Do you eat cake balls/ cake pops?
From the moment of their conception, I have never been interested. The texture sounded weird and the process in which people smash cake and icing and roll it in a ball simply grossed me out. And what about the effort? You bake a wonderful cake, but then mash it with icing and dip it in coating? Blew my mind.
Naturally I wasn't thrilled when oreo balls were requested for a party I was catering. Might as well have ordered cake balls in my book. But hey, I wasn't going to eat them so it didn't totally rock my world.
I wasn't happy about it, but I felt like I needed to take a wee bite of one just to make sure I wasn't serving a disaster. To my absolute shock and surprise, they were amazing. Seriously, so good. You get a nice little crunch from the semi-sweet chocolate and then you are met with a velvety chocolatey ball of goodness.
Cake ball people, I know you are out there and I know they are all the rage, but here's the deal...whirling up oreo crumbs is a thousand times faster than baking a cake so get on the band wagon and let's do this.
These went fast... lightning fast. They were served on a dessert bar with Sprinkles cupcakes and other tried and true favorites and they were gone first.
That's statistics. You can't argue with statistics.
From my little kitchen to yours... Enjoy.
Adapted from allrecipes.com
You use the whole cookie for this recipe. Leave the icing in the middle when you place them in the food processor. Dipping in chocolate can be a little tricky. The method I prefer is to dunk the oreo ball in the chocolate, roll around to coat and then using a fork in one hand and your fingers, scoop the ball out and place on baking sheet.
Ingredients1 (16 ounce) package Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
1 (8 ounce) package Cream Cheese, softened
2 (8 ounce) packages Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate (I like Baker's brand)
Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into one inch balls.
Cover a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Heat chocolate according to directions on packaging. Dip balls in chocolate and place on lined baking sheet to harden. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.
Makes about 42 truffles.
Makes about 42 truffles.