My alarm goes off at 5:00am every morning, Monday through Friday. That’s life with a house full of teenagers who need Mom to wake them up to get ready for school. So when my alarm went off this morning at 5, I was pretty excited to see an email from the school district announcing a 2-hour delay due to icy roads. I set my next alarm for 7:00, and promptly fell back to sleep.
At 7, I checked my emails again. Sure enough, the school district had sent an update: school is cancelled! We have a SNOW DAY (with no snow on the ground. Go figure!).
Lazy days with no school call for baking projects with the kids! I’m currently brainstorming what we can make together today.
Last time we had a snow day, we made these delicious, can’t-stop-eating-them Oreo snowballs. I was kind of hoping that the kids (and my husband) wouldn’t like them as much as they did…so that I could claim more for myself. I suppose it’s a good thing that I was forced to share them.
My family loves our Oreo cookies, but the Oreo snowballs that we made were over-the-top amazing. These snowballs are WAY more fun than the cold kind we make outside…(and they taste better, too!). Don’t get me wrong. We love the snow, but we enjoy staying cozy and dry even more!
Did I mention that these require only 3 (possibly four) ingredients and that they are NO-BAKE?! Unless you are actually snowed in and can’t get to the store to buy ingredients, you really have no excuse.
Here’s how easy it is to make Oreo Snowballs:
- 1 package of Oreo cookies, crushed
- 8 ounce package of Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
- 12 ounces white chocolate
- Optional: white sprinkles or crystal sugar
1. Crush the Oreo cookies in a blender or for more hands-on involvement, place Oreos in a gallon size freezer bag and have the kids roll them into crumbles with a rolling pin.
2. Blend softened cream cheese into the crushed Oreos. You can also blend the two by placing both ingredients into a gallon size zip top bag and kneading the cream cheese into the Oreos. Kids love this!
3. Roll the Oreo-cream cheese mixture into balls (about a tablespoon each). Place your balls on a baking sheet covered with a sheet of wax paper.
4. Place your rolled balls into the freezer for at least 10 minutes.
5. Remove the Oreo balls from the freezer; melt your white chocolate according to package directions.
6. Dip each cookie ball in white chocolate. You can use your fingers, a spoon, two tooth picks…whatever works best for you to dip your Oreo balls. Place chocolate-covered balls on another sheet of wax paper and immediately sprinkle them with white sugar crystals – they dry fast!
7. As soon as the white chocolate has hardened, your snowballs are ready to eat!
What are your favorite things to do on snow days (or just run-of-the-mill days off of school)?
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