Monday, January 18, 2010

guest post: amber's oreo balls

Amber's going to take over on this one. She made these for my birthday today. And yum. Double yum. Infinity yum. Take it away, Ber.


Well, hello there. *waves shyly*. This morning, I made these oreo balls for Joanna's b-day dessert. Why? Because she requested them, and if I do say so myself, they are quite delicious. I forgot to take a picture of all the ingredients together, but ah, well. I shall tell you what all went into them:
1 package of oreo cookies (please, no generic cookies here--oreos all the way)
1 package of cream cheese
1 package of chocolate candy melts
1 package of vanilla candy melts

First, turn the oreo cookies into oreo crumbs using a food processor. Here's a picture of the crumbs:

Next, add softened cream cheese to the oreo bits. When I say softened, I mean softened. Like room temperature borderline warm and ready to be runny. Believe me, it will make the mixing process so much easier.If you use cold cream cheese you are only asking for a difficult mess. Here's a picture:

Then mix them together (you can use a hand mixer or a blender. I used a hand mixer and a big bowl. And did I mention the softened cream cheese?)

Next--and this will get messy- I suggest you remove all rings at this point- roll into balls, just like you would a buckeye ball. Might I also point out that using a cookie scooper is not a good idea for this because the cookie/cream cheese mixture is so heavy it will break your cookie scoop. And then you might go to Bed Bath and Beyond in search of another one, and they might be out of them......Just sayin'.....
Anyways, here are what the balls look like:

Melt your candy melts - dipping the oreo balls into the vanilla candy melts and then drizzling the vanilla and the chocolate candy melts over the balls.

The final product? Delicousness--and in this case, as they are green and brown, a bit Ninja Turtle looking, don't ya think?

I also made chicken tortilla soup with quesadillas. I would give you a step by step recount of this, but (despite there being a recipe for it) I have my own little additions to it that make it the best chicken tortilla soup in the neighborhood. (If I do say so myself) :-) So, I'll show you most of the ingredients (I forgot to add the onion, flour, and butter to this picture):

Here is a picture of the final product:

All in all, I must say this was some pretty good food. And I'm glad that Joanna was born and that she suggested this for her dinner. :-D

Happy B-day! :-D