Hi, my name is Aimee, and I’m addicted to sugar. I’ve been doing pretty well lately, until… I strolled into Target, completely unsuspecting, when BAM! Well hello there, Reese’s peanut butter cup Oreos, nice to meet (and eat) you. After releasing watermelon Oreos a few months back, it’s nice to see that the lovely people at Oreo have come to their senses. Some flavor combinations just do not belong together – like Oreo and watermelon. Now, Reese’s and Oreos – well, that’s just a match made in heaven!
So I justified my purchase – “It’s for the blog. I’m helping inspire other people.” – and headed home to sample the product. I felt that is was really important to thoroughly sample the cookies before testing recipes to recommend to my readers. It was a sacrifice for sure, but one night after the twins went to bed, I curled up on the couch with a movie.
I proceeded to really evaluate the product. After eating 1/3 of the package I felt that these Oreos were of high enough quality to use in recipes. I hope you all appreciate my dedication to quality, as well as heavy use of sarcasm 🙂
OK – I have two go-to Oreo recipes – Rice Krispie treats and truffles (aka: “crack balls”).
The Rice Krispie treats are pretty straightforward. Heck, it’s not even my recipe. Some other sugar addict was brilliant and came up with this recipe. Her name is Nikki from Chef-in-Training, and she has some pretty legit recipes. Check it out here. All I did was swap out regular Oreos for Reese’s peanut butter cup Oreos. My initial review: totally delicious!
The next recipe came to me from my friend Danielle. I originally made them a while back – check out the tutorial here. Then I made Peppermint Oreo Truffles. Then I made Birthday Cake Oreo Truffles. Notice a pattern?
For Reese’s peanut butter cup Oreo Truffles, this isn’t a simple 1:1 swap. The original recipe calls for 1 package of Oreos and 1 package of cream cheese. A regular package of Oreos is 15.35 ounces, but the flavored ones are 12.2 ounces. This throws the ratios off. Lucky for you, I paid attention in 8th grade math, so I’ve got this covered! Here’s your new recipe list:
- 1 12.2-ounce package flavored Oreos
- 6 1/3 ounces of cream cheese – luckily, the cream cheese bricks are marked, so you can just cut off 6 1/3 ounces – though the wrapper and all
- milk chocolate chips or candiquik
Then just follow the directions in my original recipe for classic Oreo Truffles.
I taste-tested both recipes, and give both my seal of approval. But what do I know, I would probably snort powered sugar if I were desperate enough. Give these quick and easy recipes a try. I would love to hear what you think!