So I needed to make a little dessert for this weekend but didn’t want anything too messy to eat, or labor intensive to make. So my friend gave me a great suggestion, so I decided to test it out.
8 oz cream cheese (regular or whipped)
1 package of Oreo cookies
2 cups of chocolate chips
1 tbsp shortening
Soften your cream cheese.
Crush your Oreos. I decided to put mine in a baggy and smash them with a metal mallet. I’m sure there are other equally effective ways of doing this — but mine was way fun.
Next combine your cream cheese and oreos.
Chill in the freezer for two hours.
Roll oreo mixture into bite sized, or slightly larger balls.
Put back into freezer to chill.
Why these are firming up, melt your chocolate and shortening. You can use the microwave, a double boiler or any other means necessary.
Once your chocolate is melted, roll the Oreo bites to coat fully in the chocolate. This was a bit of a disaster for me as I tried to use toothpicks and I kept deforming and mushing the bites. So I rolled them around with the spatula and scooped them out with a spoon, they turned out much better that way!
As you pull out the bite, but it on some wax paper. Put them in the fridge to chill until hardened.
Eat and enjoy!
I made some tweaks from the original recipe I was given. The original didn’t have you chill after you rolled them into a ball and I think that’s why they didn’t hold up well when I tried to coat in chocolate so it could use an extra cooling.
I also think I ground up my Oreos too much. It would have been nice to have a few more chunks in there. And I might consider adding a little cool whip to them next time as they were quite dense. But they tasted really good!