Oreo Peppermint Balls

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves: 24-36
Prep Time:

Ingredients

I pkg oreo cookies
1-8oz. pkg neufchatel cheese
1-10oz pkg andes peppermint crunch baking chips (seasonal)
red sugar sprinkle, crushed candy cane for decoration-optional

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Cynthia Dorrel Recipe
Lightly Salted
Richmond, VA (pop. 204,214)
CynDluvs2bake
Member Since Dec 2010
Cynthia's notes for this recipe:
I used Shannon Smith's Oreo Cookie Ball recipe but used Andes Peppermint Crunch instead of the Almond Bark. With the little bit of crunch, it tastes like another version of Peppermint Bark.
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Directions

1
Using the food processor, crush the pack of Oreo cookies until dirt-like. Add Neufchatel Cheese to make into dough. It will appear wet.
2
Roll the dough into bite-size balls and place on parchment paper. Put in the refridgerator for 15min.
3
Place Andes Peppermint chips in ceramic bowl and microwave until melted smooth. It will turn pink. Add some shortening to thin out if needed.
4
Place each ball on a fork and pour the melted peppermint mixture on top using a spoon. Tap off excess, then place on parchment paper using a knife. Sprinkle with Red Sugar before coating hardens.

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user Jo Anne Sugimoto sugarnspicetedibears - Dec 18, 2010
Aloha Cynthia, Good Morning!!! These cake balls look absolutely beautiful!!! I have also been on a cake ball madness, they are so much fun to make, and create.
Please come and join us in my new group for cake balls and stuffs, if you haven't yet! LOL!!! XOXOX Jo
user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Dec 18, 2010
These sound yummy and as Jo said, they are beautiful! I want to make em!!!
user Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Dec 26, 2010
Pretty in pink too!
user Gwen Mills CookinCowgirl - Dec 31, 2010
Do you need to use crisco or parrafin to think the chocolate???
user Cynthia Dorrel CynDluvs2bake - Dec 31, 2010
@Gwen I didn't need to thin the chocolate with the Andes. If it gets thick while coating, put it back in the microwave to melt it more. When I used white almond bark to make other flavored cookie balls, I have had to use a a spoonful of crisco. Good luck!

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