This post was sponsored by OREO, but, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.
I was kind of sad when I picked my way through the very last of the Thanksgiving leftovers this weekend. Until five minutes later when I was rocking out to Christmas tunes and diving head first into all things butter, sugar, chocolate and holiday baking! Arguably the most wonderful time of year. And, definitely the most delicious.
I feel like we can officially talk holiday baking now! Or, in this case, holiday no bakes.
This year I’m kicking off holiday baking (err holiday no-baking?) with a super easy, must have holiday treat. Peppermint OREO Cookie Balls are like a cookie and a candy, full of rich chocolate pepperminty flavor, all in one!
These cookie balls combine two of my holiday season must-have flavors in one tiny package! I’m talking about chocolate and mint.
Right now, only four ingredients are standing between you and Peppermint OREO Cookie Balls. And, they’re super easy to make. What’s not to love about that?!
It’s gonna go something like this….use a food processor or blender to turn your OREO cookies until OREO dust –> mix with cream cheese –> form a lot of bite size cookie balls –> chill –> cover the chilled cookie balls with melted white chocolate (yum!) –> top the cookie balls with crushed candy cane.
Whether you bring these Peppermint OREO Cookie Balls to a party, give them as a gift or just devour them yourself, I guarantee they’re going to be a crowd pleaser.
I have a few cookie ball making tips for you…
This is not the time to skimp on calories. Forget the no fat or low fat cream cheese. Go for the real deal, full fat cream cheese.
The recipe calls for 36 OREOs…..this is exactly one standard size (16 ounce) package of cookies. Do yourself a favor, buy two packages of OREOs. The second you open the package, you’re gonna wanna pop a cookie or two in your mouth. And if you don’t wanna nibble on some cookies, someone else in the house certainly will. Two packages of cookies gives you some nibbling leeway, and you want nibbling leeway.
I’m awful at melting white chocolate. Awful! I burn it nine times out of ten. Instead of going through that song and dance again (and again and again) I used white melting chips instead.