7.02.2009

Oreo Bonbons

Last month, we trekked all the way up to Minnesota to celebrate my youngest sister's High School graduation. Though the drive was long, the trip was worth it, because while there I discovered heaven on earth

Oreo Bonbons (formerly "Oreo Balls;" name changed for prettiness' sake)

Not to say that my sister wasn't the highlight of my trip (really you were the highlight, Silla, but you have to admit, this delectable treat was what MADE the party).


I made this batch to bring to 4th of July festivities. To achieve the bright coloring (that I can never get with food coloring!), I used red and blue melting chips from Hobby Lobby (any store with a decent baking selection should have these). 

Oreo Bonbons:

1 package of Oreos
8 oz. softened cream cheese
Almond bark or melting chips

Using a food processor, crush the Oreos until they are a crumby/powdery consistency. Mix in the cream cheese. Form balls from the mixture, and set in the refrigerator to chill. Melt the almond bark and coat each ball, allowing them to firm on wax paper. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

Eat. Hoard. Eat more.

30 comments:

Christa Mc said...

these are incredible.. i've been making them for years. I make them for pretty much all holidays and for no reason at all.. they are rich, so make the "oreo truffles" as we call them small...(about the size of a large marble) depending on the truffle size you can get anywhere between 60 & 80 of them with one batch. YUM~

mksuffolk said...

i am so excited to make these, i was hoping to find a fun 4th of july food to take to a picnic and who does not like something with oreos. i am glad christa gave some ideas to the numbers you can make, i was not sure if i should double it or not.

Emah S said...

Here in Israel one of the most popular kids' party treats are CHOCOLATE BALLS......similar concept, here's a recipe I found online: http://www.instructables.com/id/5-minute-Chocolate-Balls/

ALSO........we typically roll in sprinkles or shredded coconut or powdered sugar.

I'm definitely going to try making them with the Oreos........yum!!

Joey and Bobbi Kenow said...

I make these every year for Christmas!!! We top them with white almond bark and oreo crumbs. Sometimes I even add a little mint extract to the cream cheese/cookie mixture to get a wonderful mint-oreo flavor. DELICIOUS!! I wish I would have known you were in MN. It would have been fun to see you.

Jason said...

Hahahahahahaha! I love the closing line. Eat. Hoard. Eat more. hahahahahahahaha.
(Strangely, I just had Hoard as a word in my crossword the other day. A good word I had forgotten about.)

~Kimberly said...

Yum! You can also do something like this with cake and coffee creamer. Then freeze them and dip them in chocolate! I'll have to try the Oreo "bon bons"! Thanks for sharing!

Della said...

My sister made those for Christmas and I got one! I could have eaten the whole box...so it's good they were gone! :)

Lori said...

These are the bomb! I made these for a book club (4th graders), I made 2 batches and all were GONE.

Candice said...

this is what I am talkin about, um three ingredients and OREO's hello yummy! Thanks for sharing

Amy G said...

I discovered this recipe a few years ago and everyone loves them. My nephew now requests them every time he has to take a treat to school. I love the idea to add mint extract. I'll have to try that next time!

muralimanohar said...

O.M.G. Need.These.Now.

Infarrantly Creative said...

I call them Oreo BonBons too. Love the patriotic ones. They are so addicting. I make them real small so I get like 75 from one thing of Oreos. My mouth is watering.

Macy and Lucy said...

Those look yummy!!

jaime said...

I love making these to give away...otherwise I eat waaay too many! Great idea to do the colored candy melts.

Anonymous said...

we call these oreo truffles ... and i use a mini melon scoop to make them little and freeze them for 30 minutes before covering in chocolate

never thought of using colored chocolate ... might have to steal that idea

cassie o

Jenn said...

Those look so yummy. Love the patriotic look.

Just FYI, to get great coloring results buy the icing color in the cake decorating section of your crafty store. You only need a teeny tiny bit to get great color and you can use it in anything you would normally use food coloring for. I think they pretty much last forever too.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh my! Don't those sound delish?

Blessings and Happy Independence Day.

Spencer

mrstolli said...

I made these this weekend and they were WONDERFUL!!! I can't wait to make some for gifts. :)

Autumn said...

YUM!! Blake and I had several of these (that you left at my house) tonight! I have to admit that behind you and K and the girls these were the highlight... even better than fireworks!

Ben and Taryn said...

Made some this weekend and you were right....so good!! Family all loved them..thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

I have a batch in the fridge rolled and ready to be coated. They're for a shower this weekend, and I'm afraid to coat them for fear of eating them all before the party!

Amy Anderson said...

That looks ridiculous. Ridiculously good.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

We made them for St. Patty's day and they were a big hit! So scrumptious.

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I made these this past weekend.. so yummy

householder/surface said...

Thanks for the recipe! I made these this week for a going-away party and they were a hit! I've had them before and was pleasantly surprised by how few ingredients there were! Thanks again!

For Your Inspiration said...

I made these for the first time thanks to reading your post. They were a HUGE hit at our fourth of July picnic!!

Danielle said...

I've been making these for a few years for my friends at school. We call them oreo truffles. I have goats and I have to say that when you roll the mix into balls and put them into the freezer, they look like giant, shiny goat "pellets". Sorry for that visual but we're country folk, you know.

Anonymous said...

I made these for a work party. WOW did EVERYONE love them. I am glad a ran across that post when I did. It was the perfect idea for the situation.

Anna See said...

oh. i think i'm in big trouble! these look terrific.

Joanna said...

I am in a chocolate heaven coma just thinking about it. Can you just stick some in the mail for me?