Edible Oreo Acorns

Servings: 20
Prep Time: 10 minutes, not including freezer/ setting time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package peanut butter Oreos
  • 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
  • 6 oz butterscotch or peanut butter chips
  • Brown sprinkles
  • Pretzel sticks

Instructions:

  1. Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature. Put Oreos in a food processor and pulse until you have crumbs. You may need to split this into 2 batches, depending on the size of your food processor. Once cream cheese is soft, mix Oreos and cream cheese until well blended.
  2. Use a heaping tablespoon of the mixture to create acorn shapes. To form, roll into an elongated ball, then pinch one end so that it is slightly tapered. Place the acorns on a baking sheet covered in wax paper. Place in freezer for one hour.
  3. Once acorns are hard, melt chocolate chips in a bowl. Dip each acorn into the chocolate with a fork, tapping the edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Then place acorns back onto waxed paper. Continue to dip all the acorns and allow the chocolate to harden at room temperature.
  4. Once the chocolate-covered acorns are hardened, melt the butterscotch chips in a bowl. Pour the brown sprinkles in a separate bowl. Dip the tops of each chocolate-covered acorn into the butterscotch, then immediately dip into the sprinkles.
  5. Cut ½ inch pieces of the pretzel sticks. Dip the edge of each pretzel stick into the butterscotch and press into the top of each acorn. Return to baking sheet to allow the pretzels to set before serving.IMG_0309

Recipe submitted by Kathy T.

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Oatmeal Craisin Cookies

Servings: 4 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup plus 6 Tbsp butter, soften
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 cups quick oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup Craisins
  • ½ cup cinnamon chips

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed with electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well. Add oats, craisins, and cinnamon chips. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets, remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

Recipe Submitted by Jillian B.