I love chocolate, and so there is nothing better than chocolate-covered chocolate.
One of my favorite treats to fix for family and friends are my chocolate-covered cookie balls. They are so easy to make and are full of flavor. There are only a few ingredients, but this recipe tastes like youâ€™ve worked on it for hours. They are perfect for gift-giving, too. No one will ever think â€śitâ€™s the thought that mattersâ€ť with these little gems; instead theyâ€™ll be thinking: â€śI want more!!â€ť
These treats feature crĂ¨me-filled chocolate cookies that are smashed and then mixed with cream cheese and dipped in chocolate. Need I say more?
The process can be a little messy, but having melted chocolate all over your hands is hardly a tragedy. They are as delicious while youâ€™re making them as when they are sitting daintily on a serving tray. So treat someone special to these incredibly delicious and decadent treats â€¦ even it that someone special is you!
Belle's Chocolate-Covered Cookie Balls
16-ounce package creme-filled chocolate cookies (Oreos)
8-ounce package cream cheese, softened at room temperature
16 ounces chocolate-flavored almond bark
In a gallon-sized plastic bag, place the cookies and then crush them using a mallet or other heavy object. Using an electric mixer, combine the crushed cookies and cream cheese until it is like a soft dough. Shape into walnut-size balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Chill about an hour. Melt the almond bark in a bowl, stirring often (I use the microwave), being careful not to burn it. Stick a toothpick into each ball and then dip it in the chocolate. Place it back on the wax paper to harden.
Brenda Stanley is the mother of five children, including two sets of twins, and a grandmother of three. She is a cookbook author and novelist. Her website is at talesofthedinnerbelle.com.