Thursday, January 30, 2014

football helmet pb oreo truffle pops

it's my son's birthday very soon and he decided on a football party.
lucky for me, it's superbowl season so i could get an overabundance of football ideas.

but i think i am going to my SIL's for a superbowl party.
and lots of the girls there are interested in football and talk the talk that is totally not me.

i just like the treats.

so i was looking for a football themed treat that didn't look like a football just for something different. when i stumbled upon thisi knew i had to make them.
they require only 4 ingredients, 
and there is no baking involved.
funny though, 
i did learn something about football while making these.

did you know how closely football and ducks are related?
no?
well, neither did i. perhaps i can incorporate that into a conversation when i go to the party for some superbowl talk.

anyway, i took the supplies,
pulverized the oreos, smashed the cream cheese in it, smooshed the dough to make a bunch of balls and then tackled them on the side to make an indent.
(how's that for football talk?)
:>P

but the real challenge was breaking the pretzels.
i only wasted 99.9% of the bag doing it the wrong way til i figured out the right way.

if you don't want to waste pretzels, i advise doing it the right way...
you can fight with the pretzels while your truffles are in the fridge hardening.
and there you have the helmets...!

or are they?!?!?!
i think i just made a duck.

in fact, i made a bunch of ducks!

funny how one view can distort your whole view of something.

i think we need to finish these as ducks may not be a sensible treat for a football party.
so now these look like helmets.

hey is that the aflac duck?
i think he would like these pops along with some quackers and cheese.

sigh.
so much for football talk.
what a quack.



20 comments:

  1. LOL Well, the important thing is that your son is going to think you scored a "touchdown" with these - he'll get a "kick" out of them, and like you said, he'll be glad you "tackled" them! You had me wondering "overtime" if they looked more like ducks than helmets, but I'm going with helmets! They could be made and sold at a school carnival for 75 cents - people who handed you a dollar would get a "quarterback" in change! - groan! okay! no more! That's all the "football words" I know!

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    1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      best comment EVER!!!! :>D

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  2. Using the pretzels on your helmets was pure genius. Pinned!

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

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    1. it is pure genius isn't it Beth? too bad it's not my idea! LOL but YOU my dear are THE FOOD GENIUS! :>D

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  3. Love J's comment :) OK ... here's my take on your pops ... they look like helmets, especially with the numbers and football field in the background. I'll be honest ... YOU planted the duck idea in my head ... my brain didn't go there, until you suggested it. As my cake decorating teacher used to say ... "we are our own worst critic" ! I think they are adorable for Super Bowl or a birthday party :)

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    1. HA! i think my hubby is actually my own worst critic-dang he's hard to impress! but i guess with all the craziness i make, he is just used to it. (i created a monster-lol) hopefully you don't think of ducks like i do now every time you see a helmet Brenda! lol thanks so much! :>D

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  4. Yeah, J's comment definitely 'scored'!!!! I saw ducks. Until you put the numbers on them. Love 'em! I'm not doing anything footballish this year, but those peanut butter oreo truffles sound SO good!!! Wish I had one right now. OK, coach, what's next??! Love ya, kiddo! Dona

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    1. that song "put me Coach, i'm ready to play, today..." is now ringing in my head Dona! lol the pb oreos were a surprise to me when i went shopping for just the plain ones. and yes, they are definitely YUMMO! i had no doubt you would come up with a football word too my thesaurus BBFF! :>D

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  5. those turned out super cute!! love them :) and I totally see them as ducks also!

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    1. oh i'm SO happy you came by Jen! and also that you love the duck helmets-lol :)

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  6. I feel a little more educated ever time I come to your blog! LOVE these helmets, the quackers and the entire post!

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    1. thank you Kim! but i think YOU are more the teacher and i am your student. you have a whole blog full of utter amazement to prove it! ;)

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  7. that's some dedication breaking up all those pretzels LOL

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    1. well the ducks needed their bills Melinda! LOL :)

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  8. I love how you used the pretzels on the helmets! Another clever and creative food creation! I love it! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

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    1. thanks T'onna! we have oreo peeps to thank about the pretzel idea! happy they worked out too as much of a pain they were to break them! lol :)

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  9. What a super cute idea! I would have never thought of this on my own, lol! I wanted to stop by and say "Thank You" for linking up to The Weekend re-Treat Link Party last weekend on The Best Blog Recipes and to Pin your post to our party boards while I was here tonight too!

    Hope to see you again this week!

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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    1. thank you Shauna! but i can't take credit for the idea-it's from the oreo website! i think if i were to make ducks on my own, i'd leave the numbers out. HAHA just kidding. i'll be back for more of your parties! :)

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  10. These are cute and creative!

    You ROCK for linking up this week to Tip Me Tuesday. {high fives} Just a heads up, Tip Junkie can help you index your blog more effectively if you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room! Simply login and click "add a project" on your profile page to get started. {yep I've got your back!} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}
    Link ~ http://www.tipjunkie.com/how-to-add-a-craft-room-project-on-tip-junkie

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    1. i wish i could take credit for the idea but am sure happy you like my ducks Laurie! errr i mean helmets! heehee i'll check out the linkin' up over at your blog. THANK YOU! :)

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thanks for sharing your thoughts today! i'd give you a donut if i could 😉!