Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Oreo Balls!!!

Well, I owe the credit for this recipe to my college roommate Elizabeth.  She didn't cook much during the year that we lived together, but one weekend, she came back from home with these little babies in tow, and my life has never been the same.  OK, maybe that's an exaggeration, but they are pretty dang good.  The best part is, you need only 3 ingredients!
1 Package Oreo Cookies (or store brand works just as well... since the real thing is twice the price!)
8oz Cream Cheese, softened
Baker's Chocolate (I used white chocolate this time, but have done milk & dark chocolate before, too)
Crush all cookies using food processor, or throw them in a ziploc and crush manually.  Reserve 5-6 crushed cookies to use to sprinkle on top for decoration at the end.  Mix the crushed cookies with the softened cream cheese until well-blended.  I'm fairly convinced that the best way to do this is get your hands in there and get dirty.  You'll have black fingernails by the time you're done, but you wont spend a lot of time and energy trying to mix it with a fork/spoon. 
Once the cookies and cream cheese are mixed very well together, roll into individual balls and place on a pan or cookie sheet covered with wax paper.  What size balls you make depends on how you like them, but I'd say use a teaspoon as your measure and just start with a heaping teaspoon of the cookie mixture for each ball.  Place in refrigerator and allow to cool for 30-40 minutes.

Melt baker's chocolate in microwave-safe glass dish or measuring cup.  Drop each cookie ball into the mixture, coat with chocolate, allow excess to drip off, then place back on wax paper to dry.  Sprinkle tops with extra cookie crumbs, or if you're really fancy, drizzle with the opposite color chocolate!  You could make them festive around holidays with colored sprinkles or dye your chocolate with food coloring.... have fun with it!

Keep refrigerated until you're ready to serve & enjoy a little taste of yummy goodness.

1 comment:

  1. I love it! I still don't cook much...just love to bake. :)