Today is the Tribe Home Opener! I’m super excited that baseball season is back and am looking forward to walking to many games this spring and summer. Last summer, my friend Devin and I had a friendly competition going to see who could see the most games, and though we both lost count, I’m proud to say that B and I probably hit up at least 15 games.
In honor of Opening Day, last year I shared a list of some of my favorite baseball desserts – so this year I decided to share a new one: Cookies and Cream Truffles! Just buy a red edible color marker and these can easily become baseballs for any Opening Day or Home Opener celebrations.
Baseball Home Opener Dessert: Cookies and Cream Truffles
Here’s what you need:
- 1 (16 0z) package of regular Oreos (don’t be tempted by the double stuff ones – I hear they don’t work as well)
- 1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese, room temperature (aka nice and soft)
- Chocolate for melting – I used vanilla candy melts but you can probably use chocolate chips as well. These would be good with vanilla or regular/dark chocolate.
- Put all the Oreos in your food processor. I may have eaten a few (quality control) so all 16 oz didn’t actually go into the food processor … but you get it. Blend them well until they are very fine crumbs.
- Add the cream cheese, one quarter at a time, into the food processor with the crumbs. Mix well until you have a dark mushy (but delicious) blog in the food processor. When that happens, roll the mixture into small one-inch balls. Place the balls on parchment paper and freeze for approximately 1 hour or so, or until hardened.
- After the balls are hard, melt your chocolate and then dip the little balls. I like to use a fork and tap it against the side of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate.
- Place the dipped balls back on the parchment paper and let cool/dry.
Feel free to decorate (while wet) with sprinkles or Oreo cookie crumbs. I waited until mine were dry and then drew baseball stitching in honor of the Indians Home Opener. Go Tribe!
And I dare you not to sing this while making them: