1 pkg. Oreo Cookies
1 pkg. (8oz) cream cheese, room temperature
1 pkg. chocolate or vanilla bark/candy coating
Crush the Oreo cookies. You can do this one of two ways: 1) Put a bunch in a ziploc bag. Close the bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into the smallest bits you can. The finer, the better. 2) Use a food processor or blender. I used a food processor and it takes no time at all to finely crush up an entire package of cookies. Oh, don't forget to eat a few while doing it... just to make sure they're OK. ;-)
Next, put the crushed oreos in a large bowl. Add the cream cheese and mix together really well. I recommend using your hands and smoosh it between your fingers. Maybe the kiddos would like to do this part?
Once it's all mixed together, it should look like a huge chocolate ball.
Take a small amount and roll into a ball. I used a tablespoon which ended up making large walnut sized balls. If you want to make smaller ones, you'll have more bonbons. Place the balls on a wax paper or aluminum foil-covered cookie sheet. Once you've rolled all the balls, place in the refrigerator.*
In a double-boiler, melt the candy coating (I used vanilla).** Stir every couple minutes.
After the bark is melted, use a small spoon and drop one ball in making sure it gets covered. Then scoop it out and place it back on the cookie sheet.*** Try to let some of the bark drip off in the pan otherwise you'll have a big mess on the cookie sheet. Repeat until all the balls are coated in bark.
Place back into the refrigerator until the coating is hard. Then place in a tightly covered bowl.
(Sorry, I forgot to take a photo of the finished product. I made these for birthday treat day at work and there were NONE left over.)
*I left the balls in the refrigerator overnight, but a few hours would be fine.
**If you don't have a double boiler, you could melt the bark in the microwave for a minute and then stir. Keep repeating until it's all melted. Or, I've filled a saucepan with water and placed a glass bowl on the rim as a makeshift double boiler.
***You can sprinkle color sugar, chocolate sprinkles, cocoa, etc on at this point if you wish. I forgot to do this part, but it didn't matter.