You know how the world kinda sorta stops when you binge-watch something? You throw any and all spare time out the window in lieu of staring at a television screen for hours upon hours a day? You neglect basic chores around the house because you can’t.tear.away. Hell, you even stay up hours later than you normally would and wake even earlier than usual just so you can watch onemoreepisode. Yeah, that’s been my life (or lack thereof) for the past couple days.
Granted, I’ve somehow managed to get some work done in between episodes, but for the most part, any and all free time has been dedicated in front of the TV, eyeballs glued to these inmates. I feel like a prisoner, but not really. You know what I mean?
And besides my siblings, who are bursting at the seams trying not to spoil the next episode for me and are waiting antsy for me to finish up this season, I don’t have anyone to talk to about it. I’m dying to discuss who I hate, who I like, who I’m suspicious of, and gossip like the woman I am. Whyyyyy do I not have friends? (Probably because in my spare time I’m binge-watching TV, but it could be worse).
And you guys – this tiramisu is ridic. I mean, superfantastically ridic. The idea came to me when I was perusing snack options at the store for a later TV sesh. I spotted the oatmeal creme pies, thought briefly of tiramisu, and voila. The rest is delicious history.
And much like my show, I just can’t get enough.
- 20 Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies
- 1 (8 oz) tub whipped cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup brewed coffee, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
- 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip Free, thawed
- Cocoa powder, for dusting
- Line an 8 or 9-inch square baking dish with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Mist the foil lightly with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla with a handheld mixer on medium speed, until combined. Fold in the Cool Whip and set mixture aside.
- Lay 8 Oatmeal Creme Pies into the bottom of the dish. Cut the remaining two to fit until there’s one solid layer of pies. Drizzle HALF each the chocolate syrup and coffee on top of the layer. Spread HALF of the cream cheese mixture on top. Top with remaining Oatmeal Creme Pies, cutting to fit if necessary. Drizzle with remaining coffee and chocolate syrup, then top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Dust top with cocoa.
- Allow the tiramisu to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. Flavors develop better overnight. Cut into squares and serve!