Hey Friends! This post is sponsored by OREO, but all opinions and ramblings contained herein are my own. Lucky you ☺
Today I’m making my son very happy because OREO cookies are in my kitchen. My daughter is happy because she gets to be creative and have fun, and I’m happy because this is a very low fuss and low mess project with results that look like I spent way more time on it than I actually did!
These precious little Melting Snowman OREO cookies are a cinch to make and I’m about to walk you through the process so make sure you don’t blink because you’ll miss it!
To begin with, you’ll need: Holiday OREO cookies, White Almond Bark (or white baking chips), Cream Cheese, and whatever you choose to adorn the little guys with. For me, that means an miniature chocolate chips, red gel decorating icing, and some sour candy strips to cut into nose shapes.
My OREO cookies came from my favorite place, of course, Kroger. Here is Katy posing with her little buggy by the big OREO display. She loves stores that have these and a few years back she personally put in a request to our local Kroger district manager to get some for our store, so she has a little victory lap each time we go now.
As you can see, Kroger has all sorts of OREO flavors nowadays but today we are using the pretty Holiday ones, because they’re cute ☺
Y’all know a visit to Kroger’s isn’t complete without a hug from Brad, right? Do you know the folks at the grocery store you shop at? Knowing people by name and having them know me by name just makes me feel at home when I walk into a place. I also like that if I am ever looking for something, rather than waiting in line at customer service or such I just look around until I see someone I know and say, “Hey Brad…. Hey Larry….Hey Tina….” I always get a “Hey Christy!” back, too ☺.
To make these, it’s really simple. Take 9 of the cookies out and place them in a zipper seal bag, then commence to pulverizing those. You want them broken up as finely as you can get them so your finished snowmen will be smooth.
Take this mixture and put it in a mixing bowl with 3 tablespoons of cream cheese. Beat that with an electric mixer until it is well mixed and smooth.
Roll that into 15 little balls. My balls were a bit more generous so I ended up with about twelve.
Little sidenote: OREO Cookies and cream cheese is now my new favorite flavor. Who knew something so simple could be so amazing?
Melt your chocolate coating (usually called candy coating or almond bark on the package) by placing it in a microwave safe bowl on one minute increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth.
I have found that if I put just a dollop of melted chocolate on the cookie first, the “melted snowman effect” is much cuter.
Dip each ball into the chocolate and then place on top of an OREO cookie, allowing the chocolate to drop off of the ball and pool on top of the cookie.
While still wet, stick candies of your choice on to form a face. I used orange strip candy (sour airheads I think) and cut them into little triangles for noses, mini chocolate chips for eyes, and fine line icing (that comes in a little tube) for the mouth. I finished them by sprinkling with clear decorating crystals.
Tada!!!! These little guys are so cute!
- 24 Winter OREO Cookies, divided
- 3 Tbsp. brick cream cheese, softened
- 9 oz. white baking chocolate, melted
- Assorted colored decorating gels
- Candies of your choice to decorate faces, if using
- Finely crush 9 cookies. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended. Roll into 15 balls.
- Place remaining cookies on waxed paper-lined rimmed baking sheet. Dip balls in chocolate; place on cookies. Tap cookies on tray 3 to 4 times, allowing excess chocolate to pool onto cookies. *Read above post for tips to make this easier*. Decorate with gels.
- Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Keep refrigerated.
Size-Wise: These seasonal cookie balls have built-in portion control and can be enjoyed on occasion.
How to Easily Dip Cookie Balls: Use a toothpick to dip the cookie balls into melted white chocolate; shake off excess chocolate then place on waxed paper. This may leave just a small hole on top that can be covered with a tiny dab of chocolate. (Christy's note: I use a fork and find it far easier than a toothpick. Use what is easiest for you!).
How to Melt Chocolate: Place chocolate in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted, stirring every 30 sec.
Nutrition Information Per Serving: 180 calories, 10g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 0g polyunsaturated fat, 1.5g monounsaturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 17g sugars, 2g protein
*Nutrition information provided by OREO. This is not something I am able to provide with the rest of the recipes on this site due to several constraints.
Special thanks to OREO for letting me share this fun recipe with you! Be sure and visit your local Kroger for the entire selection of OREO cookies!Yum