Showing posts with label oreo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label oreo. Show all posts

Friday, March 6, 2015

Oreo Bars

Recently, my daughter tried some Oreo bars. She liked them so much that she brought some to my sister's house. When we headed home, she forgot her Oreo bars. Since it is a long drive from Maine to North Carolina, I told her that we weren't turning around but I would try making it. My sister kindly made sure the desserts didn't go to waste. We went through many photos. I thought the dessert looked like it was more pale than dark. My daughter said they were more dark than pale. Several of the photos she picked were for Oreo cheesecake bars but my sister said it didn't have a cheesecake taste. My daughter said they didn't taste very marshmallowy. (I was surprised to discover marshmallowy is an actual word and a great description.)  After many discussions, this was the recipe my daughter picked. After making this dessert, my daughter told me it didn't taste like the other dessert but was better. If I make these again, I will try chocolate pudding.
Oreo, Vanilla Pudding, & Chocolate Chip Bars
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3.4 oz. instant cheesecake pudding
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
12 oz. package miniature chocolate chips
16 Double Stuffed Oreo Cookies, Chopped roughly

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the brown sugar and the sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla.
  5. Mix in the pudding until fluffy.
  6. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just incorporated.
  7. Fold in the chocolate chips and the chopped Oreo cookie pieces. 
  8. Spread the batter evenly into the pan.
  9. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes. The center should be slightly underdone.
  10. Allow to cool for several hours before cutting.
Recipe adapted from Hugs & Cookies xoxo.

One year ago.................................I made Chicken Pot Pie.
Two years ago...............................I made Chicken Cutlets.
Three years ago.............................I made Peanut Butter Cookies.
Did you already know...................
-There are over 950 miles between Maine to North Carolina.
-It takes about 15 hours to drive between Maine to North Carolina.
-From Maine to North Carolina, a direct flight would take just over 2 hours. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Oreo Cheesecake

My kids and my sister love Oreos. So, they really love cookies and cream ice cream. When my sister saw this recipe, she pinned it to me so I could make it for her. It came out really good. My sister was very happy. Cheesecake isn't really hard to make. It is time consuming. I did a water bath. Here is a great link to show you exactly what to do: youtube. However, I only used a little bit of water and I knew better. My cheesecake only cracked slightly. It didn't matter since I had planned to top it with whip cream and additional cookie crumbs. Anyone that loves cookies and cream plus cheesecake will love this recipe. My sister loved it and so did my daughter.
Oreo Cheesecake
24 Oreo cookies, finely chopped (2 sleeves of the Oreo package)
3 Tbsp butter, melted
pinch of salt

 3 (8 oz.) packages light cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
5 large eggs
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup light sour cream
6 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
Garnish: miniature Oreo cookies, whip cream, and finely chopped Oreo

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line the bottom of a springform pan with parchment paper. 
  3. Spray the springform pan with nonstick baking spray. 
  4. Double line the outside of the springform pan with aluminum foil.
  5. Place the springform pan in the center of a broiler pan.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine the crushed Oreos with the melted butter and salt.
  7. Press the mixture into a springform pan. Set aside.
  1. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese until fluffy. 
  2. Gradually, add the sugar. Mix until incorporated. Scrap down the sides.
  3. Add one egg at a time. Mix until incorporated. Scrap down the sides before adding the next egg.
  4. Add the salt, vanilla extract, and sour cream. Mix until well incorporated and smooth.
  5. Gently, fold in the chopped Oreos.
  6. Pour the filling into the crust. 
  7. Carefully add hot water to the broiler pan. Make sure no water splashes onto the filling.
  8. Bake the cheesecake for 1 hour in the oven. The center should only be slightly jiggly.
  9. Shut off the oven but leave the cheesecake in the oven with the oven door only slightly ajar.
  10. Leave the the cheesecake in the shut off oven for 1 hour.
  11. Remove from the oven and refrigerate overnight before serving.
  12. Garnish the cheesecake as desired.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Pinterest.

One year ago.....................I made Stuffed Pork Chops.
Two years ago...................I made Zucchini Fries.
Did you already know.....................
- A springform pan is a cake pan with removeable sides.
-Springform pans come in many different shapes including heart shape and square. 
-A springform pan may be initially waterproof but over time the clasp may weaken so always wrap the pan if using a water bath.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Disappearing Bunnies Cupcakes

My sister makes cupcakes for her girl's classroom. No wonder my sister is very popular at her girl's school. A few children have even put in request for the next type of cupcakes my sister should make. The best part about my sister making cupcakes for her girl's class is that she always brings a few over for us. Aren't these cupcakes so cute. My daughter could not wait to have one.
Disappearing Bunnies 
Food coloring
Oreo cookies, crushed
miniature marshmallows
candy melts

  1. Dye 3/4 of the cupcakes green and the remaining frosting brown.
  2. Set a few cupcakes aside.
  3. The remaining cupcakes pipe the green frosting onto the cupcakes using a 233 tip.Set aside.
  4. Roll the remaining cupcakes in the crushed Oreo cookies.
  5. In the center of the Oreo cupcakes, insert a miniature marshmallow for the bunny tail.
  6. On a piece of parchment paper, draw the outline of the bunny's foot like a figure 8.
  7. Melt the candy melts and pipe the melted candy melts in the outline of the bunny's foot. 
  8. Once the candy has set, stick the candy melt feet onto the Oreo cupcake one on each side of the marshmallow to space out the feet. If needed, stick a little frosting on the bottom so the candy melt feet stick.
  9. On top of each candy melt feet, pipe one large circle on the side closest to the marshmallow. On the other side of the candy melt feet, pipe 2 smaller circles to make the paw pads.
Recipe adapted from Hello, Cupcake! cookbook by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson.  

One year ago.......................................I made Fried Cheese Sticks.
Two years ago.....................................I made Burritos.
Did you already know........................
-Baby rabbits are called kit.
-A rabbit's front teeth never stop growing.
-Never pick up a bunny by it's ears.

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Chocolate and Oreo Cake

Did you vote? My husband wore his shirt that said Truth and Justice- Vote for Superman. He wanted to make sure everyone knew who had his vote. We brought our youngest children with us so they can be there. Since I finished first, I had my children stand with me at the exit doors. When someone passed us, my son would tell them he voted for Superman. He does love his Dad. Most people smiled at him but one person asked him why he didn't vote for Batman. My son looked at her like why? So, I replied that he would vote for Spiderman if he had the choice. My seven year old son than says that he would vote for Spiderman and Captain America since he has America in his name. The person told him that he couldn't vote for all those people and he said yes he could. I smiled and said he was voting for Congress too. What super hero would have your vote? Mine would be Wonder Woman!
Whoever wins, I just have hopeful thoughts for our nation. Hopefully the economy will improve in our nation and all nations throughout the world. For my positive thoughts, lets eat cake! How about a cake with chocolate and Oreo. Everyone would have something they liked or at least the pink flowers. This cake was really good and I had lots of great compliments. I made some cupcakes with the left over batter. Share the cupcakes and eat the cake!
Chocolate and Oreo Cake
Oreo Layer:
2 2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
4 egg whites
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp vanilla
2/3 cup salted butter, softened

1 cup crushed Oreo


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line the bottom of an 8 inch cake pan with parchment paper.
  3. Spray the parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray and dust with flour.
  4. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, and baking powder.
  5. In another bowl, mix together the egg whites, milk, and vanilla.
  6. To the flour bowl, add the butter and mix until it starts to combine.
  7. Slowly add the milk mixture and mix until completely combined.
  8. Fold in the crushed Oreos.
  9. Bake the cake for 35 minutes or until done.
Chocolate Layer:
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups water
1 cup vegetable oil
4 cups sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups all purpose flour
4 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tbsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup crushed Oreo

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line the bottom of two 8 inch cake pan with parchment paper.
  3. Spray the parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray and dust with flour.
  4. In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, water, and oil. Heat over medium heat.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa, and flour.
  6. Pour the butter mixture into the sugar mixture and whisk until smooth.
  7. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time.
  8. Whisk in the buttermilk followed by the baking soda, salt, and vanilla.
  9. Fold in the 1/4 cup of crushed Oreos.
  10. Fill the cake pan 3/4 full with the batter. 
  11. Bake the cakes on the middle rack for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  12. Remove the cakes and allow to cool for 15 minutes before inverting the cakes onto a baking rack.
  13. Allow the cakes to cool at least 2 hours before frosting.
1 cup butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
4 1/2 cups powder sugar
4 tsp milk
food coloring


  1. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and vanilla together.
  2. Slowly, add the powder sugar and beat until combined.
  3. Add the milk to the butter cream and mix until smooth.
  4. Add a few drops of food coloring. Mix well. Set aside until ready to use.
To assemble:
  1. Place a chocolate layer on the serving platter.
  2. Add a layer of frosting. 
  3. Sprinkle 1/2 cup crushed Oreo on top of the frosting. Press down.
  4. Place the Oreo cake layer on top of the crushed Oreo.
  5. Add a layer of frosting.
  6. Sprinkle 1/2 cup crushed Oreo on top of the frosting. Press down.
  7. Place the 2nd layer of chocolate cake on top of the crushed Oreo. Press down.
  8. Frost a thin layer of frosting over the whole cake. 
  9. Pipe the roses onto the cake. (I used this technique from I am Baker.)
  10. Make a border around the top and fill in the center with about 1 cup crushed Oreo.
The Oreo Cake was adapted from this recipe. The Chocolate Cake was adapted from The Pastry Queen cookbook for Tuxedo Cake. The frosting recipe was adapted from Bakerella.
Did you already know..... 
- Superman was first published in Action Comics #1 in 1938.
-Originally, Superman was dedicated to Truth and Justice then in the 1940s it was changed to Truth, Justice, and the American Way.
-Since 1945, Superman's S Symbol has been trade marked by DC Comics (known at the time as National Periodical Publications).

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Oreo Divinity

At Christmas time, my Dad always made Divinity. It was always one of my holiday favorites. I figured I would make it again and keep the tradition going. I also saved some to give to my Dad when I see him next. I think he will be surprised. 
Without Oreos
I remember when my Dad made this dessert, no kids were allowed in the kitchen. The syrup gets really hot. I should also warn you that my sister has burned out a mixer making this recipe. I think it is worth all of the trouble especially since I'm making it only once a year. If you are going to make this recipe, a dry day is idle since the humidity will affect the candy.
With Oreos
Oreo Divinity
2 2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water (on humid days use 1 Tbsp less of water)
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup broken pecans 
1 cup crushed Oreos

  1. Stir sugar, corn syrup, and water over low heat. Continue stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Stop stirring and allow the syrup to reach 260 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  3. In a mixer bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  4. Continue beating while pouring the hot syrup in a thin stream into the egg whites. 
  5. Add the vanilla and beat until the mixture becomes slightly dull.
  6. Fold in the nuts.
  7. Drop the mixture onto wax paper from the tip of a greased spoon.
  8. Let harden for about ten minutes.
  9. Roll the divinity into the crushed Oreos.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker. 
My daughter's creation
Did you already know.......
-Divinity means a deity.
-Divinity also means the state of being divine.
-The Harvard Divinity School is a school of religious and theological studies.

Monday, December 19, 2011

White Chocolate Covered Oreos

Do you have all of your holiday shopping done? I have all of the kids gifts purchased. Are they wrapped? No. Do I have to wrap them? Can't I just stick bows on all of them and say surprise? I guess not. All of the presents will be wrapped by next week since they have to be. Presents from Santa always have Santa wrapping. The gifts from us have snowflakes and other cute designs. I am debating to wrap some of the presents that will say nice on them. Or should I use the wrapping that says naughty and tie some candy coal on top?
Do you like to give food as gifts? If so, this is a quick recipe to make. They are mostly homemade and the children can help. You can use any topping you like.
White Chocolate Covered Oreos
White candy melts
package of mini oreos
toppings of choice: mini chocolate chips, crushed candy canes, drizzle of chocolate, sprinkles, crushed candy bars, etc.

  1. Prepare the toppings of choice in little bowls.
  2. In the microwave, melt the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minutes.
  3. Stir the candy melts and continue to microwave for 30 second intervals. Stir between each interval until the candy is all melted.
  4. Dip the oreos into the candy melt and coat generously.
  5. Top the oreo of the desired topping immediately will the candy melt is still warm. 
  6. Let cool completely before serving or placing in little gift boxes. 
Recipe inspired by the chocolate covered Oreos sold in the stores. 
Did you already know..............
-In 1912, Nabisco developed the Oreo cookie. 
-Nabisco is part of Kraft Foods. 
-Over 20,000,000, Oreos are consumed daily.
-Oreos originally were available in two flavors; cream and lemon meringue.
Can I eat them now?