If Only All Desserts Were This Easy

RECIPE: No-Bake Oreo Balls

At some point last year, one of my classes found out I write a food blog.  Some of them were a bit obsessed with checking it and seeing what I made, which is why when I make things like Fruit Crunktail, I get a little nervous that I’m going to be judged by 17 year olds.  Honestly, isn’t that just the story of my life?  One kid I have again this year (Hi Nick!) likes to check in on Fridays and see what I’ve made.  It’s likely he’s sucking up so he can get an A in Senior English, but it’s still pretty nice of him to ask.  So this week I’m paying tribute to another student, Carly, and a delicious treat she made a few weeks ago.

A few weeks ago I attended a surprise party for one of my (not in my department) co-workers.  I arrived a bit late, as I had gone to see Jenny “The Bloggess” Lawson speak earlier that evening at Changing Hands.  By the time I showed up, the party was in full swing and there was delicious food everywhere.  Said co-worker’s daughter, Carly, who was my student last year, and who I adore a whole lot, made these delicious Oreo ball thingies and I immediately addicted to them.  I asked her for the recipe, which she happily turned over.

The recipe, although pinned all over Pinterest, can be traced back to this original recipe from 2003.  I’d seen it pinned on Pinterest in the weeks before the party, but I was unsure on whether or not to try it.  I’m glad I tried Carly’s before I made my own.  Hers were way prettier than mine.  Dipping them was a pain.  The drizzled chocolate makes them way prettier, but they’re still not the best looking dessert around.  But the real question is: are they delicious?  Hells yeah.  You could maybe add mint extract to the white chocolate chips for an extra delicious treat.

I gave my leftovers to Lis to take home to her family.  Her daughter, Kate, ate one in my kitchen and made sort of a mess of herself, in the most adorable way possible, with it.

Rating: For a relatively easy dessert, this is 5 out of 5 classes of cold milk, which you will definitely need when you eat these.  But, warning, I could only eat one because they’re so rich.  Eat more at your own risk.

No-Bake Oreo Ball
Author: Originally posted on Food.com by “New Nana”.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 1 hour 15 mins
Total time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • 1 package Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (24 ounce) package white chocolate chips
  • 1-2 chocolate bars (I used two rows from the giant chocolate bar from Fresh and Easy)
  1. Put oreos in a food processor and process until crushed.
  2. Add the cream cream a hunk at a time and process until mixture has formed into a giant ball, but is completely mixed.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment covered cookie sheet.
  4. Let chill in the fridge for an hour.
  5. Heat up the white chocolate chips (I also like to add a bit of vegetable oil to the chips to smooth them out).
  6. Dip oreo balls into chip mixture and put back onto the cookie sheet.
  7. Let chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  8. Heat up the chocolate and drizzle over the dipped balls.
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