Buried Witch Halloween Cookie Balls

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It is now day 9 of the 13 Days of Sweet Halloween Treats and that means it is my turn to share a treat! I received a box full of goodies from Wilton and Jo-Ann Fabric to come up with something fun for the holiday. I quickly decided I wanted to make some Halloween Cookie Balls, even though I’d never tried them. This was the perfect time to test them, and they were surprisingly easy! I received this Witch Cupcake Combo Pack with the coolest boot cupcake picks. I knew I had to use them somehow. Why not bury the boots in my cookie ball?

Halloween Witch Joann Fabric Wilton Cookie Balls

There are several different ways to make cookie balls but the most common seems to be the Oreo cookie ball. It is literally just crushed Oreos mixed with cream cheese and dipped in your favorite chocolate.

Halloween Cookie Balls Crushing Oreos

When crushing the Oreos, I put in a few extra. I set some aside to sprinkle on top of the cookie ball to create the dirt. (Be sure to purchase extra Oreos as the recipe calls for 36 and the package only contains 30.)

Halloween Cookie Balls Prep

After mixing the crushed cookies with a brick of cream cheese, you roll them into equal sized balls. I found using a cookie scoop to be the easiest way. However, because my scoop is a bit larger, I only got 30 balls out of the recipe rather than the usual 48 from a 1 inch ball. Freeze them for at least 10  minutes. Meanwhile, melt your favorite baking chocolate squares, chocolate chips or Wilton Candy Melts. If you don’t already have one and enjoy making candies, I highly recommend getting a Wilton Chocolate Pro Melting Pot. It keeps the chocolate at the perfect temperature for both melting and dipping without burning.  It will give you great results and save you a lot of frustration.

Halloween Witch Cookie Balls Dipping Melted Chocolate

The easiest way to dip the cookie balls is with a toothpick. And since I put a cupcake pick in the top anyway, it worked perfectly. But even without the pick, you can easily cover it up with sprinkles or crushed cookies. Place each ball on a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet and sprinkle with crushed oreos or sprinkles while still wet. (I found dipping three in a row then sprinkling the crushed cookie on top worked great.)

Halloween Wilton Joann Cookie BallsBecause I didn’t want all my cookie balls to be the same, I added coordinating sprinkles to some of the cookie balls.  Once the chocolate set, I placed them in these mini candy corn baking cups.

Halloween Witch Boots Cookie Balls

I am so pleased with how the Buried Witch Cookie Balls turned out. You can bet my kids were begging to try one when they got home from school. They are delicious!

Halloween Cookie Balls Joann Wilton

If you are having a Halloween party or just the itch to make something sweet for your family, be sure to check out Jo-Ann Fabric to find awesome Wilton supplies and more.  I’ve even got a coupon to help you save! You can find the coupon:

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, courtesy of  JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores and Wilton.  All thoughts are my own.


  1. These look marvelous!! How did you get the chocolate so smooth on the balls!? 🙂 I’m pinning and must try them again!

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