peppermint oreo balls

To make this holiday season even sweeter, Oreo is releasing a Peppermint flavor, available for a limited time at select retailers. I’m obsessed with mint & chocolate. I make s’mores with peppermint patties. (Try it. You can thank me later.)  I wait for Peppermint Mochas the way others wait for Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  So Peppermint OREOS??? Sign. Me. Up.

They did not disappoint. Oh no, they did not.

To try them out, we made these INCREDIBLE Oreo cookie balls!! They were so easy and fun. Gracie and I made these together and they were super simple. It probably took us 15 minutes total prep time (not including time to chill the balls after we dipped them in chocolate).

I served these at our housewarming party on Saturday. I set them out on the buffet table and snapped a picture of the table.

fall buffet tableSomeone else arrived and I went to welcome them in. I came back to take a nice close-up picture of my pretty Peppermint Oreo Balls. I came back and they were gone. G-O-N-E. Every single one of my adorable Oreo Balls were GONE.

They were obviously very yummy and a big hit.

Anyway, here is the recipe, sans finished picture of my gorgeous Peppermint Oreo Balls because my extended family cannot show self control around Oreos apparently. Humph.

PEPPERMINT OREO BALLS

  • 1 pkg (8 oz) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg (15.25 oz) OREO Cookies with Peppermint Creme, finally crushed
  • 4 pkg (4oz each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 8 starlight mints, coarsely crushed (or use candy canes), red nonpareils, or decoration of your choice!
Instructions:
1. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended.
peppermint oreo ball  easy holiday dessert2. Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls. (Um… we only made about 38. Because we ate some cookies. Ahem.) Freeze 10 min.
3. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Sprinkle with decorations, if desired.
easy holiday dessert4. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
A few tips:
To easily coat cookie balls with the melted chocolate, add balls in batches to bowl of melted chocolate. Use 2 forks to roll them until evenly coated. Remove balls with forks, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl. Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper.
Do not leave them unattended, they WILL disappear!!!

disclosure: this was a sponsored campaign from OREO. 

 

About Melissa

Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.