Tuesday, January 29, 2008

How long has it been since you ate an Oreo?

I know some people consider these cookies to be the ultimate indulgence - especially with a glass of milk. I don't drink milk and I have never really craved an Oreo. However, this past weekend I bought some in order to make a dessert for the youth group. Of course the recipe didn't call for the entire bag...so I took a bite...and ended up eating several cookies. =)
I cannot think of Oreos without also thinking of a particular woman at our church. She is an older lady and is very much into all things natural (which I am certainly not against, but she is on a whole other level than I am!). Anyway, whenever she mentions junk food she equates it with coke and oreos. She cannot imagine how anyone could crave such things. (I've had this conversation with her more than once.) She is very direct and will look you right in the eye and ask, " Do you REALLY enjoy cokes or oreos?" =)
Here is the recipe for Oreo Ice Cream Dessert. It is always a hit with young and old alike. Don't expect to have any left-over!

1 - 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
1 carton of Cool Whip, thaw to spreading consistency
24 Oreos, crushed
1 stick of butter

Fudge Sauce
4 oz of unsweetend chocolate
1/4 C butter
2/3 C sugar
2/3 C milk
dash of salt

Make the chocolate first so it can cool while you put the rest of the ingredients together. Over med-low heat, melt the chocolate and butter together and then add the sugar and stir. Add the milk and a little salt and cook for a few minutes stirring constantly so the chocolate will thicken but not burn.(You can use other types of chocolate -german, semi-sweet, etc. Just taste it to be sure the proportions are right. I never measure the ingredients for the fudge sauce, so I'm only guess here!)
Crush oreos in a bag and sprinkle in a 13x9 pyrex dish. Pour melted butter over the cookies. Scoop ice cream evenly onto the cookie crust. Pour cooled chocolate over the ice cream. (It doesn't have to be completely cool, just not too hot.) Spread the cool whip over the chocolate. Sprinkle nuts or oreo crumbs on top if desired. Store dessert in freezer. Allow a few minutes to thaw before cutting and serving.


Rebecca said...

Oh goodness that sounds amazing! I love Oreos! My little guilty pleasure is taking two Oreos and making a peanut butter sandwich with them and then dunking the sandwich in milk. I cannot keep Oreos in the house because I would make Oreo-peanut-butter sandwiches ALL the time!

I'm also into "all things natural" but I'm certainly not against enjoying the occasional decadent dessert! My sweet tooth is way too strong for that... All things in moderation, right? ;)

K. Humby said...

That sounds delicious! I will have to try it soon. Sean's b-day is coming up not too far around the corner... Thanks for sharing. Also, I know that I am commenting on the wrong post, but your little girls are just too cute! It makes me want two... other than the childbirth and pregnancy part! :)

Amy said...

Ah. I can just SEE her asking you that. hehehe

Amanda said...

Jen, that dessert was SO good! I loved it...THank you very much fo making it!

Dorothy said...

HAHA!! I know who that certain older lady in the church is!!! And I have had that same conversation with her many many times! I believe she even had that conversation with my husband also when she found out he drinks coke!! :) so funny! Have you ever had fried Oreos though? Now that is an even bigger hit! All you do is dip Oreos in your favorite pancake batter and then fry them in oil in a pan and flip them once when they are browned on one side. Eaten with ice cream is even better!!