Right now, I’m trying to find a happy medium. We have decided to start a ‘program’ – you know, wake up early, sweat your ass off, eat better, run faster, jump higher sort of thing. I’m not sure I can handle it, but who knows. All so we can be a smidgen faster on the bikes (which really doesn’t matter as long as you are still crashing into trees. Yeah, I’m hardcore). The problem with rolling out of bed before the sun comes up and kicking my own ass, is that I get hungry. Stupid hungry. For the rest. of. the. day. Which rather defeats the point. I get all the healthy benefits, metabolism kicked up and what not. But, I could seriously chew my arm off. And when you work til close in retail, that means you pig out when you get home or on Fish McBites when no ones looking (gross). Not good. Even on my best days, I try to bring soup or grab a healthy spinach salad and I could still kill a container of hummus, a candy bar, and a bag of tortilla chips before the end of my shift then shamefully head out to Taco Tuesday after I close. Seriously, not working.
So, on days when eating like a bunny doesn’t cut it, things like this happen. And they are glorious. Please, Ignore my guilt as I head back to the gym.
Cake Batter Oreo Fudge
Adapted from MyRecipes.com
- 1 cup dry funfetti cake batter from mix/box
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 14.05oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 12-oz packages white chocolate morsels
- 1 7-oz jar marshmallow cream
- 3 cups crushed ‘Birthday’ Oreos (about 25 cookies), divided
- 1/2 cup of rainbow sprinkles
Line a 9″ baking pan with aluminum foil and grease.
In a medium saucepan combine the cake batter, butter, and sweetened condensed milk over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the white chocolate, marshmallow cream and 2 cups of the crushed Oreos. Keep stirring until everything is melted together (obviously the cookies won’t be melted).
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and cover with the remaining cookies and sprinkles – pressing gently into the fudge. Cover and chill until firm, at least 4 hours.
Lift from the pan and cut into small bite sized pieces. Indulge
*if there are no Birthday Oreo’s on the shelves of your local market, leave, they suck. If there are none on the shelves after a three store search, substitute with classic Oreo’s and extra sprinkles.