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« on: January 05, 2008 06:29:21 PM »

I've noticed a few recipes for these around Craftster, so I'll include the links to as many as I can locate. Smiley Smiley
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=164704.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216262.0







I didn't follow either recipe precisely because, by the time I got to these, I was too tired to measure anything. Cheesy  Here's what I did, though...

  • Crumble a bag or a bag and a half of Oreos into a bowl.  I used my Kitchenaid mixer for this project.
  • Drop one or two packages of softened Philadelphia cream cheese into the bowl.
  • Let the mixer to do alllll the work.  I let it mix until it was thoroughly blended into a disgusting bowl of thick mud-like sweetness.
  • At this point it was bedtime, so I let the bowl chill in the fridge overnight. Grin
  • In the morning, I rolled out all of the balls onto a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.
  • Chill the tray of balls (until lunchtime when I had another break Cheesy).
  • Melt chocolate in double boiler (glass bowl on top of a metal sauce pan with simmering water on the stove).
  • Take the chocolate off the stove and rest on a hot pad.
  • Throw (not really...more like a gentle toss) a few balls in the chocolate bowl at a time and flip around with a spatula until thoroughly coated in chocolate.
  • Remove balls, one at a time, from the chocolate bowl to their final resting place on the wax paper cookie sheet.  I used a wooden skewer for this.  It worked GREAT!
  • After all the balls are coated and resting the sheet, let them cool again in the fridge.

That's it!

For fun and to make them look a bit more like evil bon bons, I decorate them with melted white chocolate.
  • Melt white chocolate in double boiler.
  • Pour into Ziploc bag
  • Snip teeny tiny corner in the bottom of bag (to serve as a piping bag)
  • Drizzle, drizzle, drizzle

I don't like to waste supplies, so I drizzled out the extra white chocolate onto wax paper to make fun plate garnishes.

Tips!
  • All of the chilling might seem excessive, but it's really necessary.  After mixing, the goo will be too soft to roll into balls and after rolling the balls, the balls will be too soft to dip.  Chilllll!
  • I tried using a toothpick to fish my balls out of the chocolate (erm...uh...), but it was too flimsy and breakable.  The wooden skewer was fabulous.
  • Don't try to eat too many at once!  They are VERY rich.  I ate half of one at a time with tall glass of milk.
  • And lastly... enjoy! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008 06:34:16 PM »

These look and sound yummy-lishus ... do you have to keep them cold (i.e., if you take them to work, can you leave them out for munching), and can you freeze them?
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008 07:47:33 PM »

those look like a little piece of heaven on a plate.
so i saved this and plan on making them tomorrow/monday.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2008 07:55:38 PM »

Wow, these look great!  Would you mind answering some follow-up questions?  

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  • Drop one or two packages of softened Philadelphia cream cheese into the bowl.


Three-ounce packages or eight-ounce packages?

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  • At this point it was bedtime, so I let the bowl chill in the fridge overnight. Grin
  • In the morning, I rolled out all of the balls onto a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.
  • Chill the tray of balls (until lunchtime when I had another break Cheesy).


What would be the minimum chilling time necessary for each of the two sessions?

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  • Melt chocolate in double boiler (glass bowl on top of a metal sauce pan with simmering water on the stove).


Semi-sweet chocolate?

Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2008 08:21:38 PM »

These look and sound yummy-lishus ... do you have to keep them cold (i.e., if you take them to work, can you leave them out for munching), and can you freeze them?

I would think you have to keep them fairly chilled or room temp (not good for an outdoor picnic).  I'm sure they're okay to be set out indoors for munching.  I put them in containers and delivered them as holiday presents, so they were out for a while and still great.  The cream cheese is protected in the hard chocolate shell pretty well, I think.

those look like a little piece of heaven on a plate.
so i saved this and plan on making them tomorrow/monday.

Aw, thanks!  I almost put that as the subject line... piece of heaven on a plate. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2008 08:30:06 PM »

Wow, these look great!  Would you mind answering some follow-up questions?  

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  • Drop one or two packages of softened Philadelphia cream cheese into the bowl.


Three-ounce packages or eight-ounce packages?  I'm glad I was in picture-taking mode for some other projects otherwise I would have no idea. Cheesy  I went back & checked the photos and they are 8 oz packages.

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  • At this point it was bedtime, so I let the bowl chill in the fridge overnight. Grin
  • In the morning, I rolled out all of the balls onto a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.
  • Chill the tray of balls (until lunchtime when I had another break Cheesy).


What would be the minimum chilling time necessary for each of the two sessions?  I bet you could get away with 20-30 minutes each.

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  • Melt chocolate in double boiler (glass bowl on top of a metal sauce pan with simmering water on the stove).


Semi-sweet chocolate?  I actually used this stuff called Baker's Dipping Chocolate.  My friend works at Kraft distribution center, so he buys stuff by the case at cost.  Luckily, I'm his only friend that bakes and I reap the benefits often. Grin  You can see them in the back of this photo.  They come in little microwaveable tubs, but I just dumped a bunch of the tubs into the double boiler (faster than microwaving tiny tubs at 30 second intervals).


The white chocolate was just some of the Nestle white chocolate chips.

Thanks!


Thanks!  Don't mind ONE bit! Smiley  Answers in red above. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2008 03:44:03 PM »

Yum! I've made something like this before, but with the absurdly expensive chocolate wafer cookies instead of Oreos... I'm trying Oreos next time! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2008 03:45:19 PM »

yum yum yum!! those look so awesome!

when you dump the oreos in, are you using the whole cookie, or do you take the filling out first?
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2008 03:45:38 PM »

Yum! I've made something like this before, but with the absurdly expensive chocolate wafer cookies instead of Oreos... I'm trying Oreos next time! Cheesy

Oreos are totally the way to go.  Not to say that I didn't love my recipients enough to spend absurd amounts of money on them, but yeah... Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2008 03:47:06 PM »

yum yum yum!! those look so awesome!

when you dump the oreos in, are you using the whole cookie, or do you take the filling out first?

Thankie!! Smiley

I crumbled the whole bag up...cookies & filling all together.  I did read on another thread that someone removed all of the fillings first, though.  I didn't find it necessary since they were all going to end up mushed together anyway.
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