I'm a sucker for holiday products. Yes, I have the Halloween hand soap pumper; of course, I bought Halloween paper napkins; and, you betcha, I am the proud owner of Halloween Oreos. My youngest son loves naming the spooky shapes that are imprinted on the cookies and, although they taste the same as the normal Oreos, I think they are festive.
Brilliant orange centered Oreos beg to be made into Halloween Oreo Balls. Again, the flavor and color of the finished product is the same as when white cream filled Oreos are used, but add a little candy corn garnish and you've got a delicious snack, adorable dessert, and seasonal teacher gift.
Every time I make Oreo balls I am shocked by how easy they are to prepare. Whiz the whole Oreos in the food processor, mash the crumbs together with cream cheese, shape the mixture into balls, chill, and dip. This recipe is easy and fun. Also, people love these things! Take a plate into work or share a treat bag full with a friend and you will get rave reviews, especially from people who have no idea how simple Oreo Balls are to make. Often people make Oreo balls at Christmas, but thanks to Halloween Oreos, I think Halloween Oreo Balls will become a Fall tradition as well.
Halloween Oreo Balls
makes about 42 balls
1-8 ounce cream cheese, very soft
1 package (1 pound 2 ounce) oreos, white or orange cream filled
3 cups melted milk chocolate (I used white and milk chocolate bark coating, but you could use chocolate chips or Baker's chocolate)
candy corns for garnish
- Finely crush oreos (I used my food processor, but you could also put them in a zip-lock back and hit them with a rolling pin or meat tenderizer).
- Mix oreo crumbs with the softened cream cheese (use a wooden spoon or your hands) until fully combined.
- Roll mixture into small balls, about one tablespoon per ball. Place balls on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and chill in the fridge for a few hours.
- Melt chocolate coating in a double boiler or the microwave. Using two forks dip chilled balls into chocolate and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. While chocolate is still wet gently press one candy corn on top of each ball. Put back in the fridge for a few hours or until chocolate is hardened.