How can you not smile when you see these festive, and delicious!, winter treats? The snowmen can be made in advance, which make them an ideal dessert during the busy holiday season.
I have found that for every twelve cookies, I can make around twelve truffles. So adjust your ingredient totals to how many truffles you would like to make. I also eyeball the amount of cream cheese – use your best judgement as it’s nothing that can be messed up… just personal likings of gooey-ness!
I highly recommend splurging for an official chocolate candy melt pot, such as a Wilton – it makes life so much easier when making chocolate dipped desserts. If you don’t have one though, you can still melt the chocolate over the stovetop or in the microwave.
- 24 White Oreos
- 2 packages of White Chocolate Bars
- 1 container of Low Fat Cream Cheese
- Vanilla Extract
- Candy Eyes
- Red & Green Food Coloring, optional
- Black Decorating Frosting
- Orange Decorating Frosting
- Red Frosting
- White Frosting
- Pretzel Sticks for arms, optional
- Button Sprinkles, optional
You can either leave the interior part of the snowmen white or you can color them. I chose to do half red and half green. If you’re doing both colors, half the ingredients in the next steps and add a couple drops of the desired food coloring.
Place the Oreos into your food processor and grind the cookies until they’re small crumbs. Once the cookies are all crumbs, scoop in the cream cheese & add the vanilla extract (add food coloring at this point, if desired). Again, it’s more of an eyeballing the amount than an exact measurement. Start with a smaller amount of cream cheese, blend, and adjust accordingly. Scoop out the dough and roll into small, round balls. These are dense & rich, so small can go a long way. Place on a tray lined with parchment paper. Next, put the tray in the refrigerator to chill for 10 minutes.
Melt the chocolate in a Wilton candy melter, or either melt the chocolate on the stove top or in a microwave as instructed below. When the chocolate is melted, it’s time to start dipping! Use toothpicks to dip the balls in the chocolate. Once dipped, place them back on the parchment paper, stacking two balls. If you’re using candy accessories for the face, buttons & hat, add them at this time as well so it will harden in the chocolate. If you’re using frosting, wait until the chocolate shell has dried before adding the snowman details. Repeat with all the balls.
Once complete, place them in a deep container so that you can cover with SaranWrap without touching the top of the snowmen. Carefully place in the refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.
*Chocolate Melting Tips: Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl or mug, microwave for 30 seconds and then stir it well. Place back in the microwave for another 15 seconds and repeat stirring. The chocolate will continue to melt once it’s out of the microwave, so continue to stir it. It’s important not to overheat the chocolate because it will burn. You can put it back in the microwave but do it for shorter intervals and keep an eye on it.