There is nothing I love more than baking treats during the holidays. Not only do I love baking treats, I love giving these homemade treats to our neighbors and friends. I know it’s not always easy to find the time to make homemade, so I try to find simple, but delicious recipes that I know everyone will love.
That’s why these Christmas Tree OREO Cookie ball pops are such a great treat to make for gifting.
I don’t know about your house, but a package of OREO cookies do NOT last long at my house. We just love them! My husband loves the mint cream OREOS especially. And they are perfect in a holiday treat. A package of mint cream OREO Cookies and some cream cheese are the base of these Christmas Tree OREO Cookie ball pops. I put the entire package of OREO Cookies into a bag and used a rolling pin to crush them. You could also use a food processor. You just want to make sure your cookies are finely crushed. You don’t want any big pieces of OREO in your cookie balls.
I used a hand mixer to combine the cookies and the cream cheese together and then made my cookie ball pops. I used a melon baller to help with my portion sizes, but I rolled 40 one inch cookie balls. Then I melted some of my white baking chocolate and dipped my lollipop sticks in the melted chocolate and inserted them into the centers of the cookie balls.
After a few minutes in the freezer, I dipped the OREO Cookie ball pops into the chocolate coating the entire pop. I used this stand to hold them up to let the chocolate set for a few minutes. You could use a piece of Styrofoam if you don’t have a stand, or lay them down on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Once the chocolate set up for a minute or two, I used the decorating icing to add the tree design and the cinnamon candy star.
I placed them back in the refrigerator for about an hour to let the coating fully set up and until I was ready to serve them.
Christmas Tree OREO Cookie Ball Pops
- 6 oz 3/4 of 8-oz pkg. brick cream cheese - softened
- 1 pkg. 15.25 oz OREO Mint Creme Cookies - finely crushed
- 12 oz white baking chocolate
- green food coloring 6 drops
- green and/or white decorating icings
- 40 small hot cinnamon candies
- 40 lollipop sticks
In a medium mixing bowl, mix together softened cream cheese and crushed cookies.
Roll into 1 inch round balls and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Melt 1/3 of melting/baking chocolate according to package directions.
Add a couple drops of green food coloring and mix.
Dip lollipop stick into melted chocolate and insert into center of cookie ball.
Once all lollipop sticks are inserted into the cookie balls, place tray in freezer for 10 minutes.
Melt remaining baking chocolate and color green with food coloring.
Remove cookie balls from freezer and dip each cookie ball into melted chocolate, gently shaking each one to remove any excess chocolate.
Use decorating icing to add tree design and cinnamon candy.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until chocolate coating is firm.
Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
They turned out so cute and so tasty. My kids (and my hubby) wanted to eat them all before dinner. And before we could give any away! Fortunately, we can easily grab more OREO cookies and ingredients at our local Kroger.
These Christmas tree OREO Cookie ball pops were really easy to make, look cute and taste delicious. That is my idea of a great holiday treat. These not only make a great gift, they would be great for your next holiday party.
What kids of gifts do you like to give your neighbors and friends?
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Our picks for making Oreo Cookie Ball Pops:
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This post is sponsored by OREO. All thoughts and opinions are my own.