Monday, January 25, 2010

Christmas Baking Part 2: Oreo Balls

Another thing I made for Christmas is Oreo balls. THEY WERE AMAZING AND SO EASY! I found them on a blog called Homemaking Fun. I didn't want to make them ahead of time because they're mixed with cream cheese and I didn't have room in my fridge. Besides, I ALWAYS have an issue with refrigerating chocolate covered things because they get white dots every time I do and it makes them look old. I don't want people to think I'm feeding them bad food.. lol. I definitely think everyone who likes Oreos should try these.. Who doesn't like Oreos though? 0_o

To make these you'll need:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 package Oreos, crushed
23 ounce bag chocolate chips w/ 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
(OR chocolate candy coating)

-Crush the Oreos (including the filling) into fine crumbs with a food processor

-Mix the Oreo crumbs and the softened cream cheese together with a mixer

-Once the mixture is combined roll it into balls

-Lay the balls on a lined cookie sheet (Do not let the balls touch each other)

-When all the mixture is all on a cookie sheet put it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes

-While they are hardening melt the milk chocolate and shortening (or chocolate candy coating, which is what i used in green and red) in the microwave on 50% power for 1 minute, Stir.. and then microwave on 50% power for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is fully melted

-Dip one ball at a time into the chocolate and place on a piece of wax/parchment paper to dry (I used a lollipop stick and tapped the stick softly against the side of the bowl to get the excess chocolate off and then stuck the sticks into a piece of styrofoam to let them dry, Then I slowly pulled the sticks out and set them on a piece of tin foil so I could drizzle the opposite color of chocolate across them with a pastry bag, or you could use a small sandwich bag with a hole cut in the end)

Again I have some terrible pictures! I was so busy that I just took them on my camera phone =\

This is one batch that I put into a christmas tin in mini cupcake papers..

I wrapped these in treat bags with matching ribbon and wrapped a box with wrapping paper..

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