Saturday, December 3, 2011

Oreo Bon Bons

Prepare yourself for a lot of drizzly type photos.

Drizzly?  Is that even a word?

Spell check didn't underline it with red dots, so it MUST be word!

Because spell check is never wrong.

How much do you want to lick your screen right now?  Be honest.

Cause I'm tempted to run downstairs and devour every one of these

These little treats go by various names.  Oreo Bon Bons, Oreo Balls, Oreo snowballs, etc.

But the recipe is simple.

One standard container of regular Oreo cookies
One 8 oz brick cream cheese, softened.
One 12 oz bag of candy melts or chocolate wafers (you might not use all of them)

  • Place the cookies into your food processor and reduce to fine crumbs.
  • Place the cream cheese in a bowl of your mixer (if you're lazy like I am and don't feel like doing this by hand, which you could) and pour the crumbs in on top.  Then mix everything together until completely combined.
  • Using a spoon or mini baller, make small balls. Placing formed bon bons on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Place cookie sheet in freezer to chill thoroughly.
  • Meanwhile, melt candy or chocolate wafers, following manufacturer's instructions for microwave or double boiler.
  • Once your candy / chocolate is melted, retrieve the bon bons from freezer and dip in melted candy coating.
  • Place back on cookie sheet to harden.  (If you have extra chocolate or candy coating, pour it out onto the parchment paper and spread it out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch.  Allow to harden.  Once it's hard store in an air tight container for future use.  Don't you DARE throw out the left-over chocolate!  That would be wrong.)

Once your bon bons have hardened...      EAT SOME they're FANTASTIC!!!!!

If you have any left over (good luck with that) keep them in the refrigerator.

I like to cover mine with a light coating of vanilla candy coating.  But I have a friend who uses milk chocolate.

He also refers to these little gems as "Reindeer Poop", since he only makes them at Christmas time...

And yes, he's quite strange.

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