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Being a stay at home mom is awesome. Sometimes, being able to throw a party gets me out of the rut that I get in though. I love having other kids over, or friends, or other families over. It just breaks up the every day to day stuff, and gives me the opportunity to let my love of being social come out.
I think game day is one of the best excuses to throw a party. I love it. The other day we had so much fun with our friends. We all got got together, chatted, ate some tacos, watched the game, and enjoyed a fabulous recipe from OREO that I’m going to share with you. Of course, as you’d expect, I did all of this on a budget without breaking the bank.
I decided I wanted to do something quick and easy for dinner, so we set up a taco bar. It was perfect. Our friends have older kids, and they were able to pick their toppings and such. Our kids are crazy picky, and I think they ate chips, and strawberries, lol.
I wanted to make a variety of flavors for the OREO Cookie Balls, and so I found this fun OREO display at Walmart that had so many kinds of OREOs. I had my 3 youngest kids with me, and they helped pick out what we got. We picked regular OREOs, Golden OREOs, Birthday Cake OREOs, and Mint OREOs.
It was fun to put these OREO Cookie Balls together. I decided it’d be fun to do a time laps video on my phone while I made them. You can see how life really is with kids … they were distracted, then found me, needed to help. Then distracted, then crackers appear, then they’re helping, then they’re gone, then we’re done, lol. It’s funny.
Making the OREO cookie balls is super simple. You just crush the cookies, then mix with cream cheese, shape and then let them freeze for about 10 minutes, and then dip in chocolate.
I wanted to have some fun with the OREO Cookie Balls for the game day party we were throwing. So, I shaped some into footballs, and some into flatter balls and put X and O on them to make the Game Play Book. In the footballs, I also added a fun little surprise INSIDE in the middle. I cut up small candy bars and wrapped the cookie ball around it. It was super yummy, and no one was expecting to have something in the middle.
I also tried to make football helmets … but they didn’t turn out too well, lol. So they’re just balls and I stuck some football toothpicks that I found at Walmart in them. Sometimes things aren’t perfect, but they can still be used and no one will really care. 😉
I grabbed some white and black plastic table clothes while I was at Walmart as well and cut them into stripes and then used a large yarn needle and some twine and just threaded together the stripes. It reminded me of a referee uniform. It was a quick and easy (and inexpensive) backdrop. The kids loved the OREO cookie balls!
I found these props for a Photo Booth and thought everyone (of all ages) could enjoy this. The backdrop is actually just a paper table cloth. I just hung it up and had a bowl with all the props. It was quick and easy , and again, perfect for a tight budget. 🙂
What kind of OREOs would you use to make #OREOCookieBalls ?
OREO Cookie Balls
Easy and delicious Oreo Cookie Balls.
- 1 pkg (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
- 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
- 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
- White chocolate, melted
- Small candies to go in the middle
- MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
- SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
- CUSTOMIZE it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills.
- REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.
- 1 hour or until firm.
- Share and enjoy!
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