Can I Make "Oreo Balls"?
Updated: Feb 22, 2020
I saw this Preppy Kitchen YouTube video and it looked easy to make and delicious. It only has 2 ingredients: Oreos and cream cheese, plus other things for optional decorations.
Making them also seemed to be the same as making cake pops (see links), which I have been experimenting with, so I thought I'd give it a try.
Friday, November 17, 2019, Attempt #1:
In the video, he uses a whole pack of Oreos (36). I just used 9 Oreos, so I just made 1/4 version and used 2 oz. of cream cheese (instead of 8 oz. cream cheese).
He uses a food processor to crush the cookies. I don't have one. He suggests if you don't have one to put them in a Ziplock bag and crush them. I did this and then I used a cup to crush them. I wasn't sure if I got them crushed enough, so then I switched to a hammer from my handyman kit. I have only used the hammer to crush candy (like in Galaxy Lollipops; see link) and these Oreos, not any household fix-it activities. Haha. :)
Making Oreo balls is the same as making cake pops except -- instead of mixing cake with frosting -- you are mixing Oreo pieces with cream cheese.
My Oreo mixture seemed a little chunky and that it had too many big pieces, so I was a little skeptical they would hold together in the ball. But I had already added the cream cheese before I realized how chunky it was, so there was no going back. Haha. :)
I hand-mixed mixed all the Oreo pieces together and cream cheese together as in the video.
The 9 Oreos yielded 6 cake balls.
I put them in the fridge for ~1 hour to set as recommended.
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! Check out the photos below the text. How good does that look?
#1 -- Despite the chunkiness, the Oreo balls stayed intact and I was able to dip them too. :)
I was making cake pops at this same type and had a hacked together candy melt double boiler going, so I dipped 3 using the dipping technique he uses. He uses a toothpick, but I used a lollipop stick to dip the Oreo ball in candy melt and then you remove the toothpick/lollipop stick for display and eating.
If you don't have candy melts, you came dust them with powdered sugar (one of his recommendations). I did a few this way too (see below).
#2 -- It was really easy to make and he gives really good instruction and tips. They really are delicious with only 2 ingredients too!
A lot of these YouTube videos/recipes are made in big servings, but you can make just a fraction of the recipe for yourself -- if you feel like cooking a little bit and for a treat. So if you have leftover Oreos and some cream cheese, give it a try! We are good at this!