With the New England Patriots out of the running, it’s hard to get excited about the Super Bowl. Unless I care who wins, the appeal just isn’t there. I’ll tell you what is appealing, though—these little helmet-shaped Oreo cookie balls!
Even though I’m still sticking to my New Year’s diet (bleh), I couldn’t resist making these. Believe it or not, I didn’t eat any—I just admired them! I’ve made them before, so I know what they taste like—incredibly rich and fudgy. They are decadent on their own–but, if you want to take it a step further, I think they’d be awesome as a cupcake topping or on a cake decorated as a football field.
Fashioning the cookie balls into helmet shapes is a little more labor-intensive than just rolling them into balls, but it’s a fun project and a fun Super Bowl dessert. I made them on a work night so I didn’t tint the chocolate to represent the Broncos’ and Seahawks’ colors, but that would certainly add to the festivities if you plan on making them for a Super Bowl party dessert.
Since I don’t care who wins on Sunday (I will watch the game, though), I wish both teams good luck—and may the best team win. I’ll be sharing cookie balls and trying not to eat any myself!
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Oreo Football Helmet Cookie Balls
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
- 36 Oreo cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
- 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) white or semisweet baking chocolate, melted
- 16 pretzel twists, each broken into 3 pieces or pretzel rings cut in half
Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls to resemble helmets. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate. Insert pretzel piece into each for the face mask. Place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Decorate helmets using decorating icing with your favorite player’s number and small round candies. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
Use food coloring to tint melted white chocolate to match the color of your favorite football team.
If you make larger cookie balls as I did, you’ll get about 24 helmets. That will make it easier to pipe the number on the helmet. I suggest not finishing these off at midnight on a work night as well to get smoother helmets with fewer chocolate smudges!
If you’re not a football fan, just make regular cookie balls.
Source: An internet recipe via my friend Mary