OREO Jack-o'-Lantern Cookie Balls

5  Ratings
  • 40 min prep
  • 2 hr total
  • Makes 24 servings, 2 cookie balls (52 g) each


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OREO Jack-o'-Lantern Cookie Balls Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (250 g) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 36 Oreo Cookies, crushed
  • 450 g orange-coloured vanilla candy wafers, melted
  • 48 green licorice pieces (1 inch)
  • 1 Tbsp. coarse orange-coloured sugar
  • 1 tube (19.2 g) black decorating gel

Instructions

  • Mix  cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended; shape into 48 (1-inch) balls. Place on waxed paper-covered rimmed baking sheet. Refrigerate 20 min.
  • Dip  balls, 1 at a time, in candy coating, turning to evenly coat each ball. Return to baking sheet. Immediately insert 1 licorice piece into top of each ball for pumpkin stem. Sprinkle lightly with coloured sugar. Draw jack-'o-lantern faces with decorating gel.
  • Refrigerate  1 hour or until firm. Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

How to Easily Dip Cookie BallsKeep the cookie balls refrigerated until ready to dip in the melted coating. Then, add balls, in batches, to bowl of melted coating. Use 2 forks to roll balls in coating until evenly coated. Remove balls with forks, letting excess coating drip back into bowl. Place balls in prepared pan; let stand until firm. If coating becomes too thick, add up to 2 tsp. shortening to each 450 g of candy wafers.

NoteYou will need 1-1/3 pkg. (300 g each) Oreo Cookies to get the 36 cookies needed to prepare this recipe.

SubstitutePrepare using 2-2/3 pkg. (170 g each) white baking chocolate (450 g) tinted with a few drops each red and yellow food colouring.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings, 2 cookie balls (52 g) each

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 160 
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Trans fat 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Sodium 105 mg
  • Carbohydrate 18 g
  • Dietary fibre 0 g
  • Sugars 16 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Vitamin A 2 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 2 %DV
  • Iron 0 %DV

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