Good morning everyone! I hope you had a great weekend…I know I did! I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow, promise! Until then, I want to introduce you to today’s guest poster, Peabody! You may have seen her Culinary Concoctions all over the net, but I met this hockey loving food blogger when we were both in Tuesdays With Dorie…oh so long ago!
A few weeks ago, the two of us decided to get together and Guest Post for each other, sharing a some Superbowl Snacks with everyone. You can see what I made over on her site today, so be sure to go check it out!
Now, Peabody isn’t much of a football fan (I know, right??) but, she HAS come up with a Superbowl worthy sweet for us, and it’s even in team colors! Luckily, she chose the correct team to root for, despite her rationale! So now I give you over to her, and these oh so sweet Oreo Cheesecake Bites!
Hi! I’m Peabody and I run Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, a blog that is mostly about sweets and baking, with a random side of savory and photo of my cocker spaniel from time to time (don’t worry we don’t eat her!). Susan and I decided it would be fun to each do a Super Bowl Food idea post and post it on each other’s blog today. Now, you would think with me being the one actually coming up with the idea of doing Super Bowl stuff I would know about it, right?
I knew the date of the Super Bowl after I Googled it, as well as who is playing. See, I really only care about food (and hockey). The Super Bowl is a great day because you can graze and graze on food and blame other people when someone asks why there is no onion dip left. If I was just at home with 7 layer dip, the dog, and my BFF, and all the layer dip was gone? Things get suspicious. I mean, I know when all the beer is gone the dog is to blame, but food, well that was probably me. Where else can you shout “someone ate all the chips!” and look around accusatory of people all the while knowing it was you who in the back of the room munching down the Fritos while others were pretending to care about the game.
After Googling who was playing in the game, I decided I was pulling for the Giants. My reason? The movie Madagascar:
“Julian: Where are you giants from?
Alex the Lion: New York
Julian: All Hail the New York Giants!”
So All Hail the New York Giants!
Next I had to figure what color they are. Well, hmmm, great, they are the same colors as the team they are playing against. Oh well. I figure throw some blue and red in what I am making and both teams can be covered. You can stop just there and just make the golden Oreo cheesecake cups if you so desire. But, if you want to go the extra mile you can make the marshmallow Oreo footballs. You could just place them on top of the cheesecake cups. Or you could attempt to get crafty like me. I assure you, yours will look better, as arts and crafts was one of the last badges I ever got as a Girl Scout and I am pretty sure they would ask for it back if they see some of my DIY craft work in the past.
Regardless of who you are routing for this Super Bowl, just remember… you only ate the celery sticks, and you have no idea why there aren’t any chicken wings left!
Oreo Marshmallow Footballs
- 16 ounce package of Oreos (classic flavor), pulverized in the food processor
- 4 TBSP unsalted butter
- 5 cups marshmallows
- In a large sauce pan melt butter and marshmallows together (like you would for crispy treats). When melted, add the cookie crumbs and stir until fully combined.
- Wet your hands a little so that they won’t stick to the marshmallow and roll the cookie mixture into balls and then shape into football shapes best you can. As you can see best I can it’s not great.
- While those sit out to firm up start the cheesecake cups. Then come back while cups are baking and pipe some laces on the footballs using a white frosting of your choice.
Oreo Cheesecake Bites
for the Giants/Packers and any other red and blue team (go Rangers!)
- 21 Golden Oreos, 15 left whole, and 6 coarsely chopped
- 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
- ½ cup sour cream
- Pinch of salt
- Food coloring for your teams colors…which are both teams colors this year…annoying.
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Place 1 whole cookie in the bottom of each lined cup.
- With an electric mixer on medium high speed, beat cream cheese until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Gradually add sugar, and beat until combined. Beat in vanilla.
- Drizzle in eggs, a bit at a time, beating to combine and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in sour cream and salt. Stir in chopped cookies by hand.
- Divide batter evenly among cookie-lined cups, filling each almost to the top. Add a drop of blue food coloring on one half and swirl the blue. Then do red on the other side. Repeat on all of them…or don’t, your choice it will taste all the same.
- Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until filling is set, about 22 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (or up to overnight). Remove from tins just before serving.
From Martha Stewart Cupcakes by Martha Stewart
If you want to be semi creative you can make little goal posts. It’s just a wooden skewer and some paper. You leave a little room at the bottom and top so that one end goes in the cheesecake bite and the other can hold the football. If you make them too long they will tip over. I suggest making one or two for effect and just leave the others plain.(If you take the lazy route, which I do and fully support.)