Sandwich cookie balls. Oreo balls. Whatever you call them, they’re delicious.
We needed a treat for my boys to bring with to their AWANA class for the Valentine’s Day party. Um…I just knew I had to make these cookie balls.
I asked myself…
Why make plain cookie balls when I can make awesome, themed cookie balls?!
Fun, Valentine’s Day-themed treats it was.
While the kids napped, I made these super cute love bug cookie balls!
These cookie balls have it all:
- They’re adorable
- They’re delicious
- They’re fun to make
Now, I realize this is a seasonal treat, but you can make it fit year-round by changing around the colors to make them look like ladybugs.
First, you’ll want to grab this free Sandwich Cookie Ball Recipe.
What You Need
- Sandwich cookie balls (I used the vanilla cracker variety to make these)
- Pink and purple (or red and black) melting chocolate chips
- Sprinkles (I used these heart-shaped ones; if you are making a ladybug, try cutting circles out of these sugar sheets)
- Candy eyes
- Black jimmies sprinkles
- Black edible color markers (I love these ones!)
Alright, here’s what you need to do…
1. First, prepare the sandwich balls, without the chocolate, according to the recipe linked to on the first page (and below, if you missed it.)
2. Dip the cookie balls into the pink chocolate (or red) and immediately add some of the heart sprinkles (or black circles) onto the top. The chocolate will harden quickly, so do each individually.
3. Stick the cookie balls back into the fridge for a few minutes to harden. Meanwhile, pick out the jimmies sprinkles and candy eyes you’d like and melt the purple (or black) chocolate.
4. Take the cookie balls back out of the refrigerator. Dip one end into the purple chocolate to make the face. If you had a little chocolate that dripped down on one side, leave it and add the purple to the opposite side! It will look like the underside where the bug’s wings are stored.
5. While the chocolate is still wet on each piece, add two candy eyes then add two sprinkle jimmies on the top for antennae.
6. Stick the candies back in the refrigerator for another hour until hardened.
7. Before serving, use the edible color markers to draw a little smile on each of the bugs underneath the eyes.
Will you make a love bug or a ladybug? What flavor cookie will you use? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!
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If you decide to do this project, I would love for you to share on my Facebook page or email me at [email protected]!