Oreo Cookie Balls (Pirulitos ou Bombons de Oreo)

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I have started participating in The Secret Recipe Club – SRC.   So for this month, I have been assigned to make a recipe from a blog called Making Memories with Your Kids.  To honor its mission, I am making something fun with/for my children: Oreo Cookie Balls.

Looking through the blog’s recipes, I ended up finding a Brazilian recipe for brigadeiros.  I was pleased to find out that its author, Erin, had done an exchange program in Brazil several years ago and has great memories of Brazil and of her Brazilian family — which made me very happy.  Since she made brigadeiros and we had already published our recipe a few months ago, I decided to choose its American counterpart: The equally infamous Oreo Cookies Balls, which are both easy and fun to make.  As you can see, this American Oreo cookie balls were approved by my little Chef and daughter Hannah…

… as well as by both her Mommy and Daddy. 🙂  Yes, we gobbled our Oreo cookie balls up like little kids.  🙂

Just like brigadeiros, these Oreo cookie balls are very versatile and suitable for many occasions such as baby showers, birthday parties, weddings, to give as gifts, and of course, for many holidays (e.g. Valentine’s Day and Easter )– all depending on which way our Oreo cookie balls are decorated.

Oreo cookie balls decorated for Valentine's Day...

Oreo cookie balls decorated for Valentine’s Day…

Oreo cookie balls decorated for Easter...

Oreo cookie balls decorated for Easter…

Just use your imagination, and let your inner child be your guide.

xx

 

Oreo Cookie Balls

Oreo Cookie Balls

Oreo Cookie Balls

Yield: 18-24 cookie pops

Segment: From My Table To Yours

Ingredients:

1/2 pkg. (4 oz.) cream cheese, softened
18 oreo sandwich cookies
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract**
8 – 12 oz. light cocoa candy melts, melted
1/4 cup (or more) multi-colored sprinkles

** This ingredient is not part of the original recipe. It was added by me to enhance its flavor.

Directions:

1. In a food processor or blender, process the oreo sandwich cookies until finely crumbed. Mix cream cheese, cookie crumbs, and vanilla with a wood spoon until blended.

2. Shape into 18-24 (1-inch or 1-tablespoon) balls. Freeze Oreo cookie balls for 10-20 minutes in a shallow baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Insert lollipop stick into center of each ball. Dip each one into the melted chocolate; top with the sprinkles while chocolate is not completely dry. Place Oreo cookie balls lollipops standing up in a bowl filled with dry beans (in order to avoiding flat tops) or  if making bonbons, place on a.parchment paper-covered rimmed baking sheet.

3. Refrigerate Oreo cookie balls for 1 hour or until firm. Any spare should be stored in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.

Note: Recipe adapted from Making Memories with Your Kids, a member of The Secret Recipe Club.


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22 Responses to Oreo Cookie Balls (Pirulitos ou Bombons de Oreo)

  1. Erin @ Making Memories 18 February, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    Great choice! We loved them too (although I think my favorites are still the Brigadeiro!) I’m your newest follower and can’t wait to see all your creations. All my wonderful Brasil memories are coming back!

    And your little chef is adorable!!!

    Obrigado!

    • Denise Browning 18 February, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

      Thank you so much, Erin, for your sweet words!
      I am glad that you have good memories of Brasil…And that you will follow my blog from now on.
      We love both the brigadeiros and oreo balls. We are big fans of chocolate though. 🙂
      Um abraço e obrigada pela visita.

  2. Melissa 18 February, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    These look delicious. You certainly can’t go wrong with Oreos 🙂 Great SRC choice!

    • Denise Browning 18 February, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

      Thanks, Melissa!
      You are right: We can’t go wrong with oreos. xx

  3. Mi Vida en un Dulce 18 February, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    Oh Denise, your daughter is so cute….!!! I’m sure all of you had fun making this Oreo balls…!!!

    • Denise Browning 19 February, 2013 at 10:53 am #

      Thanks, Nadya! Yes, we loved these oreo balls…They are fun to make and very delicious as well.

  4. Deb 19 February, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    What a fun recipe to share with your daughter! I imagine they wer just scrumptious!

    • Denise Browning 19 February, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

      Deb: It was fun to make them indeed…And most of all, she loved these treats –and her Mommy and Daddy too. 🙂

  5. Juliana 19 February, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    Oh Denise…I never made this kind of pops…pirulito and I love the idea of using oreos cookies…they look irresistible…
    Your daughter Hannah is so cute…uma gracinha 🙂
    Have a wonderful week my dear!

    • Denise Browning 20 February, 2013 at 7:34 am #

      Thanks, Juliana!
      This was our first time making and eating theses pirulitos. My daughter loved them as you can see — and my husband and I too.
      We ate them like kids. 🙂 Have a great week as well!

  6. Coffee and Crumpets 19 February, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    My son is always asking for these ( some mother at school makes them for the class) They are good though. Good pick for the SRC!

    I live the pic of your daughter, she really is enjoying them!

    Nazneen xx

    • Denise Browning 20 February, 2013 at 7:31 am #

      Thanks, Nazneen!
      It was her first time eating them and she really enjoyed…

  7. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} 20 February, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Looks delicious! Great SRC choice!

    • Denise Browning 20 February, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

      Thanks, Lisa! These oreo balls are delicious indeed and fun to make.

  8. Nancy Pfeifer 21 February, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    Hello Denise! These are soo cute! I hope you stop by to share on my blog- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/02/link-party-8.html
    Nancy

    • Denise Browning 22 February, 2013 at 9:34 am #

      Thanks, Nancy!
      I will visit your blog for sure.
      Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  9. Nami | Just One Cookbook 22 February, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    My children love Oreos too! These Oreo balls are not only cute, but I know they are irresitble once you eat one. I love the cute decorations too! Your daughter is so adorable!!!

    • Denise Browning 22 February, 2013 at 9:28 am #

      Thanks, Nami!
      My two daughters love to help me in the kitchen. The one that you saw in the picture is my eldest one, Hannah. She is crazy for chocolate and was pretty happy to devour some of these oreo balls — just like her Mom. 🙂 This is a great treat to make with kids because it does not require baking and is pretty easy to make. Wishing you a great weekend! xx

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