I’ve given you Nutella Cake Balls. Now let me give you some Oreo Balls. Some chocolate covered oreo balls.
These balls, my friends, will get you in to any party, and keep you there, basking in other people’s saliva-coated admiration of your dessert-making skills. These balls taste like cookies and cream cheesecake, but bite-sized, and covered in chocolate. In short, these balls rock.
When people compliment you on your creation, smile sweetly, with your mouth closed (just in case you have some oreos stuck in between your teeth) and don’t give away your secret: these dessert bites are a cinch to make. They require no baking skills. And they only need four ingredients (four! Take that, Claire Robinson).
I’ve seen these Oreo Balls around the blogosphere but it was the beautiful Averie’s recipe that won my heart and tastebuds for its simplicity.
Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls
(recipe from Loves Veggies and Yoga)
1 14 oz package of Oreo Cookies
1 8 oz tub whipped cream cheese
18 oz bittersweet chocolate
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Within seconds (seconds!) the Oreos were crushed into powder. Sometimes I do not know my own strength. Don’t mess with me, these arms could crush Oreos!
Stir until well-incorporated, then freeze the mixture for at 20 minutes.
Using a round tablespoon (I used one of those measuring spoons), make 1- or 2-inch balls with your hands. Or you can use a mini ice cream scooper. I made about 3 dozen pingpong ball-sized Oreo balls.
My Oreo Balls look as rustic as my Nutella Cake Balls but I’ve learned to love that. Also, in the spirit of full disclosure, let it be known that my guns did not crush the Oreos into very fine powder, so there were still a few itsy-bitsy cookie bites here and there. But I actually like the crunch so everything worked out.
I also ended up with a lot of extra melted chocolate, so if you’re making this, you can try using less chocolate (maybe 12 oz will do). But there’s really nothing wrong with extra chocolate anyway. Just dip some strawberries in it, or store it and melt in the future over oatmeal, or just lick the bowl clean.
Now go and bask in your Oreo-induced glory, and enjoy these babies. If you make them for a party, see if you can pass around little shot glasses of cold milk too. Mmm-mmm. Thanks to Averie of Love Veggies and Yoga for inspiring me to make these!