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Have you ever met a cookie that you did not like? Try these star cookie recipes and easy sweet recipes, like Peanut Butter Blossoms and Peppermint Bark, and get ready to fall in love.
This cookie ball recipe is as simple as it sounds. And with all the different OREO flavors available, limited edition and otherwise, you'll have fun trying all the combinations you dream of.
All you need are three ingredients: a package of OREOS, a box of cream cheese, and semi-sweet baking chocolate. All steps, plus the caramel sauce recipe, are below.
Oreo Cookie Balls Ingredients:
For 3 dozen (36) cookie balls, take this list from the store:
- A package (14.3 ounces) of OREOS
- A package (8 ounces) of cream cheese
- 16 ounces baking chocolate (-‘s sells 4-ounce packages; you'll need about 4 of these)
How to make OREO cookie balls:
- First, you have to crush the OREO cookies, ruining all that hard work at the factory. Use a food processor, which works much better and faster than a plastic bag and rolling pin.
- Process until cookies look like very fine crumbs. This is important because once you add the cream cheese, they will take on a super creamy, truffle-like consistency.
- Then add cream cheese at room temperature and pulse to combine. If you are using a food processor, this takes only a few seconds!
- Then carefully roll the filling into 36 1-inch balls, using a teaspoon to measure. The cookie balls are easy to roll and don't even stick to your hands, perfect for engaging young children.
- Line up the cookies on a lined baking sheet that fits in your freezer. Cover the baking sheet with wax paper or one of those fancy silicone mats. Then freeze the cookie balls (or place them outside, if it's winter) for about 10 minutes to firm up.
How to melt chocolate for Oreo truffles:
While the cookies cool in the freezer, go ahead and melt the chocolate. As for the best way to melt the chocolate, you have two options, but the microwave is faster. And this also applies to white chocolate!
Regardless of the technique you use, make sure the bowl and utensils, anything that comes in direct contact with the chocolate, are dry. Any water will catch the melted chocolate and make things difficult for you.
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- Melt chocolate in the microwave: Place the chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe container; Microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until smooth and melted.
- Melt chocolate on the stove: Place the chocolate on top of a double boiler or in a heat resistant container over a saucepan of boiling water, but not in it; Cook, stirring occasionally, until melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
How to lose weight chocolate:
Optional, but you may prefer a more elegant finish on your cookie balls. How to dilute the chocolate so that it flows better over what you are dipping? Easy: add a little butter. The best way to slim the chocolate is by adding a fat. The exact amount you will need will depend on the thickness of your melted chocolate and the desired consistency.
To thin 16 ounces of chocolate, add no more than 3 tablespoons of shortening to the chocolate as you melt it, stirring until completely melted and incorporated.
To thin the chocolate with coconut oil, add one drop at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
Now you're ready to dip those cookie balls, once and for all!
How to dip the OREO cookie balls in chocolate:
It is really easy, and not even that messy.
- Using a fork or spoon, dip chilled cookie balls into the melted chocolate mixture, one at a time.
- Gently tap the utensil on the edge of the bowl to get rid of any extra chocolate.
- Place the dipped cookie ball back on the lined tray. If needed, shake a small amount of melted chocolate on top to cover utensil marks.
- Before the chocolate hardens, you can carefully decorate the cookie balls the way you want, with crushed sweets, cookie crumbs, nuts, etc.
- If it's drizzling with homemade salted caramel sauce or some white chocolate, place them in a cold room or refrigerator for a few minutes to harden the chocolate layer. Then sprinkle in some sea salt to seal the deal.
How to make OREO cookie balls without cream cheese:
Instead of cream cheese, you can choose one of these delicious options:
- Creamy peanut butter
- Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut cream *
- Marshmallow lint *
- Sweetened condensed milk *
Fun ingredients for Oreo truffle balls:
Decorate the cookie balls while they are still hot, so that the topping sticks. Depending on the filling and the type of chocolate they are dipped in, try some of these:
- Crushed peppermint candy.
- Instant espresso or coffee.
- Himalayan pink salt.
- Finely chopped chocolate. Rotate them to give them a pointy look.
- Toasted walnuts or other walnuts. (Learn how to roast walnuts here.)
- White chocolate shavings.
- Biscuit crumbs.
- Candied orange peel.
- Sweets sprinkles.
Other Oreo truffle ball ideas:
With all the limited edition OREO flavors on the market, there is no limit to what you can do. Each flavor is more fun than the last!
- Golden OREO cookie balls. Dip these vanilla cookie balls in melted white chocolate for a dreamy treat. Or make a batch of half ginger and half OREOS gold for OREO gingerbread balls.
- Peppermint Bark OREO cookie truffles. This flavor has many followers. What better way to celebrate than by making a chocolate truffle with a crushed candy cane?
- Carrot cake OREO truffles. White chocolate would be fabulous, topped with candied ginger.
- OREO dark chocolate balls. Deep, dark, chocolate lovers unite! Sprinkle with instant espresso for a shake.
- Butter popcorn OREO cookie balls. There is no judgment here. Dip them in white chocolate and give them a layer of chili powder.
- OREO Maple Cream Balls: White chocolate and a pinch of salt, perhaps. Or chopped nuts.
- Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls: Mix the peanut butter with the cookies instead of cream cheese, dip in chocolate and roll the chopped peanuts. Yes baby!
How to store OREO cookie balls:
Due to cream cheese, store them in the refrigerator. Wrapped, they should keep 3 to 4 weeks.
Freezing Oreo truffles:
They freeze wonderfully, making this recipe the best to make in advance in large batches. You can put the truffle cookies in an airtight container and freeze them for up to 4 months.
Move them to the refrigerator for a few hours before you need them. They will thaw and be ready to serve.
Cuisine: American Preparation time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 20 minutes Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes Servings: 36 balls of cookies Calories: 106kcal
- 1 package (14.3 ounces) OREO cookies (36 cookies)
- 1 (8 ounce) package softened cream cheese
- 4 (4 ounce) packages melted semi-sweet baking chocolate
- Salted caramel sauce for garnish, optional
- Coarse sea salt for garnish, optional
- In a food processor or by hand, crush the cookies finely. Add cream cheese and mix until evenly combined (filling should have a chocolate texture and appearance).
- Form 36 balls (1 inch). Freeze 10 minutes.
- In the meantime, place the chocolate in a bowl over a pot of simmering water (double boiler method) or melt in the microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments.
- With a spoon, carefully roll the cold balls into melted chocolate. Lay in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet or silicone mat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
- Drizzle with salted caramel sauce and sprinkle with sea salt, if desired. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes more.
Calories :: 106kcal