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
Chocolate chunks or chips, melted
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.
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.
Turtle Caramel Wafer Cookies (not pictured)
Caramels, (get the kids to unwrap them)
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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