Oreo Fluff

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Watch out! Once you start eating this you won’t be able to stop! It’s really addicting especially if you love oreos.

It takes no time to make at all.

Take one box of instant jello pudding (white chocolate) and whisk in the amount of milk it calls for on the box. Fold in a whole container of cool whip and crushed oreos. I saved some oreos to decorate the top of the oreo fluff with to make it look nice.

I see that Dairy Queen has Funfetti Cake batter in an waffle cone now. Pardon me while I go there to get some.

This dessert can be made Weight Watcher friendly too. See the recipe below the original. :)

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Oreo Fluff!

Ingredients

1 small box white chocolate instant pudding mix

2 cups milk

1 small tub cool whip

24 oreos, crushed

2 cups mini marshmallows

Directions

In a large bowl whisk together the pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes. Add cool whip, oreos and marshmallows. Stir well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Here is the Weight Watcher version of this recipe.

Makes 6 servings

Calories 16.5, Total Fat 0.0 g, Dietary Fiber 0.0 g, Protein 0.0 g, Total Carbohydrate 4.0 g

Points Plus per serving 3 (divide equally into 6 servings)

1 ounce sugar-free instant pudding mix (chocolate or white chocolate)
12 ounces fat-free cool whip
1/4 cup crushed reduced-fat oreo cookies (4)

Caramel Bacon Buns

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I am so excited because this weekend the husband and I bought a smoker. We don’t get it until sometime later this week, because we asked the hardware store where we got it from to put it together for us and there’s a waiting list. That is ok though, because that will give me some time to defrost a pork butt I have in my freezer. I want to smoke so many things. The sales person who sold it to us said that he had smoked some macaroni and cheese and I never would have thought about making that in the smoker. I really want to try making my own bacon now. That is the number one thing on my list to smoke.

Speaking of bacon, have you bought my cook book 50 Shades of Bacon yet? You should. This recipe isn’t a recipe that was featured in the cook book but I had to go ahead and make it anyway. Why? Because it had bacon in it, and the recipe only called for 3 ingredients. I love recipes that only have 3 ingredients. Ben really liked this too and he’s not much of a bacon fan as I am.

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Recipe from Ohbite.com

Ingredients

1-7.5 oz. can of Pillsbury Biscuits (10 ct.)

1 lb of Crispy and crumbled Bacon

1 jar of Caramel Sauce (approx. 1.5 cups)

2 standard Cupcake/Muffin Tins

Directions:

Fill each cup with enough Caramel Sauce to cover the bottom nicely.

Top the Caramel with some crispy, crumbled Bacon, making sure to evenly coat the bottom of each cup.

Now top the Bacon with one Biscuit.

Place the empty Cupcake Pan on top of the Biscuits and press down lightly, this will help them not get too puffy.

Place them on a baking sheet to keep your oven clean in the event of a spill-over.

Bake them at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes. Take them out and let them cool before attempting to flip them out.

Place the baking sheet over them and flip it over. If they don’t all pop out give them some help, but they will come out pretty easily.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

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Peanut Butter + Pretzels + Chocolate, can’t go wrong with that! These are like those popular peanut butter pretzel sandwiches dipped in chocolate but in truffle form.  I really don’t have anything else to say other than it’s peanut butter, chocolate, and pretzels together. I just love the salty sweet combo thing.  The nice part about this recipe is that it’s only 3 ingredients too. Love those kind of recipes.

 

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Recipe from Food.com

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup pretzels crushed
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions

Step 1
Combine the peanut butter and pretzels in a bowl until well combined. Place the bowl in the freezer for 15-30 minutes, or until firm enough to handle. Roll the mixture into roughly 20 balls (1 tsp each). Place on a pan lined with wax or parchment paper and place in the freezer for about an hour or until very firm.
Step 2
Melt the chocolate and then remove the balls from the freezer. Dip the frozen balls into the melted chocolate and then refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
Step 3
These softened pretty quick, so be sure to eat them soon after removing from the fridge!

MN State Fair & Apple Pie Crescents

The Minnesota State Fair was really fun and I ate a ton of good food. I went with my brother, Mom and his girlfriend. You think that people only go to the State Fair for food. There were tons of different things to look at. A swine barn, horse barn, and chicken barn.Who would have thought there were so many different kinds of chicken?  I almost felt sad for the piggies in the Birthing Barn. They were cooped up in this glass container with hardly any room to walk around. Maybe they were there for a reason though. We also saw one of the World’s largest pumpkins.

For food we had cheesecurds, a chocolate malt, corn dog, homemade pretzel, bacon ice cream and apple cider. The cheesecurds were eaten up before I could take a picture of them. My brother loves those things.

There was a place that sold bacon on a stick, and we never came across it. I was kind of bummed about that, since I just wrote a cook book called 50 Shades of Bacon. Would I ever go to the Fair again? Probably not, there were way too many people there. I ended up gaining 4 pounds back on  Labor Day weekend, which are gradually coming off. I figured once I started tracking again, the weight would come off in no time. It’s hard to  track and eat really bad fair foods. :(

 

Apple Pie Crescents

I’m always kind of nervous trying food I’ve canned in jars before. I get scared and think that in 24 hours I’m going to die. For some reason, these jars aren’t making a popping sound when I open them up like they’re supposed to. The jar did make a suction noise and nothing smelled funny inside the jar. So, I hope we’re still alive in the next 24 hours. :) These apple pie crescents are a good way to use up canned apple pie filling. I’ve been looking for other recipes too and I’m going to make another one here this weekend.  This recipe only has 3 ingredients: apple pie filling, caramel sauce, and a tube of crescent rolls. I used the reduced fat crescent rolls for these. You can use whatever you want though. So dang good and easy. :) They’re apple-pierific.

Recipe from Mess for Less

Ingredients:

Tube of crescent rolls
Apple pie filling
Caramel sauce

Directions:

Lay out crescrent rolls on a baking sheet. Drop apple pie filling on to the crescrents. Top with caramel
sauce. Roll up the crescent rolls and bake in an oven at 350 for 12-15 minutes.