Chocolate Oreo flavored churros are shaped like cookies, baked until crunchy and then sandwiched with cream filling that tastes just like Oreo cookie filling.
I’m pretty excited to share this recipe with you guys today! Last year, J&J Snack Foods released Oreo churros. I still haven’t been able to find them, though I admit I stopped remembering to check in the freezer aisle after the first few months. Soon after they were released, my friend told me I should try making my own. Before I could get around to it, the creative geniuses at Buzzfeed made a version.
I haven’t yet tried their recipe, but I’m sure it is delicious and probably tastes just like the real ones, especially since they use a whole package of Oreos in their churro base and pipe the churros with the cream filling scraped from the Oreos! However, I was having a hard time parting with so many Oreos. Also, it turns out I lack the skill to quickly separate Oreos and scrape off filling. After about 6, I realized it would be far quicker for me to make a cream filling from scratch rather than continue to clumsily break my cookies while trying to separate them.
I found this Oreo cream filling recipe from Food Network which is pretty spot-on.
I also was dreading having to poke holes in all the churros and then pipe filling. So I started thinking of other ways to serve them. Perhaps just leave the cream as a dipping sauce?
The newest Fearless Flyer arrived in my mail just as I was about to make a Trader Joe’s run. This month highlights a lot of Valentine’s Day themed treats, but I also found a few other gems, like their take on Chinese soup dumplings!
Sriracha Potato Chips
Trader Joe’s has been expanding its sriracha flavored products lately. I really enjoyed their previous ghost pepper flavored chips so I was excited to try these out.
The lattice chips had a really good crunch to them. However, I found the sriracha flavor pretty lacking. Had this been a blind taste test, I don’t think I would have even guessed sriracha. The dominant flavor was actually salt. I kept tasting pockets of salt in some of the chips, like they hadn’t been mixed properly.
I’ve enjoyed nearly all of Trader Joe’s flavored snacks, but unfortunately this one didn’t work for me.
Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings
These crispy, cheesy waffles are made with cauliflower. They are fun and easy and can be eaten for any meal.
Cauliflower prices have finally dropped so of course I went out and bought four big ones, allowing me to experiment with more creations, like these waffles! They don’t taste like yeast waffles. They are more like cauliflower hash, shaped like waffles and cooked until crisp in a waffle iron. If you’ve tried my cauliflower tots, they have a similar flavor and texture.