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These OREO Cookie Ball place cards were so much fun to make! Who wouldn’t love to sit down at the table with one of these festive and delicious place cards on their plate? I love the fact that they are functional as a place card and also yummy as a dessert.
The cookie balls have such a rich and decadent flavor you won’t be able to stop eating them. I have eaten OREO Cookie Balls before but have never made them and found them much easier to make than I had thought. A friend and I spent a fun afternoon whipping them up, with the help of the kids too!
Our family had a large holiday gathering at our house this past Sunday to watch the Christmas parade, so, we decided to make these as one of our desserts. We then made a batch of the OREO Cookie Balls that were about double in size to use as place cards. Everything is the same – just a little bigger.
Once they were dipped in chocolate we used a gumdrop on the top to secure the name tag.
Here is the official OREO Cookie Ball Recipe along with some great decorating ideas.
- 1 pkg (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened.
- 36 OREO Cookies finely crushed (about 3 cups).
- 4 pkg (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted.
- Optional Ingredients: crushed candy canes, sprinkles, various colors of candy melts (for dipping).
- Make It!
- MIX softened cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
- SHAPE into about 48 (1- inch) balls.
- Freeze 10 minutes. Dip balls in melted chocolate and place in wax paper-lined pan.
- CUSTOMIZE with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills.
- REFRIGERATE for 1 hour-or until firm.
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Here are a few tips for making these wonderful little treats. If you don’t have a food processor to crush the cookies, you can use a sealed plastic bag and a rolling pin, or mini food processor. We used a Magic Bullet to crush ours. Once the cookies were crushed we used a hand mixer to blend the cream cheese and crushed cookies – then we switched over to kneading it a little with our hands.
When it came to dipping the cookie balls in the melted chocolate, it helped to work in batches, rolling them around in the chocolate and then pulling them out with two forks and placing them on the wax paper. We chose to use holiday sprinkles and crushed candy canes on our OREO Cookie Balls, along with chocolate drizzle. They were almost too pretty to eat!
To make the fun OREO Cookie Ball Ornament Place Cards, we followed the official recipe just making the cookie balls larger, about double in size.
Decorating Steps for Place Cards:
- Cut paper shapes using holiday cookie cutters for the name tag – we used card stock to cut out Christmas tree shapes.
- Use a metallic marker to write names on the card.
- Cut a slit in the top of the gum drop and slide name tag into the slit.
- Glue the name card to top of OREO Cookie Ball with melted chocolate.
- Use more melted chocolate to secure a OREO cookie to the bottom so they have a flat surface on the bottom.
That’s it! We made ours a day ahead of time and kept them in a sealed container in the refrigerator (we waited to glue the name tag on the top until we were ready to use them).
I found a huge assortment of various OREO Cookie flavors in the cookie aisle at Walmart, but in the end we went with original OREO flavor.
If you are looking for inspiration for decorating your OREO Cookie Balls make sure to stop by the OREO website for some great ideas.