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July 4th Oreo Cookie Balls. Photo courtesy
This no-bake recipe for Oreo Cookie Balls is fun to bring to a July 4th event. It’s easy enough so that you can delgate it to younger members of the household, who may just discover a love of making their own desserts.
Just by changing the garnish, it can be customized for Chanukah, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. There are also links below to recipes that add specific touches for different special occasions.
RECIPE: OREO COOKIE BALLS
Recipe For 48 Pieces
1 package (8 ounces) Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
36 OREO cookies, finely crushed
3 packages (4 ounces each) white chocolate, broken into pieces, melted
1 tablespoon red, white and blue multi-colored sprinkles (or other colors to match the season or occasion
1. MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
2. SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip in melted chocolate (see dipping tip below); place on waxed paper-covered rimmed baking sheet. Top with sprinkles.
3. REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.
How to Easily Dip Cookie Balls
To easily coat cookie balls with the melted chocolate, add the balls, in batches, to bowl of melted chocolate.
Use 2 forks to roll the balls in chocolate until evenly coated.
Remove the balls with forks, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl.
Place the balls on a prepared baking sheet; let stand until chocolate coating is firm.
Store extras in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.
Melting Snowmen Oreo Cookie Balls. Here’s the recipe. Photo courtesy Kraft.
MORE OREO COOKIE BALLS RECIPES
For Anytime: Oreo Raspberry Cookie Balls and Triple Double Oreo Tartufo
For Chocolaholics: all chocolate Oreo Cookie Balls
For Christmas: Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls
For Glamour: paint with edible gold dust and top with a chocolate-covered coffee bean
For Halloween: tint the white chocolate coating orange, paint the jack o’lantern face with melted chocolate or gels and use bits of pretzel thins for the stems
For St. Patrick’s Day: Oreo Mint Cookie Balls
For Valentine’s Day: Oreo Cherry Cookie Balls
For Winter: Melting Snowmen Oreo Cookie Balls
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