Spicy Hot Cocoa-OREO Cookie Balls

2  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 1 hr 40 min total
  • Makes 48 servings, 1 cookie ball each.


Spicy Hot Cocoa-OREO Cookie Balls Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 2 tsp. instant espresso
  • 2 Tbsp. instant hot cocoa mix (use when not including envelope pre-word)
  • 3 Tbsp. vanilla marshmallow bits

Instructions

  • Mix  cream cheese, cookie crumbs, cinnamon and red pepper until blended.
  • Shape  into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min.
  • Mix  melted chocolate and espresso powder until blended.
  • Dip  cookie balls in melted chocolate mixture, turning to completely coat all sides of each ball with chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Sprinkle with dry instant hot cocoa mix, then marshmallow bits.
  • Refrigerate  1 hour or until firm. Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

SubstituteTop each chocolate-coated cookie ball with 2 or 3 miniature marshmallow halves instead of sprinkling with the marshmallow bits.

VariationOmit instant espresso. Stir 1 tsp. additional ground cinnamon into the melted chocolate before using to coat the cookie balls as directed.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 48 servings, 1 cookie ball each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 110 
    • Total fat 6 g
    • Saturated fat 3.5 g
    • Cholesterol <5 mg
    • Sodium 60 mg
    • Carbohydrate 13 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 8 g
    •     Includes added sugars 8 g
    • Protein 1 g
    • Vitamin A 2 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 2 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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