4.03.2012

Peanut Butter Patty Oreo Balls

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I found myself hopping out of bed feeling super refreshed after about 5 hours of sleep.

I took one look in the mirror and thought wow, my hair stayed perfectly put together during my slumber.  I slipped on a pair of jeans and had to grab a belt.  I seem to be shrinking.

I walked past my beautiful lawn and sat on a little chair next to all of the sun flowers that had sprouted in my backyard while I picked my perfectly ripened tomatoes to throw in a sauce that I would be simmering all day. 

And then I woke up. 
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Oh yeah, that was totally a dream.  Gosh, it was good.  

My dream world consists of...

Cooking all day long with no clean up involved.  

A hair dresser that pops by every morning to style my hair and make it look pretty. 

Gardens that seem to weed and re plant themselves. Birds that find something else to eat besides my homegrown tomatoes.  

Hours in the day to keep everything nice and tidy (and these hours cannot be used for anything else so you will never feel like your missing out while you are reorganizing your bathroom closet).
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My reality consists of...

A foot of bush like hair... wavy as all get out... with no morning hair dresser.  

Christmas trees that just cannot seem to figure out heavy trash day. 

Full days of work with precious minutes left to get dinner on the table. 

Gardens that so desperately need a re haul.  


But most importantly, my reality consists of Peanut Butter Patty Oreo Balls that give you that Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patty taste any time of the year.  
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Reality just got a little bit sweeter.

Wow, these totally blew me away. 

Never underestimate the power of chocolate and peanut butter combined. 

Today, you should totally drop the task you deem to be way important.  Getting rid of that Christmas tree?  What's another week? Doing laundry?  Put on some old clothes that never see the light of day. Doing your taxes?  Okay, that is important but tomorrow is not April 15th, so what's another day?

Take a quick trip to the grocery store, buy just three ingredients and get to work.

From my little kitchen to yours... Enjoy.

Mr. Hungry's Thoughts...
And so it is, a house divided.  I loved everything about these.  Mr. Hungry's taste buds did not agree.  To him?  Too mushy.  But that's life, right?  Perfection to him is a coconut cream pie and I would rather skip dessert if that is my only option.  So let's just see where you land.

Here's to hoping you are equipped with a developed and refined set of taste buds like mine.

Peanut Butter Patty Oreo Balls

Recipe Notes
Now don't completely hold me to this being a replica of a Peanut Butter Patty.  You are missing one key ingredient.  In the real thing, there are two layers when you bite in... a crunchy one and grainier peanut butter one.  There is no crunchy cookie layer in this one, but I didn't miss it for one second. 

You use the whole cookie for this recipe.  Leave the icing in the middle when you place them in the food processor.  Dipping in chocolate can be a little tricky.  The method I prefer is to dunk the oreo ball in the chocolate, roll around to coat and then using a fork in one hand and your fingers, scoop the ball out and place on parchment paper. You will probably have a little bit of chocolate left over so melt only half a box at a time. 
Ingredients
1 (16 ounce) package Oreo Golden Sandwich Cookies
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 (8 ounce) packages Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate (I like Baker's brand)
Directions
In a food processor, crush all of the cookies into a fine crumb mixture; place in medium bowl. Add peanut butter; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into one inch balls. 

Cover a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.  Heat chocolate according to directions on packaging.  Dip balls in chocolate and place on lined baking sheet to harden.  (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) 

Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover oreo balls, covered, in refrigerator.

Makes about 42 oreo balls. 

16 comments:

  1. Yummie, this are awesome treats...like the idea of peanut butter mixed with the cookies...
    Thanks for this recipe and hope you are having a great week Ashlea :)

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  2. Pretty sure this is my favorite recipe of yours. I am a peanut butter addict. Also, I know I say this pretty much everryyyy time I comment, BUT your photography is crazy good!!!

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  3. Oh great. We had just bought the ingredients for your Oreo Truffles and I can already tell we are going to have to make these as well. Making me hungry!

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  4. these look delicious, & I'm laughing out loud at your stories!

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  5. Your stories make my day. The fact that you still have your Christmas tree is cracking me up. But more than anything, I appreciate your outlook of dropping other things to be in the kitchen. That is a good reality!

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  6. I cannot wait to try these!

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  7. tell mr. hungry no one likes coconut cream pie. ewwwwwwwwwww. these look fab though :)

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  8. These look great! Chocolate and peanut butter is the best.

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  9. If you find a magical hair dresser that will come over every day for some hair styling...could you send them my way once they're done with your hair? I need it. Desperately.

    These sound almost like Reese's..but better. If that's possible.

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  10. If we are admitting our troubles getting rid of Christmas trees, I will confess we had our tree last year until July! It was back hiding under our deck and I barely went out there. We were having friends over for a barbecue and I realized it was still there. I made my husband take it to a dumpster. I just wanted you to know you are not the only one. These look like a delicious creation that my kids will be crazy about. Thank you for another great recipe. We love your blog!

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  11. Aw, I love the sentiment in this post. And those truffles look delicious. The chocolate oreo/cream cheese ones are my favorite but these may be a contender. Can't wait to try them!

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  12. Don't worry my friend - if anything, all troubled can be wiped away by these significantly delicious delights! So smooth and chocolate covered, mouth watering... :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself

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  13. Addictive! Those would notz last long with me.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  14. With those kinds of dreams I would have never wanted to get up? But after a good dose of reality, a chocolate peanut butter truffle is just the perfect way to get through any normal crazy day. I am very delighted that you stopped by my website so I could find yours. Take care, BAM

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  15. Oh my... PB + chocolate = delicious!!! Oh my! xoxo A-

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