OREO-Cherry Bomb Cookie Balls

Time
00h 55
Makes
1 Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese , softened
  • 36 OREO Cookies , finely crushed
  • 60 maraschino cherries with stems, patted dry
  • 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) white baking chocolate , melted
  • 2 Tbsp. multi-colored sprinkles (red, white and blue)

Putting it together

  1. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  2. Shape into 60 (3/4-inch) balls, using about 1 tsp. cream cheese mixture for each ball; press to flatten. Top each with 1 cherry, stem side up; wrap cream cheese mixture around cherry to completely enclose cherry. Place in shallow pan. Freeze 10 min.
  3. Cover rimmed baking sheet with waxed paper. Hold cherry stems to dip cookie balls, 1 at a time, into melted chocolate, turning to completely coat all sides of each ball with chocolate. Place on prepared baking sheet. Decorate as shown in photo.
  4. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Keep refrigerated.
  5. TIPS & TRICKS
  6. Substitute: Prepare using 16 oz. white candy coating wafers.
  7. Special Extra: Decorate with melted red and blue candy coating wafers and/or red and blue colored sugars.
  8. Halve the Recipe: For a smaller group, this recipe can be easily halved. Just halve all the ingredients and roll into 30 balls, using 1 tsp. cream cheese mixture for each ball. Continue as directed. Makes 30 servings, 1 cookie ball each.
  9. NUTRITION INFORMATION: Makes 60 servings, 1 cookie ball each. | Nutrition per serving: Calories100 | Total fat5 g | Saturated fat3 g | Cholesterol<5 mg | Sodium50 mg | Carbohydrate14 g | Dietary fiber0 g | Total sugars11 g - Includes added sugars10 g | Protein<1 g | Vitamin A2 %DV | Vitamin C0 %DV | Vitamin D0 %DV | Calcium2 %DV | Iron2 %DV | Potassium0 %DV
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