No Bake Milk Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Balls, are a great cookie for the holidays. The come together rather easy, require no baking, look fancy, and can be made the same day you need them.
These great little cookie balls can easily be garnished with your favorite topping instead of crushed candy, you can use, sprinkle, or candy shots. However, I like having the garnish mimic the inside
This will make 36-48 cookies
Full time: 2 hours (includes cooling/harden time)
You will need:
8 oz cream cheese, soften at room temp
8 oz bakers semi-sweet chocolate
40 chocolate sandwich cookies
12 candy canes
Let us begin:
In a large zip top bag, place sandwich cookies. I recommend that you do this step twice, working with half the cookies at a time.
With a rolling pin, or meat tenderizer, beat the bag until the cookies are finely crushed
Repeat this with the candy canes, you want two bags of candy canes when done
Now blend in the first half of crushed candy canes
To form cookies, roll small amounts of dough into balls. Balls should be one or two bites in size
When rest period has ended. Remove cookies from refrigerator. And set up you coating station.
In a bowl: Melt chocolate per package instructions until smooth.
On a plate: Place the second half of crushed candy canes
Once all cookies are coated, move back to refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour to fully set. (I usually do mine the day before and let set overnight.)