12.13.2012

SAW IT. PINNED IT. DID IT: NO BAKE OREO BALLS



Hi friends!
This week is a special round of Saw It. Pinned It. Did It.

I'm sharing what I make (well, what I've made for the past 2 years) for my annual cookie exchange with my Mom's side of the family. For our cookie exchange we each make 11 dozen cookies and if you do the math, that's kind of a lot. The good news is that you always end up with that many to bring home (if not more). Cookie exchanges, I'm totally OK with you.

Our cookie exchange isn't until this weekend, so consider this a little sneak peek!
{to my aunts or cousins reading: act like you didn't see this.}

Anyway, I think it's kind of obvious by now, but I guess I should admit I'm slightly obsessed with making no-bake balls that don't require a oven, and have minimal ingredients. 
From the energy balls, the candy buckeyes, and now here we are: oreo balls (or truffles!)
Step 1 is always admitting you have a problem.
Admitting...and accepting.

Some of you may remember this recipe from last year (when I first saw them on Pinterest-can't find that source picture now!), but since I didn't have my handy dandy big girl camera back then and it was my first time making them, I'm sharing it again and deleting the old one. It's been one of my most popular posts here on my blog too, so if you liked that one, you will love this one!

 They are SO delicious and easy to prepare! 

Let's get started.
 
No-Bake Oreo Balls

Ingredients:
{Remember I'm making 11 dozen so the picture above is for all of that-these ingredients below makes approximately 24}

-1 package of Oreos
-1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened (you could do light cream cheese, if you'd prefer)
-Candy melts in the colors you want or use a 20 oz. package of almond bark
-Sprinkles

How To Make:
1. Put the oreos in a food processor and pulse until they are completely crushed. 
I used a mini food prep and it was fine. You can also use put them in a big ziplock bag and crush them in there.


2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
3. Combine the Oreos and cream cheese in a large bowl and mix well until completely combined. 
4. Form the mix into one-inch balls and place on the baking sheet.
5. Once you've rolled them all into balls, place them in the freezer for 15 minutes.


6. Remove from the freezer and melt your candy melts or almond bark in the microwave doing 30 second intervals  - stirring in between each time.
7. Coat the balls (I use two forks for this) and place back on the baking sheet. If you want to add sprinkles, sprinkle them on top before the melts/bark dries. Refrigerate them until you are ready to package or serve! 




Since I'm bringing these to a party, I decided to dress them up a bit by putting them in a clear plastic bag and tying a ribbon/twine around the top for decoration. 
I also added a cute little Christmas tag!  
 

My family loved these last time I made them.
Billy loves them.
I love them.

Have you made them before or have I convinced you to make them yet?
Do. it.

You can make these year round, not just for Christmas!
You could even do some cute candy color melts for other holidays too.

Alright, I'm super excited to see what you all made today!
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Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.

55 comments :

  1. These are soooo good. I made them last year. My friend Sarah and I were just texting about them and she said "Keep Calm & Carry On made them...so pretty" hehehe :) Needless to say your red and green candy coating makes me think I need to step up my game!!!

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  2. Yuuummy! I really need to make these with the gluten free "oreos" because I used to be obsessed with them! Soo good!

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  3. I love making these during the Holidays. I'm making them for our Christmas party and for Christmas Day desserts. They get a tiny bit messy but they are so good that the mess is completely worth it!

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  4. I love Oreo balls! Yours look so festive with the red and green! Great job!

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  5. These are so cute! I love how you packaged them too. I'm always looking for easy recipes to make so these are perfect!

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    1. thank you! they are pretty easy and the packaging was too!

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  6. These are so cute! I think you just solved the mystery of what to do for our neighbors. I'm sure these are yummy!

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    1. your neighbors would love you for giving them some! ;)

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  7. These look so good! I'm addicted to your oatmeal energy no-bake balls so I'll have to try these!

    PS- I'm linking up again this week! One of my fav link-ups

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  8. These are my favorite! Mine never look that pretty, I need to work on my dunking skills!

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    1. haha, add some wine and you might be a better (or worse) dunker! the two spoons seem to really work for me and an ice cream scoop is a good idea too.

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  9. Oh man those seriously look delicious! I had them last year at an office Christmas party, but didn't know who made them, so I couldn't ask them about it. But I'm glad you posted this so that maybe I can attempt to make them sometime myself! These look sooo yummy!

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    1. they are delicious girl! you might be hooked.

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  10. SO cute!!! I might be making these for our work Cookie Exchange!

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  11. I heart Oreo balls. But have you ever tried making them with the blonde Oreos?? (I'm not really sure what they're called, or WHY I call them blonde.) They are the freaking bomb. You're welcome. ;)

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    1. I haven't! Didn't even think of that..good idea girl!

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  12. umm so didnt you say on twitter or IG that you only ate one while making these?!?!??! you have some willpower! this look delicious!!!! i probably would have made myself sick by eating too many. ;)

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    1. haha yes only one! I gave Billy one too but had to keep the others to count towards my 6 dozen for the night. I did eat some of the mixture though ;)

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  13. These are one of my FAVORITE things to EAT!!! Making them... never tried it, but I just might have to!

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  14. I like to call these devil's food. Because they are little devils that you can't stop eating. : )

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  15. MMMM My favorite!! I need to make these. I haven't made any in forever!

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  16. I LOVE these. My best friend makes them every year. They are a winner in my house - maybe I should start making them? Hmmm....
    <3

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    1. you should! that man of yours will love them.

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  17. Surprisingly these don't seem too hard - maybe just a little time consuming by letting it all dry/harden together! I will have to try these soon!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. they take about 20 mins to harden (in the freezer), but that's it! :)

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  18. I make these every year for office functions and it seems like every year I have to bring more and more. At Halloween this year, I went to set them down on the table and I seriously had like 6 hands flying in to grab one. They were gone in 20 minutes. I have never used the colored candy melts, but that is a great idea! And I use an ice cream scoop to do the chocolate dipping part. They are seriously the best thing ever! And so delicious!

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    1. the ice cream scoop ....genius! Why didn't I think of that? ;)glad you love them too.

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  19. Those look so cute! What a perfect treat for a Christmas party!!! Nice job!

    XO,
    Rachel Ashley
    http://fashionablyliving.com

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  20. Ahh I definitely need to try and do this sometime. I love making cake pops for parties or events and I should definitely try and do these.

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  21. Bryan hates desserts. The only thing sweet he'll eat is dark chocolate, cupcakes and Oreos! This would be such a cute Christmas idea for him... and our families. Because I'm not a baker, tell me... does candy melt taste like anything? Also, where do you buy it? I've never heard of it. And when did you use the candy quik candy coating? Thanks Love!

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    1. the candy melts just give it a nice coating..they don't have a strong taste. I bought them from Walmart/Target in the cookie/cake decorating area! I'm using the chocolate candy quik coating for the other ones I have to make still to give them some variety :)

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  22. Oh my gosh, those look FANTASTIC. I think Id eat half of all that I made while wrapping them up. Quality control, right?

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  23. These look so yummy! I have made cakeballs before, but these look so easy because of no baking. I will def have to try! :)

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    1. make them Carol! ;) Jake will approve!

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  25. those look absolutely delicious! We're having our tailgate crew over for a Christmas party Saturday night and I think these will have to be added to the menu!

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  26. oh my YUM. These look fantastic Katie! I loooove making different types of desserts and this jumped to my list!

    you should have made blue balls ;-)

    ok my ball references are over

    xoxoxo

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  27. Those look delish! I'm having a Christmas party this Saturday and I'm definitely going to make these. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. My mom actually made these last night for some clients and they were SO good! Can't believe you made 11 dozen of them- I'm impressed!

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  29. Those look delish!! Def on my list of baking (or non-baking!) to do's! xo

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  30. Oh wow...these look SO SO good!! And well timed too...I'm hosting a Christmas recipe party today...you should link up!!!

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  31. You had me at, "no bake." Sounds easy enough for me :) I definitely have to try these.

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  32. It's official: I'm making these for a party on Sunday. Thanks for the recipe!! :]

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  33. YOU GO GIRL! I pin shit all the time and never get around to it. Congrats. ahaha And these look AMAZING. Yum.

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  34. Very cute! I've made Oreo Balls and Red Velvet ones too. They're delicious. My one question about those oreo ones. Can you leave them out and they're okay to eat with the Cream Cheese in them?

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  35. We love them too! I've already made them once this year but not in cute Christmas colors like you did :)

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  36. Okay, seriously, I need you to start seeing/pinning/doing wrokouts or something. Gah! Now I just want to make these and eat them all!!!

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  37. I love the Christmas plate... Where did you get it?

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  38. These looked so amazing, I sent the recipe to my sister. haha that's how i roll. i see a recipe on a blog that sounds good and i send it to my mom or sister to make for me when i come home. and they always do, because i'm awesome. my boobs arrived about 10 years late so i'm thinking my home-maker gene is scheduled to arrive in about 2 years. it will be great ;) happy sunday friend!

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  39. These look amazing! I like to bake, but don't seem to very often...I think these will be a great experiment for my first no-bake cookies, thank you for sharing :)

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  40. I ate wayyyyy to many of these at a holiday party this weekend. No bake, I'm in.

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  41. I love these! I am awful at the melting chocolate/coating part, though. The last time I made them, I burned through an entire bag of chocolate chips (I used the microwave instead of a double boiler), and had to send my husband back to the grocery store at 10pm. Thank goodness he loves me! I love your festive colors!

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