Sunday, February 19, 2012

Being an Aunt and Hot Fudge Oreo Cupcakes

I’m, by choice, not a parent.  It isn’t for lack of trying, but for some reason lesbians can’t make babies.   Even if my mom wants us to adopt an “oriental” baby, we are very happy with being child-free.  I do, however, take being an aunt very seriously.  I adore each and every one of my nieces and nephews.  They have enriched my life from the moment they were born and continue to awe me and Tiffany.  We are so proud of them. They are smart, funny engaging people and, I may be biased, but I know the world is a better place because they are in it.  I love you, Molly, Christopher, Steven, Caroline, Austin and Mallory.  I know you know that, but I figured I would make it official by telling the internets.

Something else I love…cupcakes.  Look at these cupcakes.  LOOK AT THEM.

Hot Fudge Oreo Cupcakes or Pie

1 (15 oz) package oreo cookies with the cream attached
¼ cup melted butter
½ gallon vanilla ice cream
1 medium container frozen whipped topping
Toasted nuts
Hot fudge sauce (recipe below)

Crush Oreos and combine with melted butter.  Reserve at least 1 cup of crumbs for later, and press remaining crumbs firmly into a 9”x13” pan.  Let ice cream become soft enough to spread onto crumbs, or slice ice cream in 1” layers and place on top of crumbs and press seams together.  Top ice cream with a few more crumbs.  Drizzle with hot fudge sauce and sprinkle toasted nuts on top.  Spread whipped topping over all, and drizzle again with hot fudge sauce.  Cover and return to freezer.  You can use the above directions to make cupcakes, or make 2 pie plates.

Yummy Hot Fudge Sauce
1 can of Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
1 stick of butter
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup of milk or semi chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients together in saucepan over low heat, until melted and well blended.  Store remaining hot fudge in a jar with lid or well sealed container.  You can keep this in your fridge for many days.  Simply warm when ready to use.

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