As promised, here is the recipe for my all-time favorite birthday party – and all other parties – treat Strawberry Oreo Cream Cheese Pops!
The recipe is super easy, just like our favorite cookie recipe, and you don’t really need any special tools to make them. I often end up eating half of the mixture with a spoon, so be aware of that when deciding about the quantities you need!
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Ingredients for about forty 30gr Strawberry Oreo Cream Cheese Pops recipe
- 6 packs of Strawberry cheesecake flavored Oreo cookies (or other) (appr. 900gr)
- 300gr cream cheese (maybe a little more)
- 500gr chocolate of your choice
- 100gr chocolate for decoration
- 1-2 teaspoons coconut butter
Other things you will need:
- 40 cake pop sticks
- A dish
- Baking paper
How to make Strawberry Oreo Cream Cheese Pops
The first step is to buy your favorite Oreo cookies (or similar) – mine is strawberry flavored, but the classic flavor also works great, and someday I will definitely try out some other flavors as well (don’t use chocolate covered cookies). Back at home, smash them into crumbles! You can use a blender or a food processor for that, but you can also smash them by putting them into a plastic bag and roll them with a rolling pin.
Then add the cream cheese and mix it really well. As there are different brands of cream cheese, I can’t give you the exact amount you will need… it is better for you to add the cream cheese little by little (say 100gr a time) and see how your mixture is before adding more. The mixture has to be firm (keep in mind that it will go into the fridge where it will become a little firmer), but not crumbly or too runny, so you may be able to roll it into little round balls. Put the mixture into the fridge for one hour or so.
While the mixture cools, you can melt the chocolate. You can use strawberry-flavored white chocolate and add some color to it, or dark chocolate or even milk chocolate. It’s all up to you! I use to add one teaspoon of coconut butter into the chocolate, which adds flavor and texture but also gives a nice shine to the chocolate.
Line a dish with some baking paper. Take the mixture out of the fridge and start rolling small balls out of it. I usually make each ball with 30gr of the mixture, but you can use more for bigger cake pops, or less for wrapped treats. Place each ball onto the lined dish. It is a good idea to put the dish with the Oreo balls into the fridge again, for ten minutes or so.
Take the Oreo Cream Cheese balls out of the fridge. Dip one end of your stick into the melted chocolate and push it through one ball (without lifting the ball at all). Repeat for every other ball and return to the fridge for ten minutes so the chocolate firms up.
After that, take them out of the fridge and carefully dip each Oreo Cream Cheese pop into the melted chocolate, covering the whole ball. You can always heat up your chocolate a little if you notice that it is not as runny as you need it to be. Let the excess chocolate drip off the pop and be careful so that everything stays in place! Put the Oreo Cream Cheese pop back onto the lined dish and return all of them to the fridge for as long as needed, until the chocolate firms up.
Now it’s time to decorate! Melt some other colored chocolate which you think would make some nice contrast, put it into a plastic food bag and snip of a small piece of the corner (or just use a spoon!) and drizzle some of it over the Oreo Cream Cheese Pops to make them look even yummier!
You can also make them without the stick and simply wrap them up in some tin foil as I did for our Elena of Avalor Birthday Party, wrapping foil, use nice treat bags or arrange them in a beautiful tray or case.
They won’t be around for long, but I have to say it anyway: make sure to eat them within a few days and keep them in a fridge, due to the cream cheese they contain.
There Strawberry Oreo Cream Cheese Pops are always – and I mean always – a great hit at any party and they disappear super fast! Make them and you will not ever regret it (but you will regret not making more, ha!!!)