First things first, you need to try Birthday Cake Oreos if you haven't already. THEY ARE AMAZING. Go to the store and buy two boxes. You will need less than one for this recipe but, uh, like I said, they are amazing, so you'll want a box of them to dunk in milk ;) But beware, they are addicting! Don't say I didn't warn you. Now, onto my newest creation... Birthday Cake Oreo Blondies! It is Oreo's 100th Birthday, so they have come out with these awesome limited-edition cookies and it seems like every single other food blogger out there has found them and loved them as well! I saw a couple of recipes with them in brownies and the like, so that got me thinking on what I could make... I did toy with the idea of making confetti cupcakes with oreos in the bottoms, but I just did that in my last post and I was afraid of doing too much of a good thing! I decided I didn't want to make Oreo-stuffed cookies because that's been done and overdone, and besides those would be total calorie bombs! I would feel bad eating one! I don't know about you guys, but I can't enjoy my dessert if I'm worrying the whole time about how big my butt is gonna get :) Then, like I said, I had already seen some brownie recipes so I didn't want to do that either. SO, blondies! A mix between cookies and brownies, and full of sprinkles like confetti cake. Perfect compromise.
These are so easy, one-bowl (!!), and quick! And this recipe makes just one lil 8x8 pan, so you can make these without worrying too much about the damage that could happen ;) I have used this blondie recipe a bazillion times and it's so versatile and perfect for ANYTHING you wanna mix in there. That being said, they have never come out this flat for me before, so I think it may have had something to do with the "light" butter I used... oops! Learn from my mistakes, you should just use regular butter... it's only one stick anyways. But these were still really really good! :) Sweeet, sugary goodness. Topped, of course, with birthday cake ice cream. I think there is an unwritten rule out there that states birthday cake oreo blondies must be enjoyed with a leeeedle scoop of blue birthday cake ice cream on top. :) Enjoy!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Yeah, okay, these are pretty much ridiculous. Ridiculously delicious and amazing and, believe it or not, easy. I just had my first one, and... uh, well, it's not gonna be my last. I don't even know what to say. This idea came to me like a flash of lightning out of absolutely nowhere and I am SO happy that it worked out perfectly. I am even happier I have this lovely lil' blog of mine to share this discovery with all of you! Oh man oh man oh man. I'm sure alot of you have seen the chocolate chip cookie-bottom cupcakes, and the Oreo-bottom cupcakes, but Samoas? I don't think so!
Friday, February 17, 2012
Before you say anything about how weird of a combination lemon and pecan sounds, just look at this picture. Look at that lovely cake with crunchy lemon glaze and pecan bits sprinkled on top and tell me that doesn't look delicious. That's what I thought! I had never even considered lemon and pecan as delectable combination until I went grocery shopping and I saw a gorgeous bundt cake for sale with a sticker that said "Lemon Pecan." Say what? I was about to buy it when I thought to myself, "What am I doing? I am a baker. I don't buy dessert, I make it! Pfft." I mentally kicked myself, and then made this as soon as I got home. True story.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Okay, okay, I'm aware I've been seriously slacking in the blogging department, but I've been so busy with school I really haven't had time! Priorities, people. Grades > baking, unfortunately. BUT, I have got the best, easiest, most delicious treat ever for you, and just in time for Valentine's Day... Almond Snickers! I know the vast majority of America loves peanuts and peanut butter and the like, but for me, almonds are where it's at. They are totally my go-to nuts for recipes and baking, and I looove them. Good thing my boyfriend does too, cause this is what I made him for a Valentine's Day treat. :)