Orbs of Oreo

Orbs of Oreo
By: Karla Kristine Nelson

What child, or adult for that matter, doesn’t love Oreos? The long-time circular chocolate cookie is a classic. However, I have to admit that although I’m the one that poses that question, I was never one to fork over a few bucks for this standard sweet. At least that was the case prior to experiencing the infamous recipe that I’m about to share. I’ve seen all sorts of different versions of this recipe, so although I’m not going to quote one source, just know that I can’t take credit for this crafty cookie concoction.

Ingredients:
1 package of Oreos, 1 eight oz. package of cream cheese, 8 oz. of milk chocolate, 4 oz. white chocolate

Directions:
1. Using a mixer or blender, crush all Oreos until they are crumbs. No large pieces or white stuffing should be seen.
2. Add the softened cream cheese. Mix well.
3. Roll into small balls (bite-size is ideal). Arrange on a 9×13 pan that’s been lined with wax paper.
4. Refrigerate for 45-60 minutes.
5. Using a double boiler, melt the milk chocolate. Either with a spoon or a toothpick, dip the Oreo ball into the milk chocolate. Ensure you’ve fully coated the Oreo ball without too much excess.
6. Place the freshly dipped Oreo balls back onto the lined 9×13 pan. Let harden.
7. Using another double boiler, melt the white chocolate. Dip a fork into the melted white chocolate and drizzle over the milk chocolate covered Oreo balls. (You can also cut a hole in the corner of a ziploc bag &  drizzle this way).
8. Refrigerate. Store in tightly-sealed container.

Other Variations:
Use mint chocolate or sprinkles for holiday decorating.
Include nuts in the milk chocolate if you so desire.
Use almond bark for the outer coating instead of the milk chocolate.
Try different flavors of sandwich cookies (ex. Nutter Butter).
Add different sweets or spreads to the cookie/cream cheese mixture (ex. peanut butter, Butterfingers).

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