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When do you put up your Christmas tree? Mine went up on December 1st this year. So exciting! It’s the first year in the 12 years we’ve been married that my husband and I have an actual Christmas tree instead of a little tiny one. It’s super important now since our daughter is four and reallllly into the magic of Christmas. It’s going to be such a fun holiday this year!
My Christmas tree inspired me to create an edible tree out of OREO Cookie Balls. This would be perfect for a party, activity with kids, or your table centerpiece for Christmas dinner.
OREO Cookie Balls are one of my favorite treats to have during the holidays. They’re very easy to make and so delicious. I added OREOs to my shopping list and picked them up at Walmart earlier this week:
For my OREO Cookie Ball Christmas Tree, I used melted white chocolate colored green to dip the OREO dough into. You could use green if you like or even make a white tree, which would be really pretty!
A tooth pick inserts easily into the bottom of each OREO Cookie Ball to allow it to be placed on the tree.
I used an 8 inch floral cone as the base of the tree. This is not necessarily food safe, so I left the plastic wrap on the cone and also wrapped it in aluminum foil.
The cookie balls insert pretty easily into the cone. Push the toothpick in at a downward angle and leave a little space between the OREO Cookie Ball and the cone.First layer:
Try to fit the OREO Cookie Balls as close together as possible.
I found it best to start at the top of the cone and work my way down.
I used a few ounces of melted white chocolate to decorate the tree. Simply pour the chocolate into a zip top bag, close, then snip off a tiny bit of the corner with scissors to make a piping bag. Not super professional, but just fine for this project.
My little helper!
All done with the OREO Cookie Balls!
I used melted white chocolate to attach red and green chocolate candies to the base of the tree:
To decorate the simple white plate I served the OREO Cookie Ball tree on, I just poured on some white sugar sprinkles to look like snow:
OREO Cookie Balls Recipe
1 pkg (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
4 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
1. MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
2. SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
3. CUSTOMIZE it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills.
4. REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.
Share and enjoy!
Wouldn’t this be a really stunning (and yummy!) center piece for your holiday table?
OREO Cookie Balls are one of my favorite food gifts to give at Christmas. Place them in mini cupcake papers and then into a gift box or tin. Tie the package up with a pretty ribbon, attach a Christmas card, and deliver to your friends, family, teachers, pastors, neighbors, and anyone else that comes to mind!
How do you like to make OREO Cookie Balls? Do you use any specific flavor of cream cheese or OREOs? For more holiday OREO Cookie Ball recipes, visit this site: http://cbi.as/14pvf