I hope everyone is recovering well from the holidays and looking forward to the new year.
Yesterday I saw one of my best friends walk down the aisle, with her now husband. I was so blessed to be a part of her special day!
I was also in a car accident, with some mild whiplash, but let’s focus on something else that is important.
A few years ago, another one of my best friends (Sarah, the photographer extraordinaire) shared one of the best recipes I’ve ever made. Seriously, whenever there is an event or a party, I pull out this recipe. It’s always a hit!
In fact, last week Cody asked me to make these for his entire section of his factory. They never cease to be a hit.
On the plus side, they’re super easy to make!
- 1 pack of regular Oreo cookies
- 1.5 pack of 16 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 1 24oz pack of chocolate flavored almond bark
First step you take is to put some cookies into a ziplock bag. Next crush the cookies. You can crush the Oreos by using a crushing machine, but I prefer crushing the cookies in a bag. Less mess. 🙂
After you crush the Oreos into fine crumbles, pour the crushed cookies into a large bowl. Then combine the cream cheese with the cookie crumbles.
This can be a really messy part of this recipe, if you do it my way. I usually spray my hands with non flavored no stick spray, and kneed the Oreo crumbles with the cream cheese. I do this for a solid 5 minutes, or until all of the cream cheese has a dark tint to it with cookie crumbles.
Once the cream cheese mix is finished, roll the cream cheese mix into 1 inch balls. Lay these balls on a tray, covered with a wax sheet.
After you have made all of the balls your cream cheese mix should lend you, refrigerate them for 1 hour.
Right before you take the Oreo balls out of the fridge, melt half a brick of chocolate flavored almond bark. In my microwave, melting half a brick of the bark usually takes about 90 seconds, and then usually an additional 30 seconds after stirring. You should read the melting directions for whatever almond bark brand you are using, though!
Once the bark is melted, take a small spoon and dip the Oreo balls into the melted bark. Cover the Oreo ball lightly with the melted bark. Then with the spoon, transfer the Oreo ball back over to the tray.
Typically I use the extra bark dripping from the spoon to make a garnish on the Oreo balls, to add a little something extra to the look of these truffles.
Repeat this process until all of your Oreo balls are coated in the chocolate almond bark. You may need to melt the rest of the brick of almond bark, in order to coat all of the Oreo balls.
Once finished, put your tray back in the fridge for another 10-15 minutes to let the almond bark harden, and then you’re good to go!
When I fix Oreo balls for parties, I rarely come home with any left. Sarah has really saved me a lot of fruit trays with this recipe! I hope you enjoy too, perhaps with any New Year celebrations coming this weekend!
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