There is only one way to describe the product of this recipe. And the word is obscene. These are obscenely good, and you will be unable to resist their siren song. Seriously, don’t make them unless you are planning to have at least 10 people over to help you eat them, because otherwise, you will eat them all, and you will be overcome with guilt while simultaneously not giving one fig, because they’re just so tasty.
I first had them at my good friends Nick and Nikki’s house. We regularly do dinners or movie nights together, and on this night, after an already large and delicious meal, Ben and I were presented with a tray of the little delights. One bite and I was smitten. Two and I was addicted. Three minutes later, they were all gone, and I was feverishly plotting when I could make them for myself.
This recipe could not possibly be any simpler. All you need is one package of Oreo cookies (I prefer to use Double Stuf, just to make them even more obscene) and one 8 oz package of cream cheese. If you really wanna get fancy, you could also dip them in chocolate or candy melts, and decorate them with sprinkles etc, but I have to state for the record that any additional steps are completely unnecessary, because they are awesome just the way they are.
All you do is mash the Oreos together with the cream cheese until you get a creamy smooth, slightly tacky “dough,” and roll them into little balls. Chill and serve. That’s it. I can see how mashing everything might be somewhat tricky-I used my pastry blender, which did the trick perfectly, but you could probably also just use a potato masher or wooden spoon.
I made these on Sunday, because I had an 11 hour technical rehearsal for Hair, and it was also the youngest cast member’s 18th birthday. They were gone before break. If you ever need a quick and delicious dessert, this will ensure that people love you.
I started out trying to dip them in chocolate to be fancy, but it truly was a pain. The balls kept disintegrating in the hot chocolate, so I think if you want to dip them, it would be best to freeze them first, so they don’t melt. Also, I stuck the bottoms in a bowl of sprinkles so that they would have flat bottoms and wouldn’t roll all over the place.
I can’t wait for Christmas to come around, because I really want to try this with Mint Oreos. Drool.
I hope you enjoy my balls!