What are strawberry crunch cake balls? Well, imagine a world where strawberries, cream cheese, and Oreos come together in a perfect harmony of flavors. Luscious golden Oreo crumbs and freeze-dried strawberry bits mixed with creamy, smooth cream cheese. It’s like a strawberry party in your mouth!
Not only do these cake balls taste divine, but they also look absolutely adorable with their pink coating and golden crumb toppings. Trust me, these little treats will make you the star of any gathering or dessert table.
Now, here’s the exciting part—making these Strawberry Crunch Cake Balls is a breeze! You don’t need to be a master chef or have fancy equipment. All you need is a food processor or blender to crush the Oreos, a mixing bowl and spoon for stirring, and a little bit of patience. The steps are easy to follow, and before you know it, you’ll have a batch of these delectable cake balls ready to impress your family and friends.
What are strawberry crunch cake balls?
Strawberry Crunch Cake Balls are a delightful dessert made with golden Oreos, freeze-dried strawberries, and cream cheese. These bite-sized treats are rolled into balls, coated with candy melts, and topped with a sprinkle of golden Oreo and strawberry crumbs. They are the perfect combination of creamy, crunchy, and fruity flavors. Whether you need a sweet treat for a party or you just want a quick and delicious snack,, these Strawberry Crunch Cake Balls are sure to satisfy.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Quick and Easy – It takes very little time to make this recipe. With just a few simple steps, you can have a batch of these delightful cake balls ready to enjoy.
No-Bake Recipe – These cake balls require no baking. All you need is a food processor, a mixing bowl, and a fridge to chill the dough. No need to turn on the oven!
Kid-Friendly Fun – Rolling the dough into balls and dipping them into the candy melts is a fun activity for kids to get involved in. They’ll love the process, not to mention the delicious results.
Tips for Making Perfect Strawberry Crunch Cake Balls:
- Let the cream cheese soften: Softened cream cheese blends more easily with the other ingredients, and this is how you end up with a smooth, creamy, lump-free dough.
- Use a cookie scoop: Using a cookie scoop will help make evenly-sized cake balls, ensuring they all look the same on a platter.
- Chill the dough: Chilling it before rolling it into balls makes it easier to handle and stops the cake balls from losing shape when dipped in the candy melts.
You can quickly change up this recipe to make new flavor combinations. Here are a few ideas:
Chocolate Lover’s Dream: Swap the pink candy melts for melted dark or milk chocolate for a more intense chocolate flavor, and use regular Oreos instead of golden Oreos.
Lemon Berry Twist: Add a touch of zest to the cream cheese mixture by incorporating lemon zest and substitute the freeze-dried strawberries with freeze-dried raspberries for a tangy twist.
How to Store
In the fridge: Store the Strawberry Crunch Cake Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
In the freezer: If you want to store these for longer, you can freeze the cake balls. Place them in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag, separating the layers with parchment paper. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Can I make this ahead?
Yes, you can make these Strawberry Crunch Cake Balls ahead of time. Prepare the cake balls as instructed, then store them in the refrigerator or freezer until you’re ready to serve. They make a great make-ahead dessert for parties or special occasions.
The easiest way to soften cream cheese is to leave it out on the counter for about 30-45 minutes before you make your recipe. If you forgot, you may just have to beat it with a hand mixer for a few extra minutes. Try to beat it until all the tiny lumps are gone.
Unfortunately not. Regular dried strawberries won’t really work, either. This recipe needs real freeze-dried strawberries.
The cake balls need to chill in the refrigerator for about an hour after they’re done to taste the very best. I like my cake balls when they’re cold from the fridge.
Yes, you can use a hand mixer to combine the cream cheese, Golden Oreo crumbs, and freeze-dried strawberries.