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OREO Holiday Cookie Tree

The holidays are in full swing. My calendar is filling up with school parties, work parties, gatherings with friends, traveling to visit family, and of course the big holidays filled with everyone we love. With all these events, come the question, “What recipes can I find to wow the crowd?” You know me- always looking for the next best thing!

So, I have turned to Nabisco this holiday season to find dozens of amazing recipes to help make my holidays merry (and everyone’s tummies too)! I am always looking for amazing desserts to satisfy my sweet tooth and this time I have found something incredible. If you need an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert or beautiful centerpiece for any holiday event, try this deliciously festive Nabisco recipe- OREO Holiday Cookie Tree.

I love that this recipe can be modified for any holiday by changing up the color of
the bow or using different colored melting chocolate or sprinkles. You can even
change it up with different flavored OREOs or use any kind of confection to
embellish these delicious little cookie balls.

OREO Holiday Cookie Tree

Prep Time: 30 min Total Time: 1 hr 40 min Makes 96 servings, 1 cookie ball each.

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
72 OREO Cookies, finely crushed
8 pkg. (4 oz. each) white baking chocolate, melted
2 Tbsp. EACH white sugar crystals, and white or blue sprinkles

Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
Shape into 96 (1-inch) balls.
Freeze 10 min.
Dip cookie balls into melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow wax paper-lined pan.
Drizzle with any remaining white chocolate.
Sprinkle with sugars and sprinkles.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Cover a 12-inch foam tree with plastic wrap. Insert 1 wooden toothpick into each cookie ball, then insert other end of toothpick into prepared tree. Repeat with remaining cookies balls. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Make 48 Cookie Balls at a Time
Since this cookie ball tree recipe makes so many cookie balls, you might find it easier to make 48 balls at a time. Use half of the ingredients – 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, 36 cookies and 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) white baking chocolate to make the 48 cookie balls. Decorate the coated cookie balls with half EACH of the sugars and sprinkles. Refrigerate while using remaining ingredients to make the remaining 48 cookie balls.

Foam Tree
Look for foam trees or cones at your local craft store. A 12-inch cone should fit the 96 cookie balls coated in this recipe. Or, if you use a smaller 8- to 9-inch cone, then cut the recipe ingredients in half to make just 48 cookie balls. A smaller 6-inch cone or tree should hold about 30 cookie balls. Serve any cookie balls that won’t fit on the tree on a fun holiday plate.

Size Wise
Looking for a sweet treat but don’t want to overindulge? These delicious cookie balls are the perfect way to help you keep tabs on portions.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 110 calories, 6g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 10g total sugars includes 20g added sugars, 1g protein

This dessert will make an amazing addition to any holiday spread and will be a guaranteed #HolidayWin! Don’t forget to head over the river and through the woods to your local commissary and grab all the ingredients for your Nabisco holiday dishes today. Happy holidays from my family to yours!

Erica Hemmings