CHOCOLATE COVERED OREO BALLS
18 oz. oreos, finely ground
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1In a food processor or blender, grind the oreo cookies until fine.
2In a large bowl mix oreo crumbs, confectioners sugar and cream cheese using an electric mixer, until well blended.
3Roll into walnut-sized balls, place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper and refrigerate for an hour or when it is firm.
4While you are waiting, bring water to a boil in a double boiler. Remove from heat and melt 3 to 4 chunks of chocolate bark, stirring constantly. Be sure that there are no lumps.
5If you are making bonbons, stick a toothpick into the oreo ball and dip it into the melted chocolate bark.
6Let the excess drip off and place onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper to set.
7If you are using lollipop sticks, dip the tip of the stick into the melted chocolate and insert it into the oreo ball no more than half way.
8Dip the oreo ball into the melted chocolate, be sure that you cover the base of the ball and 1/4 of an inch up the stick.
9This helps secure the ball to the stick while the coating sets.
10Gently tap the stick on the side of the bowl to get the excess off.
11Sprinkle candy or tiny candy decorations onto the oreo ball while it is still wet.
12Place the oreo ball into a styrofoam block to dry and set.
Posted: Sat, Dec 11, 2010