Today, Boy and I were in a race. Yes, that’s right. A race. Now, it wasn’t a marathon. It wasn’t a triathlon. It was a Muddy Buddy. It was just over 6 miles of running and biking with a variety of intense obstacles in between. And by intense, I mean…they involved climbing over walls, climbing up some bouncy house-like things, climbing up a rope ladder and then sliding down a big slide…it was awesome. The last obstacle before the finish line was a massive mud pit which all the racers have to crawl through. We got very muddy.
We started out clean in some sweet tie dye (thank you, Goodwill), along with my brother and his lovely Sodium Girl wife who were Muddy Bunnies.
But…we ended up…very, very muddy.
So in honor of the mud, we had to get dirty with our Toas-Tites. For those of you who have never know the childhood joy of “dirt“, don’t worry. It’s traditionally a mixture of pudding, Oreos, and gummy worms. Pudding was going to be a bit wet for the inside of a Toas-Tite so we decided to go with layers of hot fudge sauce and caramel sauce instead. We figured the two sauces would potentially give us some nice layers of “mud” inside and meld well with the Oreo “dirt”. Without further ado, let’s muddy it up.
- 1 or 2 Oreo cookies, filling removed and crushed
- 2 Oreo cookies, crushed
- 2 tsp hot fudge sauce
- 2 tsp caramel sauce
- 2 slices of bread
- Non-stick spray
- Gummy worms for decoration (optional)
- Start by prepping your Oreo cookies. Take two and crush them whole (be advised if you do this with your fingers, you will get a little bit dirty since the cream makes the Oreo crumbs stick) and set them aside. These will be part of your filling.
- Now take another one or two Oreos and twist them apart. Scrape off the cream filling (either with a knife or your teeth….delicious). Once the filling is off, crush up the cookies and set those aside separately from your other crushed cookies. This part will be the “dirt” on the outside of your Toas-Tite sandwich.
- Spray the inside of your Toas-Tite grill with non-stick spray.
- Sprinkle your crushed up cookie (the bit without the cream) into the clam shells of the Toas-Tite.
- Now place your bread on top of the cookie in the Toas-Tite. The Oreo crumbs will stick into the outside of the bread.
- On top of one slice of bread, place half of your Oreo cookies (with the cream).
- On top of the cookies, add about 2 teaspoons of hot fudge sauce. We like the Smucker’s Toppings Hot Fudge.
- Layer on the other half of the Oreos.
- Last but not least, drizzle on a teaspoon of caramel sauce (Smucker’s Toppings Hot Caramel is good too).
- Carefully close your Toas-Tite and trim the excess bread.
- Toast over medium heat for four to five minutes on each side, alternating every minute or two, or until you get your desired level of toastiness.
- Remove from the grill, let cool, and prepare to get dirty. (Seriously though, we recommend eating over the sink or a plate as bit of “dirt” may fall off.) Cut it in half, grab your buddy and a tall glass of milk, and dig in. And if you’re in the mood, garnish with a few gummy worms.
Notes from the Kitchen
This is a great one because besides the crushed chocolate cookie, you can improvise with whatever your favorite “dirt” or “mud-like” substance is your favorite. We chose hot fudge and caramel sauce but next time, we’ll be giving it a try with dark chocolate sauce instead.
Some “dirt” purists may say there needs to be at least one gummy worm inside the Toas-Tite. But when it comes right down to it, how many kids when eating dirt really truly take a bite of Oreo, pudding, and gummy worm all at once? I personally think the gummy worms should be eaten separately.
And last but not least…the Oreo crunched up on top of the bread. It works really well, just make sure to spray your Toas-Tite liberally with non-stick spray. Not only will that prevent the Toas-Tite from sticking, it will help keep some of the crumbs stuck to the bread.
Now what are you waiting for? Go get dirty.