As of yesterday, I am officially one year older… and hopefully wiser too! I (along with the rest of the city) have been a little preoccupied with questioning my sanity for living in the absolute coldest major metro in the world. Seriously. I heard it on the radio this morning, so it must be true. Minneapolis, on average, is colder than even Moscow. But since it was unimaginably cold outside, I spent a quiet evening at home with the twins. However, I did make myself a little treat.
In all fairness, my mom did offer to make me a cake. Since these offers are typically followed with, “I have this new recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free chocolate cake that I’ve been wanting to try,” I declined her offer. Sorry, Mom. I will never give up my full-fat/sugar/dairy ways!
I have made oreo truffles (click here) and peppermint oreo truffles (click here) before. So in sticking with my oreo truffle fascination, I couldn’t help myself when I saw birthday cake oreos on the end cap at Target the other day. The concept is the same as regular oreo truffles. Smash. Mix. Roll. Dip. Sprinkle.
Smash 1 package of oreos. Mix in 1 block of cream cheese. Roll into balls. Dip into melted white chocolate. Top with sprinkles.
Funny story about the sprinkles: I stopped by Target on my way home from work to pick up, among other things, sprinkles for this recipe. The temperature on my car read -12. Yes, -12. This does not include windchill. As I walked down the baking aisle, the sprinkles shelf looked a little bare. No multicolored sprinkles to be found. Sigh. They had pink, red, green, but no classic multicolored. The thought of getting back into my car and going to another store made a knot form in my stomach, and it screamed “NO! TOO COLD!” Good thing the Funfetti frosting comes with a packet of sprinkles. Now, what do I do with an extra jar of chocolate frosting?
This is also my first blog post where I used my new photo light box. It definitely made taking pictures at 5:30 on a dark winter morning much easier! Check out the tutorial from Flax & Twine.
If you decide to make these birthday cake oreo truffles for the next birthday among your friends/family, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. I’m still not sure if I’m going to share!