By this point in your life, I hope you've gotten a change to enjoy an Oreo Truffle. If you haven't, you should make some. Like, right now. They're like oreos on crack.
Or maybe you're more familiar with cake pops? If you just drooled a little, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
I needed to make a treat for my class' Valentines party so I decided to combine oreo truffles and cake pops into one truly lovely thing - Vanilla Oreo Cake Pops.
The best part? These require zero baking. And I basically have no skills when it comes to cake decorating so rest assured, they're simple and fuss-free!
You need a package of oreos - I used the golden ones this time around. You also need a bar of cream cheese and a bag of candy melts. You can buy candy melts at places like Michaels and JoAnns. I've seen them at Walmart too but they usually don't have as many colors to choose from. They look like this.
Anyhow, use a food processor or blender to turn the oreos into crumbs. Then, in a large bowl, combine the crumbs with softened cream cheese. Roll that mixture into balls. Cover a plate with wax paper, place the balls on it and freeze them for about 15-20 minutes.
Follow the directions on the bag to melt the candy melts in your microwave. Grab a lollipop stick, dip one end in the candy melts and then push that same end into the top of a oreo ball. Repeat the process until all the balls have a stick in them.
Freeze the oreo balls for another 15 minutes just to set the sticks.
Then carefully dip each pop into the candy melts, being sure to cover them fully. Then gently tap the stick on the side of the bowl until the excess candy coating has dripped off.
Then just return them to the wax paper and add a few sprinkles. After a few minutes the coating will harden and you can either eat them or store them in the fridge for later.
Since I made mine for Valentines Day, I had to add cute little conversation heart ribbon.
I loved these. The kids loved them. The other staff members loved them.
The husband was sad there weren't any leftovers for me to bring home. Tragedy!
Vanilla Oreo Cake Pops
Yields about 25 - depending on how big you roll them!
1 package golden oreos
1 8oz. bar Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
1 package candy melts (any color that makes your heart flutter)
25 lollipop sticks
In a blender or food processor, pulverize the oreos into crumbs. Pour into a large bowl and mix in the cream cheese. Roll the mixture into balls. Cover a plate with wax paper and place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
Melt 1/4 of the candy melts in a small bowl, following the package directions. Remove oreo balls from the freezer. Dip one end of a lollipop stick in the melted candy coating and then plunge that same end into the oreo ball. Repeat for all the remaining oreo balls. Return them to the freezer to set for another 15 minutes.
Melt the remaining candy melts (you can add the leftovers from the previous step too). One at a time, quickly dip the oreo pops straight into the candy coating (don't spin them - tip them on their side if you need to) and give them a good even coverage. Gently tap the stick on the edge of the bowl to allow the excess coating to drip off. Place the oreo pop back on the wax paper, add sprinkles if you want and in a few minutes the coating will be set. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for up to a week.