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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

RECIPE :: Oreo Cookie Balls Snowman + FREE signs

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The holidays are here and baking season is in full swing. Have you started your baking yet? I just started this past weekend and I feel like I am a little behind this year but I think I'll get it all done this week still. I look forward to this time of year as it's when I get to be creative in the kitchen and come up with something new or an old twist on a favorite. I attend plenty of parties over the holidays and my go-to treat to take and share with everyone is usually OREO cookie balls. I love experimenting with new flavors and seeing what I can come up with next with them! My family and friends have gotten so used to me bringing them as they practically throw me out if I don't come bearing them, it's a hoot! ;)

This year I wanted to see if I could make snowmen out of them and I thought they would be perfect for my daughter's party she is having with some friends over the holiday break and also the perfect treat to take to one of my family holiday parties this weekend because who wouldn't love to have one of these. They are simply the cutest!
      
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The best part about this recipe is that most everyone has had these OREO cookie balls before or made them, so you know people will love them. Plus the fact that it only takes three ingredients and is a perfect no bake recipe! YAY! These are the perfect addition to holiday parties!

I love how these guys (and girls) turned out and can't wait to see what everyone thinks of them at the party! 

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Here's how to make your own OREO cookie balls snowman!
 

Ingredients you will need to make OREO cookie balls: 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese -softened, 36 OREO cookies -finely crushed (about 3 cups), 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) of semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted

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My favorite way to crush the OREO cookies is, placing them in a plastic storage bag, seal, then take a rolling pin to them and it will crush them up pretty quick for you. I have tried a few different ways and I like this one the best, but you pick however you like to get them crushed!

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Step 1: Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.


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Step 2: SHAPE into 48 (1 inch) balls. Freeze for 10 min. **Do not worry about making each of the cookie balls perfect as they will look more authentic if they are a few varying sizes, just like a snowman, ;)

 
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Ingredients you will need for creating and decorating the OREO cookie ball snowmen: 1 package of mint OREO cookies (used as base for the snowman), candy to decorate the snowman, fruit roll-ups, edible food markers

Step 3: You will want to take some of the melted white chocolate and use it as 'glue' to hold each rolled ball in place on the snowman body. I will be totally honest with you, the 3 tier snowman are a little tricky to dip later as they are heavier, so you may want to start with just a 2 tier snowman if you are a beginner. Just sayin. I don't want any stress for you as we are keeping this FUN, right?! lol Once assembled, place OREO cookie balls back in freezer for about 30 minutes.

TIP: Also there are a couple different ways you can assemble these, I have tried them several different ways and my favorite way (and in my opinion the most sturdy snowman) is by putting your 3 tier snowman on a base for support. I use the mint OREO cookies as a base and adhere it with melted chocolate.

TIP: I would also suggest before adding each rolled ball to the next, to smash them down just a little so the surface you 'glue' together is flat against flat (not perfectly round) as this will have them stick together better and stronger.

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Step 4: Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. I tried a few different ways: stacking on a skewer and then dipping and stacking on a cooling rack and drizzling chocolate over them but the way I liked the BEST was gluing together, placing on a base, turning it on it's side and then drizzling chocolate over as it seemed to produce less waste and be the most accurate and nice looking. But please experiment to see which method works best for you! Once covered, place back in fridge for one hour or until firm.

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Step 5: Using your candies or edible markers, decorate the face and body to your liking.


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Step 6: Grab your fruit roll ups to make the scarves. As you can see from my photo, the kind I bought had carnival print on them (really!- lol) so I just ran with it. Simply unroll, and then I used a mini pizza cutter to cut strips to create the scarves. Before putting around the necks of your snowmen, you will have to gently pull them to stretch them out a little bit but it's easy to do.

TIP: I made snow women by putting pink scarves on them and twisting the scarf once it was on. If you are wondering how they will stay, there's no need to 'glue' them as they are already sticky and if you simply press them into place, you will not have any issues. 

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Step 7: Print out these FREE adorable hand lettered signs I made for you so your snowmen can be cool too. ;) It comes with two different designs that say: 'let it snow' and 'oh what fun'. Simply print, cut out, tape to a toothpick & insert into snowman and you are done.

TIP: I would try to insert the sign into a spot on the snowman that didn't get covered that well with the icing as it will be easier to insert it without the icing cracking on you.


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All of the items to make these OREO cookie balls snowmen, I found on my latest trip to Walmart. Also make sure to check out more holiday OREO Cookie balls recipes, by going here: http://cbi.as/14pvf. I would love to hear what OREO cookie balls creations or flavors you have made! 


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Don't forget to print out your little signs for your OREO cookie balls snowmen if you decide to give these guys a try! Hopefully you will and let me know how yours turn out please. What is your favorite OREO cookie balls flavor? Please let me know below . . . 

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38 comments:

  1. These are so adorable! I would love to try to make them!

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  2. Those are so adorable! I wish I had the talent & patience to make it :)

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  3. These are the cutest things ever and they look so delicious! Perfect for holiday parties! I bet they were fun to make as well. :)

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    1. they are fun to make. Require some patience but the kids LOVED them =)

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  4. Those are the cutest snowman, and I LOVE Oreo Cookie Balls so I'm definitely going to try making these!

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  5. Those are way too cute. I have seen these on a bunch of blogs lately and was thinking about making them for Christmas eve :)

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    1. thanks - these are perfect in the winter months too! ;)

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  6. Those are fabulous...it is like a whole giant snowman party at your house.

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  7. I saw this on your Instagram and I have to say I was most impressed. I never thought of turning Oreos into Snowmen

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    1. haha! there is sooooo much you can make with these cookie balls - such fun ;)

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  8. These are so cute! Perfect for a party!

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    1. the kids loved them & they were just the right touch ;)

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  9. These are SO SO SO darling -- and who could say no to an Oreo!?

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  10. Oh my gosh! These are so cute! I would almost hate to eat them. You are one patient person to make these. I know they were enjoyed.

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    1. LOL oh I definitely had to be patient but the kids' faces made it worth it ;)

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  11. Love how creative these snowmen are + the festive cupcake papers too. Cheers!!

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    1. ahhh thanks so much - the papers added a whimsy touch I thought - thanks for noticing!

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  12. These are just the cutest thing ever! Would totally love to do this for Christmas. I don't think I could go a holiday without Oreo's in our house!

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  13. Oh dear, those are absolutely the cutest Oreo Cookie balls I have ever seen! We love Oreo cookie balls in our house!

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  14. These are so cute - and they sound delicious. Thank you for sharing how to make them!

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  15. When I first saw these I thought... awe how cute. Then I though, ummmm, they'd go well inside my tummy. Thanks for sharing, I'm going to give these a go.

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  16. These are so cute! I think they would make the perfect place settings for a kids' Christmas party! What a great idea, and delicious too, I would imagine.

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  17. I love these Oreo cookie ball snowmen. They are absolutely adorable!

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  18. So cute - my kids would love to make these!

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  19. Oh wow, these are adorable! The girls will have fun making this.

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  20. These are just so cute! I bet they are a hit at parties.

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  21. Heehee. These are so cute! Perfect for winter parties!

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  22. You did a fabulous job!!! Love the scarves made out of fruit roll ups!!!!!!

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  23. Those are totally adorbs and so perfectly festive. My kiddos would definitely go crazy if I served them tomorrow! Hmmmm...

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  24. Thanks for this recipe and tutorial ❤ I will be pinning this for Christmas coolies next year. I can't wait to try cream cheese with Oreos. I will set it up for kids to make and go crazy over these snowmen 🍪.

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