No Bake Happiness Pops

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Desserts | 59 Comments







Listen to me now. LISTEN TO ME. Go to Target. Grab these things:

1 package of Oreos
1 package of Vanilla Oreos (they’re weird and they exist despite absolutely no one asking for them)
2 8oz packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
2 packages of semisweet baking chocolate (16 sq. total)
2 packages of white baking chocolate (16 sq. total)
Lollipop sticks
Styrofoam blocks (found in the gardening section, usually)






Pay for them. Don’t run out of the store clutching these things like a lunatic. Although if you’ve already eaten one of these bad boys, you will be forgiven for acting this way. Still, be cool. Be cool.

Go home. Put the package of regular Oreos in a bag. Pulverize them with a rolling pin until they’re nothing but fine, mealy crumbs. Then, in a kitchen stand mixer or a regular old bowl, combine the crumbs with a package of cream cheese until it’s all well-blended.

Scoop out the mixture and roll them into little balls- about 2 TBsp per ball should suffice. Set the balls on a baking sheet, lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with a little vegetable oil to keep them from sticking. Then impale the little suckers with lollipop sticks, about 3/4 of the way in, molding the cookie mixture more firmly around the stick. Repeat process with the vanilla cookies. Then refrigerate the lot for a few hours, maybe overnight.

The next day, or after your little happiness nuggets are well-chilled, toss the baking chocolate squares into a bowl and microwave until melted, according to the package instructions. Dip the babies into the chocolate until well-covered. Then pop them into the styrofoam. They’ll stay upright and won’t have those weird flat heads and the other cake pop mothers won’t glare at you with judging eyes. Chill again until the chocolate hardens into a thin candy shell. And then eat them. Eat all the pops.

When you take a bite, there will be a crunch and then the chocolate will give way and melt slightly in your mouth and on your hands and everywhere. Then, the Oreo-Cheesecake like center will envelope you in a warm embrace. Shhhhh, it’ll say. Shhhhh. Don’t speak. Let this happen.

We did regular Oreos dipped in the semi-sweet chocolate and the vanilla Oreos in white chocolate. And now I’m fantasizing about annihilating cookies of all kinds. Peanut butter with strawberry cream cheese! Maple cremes with a syrup drizzle! Lemon shortbread with a glaze! Oh, the places we will go.







 

 

59 Comments

  1. Molly
    June 30, 2011

    OH MY GAAAAAAAAAAAAD.

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  2. Nicole
    June 30, 2011

    They’re so good, I want one right now!

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  3. Concetta Cutrone
    June 30, 2011

    Thank you Jubits. I will make this delicious dessert and bring them to cousin Anthony’s (Morello) 4th of July food feast. Love you, Mom

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  4. Lydia
    July 1, 2011

    I think my favorite part of your blog are your Mom’s adorable comments.

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    • Judi
      July 1, 2011

      My mom is pretty adorable. I will admit that there is now an element of my blogging that’s very me as a child on the diving board screaming “MOM LOOK AT THIS WATCH THIS MOM.”

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      • Isabel
        July 4, 2011

        I love your blog. I am a dreadful coock but I CAN make your recipes so well! I enjoy the stories a lot. Congratulation!!!

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  5. Jennifer Preston
    July 1, 2011

    are you KIDDING ME with these things?

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  6. Marie
    July 3, 2011

    They look chewy, gooey, and chock-full of Oreos (i.e. everything a great cake pop should be). I’m not a fan of Starbucks’ cake pops, but I’m sure I’d love these! Homemade is always more fun, anyways. šŸ™‚

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  7. Lisa @ Tarte du Jour
    July 3, 2011

    These are fab!! My daughter always begs me to buy her these at Starbucks. It will be fun to make them with her!

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  8. Tyson
    July 3, 2011

    The starbucks ones are so gross, why would you want to make one on your own?

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    • MeganM
      July 5, 2011

      Just because Starbucks is gross doesn’t mean homemade ones are. Starbucks was never meant to be a bakery. They pull all those concoctions out of plastic trays, I’ve watched them. Cake pops are awesome! Perfect little bite of sweet fudginess on a portion controlled stick. šŸ™‚ And these look divine!

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  9. Charlie Bakes
    July 4, 2011

    These look absolutely amazing and easy to make! I really want to try them!

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  10. Pat
    July 4, 2011

    Do you mean Golden Oreos?? They’re really quite good!

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  11. Shana
    July 4, 2011

    You are hilarious – it’s like Tina Fey has a food blog. I love.

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  12. libby
    July 5, 2011

    I’m commenting mostly to see if my name looks awesome, also to say I had the golden oreo/lemon custard ice cream at Baskin Robbins and it was of the chain. Just sayin’

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  13. Imelda
    July 5, 2011

    i made these yesterday and the oreo’s were a hit! the vanilla not so much but these were fun to make.. šŸ™‚ quite a workout too crushing them into pieces… ;D thank you!

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    • Nicole
      July 5, 2011

      I know! it’s a workout so you don’t feel so bad when you eat 3 of them lol- at least you’re getting a little exercise šŸ™‚

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  14. Rosemary
    July 6, 2011

    I’m a reader from Dubai, How many Oreo’s are there in a package. Im sure the packaging must be different here. (this must be the most absurd question you would hve answered :-)). thank you.

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  15. tritch
    July 6, 2011

    how big a package of oreos did you use?

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    • Nicole
      July 6, 2011

      I think there are about 30 cookies in a standard pack- 3 rows of 10, but I will double check at the store & get a definite number

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      • Nicole
        July 6, 2011

        OK, I counted at the store- a package has 16 servings of 2 cookies- so 32 cookies total.
        hope that helps!

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  16. Amanda
    July 8, 2011

    I make these as “truffles”. NEVER thought to make them into pops!!! Next time, for sure!

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  17. Jaclynn
    July 8, 2011

    This is a classic post! “Shhhhh, itā€™ll say. Shhhhh. Donā€™t speak. Let this happen.” <epic

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  18. Sophia
    July 8, 2011

    They were too sweet!! I think I’ll use something else other than Oreos..

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  20. michele
    July 11, 2011

    The balls are sliding down the lollipop stick, after I dip them in the melted chocolate. What am I doing wrong?

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    • Judi
      July 11, 2011

      We had the same problem at first! Make sure they are really well-chilled, that the stick is firmly in place (don’t wiggle it around too much) and, when in doubt, make it a little smaller.

      If you’re still having trouble, chill the pops and then just drizzle the chocolate over them. No one will care, they’ll be just as delicious. šŸ™‚ Hope that helps!

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    • Jessica
      November 20, 2011

      If you dip the sticks in melted chocolate before you stab the cake balls, it will act as glue and keep the balls on the stick. They also must be well chilled but if they are too chilled and the chocolate is too warm, your coating will crack. Good luck!

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  21. Monica
    July 20, 2011

    How many will the recipe make? I’m super excited to make these for my son’s bd party saturday!

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    • Judi
      July 21, 2011

      Hmmm. Let’s see- I ate 4 and we lost a few to the “experimental phase.”

      I’d say each batch of cookies (we made 2) yielded about 12 pops. We filled two baking sheets. You might get more if you make your pops a little smaller too. Also don’t be discouraged if they slide down the stick- make sure they’re chilled enough! I like to put them in the back of the fridge where it’s coolest.

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  22. Sarah
    August 1, 2011

    I made these for my birthday, dark oreos with white chocolate frosting and they were a hit! Over here in Europe Cake Pops are only known by those who patronate Starbucks, and they all went, “You made these? Honestly, how much were they at Starbucks?” Nobody believed that they were pretty easy to make. In the course of a few minutes all twelve I made were gone, so thank you very much for this recipe, I’m sure to try this with white oreos, too!
    And your writing style is adorable I have to say. It made me laugh more than once reading just the recipe! šŸ˜€

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  24. Jessica
    October 8, 2011

    oreo truffles are amazing!! and super easy to make!

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  25. Shannon
    October 26, 2011

    These sound heavenly!! I make cake pops quite often and I have some tips on the sliding issue: before you insert the sticks, dip the sticks in the melted chocolate and then then into the pops. Then stick the whole tray back in the fridge for another half an hour. Also, just take out about 5 at a time to fully coat in the candy so they don’t heat up too much.

    I’m so excited to try this!! What about nutter butters with nutella frosting? So many options!!

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  26. Jennell
    November 12, 2011

    I made these last night. Had major issues with them sliding down the stick, even though they were well chilled. I ended up dipping the sticks in the chocolate as suggested before, and then in the pops, and letting them chill. Then I dipped the whole pop in the chocolate and I put them in an ice water bath to set the chocolate. I held them in the ice water for 10 seconds or so. It was enough to set the chocolate and stopped the slipping. Once I did that it went quickly and very smooth!

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  27. Marci
    January 3, 2012

    This is such a great idea! I especially love the idea of using vanilla Oreos to make white pops. I wrote about other kinds of no-bake cake and cookie pops on my blog
    Enjoy!

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    • Nicole
      January 3, 2012

      nice! I like the doughnut holes dipped in chocolate, good idea!

      Reply
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  29. Ashley
    February 16, 2012

    Using this for my speech class demonstration! Yummmmy! šŸ™‚

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  30. Lindsay Bell
    February 21, 2012

    you should write a book or something you are hilarious. I just wanted to get the gist of what I needed to do because I’m in a hurry but I couldn’t stop reading everything. Thank you for the post!

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  32. Andrea
    March 8, 2012

    I’m in tears from laughing so hard this morning! thank you for your funny recipe!

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  33. katie
    May 8, 2012

    Try regular oreos 1/2 with mint oreo 1/2 it’s AMAZING!

    Or nutter butters, with vanilla wafers.

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  34. Sara
    June 15, 2012

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA … heavenly elation !!!!

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    July 20, 2012

    These are really yummy with mint Oreos, too. Just sayin’. šŸ™‚

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  37. Kenly
    September 21, 2012

    these sound delicious! but i don’t like cream cheese. šŸ™ so, couple questions…

    1. do you taste it?
    2. is it just for binder?
    3. is there something i can substitute for it?

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    • Nicole
      September 24, 2012

      Hey Kenly, you don’t really taste the cream cheese, it’s more of a binder. When it’s mixed with the oreos it’s really sweet so it doesn’t taste like cream cheese, it’s delicious!

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  38. Cecily
    October 23, 2012

    Hello, I was wondering exactly how many pops one package of oreos make?

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    • Judi
      October 25, 2012

      Hi Cecily! I think it depends on how big you make them. The Oreo recipe, however, makes 48 servings. I think you could safely say these are a big bigger so we’d say at least 20, maybe as many as 35. (It’s been quite a while since we made these bad boys!)

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  39. Arlene
    November 23, 2013

    Hello, just read this and so happy to find a no bake cake pop. Also laughed at your account of eating them! We are making these today as a ‘practice run’ for my daughter’s birthday. How long can they stay un-refrigerated after they are made? We want to bring some into her class on her birthday but don’t want them melting on the way. Thank you!

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    • Nicole
      November 23, 2013

      They can stay un-refrigerated for a while without melting. I would keep them in a cool place though, and lay them flat so the weight of the cake doesn’t make it slide off the stick. If you make the pops a little smaller you might have an easier time keeping them all on the sticks while transporting, hope that helps!

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  40. Jill
    January 29, 2014

    These are a great idea on the stick. I am going to make them for our Super Bowl party.

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  41. Samantha
    February 13, 2014

    I’ve made these on the stick and off. Without sticks, I put them in mini cupcake papers.
    They are amazing!!!

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  46. Hathaway
    June 15, 2016

    I made these last night for my daughters birthday and theyre beyond delicious. i put white chocolate on the brown oreos tho and it was amazing. Yes, theyre super sweet, but just eat it slowly or eat a half or something, but you gotta eat one… just sayin.

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