Friday, August 6, 2010

Oreo Balls

Ok so my favorite cookies are Oreos! Mmm... there's nothing like a handful of Oreos and a cold glass of milk.

A few years ago my mom and I tried this recipe for Oreo Balls. Talk a
bout heaven in your mouth! They are delicious. You can never eat just one! They remind me of truffles but taste soooo much better!

So here is the SUPER EASY recipe for Oreo Balls...



First, your ingredients. You'll need a standard size carton of Oreos, 1 block of cream cheese, and some white chocolate or bark. Normally we use white almond bark or white chocolate chips but I'm making these for a family with nut allergies so I'm being very careful. Oh, and we are all for generic products in this family but this is just one of the recipes you can't skimp on. The taste just isn't the same.



Next, blend the Oreos, a little at a time, in a food processor or blender. You can pound them by hand but it takes FOREVER. Sometimes some of the cookies don't chop all the way. Just throw them in with the next batch.



When you finish turning the cookies into a fine crumble, add the block of cream cheese. This is where things get MESSY! Mix the cream cheese and Oreo crumbs until you get a dough. I've tried spoons, pastry cutters, everything. Nothing seems to beat my God-given hands for this part. On the plus side, your hands feel really smooth after :)


You should get a dough like this. This is actually a double batch (2 packages of Oreos, 2 blocks of cream cheese).


After that, you'll need to roll the dough into about quarter size balls. The number of balls you get will depend on the size you make them. I got about 150 from 2 batches so about 75 from one. Then toss them in the refrigerator for a little bit to get cool. They're easier to dip in the white chocolate that way.



While they chill in the fridge, start melting the chocolate/bark. Remember to do it a few seconds at a time so you don't burn or overcook it. Once it's nice and melted, drop an Oreo ball in, coat it in the chocolate, then place it on wax paper to cool. It's important to use wax paper as it peels off the best when it's hardened. Let them cool before removing to a serving plate.


Now you have delicious Oreo Balls! I throw mine in the fridge because they taste yummy when they're cool but they are just fine at room temperature too. Be sure to keep them covered though or toss them in a plastic bag so they last. Although, they might not make it a whole day once you taste them ;)

These are always a great hit at parties and stuff. My family can't get enough of them either!

Hope you enjoy!

8 comments:

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

This looks so yummy! I have got to try this!

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AliLilly said...

Oh. My. Heavens!! This looks so good!! I can't wait to try it! I know what you mean too about store brand. I have this famous pumpkin cheesecake I make for the holidays and when I made it before with store brand cream cheese you could TOTALLY tell the difference!!

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JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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JHill said...

This was one of my favorite projects from last week's Mad Skills party, and I will be featuring it tomorrow morning!

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Erin said...

Oh. My. Gosh! I need about a dozen of these right now! I can't wait to make them!

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Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

These are so delicious that I'm featuring them on my blog tomorrow. Mmmm...

Lindsey McDonald said...

I tried making these...I completely failed lol...my white chocolate just did NOT want to work right. I even did it a little at a time like you said, and it just didn't wanna stay melted!! >.< Oh well...yours look delicious though!

Kelly Campbell said...

I LOVE to make these...i put my ground up oreos in a big zip loc bag then add the cream cheese to it and just squish it together that way...hands dont get as messy that way :)

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