January 15, 2012

Oreo Peppermint Creams...in case you missed it

This was a guest post at Naptime Creations back in December.  While it's a delightful, fudge-like Christmas treat, I would eat this anytime of the year. 

This recipe is dedicated to my mother.  To her, for Christmas, I give the gift of, "You were right.  My tastes have changed since I was 10 years old and refused to eat anything of the onion, mushroom, bean, or peppermint variety.  You win, Nadine."

I've been going a little insane over peppermint lately.  I think it started last summer with the homemade peppermint patties and now I'm drinking peppermint green tea twice a day and adding peppermint extract to my mochas and hot chocolate.

After I discovered how much I loved the homemade peppermint patties, I saw this recipe and knew it was a must-try.  It would be an almost effortless and tasty addition to any Christmas cookie platter.  Make sure you have a plan on how you're going to get rid of it before you make it.

I'm giving you fair warning.


Oreo Peppermint Creams
adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

crust:
2 1/2 cups finely crushed Oreos (Do this in the food processor.  I didn't.  My crust was pretty chunky.  Yummy, but chunky.)
3 T. melted butter

filling:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 T. softened butter
2 T. milk
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
10 Candy Cane Hershey Kisses

topping:
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 T. shortening

In a bowl, mix together the crushed Oreos and melted butter.  Line an 8x8 pan with foil (do not skip this step).  Press down to form a crust and bake at 350* for 8-10 minutes, or until firm.  Let cool.

In a food processor, blend the filling ingredients well to form a paste.  Spread the filling over the cooled crust.  Cover and freeze for a couple of hours.  (I froze overnight.)

In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips and shortening at 30 second intervals.  Stir very well and pour over the top of the frozen filling and crust.  Freeze for at least 2 hours.

Remove from the pan by lifting the foil and then cut into chunks.  Mine was a little messy, and was kind of broken up like bark.

I recommend eating this straight from the freezer.

Shared at:  Sweets for Saturday, Sweet Indulgences Sunday,
Melt in Your Mouth Monday 
Mouthwatering Monday 
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10 comments:

  1. I have a love affair with peppermint too. These look SO good!

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  2. These look decedent. It's close to midnight and I would love one for a bedtime snack.
    Thanks, have a great week.

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  3. Wow, that might be the most yummy thing I have ever seen!
    http://www.memoirsofmeandmine.com/

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  4. Gosh almighty. That's all I have to say about that. Just...gosh.

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  5. These look amazing! I definitely want to try this... even though I might end up eating them all myself!

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  6. I have a pretty strict no-Christmas-cookies-until-November rule that I may need to abandon for these. Wow -- gorgeous.

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  7. yeah, that looks amazing. so have to make these.

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  8. oh yum! these look delicious! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next week!
    -Nikki
    Chef in Training
    www.chef-in-training.com

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