Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Muddy Buddy Oreos
Did you ever see the movie "The Parent Trap?" I'm talking about the newer Disney remake with Lindsay Lohan, while she was still young and innocent. Anyway, there was a part in the movie where the twins are sitting in a cabin together and they find out that they both enjoy eating Oreos with peanut butter on them. Apparently, other people thought that was kind of weird.
Well, I'm not one of those people. After watching the movie, I tried it for myself and boy was it ever good. Alright, so you're wondering where I'm going with this. Here's the thing. I recently made Poppy Chow which is like Muddy Buddies, only you use popcorn instead of Chex cereal and cover it in a mixture of chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. Yeah, real good stuff. And, that got me thinking. Just what else could I cover with this glorious mixture?
First, I thought of peanuts, but then saw that someone else already did that. I thought of pretzels, but someone beat me to that as well. I didn't want to copy someone else. Rather, I wanted to go where no sweet maker had gone before. So, I thought some more. And then it hit me.
Back to the whole Oreos + peanut butter thing. I figured you've got your chocolate covered Oreos and then you've got Oreos with peanut butter filling. Why not have the best of both worlds - Oreos + chocolate + peanut butter? Mmmmm. And, like that's not enough already, go ahead and coat the whole thing with some powdered sugar. Voila! Muddy Buddy Oreos were born.
Instead of using the normal chocolate - peanut butter- butter mixture, I changed things up a little. See, for whatever reason, my chocolate-peanut butter mixture totally seized once I added the last ingredient (could be because I was using margarine instead of butter). Anyway, since that wasn't working, I decided to just leave it out. But, since I wanted the mixture a little thinner, I upped the fat by using more peanut butter (I figure more peanut butter flavor certainly can't hurt). This will make the mixture thicker, but again not a bad thing.
I used the mini size Oreos instead of the regular sized. Like I've said before, I have this thing for miniature treats. They're just so much cuter and perfect for popping into your mouth. Besides, I wasn't totally sure this would work, so I wanted to try things out on a smaller scale first.
Oh it definitely worked! Imagine biting into a soft, fluffy, sugary, chocolatey, peanut buttery, creamy, crunchy piece of heaven. Sound good? You better believe it! You're gonna be over the moon when you taste these. Sweet success!
By the way, someone just told me that today is the 100th birthday of the Oreo cookie. So these would be a perfect way to celebrate!
Stay tuned because the Muddy Buddy madness is going to be continuing on this whole week. I've got more to share with you and you're not gonna want to miss it.
Muddy Buddy Oreos (created by Lisa of Sweet as Sugar Cookies)
1 c. chocolate chips
2/3 c. peanut butter
powdered sugar (to coat)
mini Oreos (at least 3 of the mini canisters)
Put some powdered sugar into a bowl and set aside. Melt the chocolate and peanut butter together in the microwave. Drop the mini Oreos in and use your fingers to help coat them. (It'll get messy, but I give you permission to lick the chocolatey goodness off your fingers when you're done. I won't tell anyone.) Drop the coated Oreos into the powdered sugar and coat them with the sugar. You can shake the cookies in your hand to get off the excess. Let sit on some waxed paper so the chocolate can set up a little.