Valentine’s Day at Tuck & Tate is often celebrated by our entire family through gift giving and of course, enjoying a meal together. Growing up, Nana would host a huge dinner decorating the table in pink, white and red M&Ms and other heart shaped candies. We grew up knowing that Valentine’s Day can be shared with more than a spouse and have always found fun in celebrating with friends as well. We wanted to make a dessert for Valentine’s Day that felt whimsical and was easy to share with many people. These no-bake oreo cake balls are so easy to make and a great activity in the kitchen for our readers with young children. They take very few ingredients and essentially no time. The love in these is in the decorating, which we chose to do ombre this year to up our Valentine’s Day game. Kids, parents, teachers and spouses will all enjoy these sweet treats as gifts the upcoming holiday.
Ombre Oreo Cake Balls
Makes: 16 cake balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 60 minutes – 24 hours
- 1 package regular stuffed oreos
- 12 oz cream cheese
- White melting chocolate (similar here)
- Red food coloring
- Using a food processor, blend the oreos and cream cheese until a thick “dough” is created.
- Using a tablespoon scoop, scoop the oreo “dough’ onto a parchment or tinfoil lined baking pan. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour (can be up to 24 if you want to make in advance)
- Melt the chocolate by following the instructions listed on the package. Separate the oreo balls into at least 4 groups. We made 16 total oreo balls and therefore had 4 groups of 4.
- Dip the first group of balls into the chocolate. Make sure the ball is fully covered and place it bake on the parchment baking dish. It is ok if it is messy at this point. You will be able to clean up the look once the chocolate has hardened.
- Add 2-3 drops of red food coloring to the chocolate and stir to combine. Repeat step 4 for the next set of oreo balls.
- Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all of the oreo balls have been covered with chocolate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes until the chocolate has hardened. You can serve these cold or at room temperature.
************************Despite Tate’s efforts, these are not dog friendly!******************