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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What's cooking? Wednesday

Confession time - I don't like to cook.  It's not that I don't know how to cook or that I can't cook. I just would rather do something else.  Because of that, I am always on the lookout for recipes that are quick, easy to make, and use ingredients that are pretty basic.  When browsing through recipe books at the bookstore or library, I glance at the type and number of ingredients and if the majority of ingredients are unfamiliar, I know I don't need that book.

Over the next several weeks, I hope to share some of the recipes that have become favorites with my family.  It's hard to find something that everyone likes and these have (in general) passed the test of 10 picky palates.  :)

Today was my grandson's birthday and he wanted me to make Oreo cake balls so that is my first recipe here.

Oreo Cake Balls

1 16 oz package Oreos, any flavor (not Double Stuf). We used Mint Oreos today
1 8 oz package cream cheese.  I usually use Fat Free or Light

Combine both ingredients in food processor until thoroughly mixed or mash up really, really good in a plastic bag with a rolling pin.  Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour.  Form into 1 inch balls.  Freeze until ready to coat with chocolate.

Chocolate Coating
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. Candy Melts
1-2 T. Crisco

Melt ingredients in double boiler.  Stir until smooth.  Make sure NO water gets into the chocolate!  It will make it separate.  The Candy Melts are made for dipping candy and the chocolate chips improve the flavor.  The Crisco makes it a little thinner and easier to coat.  For the green balls on the right, I used white Candy Melts and mint chips. 

Use a fork to dip the balls into the chocolate to coat completely.  Put onto wax-paper or parchment covered cookie sheet.  Before they harden you can add sprinkles, coconut, nuts or other decorations.

That's it!  


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