OREO-Cherry Cookie Balls

34  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 1 hr 30 min total
  • Makes 40 servings.

OREO-Cherry Cookie Balls Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed
  • 40 maraschino cherries, patted dry
  • 3 pkg. (4 oz. each) white baking chocolate, melted
  • 8 drops red food coloring
  • 2 tsp. red colored sugar

Instructions

  • Mix  cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  • Shape  into 40 (1-1/4-inch) balls; press to flatten. Top each with cherry; wrap cream cheese mixture around cherry to completely enclose cherry. Re-roll into balls. Freeze 10 min.
  • Mix  melted chocolate and food coloring until blended. Dip balls in chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Sprinkle with sugar. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Recipe Tips

Variation Omit food coloring and colored sugar. Prepare using 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate.

How to Easily Dip Cookie BallsTo easily coat cookie balls with the melted chocolate, add balls, in batches, to bowl of melted chocolate. Use 2 forks to roll balls in chocolate until evenly coated. Remove balls with forks, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl. Place balls in prepared pan; let stand until chocolate coating is firm.

How to StoreStore in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 40 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 130 
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Saturated fat 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Sodium 90 mg
  • Carbohydrate 16 g
  • Dietary fiber 0 g
  • Sugars 12 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Vitamin A 0 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 2 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV

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