These simple and delicious chocolate covered cookie balls will make great homemade gifts this holiday season!
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I love, love, LOVE making sweet treats and homemade edible gifts for the holidays. There is nothing better than packaging up cookies and candies and giving them to friends and family, and seeing their facial expression when they take that first bite! For years I've made peppermint bark, but this year I wanted to try something different. Equally as decadent and delicious, and even minty, I started making OREO Cookie Balls. When my kids couldn't keep out of the first batch I made, I knew this was a winner!
OREO Cookie Balls are so easy to make and they are simply delicious. You only need three ingredients for the treats themselves, and edible decorations if you want to dress them up. THREE ingredients! That's it! And it's a great project to do with the kids, too. They will have fun rolling the balls and then dipping them in the chocolate.
Each year I host a holiday get together for all of my girlfriends. We eat, drink, listen to Christmas tunes and laugh (a lot!). I made these OREO Cookie Balls with them in mind. I added a couple of cute snowflake sprinkles to the top of each one, then placed them in mini cupcake liners to look even more festive. I had a plate out on the table for everyone to nibble on, but then I put a few of the Cookie Balls in clear packaging and wrapped them up for all the girls to take home.
Do you have a favorite edible gift that you make each year? Share with me in the comments below!
OREO Cookie Balls in Mint Chocolate
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door (Original OREO Cookie Balls recipe courtesy of Kraft)
Makes 48 cookie balls
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1 pkg (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
36 Mint OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
4 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
Snowflake sprinkles (optional)
MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
CUSTOMIZE the balls with your the snowflake sprinkles, if desired.
REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.
For more holiday OREO Cookie Balls recipes, check out this link!
I found everything I needed to make these delicious treats at my local Walmart store! The OREO Cookies are located in the Cookies and Crackers aisle, the Philadelphia Cream Cheese is located in the Dairy aisle, and the Baker's Chocolate is located in the Baking aisle.