Decadent Valentine Oreos
If you're on a post-holiday reducing plan, please click right on out of here because you're not going to want to see this. It might already be too late. Look away fast and try to distract yourself.
Well look at that. You're still here. You must be in the mood for a sweet treat. I promise, I have got the thing for you.
These white chocolate dipped Oreos are actually an accident. I thought they were going to be a train wreck, but I'm happy to report that I was wrong. It happens.
And unlike someone who shall remain unnamed, [cough] Peanut Head, I can admit it when it happens.
It all started back in November when Peanut Head and I were talking about starting our annual baking spree. Peanut Head is always changing things and he is never satisfied with perfection. He's maddening to live with, let me tell you. I grew up always hearing "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Peanut Head thinks that statement is a bunch of hullabaloo.
Anyway, he started talking about dipping our beloved Oreo cookies in white chocolate, and then sprinkling them with festive sprinkles for the holidays. Possibly he did say "festive." Or not. I could have made that up. I have such a tenuous grip on what is real and what is not.
Pretend that he did.
Anyway, how many times can I say "anyway" in one post? Don't test me. So, anyway, I immediately boo hooed him and told him that the Oreos get too stale if not eaten right away (so what if it almost never happens), so therefore, I didn't think they would be a good specimen for a layover of x number of weeks in our colder-than-an-icebox garage. That's where the insanity sits while we're cranking it all out. You really need to know what I'm talking about. Go look, and come right back, okay?
Yes, we are nuts. I am so, so, so, so happy to report that 2010 was The Last Year for that mess. It is a tradition that has taken on a life of its own. We have spreadsheets with ghastly amounts of unhealthy ingredients, perfectly lined out and tabulated, so that we can start shopping for the ghastly amounts of ingredients in September. No lie.
Thankfully, I have only my memories.
And these. I can push on with these by my side. On my thighs. Whatever.
I want you to have a friend like mine, so I'm going to hook you up with everything you need to make your own sin covered Oreos. Because I'm nice like that.
This is what you need to make the naked Oreos. And the recipe, of course. Click on that link, and it will take you to the original post with the recipe card.
To trick out your Oreos like these babies, you'll need a few extra ingredients.
Take one package of Vanilla Almond Bark and 8 oz. of white chocolate, and melt them together. Next, dip the Oreos in the chocolate, just as far as you dare. Put them on waxed paper and immediately sprinkle with the cutest sprinkles you can find. Allow the chocolate to dry and set up.
I'm going to go ahead and say it. You probably want to hide the Oreos and dole them out one at a time. It will make you feel powerful, and you'll get to experience a treat that actually improves with age. It sounds crazy, but they get better every day. Just keep them in an airtight container, and the cookies will become softer, encased in their white chocolate coats, with each passing day.
If you skip the hiding step, you won't get to see what I mean. No one can resist the Oreo, so if you're the only one who knows where they are, you will allow the maximum number of Oreos to survive long enough to achieve Nirvana, because only you will be sneaking them.
By day five, your eyes will roll back in your head and knock you out when you take your first bite. I haven't experimented past day five, so you'll have to run experiments of your own.
I know it sounds like such drudgery, but it's for science. Put on your lab coat and get to it.