OREO Jack-o'-Lantern Cookie Balls

OREO Jack-o'-Lantern Cookie Balls

Prep time40 min
Total time2hr 0min
ServingsMakes 24 servings, 2 cookie balls (52 g) each
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
Preparation
  • 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 Balls
    Keep 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.
  • Note
    You will need 1-1/3 pkg. (300 g each) Oreo Cookies to get the 36 cookies needed to prepare this recipe.
  • Substitute
    Prepare 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

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories160
 % Daily Value*
Fat 9g 
   Saturated 7g 
   Trans fat 0.1g 
Cholesterol 15mg 
Sodium 105mg 
Carbohydrate 18g 
   Dietary fiber 0g 
   Sugars 16g 
Protein 1g 
Vitamin A2 %DV
Vitamin C0 %DV
Calcium2 %DV
Iron0 %DV

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