Cookies and Cream Clusters
I need to find out how to make cookies and cream clusters.
I recently saw this in a magazine and didn't have time to write the recipe down.
As far as I know it looks like crushed oreo's covered/dipped in vanilla or white chocolate.
Please help me. Thanks so much.
Sounds a lot like Oreo Balls
or Oreo Truffles. Soooooo easy to make and utterly delicious.
Basically, all you need is 3 ingredients. (I told you it was easy!)
Here's what you need:
First you crush the cookies.
- 1 package of Oreo cookies (usually comes in 1 lb. package or slightly more)
- 1 package of cream cheese (8 ounces)
- 12-16 ounces of chocolate (you can use chocolate chips, bar chocolate, candy melts, whatever you like)
I've used a large Ziploc bag, put the cookies inside, covered it with a dish towel and wacked it with a mallet, but there are definitely easier ways. :) If you have a blender or food processor, they work much more efficiently. Next you combine the crushed cookies with the cream cheese.
You should allow the cream cheese to get to room temperature or you'll have a lot more trouble combining with the cookies. It's a breeze at room temp.
TIP: If you want to sprinkle the final "cookies and cream clusters"
with Oreo cookie crumbs, don't forget to set some aside before you add the cream cheese! Form your mixture into balls and place on a wax paper lined tray.
If it's pretty warm in your house, you may need to chill the cookie and cream balls for a little to keep them firm before dipping. Finally, melt your chocolate and dip each ball in the chocolate to cover.
Return them to the tray and sprinkle with the remaining cookie crumbs while the chocolate is still wet. Another option is to melt and drizzle a contrasting color of chocolate on the Oreo Cookie Truffles - or sprinkles, jimmies, etc, to coordinate with special holidays or events.
Well, I don't know if this recipe is similar to what you saw in the magazine or not, Tonya, but I've made it myself and it's pretty yummy. If you make it, tell us how it turns out for you.
Better yet, take some photos and add them so we can see for ourselves!
I'm so glad you asked this question today. I just bought a few packages of Oreo cookies recently because they were having a really good special. (I love a bargain!) I didn't even think of using them for Oreo cookie balls. Perfect timing!