Archive for January 30th, 2012

30th January
written by Loren

I honestly can’t believe more people don’t make these things, aside from the fact that each one  adds an inch to your waist line. One website I saw had a nutritional breakdown and

each ball has ~250 calories. And you will not be able to eat just one. They are indulgently rich and addictive, as well as ridiculously easy to make. Ready? Crush a bag of oreos – use a blender or food processor if you can – until its nothing but small crumbs. Next, mix in a brick of softened cream cheese and use your hands to roll them into balls, placing them on a tray or baking sheet lined with wax paper as you go. . Chill them for an hour, then it’s time to decorate them. You’re halfway done!

First, melt a package of almond bark. I did this in a pan on low-ish heat on the oven, but it did scorch a bit toward the end. You might want to try a double boiler, or maybe it just needs close attention in the pan. Either way, once the bark is melted and you have your oreo balls out of the fridge, use a toothpick to skewer them and dip them in the white goo. After they’ve taken a dip, let them harden on the wax paper for about 15 minutes.

In that time, you can melt some dark chocolate chips –  and this time you definitely do need a double boiler. Once that’s melted, just take a whisk and dip it into the chocolate and then twirl it above the oreo balls to create chocolate stripes. Don’t go nuts on the chocolate flinging, you’ll either burn yourself or piss off your roommate by covering the fridge, floors, walls and ceiling with chocolate stripes.

Voila, You have some hell damn ass awesome dessert treats! And there are lots of variations to be done here – you could add sprinkles instead of or in addition to the chocolate. What I’d really like to try is adding some flavoring extracts like peppermint or rum flavoring to the oreos or the almond bark. You can also add food coloring to make them holiday themed, using red and green for xmas, pastel colors for easter, black and orange for halloween, red white and blue for the 4th. The possibilities are endless. I shall experiment further and report my results!

Or you could use green food coloring and whiskey extract to make St. Patty's Balls. HA!