I made these Homemade Chocolate Covered Oreo Baseballs for a pot luck in our community. In the middle of it, someone stopped everything and got on the microphone. “I have a question,” he said. “Whoever brought those chocolate covered Oreos. Did you make them or buy them?”
I put up my hand.
“I made them,” I said.
“How?” he asked. “How did you get those lines on them?”
“It’s a mold.”
These baseball chocolate molds make these cookies so incredibly easy. These cookies do take some time and patience, but they’re absolutely worth the time and effort.
The mold itself only makes six Chocolate Covered Oreo Baseballs at once, so if you need to make a large quantity of these, like maybe for a little league treat, it would be in your best interest to pick up a couple of the baseball molds.
You can reuse the mold, of course. But you need to keep them in the fridge for at least two hours so they set, so that’s a lot of down time between batches.
Homemade Chocolate Covered Oreo Baseballs Recipe
Homemade Chocolate Covered Oreo Baseballs Ingredients:
How To Make Homemade Chocolate Covered Baseballs:
Melt the red candy melts in the microwave.
If you’ve never used candy melts before, check out our tips for using candy melts post.
But, a quick rundown: The easiest way to melt candy melts is to microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the candy melts are melted through. If the candy melts do start to harden on you, you can always remelt them in the microwave. That’s the beauty of using candy melts and not chocolate chips.
Use a brand new paintbrush to “paint” the red candy melts into the laces of the baseball mold on each of the six cavities.
Use a dry paper towel or napkin to wipe away any excess red candy melt. If you leave any behind, it will get into the white of the baseball and make it look messy. So be really sure to wipe up any excess carefully.
Melt the almond bark (use the same method that you use for the candy melts).
Fill one cavity in the Oreo baseball halfway with almond bark.
Stick in an Oreo cookie into the same cavity. You want to push it down pretty far, but not far enough that it touches the bottom of the mold.
Cover the Oreo with more almond bark. Lightly tap the mold form on a hard surface to flatten the almond bark.
If there’s any excess outside of the cavity, wipe it away.
Follow this same process to fill the five remaining cavities.
Let the mold form sit on the counter for about ten minutes allowing any “thick” almond bark to drip down the sides and cover any potentially exposed Oreo.
Put the mold form in the fridge for two hours.
To remove the cookies, take the mold form out of the fridge and gently tap it on a hard surface. Flip the mold over and the cookies should easily pop out.
If the cookies don’t pop out easily, let them sit on the counter for a few minutes, then tap the mold on the counter again. This should wiggle the cookies free.
Wash and dry the mold, making sure there aren’t any water droplets left behind. Then, repeat the process to make a second batch.
Chocolate Covered Oreo Baseballs: Frequently Asked Questions
Almond bark is so easy to work with. It’s made to melt multiple times. So if you’re working with it and melted too much, you can just wait until it solidifies and store it. It’ll remelt just as easily as it melted the first time. You can’t do that with chocolate chips.
Almond bark also melts really smooth. So you won’t end up with clumps of oils and fats, which you can end up with chocolate chips.
It’s also really difficult to burn almond bark. You can microwave it a bunch of times and the almond bark will constantly react the way you want it to. Chocolate chips burn easily. So if you microwave them for too long, the chocolate chips will cease and will be unusable.
I will be completely honest here. I don’t like the taste of candy melts. Oh, candy melts look pretty and are easy to work with. And for small things like the laces on these baseballs, candy melts are fine.
But for something like these chocolate covered Oreos, where you’re eating so much of topping, candy melts aren’t my choice. That’s why white almond bark is the way to go.
Any type of Oreos work best in Chocolate Covered Oreo Baseballs. In these, I used chocolate hazelnut Oreo cookies, but any type of Oreo cookie works.
And that goes for regular stuffed or double stuf Oreo cookies as well. If you use double stuffed Oreos, you may just want to use a little less almond bark before you push the cookies into the mold form. But other than that, the process will be the same.
Store these Chocolate Covered Oreo Baseballs in an air-tight container. We recommend storing chocolate covered Oreo cookies in the fridge for up to two weeks.
If it’s warm out, storing these at room temperature can cause them to sweat. If it’s cool out, you should be fine storing chocolate covered Oreos on the counter for two weeks (but after all this hard work, why take the risk?).
Purchase Chocolate Covered Baseball Oreos:
If you love these Chocolate Covered Oreo Baseballs, but you don’t have the time to make them yourself, you can purchase chocolate covered Oreo baseballs online.
More Oreo cookie recipes:
If you’re looking for a way to use the rest of the Oreo cookies in your package, check out our other Oreo cookie recipes.
Throwing a baseball-themed party?
Are you making these for a baseball-themed party? We have a few other baseball-themed posts to help with that party.
- 7+ Easy Baseball Crafts
- Baseball Pencil Holder Craft
- Baseball-Themed Candy Jar Guessing Game
- DIY Baseball Vendor Favor Stands
- 6 red candy melts
- 12 oz. white almond bark
- 12 Oreo cookies
- Melt the red candy melts in the microwave. Use a brand new paintbrush to “paint” the red candy melts into the laces of the baseball mold on each of the six cavities. Use a dry paper towel or napkin to wipe away any excess red candy melt.
- Melt the almond bark. Fill one cavity in the Oreo baseball halfway with almond bark.
- Stick in an Oreo cookie into the same cavity.
- Cover the Oreo with more almond bark. Lightly tap the mold form on a hard surface to flatten the almond bark. If there’s any excess outside of the cavity, wipe it away. Follow this same process to fill the five remaining cavities.
- Let the mold form sit on the counter for about ten minutes allowing any “thick” almond bark to drip down the sides and cover any potentially exposed Oreo.
- Put the mold form in the fridge for two hours.
- To remove the cookies, take the mold form out of the fridge and gently tap it on a hard surface. Flip the mold over and the cookies should easily pop out.
Amount Per Serving Calories 235Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 0mgSodium 187mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 3gSugar 8gProtein 6g
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