Do Not Preheat Oven—This Is a No Bake Recipe!
1 package Oreo Cookies
8 ounces brick-style cream cheese (not whipped—I used Philadelphia Cream Cheese)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Crush Oreo cookies in a food processor or by crushing them with a rolling pin. Unwrap cream cheese and soften in microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Add crushed Oreo cookies to the bowl and mix up thoroughly.
Cover bowl and place in refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove, and roll into bite-sized balls. Stick a toothpick into each ball on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Place cookie sheet with the Pop In Your Mouth Chocolate Candy in refrigerator for another 1-2 hours. (Overnight is better)
Place one cup of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat on HIGH for 1 minute until melted. Using the toothpick, dip the balls one by one into the melted chocolate and return to cookie sheet.
Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. When ready, arrange on a pretty platter and serve.
Hannah’s 2nd Note: If you plan to serve these at a party, use pretty toothpicks when you make the balls and leave them in place so that your guests will have a way to pick them up off the platter without getting chocolate on their fingers.
Yield: Approximately 100 Pop In Your Mouth Chocolate Candies depending on the size of the balls.
Life in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama–especially the Swensen family. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery–let alone the town’s most recent murder…
Hannah is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident. She’s eager to clear her name once and for all, but her troubles only double when she finds the judge bludgeoned to death with his own gavel–and Hannah is the number one suspect. Now on trial in the court of public opinion, she sets out in search of the culprit and discovers that the judge made more than a few enemies during his career. With time running out, Hannah will have to whip up her most clever recipe yet to find a killer more elusive than the perfect brownie. . .
Joanne Fluke lives in Southern California with her husband, her kids, his kids, their three dogs, one elderly tabby, and several noisy rats in the attic.
Visit her website at www.murdershebaked.com