Friday, May 24, 2013

Chocolate Covered FRENCH'S® French Fried Onions

I realized I haven't straight up covered something weird in chocolate in a hot minute, so I took a look in my pantry to see what I could find. We had Thanksgiving for Easter, so we had some left over FRENCH'S® French Fried Onions from the green been casserole. Perfect! Then I tasted them... not so perfect. But I didn't let that stop me. Went to the store, snagged another container and voila!


Chocolate Covered FRENCH'S French Fried Onions

Ingredients

  • 1/3c FRENCH'S French Fried Onions
  • 1 block of chocolate baking bark (extrapolate as necessary)

Directions

  1. Melt chocolate.
  2. Dip onions in chocolate to cover.
  3. Let set in fridge.

Sweet, salty, and satisfying. If you happen to have any leftover from Thanksgiving, Easter, or other green bean casserole making occasion, it's definitely worth trying it out.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Oreo Stuffed White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

It's strawberry season! Time to find ways to take a healthy, good-for-you fruit and turn it into something bad (but still oh, so good). I snagged this concept from recipes flying around the Internet in which you stuff things like cake and cheesecake into strawberries. But being lazy, I thought, "Why not use something I already have on hand?" (No, I don't always have a baked cake on hand). So Oreo® cookies it is.

If you've ever made an Oreo truffle, it's just like that except before you cover the truffle in chocolate, you shove it into a hulled-out strawberry. Oh my goodness... it's chocolate-covered strawberry-covered chocolate. Meta-awesomeness!


Oreo Stuffed White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients

  • 15 BIG strawberries
  • 15 Double-stuffed Oreos cookies
  • 1to 1.5 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • white chocolate baking bark

Directions

  1. Wash, hull, and dry (inside and out) strawberries.
  2. Process cookies and cream cheese in food processor until combined.
  3. Stuff as much Oreo mix into each strawberry as you can. Be sure to really smash it in there.
  4. Melt your white chocolate (or milk chocolate) bark and coat strawberries, then place in the fridge to set and chill.

It's not a lot of cream cheese in comparison to the cookie crumbs, but you want just enough to kind of keep it all together as the juices of the strawberry will soak into the cookie crumb to goo it up. All in all, this is a great way to make a gussied up (and fattened up) sweet spring treat.