Sunday, September 29, 2013

Oreo Bon-bons

photo by Lisa Wilson 

1 pkg original Oreos (not double stuffed), crushed
1 pkg (8oz.) cream cheese softened
splash of vanilla extract
1 pkg dark chocolate candy coating or almond bark

1. Cream the cream cheese until fluffy. Add crushed Oreos and mix together well. Add splash of vanilla. Line 2 cookie sheets with waxed or parchment paper.
2. Using a cookie scoop or large spoon, form balls of the mixture and place on the cookie sheets, 1 inch apart. Refrigerate bon-bons until hardened in texture.
3. Melt candy coating, either over double boiler or in microwave, stirring after each 30 seconds of microwaving, until smooth. Using a large spoon, dip the Oreo balls into the chocolate, evenly coating and placing on lined cookie sheet again.
4. Allow all Oreo bon-bons to set. Garnish as desired. ( I have done all sorts of different versions: drizzle with white chocolate, sprinkle with cocoa, powdered sugar, or finely chopped nuts.

Esther Boyle