Friday, November 1, 2013

{No-Bake} Chocolate Orange Meltaways

A rich Oreo crust topped with melt-in-your-mouth orange cream filling, topped with semisweet chocolate chips and drizzled with melted chocolate. Chocolate and orange - together, and just in time for the holidays.

Happy November! (Can you believe it....November??) I hope you all had a fun Halloween. Ours included a school party, a jack-o-lantern pizza for dinner, trick or treating, candy, more candy, and lots of rain. Let's start with the school party. It was a success! I volunteered, along with another mom, to plan the whole thing. Which doesn't sound like a big deal....right? Unless you're stubborn, like me, and instead of looking for cute ideas on Pinterest you decide you need to come up with all the cute ideas, yourself. So you spend hours at Michael's looking for inspiration in the craft supplies and days hemming and hawing over the different ideas swimming around in your head. And when you finally decide on something, you realize you need to make yet another trip to Michael's for the supplies you actually need....and then you need to make the sample crafts and put the games when the party is over and it was a success, you breathe a huge sigh of relief. I know. Welcome to my world.

Next.....the rain. It has seriously been gray and rainy here for the entire week, and quite frankly, I'm sick of it! So when the forecast for trick-or-treating called for even more rain, I was beside myself. Since when does trick-or-treating get rained out? Snow, sure. Wind, a given. Cold weather, without a doubt. But rain!? Unheard of! Luckily, I knew that my girls would never let rain stand in their way of candy...and I was right! Even better? Jorden was the one who willingly suffered through it while I stayed home and greeted trick or treaters. We weren't about have our Halloween ruined by a little rain! And by we, I mostly mean the rest of my family.

As for the candy, I'm pretty sure the rain led to even more than in previous years. First, because every house handed out a little more (fewer trick or treaters means more candy per kid) and second, because we were left with half a bowl, ourselves! But. Despite the insane amount of candy we currently have in our house, I limited myself to just one banana Laffy Taffy last night. Strange choice, I know. But it was all I really wanted. Which MAY or may not have something to do with the fact that I was downing these meltaways like nobody's business. What can I say? They're better than candy.....! And HIGHLY addictive. Perfect for your holiday baking, gifting, and gathering. Because, believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner. Better get started....!

{No-Bake} Chocolate Orange Meltaways
15 finely crushed oreos
2/3 c. butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. grated orange zest
1 Tbsp. orange extract
1 Tbsp. milk 
1/4 c. mini chocolate chips
1/4 c. chocolate chips, melted

1. Combine crushed oreos and 1/3 c. softened butter in a medium mixing bowl. Press into the bottom of an ungreased square baking pan and refrigerate until firm.
2. In a separate bowl, combine powdered sugar, 1/3 c. softened butter, orange zest, orange extract, and milk. Mix at high speed until mixture resembles frosting.
3. Spread powdered sugar mixture evenly over chilled crust. 
4. Top with mini chocolate chips and drizzle with melted chocolate.
5. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
6. Store in refrigerator.


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  1. These look delicious Cathy! I love the chocolate and orange combo. We were fortunate last night - the rain only started later in the night. Glad it didn't get you down though! :)

  2. So good! The orange-chocolate combination brings back memories of chocolate coated orange sticks my mom used to buy for us. It was a special treat. ☺

  3. Sounds like you've been a busy girl! Glad the school party came together nicely. Sorry about the gray and rain! I remember 2 years ago we had a freak SNOW storm and our Halloween was cancelled so we were out an about on Nov 1st, weird. This recipe looks delish! Better than candy - but banana Laffy Taffy? ewwwww.....just saying, but you are expecting so, makes sense! ;)

  4. Oreos are my absolute fave! My mouth is watering just reading through this post! Pinning!

  5. Oh my goodness, yum!! I've never seen no-bake cookies like this before. On my MUST TRY ASAP list!

  6. These sound fantastic! Chocolate orange, mmm so good!

  7. Glad your school party was a success! These look like such a tasty treat. I wouldn't have thought to pair Oreo with orange, but I'm sure these bars are delicious! Thanks for sharing them at Saturday Night Fever :)

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  9. These look absolutely amazing! Pinning, and thanks for sharing at my link party!


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