3 cups Oreo cookie crumbs (about 12 ounces)
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
12 ounces chocolate mint candy coating
4 teaspoons shortening
15 striped peppermint kisses
Red and white nonpareils, optional
In a large bowl, beat cookie crumbs and cream cheese until blended. Shape dough into 1-1/2-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Flatten to 1/2-in. thickness with bottom of a glass. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm.
In a microwave, melt candy coating and shortening; stir until smooth. Working with one at a time, dip cookies in chocolate coating mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Immediately press a kiss in center. If desired, immediately sprinkle with nonpareils. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Prep: 25 min. + freezing
Makes about 1 dozen
1 cookie: 333 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.