Turtle Oreo Balls

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pkg Oreo Cookies (approx. 40)
  • 8 oz. pkg Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • Rolo candies (approx. 40)
  • Chopped Pecans (1/4 cup)
  • 3/4 pkg. Almond bark (chocolate or white)
  • optional additional chopped pecans added to the batter

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place Oreo cookies (and optional additional chopped pecans) in a food processor and pulse until crumbled.
  2. Cut cream cheese into 8 pieces and add 2 at a time to food processor.  Run food processor 2 or 3 seconds each time you add cream cheese.
  3. Run the food processor for an additional 30 seconds until the cookies and cheese are completely combined into a single batter.
  4. Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop the batter.
  5. Press in a Rolo candy.
  6. Pinch the batter over the candy.
  7. Roll into a ball in your hand.
  8. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  9. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  10. Cool in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
  11. Melt chocolate until smooth in microwave.  Do about 3 blocks at a time.  Microwave on high, stirring every 15 seconds.
  12. Use a fork to dip the chilled balls in the chocolate.
  13. Shake to remove the excess chocolate and place it back onto the cookie sheet to cool.
  14. Trim excess chocolate from the bottom with kitchen shears.

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