Saturday, August 6, 2011

Oreo Cheesecake Bites & Turtle Pecan Pretzels



I love finger food.  Anything bite size just makes me happy. It's cute.  It's also easy to eat way too many but it's okay.  Their tiny, right?


So I headed off to a BBQ and made a bunch of these Oreo Cheesecake Bites and the Turtle Pecan Pretzels.  I mean to plate them pretty and get some cool pictures but it just didn't happen.  I snapped some quick shots, brought them to the BBQ where they were quickly devoured. 

I also meant to make Turtle Caramel Wafer Cookies but I foolishly thought that I had PLENTY and didn't make them.  They went so fast that I could have, and should have, made twice as many.  Oh well.  I included the recipe anyways for all 3 of the treats below.



Oreo Cheesecake Pretzel Bites Recipe
Adapted from Picky Palate

21 whole Oreos
3 oz. cream cheese
Square pretzels
Chocolate chunks or chips, melted
Sprinkles

Place Oreos in a food processor until finely ground.  Mix crumbs and cream cheese until dough forms.  Pinch about 1 tbsp. of dough and form into a little square. Place onto a pretzel, then gently press top pretzel to close.  Top with melted chocolate and sprinkles or Oreo crumbs.  Chill until chocolate has hardened. This makes about 30 - 35 Oreo bites.

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Turtle Pretzels

About 50 square pretzels
1 bag of Rolo candies, (get the kids to unwrap them all)
Pecans or M&M's for tops

Preheat oven to 350.  If using pecans, toast pecans on a baking sheet for about 4 minutes, stir then bake for about 4 more minutes, watch closely, don't burn. 

Place pretzels on another baking sheet.  Top each pretzel with 1 rolo candy, right in the middle of the pretzel.  Place in the oven for 3 minutes, you don't want the candy to completely melt so 3 minutes is plenty. Take out of oven and immediately push a pecan half or an M&M on top of each candy, squishing the rolo to slightly flatten.  Cool them and serve.

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Turtle Caramel Wafer Cookies (not pictured)

Nilla Wafters
Caramels, (get the kids to unwrap them)
Pecan halves

Toast the pecans in oven for several minutes but don't burn.  Place Nilla Wafers on plate.  Melt caramel in microwave. Spoon a bit of caramel over the Nilla Wafer and place a pecan half on top.  Cool and serve.

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This is linked with:

Sweets for a Saturday at Sweet as Sugar Cookies
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tater Tots and Jello
My Best Recipes at This Chick Cooks
Cast Party at Lady Behind the Curtain


9 comments:

  1. MMMM drool. I am so making these for our next family gathering!

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  2. I agree, bite-size food is so much fun! These are new recipes to me, they look seriously yummy!

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  3. This kinda stuff is my downfall for sure....yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Jennifer

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  4. I love bite-sized foods! These look delicious.

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  5. YUM! I love the turtle pretzels. If you have a nut allergy, you can smash them with m&ms.

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  6. You are a lifesaver! I am hosting a birthday dinner for my mother and all of her friends are on health kicks/weightwatchers so I've been fretting about what I could serve that would be a treat but wouldn't make them feel as if they were being bad... Looks like I found a winner!
    -Rachel

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  7. wow, sooo yummy! Would love it if you came and shared this recipe with us at Tasty Tuesday! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/summer-corn-salad-and-tasty-tuesday.html

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  8. THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you again!

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  9. You better not be eating these!!! they look sinful!

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