Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake

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Cookies n Cream Fudge – The Christmas Version

So while I am on my Oreo cookie kick, let’s talk about fudge.  I had some leftover Winter Oreos from when I made the Oreo and Pretzel M&M Bars.  And because Christmas is the season of making lots of fudge, I made Cookies n Cream fudge.  This recipe is extremely simple and can be found right on the Eagle Brand website.

close upThe red cream in the Oreos created the swirl in the fudge.  Gives the idea that it is peppermint but it is just really festive!  If you want to make it peppermint and can’t find the Candy Cane Oreos (which I have yet to do!), you could always put a small dash of peppermint extract in or some crushed up candy canes.

The recipe calls for white chocolate baking squares.  I find them to be way too expensive so I used white chocolate chips instead.  Also, I didn’t use as many Oreos as what the recipe calls for.  It’s really because I didn’t have enough but I don’t think I needed that amount.

Recipe:

  • 18 ounces of  white chocolate chips
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • About 12-15 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
  1. Prepare an 8X8 square pan by lining it with foil – leave a little extra over the sides to create “handles.”  Spray with non-stick baking spray.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and salt together until smooth.  (Add optional peppermint extract or candy canes here.)
  3. Remove the pan from heat and fold in the cookies.
  4. Pour into the pan and spread it evenly.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  6. Once the fudge is firm, remove it from the pan by lifting the foil.
  7. Cut into small squares and enjoy!

on penguinI clearly did not use a plate big enough for the fudge.  🙂

This is another quick and easy dessert you can bring to a party with a large crowd!   I brought it to my aunt’s Christmas party which is one of my favorite Christmas traditions!

 

Oreo and Pretzel M&M Bars

I am kind of obsessed with baking with Oreos lately.  I don’t know why but I find myself drawn to recipes that have them as an ingredient. One recipe that I absolutely love is M&M Oreo Cookie Bars by Averie Cooks.  This is not the first time I’ve made them.  I made them around Halloween, using Halloween themed Oreos and Fall themed peanut butter M&Ms.

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The colors of the two star ingredients make them look like the perfect fall dessert.

And how does one make these look like the perfect Christmas dessert?  Simply use Christmas Oreos.

Christmas Oreos

And of course red and green M&Ms.  I chose to use pretzel M&Ms for this because I like the crunch of them and the salty with the sweet.

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See how the red filling of the cookie spread through the batter?

batter in panIt can’t get any more Christmasy than this!

bars on plateThis recipe is perfect because you most likely have all the ingredients on hand and it comes together so quickly!  I really wanted to use peppermint Oreos and peppermint M&Ms but couldn’t find the Oreos.

stacked barsThe outcome of using the pretzel M&Ms is exactly what I was hoping for.  And you don’t need to use just Oreos and M&Ms.  You can use whatever cookies or candy you have.  Or do what I do and choose the candy/cookie to go along with the holiday.  That’s why I like this recipe so much.  Give it a try!