mint oreo cream filled chocolate cupcakes*

Ok, it's time to get down to business. I just made a list of all of the recipes that I have yet to blog, and I have 29 that I need to catch up on! TWENTY-NINE! Now that is some serious slacking. I promise that my goal for April is to keep up on my blog and give you some wonderfully DELICIOUS recipes!

These cupcakes are simply heaven. They are so amazing! We have been on a mint kick lately - at least since St. Patty's day. One of my favorite food combos is mint and chocolate. Those are two things that were made for each other! This was the first time I have ever had a mint Oreo, and I must admit, pretty darn good. I'm not a huge Oreo fan - well, that's a lie. I like the cookie part (I have Landon eat the middle). But the fact that the middle is pretty much pure shortening freaks me out. But if I'm going to pick, I would definitely pick the mint ones. They are pretty tasty.

We made these for dessert for dinner on Thursday. Thursday was the last day for the Biggest Loser at work, so we were all excited to do our final weigh in and then get to indulge in one of these babies! And indulge we did! We made a couple extra because I was bound and determined to eat 10. Extreme?? Maybe. I only ended up eating 1 1/2. I was so excited to eat everything in my sight, that I got full before hardly eating anything. In the end it was probably a good thing, but I do wish I would have eaten at least a couple more of these cupcakes before they were all gone! The kids definitely gobbled these little guys all up!

Mint Oreo Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes
from Sweet Treats and More

Mint Oreo Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

1 box chocolate cake mix (along with water, oil, and eggs required)

Make cupcakes according to directions on the box. Let cool completely. Cut a cone-like shape out of the center of each cupcake (hallowing out). Set cupcakes aside.

Mint Oreo Cream Filling

12 mint oreos, crushed or chopped in food processor.

1 c. Whipping cream
3 tbs sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp mint exctract

Beat cream, sugar, and vanilla at high speed for about 5 minutes, until soft peaks form then mix in crushed mint oreos.

Spoon the cream filling into each of the cupcakes (or you can put the big star tip into your pastry bag and simply push the tip into the cupcake and squeeze the filling inside).

Place cupcakes in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. In the meantime crush 5 or 6 more oreos and set aside. Remove cupcakes and immediately frost with chocolate frosting (I used this amazing chocolate frosting recipe). Sprinkle crushed oreos over the top.

And finally...DIG IN!

If these don't cure your sweet tooth - nothing will. Simply AMAZING. And if you don't have time to make the cupcake, just make the filling and eat it with a spoon. Seriously. Do it. You won't regret it!



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