Monday, December 5, 2011

mmmmm, mondays: oreo balls

let the holiday baking begin! this recipe actually doesn't involve baking at all and is pretty amazing any time of the year. still, i tend to throw these into a cookie box for our friends each year and they are always a favorite of everyone who tries them. really, the "oreo balls" title just isn't sufficient...there should be something totally obscene in the title of these little treats...they are just that good.

oreo balls

one package oreo cookies

one 8 oz. block of cream cheese

white chocolate or white candy coating for dipping

place the oreos (i do one sleeve at a time) into a food processor or blender and blend until they become a fine powder. pulverize the entire package and place into a large mixing bowl. add the 8 oz. of cream cheese, softened. mix the oreo puree and the cream cheese with your hands until thoroughly mixed together. there will be no oreo crumbs and the mixture will form a soft ball.

pull off quarter sized clumps of the mixture and form into 3/4 inch to one inch balls. place on a large cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator to harden slightly. after about 30 minutes, remove from the refrigerator and dip each ball in white chocolate. place back on the cookie sheet and cool again in the refrigerator until coating is set.

if you're feeling creative, you can add Christmas sprinkles to make them more festive. i'm not sure it's necessary as they will be eaten in about five minutes. seriously, try to eat just one.