3 out of 5

1 Package of Oreos
8 oz of whipped cream cheese
12 oz of milk chocolate chips

1 Fork
2 Spoons
2 Bowls
2-3 Plates

Makes 3 dozen

 

This is a recipe that is more fun with friends than it is alone. I would suggest two or more friends to help with at least the first part. First, open the package of Oreos and put no more than five in a bowl. The type of Oreo is up to you, double stuffed or not, but I have found regular non-double stuffed to be easier. Grab your fork firmly and start crushing the Oreos. This part is very tedious because you want the Oreos to end up looking like potting soil. This is harder than it sounds. You will easily mash the Oreos into small pieces, but finely crushing the Oreos is tricky. Keep using the fork in quick, consecutive motions until you feel like the fork will not be able to get the pieces any smaller. Now grab a spoon and flatten the crumbled Oreos against the side of the bowl using a bit of strength. This will help to further crush the Oreos. Do that until it looks and feels like they cannot be crushed anymore. If you do end up with a few chunks of Oreo, it is nothing to worry about. Repeat that process until you finish the package of Oreos.

Now that you are done crushing the Oreos, mix in the cream cheese. I recommend not dumping all eight ounces at once, instead maybe two or three spoonfuls at a time. Mix together the cream cheese and crushed Oreos until the cream cheese is no longer visible. The mix should look like wet dirt at this point.

Once the cream cheese is no longer visible, it is time to shape your treat. Use your spoon to pick up some of the mixture and use your hands to roll it into a ball. You can make them as big or as small as you would like, but the standard size is the size you would roll cookie dough. Next, place the rolled up Oreo mixture on plate. Continue doing this until all the mixture is used. This size will make three dozen. Do not worry about them touching on the plate until later.

When all of the Oreo mixture is rolled up, put your treat in the fridge for 30 to 45 minutes. After it has chilled, get a small tupperware container and pour in about a fourth of the chocolate chips. Place the container with the chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds then stir. The chocolate will be barely melted. Put them back in the microwave for 30 seconds. This time the chocolate should be completely melted.  Quickly stir the melted chocolate. Dunk each rolled up Oreo mixture into the chocolate. Use a spoon to help cover and fish each one out. If you feel like there is too much chocolate, it is just enough! Place each one on the plate and make sure none of them touch each other. Repeat melting and dunking. Once complete, place back into the fridge for about another 30 minutes. After these 30 minutes,you should have three-dozen Oreo balls! If you have leftover chocolate, it is okay to coat them twice.

If you are not a chocolate lover, going through with the crushing and dunking may not be worth it.  This treat is very tedious and the crushing may take a while and can get messy if you really get into it. Also, cleaning up the melted chocolate takes a while if you don’t clean it up right away since the chocolate will harden. Personally, I love chocolate, so making this every once in awhile for a little treat is very worthwhile. The best part about Oreo balls that the three ingredients are very inexpensive and the desert usually last for about a week!  Most of all, making Oreo balls with a couple of friends and enjoying the treat together is definitely worthwhile.

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