This simple dessert recipe is always a crowd pleaser, and can be made even in the most bare kitchen. If you have a refrigerator and a way to melt chocolate, you’re good to go! I’ve made these in ski mountain condo, various college apartments, and even a hotel room kitchenette. All you need is two bowls, a package of Oreo cookies, a block of cream cheese, and chocolate chips. If you have vanilla to add, that’s an added bonus!
My sisters friend Christina taught us how to make these Oreo balls when I was in high school and I’ve been making them ever since.
Here’s how it goes: separate the cookies and cream into two bowls. I use the twist method to take off the top cookie, and use the back side of a butter knife to scrape off the cream. Separating cookies is a great way to get kids or innocent bystanders involved.
Mix the softened cream cheese and vanilla (if using) into the cookie cream. Then crush the cookies: when possible, I crush the cookies using a food processor, but I’ve also tossed them all into a large plastic and used a rolling pin (or my hands!) to crush them.
Mix the cookies and the cream mixture together and form little balls (seriously – make them little. These guys are RICH.) Refrigerate until solid, then cover in melted chocolate and cool. Then you’re done!
They also keep in the fridge for a few days, so they’re easy to make in advance of a big get-together.