Tinned Spaghetti and Oreo Balls, my (not so) secret vices…

When the weather is wild and windy and the rain is torrential, all you want is to be warm and dry and eating something hot and comforting. After swimming walking home from work tonight I felt a craving that had been dormant for years. My guilty secret.

Tinned Spaghetti.

I don’t know why I love it, I just do. I love regular spaghetti too, it’s just that sometimes I feel like tinned spaghetti with two slices of white bread slathered in butter. I feel my arteries clogging just typing this.

So I took this photo with the intention of showing how comforting and tasty this meal is. Im not really sure this picture conveys that. It looks more like spaghetti brains…

Now what is a comfort food dinner without comfort food dessert? Enter: Oreo Balls. Ive seen people call these Oreo Truffles, Oreo Bites but really, lets not pretend these are more elegant than they are. Ugly they may be, but AWESOME they also are. Anyone care to correct my syntax? They are also unbelievably easy to make. All you needs is some…

Cream cheese, chocolate and oreos. Really, thats all.

So you take your oreos (there were two packets in the box, you only really need to use one, and that means that you can munch on the other packet while you’re cooking. Yay!). Put them in a snaplock bag and bash them with a rolling pin.

Did I mention that this recipe is not only comforting but extremely theraputic?

Mix the oreo crumbles with the softened cream cheese (250g cream cheese to be precise)

Roll the mixture into balls and refrigerate until they are firm.

Roll them around in the melted chocolate, and wait until they are set. Or you could eat them all warm an gooey…

Now, I will admit that this meal is absolutely and unbelievably unhealthy. Elegant, it is not. Gourmet, it is not. Hit the spot? COMPLETELY. Now that my guilty secret it out in the universe, hopefully I can get you to spill yours! What do you love to eat but are embarrassed to tell anyone about?

By Katie

What can I say? I love sweets, in all shapes and sizes! You only live once, so why not indulge once in a while? Or, in my case, most of the time...


  1. Ummm. Yes. Ok.
    Tinned Spaghetti is rank. If you said baked beans then I could agree with you.
    On a more positive note the Oreo balls look pretty decent 🙂


  2. I am 100% there with you about the tin spaghetti.. on toast.. with grilled cheese over the top. amazing!

  3. Those Oreo balls are so wrong they must be right! My embarrassing eating habit is pretty simple: Nutella + spoon. Straight out of the jar. I think I’m embarrassed by it mainly because it’s what my brother did when he was like 16 years old – doing things that teenage boys do rarely turns out to be something to be proud of…

  4. A coworker told me the other day her fave fatty treat is frying tinned spaghetti on the stovetop with cheese. That’s something I’m definitely going to try this winter!


  5. I remember when I was little they used to sell those little trays of nutella that you were supposed to eat with the little stick provided. Mum used to put them in my lunch. I think that nutella out of the jar with a spoon is just the grown up version of that and therefore I absolutely approve!

  6. Ha ha, I crave tinner spaghetti sometimes too! I think that in the grand scheme of foods it’s not that fatty, so that’s not my guilty pleasure. 🙂 Umm… I don’t think I’m ashamed of any of the foods I eat! Nothing wrong with a good piece of cheesecake now and then. 😉

    I didn’t know that oreo balls would be that easy: something to take next time I’m a guess.

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