36 Golden Oreo Cookies
1/2 cup Philadelphia Ready to Eat Cheesecake Filling
12 chocolate chips
6 pretzel sticks
Special Equipment Needed:
optional: food processor (or you can use a rolling pin, a pan, or even a book)
optional: small ice cream scoop or spoon
Crush cookies into crumbs either in a food processor or by placing them in a zip top bag and smashing them with a rolling pin, a pan, a book, or your hands. Whatever works. Reserve about 1/3 cup of the crumbs. Mix the cheesecake filling into the remaining cookie crumbs – you can just add the filling to the food processor or even to the zip top bag.
Place the reserved cookie crumbs in a shallow bowl. Pinch off about 2 teaspoons of the cheesecake cookie mixture and roll into a ball (here’s where you may opt to use a small ice cream scoop or a spoon.) Roll in the crumbs to coat. You may need to press the crumbs onto the balls. Repeat until you have 30 balls.
To make a caterpillar, set 5 cheesecake cookie balls in a squiggly row. Press two chocolate chips into the front of the first ball for the eyes. Break one pretzel stick in half and press the two halves into the top of the same ball to create antenna. Repeat. If you really want your caterpillars to stick together, you could break up more pretzel sticks and press one in between each of the balls. The pretzels won’t show and will hold the row of 5 balls together.