Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Bowl Funday?


So I had an idea for using the Oreo Truffle Recipe I’ve shown before and turning those into little tiny footballs. Well, let’s just say the idea was better than the execution. I ended up doing two batches because I was disappointed with how the first one came out. Take a look…


Follow the recipe for Oreo Truffles and then:

Don’t do it this way…

• I shaped the mixture into little footballs
• dipped them once in chocolate bark, let them dry
• dipped the ends in white chocolate, let them dry
• dipped the ends again in regular chocolate leaving part of the white showing on the end to form rings. I really thought this would look good because the ring would go all the way around. And since I’m not so hot at piping anyway, I thought this was a no-brainer.
• Then I piped the laces on.

Sounds like a good idea, right. Wrong. Instead of cute little footballs, I ended up with these little footblobs of chocolate.

Instead, try it this way…

• Shape the mixture into little footballs
• dip them once in chocolate, tap off extra and let them dry.
• then, just pipe the rings on each end and the laces on the top. The rings won’t go all the way around, but they’ll look a lot better
• And this way saves a lot of drying time which is great, too.

All in all, it was a fun day. They finally came out looking pretty good and thank goodness, they tasted great.

Football Oreo Truffles

Kelly said...

What an amazing idea!! THey looked awesome!!

February 4, 2008 05:57 AM
Jessica said...

LOVE your little photoshop job here. It was a great superbowl; the addition of these treats would have made it better.

February 4, 2008 11:21 AM
April said...

I love these! I would love to see how you made the cupcakes!

February 4, 2008 01:39 PM
ryles said...

How Cute!! I absolutely love your blog. Just found you through tastespoting.

Now that I see some of your pictures I recognize you from other days also.

Such great inspiration!!

I might have to “borrow” some ideas!! ;o)

I’ll keep checking in..


February 4, 2008 07:36 PM
Huda said...

These are so awesome I will never get over not seeing this post before Superbowl Sunday.

February 4, 2008 08:57 PM
Maddy said...

Wow, this might be the cutest recipe I have ever seen. What a great idea and they turned out so beautifully too! Saw it on tastespotting, too.

February 4, 2008 09:15 PM
StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

These are absolutely adorable! What a cute idea!

February 4, 2008 09:30 PM
Laura B. said...

Those are absolutely adorable. I am going to have to try those out once college football season rolls back around. Thanks for the idea!

February 4, 2008 10:53 PM
Hillary said...

Those are fantastic! Not only are they adorable, but Oreo truffles sound sooo tasty!

February 4, 2008 11:34 PM
PINK POPPY said...

Sooooo cute!

February 5, 2008 12:19 AM
Nicole said...

Those are adorable! I love to see what I might be able to do if I was any good in the kitchen! Maybe some day! :)

February 5, 2008 12:36 AM
Bakerella said...

Kelly – thank you.

Jessica – thanks. I thought the headline in ps might distract from my not so great piping :)

April – I know… but the cupcakes were so messy for me to make, I couldn’t manage the camera at the same time. Next time, I’ll get someone to take the pics for me.

ryles – thanks for spotting me.
I’ll check out your site.

Huda – football is fun anytime.

maddy – thank you

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy – thanks

rpstegman -thanks

Laura B. – they’ll be a hit.

Hillary – you know it.

PINK POPPY – thank you

Nicole – you should just go for it.

February 5, 2008 01:17 AM
Cindy. Lo. said...

Haha glad you figured a better way to make those cute little footballs!

February 5, 2008 02:19 AM
Bri said...

Football and the super bowl are totally not my thing, but I absolutely LOVE your football truffles. Your execution was right on. So, we live and learn and things like melting chocolate don’t quite go our way…but your second attempt was a great success!

February 5, 2008 03:23 AM
Hayden and Julia Wreyford said...

These are so cute…I’m really happy I’ve found your blog…the pics are great! Can’t wait to see what you’re cooking up next!

February 5, 2008 05:48 PM
Bakerella said...

Cindy. Lo and Bri – thanks, I almost didn’t make the second batch, but I’m glad I did. It really made a difference.

Hayden and Julia Wreyford – glad you visited. I’ll try to keep up the cute.

February 6, 2008 12:02 AM
Special T Cakes said...

Okay…I am getting ready to name you “The World’s Most Creative Lady”!!!! What a cute idea. I wish I would have seen it sooner, I would have definitely copied this idea!! ;) There’s always next year!

February 6, 2008 12:21 AM
VeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness, oreo truffles shaped like footballs??? too cute!!! great sweets in honor of the super bowl!! :0)

February 6, 2008 02:46 AM
justJENN said...

God these are hilarious. Excellent!

February 6, 2008 04:20 AM
Lorraine said...

These are so great, I’ll definitely try them next year! I found your site through NannersP and I love it! I’m planning on making the red velvet cake bites this weekend. What a great idea and so perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Thanks for sharing!

February 7, 2008 04:34 PM
Kristin said...

Those look so tasty and adorable! So creative – as are all the goodies you come up with. I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with next!

February 7, 2008 06:38 PM
Cakespy said...

OH MY GOD! This is so cute! I am on overload!

February 8, 2008 02:05 AM
Siobhan said...

I adore your blog! All of your creations are so stunning! One of these days I am going to attempt to make one!

February 8, 2008 02:07 AM
Bakerella said...

Special T Cakes – thanks, you should definitely try them sometime.

VeggieGirl – thank you.

justJENN – I thought so too.

Lorraine – I hope you do try them.

Kristin – me too. I’m not sure what’s next.

Cakespy – no… I’m on overload from looking at all you fab NY pics.

Siobhan – thanks so much.

February 8, 2008 03:59 AM
Emma said...

This is so creative, what a great blog. You should link it to Martha Stewart’s blog and have her link back to yours!

I recently started baking as a hobby and I’ve been using recipes and guidelines from the book “Real Chocolates and Confections” link to

It’s a great book for anyone else who wants to start a small business, or are just really interested in how chocolate making works!

February 9, 2008 01:27 AM
Bakerella said...

Thanks for the tip Emma. I’ll check it out.

February 9, 2008 02:12 AM
Steve Scott said...

This is my first time visiting your site. WOW! I’m blow away by your ideas, but especialy your photography. I’ve been wanting to “archive” all the things I bake/cook, and I can’t tell you how much i love the look of your photos. Can you share some of your secrets? What kind of camera/lens do you use? How do you achieve that incredible depth of field with the focus? I love that. I swear your pictures could be in any high end cooking magazine. What about lighting? do you use a tripod? Anyway, I’m a fan, and am looking forward to following your site. I’d be very grateful for some pointers on the photography!

February 9, 2008 06:15 AM
La'laila er vild med.. said...

hehe, they are really nice!! and I also like the footBLOBs, hehe :D

February 9, 2008 01:45 PM
Christine said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I haven’t tried a single recipe yet, but your food photos are AMAZING…keep up the great work!

February 9, 2008 02:31 PM
Bakerella said...

Steve – Thanks so much. I have a Canon Rebel XTi and I use a Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 lens and I love it. (it gives the DOF you like so much) I wish I could give you some photo tips, but to be honest, I keep the camera on auto most of the time and no flash. I just use natural light from the window and hope for good results. Oh, and I also use a set of macro rings for the really close shots. Glad you visited!

La’laila er vild med – Thanks, glad you liked the blobs.

Christine – Thank you.

February 10, 2008 12:21 AM
Tracy said...

I would have been fine with the blobs! Very cute!

February 12, 2008 02:06 AM
smilesandsunshine said...


February 20, 2008 05:47 AM
kari said...


How do you dip the cupcakes in chocolate and still maintain a smooth and neat cupcake? I can’t seem to keep the chocolate thin enough for dipping. Any suggestions/tips? They would be ever so helpful and appreciated.

<3 Kari

February 21, 2008 10:04 AM
Bakerella said...

I dip the bottom side first – halfway, let them dry upside down and then turn them over and dip the tops. Mine can be thick too, but I try to wiggle it a little to let some of it ooze down the sides before I set it upside down. Hope that helps

February 21, 2008 11:54 PM
kari said...

Thank you so much! Your suggestion was very helpful and the cupcakes turned out beautifully. This is such a wonderful idea!

Thank you again for all your help!

February 24, 2008 10:10 AM
Jennifer said...

What type of icing do you use for the writing? My Hubby’s fantasy football draft is tomorrow and I think these would truly be a hit! :) You’re such an incredible baker, you INSPIRE me! :)

August 22, 2008 06:12 PM
Bakerella said...

Jennifer – It was white chocolate candy coating.

You can find it at Kroger in blocks or Hobby Lobby & Michaels at candy melts.

I just melted it and piped it on. You can use a ziploc bag or squeeze bottle.

August 22, 2008 09:34 PM
Aubri said...

I just stumbled on your blog. Seriously, you are an artist. Amazing ideas! I can’t wait to try all different kinds of cake and icing and then dip them in chocolate…brilliant! I’ve been thinking of all kinds of yummy combinations all night…good thing I don’t have any coating chocolate, or I would already be busy! Thanks!

September 30, 2008 03:08 AM
Bakerella said...

Hope you have fun with it Aubri!

October 1, 2008 03:14 AM
Megancake said...

I plan on making these for our Superbowl party but was just curious as to where you got the football field paper. Did you make it? or perhaps print it from somewhere? I would love to use it.

January 26, 2009 12:48 AM
Bakerella said...

I printed off a photo on 11X17 paper, but I can’t remember where I found it. I bet you can find some scrapbook papers with football themes.

January 29, 2009 01:23 AM
Lauren said...

it is so encouraging to see that even the greatest have to go through “trial and error” days! thanks for all the fun ideas!

February 3, 2009 03:55 AM
Bakerella said...

You’re welcome Lauren. And rest assured. I have plenty of trial and error days.

February 4, 2009 05:13 AM
Kristin said...

I was planning to make the oreo truffles for our tailgate this weekend. When I searched, I came up with these and they are adorable! But, since I’ve never made the recipe before and am not a baker, can you let me know what you use to pipe on the white? Do I have to go get tips and bags and make frosting or are those tubes of decorator stuff in the grocery store OK?

September 23, 2009 03:07 PM
bakerella said...

Kristin – it’s white candy coating. You can use a ziploc bag with the corner cut off.

September 28, 2009 02:17 AM
Alexis ( 12 y.o. aspiring baker) said...

You are so inspiring and fun!

November 19, 2009 02:07 PM
Lauren said...

As the girlfriend of a football coach, I was so excited to see these. Football season never ends in our house. I’ve made Oreo truffles in the past, but I never thought of shaping and decorating them this way. So cute! Thanks for the adorable idea, Bakerella. You’re wonderful.

November 21, 2009 04:26 PM
Melissa said...

I didn’t see this, when I had the idea to make cake pops shaped like little footballs. they turned out pretty good also! I piped on the threads and stripes in our team color, green!

December 4, 2009 06:19 PM
Amy Ng said...

Hey Bakerella,

I was trying to make these and can’t get the shape right! How’d you get the points so perfect??

December 6, 2009 09:57 PM
Suzanne said...

these are adorable…your links to the recipe just take me to the opening page of your blog though.

January 1, 2010 06:04 PM
Michelle H said...

Can you use brownie or something else as an alternative to the oreo truffle?

January 7, 2010 12:07 PM
Olivia said...

Hi ! I want to make these but, like Suzanne, everytime I click the link to the recipe it takes me back to your home page! Help Please!

January 7, 2010 10:39 PM
Nisha said...

Your work is AWESOME!! I can’t find oreo truffle recipe – help please!! Could I use brownies instead? How long will cake pops last? Is it better to store in Fridge or Freezer? Thanks

January 18, 2010 01:15 AM
The Soiree Cafe said...

I love, love, love these! I had to feature them in my Super Bowl Party post – link to

January 19, 2010 02:10 PM
Sarah said...

So, I’m pretty new to this, and I’m wondering two things:
1) Can I use candy melts instead of bark here? I can’t seem to find chocolate bark anywhere (including on-line)! Any suggestions?
2) What do you use to pipe on the laces? Just a white tube of decorating icing from the grocery store?
Thanks for your help and inspiration!

January 25, 2010 11:40 AM
Deborah said...

I keep clicking on the link for the recipe, but it doesn’t work. Getting frustrated!

January 26, 2010 09:35 AM
Sara said...

Was it hard to shape the mixture into football shapes? Do you have any tips/tricks on how to shape them?

January 26, 2010 01:56 PM
Eprsy said...

Here is the link to the Oreo Truffle recipe.
link to

January 26, 2010 03:14 PM
Jane Wellman said...

I thought this was such a brilliant idea! I tried making them. However, I had some trouble when it came to the dipping stage. I couldn’t get mine to look smooth like yours! When I dipped mine in the chocolate, they turned out looking like a mess. I used semisweet chocolate chips. Does that make a difference? How did you do it?

January 31, 2010 01:50 PM
AlteredGrace said...

Your creativity and humor astounds me! I always show my friends your site so mush so they are getting very tired of me!

February 1, 2010 01:09 AM
Chrissy Farnan said...

These are so cute. And I just found out my friends can come for some Chili and fun and I’m going to make these too. Seem easy. I’ve mastered the cake pops after a few tries. ~Chrissy

February 1, 2010 07:46 AM
cindy said...

I Love these!

February 2, 2010 01:51 PM
mary beth said...

im making these for my superbowl party this weekend! how far ahead do you think i can make them?

February 2, 2010 06:41 PM
Amy said...

How funny! I did this last year but never saw this tutorial you had up- great minds!

February 3, 2010 08:35 AM
Julie said...

I tried something similar with rice crispy treats cut w/football cutter dipped and decorated. My first try looked, truly, like poop on a stick. That shape is hard to manage.

February 3, 2010 10:38 AM
Krystal said...

LOVE this idea!!!! I think i’m goign to make some for the superbowl this sunday! Can you do this but with cake? Like can you make cake pops but form them into footballs? Can you do it with cheesecake?

February 3, 2010 03:12 PM
diana said...

i made these for the weekend but would like to know how to not get that pool of chocolate under them after you dip and place on wax paper any suggestions i have the same problen with cake balls yours always look so perfect there has to be a trick to it

February 3, 2010 05:12 PM
bakerella said...

Michelle – sure, but it might be harder to mold.

Nisha – they’ll last for several days.

Sarah – yes. bark and candy melts and candy coating are basically the same thing. The white is bark coating from Kroger.

Sara – Not really – just takes a few extra minutes.

Jane – use candy coating next time.

mary beth -several days – keep them in the fridge.

Krystal – cake – yes. cheesecake – would be more difficult

diana – tap off the excess – then you can also use a toothpick to draw a separating line.

February 3, 2010 10:06 PM
Calli Makes Do said...

I love seeing the creative process in action. l love seeing the mistakes along with the success. The footballs turned out very cool in the end.

February 4, 2010 01:07 AM
diana said...

just one more note
i searched forever yesterday and will save anyone else the trouble if you type marthastewart football template i found the cutest little football field to print and serve my oreo footballs on and i also used the vanilla oreos( my fav) they are to die for

February 4, 2010 05:56 PM
Sarah said...

I absolutely love this idea for the Super Bowl. And, every other idea you’ve ever had!

I can’t believe that I haven’t come across this site until today! You are amazing at what you do, to say the least!

I can’t wait to try some of these recipes! Thanks for being so wonderful :)

February 5, 2010 04:47 PM
72 said...

Okay, these are just fantastic! Okay, I could say that on almost all your examples. You are a food crafter! Thanks for sharing! I’ve posted a number of links.

February 5, 2010 10:06 PM
Lnae said...

you are an expert on dipping things into chocolate xD
so how do you dip stuff into the chocolate without the bottom getting flat when you rest it to dry, and how do you just get them to be smooth all around in general?

February 5, 2010 10:32 PM
Kylee Shaw said...

I am going to attempt making these either tonight or tomorrow and was wondering if there is a dipping tip. Should I use a spoon? skewer? fingers? what works best to get the best finish. Cake pops are on a stick so they were fairly easy, any suggestions?

Also, for those who can’t find bark, Walmart also sells Almond bark in white and milk chocolate, we don’t have Kroger down here, so if you can’t find candy melts, check Walmart in the baking isle.

February 6, 2010 08:56 AM
olivia said...

I am making these as we speak and I wish you were in my kitchen right now making my shapes as perfect as yours!! How did you do it? So true to football shape.

February 6, 2010 01:34 PM
Emilie said...

Cute!!! Love them!!!

February 6, 2010 02:52 PM
Jen said...

Ok, I just threw away 5 dozen foot-blobs. I followed your second set of instructions to a T, but had my usual issues with getting baked goods to look pretty. I give up, but still love you Bakerella!

February 6, 2010 05:31 PM
Amy said...

WOW… So… I tried to make these today… had no luck, I have no clue how you got them so well shaped 3d.. mine were flat foot balls, and I had the hardest time dipping them into my chocolate… I had flat blobs… I admire your skills… and mine still look OK for the un baker eye! haha!!!! your amazing! WOW

February 6, 2010 06:13 PM
Candi said...

I LOVE these!!! I had made some Cookie Dough Truffles last night and had some of the Cookie Dough leftover. I used it instead of the cake and had a little trouble making them look “football-ish”…did you use a special tool or just your fingers? Thanks for the inspiration! I’ll share some linky love on Monday!

February 6, 2010 07:17 PM
olivia said...

OK! Got them done! Only took about 2 1/2-3 hrs of hand molding. The easiest for me is to leave the mix in the freezer and then i did a tsp, rolled it into a ball, then used my fingers and molder the sides into points until they looked football-ish and refridgerated. After a while I was able to go back in the fridge and fix whatever I wanted. I used semisweet chips w/parafin shaved into the chocolate while melting. Parafin makes for easier dipping which I did with two forks.

February 6, 2010 11:17 PM
Kylee Shaw said...

hm. thanks for the tips Olivia I am about to start making mine. We will see how it goes!

February 7, 2010 08:26 AM
Tiffany said...

you must have a very steady hands and incredibly strong fingers…just finished my first “bakerella” project …hopefully the Saints will have steadier hands than mine but I had fun “creating”…thanks for inspritation!

February 7, 2010 01:02 PM
Amy said...

No, I dont like these……I LOVE them. They are soo stinkin cute. You always do such AMAZING work!!! Keep it up!

February 7, 2010 02:43 PM
Alex said...

Wow. Featured on Etsy’s front page right now? Someone selling these- and stealing your photos!
link to

February 7, 2010 07:43 PM
Katie said...

did your pics get stolen?

link to

I am glad Alex pointed this out too. If they dont have permission that is rotten!!

February 7, 2010 08:01 PM
Ashley Jones said...

I made these for the Super Bowl tonight and they were a big hit! I also made the Nutter Butter balls and added some mini chocolate chips. Thanks for the ideas! Keep rockin’ on!

February 7, 2010 11:03 PM
Cortney said...

I made these for the first time the other night and my BF raved about them. Makes my valentines day gift and easy one this year :) Awesome idea!! Keep ’em coming :)

February 8, 2010 09:53 AM
Mollie Neff said...

Made these for my Superbowl party yesterday… I thought they would be more for the kids to eat, but the adults were loving them too!!! yay! Thanks! They are so cute!

February 8, 2010 11:34 AM
rebecca said...

Mine didn’t turn out nearly as neat as yours but were the hit at our church Super Bowl fellowship! I love your ideas, you make it all look so easy!!! Thanks for the step by steps and pictures!!

February 8, 2010 02:03 PM
KS said...

These were SO easy to make and super tasty. I made them for superbowl but we never made it to the part where I pipe the white icing on….we ate them all before we could get that far! Thanks Bakerella!

February 8, 2010 09:37 PM
merjan said...

your blog is awesome! im planning to try cake balls for valentines… but i have no clue what a chocolate bark is.. i doubt that i will findit easily here as i dont live in USA.. is it a slab of cooking chocolate? is there a subsitute for it?

February 9, 2010 06:09 AM
Katie said...

Just made these for superbowl…a HUGE hit!! They were easy to make and tasted great!! Up next…cake pops for Valentines Day!

February 9, 2010 01:56 PM
Holly said...

Thanks for this!! I made them for Superbowl too. They didn’t come out nearly as neatly as yours, but everyone enjoyed them nonetheless!

February 10, 2010 11:08 AM
Maggie said...

Well those just look scrumptious. I must make them next superbowl. My oreo truffles were a hit last time and if theyre shaped like footballs? even better!

March 29, 2010 05:33 PM
Firemountmom said...

Of course…you think of everything!!! I made these this year for Superbowl (but with Nutter Butter cookies instead of Oreos) thinking I was the first to think of it…now I see you did it two years before me!!! Yours turned out much cuter though… :)

Thanks for all the inspiration!!!!

April 19, 2010 12:19 AM
joyce babe said...

having 2 sons and 2 daughters all love sports they will just love this. you are so good.

July 23, 2010 01:04 PM
Kandi Cakes said...

Woohoo! We are hosting the football team from our local jr. college this Sunday. I am so excited that I stumbled upon these! Thank you for the amazing pictures, and step-by-step instructions!

August 14, 2010 12:11 AM
Jenny said...

I tried these… they were great! only question I have is… what is the best way to dip them in the chocolate?

November 21, 2010 12:29 PM
Paula said...

I love this recipe! my fiance is a football freak and Im somewhat indifferent so this is a great way for me to join in his love for football with my creativity!

January 12, 2011 02:07 PM
Jen Futrell said...

I love,love,love all of your ideas. Just got your Cake Pops book in the mail today :) I made the owl pops for my 11 year old Niece for her birthday , what a hit they where!!!! I love your footballs and will be making them for the superbowl :) Keep Baking

<3 Jen

January 24, 2011 04:16 PM
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