I really wish I had the willpower to eat healthy during the Holidays but after Thanksgiving weekend it has been especially difficult; maybe I’ll start in the New Year. I already have a difficult time staying away from sweets as it is, but for some reason around Christmas it’s as though decorating the tree and eating baked goods go hand in hand. Oreos are the quintessential cookie for bringing families together, so I decided to share a different spin on eating America’s favorite cookie. Not only do they make great deserts but they also are delicious gifts. Last year I made a bunch, placed them in a glass jar wrapped with a bow, and gifted them to my colleague.
I followed this recipe and added a few touches of my own…
- Mix about 30 Oreos in a blender. Blend until all of the cookies are turned into crumbs
- Place the crumbs in a big bowl and mix with the cream cheese. If the cream cheese is too hard to blend then place it in the microwave for about 10 seconds.
- Shape 35-45 1 inch balls and place on wax paper. Freeze for about 30 minutes (or if you’re in a rush give it at least 10 minutes).
- *Start melting chocolate in a glass bowl over simmering (barely boiling) water
- Place each ball on a spoon and use another spoon to cover the ball in chocolate. Place it on waxed paper.
- Sprinkle cookie balls with sprinkles, or colored sugar.
- Refrigerate up to an hour.
*I find it difficult to melt chocolate (if you have a better way of doing it please let me know! So I created this concoction (see photo on the right); I placed a large glass bowl on top of a pot with simmering to boiling water (just enough so that it’s barely touching the bowl.
Enjoy with a nice glass of milk!
P.S. There’s even a song on Oreo cookie balls