Mmmm...cake balls. Who doesn't love these adorable little confections? They're super-cute, delicious, and a guaranteed hit at parties. But they can also be a bit of a headache to make, since the base for cake balls requires first baking a cake. Here's a time-saving idea that will get you the same look and amazing flavor of cake balls without having to turn on the oven: Candy Cane Oreo truffles. You can whip these up in a fraction of the time, and the result is YUM! Save this to store with your other holiday dessert recipes, although it may take the cake each time. Serve up these lovelies at your next holiday get-together and watch them disappear; no one will ever guess they have just four ingredients! [image:1]
- One 16 oz package mint Oreos
- 1 8oz block of cream cheese
- 2 bags of candy melts (we used white and red)
- Lollipop sticks & ribbon (optional)
How to make it
- Unwrap a large handful of Spangler mini candy canes. Crush candy canes into pieces - some smaller, some larger. We recommend placing the candy canes into a large Ziploc bag and crushing with a mallet or the side of a rolling pin. Set aside.
- Next, place the entire package of Oreos in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture resembles crumbs.
- Add cream cheese to the mixture. Mix in the food processor until well combined. You may have to scrape down the sides and "help" the mixture along if it gets stuck.
- Next, form into 1-inch balls, then place in the fridge for at least one hour to chill.
- Prepare candy melts according to package directions.
- Dip the balls in the candy melt mixture and place on wax or parchment paper. We used two spoons as we rolled the Oreo truffles in the candy mixture to get them evenly coated. Drizzle with a second color if desired. Finish by sprinkling with crushed candy canes.