Almost Too Cute to Eat

ALMOST, but not quite.  This here is a seriously cute version of my sister’s recipe for Becky Balls (which I think I will now rename Oreo Bites, because saying Oreo Bites makes me feel better than mentioning Becky’s Balls).  For some reason I feel the need to constantly try to make this simple recipe of Oreo crumbs and cream cheese dipped in melted chocolate into something more complicated.

I’ve combined the Oreos with different things, dipped them into different kinds of chocolate, tried to make them into hedgehogs, and very unsuccessfully attempted to make them into pops like Bakerella’s Cake Pops.  Well, Bakerella did it to me again.  When I saw her Cake Bites turned into teeny tiny cupcakes with the help of a candy mold, that was it.  I had to try this with the Oreo Bites.

Finally, SUCCESS!  I am totally making these again.  Everything went so smoothly, they came out adorable and delicious, and I was the star at the party where I brought them.  You can click on this link to read Bakerella’s directions, or read my directions below.

Ingredients:

1/2 package Oreo cookies
4 oz. cream cheese
6 oz. (1/2 bag) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 oz. (1/2 package) white candy melts (or white chocolate)
sprinkles

Equipment Needed:

Food processor (or something to turn your Oreos into crumbs)
2 peanut butter cup candy molds ($1.99 each at Jo-Ann Etc.)
Double-boiler/microwave safe bowl or whatever you prefer to use for melting chocolate

  1. First pulverize your half a package of Oreos in the food processor and then add the cream cheese and blend until combined.
  2. When the mixture comes together, form it into into 24 1-inch balls.
  3. Now melt 1/2 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips and put about 1 teaspoon of the melted chocolate into each section of the candy molds.  Gently press one Oreo ball into each teaspoon of chocolate and press until the chocolate comes up around the sides of the mold.  Once the molds are filled, put them in the refrigerator for about an hour, or until the chocolate sets.
  4. When the chocolate has set, pop the balls out of the mold and begin melting your candy melts (or white chocolate).
  5. Dip the tops of the Oreo balls, one at a time, into the candy melts.  Dip and twist them to cover all of the Oreo.  Turn them right side up onto a tray or cookie sheet and decorate the tops with the sprinkles.  The candy melts harden quickly, so I recommend dipping and sprinkling no more than two at a time otherwise the sprinkles will not stick.

That’s it!  So easy, so delicious, and you get major show-off points if you bring these to a party.  Thanks, Bakerella for inspiring me to finally make something cute out of these boring Oreo Bites!

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