Thursday, July 14, 2011

OREO BALLS!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic week...mine has been long but very productive! I hope this post makes your week even better.

Everyone is familiar with the delcious chocolate and vanilla sandwiches known as Oreos. I used to love them as a kid whenever my mom would let us buy them. I would dunk them in milk until they got to that soft consistency. I also credit Oreos for making me drink milk, because otherwise I probably wouldn't. But milk with chunks of Oreo? Yes, I'll drink to that.

So when a coworker at Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center introduced me to Oreo Balls, I knew things were about to get Oreo-tastic.Thank you Charlotte Speech and Hearing for giving me a great place to work and having such a great mission. But mostly, thanks for Rhian, the hilarious Speech therapist who gave me the gift of Oreo Balls.

Without further ado, here is the recipe in Rhian's words:

OREO BALLS 

What you need:
1 package of regular oreos
1 package of cream cheese
2 packages of white chocolate chip morsels
 
To make:
Empty all of the oreos into a food processor and crush.

Next, add in the cream cheese and blend together until it is one big ball of chocolate goodiness.

Take a mini ice cream scooper and roll into little balls and place on a cookie sheet in the refrigerator for an hour.

Melt the white chocolate and dip the oreo balls, placing back into the refrigerator until they harden.

  
That's it! An easy, 3 ingredient process that will make you the belle of the ball for any event you bring these to. Some tips I have learned:

1) Ghiardelli Chocolate Chips melt the most smoothly. I use the double boiler method.
2) The recipe calls for white chocolate, but I have also used milk chocolate - this is a chocoholic's dream.
3) These are super easy to decorate. Right after the you coat the balls in chocolate, you can decorate with sprinkles (i.e. as I did with red, white and blue for the 4th). Or wait until the chocolate is hardened and drizzle different colored icing on top. You can even put them on a stick! The possibilities are endless!
4) These are clearly horrible for you, even if you use low fat versions of things. My opinion? Use the full fat Oreos and cream cheese because the Oreo Balls are so rich, 1 or 2 is the perfect amount to satisfy you.
5) Bring these into your office and they will be gone in a millisecond. 

Here are some pictures to entice you...as if you aren't already enticed. (All photos from Google Image  because I always eat mine before taking photos.)





Flanagan, if you are reading this, I promise I'll make you some Oreo Balls this weekend!

4 comments:

  1. Holy shit this weekend couldn't come any sooner!

    Also, I will gladly take pics before you eat them all... But seriously, is it the weekend yet?

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  2. These are wonderful treats! I've been making them to give away as Christmas treats for about five years now, and they are always much-anticipated. This year, I experimented by using the mint creme Oreos and they were out-of-this-world!

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  3. Peggy just blew my mind...

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