Crushed peppermints or candy canes optional garnish
Put your Oreo brand cookies (cookie and filling) in a food processor and blend for at least 2 min or until the cookies become a coarse sand texture with no lumps. Depending on the size of your food processor, you may need to remove some cookies temporarily if you’re having trouble getting all the lumps out. Then gradually add them in as the cookies break down to a coarse powder. Set aside when finished and no lumps remain.
Using a stand mixer, or a medium size mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, combine the oreo crumbs and the softened cream cheese until well incorporated.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.
Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out the oreo mixture. Shape into a ball and flatten slightly.
Place 1 of the unwrapped kisses in the center. Shape the oreo mixture around the kiss and roll into a ball. Set the ball onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat the process until all the kisses are covered.
Place the oreo balls, uncovered, in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.
Using 2 small heat safe mixing bowls, microwave the white and chocolate almond bark for 1 minute. Stir and heat on 20 second intervals until the almond barks are completely melted and smooth.
Coat half of the chilled oreo balls in the white almond bark and the other half in the chocolate almond bark.
Sprinkle the crushed peppermints on top of the coated oreo balls (this is an optional but festive garnish).
If the almond bark becomes a bit thick, microwave for 15 seconds and stir again until smooth.
To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days
To Freeze: You can freeze the uncoated Oreo balls in the freezer in an airtight container, separated by wax paper to avoid them sticking to each other, for up to 2 months. Do not dip them into the melted candy until closer to the day you want to use them. Allow the Oreo balls to thaw, then coat and garnish as you normally would.
You can add peppermint extract to the oreo ball mixture, but it may overpower the flavor.
Any kiss flavor can be substituted for the candy cane kisses.
You can substitute any type of sprinkle or garnish for the crushed peppermints.