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Oreo Balls

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Oreo Balls


  • Author: Cindy Gibbs at My Country Table
  • Yield: 35

Description

Moist deep chocolate balls dipped in white chocolate. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!


Ingredients

  • 1 package Oreo Cookies, (not double stuff)
  • 1 package Cream Cheese, softened, 8 oz.
  • 2 bags white chocolate chip morsels, 12 oz.
  • grated chocolate for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Place the whole Oreos, a few at a time, in a blender or food processor, and process to a fine consistency. Place the Oreo crumb mixture in a large bowl. Add the softened cream cheese and using your hands, mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Roll the mixture into small balls and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Place the balls in a freezer for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Melt one bag of the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stopping to stir the chocolate after each interval, until the chocolate is completely melted. Half way through the process, you will need to melt the second bag of chips.
  4. Place a toothpick in the very top center of each ball and dip balls into the melted chocolate, rolling to coat all sides. Place each ball on wax paper. Use a second toothpick to gently push down on each ball as you are removing the first toothpick from the ball. Using the toothpick you removed, gently swirl the chocolate on top of each ball to cover the toothpick hole.
  5. Garnish the top of each ball with grated chocolate, if desired.
  6. Once the chocolate sets up and you can pick up the balls, use a sharp knife to trim off any excess chocolate around the bottom edges of balls. Place balls in an airtight container and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Okay friends, I’m just going to be brutally honest here.  I am not a fan of Oreo Balls and I hate making the messy little suckers.  I said it!  Whew!  Now, with that being said, just about everyone else in my life seems to LOVE them. Therefore, I break down once a year, and only once a year, usually at Christmas, and make them.

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Okay….are you ready to jump in with both hands and get messy…..come on!

 

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Okay, first you’re gonna do the messy….horrible……”I HATE” part!!  You’re gonna take a whole bag of Oreo Cookies, and crush them up fine, creme centers and all.  I drop a few at a time in my blender, but if you want to build muscles, go ahead and try to crush them with a rolling pin, (it’s a little tough with those creme centers).  After you’ve done all of that, you’re gonna pour them into a large bowl and throw in a block of softened cream cheese.  Now use your hands and mix it all up thoroughly….yuk…..yuk….yuk!  I HATE this part!  That’s probably why I didn’t take any pictures of me mixing it with my hands.

oreoballs - 2Next, you’ve got to stop and wash your hands off, to get all of that messy chocolate stuff off.  Now, roll the messy mixture into small balls, about the size of a black walnut, (a hulled black walnut, of course).  Place the balls on a wax paper lined baking sheet, while you’re trying to fight your husband off from eating them before you get them dipped.  Keep reminding your husband that they are not just for him!  Place the balls in a freezer while you melt the chocolate.  Tell your husband to STAY OUT!

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Place one bag of white chocolate chips in a bowl.  Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and microwave for another 30 seconds.  Stir chocolate again to finish melting the chips.  If they aren’t totally melted, microwave for 10 second intervals until they are totally melted.  About half way through the dipping process, you’ll have to melt a second bag of chips.

Now yell at your husband again, and forget to take pictures of yourself dipping the chocolate balls into the melted chocolate.  Insert a toothpick into the very top of each chocolate ball.  Dip each ball into the melted chocolate, turning to coat the ball on all sides.  Place each ball on wax paper, using a second toothpick to push gently on each ball as you pull the first toothpick out of the top of the ball.  Using the toothpick, gently swirl the chocolate around on top of the ball to cover the toothpick hole and to make it look purdy.

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Sprinkle a little grated chocolate on top for decoration if you want them to look purdy, or just for the heck of it. 

Now let them set until the chocolate hardens on them.  Tell your husband you’ve counted them and to get out of your kitchen!  Once the chocolate is set, place them in an airtight container with a lock, (hide the key) and place them in the refrigerator.  Done!  Whew wee!

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Now start all over, because you can NEVER seem to make enough of these things to please everyone!

 
 

 

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