Who doesn’t like Oreos?

Seriously.  Is there anyone?  If you belong to the rare breed who don’t enjoy this amazing cookie, than stop reading this post.  But the rest of us are going to press on and discover this awesome, easy, delish no-bake dessert.

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I found this recipe and was in love with it before I even tasted it.  Cream cheese, cool whip, powdered sugar, chocolate pudding and… OREOS.  A true winning combination.

Mix up the layers, assemble in a 9×13 pan and let chill for a bit.  And thats it, you’re done “baking” and off to enjoying a fabulous end to your meal!

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What’s your favorite Oreo dessert?

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PS: Sorry I’ve been so slack with my Sunday posts (notice how this one was on a Monday… whoops).  I have a dress refashion and a dessert tray tutorial in the works!  Let me know if there are any pins you would like to see me review!

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Easy Peasy Melted Chocolate

I love making desserts that require melted chocolate: cake balls, candies, decorating cookies. Almond bark melts a lot easier, but I prefer using either candy melts or chocolate chips. The down side is they are much trickier to melt and keep at the proper consistency. Then I came across this pin. I was skeptical at first, but I used this trick to melt chocolate for the brownie bombs and the melted chocolate came out perfect and stayed that way for at least 45 minutes. The original author said it lasts for several hours, I didn’t try this however, since I was done with the chocolate sooner than that.

Here’s the trick:

Put chocolate chips/ candy melts in a glass jar.

Put jar/ jars in a crock pot.

Put hot water in the crock pot until it reaches halfway up the jars, being careful not to get water in the jars.

Turn on high for 30 min, stir the chocolate.

When its melted all the way turn down to low and voila!

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Perfectly smooth melted chocolate!

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Good luck!

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Healthy “Ice Cream”

Some time last year, pinterest was abuzz with pins about making ice cream from bananas. (Such as here and here). Its perfect for someone like me who is always looking for dessert, but is trying to eat healthy. I figured with the start of the New Year, this yummy and guilt free snack was perfect to bring back.

Most directions call for you to cut up the bananas, freeze them, blend them with a food processor, then add peanut butter/ cocoa/ fruit/ etc.  This way is delicious, but I make it a little differently, just because i think its easier.

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First I cut up the banana, and put it in a small tupperware

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Then, I mash up the pieces with a fork

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Add some peanut butter and cocoa (or fruit, or whatever you like).  Mix it all up and freeze.

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Thats all there is to it!  This definitely makes you feel like you are eating dessert and satisfies even my crazy sweet tooth.

Hope you enjoy!

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Diabetes in a Pan

This recipe was pinned from here.  It was one of the first things I ever pinned.  It was called Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie n’ Oreo
Fudge Brownie Bar.  I have seen it pinned elsewhere as Slutty Brownies because they are “oh so easy, and a little bit filthy.”  And let me tell you its true.  They are sooo easy, and sooo good.  In fact, they are so amazingly sweet and awesome, that they were dubbed “Diabetes in a Pan” by a friend of mine and the name has stuck.  They also have become my signature dessert (which says a lot considering I’m the resident baker in my circle of friends).

ImageThe first time I made them I followed the recipe exactly.  But I have learned an even easier way to make them.  Here are my changes:

When I need to make a 13 x 9 pan:

  • Spread 1.5 – 2 packages of Tollhouse (or equivalent) break and bake chocolate chip cookie dough on the bottom of a greased pan.
  • Layer 1.5 packages of double stuffed Oreos on top. (I break some of the Oreos in half alternate them so that they cover as much of the cookie dough as possible).
  • Prepare a 13×9 boxed brownie mix as directed and add 1/4 c. of hot fudge to the mix.
  • Pour brownie mix on top and bake the whole pan as directed on the brownie mix.

Thats it!

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When I need to make and 8 x 8 pan:

  • Spread just under 1 package of Tollhouse (or equivalent) break and bake chocolate-chip cookie dough on the bottom of a greased pan.
  • Layer less than 1 package of Oreos on top of the cookie dough (again I strategically place the Oreos in order to cover every inch of cookie dough possible.)
  • Prepare Pillsbury Chocolate Extreme brownie mix as directed. (Or you could use any 8×8 mix, but be sure to add some hot fudge to it).
  • Pour brownie mix on top and bake entire pan as directed on the brownie mix.

Again, thats all there is to it!

I hope you enjoy this marvelous dessert as much as I do!

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