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Oreo Balls

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Oreo Balls are one of the coolest cookie/candies to make and they’re delicious. I mentioned them in a previous post but this post is all about them. I’ve made them several times and people always seem to like when I make them. So first I’ll give you guys the basic recipe for Oreo Balls and then give you some tips that I’ve picked up from making them.

The Recipe:

  • 1 (16 ounce) package Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (24 ounce) package white chocolate bark

Using a blender or hand held mixer, mix Oreos and cream cheese together. Roll into walnut size balls. Chill for an hour. Melt approximately 3/4 package of white almond bark. Stick a toothpick in an Oreo ball and dip it in the melted white almond bark. Allow to harden on wax paper. Decorate however you wish.

I think that these are a fun desert but I should warn you that they are not necessarily easy. You should be ready to spend a while on your feet, dipping these in the melting chocolate.

Here’s a list of some adjustments and things I’ve discovered that should make this dessert easier for you

  • These are just as good when you use mint Oreos and you end up with a faint mint flavor. However, this type of Oreo seems to have more icing and causes the “dough” to be a little more wet. You can fix this by scraping some icing out from a few cookies or, what I did, add an Oreo pie crust to the mix. Either of these should help fix the consistency of the mix and make it easier for dipping.
  • For dipping, the best thing I’ve found, for someone who doesn’t have professional chocolate dipping stuff, is to use two toothpicks. Use one toothpick to impale the ball and hold it while you dip in the chocolate. Use the other toothpick to help slide the dipped ball off the first toothpick. I usually have to get a new set of toothpicks three or four times throughout the dipping process.
  • After you slide the ball of the toothpick, there will probably be a small hole where you can see the dough through the chocolate. This can be fixed by covering the spot with a small bit of melted chocolate or in how you decorate it.
  • Speaking of decorating, one of my favorite ways to decorate it to remove a few Oreos at the beginning to crush of their own. Then dip the Oreo balls in white chocolate and cover with a small amount of crushed Oreos on top, but make sure you do it before the chocolate hardens, otherwise it doesn’t stick. It’s very pretty and definitely covers up any imperfections. Also, you can dip the balls in milk chocolate and drizzle with white chocolate. I’ve tried doing sprinkles on top but that doesn’t look or taste as good.
  • DO NOT try to add water-based food coloring to your melting chocolate. I tried this with green food dye to help distinguish the mint Oreo balls, but it ruined the chocolate! The chocolate became gummy and gross. I have not experimented with any more food coloring since then.
  • After dipping, make sure you get off most of the excess chocolate. Otherwise you end up with a large pool of hardened chocolate as part of your pretty Oreo balls. While delicious, this somewhat ruins the look.
  • I would not recommend using Double Stuffed Oreos. This would make the dough too wet, as in the case of the mint Oreos.

That’s pretty much everything I’ve learned.  Hope this helps you and if you have anymore helpful hints, comment below.