Chocolate-covered Deep Fried Triple Double Oreo

Let’s be sarcastically real here — Triple Double Oreos are not decadent enough on their own. The’ve been dipped and chilled in chocolate before, but again…and respectively, they’ve been deep fried before. Our friend Nick is apparently unsatisfied with both of these preparation methods individually, and wanted to bring the magic together. I wouldn’t be surprised if his creation finds its way to the 2012 summer fair circuit —

After covering the oreos in a semi-sweet chocolate chip batter, they were laid out on wax paper and chilled in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, the chocolate-covered pieces of heaven were dipped in another batter and tossed in the deep fryer, left to puff up like little donut balls with a special treat in the middle. The result? Chocolate-covered Deep Fried Triple Double Oreos.


Chocolate-covered Honey BBQ Cheetos Puffs

Inspired by the launch of the new Honey BBQ Cheetos Puffs a couple months back, our expert team baker Becky took to her kitchen to get crazy with the new snack. With a bag of the new Cheetos in hand, along with white and milk chocolate baking bark, she emerged from her laboratory with Chocolate-covered Honey BBQ Cheetos Puffs. Apparently both the white and regular chocolate bark paired well with the flavor and texture of the puffs. I’ll chalk this one up as a win!



Chocolate-Covered Gushers

You remember Fruit Gushers? While they didn’t have the mass awareness of say, gummy bears, they do indeed invoke a powerful nostalgia in my tastebuds when they’re brought back to general consciousness. I can recall those special grade school days I would tear into my Ninja Turtles lunch pail and find that mom had supplied me with that goody-goody Fruit Gushers. I was giddy like Mike Tyson at an ear buffet, believe it.

Thankfully, we have our friend Becky, who seems keen on taking everything in my book of food nostalgia and covering it in chocolate has done just that. These Chocolate-Covered Gushers come from a pack of Strawberry Gushers and white and chocolate baking bark. The Gushers are initially frozen for a few minutes for firmness, then coated with chocolate, and back in the freezer to set.


Chocolate-covered Corn Dogs

We live within walking distance of a grocery store. Not that I actually walk there (last time I was mauled by fire ants), but it being in close proximity to my house, I’m there several times a week.

And regardless of what’s on my list, there are always four aisles that I’m going to visit (unless I really have to pee): baking, chips/snacks, frozen snacks, and ice cream. The first three aisles are for you; the last one is for me.

While trawling the frozen snacks aisle earlier this week, my ever-wandering eye landed upon a gold mine—a mini, oblong, pig-filled gold mine.

Mini corn dogs!! Perfect for covering in chocolate! Although, I feel that way about pretty much everything, don’t I?

As is the case for most things that I cover in chocolate, the ingredients and recipe are significantly cheaper and easier than flying to Korea.

Chocolate Covered Mini Corn Dogs


–          1 pkg (20 count) mini corn dogs

–          chocolate baking bark (it took about 5 squares to coat them all)


1. Heat corn dogs according to package. (I sooooo put them in the microwave.)

2. Slice each corn dog in half. (Better chocolate-to-dog ratio.)

3. Melt bark and coat corn dogs.

4. Chill until set.

Are you familiar with Entenmann’s Frosted Mini Donuts? Good stuff, right? Well, these are just like those. Oh, but with, like, a hot dog in them.

As expected with a treat such as these, there were 3 camps: the these-are-awesome group (my favorite people), the eh-these-aren’t-the-best group (thanks for trying them), and the you-can’t-make-me-eat-that group (laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame).

Helpful hint: If you are hesitant to try one, don’t look at it while you are eating it. I heard that helps.

Oh, and before I go, I have a riddle for you: What makes a chocolate-covered corn dog even better? The same thing that makes a regular corn dog better: dipping it in mustard!!!

Seriously though, the addition of mustard was crescent fresh—as is my friend Cody who suggested it.

For more corny confections, visit The Cereal Baker.


Chocolate-covered Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips

It’s about that time of the week where our friend Becky covers something in chocolate bark. This week, she jumped the fence and got herself some Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips and drowned them in chocolate. So with this in mind, add Chocolate-covered Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips to the growing list of chocolate-covered concoctions we’ve seen over the past couple months — Chocolate-covered Pickled Jalapeños, Chocolate-covered Cheez-It Crackers, Chocolate-covered Wasabi Peas, Chocolate-covered Slim Jims, and Chocolate-covered Pork Rinds.