You will also need parchment paper and a pair of clean scissors.

Can Kids Make These Treats?

If you have kids, they will love to help you! These OREO balls are easy for kids to make too. Once you bite into these apples, you won’t be able to stop eating them all up!

Apple OREO Balls Recipe LivingLocurto.com
Kids can help make these OREO treats and get excited for the start of school.

How to Package and Give OREO Apple Treats

Whether you want to display these OREO Apple balls on a party table or give for a gift, there are lots of fun ways to package them!

I found cute mini pails at Oriental Trading and thought they made the cutest holder for displaying these desserts on a party table or to use for gift buckets. They are no longer in stock, but you can use any mini bucket or food gift box. I’ve shared some ideas below.

Apple OREO Balls Back to School Easy Recipe

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Apple OREO Balls

Easy Apple OREO Balls to kick off back to school season. Enjoy a fun food craft recipe for an adorable teacher gift or back-to-school party.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cool Time20 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Yield: 16 servings
Author: Amy Locurto



  • Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Place OREO cookies in a food processor and crush until they are ground up.
  • Add cream cheese into processor with crushed cookies and mix well.
  • Select enough pieces of the leaf candy for your apples and set aside. Then break the tip off of a dozen pretzel sticks, making them shorter apple stems. Set aside.
  • Roll cookie mixture into 1" balls, mold into an apple shape and add a pretzel stick to the top.
  • Place the Oreo balls on the lined baking sheet and freeze for 10-20 minutes.
  • Melt the red candy pieces in a small glass bowl by heating in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring until fully melted.
  • Remove cookie balls from freezer. Gently dip the OREO ball into the melted candy coating, using the pretzel as a handle. Use a knife or spoon scoop some melted candy over the top of the cookie ball being careful not to cover the pretzel.
  • Gently tap the apple against the glass bowl so the candy smooths out. Place on parchment paper and add a gummy leaf to your apple.
  • Continue until all OREO balls are covered. Store apple treats in the refrigerator until ready to serve!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: back to school, candy, cookies, craft, dessert, easy recipe, edible craft, free printable, kids, kids activity, no bake, oreo, oreo balls, party food
Calories: 50kcal


Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 0.002g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.02mg

Originally published on August 8, 2019 – Updated 2021

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  1. The Apple OREO Balls you made sound like a delicious and creative treat to celebrate the upcoming school year. It’s always nice to have something special to mark the beginning of a new chapter.

  2. Should I soften the cream cheese beforehand? I’ve never used a food processor before so I’m unsure if it’s a necessary step. I just bought one though and am hoping this goes well!

  3. I can’t even get over how adorable these are. Delicious, cute and perfect for back to school season!

  4. These are so darn cute!!! What teacher wouldn’t love these? And they’re a perfect treat for kids after the first day of school!!!

  5. I’ve never tried these! I bet they’re delicious!!!!! I was thinking of making these for my teacher because I’m becoming a junior or 11th grader

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