Cookie covered heesecake ball idea (easy treats)
I will be working out of town soon and wanted to make a quick treat for the other eight guys I will be working with. I'm staying in a suite hotel so will have a small kitchen. My mom, who makes lots of cookies and such suggested the "quick turtles" one makes with pretzels, Rolo candies and pecans or walnuts.
While looking for something else I read about Kraft cheesecake filling. I had a flash of an idea. Could I make little balls of that and roll them in crushed chocolate wafers? Would they have to stay frozen or well chilled? I found cheesecake pop recipes where a cream cheese mixture is covered with melted chocolate chips (sometimes mixed with paraffin or something), but no cookie-covered balls.
@Redstickchef: I googled a lot and found Deen's and other "pops". She and others dip in melted chocolate and with the limited supplies of a residence hotel, I decided not to do that. I did consider dipping in some of the chocolate shell that one can get, though...
@Hank. Indeed. I still may do that and use the new chocolate cream cheese. I just want to be simple and not have to buy too much more than I'll need, since I'll be on the road.
@danionavenue I would surely do that if I were at home...
if you do a quick google-fu for oreo truffles, you'll see the possibilities. i haven't used the cheesecake filling, but have used cream cheese and cookies, both without and without a chocolate coating. i use regular chocolate, not the discs or paraffin. they aren't room temp stable for very long, but make enough for 8 guys and that won't be a problem.
btw, i have used nutter-butters for this and they disappear in a flash.
however, i have always used a food pro. it's certainly possible by hand, just will take longer and the cookie won't be as fine.
you can also make spiders, and chocolate covered anything. do a search for no-bake bars too.
You could do that or do it with cream cheese or cream cheese and sugar. Add a little lemon juice for a nice touch.
You could make a white chocolate ganache and roll balls of that in oreo cookie crumbles. You could add chopped nuts to the ganache for something even more delicious.
I know that to some people the chef behind the recipe that I am about to suggest may not be one of the most esteemed chefs in the culinary world right now but Paula Deen had a recipe on foodnetwork.com for cheesecake pops that sounds very similar to what you are looking to make. Hope this helps