Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Oreo Balls

The Mission:
Make Oreo Balls for Heather's Bridal Shower, They look fantastic. They sound tasty. And I'm pretty sure that they'll be impressive.

The Ingredients:
  • 1 package Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package white almond bark
  • 1 package chocolate almond bark

The Instructions:
Using a blender or a hand-held mixer, blend together the crushed oreos and the softened cream cheese. Roll into walnut sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Chill for at least one hour. Melt approx 3/4 of the chocolate almond bark. Stick a toothpick in an oreo ball and dip it in the melted chocolate until coated. Place on a sheet of wax paper and allow to harden. Repeat for every oreo ball. While waiting for oreo balls to harden (approx 15 minutes), melt 1/4 of the white chocolate. Pour the melted chocolate into a decorator bag (or a plastic ziplock baggie with a tiny piece of the corner cut off). Drizzle white chocolate over the hardened oreo balls to decorate.

The Results:
Wow. I think they turned out pretty good. I had toothpick holes in each of the oreo balls and I didn't like that, so next time I'll try and figure out a way to elimate the holes. I also had problems with the oreo balls falling off the toothpick while I was dipping in the chocolate. I think next time I'll freeze the balls first. I'll see how that goes. They still turned out quite nice looking and I received a lot of complements on how professional they looked.

The Reviews:
I had not one single left over oreo ball. Everyone raved about how pretty they were and how good they tasted. My sister was very pleased with them and reserved a few for her to take back to school. I will definitely be making these in the future since they went over so well. The only complaint I got was from my husband, who didn't like the "wang of the cream cheese." But he doesn't like cream cheese, so his opinion doesn't count! ;)


Picaflora said...

When we make peanut butter balls, we just dunk a few at a time in a bowl, and fish them out with a slotted spoon (not a huge one, but one you'd use for like green beans). Then you have no toothpick holes!

Cameron said...

Thanks, Pica! That's what DH suggested I try next time, too.

Heather said...
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Heather said...

These are awesome! I've been hording them in my fridge (so they don't melt in my no-A/C apartment) and savoring them for a couple weeks now. 8-D

Definitely great for parties, easy to pick up and just the right size for one or two bites.

I think I did well picking the MoH. She is the best cook of the bunch. ;-) That and the best sister ever.

(Once again, I refuse to leave you typos...)