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Oreo Balls

I cannot remember where I first saw this recipe. I’m sure someone posted it on Facebook or Pinterest or somewhere. I made these last year for my in-laws at Christmas and they loved them! I did some further research this year before making them and they came out even better. In case you haven’t seen this recipe floating around, I thought I’d share it.

Just in time for the holidays!

Ingredients:
1 pkg. Oreos, regular kind
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
Chocolate almond bark or semi-sweet baking chocolate
Wax paper

Directions:

Open the package of delicious Oreos. I know, that step is obvious, but I liked this photo that I took of the cookies. ๐Ÿ™‚

Place the cookies (filling and all) into your food processor.

Chop/grind them into a fine powder. This is where I failed last year. The post I read said place them in a zipper bag and crush them. Well, I did that and ended up putting holes in the bag, which of course, made a mess, and they were not in small enough bits. The “dough” was lumpy. Using the food processor will eliminate that problem.

On a side note – I got this food processor free from the Healthy Choice company in 2003 by sending in UPC’s from the Healthy Choice frozen meals! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next, mix in the cream cheese with the cookie crumbs. Again, I used a spoon last year which was so hard! Just mix them with your hands, it’s much, much easier. The “dough” will look like this:

Next, roll the dough into at least 48 balls, place on wax paper [very important]ย and freeze them for about 10 minutes. If, by chance, you forget and leave them in the freezer for two hours, they will still be fine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Melt the chocolate according to the package directions and start dipping them and placing them back on the wax paper. I didn’t get to photograph that step because I was intent on getting the job done quickly, but I used a bamboo skewer to dip them into the chocolate to make it a bit neater. I wanted to use toothpicks, but I didn’t have any.

This is how mine looked when done. They are prettier than last year’s batch! My cousin, Brenda, brought some to our Thanksgiving get together in Batesville, and she had piped white chocolate zig-zags on the top. I think I’ll try that next time!

These were great alongside the pies at the holidays. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Merry Christmas!
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