Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Oreo Cookie Ball Christmas Tree and Snowballs #oreocookieballs

Did you know that the Oreo is America's favorite cookie? I know I can't say no to that classic chocolate cookie with the cream filling that I grew up eating.   There's nothing better, well except maybe a bite-sized treat made out of a crushed Oreo then dipped in chocolate. 

Ever wonder what would happen if you let yourself get creative with batch of  Oreo cookie balls this holiday season? :)

These cookie balls only take 5 minutes to prepare and then it's play time for you and your kids to get involved in decorating these fun treats. It's a great way to share some holiday cheer during the Christmas season. 

My kids and I decided to do a fun scene with a Christmas tree and snowballs. I used white chocolate, food coloring, coconut and even some dark chocolate. 

o   1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
o   36  OREO Cookies, finely crushed in food processor (about 3 cups)
o   4 pkg.  (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking white chocolate, melted

o   MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
o   SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. 

o  CUSTOMIZE it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills.
o   REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.

Special Notes for making the Christmas Tree:  Add sprinkles immediately before the chocolate sets to adhere well.  Make the tree as big as you want by adding more Oreo cookie balls to the bottom by two (so to make my tree bigger the next row would have 5 cookie balls.  Make sure you make one yellow ball for the "star" at the top of the tree and a chocolate ball for the trunk of the tree. 

Special Notes for the Snow balls:  Dip in white chocolate and immediately roll in baker's sweetened coconut.  

    Note: Original OREO Cookie Ball Recipe (provided by Oreo):

  Fans and foodies love to enjoy their OREO cookies in all sorts of ways and with a recipe that only calls for OREO cookies, cream cheese and chocolate, the possibilities for making your own, custom OREO cookie balls are endless.

o   Substitute white chocolate and roll them in coconut to create mini snowballs
o   Add crushed candy canes for a minty flair
o   Pretzel antlers anyone? Create your own squadron of reindeer
o   Or, simply dress up your cookie balls with some festive d├ęcor… the choice is up to you! 
·         You can learn more about OREO cookie balls and find fun takes on the classic recipe at http://www.snackworks.com/recipes/desserts/cookie-balls.aspx
o   Make sure to follow @oreo for cookie ball inspiration and recipes all season long

Disclosure: This recipe was created for Oreo. I was compensated for my time but all opinions are my own.
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