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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.

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/geeking-out-over-cake-pops-intro---set-up-trying-to-minimize-calories-per-pop

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/home/geeking-out-over-cake-pops-part-1-cake-ball-formation

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/geeking-out-over-cake-pops-part-2-dipping-assembling


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. :)


https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/can-i-make-a-super-cool-galaxy-rainbow-lollipop-hard-candy-from-scratch




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!










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