Let's Merienda with Delicious Oreo Churros!

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Today I'm sharing a fun twist to an already fun recipe. Everybody loves Churros right? Well with the help of Nabisco Oreo's, I am mixing things up and making Oreo Churros! Yup, I said it. Oreo Churros, it's like the best of both worlds. Nabisco has come up with some fun and delicious Latino-inspired recipes that are perfect treats for the family during merienda. Keep reading to see my fun twist. 
With Hispanic Heritage Month upon us, September 15-October 15, I get to share some recipes that are perfect for la merienda. If you don't know what la merienda is, it can be translated as afternoon snack time. For me, la merienda is after school when we sit down to do homework, talk about our day and of course enjoy a snack. 
Here is what you will need to make these delicious Oreo Churros:

Ingredients
1 qt. (4 cups) oil
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
12 OREO Cookies, finely crushed, divided
1/4 cup sugar, divided
3 cups baking mix
1 cup hot tap water
Here are the super easy-to-follow instructions:

HEAT oil in large saucepan or deep fryer to 375°F.
COMBINE cinnamon, and 3 Tbsp. EACH cookie crumbs and sugar. Reserve for later use.
WHISK baking mix with remaining cookie crumbs and sugar in medium bowl until blended; stir in hot water. Spoon into piping bag fitted with 1/2-inch star tip. Use to pipe about 1/4 of the dough into 2-inch-long strips into hot oil, using sharp knife or kitchen shears to cut dough into pieces. Cook 2 to 3 min. or until golden brown, turning frequently. Remove from oil with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Repeat in 3 batches with remaining dough


TOSS churros with reserved cookie crumb mixture. 

You can find more easy-to-make recipes over on Nabisco's Pinterest board. All of the recipes feature family favorites like Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, RITZ Crackers and Honey Maid. 
And now for my twist to the recipe. I took a slice of rich and creamy cheesecake and added a crunchy warm Oreo Churro. To top it off, I drizzled some cajeta. In my eyes cajeta is good on almost everything, so before I made the Oreo churros, I knew I was going to drizzle cajeta.

So tell me, what yummy snack will you make for la merienda? 
Hop on over to the Nabisco Pinterest Board for even more ideas. 
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nabisco. The opinions and text are all mine.

Turn Up the Yum for Dia Del Niño with this Oreo Dulce de Leche Parfait

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nabisco and Latina Bloggers Connect, however all opinions and photos are my own. 

Do you remember when you were a kid and the minute you got home from school you would drop your backpack on the floor and head straight for the cookie jar? I remembering sticking my hand in and just hoping that there was at least one Oreo left. For as long as I remember Oreo's have been a part of la merienda and in my home, they still are. Seeing my daughters smile as I place an Oreo in front of them as they sit down to do homework, makes me smile too. Oreo's are good by themselves or with a glass of milk, but they really shine in desserts. In this Oreo Dulce de Leche parfait, they're super easy to make and SO DELICIOUS! 

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The thing I love about parfaits is that you can make a large version in a trifle for a party or a small cup parfait. I decided to make small versions this time since I knew my kiddos were going to be enjoying them. But I can't wait to make this as a trifle! Also check out how few ingredients are needed to make this super quick and delicious dessert. 

Ingredients

  • Oreo's (about 12, divided)
  • 1/3 cup Mexican Caramel spread (Dulce de Leche)
  • 2 cups thawed frozen whipped topping
  • 1 cup chopped cooked frozen ripe plantains (maduros)
  • Parfait cups

There really is not much prep needed for making these parfaits. The only ingredient that requires a little bit of work, is the frozen plantains or maduros. These need to be fried in a little bit of oil for a few minutes on each side. I've never bought these before to cook myself and I was really surprised at how tasty they are coming from the frozen section. They crisp up perfectly and add a nice flavor and texture to the parfait. 

Instructions

  1. Mix the caramel or Dulce de Leche and 1/2 cup whipped topping in medium bowl. Stir in 1 cup of the remaining whipped topping.
  2. Chop cookies and maduros into quarters. Set aside a few quartered cookies to top off and garnish. 
  3. Next, layer the parfait glasses with a heaping spoon of the whipped topping/dulce de leche mix. Then add a layer of chopped cookies and maduros; repeat layers.
  4. Last, top with remaining whipped topping and finally garnish with quartered cookies.

That's it! These are a perfect dessert or treat for everyday merienda or to celebrate Dia Del Niño. Do you celebrate Día Del Niño in your home? If you are wondering, El Día Del Niño or Children's Day is celebrated as a tribute to children in Mexico on April 30. Whenever you make these, I guarantee your family will feel loved. Isn't that the best part of cooking for your family? The feeling you get when you see happiness on your loved ones faces. 

So, now I'm wondering, What's your favorite way to eat an Oreo? Let me know in the comment section below. Oh and don't forget to get your coupon here! 

Check out this Pinterest board for more easy-to-make recipes that feature your favorite Nabisco favorites: Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Ritz and Honey Maid!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nabisco. The opinions and text are all mine.