“Chocolate isn’t good for dogs, but you can have the rest of my milk” – I have said this to Basil and Pickle a number of times, when they look at me all doe eyed whilst I’m eating something chocolatey and since I don’t drink milk (gag) they end up with nothing. Sorry doggies, here’s a healthy carrot.
Ever since Oreo launched in South Africa 16 years ago, I’ve probably been one of their biggest fans, so you can imagine how excited I was when I was invited to the launch of the Oreo Pop Up Cafe at the Zone in Rosebank. A conveyor belt of treats ranging in price from R10 to R40, rotates around a brightly coloured bar, and there are a number of fun activities such as Oreo decorating stations and a mini playground complete with swing and see saw.
But Jess, I’m not in Joburg for the month of April, I also want all the cookies. Well, person who doesn’t live where the awesome happens, the great news is, I’ve found recipes for all the treats they had on offer, so even if you live in Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein (that’s a legitimate place in South Africa, I googled it) you too can participate in the #PlayWithOreo fun.
Just click on the pictures below to be taken to the recipes.
Oreo Sprinkle Pop
This cute little popsicle looks really easy to make, and would be a fun holiday activity for your kids to do at home. You basically shove an ice cream stick inside an Oreo, dip it in melted chocolate and cover it in sprinkles. I would probably eat them before the chocolate has had a chance to dry. This picture is from Makoodle, and you can find the full set of instructions on her blog.
The genius who can up with this concoction should be knighted. Oreos. Check. Popcorn. Check. Glazed eyes from awesomeness. Check check check. Make it when you get home.
Tiffany at Eat this Up has a printable set of instructions up on her blog.
White Chocolate Oreo Fudge
My mom actually made this recipe after I pinned it on pinterest, it’s sickly sweet and tastes like more. The recipe only uses 3 ingredients. I sense a trend with these Oreo recipes, all of them are really easy and super delicious. Amber from Dessert Now, Dinner Later (coolest blog name evah!) made the deliciousness below. Click on the picture to go the recipe.
Oreo Chocolate Slab
Just buy the one from Cadbury. Then you can munch it whilst walking to you car after buying all the ingredients to make everything else.
Oreo Chocolate Truffle
The folks over at Oreo actually provided the recipe for this one. It makes 48 Truffles.
Take 40 Oreos and crush them.
Mix 3 cups of the crushed Oreos together with 240g of cream cheese.
Shape into balls and freeze them for 10 minutes.
Dip the balls into 500g of melted Belgian chocolate.
Place in a cupcake holder and sprinkle with the leftover oreo crumbs.
Place them in the fridge for an hour to set.
Oreo Cookie Crumb Parfait
Parfait. I feel fancy when I say that. Oh tosh Neville, I forgot to get the parfait out of the ice box, be a dear and fetch it for me. Fancy dinner party dessert, sorted.
Kristan, from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen has this kick ass recipe. The Cool Whip in her recipe can be substituted for Orley Whip in South Africa, or if you would prefer, you can use fresh cream.
Oreo Cookie Monster Cupcake
These are cute. I made cookie monster cupcakes when I first started blogging. They didn’t look like the beautiful ones below from Blue Rooster Cake Shop and Eatery. Ice a cupcake with a grass tip (I’m sure there is a more technical term for that), pop on some edible eyes and use an Oreo as a mouth. Boom.
Oreo white chocolate cheesecake
Mini food gets me every time. These mini cheesecakes are perfectly proportioned for one person. The ones at the Oreo Pop Up Cafe looked like they were topped with marshmallow fluff or Italian meringue. An oreo serves as a cheesecake base, and the rest is just creamy, tangy, crumb filled amazing. Cate used the recipe from old Aunty Martha Stewart’s cupcake book. You can find it on her blog Cate’s World Kitchen.
Oreo Choc Shortbread Sandwich with Magnum Ice Cream
Oreos and Magnum. In one place. OMG. This is a super rich indulgent dessert. Buy a tub of Magnum ice cream, then sandwich scoops of it between Oreo shortbread biscuits, top with some chocolate sauce, then go into a sugar coma. There is a recipe for Oreo shortbread from Darla on Bakingdom.
If all else fails, just buy a box of Oreos, then twist it, lick it, dunk it and munch it.
I attended the Oreo Pop Up Cafe as a guest of Oreo, I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and views expressed are my own. Cookies make me happy.