Skip the oven and satisfy your sweet tooth with a make-ahead-friendly recipe for No-Bake Chocolate Cookie Pops!

These festive pops are the confectionery cousin to cake pops and are made with just five ingredients. I repeat: five ingredients!

No-bake desserts come in handy on a variety of occasions, whether you’re trying to beat the heat by steering clear of the oven, or on the opposite side of the spectrum, your oven is on overdrive (hello, holidays!) so you want to free up some valuable real estate during prime oven time.

No matter the reason or the occasion, a quick, no-bake dessert is always a good idea to have in your recipe repertoire. Once you’ve formed your chocolate cookie pops, it’s time for the fun to begin!

Dunk the pops in melted chocolate or candy melts in the color of your choosing. The trick here is that when the cold pops and the warm, melted chocolate meet, the chocolate (or candy melts) will solidify quickly so it’s important to move quickly into the next step…

Decorate the pops with your choice of sprinkles, chopped nuts, toasted coconut or crushed pretzels.

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No-Bake Chocolate Cookie Pops

Bypass the oven in favor of No-Bake Chocolate Cookie Pops decorated with your choice of toppings!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 14 pops

Ingredients 

  • 18 chocolate sandwich cookies with cream filling
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Assorted sprinkles, crushed nuts or toasted coconut flakes

Equipment:

  • Lollipop sticks

Instructions 

  • Place the cookies in the bowl of a food processor and pulse them until roughly chopped. Add the cream cheese and continue pulsing until the mixture is well combined and there are no large pieces of cookie remaining.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using your hands, squeeze and roll the cookie mixture into 1-inch balls. Insert a lollipop stick into each ball, place them on the baking sheet and freeze them for 30 minutes.
  • Melt the chocolate and vegetable oil in the microwave on 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until fully melted. Dip the cookie balls in the melted chocolate then immediately garnish them with sprinkles, crushed nuts or toasted coconut flakes. Return the pops to the baking sheet. Loosely cover and refrigerate them for 1 hour or until the chocolate is set.

Kelly’s Notes:

  • Turn these cookie pops into cookie truffles by serving them sans lollipop sticks.
  • This recipe can be easily doubled.
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Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 110mg, Potassium: 44mg, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 150IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 34mg, Iron: 1.6mg

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  1. I work at a daycare & our microwave oven is in another room. How can I keep the chocolate from hardening while letting the children take turns dipping?

  2. Looking at your nutritional info, what is a serving size? And do you have to store these in the fridge since they are made with cream cheese?

    1. Hi Denise – Yes, you should store these in an airtight container in the fridge. And the Estimated Nutrition Facts provides nutritional information for one cookie pop.

  3. We made these with Lemon Oreo’s and they came out fantastic. Used yellow melting wafers and then sprinkles to decorate them. Everyone actually loved the lemon over the chocolate one! Imagine that!

    1. Hi Barbara – You can definitely swap in peanut butter, but the amount would just depend on if you’re keeping any of the cream cheese in the recipe. Would love to hear your results if you give it a shot!

  4. 5 stars
    Hi. What can be the possible substitutes for cream cheese? I checked the prices here and it’s really pricey. Hope you can reply :)

    1. Hi Monty – There really isn’t a substitute for the cream cheese, as it’s one of the key ingredients and helps bind the cookie mixture.

  5. Do these hold up well to freezing? I want to make a bunch for a HS reunion and want to make in batches.

    1. Hi Shannon! I’ve never tried freezing them so I’m not sure how long they’d last in terms of the resulting taste/texture after a few days. Would love to hear your results if you do a test batch!

  6. Hi Kelly,

    Do u think I need to add butter to cream cheese or jut use as it is? I wanna make safari themed cake pops for a party, and kinda humid now in Singapore. Thank you so much!!

    1. Hi Nujhat – No, you’ll want to definitely use regular cream cheese, as the consistency won’t be the same if you use the spreadable kind.

  7. They sound pretty simple to make…I hope to make them for Halloween if I find the time or for your American Thanksgiving, since our Canadian Thanksgivings was celebrated the second week in October.

  8. Hi – I am worried about the cream cheese – can these sit out all day or do they need to be refrigerated after a few hours?

    1. I wouldn’t recommend having them sit out if it’s really hot/humid, but they’re totally fine at room temp for a few hours. Enjoy!

  9. Approximately how many balls does this recipe yield? I have to make about 100 of them for a party and am trying to plan my shopping trip.
    Thanks so much!

    1. I haven’t tried using coconut oil in this recipe so I can’t say for certain that it would work, but my initial thought is that it should. Hope that helps!

  10. Made these for the kids, but 3 adults taste tested them. They were pretty rich, and by accident one of them fell into my glass of white wine. Well….serendipitous find! They were so delicious dipped in white wine that this is how we ate them. Just thought I would share the tip if any winos out there are interested in attempting. :)

  11. How far ahead could these be made? Could the cookie mixture on the stick, be frozen for several days and chocolate dipped the night before Thinking of doing for a dessert table at a wedding?

    1. Hi there! I’ve never tried freezing them so I’m not sure how long they’d last in terms of the resulting taste/texture after a few days. Let me know if you do a test batch!

    1. Hi Sandi! I’m not sure how they could be made without it, as you want the Oreos and cream cheese to really mix together to form a smooth consistency.

  12. My mix is too soft to ball up. I even added more cookie without the cream. In very sad I can’t seem to get it right when everyone’s comments said this should be super easy. Wonder where I went wrong.

  13. Tried these yesterday to make for my SIL’s upcoming engagement party & then came out delicious…my one question- I did get w flat side laying them on the cookie sheet, what did I do wrong? Or any recommendations to remedy that?

    1. Hi there! There really isn’t a substitute for the cream cheese, as it’s one of the key ingredients and helps bind the cookie mixture.

  14. I make these as cookie truffles. I freeze them, then give them to my children and their families. They freeze beautifully and only need a few minutes to thaw on a plate. I have been asked where I got such wonderfully rich baking chocolate. Had to confess the secret. I usually bake things from scratch, but nobody minds with these truffles.

    1. Hi Bonnie! I’ve never tried freezing them so I can’t say with certainty how they’d turn out. Let me know if you give it a shot!

  15. I made these and dipped them in Reese’s peanut butter chips….OMG I cannot describe the level of yumminess it was!!!

  16. GReat recipe. How long in advance can you make this recipe. I have a shower tomorrow and I’d like to make this a day ahead..Will it be okay?

    Thanks.

    1. Hi Aira – Unfortunately there is no substitute for cream cheese in this recipe, as you need the consistency of the cream cheese to not only help bind the cookies together, but also lend creaminess in texture.

  17. quick question I’m making these in like a disk kinda shape for my mums birthday and we were hoping to put fondant on them. but as you know fondant melts in the fridge :( so i was wondering if you need to refrigerate the cake pops? also how long do they last before they become inedible ?

    1. Hi Alexa – You’ll definitely need to refrigerate/freeze them so they hold their shape and don’t slip down the sticks when they’re on display.

  18. Hi Leah, what a GREAT idea! Once dipped in chocolate though, how do you prevent the chocolate from dripping down the stick? I tried by resting treats ball side down but that just created a flat surface on the ball. (if that makes sense?!?!)

    1. Hi Jess – If you shake off enough excess chocolate then there shouldn’t be any chocolate dripping down. And because the cookie balls are frozen, the cold should make the chocolate harden almost instantly. Hope that helps!

  19. What a brilliant idea to put Oreo balls on a stick and make them cake pops!!! My daughter is turning one next Saturday and I was already planning on making Oreo balls but will definitely be putting them on a stick now. I have a feeling they are going to be a big party hit!

  20. Loved these cake pops! Made them for my children and they didn’t like them (picky eaters!), but my wife and I sure enjoyed them. The kids did enjoy decorating them though ;)

  21. I love no bake treats! Easy and delicious :) My creations are always on the rustic looking side hehe and not quite as pretty as these, but now I want to try again and make some festive looking pops!

  22. These are so pretty! I can’t say I eat raw cookie dough but I would definately give these a try :)

  23. Wow these look amazing! I will definitely be making these! Thanks for the recipe!

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  24. These are so cute! Love that they are no-bake too, naturally. :) These would be so fun to give away as gifts for the holidays!

  25. literally envisioning 30,000 different ways to make these because they are SO simple and perfect!!

    also, may I suggest mascarpone cheese in lieu of regular cc? it has such a nice mellow sweetness to it, I think it could work great here :)

  26. Kelly! These are so fun and perfect! Holiday’s will be a breeze with these cute pops! I agree with Averie, I love the festive sprinkle!

  27. Kelly they look wonderful! This is a classic recipe that I make almost every Xmas and yours are just too beautiful! Love the festive sprinkles! Pinned