Like I said, I never really know when the inspiration for a post will come from. This one was a request by my coworkers. I must start by warning you that this delectable dessert does not have any health benefits to offer and it probably will disappear too quickly. I will keep this post short and sweet and I hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving holiday!
The ingredients are few and the only kitchen equipment required is a food processor and in truth, you probably could get by without it but it brings the oreos and cream cheese together quite easily.
Although this dessert isn’t specifically tied in to Thanksgiving, I think it’s a great gifting idea for the sweet tooth on your list or a fun treat to bring to an upcoming holiday party. Begin by gathering your ingredients which include a package of regular oreos, 8 oz of cream cheese, chocolate that is suitable for melting, and sprinkles if desired.
Blend the oreos in the food processor until crumbly and then add the cream cheese and blend again for about 30 seconds. The ideal consistency will not include any large pieces of oreos but will not be too thin either.
Form the mixture into balls about the shape of marbles. Lay on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. The size of the balls is important because the smaller they are the easier they will be coated by the chocolate. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a double-boiler. From my experience, working in small batches works best if microwaving the chocolate. Top with sprinkles if desired.
Another alternative for the peanut butter lover would be to use about 8 oz of smooth peanut butter instead of the cream cheese. However, the balls do not form as easily and require a bit more freezing time (about 25 minutes). The initial frustration I encountered forming the balls was quickly forgotten when one of them met my tastebuds.
Of course I am looking forward to our turkey and trimmings the most, but these oreo bombs will be a delicious end to a wonderful holiday.
makes about 45-50
1 package oreos
8 oz cream cheese (or peanut butter)
chocolate bark or any type of chocolate that you can melt
sprinkles (if desired)
Blend the oreos in the food processor just until crumbly and then add the cream cheese and mix about 30 seconds. You could also use a rolling pin to crumble the oreos and a spoon to mix the cream cheese in. Form into marble sized balls and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet to set in the freezer for about 15 minutes (add another 10 minutes if making the peanut butter version). Melt the chocolate and use a toothpick to roll the balls into the chocolate. Place back on the cookie sheet, top with sprinkles and keep in the refrigerator.