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Join Peggy Saxton and Barry Roberts for another edition of "Getting Barry Healthy!" Learn how to create low caloric delicious desserts without sacrificing the taste!
PEPPERMINT-OREO COOKIE BALLS
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Makes: 48 servings
What you need
6 candy canes, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup), divided
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 pkg (15.5 oz) Oreo cookies, finely crushed
2 pkg (8 squares each) semi-sweet chocolate, melted
2 tsp solid shortening (not butter or margarine)
Reserve 1 Tbsp chopped candy. Mix remaining candy with cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended.
Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 30 min.
Place unwrapped chocolate squares in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 2 to 2 ½ min or until chocolate is completely melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Add 2 tsp shortening.
Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Sprinkle with reserved candy.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
These cookie balls have their own built-in portion control and can be enjoyed on occasion but remember to keep tabs on portions.
How To Easily Dip Cookie Balls
To easily coat cookie balls with the melted chocolate, add balls in batches to bowl of melted chocolate. Use 2 forks to roll balls in chocolate until evenly coated. Remove balls with forks, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl. Place balls in prepared pan; let stand until chocolate coating is firm.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Dietary Fiber 1g