Oreo Cookie Balls

I realize that it is New Year’s Eve.  And some of you might be traveling to fancy parties in sparkly cocktail dresses and that is lovely.  Or some of you might be having a house party.  Like college.  Why not?  You don’t have to work on New Year’s Day!  Live it up!  Or maybe you do.  Either way, if you need a super fast and easy dessert, I have one for you!!!!

I give you – Oreo Cookie Balls!

What?  I know.  They are delicious and pretty! Look!

OreoBalls

Here’s the recipe.  Brace yourself…

Oreo Cookie Balls:
1 package regular Oreos
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
1 bag chocolate chips.  I use Ghirardelli semi-sweet or milk chocolate because they are delish
1/4 block of canning wax.  Yes, this exists.  You can also use vegetable oil
A small amount of dark/milk or white chocolate for drizzling

Start by grinding up the Oreos (filling and all) in a food processor until really fine crumbs form.  Then put in your cream cheese.  I have a teeny tiny food processor so I have to do mine in three different batches.  Anyway, mix the crumbs and cream cheese until a thick dough forms.  Like a giant Oreo cheese ball.  Then break off little pieces and roll into small balls.  Like an inch or so across.  Place on wax/parchment paper on a baking sheet.  Once all of the little balls are rolled, place in the fridge for at least an hour to set.  In the meantime, melt the chocolate and wax together in a double boiler.  The wax/vegetable oil makes it easier to work with the chocolate and makes it a little glossier.  Once melty and smooth, dip the balls.  Then melt a small amount of chocolate in a ziplock bag in the microwave, cut off a tiny bit of the corner and drizzle over the dipped balls.  Let set in the fridge for a bit longer and then pile on a plate and take to your party!  Or just eat them yourself…

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