- 1 package of regular Oreos (or flavored but NOT Double Stuf!!)
- 1 8oz package of cream cheese
- Chocolate chips (or other melting candy - some people like white chocolate)
- Sprinkles (optional)
Prep a cookie sheet with some wax paper. I like one with edges so the balls don't roll off.
Put all the Oreos from the package into your food processor and whir up until crumbs.
Put in the cream cheese.
Whir it up until it's like a creamy dough.
Roll the "dough" into 1" balls (size doesn't matter (ha!), but 1" makes them big enough without being too big to get a good bite of) and put them on the sheet.
Put the sheet in the fridge (freezer is better) until you're ready to dip
This is great because you can roll these in advance and then just dip them before you want to eat them.
For dipping, melt some chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Add a bit of shortening to thin it up a smidge.
I like to use a "Little Dipper" CrockPot to keep the chocolate nice and warm, but if you don't have one, just keep reheating periodically. My little dipper came free with my big CrockPot. I think I have a spare if you want to borrow one.
Using toothpicks (or a fondue fork a la moi), dip each ball, swishing it around so there's good coverage. Put it down on the wax paper again and use a little spoon to cover over where the toothpick went in.
Here's where you can get creative - add sprinkles, colored sugar, a drizzle of white chocolate, etc.
When all the balls are dipped, put the sheet back in the fridge/freezer to set the chocolate.
Store the dipped balls in a container in your fridge/freezer until you're ready to serve them.
These balls are fantastic. Pete Schweddy would be proud. Make sure you have napkins on hand as these can result in chocolaty fingers!