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I think you guys all know about my love of OREO Cookie Balls! I’ve been obsessed with them for years and I’ve made a ton of different shapes! From my Ice Cream Cones, to the Frozen Rock Trolls, and of course my Jasmine Golden Castle Domes I love how easy they are to make (three ingredients) and how AMAZING they taste. So when the chance came to throw a PARTY (you guys KNOW I love parties) and create fun Thanksgiving OREO cookie balls I JUMPED at the chance! Check out these other fun OREO Cookie Balls For more inspiration.
I decided to throw a Make and Take party! Where I have all the supplies on hand and teach how to make a few different shapes and everyone who comes get’s to make their own and take them home! Because the whole party is all about creating and the activity it’s SUPER easy to throw! You need a large space, like a huge table or lots of counter space, or maybe a few different surfaces. Some fun holiday themed decorations (is there anything better than fall colors?) some snacks and…
The OREO Cookie ball filling all ready to go! I decided on 5 different flavors, one flavor for each style of pop I taught. Walmart had so many choices I couldn’t pick just one, I went with Classic OREO, Mint, Lemon, Birthday cake and CHOCOLATE! Mmmm. I made the filling the night before so I was all ready to go! Obviously for the party I didn’t shape them or dip them, but let the guest do that!
- 1 pkg 8 oz. brick cream cheese, softened
- 36 OREO Cookies finely crushed (about 3 cups)
- 4 pkg. 4 oz. each semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
- 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 it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills.
- REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.
It was open house style so people were coming and going all afternoon, we had SUCH a fun time! We started by making the shapes, then freezing them for about 10 mins (you can refrigerate them, which is better, but more time consuming) then dipping and decorating! It was so much fun, about half way through I didn’t even have to teach anymore, the guests who had been there longer were sharing and teaching the newcomers. It was a crazy but relaxed event, nothing TOO over the top… And for food I had a fall spread, Egg Nog, my Hot Pumpkin Pie Drink, Fruit dip with Apples and of course extra OREO cookies… just in case.
And when people had to leave I had bags and bakers twine for them to pack up their goodies and take them home! After everyone left the kids help me make a bunch more and we packaged them to take to our neighbors… I LOVE fall and fall goodies and sharing these were a great way to kick off November (Also so I don’t eat them all, cause I would, I’m seriously addicted).
Here are some easy instructions for the Pumpkin shape, I’ll be sharing the other 4 shapes over the next two days! I hope you enjoy and if you throw a make and take party with your friends consider how much fun this would be!
I think the pumpkins are the easiest, I simply used a small Scoop to create and easy ball. Then I used a toothpick to indent lines all around. Next you want to pinch around the lines to create and EXAGGERATED pumpkin shape, this will actually look more like a star at this point. Work quickly, you don’t want your truffle ball to get too warm or soft. Dip a sucker stick in some orange chocolate and stick it into the pumpkin.
Refrigerate (or freeze for a shorter time) the pop until it is firm again – if you freeze and it get’s TOO cold just let them sit out to thaw a bit before dipping, otherwise your chocolate will not only set too quickly to work on much but it will also crack as the pop’s thaw.
Dip the pop, and tap off the excess chocolate, spinning the pops as you tap. Working quickly add the details, in this case the pretzel stick top. Once the cake pops are totally set melt some green chocolate, and to keep it thinner add some shortening to it while it’s warm. Pour it into a piping bag and pipe on vines! That’s it, our done! Super easy and VERY tasty!Ashlee Marie by Email