I’m sure I have burnt everyone out this summer on popsicles, but pity me for I am ice cram maker-less. (Not that I can really complain, because I don’t have a vast amount of space in the freezer for it anyway.) But the chimes have rung out in my mind and I am scurrying to get up all the summer fun posts I have been squirreling away before the leaves change.
It was like a silent alarm went off in my head this weekend as I started contemplating holiday gifts. There’s no birthday, no real celebration after mid-September on until December in our family. Everyone was either a product of cold winters or has their birthday stifled by other family holiday – which means that from August 17th on its full on holiday shopping mode for me.
No, I wont be the person picking out my holiday ornaments before I hand out the last of last years candy to the kids at Halloween. But I can start to plot. To stir up my ideas of grandeur, the most awesomest of awesome gifts, the tastiest party, the stocking stuffers and so on. I am like a freakin ninja squirrel of holiday presents, stocking up and storing for that special day. Sure, there are apples to be picked, pumpkins to be haunted, and turkeys to be carved, but from here on out, somewhere in the back of my head, the Christmas bells are ringing.
I hope that song is just as stuck in your head as it is mine right now… There’s no undoing that one. Sorry.
Peanut Butter Oreo Popsicles
- 1 container whipped cream (not the kind in the squirty jar), thawed
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 18 Peanut Butter Oreo cookies, plus 4
In a ziplock bag, whack the cookies around a bit so that they are broken into large chunks. I like to use a rolling pin and let out some frustrations. Don’t go haywire though, you don’t want crumbs, yet.
In another bag with remaining Oreo’s, beat the living day lights out of things for a fine cookie crumbly topping.
In a large bowl, whip cream cheese until light and fluffy. Fold in the whipped cream and cookie chunks.
Pour mixture into popsicle molds or wax lined disposable cups. Gently pat down to make sure all air bubbles are filled in. Insert your wooded craft sticks and sprinkle cookie crumbs on top, pressing gently with your fingers.
Freeze for at least 4 hours.
Remove pops from molds and enjoy.
To make this dessert “healthy”, you could use light whipped cream and low fat cream cheese.
To be fair, Handsome’s b-day is right around the holidays and so are several other awesome people’s, so it’s not all Christmas planning.
If you are not a fan of the holidays, don’t worry. Pass the Sushi will remain seasonal and fat kid friendly long before it becomes like the shelves of your local art store after the 4th of July.