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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas Blog Hop #4 - Holiday Desserts & Food

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Tammy from One More Time is hosting
Holiday Desserts and Food

Hi,  Wow, I can't believe Christmas is almost here, and this is the last week of the "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas Blog Hop".  It has been so much fun!  Before I get started I want to thank Cookin Stuff for their gracious donation to this blog hop.  Thank you so much Stacey, owner of Cookin Stuff.   If you haven't visited their website you still have time to Here,  and if you live locally you really need to visit their new location.   You are sure to find yourself in a heaven of cookware and more.                                                        

  I would like to thank the girls,  Kathy from Life On Lakeshore Drive, Doreen of House Honeys and Kathe With An E,  for making this blog hop so much fun!   Most of all,  thank you that joined the hop "It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas".
You all are so very talented, and I enjoyed everyone one of them!

This week's party is all about Holiday Desserts and Food.

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We can't wait to see your Christmas creations!

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Hi Everyone, I am Tammy from One More Time Events, and I am hosting this week's party with Holiday Desserts and Food.
There is always room for dessert right? 
Oreo Pops is one of those desserts I make often.  It's easy, and loved by most everyone that tries one.
It does take some time, but definitely well worth it.
There really is only three ingredients
Package of Oreo's
Package of Cream Cheese
 Melting Chocolates
(I need to interrupt this to Thank Barbara from Dizzy Desserts for contributing the Chocolate Melts to this event.  Thank you Barbara!)
1 (16 ounce) package Oreo cookies
1 (8ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 package chocolate melts

 ( I get mine from a bakery supply store) but you could use chocolate bark or other melting chocolates


Using a mixer, blender or hand held mixer, mix Oreos and cream cheese

Roll into a 1 1/2 inch ball, and chill for an hour in the freezer.  
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Melt approximately 3/4 package of Chocolate Melts.

Insert stick in a Oreo ball and dip into the chocolate.

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While waiting for the balls to harden, melt about 1/4 package of melting white chocolate in a icing bag.

Place your white chocolate in the bag, and tie it off with a rubber band.

Place it in the microwave for about 15 seconds, remove it, and knead the bag of chocolates. Repeat until the chocolate is completely melted. I have found this to be the best way to avoid burning your chocolates.

Snip a small tip off  the end of the bag (away from the food), and start decorating your Oreo balls.

I think you will find  Oreo balls are crowd pleasing "Merry" dessert for all.

After you make these you may find you will have some melted chocolate left, I usually do.  So to use it up, I like to add some nuts to it, but this time I didn't have any nuts.  I used what I had on hand,  which was a cranberry nut trail mix.   All you do is pour the trail mix in the melted chocolate and stir.   Scoop out about a tablespoon of the mixture, and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Pop in the refrigerator to harden.
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Oh my goodness, was this oh so yummy better than just nuts.   I was happy I didn't have the nuts this time.   I will probably make them like this from now on. The nuts and cranberry mixed together with the chocolate was delish!

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Cranberry Nut Cluster

So I always feel that a dessert is always better when displayed...(My event planner coming out in me).

So to display the Oreo Balls,  I had Mr. OMT make a wooden stand with a dowel so I could place a Styrofoam cone to mimic a Christmas Tree.

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I purchased some gift boxes, Styrofoam squares, foam snowflakes, clothesline, Christmas Pics and garland all from the Dollar store.

After the wood stand was completed,  I painted the base with some red and green latex paint.  To  make it whimsical, I added some dots of red and outlined in green.
For the tree, I wrapped the garland around the Styrofoam cone.  Then I  took the the clothesline and created a garland around the tree.  For the topper,  I add a ribbon bow, Santa (found at Walmart) and embellished with the Christmas picks .

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With the boxes, I added the Styrofoam squares and placed the snowflake on top. Lastly, I  added a bow to the lid to make it look like a present.

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I hope you all enjoyed the blog hop!   I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

XO, Tammy

Now, it's your turn!
We can't wait to see your Christmas Desserts and Food

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Those Oreo pops look soooo good! And cute, too! :)

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