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oreo cake balls


I came across this recipe a couple weeks ago on Pinterest and it immediately made my mouth water. I thought that they would make the perfect treat to bring to a friend's holiday party. I made them a bit more special with some gold shimmering sugar from Williams Sonoma - glittery gold sprinkles make everything better! I also added a bit more cream cheese than the original recipe called for and used regular Oreos in place of the double stuff variety. They were a huge hit! I'm already brainstorming other cookie varieties - I'd imagine any cream/cookie option would work. You could also sub in sprinkles or Oreo crumbs for the shimmering sugar if that's more your style!

(also if you don't burn your first batch of white chocolate and have to go to the grocery store at 11pm, they only take about 30 minutes to whip up and are a great no bake option. read: double boil your chocolate)




Here's what you'll need... 
1 - 5 oz cream cheese, softened
2 - one package of oreos 
3 - shimmering sugar/ sprinkles 
4 - 14 oz of white chocolate

Here's what to do...
Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Add entire package of Oreos (minus one or two if you need a snack ... it happens) to food processor and process Oreos until they are finely crushed. 
Put crushed Oreos in a medium bowl and add softened cream cheese. With a spoon, mix until well combined. The mixture will be loose. 
Roll mixture into 1 inch balls (you will need to press mixture together with your hands as you form the balls). Place onto cookie sheet and then freeze for 15 minutes (you should have about 25 cake balls).
While the balls are in the freezer, melt chocolate. (I highly recommend using a double boiler rather than the microwave). 
Remove the balls from the freezer and dip into melted chocolate, garnish with shimmering sugar immediately (before the chocolate sets). Let chocolate set completely. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


... and some pictures from our evening
I seriously have the most wonderful friends.




two more days of work in 2011... counting down the hours...
P.S. you can find me on Savvy Home sharing a gift guide today!

15 comments:

  1. These look amazing {and so pretty!}, I need to bake up some of these goodies.

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  2. Those look delicious! Happy Monday!

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  3. um...omg. these are the prettiest cake balls i've ever seen in my entire life!

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  4. Yum! You're seriously the best cook I have ever met. These look so delish!
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  5. Looks like a great weekend and those oreo cake balls came out beautiful! Love.

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  6. I love those cake balls, they are gorgeous! (and I can totally relate to having to run out to the store last minute because I ruined an ingredient for a recipe...definitely been there!) Looks like you had a fun time with everyone, that's so awesome y'all were able to get together! :)

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  7. It looks like you had an awesome party! And those oreo balls look delicious!

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  8. Oh my goodness Lara, these look incredible and fancy too! You girls look like you are are having a lovely time! :)

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  9. wow - definitely making these! thank you ;)

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  10. These are so pretty ~ Pinterest perfect! :)

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  11. I have to make these. They look soooo yummy!
    Saskia x

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  12. GLITTER??? you just blew my mind. i will be hunting that down ASAP.
    I'm giving away 5 shirts from StyleMint! Wanna enter?

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  13. The shimmer glitter totally makes these ultra special for the holidays!! Love! Thanks so much for linking up today Lara!

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  14. I'm heading to a NYE party tomorrow and these will be the perfect treat to bring!!

    -Samantha
    www.thebrunetteone.com

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