Saturday, January 14, 2012

Oreo Balls - yummaaaaa

I also made these yummy oreo balls for the holiday which definitely were a hit as well! I called them Oreo Truffles but Oreo Balls are fine too!

These were really pretty and pretty easy to make. Much easier than my Peanut Butter Balls.

1 package (16-18 ounces) chocolate sandwich cookies

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 package (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate - I used white chocolate
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Assorted sprinkles or icing for decorating

How - to:
Process the cookies in a food processor until fine crumbs form - LOVE my Ninja processor.
Add cream cheese and process until completely incorporated - or you can do this by hand as well which is what I did. Use a tablespoon and divide the mixture into about 20 balls, then roll each between your hands to smooth and shape - these shape really easy.

Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and  freeze until solid, at least one hour or up to several days.

Melt chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl on high power until shortening is melted, about 2 minutes - stir every 20-30 seconds.

Use a toothpick to dip balls in the chocolate coating the entire ball. Return to lined baking sheet.

So here is the key to decorating them: let the coated truffles firm up for a few seconds before you decorate with icing, sprinkles or candies to avoid the decorations from dripping off. If it you wait too long, the toppings won’t stick. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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