Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Oreo Birthday Cake Bites


Fun post today! This recipe is barely a recipe, and a riff off my Mint Chocolate Truffles. These are delicious and fun, and best of all, NO-BAKE. I just love no-bakes. These would be perfect for a last-minute invitation where you need to bring something quick. They take all of 15 minutes to make, and probably 15 minutes to set. Your friends and family will love these, indeed the hubby's family was enamored by these moist, flavorful bites of birthday cake. 


You're going to need a package of Birthday Cake Oreo's. These special edition Oreo's actually come in 2 flavors- chocolate cookie and golden cookie. I originally went to the store scouting out the golden Oreo's but never came across them. Never one to be deterred by such details, my eyes strayed across the chocolate package. It was a done deal.


Thanks to the birthday cake flavored creme in the middle of the cookie, these little no-bakes taste exactly like birthday cake. Don't these just look perfect for a kid's birthday party?

Or an adult birthday party? Methinks these would go perfect with Kahlua and coffee :)


I actually made these by request! It was one of those days that I went craaaazy on Pinterest. I have those days once in awhile. You know, the days where you can't even be bothered to change out of your pajamas or to brush your hair... or teeth... or even to wipe the coffee off your face. Oh come on, everyone has those days! Anyhoo, it was a Pinterest day. I'd been pinning for quite a while, I'd probably pinned 100-200 images. One of those images was these Fruit Punch Oreo Truffles. Later that day, I received a text from the hubby's aunt. She'd seen those fruit punch truffles, and just had to have em'. Being the nice kid that I am, I offered to make them for her. Little did she know, I couldn't wait to make them!

Fast forward to even later that day, and I received a call from her. She was at the store and confronted with Birthday Cake Oreo's. They had tempted her to the point where she now wanted birthday cake truffles, the fruit punch truffles long forgotten.

To quote Barney Stinson, "Challenge Accepted".


And the rest is history. I had some real fun with these, and used 4 different gel food colors to color my melted candy coating. Just for giggles. By all means, there's no requirement to color the candy coating. A white candy coating with a smattering of sprinkles would look just as delicious. I, however, had picked up 8 different gel colors at Hobby Lobby in December and I was dying to try them. I went with yellow, pink, purple, and blue.

Let me give you this piece of advice- if you make these, have a plan to get them out of your house. They are perfectly "poppable", making them extremely tempting when sitting on your kitchen counter. It's beyond easy to walk in the kitchen, and before you know it, have gobbled up 3 or 4. This could be a problem for bikini season :)


Happy Tuesday friends! Another week is well underway in these early weeks of summer. Early summer is one of my favorite times of year. Everything is in full bloom, the humidity isn't overbearing yet, the sun is out almost every day, the birds and critters are everywhere, and the veggies in season at the grocery store, oh my! I'm a happy girl. I was walking into my backyard yesterday morning, and was certainly startled when I rounded the corner only to be confronted with a rather large deer. Our eyes met, and 2 graceful bounds later, he was gone. I'm not sure what he was doing in my backyard, seeing as the grass hasn't grown in yet and it's still a rather large mud pit, but it was nice to see him. I heart deer :)

Speaking of which, I'm off to mow the lawn and see if I can scare off any more critters :)


Ingredients:

1 package (12.2 oz) Birthday Cake Oreo's
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 package (16 oz) vanilla candy coating
gel food coloring (optional)
sprinkles 

Directions:

1. In a food processor, pulse Oreo's until they resemble a coarse crumb.
2. Add cream cheese to food processor. Pulse until mixture resembles a large ball of dough.
3. Using a 1 tbsp cookie scoop, roll dough into balls. Place balls on a cookie sheet.
4. Melt candy coating according to manufacturer directions. Add desired amount of food coloring, if using. Using a skewer, dip truffles into candy coating. Place on a piece of parchment paper to harden up. Dust with sprinkles before candy coating dries.
5. Allow to dry completely before storage. Store in an airtight container. 


Recipe adapted from Love Bakes Good Cakes.
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4 comments:

  1. Sweet lord these look amazing. My sweet tooth is rather smitten. Or A LOT smitten. I love anything to do with Oreos. Can you mail me a batch of these???????

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    1. LOL. Maybe I should set up a mail-order shop for my bake goods? :)

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  2. These oreos are so addicting... don't ask me how many I ate! I love the yellow ones too.. mm! Totally loving these bites!

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    1. I actually just got a bag of the yellow ones, I'm going to try these with them. I have a feeling they are going to be just as good :)

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