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cherry cookie balls

Recipe details:

cherry cookie balls

what you need

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed
  • 40 maraschino cherries, patted dry
  • 12 ounces white baking chocolate, melted
  • 8 drops red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoon red colored sugar

here's how

  1. Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
  2. Shape into (1-1/2inch) balls; press to flatten. Top each with cherry; wrap cream cheese Mixture around cherry to completely enclose cherry. Re-roll into balls. Freeze min.
  3. Mix melted chocolate and food coloring until blended. Dip balls in chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Sprinkle with sugar. Refrigerate hour or until firm.
  4. Variation: Omit food coloring and colored sugar. Prepare using ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

tip

To easily coat cookie balls with the melted chocolate, add balls, in batches, to bowl of melted chocolate. Use 2 forks to roll balls in chocolate until evenly coated. Remove balls with forks, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl. Place balls in prepared pan; let stand until chocolate coating is firm.