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

Jane said...

Hi Bakerella!
I am planning on making these for the upcoming superbowl. I gave it a try this weekend, and did not have much luck shaping them into the footballs. Do you have any tips or tricks to getting them to look like footballs?

January 25, 2011 11:28 AM
Ann said...

I love your work, you are fantastic. Since you’re not hot on piping, you might want to know that the NFL doesn’t use footballs with those white stripes on the ends, that’s only college football. Sooooo, for the sake of technicality, you may save some time the next go around :) I’m a fan of your work.

January 25, 2011 05:37 PM
Beverly said...

SO making these! Thanks! Awesome idea!

February 1, 2011 07:50 PM
Tina said...

Wow! Here we go Steelers, here we Go! Gonna make these football truffles for Superbowl 45! Let’s go Steelers!

February 2, 2011 02:24 PM
Erika said...

Where do you buy the bark coating?? Can’t seem to find it anywhere :(

February 2, 2011 08:21 PM
Barb Goldschmidt Harding said...

Thank you for showing us your flops and your successes.
It helps the beginner in me have hope. I love your creativity — I’m great at eating — not bad at cooking — but terrible at presentation. Thank you for your step-by-step photos. It makes me more confident in what I am doing!

February 4, 2011 05:09 PM
Amy said...

This blog really made me smile! Thanks for the “don’t” tip. I plan on making these and setting them on a football field shaped cookie cake. My husband is all into helping me plan this project and said the same thing about the stripes. They look great either way! :) Can’t wait to try the Oreo truffles for the first time!

February 4, 2011 11:02 PM
Sarah said...

I love these cute little footballs! I just made them for a superbowl party today! I hope they’re a hit!

February 6, 2011 02:16 PM
Lauren said...

I attempted to make these. I am no good with melting chocolate so they didn’t come out great. I love the idea and will def be working on my cake pops.

P.S. They really are delicious!

February 6, 2011 05:24 PM
Kristen said...

I tried to make cakeballs and it turned out horrible!! I wish I would have followed your site EXPLICITLY because then it would have worked, no doubt. Love your site!

February 7, 2011 09:38 PM
Lo said...

So freakin’ cute!! I’m going to make these into pops for my son’s 5th birthday party next month instead of making cake. No fuss, no muss; just happy kids! Thank you so much for an awesome alternative to cake & cupcakes!

February 15, 2011 06:17 PM
Mel D said...

OMG!!! I am the crazy baker Mom who makes dessert every week for the pasta dinner for my daughter’s cheer squad and football team. They already LOVE oreo truffles and they will be crazy about these. Can’t wait to make these in Sept and Oct. Thanks for the idea!!!

August 21, 2011 05:36 PM
Gameday Style said...

This 2008 post is a classic! I just reposted it at Gameday Style

Hope to include more of Bakerella’s incredible football themed baked goodies soon…

October 2, 2011 11:20 PM
Amber said...

Could These be made with Cake instead of oreo truffles? Thinking i’ll make these for our Football Themed Baby Gender reveal Party, So i’ll need to use pink or blue cake :)

October 29, 2011 03:07 PM
Shareen said...

I love how cute these are. Think I’ll make them for Super Bowl 46!

My usual standby Super Bowl sweet…..chocolate rice Krispy treats shaped like footballs with white icing laces. I happen to have a measuring spoon almost in the shape of a football, so that gets the shape started, but I’ve also shaped by hand.

January 15, 2012 02:24 AM
Jane said...

Just made these for the Niners vs. Saints playoffs. They were a huge hit!

Thanks for the idea!

January 15, 2012 07:52 PM
Chrissy Klaus said...

I had been looking for examples of these to show my friends and I finally found yours! They look amazing. I can not wait to whip some up!

January 17, 2012 09:19 AM
Anonymous said...

I will have to try this next week! One question, instead of using cream cheese, can I use frosting to mix with the oreos instead? Will that still work?

January 21, 2012 09:45 AM
Ani said...

So glad to see I’m not the only one who ended up with footblobs. I think I need to make a little more point on the ends. And Chocolate bark instead of chocolate sounds like a great idea. Melted chocolate chips are just too thick. Thanks for the tips and tricks!

January 26, 2012 10:54 AM
Emelia Limes said...

There amazing I am so exicted to try them ita my grandpas 80th birthday and the super bowl sunday. Thank you Bakerella.

February 4, 2012 11:19 AM
Erica said...

What would i use to pipe the stripes??!! plz help making thsese tonite for the superbowl so the quicker the better!! thanks!!

February 5, 2012 03:42 PM
Kate said...

I made these for a Super Bowl party this year! Although mine didn’t look as professional and were quite difficult to make (well, the dipping part) they were delicious and a HUGE hit! Thanks for the ideas!

February 10, 2012 03:57 PM
Josee said...

Can we make them into cake pops with the Oreo truffles recipe, will the stick stay on?

January 30, 2013 03:20 PM
Josee said...

Where do we ask our questions, I see no one gets answers…

January 30, 2013 03:33 PM
naf said...

Ur footballs r amazing! How do u make them so perfectly shaped?

February 3, 2013 11:30 AM
Brooke said...

I have made these for the past two superbowls… Always a huge hit… Had to double the batch because they disappear so fast!!!

February 3, 2013 04:26 PM
Vicki watson said...

Why not create a football shaped cakepop mold?

September 22, 2013 07:57 PM
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