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Oreo Nutella Brownie Cupcakes. So good, they should be Illegal.

Oreo Nutella Brownie Cupcakes. So good, they should be Illegal.

A friend of mine said these cupcakes should be Illegal.  I made them last minute to take to a belated birthday dinner for a small group of people.  I put them on a blue plate since blue and brown are one of my favorite color combos, it reminds me of the Buster Brown shoe logo, kinda old fashioned.  My first bite in I waited for an over abundance of sugar, but was quickly excited that the brownie was just the right amount of sweet and the oreo balanced it out to perfection.

I realized these cupcakes were dangerous and luscious and I secretly hoped that everyone wouldn’t eat them up so I could have them all.  They did though….


Ingredients for Oreo Nutella Brownie Cupcakes:

  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 1 – cup sugar
  • 3 – eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 – 13 ounce jar of Nutella
  • 1 – cup flour
  • 16 – oreo cookies


Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
In a mixer add butter and sugar and mix till creamy for about 5 minutes.

Add in eggs and vanilla, and mix till frothy.  About 4 minutes.

Add in Nutella and mix until smooth.


Add in flour and mix till smooth.  Now to start filling the cups.  Add one tablespoon of brownie mixture to the bottom of each cupcake liner.

Top with an Oreo cookie.

Top oreo cookie with another tablespoon of brownie mixture.  Push batter to the edge of cup so it could encase oreo cookie completely.

Place in the oven for 20 minutes.  Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

Makes 16 cupcakes.

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad

Easter just wouldn’t be complete without the presence of an ambrosia salad.  I love this colorful, sweet and creamy salad. Some people make it with fruit cocktail, but my family prepares this little gem of a salad with mostly fresh fruit.  Take sweet fruit and add nuts, marshmallows and cream to the bowl for a super yummy bunny treat. Even the Easter Rabbit will not be able to refuse.  Adults and children alike scramble for the last bite. If ambrosia salad is not an Easter staple for you and yours,  you’re surely missing out.

All photos taken by: Nicole Presley

Ingredients for ambrosia salad:

3/4 – cup pineapple chunks (sliced in half)

1 – cup maraschino cherries (cut in half)

1 – cup green seedless grapes (cut in half)

1 – cup seedless tangerines (peeled, and chopped into cubes)

1 – basket strawberries (sliced)

1 1/2 – cups shredded sweetened coconut

1 – cup pear (cored and sliced)

1 – cup fuji apple (cored and sliced)

2 – bananas (sliced)

3/4 – cup almonds (chopped)

3/4 – cup pecans (chopped)

1 – cup sugar

1/2 – teaspoon  vanilla extract

2 – cups sour cream

1 – cup mini marshmallows

In a big bowl combine all chopped fruit. Then add chopped nuts and mix to combine. Set to the side.


In a bowl add sugar, vanilla and sour cream and mix well. Then pour the sweet cream mixture over the fruit. Mix well.

Then add marshmallows to fruit and cream mixture. Mix well and serve!