Well this weekend I decided to make my famous Oreo Balls. Which to be honest with you, after 2 hangovers, chocolate and Oreos is not on the top of my list….but everyone seems to love them…so I made them.
My neighbor is the one that gave me the recipe but now that I am looking on the Internet I see that a lot of people have this recipe. I’m not sure who the originator so I am not sure who to quote on this one. There were quite a few versions on http://www.allrecipes.com there was even one on http://www.kraftrecipes.com and http://www.bettycrocker.com. So here is my version:
- 1 8 oz package of softened cream cheese
- 1 16 oz package of oreos
- 1 24 oz package of chocolate candy coating
- Place Oreos in a food processor. Break them up into crumbs.
- In a large mixing bowl, place the oreo crumbs inside the bowl. Add the softened cream cheese. Using a spatula, mix the ingredients together. You do not want to see chunks of cream cheese or too large of a cookie crumb.
- Roll dollops of the mixture into balls. You can vary the sizes to what you prefer. Place them on a cookie sheet. One that will fit in the freezer/fridge.
- Once you have them all rolled up into balls, place the balls into the freezer for 15 minutes. You do not want to actually freeze the balls. You put them in the freeze to make them hard. You want them to be hard enough to place into melted chocolate and they will keep shape.
- While the balls are in the freezer…you can prepare the chocolate candy coating by melting it in the microwave.
- Take a few balls out of the freezer. Only pull a few out at a time so that the others stay firm while you work. Dip one ball into the candy coating using a toothpick or a spoon. Whichever you prefer. Once it is completely covered in candy coating, place the ball on a sheet of wax paper or another cookie sheet. Do this until all are completely covered. While they are sitting on the counter waiting for you to finish the last one…the first one should be nice and hard. Once they are all covered with a “hard” candy coating….you can take the left over candy coating and drizzle a few thin lines over the top of the balls for a nice presentation.
I hope you all enjoy these as much as all of my friends do!!!
Please note: this was originally written on my Baking and Reading blog. That blog has since been deleted. This was written on January 22, 2013.