How many of you remember The Sandlot?? Every time I hear the word S’more it reminds of that movie and how the kid has never heard of a S’more!! I always thinks it’s such a tragedy when people haven’t heard of foods that I love!!!! Moving has made me more aware of this, as most people haven’t heard of Puppy Chow, most pot luck salads, & Special K Bars!!!!!!!!!!! The mid-west must be in a time and place all of its own. 🙂
Anyway, moving on to the S’more Oreo Balls!!!! I tried my hand at these about year ago and they turned out ok but not as I had hoped. I used Marshmallow Cream and therefore they were a little too mushy and hard to form into balls. I kept thinking there had to be another way to get that Marshmallowy goodness taste!!!! I ordered some Marshmallow extract, and considered buying Hot Chocolate with those tiny Marshmallow so I could pick them all out and use them 🙂 I don’t know why they just don’t invent things I need….
One fine Sat. Matt and I were grocery shopping. I thought I’d try out my S’more Oreo Balls (sadly without my mini-marshmallows…. or so I thought) and Matt had asked if I would make hime some Missippi Mud Bars (he likes plain food items… brownies, cookies, white cake and white frosting plain… and if you know me I don’t do plain, if he wants plain brownies he can add water to a box and make them himself… Yes, I’m a terrible wife). Anyway, I agreed to make the brownies since they weren’t too plain for my liking so while in the baking isle I was grabbing the Marshmallow Cream when I spotted them!!!!!!
God must have opened the heavens and let the Angels sing right there in Walmart, cause it was GLORIOUS!!!!!!!! I could now make my S’more Oreo Balls they way I wanted to 🙂
P.S. I made the Missipppi Mud Bars and Matt stated sorrowfully they ‘Weren’t the way his Mom makes them’.
Anyway… Now that I had my Glorious Mini Marshmallows I was set make my Oreo Balls, and you can too!! Here’s how:
What you’ll need:
**after I had made them I would have changed a few ingredients… I used all these but wouldn’t next time, so below are the changes I would make**
1 1/2 pkgs. Golden Oreo (vanilla sandwich cookies)
**I did 1 pkg. Golden Oreos and about 1/2-3/4 cups Graham Cracker crumbs, it didn’t seem sweet enough, so I would omit the Graham Crackers next time… but feel free to use them if you want.
1-8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 container Mini Marshmallows
3 tsp. Marshmallow Extract (use Vanilla if you don’t have any Marshmallow extract)
2 TBSP. powdered sugar
1/2-1 C. mini chocolate chips
**I would use milk chocolate, or better yet some form of Hershey’s chocolate if you can mash it into tiny bits or find it in mini form…. HINT: Hershey’s needs to invent this so these will be perfect 🙂
Process cookies in food processor so they are fine crumbs. Mix in remaining ingredients (minus melting chocoalte), to make the dough.
Roll dough into small balls, the size of a cherry. Place on wax paper lined cookie sheets. Place in the fridge or freezer for about 30 min to an hour.
Melt chocolate. Dip balls in chocolate and sprinkle (if you wish) with Graham Craker crumbs and top with a (halved) mini marshmallow (also optional).
The next flavor I’ll share is Triple Chocolate that I’m making for a wedding!!! Stay tuned!!!