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Recipe: Mint Oreo Balls

Just in case you thought the original Oreo balls couldn’t get any better…..well, these may just be better.

The base recipe for these is the same as the original Oreo balls. Instead of original Oreo’s, I used the Mint Oreo’s.  And also, when I melted the chocolate, I used about 3/4 semisweet and 1/4 mint chips.  Then, after we dipped them in the melted chocolate mixture, we melted some more mint chips and drizzled it on top.

Mint Oreo Balls

by Kelly Nigl

Prep Time: 3 hours

Keywords: dessert

Ingredients (2-3 dozen balls (depending on)

  • 8 oz. Softened Cream Cheese
  • 18 oz. package of Mint Oreo Cookies (crushed)
  • 1.5 c Semi-sweet or Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 c mint chips
  • 1 Tbsp. Shortening

Instructions

Mix cream cheese in electric mixer until fluffy. You really do need an electric mixer for this, unless you have crazy strong arm muscles and want to spend an hour beating cream cheese. I haven’t tried it yet, but I bet you could use whipped cream cheese and then eliminate this step.

Crush Oreo cookies. The easiest way to do this, is to put them in a large plastic bag and roll over them with a rolling pin. I would guess a food processor or blender would work as well, but you might loose some that gets stuck to the blade.

Add crushed Oreo’s into whipped cream cheese until blended.

Put mixture into freezer for at least 2 hours. This is so that the cream cheese hardens.

Cover large cookie sheet with waxed or parchment paper.

Roll cookie mixture into balls and set onto prepared cookie sheet. If the balls seem soft, put them into the refrigerator for another 30 minutes to make the chocolate process easier.

Melt chocolate chips, mint chips, and shortening in the microwave. Using a toothpick or tongs, dip the prepared balls into the melted chocolate and then place back on to prepared baking sheet. If dipping each ball is too hard or time consuming for you, you can just carefully pour the chocolate over the balls. I happen to think the shape that they come out in when they are dipped is nicer. We used a toothpick and it seemed to work pretty well.

After the chocolate has slightly hardened, store in the refrigerator. I recommend keeping them on the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours, or until the cleanly peel off of the paper. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. The recipe makes 2-3 dozen balls, depending on the size.

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Not only are these prettier than the original Oreo balls, but they taste just as good – if not better.  They taste similar to Andes Mints, or Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies.

I should note that the Husband helped quite a bit with these, and came up with the idea of the mint drizzle.  I guess I can’t take all of the credit. 😉

Ease: A-, same reasons as the original, it does take a bit of prep – but really no big deal.
Taste: A+, very, very good.

One of my favorite blogs Peas and Thank You is having a giveaway for a cookbook!  In case you are not familiar with Mama Pea and the adorable Gigi and Lulu yet, you must go over to her site and check it out!  It is one of the most funny and entertaining food blogs that I read.  She is vegan, and is raising her kids vegan, and is so creative with the food that she makes.  She is working on her own cookbook right now as well!

What is your favorite cookbook?
In my house growing up, it was always The Joy Of Cooking, but most of the these days, I like pictures with my recipes! How to Boil Water from the Food Network is a good one that I have been referencing quite a bit recently.

6 Responses

  1. holy stars. those look and sound wonderfullll.

  2. Can’t wait to try these, going to a b-day party tomorrow, I’m sure they will be a hit!

    Been following all your recipes, going to try the soba noodles next!

  3. Oh my these look delicious!!

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