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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Non-Oreo-Oreos

This is a fairly delicious treat that, though time-consuming, has great rewards for those willing to complete the journey. The steps are simple, and the results are delicious. So give it a try and see how you like it.

Non-Oreo-Oreos

1 pound of dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 pound of white chocolate chips
1 cup of crushed Oreo cookies, regular non-double-stuffed.

Prep: Set up a tray with your favorite sized muffin cups, this will make the treats easier to transport between different stages. Plus, using the disposable muffin cups, like paper ones, makes it easier to handle the finished product when eating.

1: In a double boiler (or you can place a deep metal mixing bowl over a pot of boiling water), pour in half of the dark chocolate chips and melt until they are no longer solid or clumpy, stirring regularly to keep the chocolate evenly melted. Using a tablespoon, place a small layer of dark chocolate in each muffin cup. Transport the treats to somewhere cool to harden, like a cold garage or a refrigerator.

2: In another double boiler (or the same one cleaned out and prepared again), melt down the white chocolates using the same method as the dark chocolate, but use the entire package of white chocolate chips. Once all of the white chocolate is melted, stir in the crushed Oreo cookies until well blended. Bring out the cooled and hardened dark chocolate-filled muffin cups from their holding place. Using a spoon, place even layers of the melted white chocolate and Oreo mixture on top of each of the small dark chocolate discs.  Continue filling each cup until all the white chocolate is used and each layer is even. Again, return the tray to a cool area so the white chocolate can harden quickly.

3: Repeat step 1, but pour the dark chocolate on top of the layer of white chocolate. This gives a similar appearance to an Oreo cookie, but being made out of solid chocolate. Once finished with this third and final step, return the treats to the cooling area to finish hardening before serving.

Again, these treats will take the better part of a day, or even two, to finish properly, but the flavors you will experience will be well worth the wait. You could substitute the white chocolate for Reeses peanut butter chips, and make your own version of a peanut butter cup. Or, you could add a layer of milk chocolate between the layers of dark, to give your friends and family a very distinct and delicious solid chocolate treat.

Wrap these treats up in bundles of 4 or 5, and give them to family, friends, and co-workers. Anyone who doesn't appreciate these sweet little treats, I honestly don't believe is human. Make them your own, and either share them with others, or hog them to yourself; either way, the results of you work will be well worth the effort.

~Bon App├ętit~

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