Holiday "Orna-Mint" Cookie Balls

11  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 1 hr 40 min total
  • Makes 40 servings, 1 cookie ball each.


Holiday "Orna-Mint" Cookie Balls Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. brick cream cheese, softened
  • 30 OREO Mint Creme Cookies, finely crushed
  • 16 oz. white candy coating wafers, melted
  • 10 small gumdrops, each cut crosswise into 4 pieces
  • 2 multi-colored sour belts (5 inches long), each cut into 20 (1x1/8-inch) strips
  • 1/3 cup decorations (colored sugars, colored sprinkles and assorted small candies)

Instructions

  • Mix  cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended; shape into 40 (1-inch) balls. Place on waxed paper-covered rimmed baking sheet. Freeze 10 min.
  • Dip  cookie balls in melted candy coating, turning to evenly coat each ball with candy coating. Return to baking sheet.
  • Cut  small slit in top of each gumdrop piece. Bend 1 sour belt strip in half to form loop; insert both ends of loop into top of 1 gumdrop piece, then press gumdrop into top of 1 cookie ball to secure. Repeat with remaining gumdrop pieces, sour belt strips and cookie balls.
  • Add  decorations as desired to resemble holiday ornaments.
  • Refrigerate  1 hour or until firm.

Recipe Tips

Size WiseTake the time to savor the flavor of these festive cookie balls that can be included in a balanced diet on occasion.

How to StoreKeep cookie balls refrigerated.

VariationPrepare using assorted colors of coating wafers. Or, substitute melted white or semi-sweet baking chocolate for the melted candy coating wafers.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 40 servings, 1 cookie ball each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 140 
    • Total fat 7 g
    • Saturated fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 5 mg
    • Sodium 75 mg
    • Carbohydrate 19 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 15 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 1 g
    • Vitamin A 0 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 0 %DV
    • Iron 2 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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