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This is a version of a recipe that my friend Shawna makes for parties. They taste decadent, and I could eat about a million of them. Of course, since I do not want to gain all of the weight back that I have lost, I limit myself to two or three.
Anyway, enough of that. I have had to change this recipe a little, since my husband is allergic to cream cheese. So I am using vanilla frosting instead of the cream cheese. I have also decided to use both milk chocolate and white chocolate to coat them on the outside. I also decided that I wanted to roll them in red, white, and blue sprinkles for our service members, especially our son Danny. (I have written before that he was just honorably discharged from the marines.) These would be a great, fun, and easy recipe for a simple dessert for the Fourth of July. I am posting this early, because I wanted to make sure that you would be able to have time to get the ingredients together.
Oreo Cookie Cake Pops
1 package oreo cookies (ground in food processor)
1 1/4 containers store bought vanilla frosting
4 squares quick melt vanilla melted
4 squares quick melt chocolate melted
Grind Oreos in a food processor. Once finely ground add frosting and turn on processor until well blended. You should be able to form balls out of the oreo mixture. If it still seems to dry, you can add more frosting until you can form balls that do not fall apart.
This should make about 30 1 inch in diameter balls. Make all of your balls first. I put them in this little cake pop pan, but you could also just put them on wax paper on a cookie sheet. You want to make sure that your balls are on the smaller side, because. I am going to show a picture of what happens if you make them too big. They will not stay on the stick and they fall apart.
Also, the one tip that I learned was to stick the stick in the chocolate or vanilla candy melt, so that the cake pop will stick to the stick.
|This is what happens if they are too large.|
Originally I put the sticks in after the coating has hardened on all of the balls, but I found that then the coating was flat on one side, so that is why you have the instructions above about coating the stick with the coating. ( you can find these at Walmart, Joann's, and Hobby Lobby in cake decorating section). I also found a cardboard stand at Walmart that was cute to serve them on. These went fast at the office. I took them all and came home with only 4, and then we had friends over to try the last few.
|They came out so cute. I just love them for the 4th of July.|