In the Sweet Spirit

Can you feel it? The holiday spirit is in the air. Thanksgiving has come and gone. Now on to Christmas. We are ready for the season. We are up to the challenge. What’s our easiest task to knock off the list today, you ask? Well, picking a sweet treat to bake, of course. And what could be better or more festive than Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Bars! We suggest whipping up a batch before tackling the trimming of your tree. Enjoy!

Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Bars

Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Bars

Ingredients

1 box red velvet cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 package Jell-O instant white chocolate pudding
6 tablespoons canola oil
1 package Oreo cookies
8 ounce package cream cheese
1-1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine cake mix, melted butter, eggs, pudding mix, and canola oil and mix well until thoroughly combined (2-3 minutes on medium of electric mixer).

Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Then spread the red velvet brownie layer into the pan. It will be VERY thick, so use the back of a spoon (or clean hands) to help spread it into all edges of the pan.

Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Sprinkle chocolate chips over the baked red velvet brownies. Allow to melt, then spread. Cool Completely.

Crush package of Oreos in a food processor (or in a large plastic bag and rolling pin). Melt cream cheese for 15 seconds in a microwave to soften. Stir together crushed Oreos and cream cheese until blended smooth.

Carefully spread out Oreo truffle mixture on top of baked red velvet brownies.

Cut into squares and top with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

*recipe adapted from Courtney, Pizzazzerie

For more great recipes check out Sara Clark’s blog Chomping the Big Apple

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