Special thanks to Geoff, founder & managing editor of Boston’s top sports blog howiGit.com, for providing this recipe.
The NFL Recipe Series concludes today with the New England Patriots and a recipe inspired by one of the most controversial games in NFL playoff history: The Tuck Rule Game. More commonly referred to as the “Snow Bowl” by Patriots’ fans, Tom Brady’s “apparent” fumble in the final two minutes of the 2002 AFC Championship against the Oakland Raiders was overturned by replay, allowing New England’s Adam Vinatieri, the greatest clutch kicker in NFL history, to kick a game tying field goal, followed by the game winner in overtime. The victory propelled the Patriots into the Super Bowl, where they won the first of three Lombardi trophies under head coach Bill Belichick.
So in honor of the “Snow Bowl” and the Patriots’ dynasty run, howiGit has provided us with a recipe for Oreo Snow Balls. While the ingredients might be simple, this dessert offers up some intense palate pleasing flavors. I mean you really can’t go wrong with a dessert that is basically chocolate and coconut covered balls of fudgy Oreo cheesecake. Even an anti-coconut guy like myself (I hate coconut…not the taste, just the consistency) found these snow balls to be rather addictive.
The original recipes calls for solely using white chocolate, which accentuates the coconut flavor, to cover the balls. But since the Glutton household tends live on the darker side we made half of the batch with semi sweet chocolate. Either way is delicious.
We hope you have enjoyed the entire 8 weeks of the NFL Recipe Series. Be sure to check back in later today for Thirsty Thursday and next week for more unique gluttonous food recipes.
- 1 package of Oreos
- 16 oz cream cheese
- 6 oz white chocolate
- 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- 14 oz shredded/flaked coconut
*Recipe will make around 30 or so “Snow Balls” and requires 4.5 hours of your time.
- Toss the Oreos into a food processor.
- Pulse them until they are a finely ground…it smells sooooo good.
- Cream cheese time…toss that in.
- Pulse both ingredient together until you have one tasty muddy mixture.
- Using your hands, form roughly 1 inch sized balls with the Oreo/cream cheese mixture (using a slight amount of flour on your hands while forming the balls is recommended). Place the Oreo balls on a non-stick sheet and stash in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
- Now to the chocolate/coconut covering…using a double boiler melt the white and/or semi-sweet chocolate (separate of course). Remove from heat.
- Place the shredded coconut in a flat bowl or on a large plate and remove the balls from the freezer.
- One at a time, cover each ball with the desired melted chocolate.
- Transfer the chocolate covered ball to the coconut and drown the ball with “snow”.
- Return the snow balls to the non-stick tray and place in the freezer for another 2 hours (minimum) to set. Enjoy as breakfast, a snack, or if you must dessert.
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