Sunday, June 22, 2014

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Bark

What goes with peanut butter (besides more peanut butter)? Chocolate! So Nabisco and Reese's decided to embrace the inevitable and make one heck of a tasty cookie: Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreo cookies, that is. If you haven't tried this limited edition Oreo yet, you best get to it before they are off the shelves. And while you're at it, why not snag some more Reese's products (mini pieces, mini pb cups, and pb chips) to make some Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Bark. 
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Bark
Ingredients
  • 12oz Reese's peanut butter chips
  • 1/2c mini Reese's Pieces (you'll find these in the baking aisle)
  • 4oz Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Minis
  • 8 Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Cookies
Directions
  1. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Quarter Peanut Butter Cup Minis and set aside.
  3. Chop Peanut Butter Cup Oreos and set aside.
  4. Melt peanut butter chips in a bowl in the microwave, pour melted chips onto the parchment paper and spread out evenly.
  5. Sprinkle chopped Oreos evenly over melted pb chips, then do the same with the chopped peanut butter cups, and finally the mini Reese's Pieces.
  6. Lightly press everything down into the peanut butter chips, so that when you give the cookie sheet a little shake, nothing moves around.
  7. Chill until solid (fridge or freezer), and break into bite-sized pieces.
I don't know how to emphasize enough the awesomeness of this recipe. It's as if peanut butter and chocolate made a beautiful, edible baby. I mean, what's not to love? I'm definitely making this one again soon, and I suggest you do the same. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Mini Donut S'mores

Happy National Donut Day! Assuming you’ve already visited all of your local donut shops for your free donuts, I’m going to suggest going a step further and commemorating this momentous occasion by making a donut treat of your own: Donut s’mores! It’s a super easy recipe replacing your garden variety graham with a mini cinni donut. Yum-O!

Mini Donut S'mores

Celebrate donuts everywhere by visiting Foodbeast and making this really simple and really tasty treat today!

Rainbow Sherbet Fudge

To me, seasonal flavors are the "Easter eggs" of food. You have to be on your toes to catch them, and when you do it's oh so satisfying. Pillsbury has come out with an array of bright and fruity cake and frosting flavors for the spring and summer. Not being able to choose just one, I found a way to combine a handful of them (as well as another seasonal treat) to make a yummery summery dessert.

Rainbow Sherbet Fudge

Ingredients
  • 5oz Pillsbury Orangesicle Creamy Supreme Frosting 
  • 5oz Pillsbury Blue Raspberry Creamy Supreme Frosting
  • 5oz Pillsbury Key Lime Creamy Supreme Frosting (16 oz.)
  • 12oz white chocolate chips
  • 12 Fruit Punch Oreo Cookies (I think these may be a Wal-Mart exclusive)
Directions
  1. Line a 7x11 (9x9 or 8x8 will do) baking dish with waxed paper.
  2. Chop Fruit Punch Oreo Cookies into chunks.
  3. Separate white chocolate chips equally (4oz each) into three microwave safe bowls.
  4. One bowl at a time, melt white chocolate chips and stir one flavor of frosting into each. 
  5. Equally distribute chopped cookies among three bowl and stir until combined.
  6. Gently fold together all three flavors of frosting/chocolate mixture and spread into wax paper-lined pan.
  7. Let chill in fridge one hour and cut into little pieces.
Fruity, colorful, and fun, this Rainbow Sherbet Fudge exemplifies summer. It's a great treat to make for the kids or to take to any picnic or barbecue. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Cheetos Cookie Butter Truffles

How did I spend my Friday night? Sitting on the floor of my pantry surrounded by open jars of various butters and spreads. Armed with a Frito in one hand and a Cheeto in  the other, I dug in to each jar, hoping to find a combination that would speak to me. Shameful? Maybe. Successful? Yes!

Cheetos Cookie Butter Truffles

Seriously, these were good. If you wanna know how to get it done (and believe me, you do), visit Foodbeast