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Oatmeal Creme Pie Truffles

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A few days ago, I was reading the most recent issue of Glamour magazine when I stumbled across an article for “The $25,000 Workout.” Intrigued, confused and kind of angry that a workout in the world somewhere costs $25,000 (which basically means you’re paying more than a modest car to be tortured), I read more.

Apparently, if you do the circuit four times a week with cardio on your off days, you can lose weight and get trim in two weeks.

I just so happened to read this two weeks exactly from my birthday and thought if I could whittle myself a good, say, 20 pounds in two weeks, I’d be good to go. Happy Birthday to me!

I told my dad this plan and he looked at me crazy and said there’s no way I’d ever lose twenty pounds in two weeks and at the most, I’d lose a pound a week if I worked out really hard and ate better and whatnot. Then he gave me the “elevate your heart rate and keep it up” speech which I know, Dad, but something about raising my heart rate sounds unnatural and kind of scary. Like, I know high blood pressure is bad, so why is high heart rate good? Explain that, science.

But the whole time he talked I just imagined a scene in my head in which I wiggled into a size four dress and watched as it perfectly hugged every curve without making me look like an elongated sausage about to burst. I exited the fitting room to have flower petals thrown all over me, sales associates cheering and calling me a ‘fitness idol’ and a ‘true inspiration, both for fashion and fitness’ as I gracefully walked down the makeshift fitting room catwalk, magically twenty pounds lighter in two weeks.

Anyways, so I got to working out which basically consisted of me being put into disgusting, compromising positions on my living room floor looking like an animal and grunting like a wild beast, thinking that 45 seconds of ape squats was like, melting ten pounds off my thighs.

I kept up this rigorous ten minute workout for two days until… until… until my dog pooped on our walk and I bent down to pick it up, thus somehow cataclysmically straining my right kneecap in the process, which propelled me into a downward spiral of complaining and limping all the way home.

And dude, my leg has hurt since. It’s been like, four days now. And after researching “random leg clicking” and “kneecap pain” on the Google machine, I informed my family that it was highly likely I had shredded my meniscus (which sounds oddly like mucus), but they just looked at me and said I definitely did not shred my meniscus and probably just sprained my knee in some freak poop-picking-up accident that could only happen to me.

So long story short, I’m pretty sure I’ll be recovering from my gruesome kneecap accident for the next two weeks and will be unable to participate in $25,000 workouts or beast-noises. However, I’m hoping that since that workout costs $25,000, I could just get my money back or you know, lipo or something instead. Note: I did not actually spend $25K on a workout. Did you honestly think for that brief second that I did? Sheesh, I wish I had money to blow on stupid things. Actually, I do have money to spend on stupid things which is why I have no money currently. Yes, my bank account says $0.00. Not because of a gym bill. Hello, do I look like I would spend money on gym equipment? Don’t answer that; my muffin top and I don’t want to hear the truth. 

During my recovery, I’ve regressed back to days when calories were nonexistent (childhood) and made a favorite snack into a fun, new treat. Introducing Oatmeal Creme Pie Truffles! These little pups are a cinch to make, are only 3 ingredients(!!) and taste exactly like those highly addictive snack cakes you can get at the grocery store. Plus, smaller things have less calories (science, y’all) so I’m pretty sure like, 15 of these truffles equals one creme pie. But you should never trust a food blogger with math equations.

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Oatmeal Creme Pie Truffles
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Serves: 12-14
 
These truffles are totally impressive and taste like those iconic Lil Debbie snacks.
Ingredients
  • 1 box (approx. 6) oatmeal creme pies, unwrapped
  • ¾ pkg white chocolate candy coating (I use Candiquik)
  • Cinnamon sugar
Instructions
  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set aside. Place all of the oatmeal creme pies in a large bowl.
  2. Using clean hands, begin mashing the pies together to form a dough-like consistency. The mixture will naturally form into a ball shape. Using a cookie dough scoop or a Tablespoon measure, measure out Tablespoon-sized balls of truffles and place them on the cookie sheet. You should get a little over a dozen truffles (about 12-14).
  3. Freeze the truffles for about 1 hour to stiffen. Once frozen and solid, prepare the candy melts according to package directions until smooth + melted.
  4. Dip the truffles into the melted white chocolate with a fork, allowing excess chocolate to drip off. Place gently on the foil-lined baking sheet and sprinkle immediately with cinnamon sugar. Repeat until all truffles are coated.
  5. Store leftover truffles airtight, at room temperature for several days, or in the freezer for several weeks, bringing to room temp before serving. As I said, this makes roughly 12-14 truffles.

 

DSC_0133These truffles taste sooooo good. That classically sweet, marshmallowy frosting in the middle acts as the “glue” for these oatmeal cookie sandwiches, providing an excellent background of sweetness to the chewy oatmeal cookie truffles. Plus, I love the sweet and spicy addition of the cinnamon sugar on top. It brings the whole thing together!

Happy Wednesday!!

xo, Hayley

 

 

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  1. I’ve never seen a recipe like this one before – what a fantastic idea!
    Glad I’m not the only one completely opposed to gyms and fancy exercise regimes.
    I run around a tennis court like a dog off a leash for an hour once a week and call it tennis. That’s enough for me!
    Anyway – pinning fantastic recipe!

  2. Oh yum! 25k for a workout?? yeah right. I need to be paid to work out! That would totally motivate me! This is a great idea Haley! Oatmeal Cream Pies needed a face lift!

  3. These sound totally delicious! A $25,000 workout is a wee bit steep, I think ;)

  4. Happy Hump Day indeed! These might happen within the next two weeks. How easy! What exactly were you doing in this workout that you think messed up your knee? Is it possible you were doing any of the moves incorrectly? Remember to keep those knees behind the toes when you’re doing squats and lunges. Chest up.

  5. Brilliant idea! Oatmeal creme pies in bite-size deliciousness! As for the $25K workout….who would really do that anyway? C’mon people…let’s be serious!

  6. I was all about to get all mad that you’re going to lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks and not share the wealth of knowledge and then I got to the knee part. The workouts caused your knee to be damaged, obviously.

    BTW you’re hot. So don’t worry, mmkay? ;)

    These truffles are going to cause me to need a $50k workout…

  7. genius – these look so good! Awesome idea! Hope your knee feels better soon – we’ve got food to get to in Austin this Summer! Btw, are you flying back home on Saturday or Sunday?? :)

  8. Haha this is getting too weird. We literally are on the same wavelength-first double chocolate cookies, now oatmeal cream pies. I JUST made Oatmeal Cream Pies because I remembered how obsessed I was with them and had an insane craving. These truffles look so fun and delicious. And much easier than making Oatmeal Cream Pies from scratch-definitely a plus!

  9. I wish I had your creative mind! Love these! Sorry about your knee. . .hope these truffles help you feel better! :)

  10. Hope your knee feels better! These truffles look and sound amazing!

  11. omgggggggggggggggggggggggggg

  12. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about you knee! There’s nothing worse than getting motivated to workout and then getting injured :-(. Especially when your birthday is coming up!

  13. Is it terrible that I laughed out loud at your poop picking up accident? I’m sorry – I truly hope you are feeling better soon, but I couldn’t suppress the giggle. It’s for the best though – working out IS torture and these truffles are…amazing?! spectacular?! …and 15 truffles to 1 oatmeal pie sounds totes accurate ;)

  14. Oh no you didn’t! I LOVE Oatmeal Cream Pies. Every time I grocery stop, I have to avoid looking at the shelf where they sit or I’ll end up on the couch, stuffed with them and all the little wrappers surrounding me. These are such a good idea! And a great excuse to finally let myself buy a box ;)

  15. Where do you get these ideas, Hayley?! This sounds delish and so easy!! Hope your leg feels better soon!

  16. I don’t recall if I’ve ever had an oatmeal cream pie…but these look really scrumptious!

  17. I saw that article. I couldn’t get past the price tag… never even looked at the exercises. I made something like this with carrot cake not long ago. Your math seems right to me.

  18. Oatmeal Creme Pies are my FAVES! I have been reseaching recipes like crazy trying to come up with a homemade version, you know, to reinvent the wheel. I would love these, Hayley!

    And ouch about your knee! It’s always the simple movements or motions that can snag me up. Hope you’re on the mend!

  19. Ouch!!! I feel like every time I finally muster motivation to work out something happens like “Oh I have a cold I can’t work out NOW.” it’s like the universe doesn’t want me to exercise. I hope your knee gets better!!

    And AH OMG THESE TRUFFLES. SHUT THE EFF UP.

  20. Oh no! I hope your knee feels better soon. I love workouts like the next guy but I’d much rather eat oatmeal cream pie truffles. These look so good!

  21. Okay, I completely cracked up at this post because your description of the “freak poop-picking-up accident” is totally something that would happen to me. Fortunately, I’d just cheer myself up eating these oatmeal creme pie truffles. OMG. These? Amazing.

  22. okay – so I have that same “slip into a size 4 hugs in all the right places dress” dream
    hence the crazy eat nothing but rabbit food for 28 days cleanse {I tell myself its for my health}
    really – I just want to look HOT
    BUT…I’d rather eat these
    maybe we can make yoga pants the newest trend in couture fashion

  23. Oh my god – the beastnoises – so glad I’m not the only one!

    Hope your leg feels better!

    I’m sure loading up on these amazing truffles will help with the recovery :)

  24. 25k for a workout sounds insane! that’s like a downpayment on a house :O

    meanwhile, these truffles look DELISH! the addition of cinnamon was a nice touch ;)

    i hope your knee gets better soon. i hurt my knee a couple of days ago and it hurts so much so i can imagine the pain you must be in :(

  25. Bahahahaha, I love your stories, Hayley! I hope I can offer a little comfort to you by letting you know that I do ridiculous, clumsy things on a daily basis and I can totally relate to a freak accident occurring while walking the dog – I’ve had a few of those, myself! :-)

  26. Back for Seconds says:

    You always make me laugh, Hayley, haha! I love you!!
    You are so hot and don’t need to lose 5 lbs let alone 20. If you want, I would be happy to throw rose petals at you anytime :)
    These sound awesome, btw. Love the cinnamon sprinkle!

  27. You poor Kid…I have had bad knees al my life and you don’t want to know what they arelike now.I hope yours heal and feel like a million,or at least $25,000!

  28. Love these truffles, Hayley! Wish I had a handful to snack on right now :).

  29. I puffy heart love oatmeal cream pies!!! And now I love these even more!!! Holy cow girl! What a great idea to make truffles from those yummy pies!

  30. Hayley,
    So sorry to hear about your knee :( See what happens when we try to workout! I for one am against it! Lol just kidding. I SO need to get my butt on the treadmill or my pants aren’t going to fit anymore! On a happier note ~ These truffles look amazing and I can’t wait to try them, diet or not! I’ll be making these babies soon. And I know your birthday is soon (Mine’s the 30th so Aquarius babes rock! ) so Happy Birthday!!!!
    Hugs,
    Michelle

  31. I love you and want to marry these truffles. These sound amazing and duh, every food blogger is good at math when it comes to calorie calculations. Like calories don’t count when you eat it for the sake of the blog. That’s truth.

  32. These are so good. My little girl, who is 5, did the majority of the work. She mashed the pies in the mixer and after I scooped it out she rolled them up. We love recipes like this that taste great and we are able to fix together. Thanks, we will be making these again!

    • thedomesticrebel says:

      Shasta, that’s awesome to hear! I hope a lot of my recipes can be easily made by you and your little baker! :)

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    The world hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe.
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