Wow Balls

You may know them as Cookie Balls, Oreo Balls, or perhaps Oreo Truffles.

I know them simply as Wow Balls.

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Why “Wow Balls”?  Because that was the first and only word I was able to utter as I enjoyed my first delicious bite of one of these glorious goodies. 

Wow.

Chocolate haters beware – this recipe is not for you. These balls are rich, decadent, and oh-so-delicious.  In a word:  WOW.

The ingredients are simple:

  • 1 package oreos (minus two for munchin while you work)
  • 8 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 packages Baker’s Chocolate
  • Toppings of your choosing

First up, dump the Oreos into a food processor and pulse away until they are completely chopped up into little bits.  Then dump in the softened cream cheese and vanilla extract and mix together with a blender.

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Once everything is combined and you can no longer see any white bits of cream cheese, use a small cookie scooper to scoop out bite size chocolate balls.  (I was able to get 3 dozen out of mine):

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Pop the tray into the freezer for about an hour.  This will make dipping them in chocolate MUCH MUCH easier.

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Next, get your double boiler ready.  Or, if you are like me and don’t have a double boiler, you can make do with a large pot of water and a glass mixing bowl.  Fill the water in the pot up high enough that the bowl sits in the water when you place in on top of the pot.  Also, make sure the bowl is large enough that no water will splash up into your chocolate.  Water + melty chocolate = bad news bears.

Dump all of the Bakers chocolate into the glass bowl and let it slowly melt.

Now it’s time for dipping!  I worked in batches of 5 (so that the balls didn’t start to unfreeze), and I found the fork and spoon method to work best.  Basically I plopped one ball in the melted chocolate at a time, used the spoon to roll it around, and the fork to lift the ball up out of the chocolate and drain off the excess chocolatey goodness.

I set the dipped chocolates on wax paper to cool and immediately topped with a variety of toppings I had on hand, including pecans, chocolate sprinkles, rainbow sprinkles, coconut, and crushed cookies:

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When the chocolates had hardened, I slipped each on onto a mini muffin liner.

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I had several people ask me if I bought these in the store—they really did look quite professional!

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I can’t wait to make these with peanut butter cookies!!!! 

Thank you Jessie for bringing these lovely treats into my world!

Wow Balls Ingredients List (makes 3 dozen)

  • 1 package oreos
  • 8 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 packages Baker’s Chocolate
  • Toppings of your choosing

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