Oreo Balls: Easy No-Bake Cookies
Oreo Balls require no baking, and they are also easy to
Your food processor is the star in this show. Use it to
crush chocolate crème cookies and blend in cream cheese.
The dough will be thick, but hey, that makes the cookie
balls easier to roll and easier to dip into melted chocolate before chilling.
With a double dose of chocolate and the smoothness of cream cheese, watch
out. These little confections can be addictive.
Prep time: 20-30 minutes
Chilling time: 60 minutes
Makes about 4 dozen balls
1 package (16 ounces) chocolate and white crème sandwich
cookies, like Oreos
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
3-4 cups (18 - 24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips or
chocolate almond bark
2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Using a food processor with a steel blade, crush the
chocolate sandwich cookies until fine.
- Slice cream cheese into the food processor bowl. Pulse the
cream cheese with cookie crumbs until they are well combined. The m
- Roll mixture into scant 1-inch balls. Place balls on a
baking sheet line with waxed paper. Set
baking sheet in the refrigerator. Chill for one hour.
- Place the chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt chips in the microwave, heating them at 50%
power for 30 second increments and stirring them with a spatula in between.
Check melted chocolate consistency with a spoon to make sure it is not too
thick. The chocolate should drip easily and smoothly from the spoon. If the
consistency is too thick, add an additional 1 -2 teaspoons at a time and mix
thoroughly until the chocolate flows. (Read more about melting chocolate chips
- Use a spoon or a toothpick to dip balls into chocolate.
Shake off excess chocolate. Set coated balls on waxed paper. Chill balls in the
refrigerator until firm.
- Store balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Special Baking Tip for Oreo Balls
You may wish to coat Oreo Balls with a white chocolate
coating rather than semi-sweet chocolate. You can also sprinkle extra crushed
chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs on the coated cookies.
Fun Cookie Trivia
Oreo cookies, introduced by Nabisco in 1912, were inspired
by Hydrox Cookies, manufactured by Sunshine Biscuits.
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