Salted Caramel Chorizo Oreo Cookie Balls

Tasty Desserts

A Recipe by El Popular

Feelin’ Salty? Whip up these smooth, rich, and addictive Salted Caramel Chorizo Oreo Balls for the perfect balance of sweet and salty in one heavenly bite-sized treat. Pairs perfectly with a cup of hot coffee or chocolate (we recommend our El Popular Mexican Hot Chocolate)!

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  • Prep Time: 30 mins

  • Cook Time: 60 mins

  • Makes: 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 oz.) El Popular “Original” Chorizo

  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

  • 36 Golden oreo cookies, finely crushed

  • 16 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate OR white chocolate candy melts, melted

  • Flaked sea salt

  • Lollipop sticks or short skewers (optional)

  • 1 (14 oz.) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped

  • 1 (5 oz.) can evaporated milk

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  • Feel free to halve this recipe for fewer servings and less prep time

Directions

  • Remove Chorizo from casing, and place in a medium skillet. Cook for 4-5 min until brown. Drain very well, and pat with paper towels, soaking up as much oil as possible.

  • Mix cream cheese and OREO crumbs together until well combined.

  • Shape mixture into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze balls for 10 minutes.

  • If you want a hand held version, stick lollipop sticks or short skewers into the balls.

  • Dip balls in either melted semi-sweet chocolate or white chocolate candy melts. While dipping, turn the ball so it is evenly and fully coated. After, place in a shallow wax paper-lined pan – do not let them touch each other.

  • Put tray(s) in fridge to allow hardening of chocolate while you prepare the caramel.

  • In a medium saucepan, add caramels and evaporated milk. Place over low heat and cook, stirring often, until mixture is smooth.

  • Let caramel cool slightly and then transfer into a piping bag or small sandwich bag with one corner cut off. Drizzle tops of the balls with caramel. Sprinkle tops with flaked sea salt.

  • Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until firm. Keep refrigerated.

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft, raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft and comes raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

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