I ran out of sprinkles.
I could barely make this funfetti dessert which obviously would have been a huge shame because sprinkles and funfetti are life. I didn't even have enough to douse the top with frosting which bummed me out SO much because everything looks better covered in colorful sprinkles. So yesterday, when I got home from work, the first thing I did was go shopping for sprinkles. They are a necessity in my house.
Thankfully, I had enough sprinkles for the truffle layer because, you guys. I can't even handle how much I LOVED this truffle layer. In fact, I think truffle layers are my favorite dessert thing of all time now. To make your own truffle layer, simply smash together a package of cookies and a package of softened cream cheese in a stand mixture until it's smooth. I did golden Oreos for these bars, but I've done shortbread cookies previously [see these twix brownies].
In addition to the truffle layer, there's a layer of funfetti shortbread on the bottom. It's simple and slightly crisp and provides the perfect sturdy base for the truffle. On top of the truffle is a layer of whipped frosting. I used canned frosting [probably for the first time in my life]; you can use whatever flavor you'd like, but I would recommend a white/vanilla flavor. The kind I got was "whipped white frosting." It's flavor is like buttercream frosting, but its texture is light and airy like whipped cream and it's ridiculously delish.
I could probably write a book about the frosting. But instead, I'm just gonna put it on my truffle bars and eat whatever is leftover straight from the can with a spoon. I suggest you do the same.
Funfetti Truffle Bars
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup colorful sprinkles
1 package (15.25 oz) Golden Oreos
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tub of white/vanilla frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8" pan; set aside.
In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugar, butter and 1/4 cup sprinkles to form a dough. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.
In a stand mixer, add Oreos (save 4 or 5 for the top) and cream cheese and blend together until mostly smooth. Mix in 2 tablespoons sprinkles. Allow the shortbread to cool for 5 minutes, then spread the truffle mixture on top evenly. Chill for 15 minutes.
Spread the frosting on top of the truffle layer, then decorate with remaining sprinkles and chopped Oreos, if desired. Refrigerate the bars for two hours, then cut and store in an airtight container until serving. YIELD: 16 small bars
(adapted from: tastes of lizzy t)
I'm pretty sure the day I made these was the first day I ever consumed a golden Oreo.