This shop about Holiday #OREOCookieBalls has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Every year, he favorite cookie at my cookie exchange is the OREO Cookie Balls. Why wouldn’t it be? Not only is it pretty simple to make, but who would not love crushed up OREO cookies, and cream cheese dipped in chocolate? You will be surprised how much you like them if you have never had the chance to taste one. But today we are sharing some holiday inspired OREO cookie balls ideas.
When thinking about holiday OREO Cookie Balls the first idea that came to my head was to create ornaments. Why not they are round right? While shopping for the ingredients at Walmart, in addition to the OREO Cookie Ball ingredients, I picked up some mini peanut butter cups, string licorice too.
To make the ornament tops, simply melt some milk chocolate, dip the tips of a 1 1/2 inch strip of licorice into the chocolate and hold on to the top of the mini peanut butter cup.
This can be tricky so plan on working slowly and do this before you start dipping your OREO cookie balls into the chocolate.
Once you dip the OREO balls into chocolate attach the ornament topper and decorate with sprinkles or melted chocolate.
Another idea that came into mind since I was using red and white candy coating for the cookie balls was to make them into a candy cane shape. Just make an equal number of red and white OREO Cookie balls and layout in a candy cane shape onto a serving tray.
Still needing another way to display my Holiday OREO Balls. I decided to attach them to an inexpensive cone I purchased at a dollar store. I cut toothpicks in half and used them to attach my OREO balls into the stryofoam. TIP: Work around the cone so it wont tip and crack some of your cookie balls.
Now for the recipe.
OFFICIAL OREO COOKIE BALL RECIPE
- 1 pkg (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
- 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
- 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
- MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
- SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan
- CUSTOMIZE it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills.
- REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.
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