Treats for our construction friends

Our townhouse is 95% finished with all the construction madness.  We have the new windows in and the new siding.  And they just finished patching up all the holes and seams from the new windows and painting them, as well as painting the exterior trim.  It’s alot of work. 

We felt bad though.  Since we didn’t know when they’d be coming in, we never took down our curtains in preparation, nor did we go searching around our garage for cans of paint.  But…they (I assume) must have found all the different paint cans on their own in our garage (4 different colors they had to deal with) and got the job done.  Everything looks great. 

So…in appreciation for all their great work (and having to work in the pouring rain and lately, in the snow…yes…snow) Micah and I decided we should give them some yummy treats.  This is where Micah’s part ends….as he is not a baker.

I checked out some of my fav food blogs and found some recipes I thought looked tasty and were things I had most of the ingredients for, and didn’t require a ridiculous amount of work (for instance, sorry…I’m not baking a 7-layer chocolate cake from scratch).

Here’s what I found and made (click on the names for links to recipes):

1. Cookies and Cream Rice Krispy Treats (from Cast Sugar blog)

It’s basically a rice krispy treat with some melted chocolate and oreo cookies mixed in.  After they are set and cooled, you drizzed with some white chocolate and some more oreo cookie crumbles.  YUM!

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Before the white chocolate topping…..         AND after the topping!! 

2. Butterscotch Blondies (from Honey & Jam blog)

These are super simple, and super delicious!!  I added a cup of chopped pecans to the recipe…and it turned out great. 

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3. Oreo Truffles (from Bakerella blog)

This was the most time consuming…but it wasn’t difficult to make.  And it hadn’t gotten such rave comments from other readers, that I HAD to try it out. 

Basically, you finely crush up a bunch of oreos (my food processor died, so I used a blender and it worked great), mix it with some softened cream cheese to make a dough, sort of.  Roll it into small balls and dip it in white chocolate.  Keep refrigerated and enjoy!

Oh, I made these for an upcoming gathering on Saturday – these weren’t for our construction friends. 

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So, after making three different desserts today…the kitchen was a mess!

 DSCN0428 DSCN0417 The mess during baking……                     AND….the mess after baking. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ll be giving these to our construction friends tomorrow…I hope they like them!

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