OREO Cookie Balls for the Holidays.
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I have been enjoying OREO Cookies for decades, and by creating Holiday OREO Cookie Balls over the last few years I have found a way to bring the same amazing taste into a dessert that is both fun and creative. While hosting a holiday party I usually have a theme going on, be it winter wonderland with blue and whites, traditional Christmas with red and green, or something more unique like sparkling stars (I used silver and gold that year). Desserts are the easiest food item to integrate a holiday theme, as they look even more appetizing with bright colors. It’s a great way to make your party stand out. You can make extras and send guests home with dessert gift-bags¸(simple long plastic bags with a nice bow will do). I like to make holiday dessert items that are liked by everyone at the party, which is not always easy (mince pie was not a hit at the kids table!). One dessert item that seems to transcend generations are OREO Cookie Balls, they’re a hit for young and old alike. Each year I use the same fabulous recipe for the inside of the cookie balls, and plan different colors and flavors for the outside. Frosting, sprinkles and smashed candy cane pieces are easy go-to items, but I recommend getting those creative juices going! For more holiday OREO Cookie balls recipes, check out this link
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Traditional OREO Cookie Taste
I love the taste of OREO Cookies, especially the the mix of the crisp cookie and soft center. I remember growing up twisting the two apart carefully and eating the center first, while my sister quickly devoured them together. I still love the traditional OREO Cookie taste, and as an adult have found it to be a hit in even upscale desserts like cheesecake or these OREO Cookie Balls.
A DIY Dessert Involving Kids
One other reason why this dessert is one I keep going back to is that my kids love making OREO Cookie Balls. Rolling out the balls is really fun for them, and designing the outside is a great way for kids to use creativity. My younger child has a “messy approach” to design but hers actually come out the best sometimes as they have a Jackson Pollock appeal to them! This is also an easier dessert and won’t collapse on them like a finicky cake.
You can find OREO at Walmart (Cookies Aisle)
Holiday OREO Cookie Balls Recipe
A big plus is that all ingredients are at Walmart, making shopping for this a snap.
Here is the recipe:
- 1 oz pkg. brick cream cheese softened, 8 .
- 36 cups OREO Cookies finely crushed (about 3 )
- 4 oz pkg. semi-sweet baking chocolate melted, 4 . each
- Use food processor to make crumble
- Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended
- Shape into 1 inch ball then put in the fridge for at least 5 minutes
- Dip balls in melted chocolate then place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
- CUSTOMIZE it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills
- Put in the fridge for at least 1 hour or until firm
To make the Oreo Cookie Balls with Sprinkles : Shape into 1 inch ball then put in the fridge for at least 5 minutes. Drizzle with melted white chocolate and add sprinkles on top
To make the Oreo Cookie Balls with candy : Shape into 1 inch ball then put in the fridge for at least 5 minutes. Dip balls in melted chocolate then place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan and add any hard candy of your choice
To make the Oreo Cookie Balls – Melted Man : Shape into 1 inch ball then put in the fridge for at least 5 minutes. Dip balls in melted chocolate then place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Place each Oreo cookie ball on top of another Oreo cookie then customize it with your decorating kit.