On March 6, 1912, someone decided it would be a good idea to take two crunchy chocolate wafers, put a layer of white cream in the middle and sell ‘em by the bag-full. I don’t know about you, but I’m sure glad THAT happened! So that makes today the 100th birthday of the Oreo cookie!
To mark the occassion, Nabisco came up with yet another variation to the classic cookie… Birthday Cake Oreos! I assume they were big sellers because I had to go to several stores to find the elusive celebratory sweets.
The Oreos have fun colored flecks in the creme, which seems to have a slightly softer consistency compared to the original filling. Birthday cake frosting consistency, perhaps?
Part of my job is to test new foods found in grocery stores and see how people like them. (It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it When I heard about these babies, I knew I had to try ‘em out.
Most of our taste testers liked them, and found the Birthday version had a slightly different taste than a regular Oreo. Even if you don’t like them as much, an Oreo is still an Oreo, right?
In celebration of “Milk’s favorite cookie,” (so claims Nabisco) a.k.a. “Mom’s favorite cookie,” (so claims me) I decided make something special using the birthday cookie. I found a recipe for “Easy Oreo Truffles” on the Kraft website. Just three ingredients? Count me in!
While I’ve eaten many a truffle, I’ve never made them before. They were very easy, but they were MESSY with a capital “M!” I don’t have a food processor (REGISTRY ALERT!) but I did have fun smashing all the Oreos in a baggie with a hammer. Dipping them was an interesting experience. Hopefully as I make more (which I fully intend to do) they’ll get prettier. But I think my first efforts were pretty good.
Most importantly, they were delicious! You can find the recipe for these awesome little delights here on the Kraft website: Oreo Truffles
FYI, my batch came out to 38 truffles. While one package of Oreos did not make 4 1/4 cups as this recipe calls for, one package worth of crumbs was plenty for the filling, plus a little extra to sprinkle on top!
What are YOUR favorite ways to use Oreos? The possibilities are endless… but I still think my personal favorite is dunking them in milk until they melt in your mouth. MMMMMM!