Frazzled Friday

Posted: March 26, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Well today seems to have been all about various "f" words. Fun, Facts, Flashbacks, Friday, and now Frazzled! Today has been one busy day. The morning went a little bit like this - wake up, have devotional time (only calm part of my day), eat breakfast, get dressed, get M dressed, feed M, pack up for the gym and extra snacks for afterwards. *deep breath*

Go to the gym for a power class, skip the abs & stretch sections to be able to leave on time to meet the Mom's Group for a walk at 10:30, get stuck at a light a crew is rewiring for an extra 10+ minutes. *another deep breath*

Arrive at the park 15 minutes late, spend an hour with some of my new mommy friends, M starts fussing because she is tired, feed her a snack and pack her up to head home for her nap. On the way home...remember I have to make a dessert and side for the cookout with my friends tomorrow night and I need to go ahead and make said dessert when I get home....breathe....breeeeaaaaattthhheee....

Hold up! We will now interrupt our Frazzled Friday programming for something Frickin' Fantastic. Oreo truffles!! Luckily, I decided not to return the ingredients for these little balls of goodness with the rest of the baby shower food, so I could have them on hand to make and bring to any of the potluck type activities our crew likes to do. After all, the shopping is the most difficult part of this recipe. Which allowed me to do our weekly grocery trip after making these, instead of before and have my list 6 items shorter. Every little bit counts, right?

Oreo truffles are a hit whenever I have made them, usually around the holidays when other truffles come out to play. Jessica from How Sweet It Is has posted about them before as well. And since no cooking is involved, mine could possibly be almost as magically delicious as I'm sure hers are. Let's get to this Fabulous recipe.

Ingredients

  • 8oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 package oreos (regular or golden - I did both versions for our party)
  • 12oz melting chocolate of choice (I did white for the regular and dark for the golden)

With those ingredients you would have no clue that I am an avid supporter of eating healthy, wholesome foods as the majority of your diet and do so myself. But all things in moderation. And you could definitely opt for healthier balls (a la Averie) but I opted for the processed kind. Mainly because I was looking forward to them last weekend and missed not sinking my teeth into one. And don't fret - the side I'm bringing will be veggies and hummus. :)

Step by Step

  1. Chop the oreos in a food processor. Or if you have pent up frustration, you can put them in a large ziploc bag and take a rolling pin, pot, or your fist to them. I'm in a good mood today so I opted for the machinery.

    waiting to grind

    all chopped up

  2. Mix the softened cream cheese into the Oreo crumbs until well combined. Please do this step in a bowl. No one likes bloody Oreos from from hands and food processor blades co-mingling.

    cream cheese and crumbs

  3. From the large Oreo ball, roll a bunch of little 1" balls and place in the fridge to taunt you until you are ready for the chocolate dipping. Or in my case, until your husband gets home and can be put to work dipping.

    the golden balls (TWSS)

  4. Melt your chocolate with a double boiler (or in the microwave) to a smooth consistency good for dipping. Be careful to melt slowly. You don't want the chocolate to seize up and get all crumbly.
  5. Let the balls and the chocolate roll around together and have a good time.
  6. Set them on parchment paper and freeze once finished until the chocolate is set and firm.
  7. Savor the goodness to help relieve the Frazzledness you earlier experienced.

    up close and personal

    take a bite out of crime - because avoiding these would be a crime

  8. Futilely attempt to have only a few. Fortunately, I have to save some for tomorrow so it kept me in control. But tomorrow, no one can stop me from eating Five...or Fifteen.

Another sign of how frazzled I was today? I completely forgot to post links to these great ladies' blogs and their giveaways! Melissa from Crunches for Cupcakes, Holly from The Balanced Broad, and Sami from Freckled Foodie.

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24 Comments to “Frazzled Friday”
  1. Ohhh my goodness! I remember seeing those on Jess’s blog. They. look. so. good!

  2. ahhh!! i’m making these! my fiance and I both LOVE oreos. What could be better??!

  3. Oreo balls are seriously a sin, aren’t they?!? We only have them at Christmas, and occasionally in the summer for a party, but now I want them NOW!!! :)

  4. These look so good. And that’s an understatement. These are like little Oreo truffles :)

  5. Heather says:

    we call those oreo balls and they are HEAVENLY. o-m-g…i think i need to make those again sooN!

  6. Jessie says:

    Haha! Veggies, hummus, and these decadent dessert balls seem like a nice balance, don’t they? ;) Sounds like you had frazzles, frantic Friday – I’ve definitely experienced those. Hope your weekend is more relaxed!

  7. lessonstolearn says:

    Oh wow! Those would calm my most frazzled nerves!

  8. Hopefully you’ll have a serene Saturday! I have a coworker who makes those Oreo balls at Christmas. Thankfully I do not like Oreos so I don’t have to worry about eating every last one!

  9. I’ve had those before and they are SO darn good!!!

  10. Oreo Truffles look SOOO yummy@ Definately want to try! :)

  11. lisaou11 says:

    They look pretty dang good! YUM!!

  12. eatspinlive says:

    Oh my goodness! Those oreo truffles look SOO AMAZING! I will most definitely have to try this recipe :) Thank you for sharing it!

  13. Oh I know how those days are! So frustrating! I made those oreo truffles for my family for Christmas. They are always a huge hit no matter where I take them :)

  14. Jennifer says:

    Thanks so much for the recipe! I’m kinda known at my church to bring the desserts for pot luck meals. And I possibly sorta of made that decision for them by bringing desserts the first few times :) I just love to bake!

  15. Thanks for the link back!

    Oh….Oreo Truffles. I had a short-lived affair with them when I made them for the first time around Christmas. Let’s just say, the batch made about 40 – and maybe a dozen of those actually made it to the party I was going to? LOL. That is a GREAT idea to use the golden Oreos!

  16. inmytummy says:

    I made those for my company’s cookie exchange last Christmas. Everyone loved them!

  17. [...] what you love. Choose wholesome foods as often as possible, but don’t feel guilty for eating some Oreo Truffles either. *cough cough* If you like a vegetarian diet, go for it. If you like meat, go for it. Make [...]

  18. Therese says:

    I made those for a Super Bowl party we went to and they are dangerous! Seriously I had a bite of one and had to put them away because I knew I could eat waaaaaay too many. The hubs had probably 4 before we even left the house.

  19. Thanks for the linkback, love! Those Oreo balls look to die for! YUM. :)

  20. [...] Oreo Truffles to go with the pink & black polka dot theme [...]

  21. Sara says:

    I think everyone will be getting these for Christmas this year. :-)

  22. [...] to the title of the post. I like balls – Mama Pea’s sugar cookie dough balls and my favorite Oreo balls. I have a holiday party and cookie exchange to attend tonight. I could not decide which treat to [...]

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