Saturday, November 28, 2009

Guest Food Blogger!!!

Ok, not really, but Lacie Lou emailed me the recipe for these amazing Oreo Balls and I am going to be lazy, yet again, and copy and paste her directions, so it's technically a guest blog!!! :)

You will need:
1 bag Oreos (original...make sure they're not double stuffed, etc)
1 bar cream cheese (8 oz. softened to room temp)
Almond bark/baker's chocolate (you can get white chocolate or original or both...it's up to you)

1 "batch" is about 30ish balls...I think. :) I usually double the recipe, and put it all in one big bowl. It works fine that way.

If you have a food processor, just put the oreos in it and grind them up really finely. If not, get one or borrow one. ha! Trust me, crushing them by hand just isn't fun.

Then with a mixer (or by hand), mix the cookie crumbs and cream cheese. Once mixed, roll the "goo" into small balls, place them on a cookie sheet, and put them in the freezer for about an hour (or less if you're in a hurry).

Melt your chocolate...I just do it in the microwave...it's easier that way. Be sure to stir every 30 or 45 seconds because it won't take as long as you think it will.

Drop the chilled balls into the chocolate and spoon them out onto wax paper. (Some people stick toothpicks into the balls and dip them that way, but I've never had much luck...it is an option, though.)

Once the chocolate hardens a bit, I melt a little bit of the opposite color chocolate in a small zip lock bag. I just put one block of the bark into the bag, microwave for about 20 secs, "squish" it with your finger to "stir," then about 10 more secs. Cut a very tiny bit of the corner off the bag and use it to drizzle the decorative chocolate over the top.

A fancy way to finish them off is by placing them in tiny cupcake papers. You can get them in the candy-making/cake-decorating part of the craft section at Wal-Mart. They look like white mini-muffin liners, and the finished candies fit perfectly into them.


If you have any questions, just let me know! I hope they turn out well! And don't worry if the white chocolate ones don't look pretty...they never do until you get the dark chocolate drizzled over them!

Good luck and LOVES!

Lacie



Now enjoy the pics I took of my Oreo Ball experience!! They are super YUMMY!!!



oopps I used red Christmas Oreos and not original...sorry!! They worked just fine though :)



























I melted some milk chocolate chips for the garnish like Lacie mentioned, but it was too thick and didn't look pretty, so I just stuck with the white chocolate coating!



Super easy and soooo tasty!! I also skipped the muffin paper since all I had were Fall themed ones and this is Christmas Candy!!! :)
Thanks Lacie!!! Loves Bettah :)


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1 comment:

  1. Whenever I melt chocolate chips, they are always too thick to drizzle. Last time I did it, I salvaged it by adding a little shortening to the melted chips. This thinned it out enough to work for my recipe. But chocolate almond bark is always easier to drizzle.

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