Aloha from Hawaii, friends! After a bit of a blogging break to make our big move to the islands I’m back at it today!
With college hoops heating up, I’ve had basketball on the brain. I’ve got a lunch, that I made for my hubs, to share with you and a recipe for a delicious game time snack. I LOVE a good theme snack and I’ll take any excuse to make OREO Cookie Balls, so today I’m going to show you how easy it is to make these Basketball OREO Cookie Balls!
The first step is to gather all your ingredients, you’ll need OREO Cookies, any flavor works and there are so many to choose from, but I went with the classic OREO Cookies this time!
You’ll also need an 8 oz. block of cream cheese, orange candy coating chips, and chocolate chips. I picked up everything I needed at my local Safeway, I also picked up some Coca-Cola Zero™ to go with his lunch.
Here’s how you do it:
- You’ll need to crumble the OREO cookies into your food processor and pulse until they’re finely ground.
- Blend your cookie crumbles and the cream cheese together
- Form ball shapes from the mixture, I like to put the tray in the freezer for a few minutes so the cookie balls can set up a bit before they get dipped.
- While you’re waiting for the cookie balls to set, get to work melting the orange chocolate coating. This is easy to do in the microwave, just work in a little at a time and don’t overheat it. I like to heat it in 30 second intervals and stir to blend each time until all the chips are well melted.
- Drop each ball into the melted orange candy coating, and roll it around until completely covered. Knock off any excess then place on parchment paper until hardened. You can put the tray in the freezer again, to speed up the hardening process.
- Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, I always add a spoonful of coconut oil to help it melt better. Use a small bottle to add in the basketball’s lines to finish off these adorable and delicious game time snacks!
Now, lunch time:
To make this lunch I paired:
- Basketball OREO Cookie Balls
- Cajun Turkey Sandwich on Flat Bread
- Clementine (that I turned into a basketball with food makers)
- Baby Carrots
- Coke Zero
Boom! A perfect game day lunch for my guy! What do you do for the big tournament? Have you filled out your brackets? Making any fun foods? Let me know in the comments and visit the Great Taste Tourney website to find out how you can enter to win some awesome prizes!
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