Friday, December 21, 2012
Two more of the Christmas treats we made this year…
First up, Oreo Balls! I made these the year before last year and I loved them. I didn’t make them last year because they were kind of time-consuming and messy, but I missed them SO MUCH that year so this year I decided I would make them again and figure out how to make them easier. Nothing like a good challenge. And I won–what made these difficult is that you have to cream together a full package of Oreo cookies with a bar of room temp cream cheese in a food processor. Well, we don’t have a large food processor so I first tried to combine everything in my Vitamix…major fail! But this year I used our small food processor and just divided the Oreos and cream cheese into four separate batches…it may have taken a little longer, but the end result is well worth it! By the way, I use microwave melted milk chocolate flavored chocolate chips to dip my balls into…easier than using a double boiler!
Peanut Butter Balls was a new recipe for me this year, but definitely a keeper (especially if Kimm has anything to say about it!) Perfectly peanut-buttery, perfectly sweet, perfectly bite-sized!
Don’t both of these look mouth-watering?? Good thing we gave a bunch away…these things are DANGEROUS to have in the house :)