Oreo bite balls

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.

Ingredients:

8 oz cream cheese (regular or whipped)

1 package of Oreo cookies

2 cups of chocolate chips

1 tbsp shortening

Directions:

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.

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Next combine your cream cheese and oreos.

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Chill in the freezer for two hours.

Roll oreo mixture into bite sized, or slightly larger balls.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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