This post has been sponsored by OREO. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Rob doesn’t like sweets like I do. I will take down a cake and I have candy stashed all over this dang house. Most of the time I don’t even realize I do it. I’ll be in bed reading a book and before I know it I’ve got a sucker in my mouth and sometimes I don’t even really remember getting it!
Rob does have a sweetness weakness, though, the magical combination of chocolate and peanut butter. So when we were last at Kroger he asked if I could make some of the OREO balls I’ve been rocking out this December with the PB filled cookies. Of course I said “of course!” and I’ve since been told that these are just about the cutest and most amazing snack ever. Huzzah!
For this project you will need:
- 36 OREO Cookies
- Candy eyes
- Mini OREO Cookies
- 16 ounce brick cream cheese, softened
- White melting chocolate wafers
- Dark chocolate melting wafers
- Decorating food gels
To start any OREO ball recipe you have to mash those suckers up into powder. I don’t have a food processor because I hate washing them. Last go I beat the heck out of the cookies with a potato masher inside of plastic bags but this time I went a bit differently. I grabbed the cheese grater and settled in for an episode of Narcos and got after it. The tiny pieces of cookie left behind easily crushed under a bit of pressure from a metal spoon and these guys were completely pulverized!
However you choose to mash them, finely crush all of your OREO cookies.
Add your softened cream cheese to the mix and blend until well incorporated.
Roll your dough into 48 1-inch cookie balls. Place a lollipop stick in one end, place on a lined cookie sheet and toss into the freezer.
Now I’ve tried a bunch of melting chocolates and wafers and I have found that this kind you heat in a cup works the best for me. I also got some black colored melting wafers and tried using them but you might be able to tell that those suckers in the upper left-hand corner came out anything but smooth. This type of chocolate, though, gives me the best results!
Turn your cookie balls into the melted chocolate to coat and scrape the back end of the cookie ball on the rim. Tap on the edge a few times and lay the pop down on your lined sheet to set up.
Next melt a small amount of white chocolate wafers and dip the “belly” of each penguin into the white.
For the best coverage do this at least twice, allowing to cool and set between dips.
Your regular chocolate should still be liquid enough to start using as a glue. Grab an unused lollipop stick and dip into the wet chocolate.
Place on the backside of candy eyes and attach to the pops.
Using your writing icing draw on a beak…
Cut a mini OREO in half and remove the cream filling. Each mini cookie will create 4 wings. Apply a small amount of chocolate to the cookie pieces and apply like wings!
Isn’t that the dang cutest?
These really are simple to make and with some of my dipping advice you can create fabulous looking penguin pops! So next time you are hitting up Kroger be sure to grab some OREO cookies and your other ingredients to make these super OREO cookie ball Penguin Pops!!! I promise your friends and family will eat them right up!