Monday, October 11, 2010

It's Fall, Y'all!

Some of you might not realize that it's fall, but it is! (Some of you = people in southern areas...TX, AZ, southern hemisphere...)

Here in NY the trees in Central Park are having a conference on whether to change colors or just drop. Last year they decided to change colors. I hope they vote on that again.

For my friend's birthday party this past weekend I decided to make some treats, but adjust them slightly to incorporate fall colors.

I took out my humble little food processor that says, "Now you see it (the Oreos)..."
"Now you don't."
Hurray for the Humble Little Food Processor That Could!

Those chopped up Oreos were used in this awesome recipe:
Oreo Cheesecake Pretzel Sandwiches (adapted from Rather Be Baking)
Makes 12 pretzel bites

Ingredients:
7 Oreo cookies
1 ounce cream cheese (I used reduced-fat)
24 pretzels (square or tied, it doesn't matter)
Candy coating - melted (your choice of colors. I used red, yellow, and then mixed some red and yellow with orange to make a delightful fall orange.)

Place Oreos into a food processor and process until finely ground. Mix Oreo crumbs and cream cheese until dough forms. (Erika's Extra: I found it easier to mix with hands.) Pinch about half a tablespoon of dough and form into a little square. Place onto pretzel then gently press top pretzel to close. Top with melted candy coating. (Add toppings like white sprinkles or coconut, if desired.) Chill until chocolate has hardened and serve. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer.
Bake well and prosper!

11 comments:

  1. We have no seasons here, though it is finally in the high 80F range so I'll take your word for it that it is fall.

    Those look evil. I've never heard of anything like that before. I guess I will have to make them! The boyfriend would love them.

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  2. These look good! I love that you sandwiched the cookies in between pretzels, sweet and salty is one of my favorite combos to eat!

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  3. What a great idea to use Oreo as sandwich filling!

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  4. Pretzels and oreos, oh, this has got to be wonderful :D hand a few over this way daahling!
    *kisses* HH

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  5. this looks just awsesome.. thank you for sharing, i cant wait to give this a try.

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  6. Thanks for all the comments everyone. I should have posted this in my blog: this dessert is very easy to make. So what are you waiting for?! :)

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  7. These sound great! Nothing in there I don't like!!

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  8. Not to brag but that humble little food processor has got nothing on me. Seven Oreo cookies you say? Only seven? Assuming you have milk, I can knock out an even dozen in no time at all.

    Seven? *snicker*

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  9. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! So nice to "meet" a fellow opera singing foodie! :) The pretzel bits look great!!

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  10. Congrats on your blogversary... mine is coming up next month... how time and posts fly.... these look great... as does that lavender cake of yours. I look forward to a long and happy blogship!

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