Monday, February 9, 2009

Oreo Balls

Okay are you not drooling right now? This recipe's from my friend and I'm SO going to make them! They look beautiful, too!
*Crumble a bag or a bag and a half of Oreos into a bowl. I used my KitchenAid mixer for this project.
*Drop one or two packages of softened Philadelphia cream cheese into the bowl.
*Let the mixer to do alllll the work. I let it mix until it was thoroughly blended into a disgusting bowl of thick mud-like sweetness.
*Let the bowl chill in the fridge overnight.
*Roll out all of the balls onto a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.
*Chill the tray of balls
*Melt chocolate in double boiler (glass bowl on top of a metal sauce pan with simmering water on the stove).
*Take the chocolate off the stove and rest on a hot pad.
*Throw (not really...more like a gentle toss) a few balls in the chocolate bowl at a time and flip around with a spatula until thoroughly coated in chocolate.
*Remove balls, one at a time, from the chocolate bowl to their final resting place on the wax paper cookie sheet. I used a wooden skewer for this. It worked GREAT!
*After all the balls are coated and resting the sheet, let them cool again in the fridge.

That's it! For fun and to make them look a bit more like bon bons, I decorate them with melted white chocolate:
*Melt white chocolate in double boiler.
*Pour into Ziploc bag. Snip teeny tiny corner in the bottom of bag (to serve as a piping bag)
*Drizzle, drizzle, drizzle
*All of the chilling might seem excessive, but it's really necessary. After mixing, the goo will be too soft to roll into balls and after rolling the balls, the balls will be too soft to dip. Chilllll!
*I tried using a toothpick to fish my balls out of the chocolate (erm...uh...), but it was too flimsy and breakable. The wooden skewer was fabulous.