I’ve decided that there’s not enough Velveeta in your life, and I’d like to remedy that. Sure, sometimes you heat it up as an accompaniment to your chips during sporting events, but what about today? Do you have a reason to eat Velveeta today? I’ll give you one. In fact, I’ll give you a few dozen: Velveeta cookies with caramelized tomatoes and green chilies. (I started with this recipe from Bake or Break and subbed out the cream cheese for Velveeta, and the chocolate chips for the veggies.)
Queso Dip Cookies
For the tasty, cheesy, and slightly spicy recipe, visit Foodbeast.
I've been getting this question a lot lately: Do you just walk down grocery store aisles and pick different things to put together? In a word, yes. I've considered this particular combination many times and for some reason or other passed it up. So I'm glad I finally decided to give it a go, because putting a bunch of Little Debbie® Oatmeal Creme Pies into a batch of brownies turned out to be a pretty good idea.
necessary eggs, oil, and water to make the "fudge-y" version
1 box (12 count) Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies
Grease 9x13 glass pan.
Follow directions on back of brownie mix to make the brownie batter.
Spread half of the batter into the bottom of the greased pan.
Layer all 12 Oatmeal Creme Pies on top of the batter. (They will fit).
Spread the rest of the brownie batter on top of the pies so they are completely covered.
Bake as directed (you may wind up having to add a few minutes to finish things up).
Cool, slice, and consume!
It's really as easy as making a brownie mix. The only extra step is taking the Oatmeal Creme Pies out of the plastic and fitting them into the pan. The pies bake nicely into the brownie but still retain all of their distinct, yummy flavor. FYI: I'm totally rocking out to some Britney as I write this.
I’m sure you guys have seen this the ice cream bread recipe floating around. Totally awesome, right? You know I’m a fan of quick and easy, so I was all over this. But where some people saw an end product, I saw a starting point. So, I asked myself what could I possibly make with a loaf of ice cream bread. Soon enough, it dawned on me. Ice Cream Bread Pudding, duh. Shout out to Simple Sifted on providing details on how to execute this. Check the recipe on Foodbeast to see how this caloric-ly-glorious recipe came to include an entire half gallon of ice cream. . . and a mere three ingredients more.
Ice Cream Bread Pudding
For all the creamy, dreamy details, visit Foodbeast.
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
1/3c FRENCH'S French Fried Onions
1 block of chocolate baking bark (extrapolate as necessary)
Dip onions in chocolate to cover.
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.
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
15 BIG strawberries
15 Double-stuffed Oreos cookies
1to 1.5 oz. cream cheese, softened
white chocolate baking bark
Wash, hull, and dry (inside and out) strawberries.
Process cookies and cream cheese in food processor until combined.
Stuff as much Oreo mix into each strawberry as you can. Be sure to really smash it in there.
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.
It was about this time last year that I discovered margaritas. I've been old enough to drink for a minute, but I just assumed tequila wasn't for me and wound up missing out on years of that sticky sweet, boozy goodness. So it has been my goal to consume margaritas as often and in as many ways as possible. These creamy, limey, crumbly truffles are a great “anytime” way to get all the flavor of a refreshing margarita without getting sloshed in the middle of the day (no judgment). I started with a great base recipe of Desserts 4 Today's "Grown Up Chocolate Bourbon Balls" and switched out the ingredients to fit my now favorite drink.
White Chocolate Margarita Truffles
If you want to know how it's done, visit Foodbeast.
I’ve come to a realization about myself: I love frosting, and I think it’s highly underutilized. Sure, with the popularity of cake balls and whoopie pies, it gets a lot of love, but it’s not the star of the show. So I’ve decided to do away with the cake entirely and declare that it’s high time for frosting pie time. Yup. Frosting. Pie. I used a Chocolate Almond frosting, an Oreo crust, and cherry pie filling for this particular pie, but I encourage you to, well, try this one first because it’s awesome, and then branch out to discover the perfect frosting flavor, pie crust, and mix-ins for you.
Black Forest Frosting Pie
For the full, fast, four ingredient, frosting-filled recipe, visit Foodbeast.