As a kid, we always had Oreo cookies stashed in our cupboards.
They were such a fun snack to look forward to after a long, arduous day of monkeying around on the playground at recess.
Of course, with Oreo cookies comes one problem: how you eat it.
There wouldn’t be an age-old question if there wasn’t an issue, people.
So, how do you eat an Oreo?
Do you twist the cookies apart and eat one after the other? Scrape the frosting off with your teeth and then eat two nekkid cookies? Eat the entire thing whole? Dunk it in milk? There’s so many possibilities to eat it that you could probably eat an entire package of Oreos, eating each individual cookie a different way and you still would have other ways you could have eaten them.
Personally, I pick apart everything I eat. Pizza is eaten toppings and cheese first, sauce scraped off, and then the bottom + crust. Sushi is eaten rice first, then the insides. Sandwiches and Poptarts are eaten crust first, then the sandwich. Most other sandwiches are eaten top bread first, then toppings, then bottom bread, or top bread first, then an open-faced sandwich. I know, I know, I’m crazy. So my Oreos? Cookies are separated, frosting is scraped off, then I eat the two nekkid cookies.
It’s just how I roll, yo.
When I was younger, Oreo was just that… Oreo. And then slowly, they began launching new flavors and varieties. Golden Oreos (my personal favorite), peanut butter Oreos, Heads or Tails, neapolitan!!, mint, and more. (Side note: Duuuude. How awesome would it be to work at the Oreo factory?!) And for research purposes, of course, I have tried them all.
So when Oreo contacted me about trying some of their new flavors, I jumped at the chance. They sent me a pretty little box with two of their new flavors: Coconut Delight Fudge Cremes and Double Chocolate Fudge Cremes (best. mail day. ever).
Fudge Cremes are Oreo’s new line of cookies. They’re just like Oreos, except instead of another cookie creating the classic “sandwich”, there’s a layer of rich chocolate fudge. I’d tried the original kind and the Birthday Cake flavor, but I was STOKED to try the Double Chocolate Fudge and the Coconut Delight.
The coconut was crunchy yet creamy at the same time. I was scared the coconut flavor would be too subtle, but I was pleasantly surprised that it was creamy and strong, yet not too overpowering. I liked eating these cold from the freezer–so yummy!
The double chocolate was really fudgy (uh, that’s definitely not a bad thing!) My brother loved these ones because they almost have a chocolate frosting-like consistency in the middle. It’s rich and decadent–there’s no shortage of chocolate here!
Overall, while I loved them both, I really loved the coconut one. My brain was going crazy over recipes for each one and I immediately thought these Double Chocolate Fudge Cremes would be excellent in a muffin. Everyone loves chocolate muffins, right? And when you stuff crushed Double Chocolate Fudge Cremes in a regular ol’ chocolate muffin, your result will be an uber-decadent, deliciously dense muffin that delivers a killer chocolate punch.
To make them pop, I added some coffee and chocolate chips to the batch as well–the mocha really kicked it up another notch and the chocolate chips, while second to the scrumptious chunks of cookie, still added that additional creaminess into the muffin… like little chocolate pockets hiding beneath fluffy layers of chocolatey goodness.
Giveaway closed! Thank you to everyone for their participation the winners are Maureen and Lethea! Congrats to the lucky winners!!
But you don’t need to take my word for it. OREO is giving TWO readers a chance to win a box of goodies themselves!!
To enter the giveaway, simply leave me a comment, answering this: What’s your favorite kind of OREO? How do you eat an OREO?
For bonus entries, leave a separate comment for each (and remember, I do verify this!):
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Now, onto these muffins. They’re awesome, and I really hope you try them!!
Double Chocolate Fudge Oreo Mocha Muffins *adapted from Jocelyn’s Chocolate Mocha Muffins recipe
1 stick butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup coffee
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 (heaping) cup cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 & 1/2 cups Oreo Double Chocolate Fudge Cremes, roughly chopped (I had mine previously frozen)
Cocoa & powdered sugar, for dusting
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 muffin tins with about 16 paper liners.
2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until combined. Add the egg, sour cream and vanilla and beat to incorporate.
3. In a medium bowl, sift together the baking soda, baking powder, salt, cocoa and flour.
4. Working alternately, gradually add the flour mix, then stream in part of the coffee + milk, beating slowly, until all combined. Do not over-mix. Stir in the chocolate chips & cookie pieces by hand.
5. Portion the batter evenly among muffin tins, a heaping 2/3 to 3/4 cup full. Bake for approx. 17-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Cool completely. In a sifter, combine equal parts cocoa and powdered sugar; sift over cooled muffins.
6. Store leftovers airtight, at room temperature, up to 2 days.
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Good luck with the giveaway! Enjoy your Monday!!
In the interest of full disclosure, this giveaway and my product review is sponsored by Oreo, however all the opinions given are strictly my own.