No-Bake Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls

November 5, 2013 16 Comments »
Thanks to Food Lion and Oreo for helping me bring this yummy recipe to my readers.

Every holiday season we’re invited to a number of get togethers that involve bringing a dish to pass, and of course, one of my favorite events is the holiday cookie-swap! The hard thing about being a busy mom is choosing what to take and trying to figure out how to find time to make it.

I personally love making new treats for my friends to feast on and when I was asked to write about the limited-time Peppermint Oreos, you better believe I was all in.

Last year I made homemade Samoas and mustache shaped shortbreads, but this year, I’m handing out these scrumptious, {and seasonally appropriate}, No-Bake Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls.

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Prepare to get a little messy, but have a lot of fun making these minty treats. This is a great recipe to make with the kiddos, so grab the following ingredients and get ready to have delicious Oreo cookie balls in about an hour and a half {give or take}.

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I was given a great recipe from Oreo and adjusted it a little, based on ingredients we were able to purchase and techniques I like to use.

Here’s my No-Bake Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls Recipe:

Cooking Tools:

Sheet of wax paper or parchment paper
Cookie sheets or baking pans to hold cookie balls in the freezer
Melon baller or spoons

Ingredients:

1 package (8oz) cream cheese {softened – the softer the better for mixing}
1 package (15.25oz) Oreo Cookies with Peppermint Creme, finely crushed {using my mini Cuisinart after hand breaking the cookies in half}
2 packages (16oz total) milk chocolate chips melted {can also use semi-sweet baking chocolate, our store was out so we made do}
1 Tsbp of vegetable oil
8 starlight mints, coarsely crushed {again using my mini Cuisinart}

Preparation:

Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended.

Using your melon baller or spoons shape mixture into approximately 48 (1-inch) balls (can make them in smaller batches if needed). Freeze for 10 minutes on the parchment paper lined cookie sheets.

While cookie balls are freezing, melt chocolate in microwave starting with 30 seconds, then 10 second increments stirring each time until chocolate is melted but not burned. Add 1 Tsbp of vegetable oil to make chocolate consistency more fluid like and able to coat cookie balls easier.

Dip frozen cookie balls into melted chocolate using a fork making sure all sides of your cookie ball are covered, and tap excess chocolate back into the bowl.

Place chocolate covered cookie balls on the parchment paper and top with a pinch of your crushed mints.

Place cookie balls back into freezer for an additional 10-15 minutes to set the chocolate.

Wrap in festive bags or place in your favorite holiday dishware and enjoy!!

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Don’t forget Oreo’s Peppermint Creme cookies are only available for a limited time so make sure you visit your local Food Lion {or select stores} while they are available!!

What is your favorite dish to pass to bring to holiday parties? 

 

 

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Oreo. Any opinions in this post are swayed by the deliciousness of this recipe, I tried not to be influenced by the yummy goodness but I can’t help it. Your opinions on Oreos, Food Lion stores and melon ballers may vary.

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16 Comments

  1. erin November 5, 2013 at 9:02 AM - Reply

    Oreo Cookie Balls are so yummy! Maybe my sister can handle this project, since her rumballs are a mess. LOL.

  2. Kate November 5, 2013 at 9:57 AM - Reply

    YUM! These look absolutely delicious. I hope they sell the peppermint OREOs at the commissary!

    • MommyB November 5, 2013 at 10:38 AM - Reply

      If not maybe someone can ship you some

  3. Kristin November 5, 2013 at 10:32 AM - Reply

    You had me at Oreos!

    • MommyB November 5, 2013 at 10:38 AM - Reply

      Right?!? That’s what I said!!

  4. Maria Iemma November 5, 2013 at 12:18 PM - Reply

    These treats look delicious – Oreos are still my favorite cookie and the instructions you posted are easy, right up my alley

  5. Ellen Thrifty & Chic Mom November 5, 2013 at 4:06 PM - Reply

    My husband and kids would love these!

  6. judy gardner November 5, 2013 at 8:45 PM - Reply

    i havent seen this flavor of oreos yet – hope our local grocery stores will carry them soon! this recipe sounds great, i havent seen it before

    • MommyB November 5, 2013 at 11:13 PM - Reply

      Judy, it was just put on select shelves yesterday. Do you have a Food Lion nearby? If not keep checking or ask your local grocer. This was my first try at cookie balls.

  7. Glamamom November 5, 2013 at 9:26 PM - Reply

    You had me at no-bake 🙂

  8. Janet W. November 6, 2013 at 5:58 AM - Reply

    I’m going to have to try this recipe! Looks delicious and my grandsons would love these!

  9. stephanie November 6, 2013 at 7:51 AM - Reply

    i love oreos and this looks so darn good

  10. Jamie Rippy (@MamaMommyMom) November 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM - Reply

    Oreo Truffles are one of my all time favorite desserts! I love how easy they are to make and OMG they are delicious!

  11. shaunie November 14, 2013 at 12:06 PM - Reply

    looks tasty… would love to make unfortunately I can only cook ; when it comes to baking treats I am the worst. The looks easy maybe it could be done by me.

  12. susana December 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM - Reply

    my mouth is def watering right now!!!!! Soo yummy and easy to make. Should def try making these for desert. Thanks for the great recipe 😀

  13. Jordan March 9, 2015 at 8:32 PM - Reply

    Brilliant idea! They look divine!

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