Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I made Oreo Balls this past Christmas.  I got the recipe from my friend Fatimah (who is a goddess) when she brought them to a party. Her Oreo Balls were decadently delicious and pretty to look at too!

Fatimah's looked pretty much like these:

She told me the recipe verbally and it sounded super easy!

All you basically need is this:

- 1 Package Oreo cookies, crushed
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 bag white chocolate chips, melted or 2 packages white dipping chocolate

  1. Mix the crushed Oreo cookies and cream cheese together in a bowl. Use a blender or a mixer to speed up this process.
  2. With your hands, roll Oreo and cream cheese mixture into small balls. Place on baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  3. Chill in freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. Melt chocolate chips or dipping chocolate in the microwave until melted.
  5. Using a toothpick, dip the Oreo balls into the melted chocolate. Cover well.
  6. Let Oreo balls harden on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet in fridge or freezer. Takes about 15 minutes.
  7. Keep in fridge! Serve cold and enjoy!
  8. Makes about 25–40 Oreo Balls, depending on how you make them.

My Oreo Balls were not anywhere near as pretty and they didn't taste quite as good either.  

But they apparently tasted good enough to be requested at the Super Bowl party we are attending (Go Colts!).

So here is my chance to make them better. 

How do I get them to taste even better?
Last time I used almond bark dipping chocolate and I didn't melt it in the microwave but used a double boiler.  When the chocolate wasn't as creamy as I wanted it, I added shortening to it as instructed on the chocolate bag.  I think I might of used too much shortening and maybe that influenced the flavor?

How do I get them to look better?
I used toothpicks and rolled them around in the pan to coat them and you see what the result was. Do I need to change the temperature of the chocolate? I should probably shape them better in the beginning, too.

Any suggestions?


  1. Ok Esther I love the look of your new blog! I don't have any suggestions for the oreo balls, except that I think it is time for you to get a new blender, right? right? am I right Jared?

  2. Aww you are too sweet!! After I roll them I actually put them in the fridge, not the freezer. That may have been what changed it. With the chocolate I literally melt chocolate bark in a bowl and just stir it every 15 seconds. Once the balls are chilled, I dump two or three in the chocolate and roll them with a spoon and drop it on sheet paper. Give it a few minutes to dry then place them back in the fridge! Mmm.

    I tried a new recipe the other day .. Golden oreo balls dipped in milk chocolate. It was SO good!

    Hope that helps! <3

  3. Also, I used the food processor to blend it all :) It makes it super smooth. Chunks are yummy too :)

  4. Looks like you got the advice you were looking for! I was also going to mention that both Annie R. and Karrie S. made "cake balls" for the dessert taste night. Both were delish, and pretty to boot. They might have tips for you.

  5. We finally did get a blender for Christmas, Alyssa and that should help!

  6. Mine always look like that too so I don't have any tips for you. I guess as long as they taste good who cares.

  7. This post is cracking me up because I tasted this exact recipe at a work party for Mike last year and I thought they'd be perfect for neighbor gifts last Christmas. Mine turned out even uglier than your first batch and I was too embarrassed to even give them away! I have never tried them again, but maybe I will now that I have your secrets!