Thursday, February 9, 2012

Oreo Cake Balls

Or, How To Gain Twelve Pounds in One Day.

 Holy mama, these are good. The recipe is based on this one. Don't you love how on the Kraft website they present them on a fancy plate like they're fancy expensive chocolates. These are made with OREOS and CREAM CHEESE, people. Not that that's a problem for me. But let's call a spade a spade. These ain't no classy eats.

I used:
*18 Oreo cookies, cream filling scooped out 
*5 Chocolate bourbon cookies, cream filling again scooped out
* 1/3 pack (about 3 ounces) of Philadelphia (or generic equivalent :) cream cheese
*1 tablet dark (70% minimum) baker's chocolate
*Optional girly sprinkles

Crush the cookies til they're a very fine powder. A mortar and pestle would be ideal but I happened to be having a very frustrating conversation with my roommate about how wealth has NOT trickled down and why can't rich people be decent and we're all humans and should all share the wealth and love and all pay our taxes, etc etc. and I took my frustration at the world out on them cookies til they were ground to a pulp. (Just to be clear, we were not arguing; we were in agreement.)

Stir in the cream cheese. Doing it with clean hands is probably the easiest way.

Once you get an even creamy consistency, roll the cream into bite-size balls and let sit on a sheet of wax paper. Throw them in the freezer for about 20 minutes so they harden.
During this time, melt down the chocolate using a double boiler on medium heat.

Pour the liquid chocolate onto a flat plate and roll the cookie balls around til they're totally dunked. Replace them on their wax paper. 

If you desire sprinkles (or leftover cookie crumbs), make sure you're working in a warm environment so the chocolate stays gooey enough to stick to the sprinkles. 

Cover the wee cake balls and let them sit in the fridge overnight (or at least for an hour).

Devour your Oreo cake balls, or, if you know what's good for you, take them to a Create Society meeting and sit on the opposite side of the room from them.

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