Cookies and Cream Clusters

by Tonya
(Alto, GA)

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.








Hi Tonya,

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:
  1. 1 package of Oreo cookies (usually comes in 1 lb. package or slightly more)
  2. 1 package of cream cheese (8 ounces)
  3. 12-16 ounces of chocolate (you can use chocolate chips, bar chocolate, candy melts, whatever you like)



First you crush the cookies. 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!


Have fun,
Angie

Comments for Cookies and Cream Clusters

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Nov 28, 2016
Making Cookies and Cream Clusters NEW
by: Angie

Hi Maria,
Yes, you do include the cream filling when crushing up the cookies. Hope you enjoy them!
Blessings,
Angie

Nov 27, 2016
Question NEW
by: Maria

Do you crush up just the cookie, or the cookie and the filling inside the cookie?
Thanks :)

Sep 28, 2011
Cookies and Cream Clusters
by: Angie

Hi Diane,

I do keep mine refrigerated for the most part, but I can't say for sure how long they will last. We go through them fairly quickly - within a week, I'd say.


If you kept them frozen (yes, you can) and just bring them out about an hour before you are ready to serve, they should taste fresher for a lot longer (months, even).


Just be sure to wrap them well before freezing for the best results. You wouldn't want them to get freezer burn! :)


I always store this type of treat in an airtight container when possible. Chocolate and other goodies will absorb smells from the fridge or even elsewhere if it isn't protected.


Hope that helps!

Sep 28, 2011
Oreo Cookie/Cream Truffles
by: Diane

After you make them, do they have to ber refrigerated because of the cream cheese? How long do they keep?

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