Intro to Cooking: Oreo Balls
August 9, 2009 11:30 am Posted in Lifestyle
Who doesn’t love a little Southern cooking? Fried, greasy goodness? I wouldn’t trust someone who didn’t dream about it once in awhile. And better yet, who doesn’t love a little Southern dessert? There is nothing. better. on earth. (I love you, Paula Dean!)
This recipe comes from my best friend’s mother, Mrs. D, a Southern mom who doesn’t have time to bake like all those other mommas. These Oreo Balls are easy, quick and delicious, which is perfect for the college girl with a sweet tooth. You’ll need zero to no cooking experience or talent, so don’t fret if you’re not Betty Crocker. Hell, you don’t even need a full kitchen; you can make these balls of heaven right in your dorm room.
There are a lot of different recipes for Oreo Balls out there, but, again, I’m sticking with Mrs. D on this one. That woman totally knows her shiz.
- 1 Package Oreo cookies, crushed
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 bag chocolate chips, melted or 2 packages dipping chocolate (white, dark, milk – whichever you prefer!)
- Mix the crushed Oreo cookies and cream cheese together in a bowl. Use food processor or blender to speed up this process.
- With your hands, roll Oreo and cream cheese mixture into small balls. Place on baking sheet lined with wax paper.
- Chill in freezer for 30 minutes.
- Melt chocolate chips or dipping chocolate in the microwave until melted.
- Using a toothpick, dip the Oreo balls into the melted chocolate. Cover well.
- Let Oreo balls harden on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet in fridge or freezer. Takes about 15 minutes.
- Keep in fridge! Serve cold and enjoy!
Makes about 25 – 40 Oreo Balls, depending on how you make them.
*To make a healthier version of these Oreo balls, try using low-fat cream cheese! But, really, what difference does that make?