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This time of year I love making sweet treats. A favorite of my family is OREO Cookie Balls . The original recipe is easy to make and so good, but sometimes I like to change things up a bit for the holidays. For Thanksgiving this year I thought it would be fun to make the OREO cookie balls into pumpkins. They also make cute placecard holders for Thanksgiving dinner. Let me show you how easy they are to make.
OREO Cookie Balls Pumpkins
Here is the official Thanksgiving Ideas:
- 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
Optional Ingredients (if you want to turn them into Pumpkins:
- 1 to 2 packages of orange wafer melts
- small pretzel sticks
First crush the cookies.
To make the pretzel stems I broke the pretzel sticks in half. Then I inserted each stick almost to the bottom of the ball so a good about of the pretzel is in the ball.
Put in the freezer for 10 minutes. When time to dip in the orange melts I only pull out 9 to 10 balls out of the freezer at a time. I do this because if they defrost to quickly the pretzel stick can fall out when dipping the balls. To melt the orange candy melts put in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until melted.
Drop a ball into the orange melts and make sure the OREO cookie ball is all covered.
I think these turned out very pretty.
To use these as a placecard holder is very simple.
Print out my Free Place Card Leaf printable and grab some scissors and a black marker .
Cut out the leaves and add the names. Put on a plate or napkin with a pumpkin – so cute, right?
I was able to purchase everything I needed to make OREO cookie balls from Walmart. There are a lot of OREO choices to choose from.
I really loved how these turned out and I hope this is something your family will enjoy as well!