Sunday, December 7, 2014

Oreo Snowmen Balls

By Lisa VanWilliams

These are fun to make for Christmas with kids or without them and since they are stuffed with Oreos they taste great too! You can decorate them any way you prefer, and use any kinds of candy you like best. Mini Reese's cups on mini Oreos would work for hats, or nonpareils, or you could use mini M&M's for mouths. Lace licorice for scarves or candy corns for mouths. They would look cute on a cupcake too. You don't even have to make snowman if you don't want to, you could roll them in sprinkles or chocolate chips.

package of Oreos
package of cream cheese
mini round chocolates
mini marshmallows
1/2 cup of chocolate semi sweet morsels
1 cup white chocolate morsels
4 orange Tootsie Rolls
candy eyeballs
1/4 cup mini chocolate morsels

Melt 1/2 cup chocolate morsels in double boiler. Dip the mini marshmallow in chocolate and stick them on top of chocolate. Put them in fridge to harden.

Dump the bag of Oreo's in a plastic storage bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Pour the crumbs into a bowl and mix in pack of cream cheese. Once mixed together, make your heads into whatever shape you prefer - round, oblong, oval, etc.  Put them in fridge while you work on next steps.

Unroll the tootsie roll and start rolling it in between your hands warming it up. Pretend you are making a play dough snake and stretch it a little until you can cut it into three sections.  Then make baby carrots by rolling them with your palms and taper one end. Then cross them with your knife and make little imprints so that it looks like ridges on a carrot. Make as many as you will need.

Start melting the white chocolate in the double boiler. I used Nestle Toll House White Premier Morsels but it was not easy to work with. Next time I would probably use the white wafers from Michael's or AC Moore. They are smoother and easier to re-heat as you go.

Dip the Oreo balls into the melted white chocolate with two forks, drip off excess, and put on wax paper to decorate.  Stick in the nose, press on the hat, add your eyes, eyebrows, and last the mouth.  Put them in the fridge to harden as soon as you get them all done. Enjoy!

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