Mini Monets and Mommies: Cotton Candy Cookie Ball Truffles

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cotton Candy Cookie Ball Truffles

Cotton candy Oreos! Oh, I’ve been waiting for these special edition cookies. When I heard they were at Target, I rushed out to get a pack. Sadly, I couldn’t find them. Then I read a food blogger’s tale of searching high and low only to find the sweet treats hidden on a display at the end of the cookie aisle. And, there they were! Ok, so I may have torn open the pack and eaten a few in the parking lot. After all, I’ve been kind of fantasizing about them for a few weeks now.

Cotton Candy Oreos

So, what did I plan on doing with these cotton candy cookies (other than the obvious – eating them)? I had big plans to make cookie truffle balls. I admit it – I am completely addicted to sugar. The sweeter the better. If you are like me, then these special edition snacks will make your knees weak. On the other hand, if you’re just not in to sugar, you will reel in disgust over the flavor – and yes, they do taste just like cotton candy.

I made a few different kinds of Oreo balls with these cookies. The whole cotton candy thing reminded me of a circus or carnival. That made me think of clowns. As you’ll see, I made a few regular truffles and then I tried out cotton-coated clowns. While these might not exactly be everyday fare, they are perfect for a kids’ circus-themed birthday party or as treats for the school carnival bake sale!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Cotton Candy Special Edition Oreos – If you don’t have a Target near you (and can’t find them in another store), you can buy them online too.

·        White chocolate

·        Pink and/or blue sprinkles

·        Cotton candy

·        Candy eyes

·        6 oz. softened cream cheese

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Crush the cookies in a food processor, until they are the consistency of sand.
 
Oreo Recipe

2.     Mix the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese in a large bowl. Use your hands to get a thorough mix.
Sweet Treat

3.     Roll the mix into balls. I like a golf ball size, but you can make them bigger or smaller.
Truffle Dessert

4.     Put the cookie balls on a wax paper-covered plate and pop them into the freezer for an hour.

5.     Take the cookies out of the freezer.

6.     Heat up the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. I microwaved mine for 45 seconds, but yours may take more or less time depending on the strength of your microwave. Start slowly, and add on more time if it doesn’t melt. Be careful, the chocolate (and the bowl) will be very hot.

7.     Place a cookie ball in the chocolate. Using a spoon, roll it around. When it’s completely covered, spoon it out onto a piece of wax paper.

8.     Toss a few sprinkles on top.
 
Chocolate Desserts

9.     Another option: Press cotton candy all of the way around the chocolate, making a fuzzy coating.
Oreo Balls

10.    And yet another other: Press two candy eyes onto the cookie ball. Add cotton candy on top to make a floppy clown wig!
 
Chocolate Recipes

Are you looking for more Oreo ball recipes? Follow my Pinterest board for ideas!

 
    Follow Mini Monets and Mommies's board Oreo Truffle Balls on Pinterest.

3 comments:

  1. I love cotton candy, but I was afraid to buy those oreos for some reason. These turned out so cute, I love the ones with the cotton candy hair.

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  2. Those cookie sound amazing and I love the circus themed cookie truffles - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  3. LOVE the cotton candy hair!!! What a FUN treat for kids. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/05/14/home-matters-linky-party-37/ :)

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