Oreo Balls

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Things that make me happy are treats that are delicious. Unfortunately, these are usually foods that are absolutely not nutritious. If we can't put some extra cushion in our jolly bellies this season, then give me another reason... cause I'm still doing it, and I ain't teasin'. (Move over, Poet Laureate.) 

Okay, I'm done rhyming. (You're welcome.) My uncle gave me this recipe when I was in college. Ever since I sent Grahm a little care package filled with Oreo balls, he demands this tasty dessert whenever he gets a hankering for his favorite cookie, which is just about every other day. 
What you'll need:
Cream Cheese (softened)
Oreos (We prefer double stuffed, but who doesn't?)
Chocolate Coating (Make sure it's semi-sweet and not baker's chocolate.)
Place Oreos in a mixing bowl and smash. I used the back of a wooden spoon. This is strangely therapeutic.
One package of Oreos will look like this once it's thoroughly smashed. You'll want to avoid big chunks. 
The powdery the better.
Place your softened cream cheese into the bowl.
With your hands, mix the cream cheese into the Oreo crumbles. Make sure the cream cheese touches all the cookie bits, and try to avoid licking your fingers. It's so yummy!
Once it's thoroughly mixed, make small balls and place on wax paper.
Place your chocolate coating on the stove, set to low. Consistently stir to avoid burning.
Once your chocolate is ready to go, put an Oreo ball on a spoon and gently dip it in the chocolate. This part is a little tricky because you want the ball to be thoroughly covered, but you don't want a ton of excess chocolate (that's probably the only time I will resist EXCESS chocolate). It'll dry weird if you do.
Once your balls are completely covered in chocolatey goodness, place in the fridge. They'll need to sit for two to three hours, if you can hold off that long.
And voila! 
Enjoy your taste buds' best friend and your thigh's worst nightmare.

25 comments:

Jay T said...

OMG oreo balls are one of my FAVORITE things!!!! Nobody ever knows what I'm talking about when I mention them though. This has made me SO hungry.

P!nky said...

Looks delish!

Evelien said...

This looks really easy to make! Mmmm...

Meg @ Mr.C and Me said...

we make these all the time! a definitely fave. and making them with mint oreos is amaze-balls (haha no pun intended) ;)

Brianna said...

These look totally amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Kalen said...

LOVE THESE! I made it difficult for myself the first time I made these so I'll do it your way next time :)

Melissa said...

This is exactly how I make them! I actually haven't made them since being pregnant. I should probably get on that while I still can eat guilt free.

Pamela said...

Yum! My husband would love these!

Helene in Between said...

yep, these look amazing. i want one right now!

Kaysie said...

Is it nerdy that I was distracted through all those pictures by the beautiful white kitchen in the background? I turn green with envies.

Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said...

I was about to pin this recipe... but then decided not to. lol I KNOW if I make these I will eat every single one of them. I will also probably lick the bowl... The last thing I need after having a baby is more snacks. I can't keep buying bigger pants! lol.
I fear I might regret this decision later =)

Katie said...

i just made some cookie dough/brownie balls yesterday and have already had two and it's only lunch time. i need to get them out of my house! these look delicious too!

Lindsey said...

I make these every year, too, except I use white chocolate as the coating instead. Also, last year I decided to pulverize my Oreos in the blender and they were the best batch I've ever made because it make them so powdery and smooth. And I don't usually use double stuffed because it adds to the powdery-ness. I almost made these last night, but I'll probably make them Saturday. Mmm, they're soooo good!

Kalyn V said...

Never in my life have I wanted to eat something that had "balls" in the name SO BADLY.

Lindsey said...

I also hate when people call them Oreo Truffles instead of Oreo Balls. lol

Whitney Alison said...

Why...why would you post this????? Did you not see why tweet about how I have eatalltheoreosinthehouse-itis. This will make it soooooo much worse. And I have an awesome double boiler for the chocolate. Dang it!

Natalie Welch said...

I make my cake balls the way you make these - crumble the cooled, baked cake and add can of frosting and then roll into balls, but I use the blender or food processor to pulverize the oreos and also use it to blend the cream cheese in. They're a different texture, but just as yummy!

Vicki Angel said...

Oh ... My ... Goodness!!! I HAVE to have some of these! I think you've just shared a lethal recipe! :P But seriously - I am definitely making these over Christmas!!!

Love & Kisses xoxo

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Julie Joy said...

Sounds delicious! I can't wait to try them! I'm sure my husband will love them! He loves oreos!

Jana Tolman said...

MMMM! These. We are making these for our next movie date night. Which will probably be going to see The Hobbit, so maybe we'll just sneak them into the theater in my purse... :)

CoastWithMe said...

Oh Jena...these look to die for.....literally (move out of my way folks....I will hurt you...don't get in the way of me and my oreo balls lol). Thanks for sharing! I will definitely try! And P.S. Regarding the below post...sorry to hear about your birthing class experience. All I can say is...you got this girl!!!! You can do it! And it's times like these that really show how strong a woman is. God doesn't give us things we can't handle:)! And plus, you have grahm, your whole family, and all your blogging sistahs behind you:)!

Whitney H said...

These look delish!! I'm definitely going to try them soon.

Kathy B said...

Wow, Jen. My life may never be the same again.

Tia M said...

Looks good and easy? A girl after my own heart

xx Tia
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Erica M. said...

I make these every Christmas! In my family they are called Schweddy balls named after tje SNL skit with Alec Baldwin. I cant wait to make them this weekend. So good!