Peanut Butter / Chocolate Cookie Balls

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This is a recipe that I altered. The original recipe was called Cookie Balls and
was given to me my a friend ( I do not know where she got it).
I like Peanut Butter and Chocolate better than Chocolate and Peanut Butter.
So I altered the recipe. You can put more or less Peanut Butter in it to suit your taste.
Makes about 80 Balls.
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Step 1: Ingredients:

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1lb 1oz Oreo Cookies (1 bag)
or about 1 lb chocolate sandwich cookies

1/4 cup Peanut Butter
6oz Cream cheese

Package of Almond Bark (vanilla)
Package of Chocolate Candy Coating (usually found next to the Almond Bark

Other accessories useful:
Food Processor
Pastry bag or ziploc bag
Dipping fork - found on cake decorating section on craft stores
or stores like Walmart. (that's where I got mine)

Step 2: Mixing Ingredients

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Add as many cookies to the food processor as it can hold and process, then
add more cookies and process until all are finely ground.
Then add 1/4 cup of peanut butter to the food processor mix, Next
add the 6 ounces of cream cheese and process until completely mixed.
using your clean hands or a plastic baggie on your and and press into pan.

Step 3: Making the balls

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Refrigerate for about 1 hour. After time is up, take out and cut into
3/4 inch squares. Take each square and press into a ball.
DO NOT ROLL as they will crumble if you roll.
Then refrigerate again for about 1 hour.

If you want you can leave them as squares
or make both ball and squares.
blackweb1 year ago
You can use skewers also to dip them in the chocolate as long as they are cold enough.
Have you tried this recipe using Nutter Butters? I bet that would be peanutastic!
doomsdayltd4 years ago
instead of putting in oreo's, make a cookie mix in a cake pan then crumble it up (don't process it) then add in the peanut butter and cream cheese at the same time and mix with your hands until you can form a ball. it should help out the size of the ball and taste
doomsdayltd4 years ago
this is very interesting recipe its similar to my cake balls!
S1894 years ago
They look beautiful. Great for giving (and snacking). Nice.
DBuzz4014 years ago
This recipe has been a huge hit for me at family parties and Holiday get-togethers!  I have family asking me for more every time!

I also mix together food coloring to white almond bark to make creative pastel colors for Easter, Christmas, and Valentine's Day.

Thanks for the GREAT idea!
sadiecoons5 years ago
Those look SOOOO good! Thanks for the idea!!!
This is CREEPY! My dads girlfriend Mary just made these exact cookie balls (she called them truffles.) Oh their soooooo goood! :[ I want one right now.
dehlome5 years ago
for a christmas version get red and green choclate it looks really nice
Oohh! Looks really good! I'm going to try to make some!
sarahrae6 years ago
I was going to make some for V-day, how do they keep-just left in a container or should I refrigerate?
Bloonie (author)  sarahrae6 years ago
I leave them out in a container. I know I have had a few that lasted a week but the glossy shine fades. I make them a day or two ahead when I am taking them somewhere. Hope this helps.
EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!! They have these at the Heritage Festival, a carnival, in the town I live! The people who sell them call them oreo balls. I am always stoked about the Heritage Festival because of these, I'm addicted, now i can make them myself!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....cough cough.........thanks for the awesome recipe
Bloonie (author)  sk8trboipyro6 years ago
For Oreo Balls you add more cream cheese and leave out the peanut butter. But I like peanut butter.
fisherdan6 years ago
Wow! These look and sound great. I think even I could make them. Thanks for the clear instructions.
JellyWoo6 years ago
I made these today with a couple of twists: I put a handful of peanut brittle into the food processor, ground it into a coarse sugar consistency, then rolled each cookie ball around in it prior to dipping. Then, I sprinkled a little bit of the ground up peanut brittle over each one after dipping. They taste like chocolate - peanut butter - Butterfinger cookie balls! YUM! I also made a batch in which I substituted cherry preserves for the peanut butter. Chocolate - cherry cookie balls! I had to cut back on the amount of preserves, though, as it is wetter than the pb. I used about four tablespoons for the recipe above (instead of the 1/4 cup pb). You could use raspberry, strawberry, or any flavor jam you like! Thanks for a great instructable! :)
dukwjay6 years ago
My son and I tried this out. WOW! Yummy and easy to make. We were so inspired, we started dipping other stuff in the leftover chocolate!
PKM6 years ago
Does Almond Bark have a generic name? I think I can find Oreos but I've never heard of almond bark. These look amazing! Your intro shot is so good I thought it was a stock photo of the commercial equivalent of what you are making, and it took step 5 to convince me that you'd made them. Mmmm... now I'm hungry.
coerul PKM6 years ago
Almond Bark is the generic name, sort of. It's a type of chocolate and it's a candy, so it can be confusing. Almond Bark (the chocolate) is actually artificial chocolate made with vegetable fats instead of cocoa butter, and it's usually sold in large blocks. It's called almond bark because it's the type of chocolate you use to MAKE almond bark (the candy.) The candy just has almonds in it, and you pour it out and break it up into flat "bark"-like pieces. :D This recipe also works for peanut butter balls, which are also delicious. <3
Oscelot6 years ago
Something you might try - stick each on toothpicks to dip them. We do it when we make buckeyes every year.
Bloonie (author)  Oscelot6 years ago
Oscelot, Thank for the tip. Next time I make them I will try that, it sounds so much easier.
petter pan butter alert?
yummy! looks so good!
there's been a, peter pan peanut butter alert... WHAT DO YOU MEAN A PETER PAN PEANUT BUTTER ALERT!
Bloonie (author)  thebluemartyr6 years ago
There was an alert in 2007 and the shelves were cleared and they finally brought it back to the stores. I have not heard of anymore alerts. It is the only peanut butter I use. As there is no SOY in it, at least not yet.
I had a like, 1 gallon tub of salmonella infected peanut butter, I ate 1/2 of it and didnt get
i know, thats just a quote from tourettes guy :p
Spectrace6 years ago
omg those look so good. i love chocolate and peanut butter. and its twice as good when theyre together. i see that you also have peanut butter creme oreos, where did you find them!? favorited :)
Bloonie (author)  Spectrace6 years ago
Thank you for the great comments, as this was my first instructable and I was a little worried about getting it right. Spectrace, Our Walmart carries the peanut butter oreos along with mint oreos and regular oreos. PKM, Cloudhaacker is correct any grocery store should carry it in the baking section of the store. Mine was in with the bags of chocolate chips.
thanks. i'll have to look for them. We can swap the chocolate covering with chocolate and white stripes if we want im assuming.?
Bloonie (author)  Spectrace6 years ago
Yes, you can also buy green, red, etc colored candy coating at craft store in the baking section. White topping with red or green stripes would be nice. You can even swirl on top instead of stripes. They are so easy to do. If you like more chocolate than peanut butter, I would use maybe 1/4 cup of peanut butter instead of 1/2 cup.
i love pb. i was on a reese's craze a while ago, just wanted to keep eating those peanut butter cups. i ate so many haha
laradioken6 years ago
Where does the peanut butter come into play? or did I gloss over that part?
Bloonie (author)  laradioken6 years ago
In step 2. You add 1/2 peanut butter and than the cream cheese. This give more peanut butter than just using the cookies. If you want chocolate use less peanut butter. Hope this helps.
edrainkona6 years ago
I was wondering, are these crunchy on the inside?
Bloonie (author)  edrainkona6 years ago
They are not crunchy inside. My husband says they are kind of like a brownie.
PKTraceur6 years ago
Yummy! However i would like more chocolate... :)
I've made these before, but not with peanut butter...I'll have to try it! I also just always rolled the balls by hand by warming it a little, your way looks much easier! I wonder what it would be like if i used chunky peanut butter?...hmmm ;) PKM, almond bark is a generic thing, the brand name i use is Gurley's, look for it with the baking goods like flour & stuff-Candy quic is kinda nasty, but it sells ( I work in a homeowned department/grocery superstore) Hope that helps!
jnixon6 years ago
Looks delicious!!