Oreo cookies are one of my favorite cookies of all time. I love using them in my recipes, whether it’s a smoothie, cake, or a breakfast smoothie, you can do no wrong with Oreo.
So, today we have an amazing treat for you, a Mint Oreo Balls, and a few tips on how to make them. If you’ve never had Oreo Truffles before, you are welcome. Have you previously made oreo balls? They’re really easy, tasty, and addictive. OREO Cookie Balls can also be truly customized. You can add all kinds of different toppings with your favorite OREO flavor.
They are nothing new or revolutionary, but they are so tasty, i can’t stop eating them. These are perfect for the holidays, springtime, summertime, St. Patty’s Day, and Easter. All you need is one bite and you’ll be sold.
And this recipe is not only delicious, but also easy, so easy you can make it in just a few minutes. Three ingredients are all you need.
- 1 package of Mint OREO Cookies (crushed)
- 1 brick of softened cream cheese
- 2 cups of chocolate chips – mint green & semi-sweet
First, you need to crush the oreo cookies. You can use a blander or a food processor, or simply seal the cookies in a plastic bag, and crush them with a meat mallet. Then, add the cream cheese and mix until well blended.
Use a cookie scoop and roll each scoop into a ball, then place the balls on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Freeze the balls for 30 minutes before dipping. This step is important, the cookie balls must be chilled entirely, otherwise you will end up with a lot of crumbs in your melting chocolate.
Next, melt the mint green chocolate chips in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and stir gently until smooth. If needed, return the chocolate to the microwave for 15 more seconds for additional melting.
Dip each ball in the chocolate and place them back on the lined pan. Add your favorite sprinkles, and olace them back in the fridge. Enjoy!
Surprising Health Benefits of Oreo Cookies
Oreo Contains Folic Acid and Iron. Folic acid is a form of water – soluble B vitamin from inside food folate such as pasta, cereal, flour, bread, pastries, cookies and more. Folic acid is primarily used to prevent kidney disease, folic deficiency, anemia, other neurological problems such as memory loss or disease of Alzheimer’s. Besides that, folic acid also supports the human body’s proper biological development as well as DNA production.
While iron is an essential mineral that the body needs a lot to be able to transport oxygen effectively throughout the body and, of course, to prevent iron deficiency. Iron is an important compound of hemoglobin or red blood cells, and the absence of red blood cells is actually an iron deficiency. If this happens, less than optimal quantities of oxygen are transported throughout the body, resulting in rapid fatigue, exhaustion, headache, and energy loss.
Oreo Contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2 as well as Vitamin B3. Oreo cookies have many health benefits. In yeast, grains, beans, nuts or meat, vitamin B1 or thiamine can be found. Thiamine is considered useful for the treatment of poor appetite, colitis ulcerative or continuous diarrhea. Thiamine can also be used to boost energy, as a stress relief, or to prevent memory loss, which is also needed to properly process carbohydrates.
Second, vitamin B2 or riboflavin, in other words, is another form of B vitamin that serves as a key to normal cell growth and function, for example in skin, digestive tract lining, blood cells, or brain. In protein sources such as milk, eggs, meat or nuts plus green vegetables, riboflavin can also be found.
And finally, by improving HDL cholesterol levels and reducing triglycerides plus cardiovascular risks, vitamin B3 or niacin is important for the body to achieve generally good health. It also reduces the likelihood of atherosclerosis on some people, or artery hardening. With vegetables, poultry, meat, seafood or eggs, niacin can be obtained.
Oreo is also known for its high content of sugar and calories. One Oreo cookie of normal size already contains 70 calories, while Oreo’s recommended serving per person is 140 calories, which is only 2 cookies. You are also likely to experience a weight gain at the end of the day, apart from increased calorie intake.
Oreo contains enriched flour. The calories that make up enriched meal are primarily carbohydrates that are quickly digested and absorbed, which can increase blood sugar quickly in return.
Because of its filling, oreos are also known to have high sugar fat content. High sugar and fat content, apart from weight gain, also leads to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and several other serious health issues.