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There Are Now Cookies and Cream Oreos: We’ve Come Full-Circle

There Are Now Cookies and Cream Oreos: We’ve Come Full-Circle

Walmart is selling three new Oreo flavors to compete head-to-head: Cookies and Creme, Jelly Donut, and Caramel Apple

A snack-ception that would blow Cookie Monster’s mind.

We know that Oreo is all about releasing as many new flavors a year as its taste test teams can humanly handle. But this has to be the silliest addition to its never-ending line of Oreo flavors yet: Cookies & Creme.

The flavor may sound like it was made by Xzibit (Yo dawg, we heard you like Oreos in your Oreos), but it’s actually a brand-new flavor exclusively available at Walmart, along with Jelly Donut and Caramel Apple.Fans can vote online on which flavor they want Oreo to add to their line permanently.

Here’s the flavor breakdown: The Jelly Donut Oreo is stuffed with strawberry jelly and dough-flavored crème; the Caramel Apple flavor is a crème duo with a green apple and caramel-flavored crème swirl, and the Cookies & Creme flavor is basically Oreo cookie bits in your regular Oreo crème, which as one BuzzFeed critic pointed out, just basically means less crème overall.


Hold The Bacon!

Making Fruit Salad the other day got my wheels turning about some other variations on fruit salad. This recipe came from my aunt in Louisiana. She made it around Christmas a couple years back and it was a super refreshing take on traditional fruit salad. I think the only thing that could make it better is enjoying it during the summer months.

Now just to be clear, there are no actual sour grapes in this salad. The name actually refers to the addition of grapes and sour cream. I used a couple different kinds of grapes for this salad just to add a creative spin on this salad, but you can use whatever you have available. I like to vacation in the Finger Lakes region of New York and I like to use grapes from this region to make this salad.

The sour cream is sweetened and makes this salad so creamy and tangy against the sweetness and tartness of different grapes. And adding nuts to this gives another element of texture with crunch.

This is a tasty substitute for fruit salad when you're looking for something a little more rich and sweet.

Sour Grape Salad
(adapted from Taste of Home)

1 8oz. brick of cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 cups Seneca or Niagara grapes
2 cups Interlaken grapes
2 cups Concord grapes
1/4 cup Confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Combine the cream cheese, sour cream and sugars in a large bowl. Fold in the grapes. Fold in 1/2 the walnuts. Once mixed, sprinkle the rest of the walnuts over the top. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Listening to: Luke Bryan - Drunk On You

Cookies & Cream Truffles

The first time I ever had these, I fell in love.

And that's a pretty serious statement from a girl who is not overly dramatic and fickle in the least.

(Pause for snickers of disbelief.)

But truthfully, for a girl who doesn't really go crazy for a sleeve of Oreos, these truffles hit the spot each and every time. Usually, they're covered in a thin layer of delicious milk chocolate, but I wanted to go one step further today by making a Cookies & Cream flavored truffle. White chocolate with bit of chocolate cookie surrounding a thick, creamy, pulverized cookie center. And the best part is, there's only three ingredients and there's no baking required.

You can make these, literally, all the time!

Wait, maybe that's not such a good thing after all.

I'm going to go jog 36 miles now.

1 package of Oreo cookies
1 8oz. brick of Cream cheese
10 oz. of white chocolate, melted


Pulverize the cookies in a food processor.

Remove 2-3 tbsp of the cookie mixture to use as a garnish.

For the rest of the cookies, transfer to a bowl and combine with cream cheese until homogenous.

Roll 1" balls and lay them out onto a baking sheet. Number will depend on how much bigger or smaller you make them. Refrigerate them for 1 hour.

Dip the chilled balls into the melted white chocolate and transfer back to the baking sheet. Garnish by sprinkling a pinch of cookie dust over the top. You could also try mixing the cookie dust into the melted chocolate prior to dipping.

Refrigerate for 1 more hour or until ready to serve.

Listening to: Lady Antebellum - We Owned The Night


Hold The Bacon!

Making Fruit Salad the other day got my wheels turning about some other variations on fruit salad. This recipe came from my aunt in Louisiana. She made it around Christmas a couple years back and it was a super refreshing take on traditional fruit salad. I think the only thing that could make it better is enjoying it during the summer months.

Now just to be clear, there are no actual sour grapes in this salad. The name actually refers to the addition of grapes and sour cream. I used a couple different kinds of grapes for this salad just to add a creative spin on this salad, but you can use whatever you have available. I like to vacation in the Finger Lakes region of New York and I like to use grapes from this region to make this salad.

The sour cream is sweetened and makes this salad so creamy and tangy against the sweetness and tartness of different grapes. And adding nuts to this gives another element of texture with crunch.

This is a tasty substitute for fruit salad when you're looking for something a little more rich and sweet.

Sour Grape Salad
(adapted from Taste of Home)

1 8oz. brick of cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 cups Seneca or Niagara grapes
2 cups Interlaken grapes
2 cups Concord grapes
1/4 cup Confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Combine the cream cheese, sour cream and sugars in a large bowl. Fold in the grapes. Fold in 1/2 the walnuts. Once mixed, sprinkle the rest of the walnuts over the top. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Listening to: Luke Bryan - Drunk On You

Cookies & Cream Truffles

The first time I ever had these, I fell in love.

And that's a pretty serious statement from a girl who is not overly dramatic and fickle in the least.

(Pause for snickers of disbelief.)

But truthfully, for a girl who doesn't really go crazy for a sleeve of Oreos, these truffles hit the spot each and every time. Usually, they're covered in a thin layer of delicious milk chocolate, but I wanted to go one step further today by making a Cookies & Cream flavored truffle. White chocolate with bit of chocolate cookie surrounding a thick, creamy, pulverized cookie center. And the best part is, there's only three ingredients and there's no baking required.

You can make these, literally, all the time!

Wait, maybe that's not such a good thing after all.

I'm going to go jog 36 miles now.

1 package of Oreo cookies
1 8oz. brick of Cream cheese
10 oz. of white chocolate, melted


Pulverize the cookies in a food processor.

Remove 2-3 tbsp of the cookie mixture to use as a garnish.

For the rest of the cookies, transfer to a bowl and combine with cream cheese until homogenous.

Roll 1" balls and lay them out onto a baking sheet. Number will depend on how much bigger or smaller you make them. Refrigerate them for 1 hour.

Dip the chilled balls into the melted white chocolate and transfer back to the baking sheet. Garnish by sprinkling a pinch of cookie dust over the top. You could also try mixing the cookie dust into the melted chocolate prior to dipping.

Refrigerate for 1 more hour or until ready to serve.

Listening to: Lady Antebellum - We Owned The Night


Hold The Bacon!

Making Fruit Salad the other day got my wheels turning about some other variations on fruit salad. This recipe came from my aunt in Louisiana. She made it around Christmas a couple years back and it was a super refreshing take on traditional fruit salad. I think the only thing that could make it better is enjoying it during the summer months.

Now just to be clear, there are no actual sour grapes in this salad. The name actually refers to the addition of grapes and sour cream. I used a couple different kinds of grapes for this salad just to add a creative spin on this salad, but you can use whatever you have available. I like to vacation in the Finger Lakes region of New York and I like to use grapes from this region to make this salad.

The sour cream is sweetened and makes this salad so creamy and tangy against the sweetness and tartness of different grapes. And adding nuts to this gives another element of texture with crunch.

This is a tasty substitute for fruit salad when you're looking for something a little more rich and sweet.

Sour Grape Salad
(adapted from Taste of Home)

1 8oz. brick of cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 cups Seneca or Niagara grapes
2 cups Interlaken grapes
2 cups Concord grapes
1/4 cup Confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Combine the cream cheese, sour cream and sugars in a large bowl. Fold in the grapes. Fold in 1/2 the walnuts. Once mixed, sprinkle the rest of the walnuts over the top. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Listening to: Luke Bryan - Drunk On You

Cookies & Cream Truffles

The first time I ever had these, I fell in love.

And that's a pretty serious statement from a girl who is not overly dramatic and fickle in the least.

(Pause for snickers of disbelief.)

But truthfully, for a girl who doesn't really go crazy for a sleeve of Oreos, these truffles hit the spot each and every time. Usually, they're covered in a thin layer of delicious milk chocolate, but I wanted to go one step further today by making a Cookies & Cream flavored truffle. White chocolate with bit of chocolate cookie surrounding a thick, creamy, pulverized cookie center. And the best part is, there's only three ingredients and there's no baking required.

You can make these, literally, all the time!

Wait, maybe that's not such a good thing after all.

I'm going to go jog 36 miles now.

1 package of Oreo cookies
1 8oz. brick of Cream cheese
10 oz. of white chocolate, melted


Pulverize the cookies in a food processor.

Remove 2-3 tbsp of the cookie mixture to use as a garnish.

For the rest of the cookies, transfer to a bowl and combine with cream cheese until homogenous.

Roll 1" balls and lay them out onto a baking sheet. Number will depend on how much bigger or smaller you make them. Refrigerate them for 1 hour.

Dip the chilled balls into the melted white chocolate and transfer back to the baking sheet. Garnish by sprinkling a pinch of cookie dust over the top. You could also try mixing the cookie dust into the melted chocolate prior to dipping.

Refrigerate for 1 more hour or until ready to serve.

Listening to: Lady Antebellum - We Owned The Night


Hold The Bacon!

Making Fruit Salad the other day got my wheels turning about some other variations on fruit salad. This recipe came from my aunt in Louisiana. She made it around Christmas a couple years back and it was a super refreshing take on traditional fruit salad. I think the only thing that could make it better is enjoying it during the summer months.

Now just to be clear, there are no actual sour grapes in this salad. The name actually refers to the addition of grapes and sour cream. I used a couple different kinds of grapes for this salad just to add a creative spin on this salad, but you can use whatever you have available. I like to vacation in the Finger Lakes region of New York and I like to use grapes from this region to make this salad.

The sour cream is sweetened and makes this salad so creamy and tangy against the sweetness and tartness of different grapes. And adding nuts to this gives another element of texture with crunch.

This is a tasty substitute for fruit salad when you're looking for something a little more rich and sweet.

Sour Grape Salad
(adapted from Taste of Home)

1 8oz. brick of cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 cups Seneca or Niagara grapes
2 cups Interlaken grapes
2 cups Concord grapes
1/4 cup Confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Combine the cream cheese, sour cream and sugars in a large bowl. Fold in the grapes. Fold in 1/2 the walnuts. Once mixed, sprinkle the rest of the walnuts over the top. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Listening to: Luke Bryan - Drunk On You

Cookies & Cream Truffles

The first time I ever had these, I fell in love.

And that's a pretty serious statement from a girl who is not overly dramatic and fickle in the least.

(Pause for snickers of disbelief.)

But truthfully, for a girl who doesn't really go crazy for a sleeve of Oreos, these truffles hit the spot each and every time. Usually, they're covered in a thin layer of delicious milk chocolate, but I wanted to go one step further today by making a Cookies & Cream flavored truffle. White chocolate with bit of chocolate cookie surrounding a thick, creamy, pulverized cookie center. And the best part is, there's only three ingredients and there's no baking required.

You can make these, literally, all the time!

Wait, maybe that's not such a good thing after all.

I'm going to go jog 36 miles now.

1 package of Oreo cookies
1 8oz. brick of Cream cheese
10 oz. of white chocolate, melted


Pulverize the cookies in a food processor.

Remove 2-3 tbsp of the cookie mixture to use as a garnish.

For the rest of the cookies, transfer to a bowl and combine with cream cheese until homogenous.

Roll 1" balls and lay them out onto a baking sheet. Number will depend on how much bigger or smaller you make them. Refrigerate them for 1 hour.

Dip the chilled balls into the melted white chocolate and transfer back to the baking sheet. Garnish by sprinkling a pinch of cookie dust over the top. You could also try mixing the cookie dust into the melted chocolate prior to dipping.

Refrigerate for 1 more hour or until ready to serve.

Listening to: Lady Antebellum - We Owned The Night


Hold The Bacon!

Making Fruit Salad the other day got my wheels turning about some other variations on fruit salad. This recipe came from my aunt in Louisiana. She made it around Christmas a couple years back and it was a super refreshing take on traditional fruit salad. I think the only thing that could make it better is enjoying it during the summer months.

Now just to be clear, there are no actual sour grapes in this salad. The name actually refers to the addition of grapes and sour cream. I used a couple different kinds of grapes for this salad just to add a creative spin on this salad, but you can use whatever you have available. I like to vacation in the Finger Lakes region of New York and I like to use grapes from this region to make this salad.

The sour cream is sweetened and makes this salad so creamy and tangy against the sweetness and tartness of different grapes. And adding nuts to this gives another element of texture with crunch.

This is a tasty substitute for fruit salad when you're looking for something a little more rich and sweet.

Sour Grape Salad
(adapted from Taste of Home)

1 8oz. brick of cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 cups Seneca or Niagara grapes
2 cups Interlaken grapes
2 cups Concord grapes
1/4 cup Confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Combine the cream cheese, sour cream and sugars in a large bowl. Fold in the grapes. Fold in 1/2 the walnuts. Once mixed, sprinkle the rest of the walnuts over the top. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Listening to: Luke Bryan - Drunk On You

Cookies & Cream Truffles

The first time I ever had these, I fell in love.

And that's a pretty serious statement from a girl who is not overly dramatic and fickle in the least.

(Pause for snickers of disbelief.)

But truthfully, for a girl who doesn't really go crazy for a sleeve of Oreos, these truffles hit the spot each and every time. Usually, they're covered in a thin layer of delicious milk chocolate, but I wanted to go one step further today by making a Cookies & Cream flavored truffle. White chocolate with bit of chocolate cookie surrounding a thick, creamy, pulverized cookie center. And the best part is, there's only three ingredients and there's no baking required.

You can make these, literally, all the time!

Wait, maybe that's not such a good thing after all.

I'm going to go jog 36 miles now.

1 package of Oreo cookies
1 8oz. brick of Cream cheese
10 oz. of white chocolate, melted


Pulverize the cookies in a food processor.

Remove 2-3 tbsp of the cookie mixture to use as a garnish.

For the rest of the cookies, transfer to a bowl and combine with cream cheese until homogenous.

Roll 1" balls and lay them out onto a baking sheet. Number will depend on how much bigger or smaller you make them. Refrigerate them for 1 hour.

Dip the chilled balls into the melted white chocolate and transfer back to the baking sheet. Garnish by sprinkling a pinch of cookie dust over the top. You could also try mixing the cookie dust into the melted chocolate prior to dipping.

Refrigerate for 1 more hour or until ready to serve.

Listening to: Lady Antebellum - We Owned The Night


Hold The Bacon!

Making Fruit Salad the other day got my wheels turning about some other variations on fruit salad. This recipe came from my aunt in Louisiana. She made it around Christmas a couple years back and it was a super refreshing take on traditional fruit salad. I think the only thing that could make it better is enjoying it during the summer months.

Now just to be clear, there are no actual sour grapes in this salad. The name actually refers to the addition of grapes and sour cream. I used a couple different kinds of grapes for this salad just to add a creative spin on this salad, but you can use whatever you have available. I like to vacation in the Finger Lakes region of New York and I like to use grapes from this region to make this salad.

The sour cream is sweetened and makes this salad so creamy and tangy against the sweetness and tartness of different grapes. And adding nuts to this gives another element of texture with crunch.

This is a tasty substitute for fruit salad when you're looking for something a little more rich and sweet.

Sour Grape Salad
(adapted from Taste of Home)

1 8oz. brick of cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 cups Seneca or Niagara grapes
2 cups Interlaken grapes
2 cups Concord grapes
1/4 cup Confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Combine the cream cheese, sour cream and sugars in a large bowl. Fold in the grapes. Fold in 1/2 the walnuts. Once mixed, sprinkle the rest of the walnuts over the top. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Listening to: Luke Bryan - Drunk On You

Cookies & Cream Truffles

The first time I ever had these, I fell in love.

And that's a pretty serious statement from a girl who is not overly dramatic and fickle in the least.

(Pause for snickers of disbelief.)

But truthfully, for a girl who doesn't really go crazy for a sleeve of Oreos, these truffles hit the spot each and every time. Usually, they're covered in a thin layer of delicious milk chocolate, but I wanted to go one step further today by making a Cookies & Cream flavored truffle. White chocolate with bit of chocolate cookie surrounding a thick, creamy, pulverized cookie center. And the best part is, there's only three ingredients and there's no baking required.

You can make these, literally, all the time!

Wait, maybe that's not such a good thing after all.

I'm going to go jog 36 miles now.

1 package of Oreo cookies
1 8oz. brick of Cream cheese
10 oz. of white chocolate, melted


Pulverize the cookies in a food processor.

Remove 2-3 tbsp of the cookie mixture to use as a garnish.

For the rest of the cookies, transfer to a bowl and combine with cream cheese until homogenous.

Roll 1" balls and lay them out onto a baking sheet. Number will depend on how much bigger or smaller you make them. Refrigerate them for 1 hour.

Dip the chilled balls into the melted white chocolate and transfer back to the baking sheet. Garnish by sprinkling a pinch of cookie dust over the top. You could also try mixing the cookie dust into the melted chocolate prior to dipping.

Refrigerate for 1 more hour or until ready to serve.

Listening to: Lady Antebellum - We Owned The Night


Hold The Bacon!

Making Fruit Salad the other day got my wheels turning about some other variations on fruit salad. This recipe came from my aunt in Louisiana. She made it around Christmas a couple years back and it was a super refreshing take on traditional fruit salad. I think the only thing that could make it better is enjoying it during the summer months.

Now just to be clear, there are no actual sour grapes in this salad. The name actually refers to the addition of grapes and sour cream. I used a couple different kinds of grapes for this salad just to add a creative spin on this salad, but you can use whatever you have available. I like to vacation in the Finger Lakes region of New York and I like to use grapes from this region to make this salad.

The sour cream is sweetened and makes this salad so creamy and tangy against the sweetness and tartness of different grapes. And adding nuts to this gives another element of texture with crunch.

This is a tasty substitute for fruit salad when you're looking for something a little more rich and sweet.

Sour Grape Salad
(adapted from Taste of Home)

1 8oz. brick of cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 cups Seneca or Niagara grapes
2 cups Interlaken grapes
2 cups Concord grapes
1/4 cup Confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Combine the cream cheese, sour cream and sugars in a large bowl. Fold in the grapes. Fold in 1/2 the walnuts. Once mixed, sprinkle the rest of the walnuts over the top. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Listening to: Luke Bryan - Drunk On You

Cookies & Cream Truffles

The first time I ever had these, I fell in love.

And that's a pretty serious statement from a girl who is not overly dramatic and fickle in the least.

(Pause for snickers of disbelief.)

But truthfully, for a girl who doesn't really go crazy for a sleeve of Oreos, these truffles hit the spot each and every time. Usually, they're covered in a thin layer of delicious milk chocolate, but I wanted to go one step further today by making a Cookies & Cream flavored truffle. White chocolate with bit of chocolate cookie surrounding a thick, creamy, pulverized cookie center. And the best part is, there's only three ingredients and there's no baking required.

You can make these, literally, all the time!

Wait, maybe that's not such a good thing after all.

I'm going to go jog 36 miles now.

1 package of Oreo cookies
1 8oz. brick of Cream cheese
10 oz. of white chocolate, melted


Pulverize the cookies in a food processor.

Remove 2-3 tbsp of the cookie mixture to use as a garnish.

For the rest of the cookies, transfer to a bowl and combine with cream cheese until homogenous.

Roll 1" balls and lay them out onto a baking sheet. Number will depend on how much bigger or smaller you make them. Refrigerate them for 1 hour.

Dip the chilled balls into the melted white chocolate and transfer back to the baking sheet. Garnish by sprinkling a pinch of cookie dust over the top. You could also try mixing the cookie dust into the melted chocolate prior to dipping.

Refrigerate for 1 more hour or until ready to serve.

Listening to: Lady Antebellum - We Owned The Night


Hold The Bacon!

Making Fruit Salad the other day got my wheels turning about some other variations on fruit salad. This recipe came from my aunt in Louisiana. She made it around Christmas a couple years back and it was a super refreshing take on traditional fruit salad. I think the only thing that could make it better is enjoying it during the summer months.

Now just to be clear, there are no actual sour grapes in this salad. The name actually refers to the addition of grapes and sour cream. I used a couple different kinds of grapes for this salad just to add a creative spin on this salad, but you can use whatever you have available. I like to vacation in the Finger Lakes region of New York and I like to use grapes from this region to make this salad.

The sour cream is sweetened and makes this salad so creamy and tangy against the sweetness and tartness of different grapes. And adding nuts to this gives another element of texture with crunch.

This is a tasty substitute for fruit salad when you're looking for something a little more rich and sweet.

Sour Grape Salad
(adapted from Taste of Home)

1 8oz. brick of cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 cups Seneca or Niagara grapes
2 cups Interlaken grapes
2 cups Concord grapes
1/4 cup Confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Combine the cream cheese, sour cream and sugars in a large bowl. Fold in the grapes. Fold in 1/2 the walnuts. Once mixed, sprinkle the rest of the walnuts over the top. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Listening to: Luke Bryan - Drunk On You

Cookies & Cream Truffles

The first time I ever had these, I fell in love.

And that's a pretty serious statement from a girl who is not overly dramatic and fickle in the least.

(Pause for snickers of disbelief.)

But truthfully, for a girl who doesn't really go crazy for a sleeve of Oreos, these truffles hit the spot each and every time. Usually, they're covered in a thin layer of delicious milk chocolate, but I wanted to go one step further today by making a Cookies & Cream flavored truffle. White chocolate with bit of chocolate cookie surrounding a thick, creamy, pulverized cookie center. And the best part is, there's only three ingredients and there's no baking required.

You can make these, literally, all the time!

Wait, maybe that's not such a good thing after all.

I'm going to go jog 36 miles now.

1 package of Oreo cookies
1 8oz. brick of Cream cheese
10 oz. of white chocolate, melted


Pulverize the cookies in a food processor.

Remove 2-3 tbsp of the cookie mixture to use as a garnish.

For the rest of the cookies, transfer to a bowl and combine with cream cheese until homogenous.

Roll 1" balls and lay them out onto a baking sheet. Number will depend on how much bigger or smaller you make them. Refrigerate them for 1 hour.

Dip the chilled balls into the melted white chocolate and transfer back to the baking sheet. Garnish by sprinkling a pinch of cookie dust over the top. You could also try mixing the cookie dust into the melted chocolate prior to dipping.

Refrigerate for 1 more hour or until ready to serve.

Listening to: Lady Antebellum - We Owned The Night


Hold The Bacon!

Making Fruit Salad the other day got my wheels turning about some other variations on fruit salad. This recipe came from my aunt in Louisiana. She made it around Christmas a couple years back and it was a super refreshing take on traditional fruit salad. I think the only thing that could make it better is enjoying it during the summer months.

Now just to be clear, there are no actual sour grapes in this salad. The name actually refers to the addition of grapes and sour cream. I used a couple different kinds of grapes for this salad just to add a creative spin on this salad, but you can use whatever you have available. I like to vacation in the Finger Lakes region of New York and I like to use grapes from this region to make this salad.

The sour cream is sweetened and makes this salad so creamy and tangy against the sweetness and tartness of different grapes. And adding nuts to this gives another element of texture with crunch.

This is a tasty substitute for fruit salad when you're looking for something a little more rich and sweet.

Sour Grape Salad
(adapted from Taste of Home)

1 8oz. brick of cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 cups Seneca or Niagara grapes
2 cups Interlaken grapes
2 cups Concord grapes
1/4 cup Confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Combine the cream cheese, sour cream and sugars in a large bowl. Fold in the grapes. Fold in 1/2 the walnuts. Once mixed, sprinkle the rest of the walnuts over the top. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Listening to: Luke Bryan - Drunk On You

Cookies & Cream Truffles

The first time I ever had these, I fell in love.

And that's a pretty serious statement from a girl who is not overly dramatic and fickle in the least.

(Pause for snickers of disbelief.)

But truthfully, for a girl who doesn't really go crazy for a sleeve of Oreos, these truffles hit the spot each and every time. Usually, they're covered in a thin layer of delicious milk chocolate, but I wanted to go one step further today by making a Cookies & Cream flavored truffle. White chocolate with bit of chocolate cookie surrounding a thick, creamy, pulverized cookie center. And the best part is, there's only three ingredients and there's no baking required.

You can make these, literally, all the time!

Wait, maybe that's not such a good thing after all.

I'm going to go jog 36 miles now.

1 package of Oreo cookies
1 8oz. brick of Cream cheese
10 oz. of white chocolate, melted


Pulverize the cookies in a food processor.

Remove 2-3 tbsp of the cookie mixture to use as a garnish.

For the rest of the cookies, transfer to a bowl and combine with cream cheese until homogenous.

Roll 1" balls and lay them out onto a baking sheet. Number will depend on how much bigger or smaller you make them. Refrigerate them for 1 hour.

Dip the chilled balls into the melted white chocolate and transfer back to the baking sheet. Garnish by sprinkling a pinch of cookie dust over the top. You could also try mixing the cookie dust into the melted chocolate prior to dipping.

Refrigerate for 1 more hour or until ready to serve.

Listening to: Lady Antebellum - We Owned The Night


Hold The Bacon!

Making Fruit Salad the other day got my wheels turning about some other variations on fruit salad. This recipe came from my aunt in Louisiana. She made it around Christmas a couple years back and it was a super refreshing take on traditional fruit salad. I think the only thing that could make it better is enjoying it during the summer months.

Now just to be clear, there are no actual sour grapes in this salad. The name actually refers to the addition of grapes and sour cream. I used a couple different kinds of grapes for this salad just to add a creative spin on this salad, but you can use whatever you have available. I like to vacation in the Finger Lakes region of New York and I like to use grapes from this region to make this salad.

The sour cream is sweetened and makes this salad so creamy and tangy against the sweetness and tartness of different grapes. And adding nuts to this gives another element of texture with crunch.

This is a tasty substitute for fruit salad when you're looking for something a little more rich and sweet.

Sour Grape Salad
(adapted from Taste of Home)

1 8oz. brick of cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 cups Seneca or Niagara grapes
2 cups Interlaken grapes
2 cups Concord grapes
1/4 cup Confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Combine the cream cheese, sour cream and sugars in a large bowl. Fold in the grapes. Fold in 1/2 the walnuts. Once mixed, sprinkle the rest of the walnuts over the top. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Listening to: Luke Bryan - Drunk On You

Cookies & Cream Truffles

The first time I ever had these, I fell in love.

And that's a pretty serious statement from a girl who is not overly dramatic and fickle in the least.

(Pause for snickers of disbelief.)

But truthfully, for a girl who doesn't really go crazy for a sleeve of Oreos, these truffles hit the spot each and every time. Usually, they're covered in a thin layer of delicious milk chocolate, but I wanted to go one step further today by making a Cookies & Cream flavored truffle. White chocolate with bit of chocolate cookie surrounding a thick, creamy, pulverized cookie center. And the best part is, there's only three ingredients and there's no baking required.

You can make these, literally, all the time!

Wait, maybe that's not such a good thing after all.

I'm going to go jog 36 miles now.

1 package of Oreo cookies
1 8oz. brick of Cream cheese
10 oz. of white chocolate, melted


Pulverize the cookies in a food processor.

Remove 2-3 tbsp of the cookie mixture to use as a garnish.

For the rest of the cookies, transfer to a bowl and combine with cream cheese until homogenous.

Roll 1" balls and lay them out onto a baking sheet. Number will depend on how much bigger or smaller you make them. Refrigerate them for 1 hour.

Dip the chilled balls into the melted white chocolate and transfer back to the baking sheet. Garnish by sprinkling a pinch of cookie dust over the top. You could also try mixing the cookie dust into the melted chocolate prior to dipping.

Refrigerate for 1 more hour or until ready to serve.

Listening to: Lady Antebellum - We Owned The Night