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.
Enjoy your taste buds' best friend and your thigh's worst nightmare.