|My cousin, uncle, moi, my boyfriend, father, and brother on our day canoe trip.|
|Sunset over Lake Sawbill|
I never did get around to figuring out what to make since many delicious desserts for campfires revolve around the Dutch Oven and I was not very organized in finding and planning out ingredients so s'mores were served instead.
However, upon returning I had one full day to plan and make a delicious treat for my boyfriend's 21st birthday.
|Us with the Cannoli birthday cake I made him last year for his 20th.|
We usually make cakes for each other, but this year it was decided that he would have an ice cream cake. I am not patient enough to try making a Baked Alaska yet, although it is on my list of desserts to try, so (please do not take away my baking queen crown for this) I purchased a DQ cake. Even though I did not have to make a cake, I needed to make him some sort of treat, because as everyone knows the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. After getting the ingredients I came home and cranked on some French Broadway Music (from Le Roi Soleil) and I made one of his favorite holiday desserts - Gourmet Oreo Truffles.
It is very simple to make and tastes heavenly, especially if one is an Oreo lover like me.
1 Package Oreos
8oz. Cream Cheese
Vanilla Almond Bark
1.Crush the entire package of oreos (cream and all) into a fine dust. I used a food processor to get it into a powder.
2. Mix the cream cheese and Oreo powder in a medium bowl into one large ball. It can sometimes be tricky so I usually wash my hands and hand mix the two together.
|Halfway through mixing|
4. Melt the Almond Bark while the truffle insides are chilling. When all is melted, using a fork, dip the slightly chilled balls into the almond bark so that it is completely coated. Set coated truffle back onto wax paper. When all are coated, put trays back into freezer or fridge until the Almond Bark has hardened.
When they are ready, serve for a delicious and gourmet treat made form one of America's favorite cookies.
I showed up at the boyfriend's house with these and he had to have one right away. It was a sweet treat for a wonderfully special day. We celebrated by going out for a little Italian lunch at Cosetta's in St. Paul and went out to eat later that night with his family for dinner and his first sips of alcoholic beverages, none of which really appealed to his taste buds. All around it was a wonderful day spending another birthday with him.
|Together at the Boundary Waters|