Monday, January 14, 2008

Grocery item goes gourmet

Oreo Truffles made with, you guessed it… oreo cookies. They are super easy to make and even easier to eat. They are crushed oreos blended with cream cheese and then covered in white chocolate. I first tried them when a co-worker made them – even though I had the recipe myself for a while. My original plan was to take these to work tomorrow to return the favor, but they’re already half gone. I don’t know what took me so long to make these, but I’m glad I finally did. I’ll put these right up there with my red velvet cake balls.

Oreo Truffles

Here’s what the cookies should look like when crushed…

No, Not Coffee…

And, here’s what they look like before the chocolate…

Here’s the bark that I use (except imagine it in white chocolate)

Oreo Truffles

Oreo Truffles

1 package oreo cookies (divided… use cookie including the cream center)
1 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)
white chocolate bark

1. Finely crush 7 cookies in a food processor or place them in a ziploc bag and crush into a fine consistency. Reserve for later.
2. Crush remaining cookies and stir in softened cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together.
3. Roll the mixture into 1″ balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
4. Melt chocolate as directed on the package and then dip balls into chocolate, tap off extra and set aside on wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry. You can sprinkle the tops with the 7 crushed cookies for decoration. (I usually eat mine before they make it to this stage.)
5. Once dry, refrigerate and enjoy!

Makes about 36 truffles.

Notes: I used a small cookie cutter to push the mixture through for the heart shaped truffles. Also, it helps to freeze the uncoated balls for a few minutes to keep the mixture from starting to fall apart in the melted chocolate. If this becomes a problem, dip them in the chocolate, let dry and then dip again. They are also good dipped in regular milk chocolate bark. And for an extra twist, use the mint oreo sandwich cookies.

Recipe amended from Kraft Food & Family Fall 2006.

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Mackenzie said...

I just gave my cousins Oreo cake balls and they loved them!
thanks

December 18, 2010 05:51 PM
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Amber said...

I have adapted this recipe a lot. I have used Oreos, Nutter Butters, Mothers Double Fudge sandwich cookies, Mothers Vanilla Creme cookies and even EL Fudge sandwich cookies. So far, everything has turned out incredible.

December 22, 2010 01:03 AM
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totsie said...

yum,yum.ohohohohoh so delicious…..this i’m going to try for New Year’s Eve……so yummy…..and i’m giong to try with cameo, my aunt is alergic to chocolote and ask if I could do some with cameo…..hope they turn out good……i’ll let u know….
ps….i’m a huge fan of u. I hav’ all of my fam and friends esting cake balls and cake pops.Did some for my girls xmas party and the kids loved them….thanks for those recipes keep doing what ur diong…..best wishes….

December 26, 2010 07:06 PM
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Anonymous said...

Very good idea but you should include the number of Oreo cookies to use in the recipie. There are two sizes to the Oreo bags. If you are refering to the 350g then it is 30 cookies. I am about to try it right now!

December 30, 2010 10:22 PM
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Lina Lanory said...

OMG i made them using ur directions it was so amazing!

January 17, 2011 05:14 PM
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Faezah said...

Hi. How many cookies do we need actually?

February 2, 2011 11:01 AM
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Person said...

Ummm so do u crush oreos, with everything in them< then mix them with creme cheese?

February 3, 2011 09:34 AM
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Jody O said...

I have discovered your wonderful ideas from your book I recieved for a Christmas present. I love the concept and having fun trying everything. Thanks!!!

February 4, 2011 01:21 PM
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Lisa said...

First time making pops, What are the directions for the piping?? What tools do you use?? Do I use any kind of white icing??

February 4, 2011 04:23 PM
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Lisa said...

In reference to my first question, I’m trying to make the oreo footballs, but don’t know what to use for the piping??

February 4, 2011 04:25 PM
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CupcakeKiller702 said...

I have not had much success dipping ANYTHING in melted white chocolate either. Candy coating is much better. I had a mad sticky mess my first try.

February 5, 2011 10:33 PM
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Tarmar said...

If you have chocolate chips on hand and are too lazy to go to the store, (like me) consider making a ganache instead. Just had some cream to the chocolate. This makes a thicker, richer coating. I might never dip these in plain bark again!

February 7, 2011 12:32 PM
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Desiree said...

What size are the Oreo packs that you use? I had to use 2 x 175g packs to get the consistency right. Just wondering :)

February 10, 2011 09:15 AM
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genevieve, sandbox romance said...

We made colorful versions for Gamma Phi Beta sorority recruitment in college (over 400; eep!). They were super super good, and we got so many compliments on them! Thank you so much for posting them!

If you want to take a peek, I took pictures; http://sandboxromance.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-beginnings.html

February 11, 2011 02:04 AM
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Lydia said...

I don’t like cream cheese… Is there a substitute?

February 11, 2011 07:09 PM
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Jessica said...

my hubbers & I looooove your kitchen adventures! He’s been DIEING to make your cupcake pops…needless to say I’m gonna whip these up for a cute Valentines Day ‘bouquet’ for him @ work. I’m thinking about drizzling red and pink tinted chocolates and tossing them on a stick into a small mouthed vase…THANKS! I’ve been looking for something that won’t embarrass him @ work on the big ‘girley’ day.

February 12, 2011 12:11 PM
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Geovy said...

as soon as i read this blog of urs today, i’ve made some of these oreo truffles & it’s my 1st time… i make 32pcs & dipped it in white chocolate drizzled w/ pink , it turned out GREAT!! my kids love it, eye-catching 4 the kids…………
Thank you f or sharing your ideas to everyone, more power to u.. God Bless

February 13, 2011 07:05 AM
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Lauren said...

Made these for the first time and they were a total hit! I made them for Valentine’s Day and brought them into my work and gave them to loved ones. They were delicious and easy to make. The only part that was a little tricky was covering the truffles in the melted chocolate…after the 5th ball or so you get the hang of it. Thanks Bakerella for helping me impress my coworkers & friends!

February 14, 2011 06:51 PM
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Leigh said...

Can you use melts for dipping these Oreo bites? I see everyone talking about the bark so I’m wondering.

February 15, 2011 10:48 AM
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stephanie said...

How do you crush the oreo so finely with the cream still inside? I don’t have a food precessor, so I plan on mashing it inside a ziplock bag with a boot. :(

February 16, 2011 11:28 AM
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Linda said...

A dear mother of one of my first graders made these for me for Valentine’s Day, oh my goodness, they were wonderful! And now I’m delighted to find the recipe! Thanks!

February 19, 2011 05:03 PM
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Sarah said...

Can I make a suggestion? Are you able to put the weight of the oreos packet used. I live in Australia and when I made the recipe I used 1 packet like the recipe said. But the mix was way too gooey.
I think here in Australia we have smaller packets of Oreos than you have. I ended up using 2 packets to make it look anything like the mixture in your photos.
They turned out though in the end and were fantastic.
Thanks so much!

February 22, 2011 08:51 AM
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Emily said...

I just made these and they changed my life. So. Good.

My only problem is that my chocolate bark coating doesn’t look as thick as yours so some of the black Oreo shows through the white coating. Oh well, doesn’t change the flavor-yum!

February 25, 2011 04:32 PM
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Emily said...

Stephanie: I used my blender to crush my Oreos because I don’t have a food processor. Don’t use a ziploc bag and crush them by hand, you’ll never get them fine enough. The blender works perfectly.

February 25, 2011 04:34 PM
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Brittney said...

Do you think using peppermint bark for the coating would be okay ?

February 25, 2011 09:41 PM
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Catherine Carman said...

Bless you… these are so amazingly good and easy! I made some chocolate mint cakeballs yesterday, but have been meaning to try these oreo truffles, so I figured while I was rolling and dipping, I might as well – I have to be honest… I think I love these more than cake balls, but it could be because they don’t require nearly as much time to make.
I brought them to work today and had people bowing down to me… Thanks for another awesome recipe!

February 28, 2011 01:52 PM
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Nina said...

Hi,

I found your blog the other day and spend 2 hours just looking at your amazing recipes.
My eyes got stuck on the wonderful pictures that come with the recipes. Really awesome.

I got one Question. since I’m from Germany and we dont get all these ready to go mixes f.e. the 8 oz cream cheese frosting to mix into the crushed Oreo’s, can I use the cream cheese frosting from the Red Velvet Cake frosting? And should I just use the amount you use in there and mix it into the Oreo’s or just half?

thanks alot

March 8, 2011 11:24 AM
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lo said...

sorry i’m confused because it says divided. do i only use the halves with the cream and not the other half of the cookies? or just mix everything together?

March 8, 2011 01:30 PM
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Melissa said...

I didn’t have the dipping chocolate when I made these, but I wanted to roll them in something so I threw some candy canes in a food processor and rolled the truffles in the candy cane “dust.” it gave it a christmas-y feel (I was making them for a christmas party) and added the mint taste that you could also get from Mint Oreos. they were delicious!

March 9, 2011 05:02 PM
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debbiebrockman said...

When I made the cake pops they cracked after I dipped them in chocolate. What am I doing wrong? Thanks Debbie

March 14, 2011 12:40 PM
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Eden said...

could I put these on sticks like cake pops?! Oreo truffle pops?!
:)

March 15, 2011 10:45 AM
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Cynthia said...

These Oreo Truffles were a BIG HIT on our last camping trip! Camping in an RV, fridge space is tight, these were the perfect size! Made for a perfect dessert after a full day of outdoor activities and time around the campfire! Thank you for sharing this recipie! Trying the 14 layer cake tomorrow!

March 17, 2011 02:42 AM
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nohemi said...

just discovered your recipes there awsome gonna try them for my sons wedding, gonna make a dessert table with alot of your recipes…..THANKS A MILLION!!!!!!!!

March 23, 2011 03:30 PM
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Yasmin said...

if i can only find baking chocolate, how would i go about to coat the oreo balls? I’m a first time baker! :D

March 27, 2011 07:44 AM
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Addison said...

Ahhh my mother makes these every year for the holidays. They always go fast in our family, so you better be quick because they don’t stick around long. They are excellent.

March 27, 2011 04:12 PM
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Jen said...

I was wondering if these would work as pops? I am making Minnie Mouse pops for my niece’s 2nd birthday next weekend and we would all prefer to have the oreo and cheesecake combo than cake as there will already be a cake for the party. I’d appreciate any tips on how to make this work =)

March 30, 2011 01:30 PM
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Caitlin said...

What size bag of Oreos did u use? Cause here in Canada we have multiple sizes lol

March 30, 2011 11:44 PM
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Amanda said...

I want to make these in the bee shapes for my sons 1st birthday and was wondering how to store them. I didn’t know if i could roll the balls ahead of time and freeze for a few days prior to adding the coating or what…just wanted to do as much as I could ahead of time…thanks!

April 1, 2011 10:05 PM
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Jennifer said...

I made this recipe with mint oreos before I saw this site. I called them Grasshopper Truffles. Tastes phenomenal, will ry andes mints chips for chocolate covering next time

April 7, 2011 01:00 AM
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Joselyn said...

Does anyone know where I can get the Kroger coating chocolate?!
Is it easily found at target or perhaps Ralphs?
SOMEONE PLEASE LET ME KNOW PLEASE! :)

May 10, 2011 11:05 PM
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LJ said...

Joselyn- Kroger is a name of a store- so it is a store brand like Great Value is to Walmart. We just used regular chocolate chips morsels with the 1 tbsp of Crisco shortening [per cup of morsels] over the double broiler.
[I also used generic Oreo type cookies.]

May 14, 2011 06:57 PM
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Pier said...

I like this Oreo truffles very much, but cream cheese is kind of expensive. Is there anything I can replace it with in this recipe?
Thank you!

May 23, 2011 10:05 PM
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laurie said...

Just made 4 batches of these tonight for work. They look and taste beautiful! I did use semi-sweet chips thinned w/ a little veg. oil because I couldn’t find almond bark and I don’t like the candy melts from Michaels. I drizzled the mint ones w/ some white chips tinted green and the regular ones w/ white chocolate. Love them! Also made the brownie stuffed chocolate chip cookies. YUM!!! Diet be damned :-)

May 24, 2011 09:14 PM
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blake said...

Yum!

May 29, 2011 05:46 PM
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Khadijah said...

So u take the cream off the Oreo??

June 13, 2011 11:37 PM
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Tamara said...

is there any chance to replaze cream cheese?

June 23, 2011 08:28 PM
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Anonymous said...

Try using extracts or candy flavoring with the regular oreos… the possibilities are endless! Myfavorites are rum and mint.

June 24, 2011 09:44 AM
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Nikkie said...

I’m making these for an surprise party for an friend.
I’ve made them before for my mom for mother’s day
and she was so shocked I made them. I’m an college
student and I love to cook but not cook desserts there
so hard, but not this. It has little ingredients and takes
30mins to make :D!
I’ve never even heard of these before till this site –
thanks for sharing and keep sharing you’re recipes
there all delicious ! ESPECIALLY THESE ! :D!

Nikkie–

June 25, 2011 06:42 PM
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Shireen Stevens said...

Have a couple of questions has anyone found the chocolate bark anywhere besides Kroger? Also do I take the cream out of all of the cookies?

July 12, 2011 12:32 PM
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Deena said...

Hi! Just wanted to know if I can substitute the white chocolate bark for something else? Don’t think I can find any here in Malaysia :) Hope you can help, would loveee to make these!

July 27, 2011 05:21 AM
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Nadine said...

Planning a budgit wedding & doing a dessert table instead of a big cake these AND your red velvet cake balls are PERFECT! Can’t wait thanks for the ideas! Keep them coming!

July 30, 2011 05:26 PM
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TiArA said...

These look d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s

August 6, 2011 03:16 PM
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Organic said...

If I can not find kroger chocolate bark what is another type or brand you recommend?

August 10, 2011 04:07 PM
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mariam said...

Hi,
what is chocolate bark? I’ve never heard of it or seen it. And is there a substitute i can use?

August 11, 2011 12:56 AM
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Julia said...

Just made these…so amazingly delicious!

August 22, 2011 09:09 PM
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Shaela said...

Bakerella I just happened across your site the other day and I’m so happy I did! You have some of the absolute cutest ideas I have ever seen. Thank you very much for sharing, my family loved the truffles!

August 27, 2011 07:10 PM
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TiArA said...

OmG tHeSe LoOk DeLiCiOuS!!!!!!!!!!

August 28, 2011 01:20 PM
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Rachel said...

I *just* made these. I didn’t get my cookies as finely crushed as yours, but I sure tried! I did one thing differently… I used mini Oreos, because I wanted to make a very small batch. I then topped each truffle with a mini cookie after tipping it. They are adorably cute, and wonderfully delicious. Thanks for posting this… almost 4 years ago. :]

August 29, 2011 05:56 PM
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Kelly @ livelovepasta said...

I made your Red Velvet Cakeballs last weekend and I’m making these Oreo Truffles tomorrow. Yum!!! Great recipes :)

September 8, 2011 11:36 PM
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Tori said...

My best friend taught me to make these in highschool! Super easy, and pretty cheap! We generally used fondu chocolate in white and dark. My favorite was white chocolate with dark chocolate swirls!

September 10, 2011 03:50 PM
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nuts said...

hi angie i really lov ur cake pops but the probs is back here in mumbai,India i dont whr to buy candy coatings from can u plz find out n let me knw.i will b thankfull to u….n can these cake pops be made only for kids party n all or even for adults..thx

October 10, 2011 05:40 AM
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ttodd3737 said...

Delicious, may favorite easy recipe ever!

October 12, 2011 12:17 PM
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Lana said...

Thanks so much for sharing my co workers, friendsand I absolutely love these. AMAZING!!!

October 14, 2011 06:13 PM
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Megan said...

I Just tried these! I was making these for my halloween party tomorrow! I was making them orange and then putting pumpkin faces on them…. however, I had a hard time dipping them in the chocolate. I will have to keep trying!

October 21, 2011 08:46 PM
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Kaci said...

These are amazing ! so yummy

November 19, 2011 02:27 PM
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brighthopeful said...

I am confused where does the cream from the oreos go? Do you mix it with the cream cheese and then the cream cheese mixture with the crunched up oreos?

December 1, 2011 03:39 PM
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Kim said...

I found an old post by Jenny from Picky Palate… It led me back to you… I’m a huge fan, but hadn’t found these before. Needless to say, I didn’t have mint oreos but did have the andes baking chips at home. Melted those for the chocolate coating… Talk about amazing! Thanks so much for your creativity! Just love it and your book!

December 16, 2011 09:27 AM
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Stephanie said...

I made these, too, and they were a huge success! I’m not sure how many vegans you know, but my mother just became one within the past 3 years. She hasn’t lost her sweet tooth, though. Most people don’t realize that oreos are actually vegan – I slightly varied the recipe using

Tofutti (vegan cream cheese) &
Ghiradelli semi sweet chocolate chips (yes, she’s figured out how to get her chocolate fix in any circumstance!).

So they were completely vegan & my mom LOVED them! Just figured I’d let you know that it’s an option! Thanks. :)

December 20, 2011 10:05 AM
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Kelly said...

I have been making these for a few years now, and love them more and more every year! I just finished this years batch and topped them with oreo crumbs for half, and the other half with christmas nonpariels. Mmmm. Can’t wait to eat my one sample! Oh! And I had some leftover white chocolate and crumbs left and made a mini bark and threw in a handful of mini m&ms :)

December 23, 2011 02:43 PM
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Tash said...

How long will these last if refrigerated?? Thanks so much I’ve been searching for an answer everywhere :)

December 26, 2011 11:25 PM
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Sarah said...

My Fiance is deployed and he loves the goodies that I will make him…. I am just wondering, with the ingredients in these, is there any way to substitute the stuff that will go bad with something else that.. wont? lol He is addicted to Oreos and I know he would love this if I could just find a way to ship them without them going bad.

-Thank you all so much for your help!

-Sarah

December 27, 2011 05:45 PM
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Sarah said...

HI bakerella!
I am about to make these! (I am VERY excited!)
and, I was wondering if maybe you can change the way you can see comments… If there could be a button you could click where you could see all of the comments at once, instead of pages, that would be very helpful!
Thanks,
Sarah

December 29, 2011 08:58 PM
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Brooke said...

These are delicous! I use vanilla chips or white chocolate because I don’t like regular chocolate (but I like oreos.) I know kinda strange. But these things are sooooooooooo delicous!

December 31, 2011 03:23 PM
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Yoko said...

“(divided… use cookie including the cream center)”

what does this mean? Do i take out the cream in the center? or crush the whole cookie, even with the cream in the center?

January 8, 2012 02:47 AM
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Katie said...

Tips on how to make these into lollipops?

January 12, 2012 10:42 PM
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Swanocean said...

I make them on a stick as it is more beautiful.Everyone who has eaten it always asks me for more and for the recipe.It’s the most delicious and easiest dessert ever!

January 18, 2012 04:01 AM
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Taylor said...

Hey Bakerella,
Yum! I’m making these right now! Just curious- I made the Oreo mixture for the footballs, but they’re very oily. Are they supposed to be like that? If you can, reply soon! :)

Thank You!!!!!
Taylor

February 3, 2012 05:38 PM
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AO said...

I’m making these for the Super Bowl on Sunday! Can’t wait – they look amazing. What a great idea! I am nervous about dipping the football shapes without getting finger marks all over them. Any tricks?

February 3, 2012 08:29 PM
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Shirley from Funchkins said...

Oh my giddy aunt, these look amazing! Too bad we dont have any Oreos in the house. Or maybe good thing, I don’t think I would stop at just one…

February 4, 2012 08:06 AM
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Nikki said...

how many oreo cookies does one package contain? :)

February 5, 2012 01:15 AM
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Laci said...

These are amazing!!! I made a test run tonight and they turned out great.

February 13, 2012 12:36 AM
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rosalee said...

Love this so much! i just shared this in my blog!

February 14, 2012 04:38 PM
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Nekey said...

Bakerella, I am thinking of making mini Easter eggs with these – can i add food coloring to the white chocolate to get different “eggs”?

February 17, 2012 11:46 PM
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Catherine said...

These were delicious! I stumbled upon your website shortly before Valentines day this year and decided to make a few things for my boyfriend. I loved these the most :) Thanks!

February 18, 2012 02:33 PM
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Yan said...

Instead of cream cheese is there anything else I could use? I have a family member who can’t take anything remotely cheesy (GASP, I know right, NO CHEESE?) . These look absolutely wonderful btw, i got all excited just reading about it :D

February 24, 2012 10:30 AM
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Erika said...

i made this as well as the Red Velvet Cake Pops for my god daughters birthday party because she loves oreos… they were extremely easy to make and and really good, not overly sweet either. I’m excited to have only recipe that is easy fast and yummy to make. it doesnt take many ingredients which also means that its inexpensive

March 7, 2012 02:48 AM
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Brandie said...

Where do I get the bark to make these Oreo cake pops?

March 7, 2012 06:12 PM
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Amanda said...

Can somebody help me? i tried to do this with chocolate chips but kept failing because the chocolate is too sticky and thick for me to coat it with D: please help?

March 31, 2012 06:11 AM
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Nancy said...

Do you mix the center cream in with the cream cheese?

Thanks!

May 12, 2012 10:27 AM
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Sheri said...

Try same recipe using the Trader Joe’s version of cookie. It has more rich chocolate taste and complements the cream cheese even more.

May 14, 2012 12:25 PM
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Poop said...

SMALL BALLS!

May 17, 2012 09:28 PM
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rachel said...

I’m sure someone has asked this but how do you store them and will they stay fresh? I have a shower on Sat the 14 and these have been requested. But I was wondering how early I could make them.

July 8, 2012 08:48 PM
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Rachael said...

I made these and had a blast doing so. They taste delicious but they sure don’t look as pretty. I used the candy melts from Wilton and it was still so thick after melting it. Does anyone have any suggestions on this?

August 6, 2012 03:22 AM
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Madelyn said...

My mom makes these every year for christmas, and they’re so addicting! I’m not much of a white chocolate fan so we use milk chocolate, but they are fantastic.

August 6, 2012 09:31 AM
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Bria said...

I love Oreo truffles I first tried them from a class mate now I love making them never tried them with white chocolate. My next task I shall take on.

September 3, 2012 01:09 AM
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valerie said...

i love you bakerella you are amazing!

October 17, 2012 09:56 PM
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knock off Oakley Juliet Sunglass said...

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October 25, 2012 05:40 AM
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Amy said...

Can I use bars of chocolate?? Like Hershey chocolate bars??

November 3, 2012 09:08 PM
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ana said...

Can I make cake pops with recipe?

November 5, 2012 11:24 PM
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Barbara said...

I am from Austria/Europe and think the package size of oreo cookies differ from the US. How many cookies did you use in your recipe?

November 7, 2012 02:48 AM
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