Christmas Oreo Balls
What can I use to combines ingredients instead of peanut butter when making Oreo Balls?
I want to make Oreo balls. They are just like peanut butter balls but made with Oreo cookies.
I need to figure out what I can use to keep the mixture together instead of peanut butter so they will taste like Oreos and not like peanut butter.
How about cream cheese? That's what's usually in a typical Oreo ball recipe like this one:
- 1 package Oreo Cookies
- 1 8 oz. package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (any brand will do)
- Chocolate for dipping - whatever kind you like and whatever color you choose.
These are so easy to make, and well worth the effort.
- Crush the Oreo cookies using a food processor, blender, or Thermomix.
If you don't have any of those, you CAN put the cookies in a plastic bag and give them a good bashing with a rolling pin, but you'll probably find it's a bit messy and "gluggy" that way. Save that as a last resort!
- Combine the softened cream cheese with the crushed cookies until well mixed.
- Form balls and place on a wax paper lined tray to chill. You can refrigerate or freeze these to get them nice and firm.
- Melt your chosen chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave (don't overheat). Dip the balls into the melted chocolate and return to tray to set.
You can dip using a toothpick, but you may find a dipping fork or dipping spoon much more effective.
- For added eye appeal, you can drizzle or decorate the Oreo truffle balls with contrasting colors or colors related to the holiday, special event, team colors, etc.
I also have it on good authority that these treats can be made up in advance and frozen for at least a month, and they are still delicious!
Everyone will love these yummy Oreo Truffle balls. You'll likely get requests for a long time to come.
Hope that solves your problem Susan! Have fun making them.
I've added some photos above courtesy of ladybugkt
on Flickr. She did a fantastic job!