This amazingly delicious OREO Cookie Ball Dip and football shaped OREO cookie balls are perfect for your next game day party (and girly football party) and are part of a shop that has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always all opinions are mine alone. #OREOCookieBalls #CollectiveBias
Ah the football season. A time when weekend plans are put on hold until the game schedule has been checked once, twice, sometimes three times over, just to ensure that there is no conflict. A time when guys get together and watch the game…but wait a second…let’s pump those breaks…girls like football too!
In fact, I know some girls that are more into the game than some guys (ahem, not going to call anyone out, you know who you are.) And every time I see football parties I always think that they could use a little girly flair.
So when I was picking up some game day supplies at Walmart I decided to invite some girlfriends over to have a girly get together for the game (don’t worry, I said boys were allowed too). Since I had the theme of black-white-pink (classy with a little girly flair) in my mind, I thought “what better food to fit the ‘black-white’ theme than OREOS?”
And is it just me, or are football games at the most awkward times? At 2 or 3 in the afternoon everyone has already had lunch, but is not ready for dinner yet. That’s where party snacks come in! You don’t need a ton of things to have a successful party, but definitely something involving chocolate (little footballs) something to dip (OREO cookie ball dip) and then something salty (I put out some cheese, pepperoni and crackers). It was just the perfect amount of game day snacks if I do say so myself.
To make the football shaped OREO cookie balls it’s quite simple, but I could honestly be the poster child on trying the wrong way to decorate them…really I feel like someone should thank me for sharing the most effective way to decorate them. For covering the footballs in chocolate don’t dip them in a bowl of melted chocolate and loose them, don’t poke them with a fork and then try to cover them…no…the most effective way to coat them in chocolate is by taking a little spatula (or butter knife) and spreading the melted chocolate on them, then place them on covered cookie sheet. Another tip I’m going to share with you: when making the little football lines melt the chocolate and then spoon the white chocolate into a small baggie, cut one end off, and then use that as a piping bag (don’t try to make the lines by free-forming it with a fork dipped in the melted chocolate like I did…it will lead to a giant mess, just trust me!)
Then to make the football shaped OREO cookie ball dip you’ll make the dip, then spoon it onto a serving plate that has been covered with wax paper or parchment paper and spread it into the shape of a football, then you’ll cover it with crushed OREOS, press them into the dip and then make football lines out of white chocolate.
So grab a plate and dig in!
- For the OREO cookie ball footballs-
- 1 pkg 8 oz. brick cream cheese, softened
- 36 OREO Cookies finely crushed (about 3 cups, 1 package of cookies)
- 3 pkg. 4 oz. each semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted (or 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips)
- 2 Tbs white chocolate chips for decorating, optional
- For the OREO cookie ball football dip
- 1 pkg 8 oz. brick cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter softened (1/2 stick butter)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tbs vanilla extract
- 36 OREO Cookies finely crushed (about 3 cups, 1 package of cookies, crumbs divided)
- 2 Tbs white chocolate chips melted
- Pretzels vanilla wafer cookies, strawberries for serving with the dip
- To make the OREO cookie ball footballs-
- MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended (I used a stand mixer but feel free to mix by hand).
- SHAPE into footballs (I used two spoons to shape them into footballs) and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Freeze 10-15 min. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl by microwaving in 30 second intervals, stirring in between each interval (mine took 1 min 30 sec).
- Dip footballs in melted chocolate (I found the best way to do this was to use a small spatula or a butter knife and spread it on the footballs; place in single layer back onto the parchment lined baking sheet.
- Melt white chocolate chips (mine took only 30 seconds) and then spoon into a baggie or piping bag make the little white lines on the footballs.
- REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.
- To make the OREO cookie ball football dip.
- Mix together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and half of the crushed OREOS (I used a stand mixer but feel free to stir by hand, it might take a little muscle).
- Line a serving plate with parchment paper or waxed paper. Using a spatula or spoon spread the dip onto the plate into a football shape.
- Now take the remaining OREO cookie crumbs and press onto all sides of the dip. Tilt plate and pour off excess cookie crumbs.
- Melt white chocolate chips and spoon into a baggie and cut off the tip or into a piping bag and decorate the top of the football with white marks. Arrange pretzels, wafer cookies and sliced strawberries around the football dip and serve. Store dip in the refrigerator.