Trust me-folks are going to leave comments below backing me up on this one.
And they are the easiest thing EVER to make.
Take one package of Oreos (or in my case about 1 LB of the cheapest off brand version you can pick up at Aldi’s, Save a Lot etc) and throw it in your food processor. Pulverize totally. It should look like sand.
Add an entire block of cream cheese. Pulverize again until it forms a dough-or as I like to call it “oreo mud”.
Put dough in fridge for about 45 min to firm up a bit.
Roll dough into walnut sized balls. Stick in fridge again to firm up.
Melt white chocolate (or regular chocolate) in a double boiler or the microwave.
Dip balls into the chocolate and lay on wax paper to harden.
Tada! That’s it!
Sure, you can get all fancy. Throw some sprinkles or colored sugar on. Drizzle with a contrasting color of chocolate. Knock yourself out.
Admittedly, if you don’t have a big food processor and have to do it in batches, or a few at a time in a blender, then mix it up in a mixing bowl (I’d cut the cream cheese into chunks and let it soften up on the counter first for that) it would be a bit more time intensive and messy.
Plus the chocolate thing takes a little bit. You can eat them without the chocolate dip (Buddy and DH ate plenty that way) but it just makes them SOOOO good.
I usually make this recipe with the chocolate cookies and white filling (dipped in white chocolate), and with the vanilla cookies with white filling (dipped in dark chocolate). I bet if you bought something like nutter butters or those funky new Oreo flavors you would wind up with something that tasted pretty awesome too!
With the store brand cookies and cream cheese the price on these isn’t too bad (more expensive than other cookies that you cook from scratch, but much more decadent too). Of course the chocolate is going to run you the most-so shop on sale for that.
If you have extra melted chocolate left over, try dipping some log style pretzels in it (or regular if that’s what you’ve got). Throw on some sprinkles and it looks like something out of a Harry and David catalog!
OK, for those of you who would like this in actual recipe form to print out, I found the exact same thing at Recipezaar. Just click on Oreo Balls and you’ll be redirected.