These little yummies were SO good. and SO easy. Milk's favorite cookie plus peppermint? Be still my rumbling tummy:)
1 8oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1 package of Peppermint OREO cookies
4 packages of semi-sweet baking chocolate
8-10 candy canes, crushed ( I cheated and used pre-crushed mints from Costco ;)
1// Blend up cookies until they are finely crushed
2// Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended. (The second time making these I learned how MUCH easier it is to use clean hands for this part, rather than mixing utensils.)
It took a lot of self control to not lick some of the yumminess off my hands during mixing. Somehow, I was able to keep it together:)
3// Shape the mixture into 1 inch round balls. Throw in the freezer for 10 minutes.
4// While dough balls are freezing, melt baking chocolate in the microwave. Then, dip balls in melted chocolate. To help make the dipping go more smoothly, I used forks to to gently scoop them out the melted
chocolate yumminess and then let the excess chocolate drip off in the ball.
5// Set on lined wax-paper pan and sprinkle the crushed candy canes on before the chocolate hardens and the candy won't stick.
6// Refrigerate for an hour and then store cookie balls...unless you're like and the chocolate-peppermint combo is too much to handle and you have to "sample" a few ;)
If you need a fun, easy treat to bring to your New Year's Eve festivities, these little dough balls pack a tasty punch!
All this baking chit-chat has made me hungry...I need a snack;)