About Melting Snowmen Cookie Balls
At this point, I think it’s safe to say that I have a thing for cutesy desserts.
Nothing against the bake-it-and-eat-it types, of course, but there’s just something about decorating (especially around the holidays) that makes the whole ordeal a lot more fun.
Now, I can’t say I’m particularly good at this decorating stuff yet, but I’ll get there with practice. I did pretty well with the
The best part about these guys is the ingredients – there’s only three.
Well, I guess there’s four if you count the decorations.
I was a little skeptical at first, since throwing together some Oreos and cream cheese seemed way too easy, but surprisingly they taste amazing and exactly like Oreo.
I mean, I’m sure it was a bit of a given that they’d taste like Oreos seeing as there are actual Oreos in the recipe, but there are plenty of desserts out there that claim to taste like Oreo, and yet, they don’t. At all.
I know you know what I mean.
So, rest assured that with this recipe, I can say with 100% confidence that it will taste as if Oreos are the only ingredient.
I couldn’t taste the cream cheese.
I made these Melting Snowmen Cookie Balls for a poker party we’re hosting this weekend – they’re great finger food that our guests can grab during breaks when the blinds go up.
And speaking of that party, I’ve still got to get the house ready!
So I’ll leave you with one more picture and the good stuff (ie, the recipe).
Here’s hoping our guests like cutesy desserts (and Oreos) as much as I do!
Melting Snowmen Cookie Balls
- Place Oreos in a plastic bag and crush with the flat end of a meat tenderizer or with a rolling pin. Set aside.
- Using a table mixer or hand mixer + large bowl, beat cream cheese on low for 1 minute. Keeping speed on low, slowly add Oreo crumbs until combined. Use a spatula to thoroughly scrape along the sides and bottom of the bowl, then beat again for another minute to ensure ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Roll Oreo mixture into 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Chill cookie balls in the freezer for 1 hour.
- Cover another large baking sheet with parchment paper (to help with cleanup), then set nearby.
- In a medium bowl, heat the candy melts per package instructions.
- Using a toothpick, spear an Oreo cookie ball and dip it in the melted candy. Use a spoon or spatula to help completely cover the ball. Lift cookie ball a few inches above the candy and shake gently, removing any excess. Place coated cookie ball on the parchment covered baking sheet. Press a Mini Oreo on top for the hat (usually in the place where the toothpick was). See notes section for tips & tricks. Repeat this step until all cookie balls are coated.
- Place coated Oreo cookie balls back in the freezer for another 30 minutes.
- Decorate the face of your snowmen as you see fit. I highly recommend using icing bags (or the snipped corner of a ziplock bag) for precision.
- Keep melting snowmen cookie balls refrigerated until ready to eat.
- If you have trouble detatching the toothpick from the cookie ball, use a spoon to press down on the cookie. If this leaves a hole, just spoon in some more melted candy to fill it in.
- Wipe off the toothpick inbetween dipping so that any lingering cookie crumbles don't end up in the white candy melt. It's inevitable that you will have a few crumbles in the candy near the end, but it will be far less if you keep the toothpick clean.
- After you've dipped 10 cookie balls, reheat your candy for another 15 seconds. From there, consider reheating the candy after every 5 cookie balls. You want the candy to stay as fluid as possible.