Time is flying and Christmas is nipping at our heels. I’ve had a busy week with school parties and behind the scenes Southern Plate work so in order to help me get caught up on the work involved in getting my own family ready for Christmas, my friend Jyl of The Post It Place has graciously offered to guest blog for me today. Now I just need her to follow up this blog post by bringing me some of these Oreo Balls when I see her this weekend… Thank you, Jyl! Gratefully, Christy
Jyl says: This is one of the most requested treats that has made its way out of my kitchen. Everyone that has tasted them wants more and every year I get asked hundreds of times when I am making them again. For them to be so good yet so easy is almost sinful.
To make these, you’ll need: oreos, almond bark, and cream cheese.
Christy’s Note: Jyl! You bought generic oreos. I’m s’proud I could jes cry!
~sniff~ I just love it when people are cheap. Gets me right in the heart!
Crush up your Oreo cookies very fine, filling and all.
I know it doesn’t look like I crushed up the filling in here but I promise I did.
I use a food processor for this step but if you don’t have one you will need to put your cookies in a sealable bag and hammer the heck out of them.
You will then add your softened cream cheese to the crushed cookies.
I use my hands to mush it all together until you have a dough but you can use an electric mixer if you like. Once you have it mixed really well shape a spoonful into bite-sized balls.
While all of this is happening you want to have your almond bark melting in a double boiler or whatever you have. I don’t have a double boiler so I make my own by placing a glass bowl on top of a pan with some water in the bottom pan. I keep mine on about medium heat to keep the almond bark from scorching.
Then dip each ball into the melted almond bark until it is totally coated. I use a toothpick to dunk mine and pull them out. Once you have them all dipped and they have completely set you will want to store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Mmmm, these don’t last long at all at my house so I have to make a TON! But one batch will make about 60-70 balls.
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