When OREO asked me to take part on this campaign, they didn’t have to twist my arm very hard. I love OREOs and I LOVE Peppermint. Peppermint OREOs, OMG! There’s nothing not to love about that partnership.
They gave me this AMAZING recipe to try out that I wanted to share with you guys. See below – with picts! Seriously, these were to DIE for. I’m going to have to double my workouts at the gym to make up for having eaten so many of these. So worth it.
Peppermint OREO Cookie Balls:
1 pkg (8 oz) softened cream cheese
1 pkg (15.25 oz) OREO with Peppermint Cream, finely crushed
12 oz of semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
8 Starlight Mints, crushed
Crush up the OREOs in your food processor. I’m a weirdo and only have a mini food processor so I had to do this a few times:
Mix it in a bowl with the softened cream cheese.
Once mixed well, roll them into balls, place on wax paper and put in your freezer for 10 minutes.
While the balls are freezing, melt the chocolate in a stovetop safe pan (or however you do it!)
Crush up the Starlight Mints and set aside.
After the 10 minutes in the freezer is up, get the OREO balls out and prepare to dip them into the chocolate sauce! I was very messy doing this! I tried to do it with a spoon at first but found it best to use two forks to kind of roll it around in the saucepan and get it evenly coated.
After I rolled each one, I transferred them to wax paper on my counter and sprinkled a bit of the crushed Starlight Mints on top.
Ta-da! Oh and it took about 20 minutes on my counter for everything to harden up but after that they were ready to be eaten and they were DEEEEEEEEELISH.
Lastly – one note, the Limited Edition OREOs with Peppermint Cream are only available at Food Lion for a limited time. If you live near a Food Lion, lucky you! If you don’t, I think this recipe would still work wonderfully with some regular OREOs and a couple of drops of Peppermint Extract (found in your cooking aisle)
Disclaimer: I was given a $50 Food Lion gift card as well as a box of the Peppermint Oreos to facilitate this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.