Friday, February 10, 2012

Superbowl food - Oreo Balls!



My older daughter had a couple of football parties to go to over the weekend, one on Saturday night, and a superbowl party on Sunday.  Her Dad and I were going to the same superbowl party so Rebecca and I decided to make a double batch of oreo balls.  Rebecca had made these for us at Christmas.  But, with so many sweets I didn't really get to enjoy them so I was super happy that we made them again.  I say "we" loosely because really all I was ALLOWED to do was put the oreo cookies and cream cheese in the food processor and push the button.  Probably for good reason though because the food I cook might be delicious but I'm not always so great with the presentation!  Rebecca on the other hand is a perfectionist with making it "look" beautiful!  So she twisted my arm and I "let" her have all the fun! 

Here's how we made Oreo Balls AT HOME MY WAY:

Oreo Balls

Ingredients:
  • One package Oreos (generic is fine)
  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese (we used low fat - not that it helped any LOL)
  • 1 package of while chocolate (we call it almond bark - it comes like an ice cube tray of chocolate)
Directions:

Place the oreos in a food processor and crush or place the cookies in a big gallon sealed bag and bang with a rolling pin.  Add the cream cheese to the food processor and process until the cookies/cream cheese form together into a ball.  If you don't have a food processor, dump the cookies into a ball and stir in some warmed /room temp/ softened cream cheese until all combined.

Form into balls the size of a ping pong ball (or a little smaller, these are RICH!)

Place the balls on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer until cold (30 minutes).

Meanwhile place your chocolate in a mini crockpot (this works SO MUCH BETTER than the microwave because the chocolate will melt evenly and not burn). 

Prepare a place for the dipped balls (We used foil.  You can butter it a little or spray lightly with Pam).  Using a fork to hold the ball (not puncture the ball though), dip the ball in the melted chocolate.  Tap the fork on the side of the crockpot to "sheet" the chocolate".  Place the coated ball on the buttered foil.  Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired.

When the chocolate is hardened, move the candy to a serving dish. 

These are super yummy!  They really taste like more than oreo cookies.  They are creamy and just really delicious.  We just store ours on the counter in a covered dish for a week or two, if they make it that long!



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