Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Top 5 | New & Upcoming Pushchairs 2015

Today I thought I would bring you a post about some of my favourite new and upcoming pushchairs ! Whether you're a first time parent looking for the perfect travel system, or you are looking for something new for your growing bundle, I can guarantee you'll fall in love with at least one of these beauties! It's a bit of a long post, but better to do too much research than not enough  I say!

Pushchairs come in all different shapes and sizes, weights, colours and prices. There are literally thousands and thousands out there for you to choose from, so what is it that you REALLY need? Only you can answer that question, we all have different needs, some need something that can be folded up quickly, some need something light, whilst others prefer something with that extra wow factor or even a sports stroller for taking the little one out whilst you keep fit! 

I've carried out some thorough research to bring you what I think are the top 5 new and upcoming pushchairs of 2015, something to suit all needs and wants but keeping safety and comfort at the top of the priority list! 

1. Black Rose Gold Urbo2
My favourite brand Mamas & Papas have created this fabulous NEW Rose Gold edition of their award-winning Urbo2. The head-turning stroller, launching on 10th August, is the ultimate way to ride one of the biggest trends in fashion! When I first caught sight of this, I couldn't quite believe how gorgeous it was, with the unique and stunning rose gold frame and black fabric, it definitely stands out from the rest!

The Urbo2 has built-in front and rear suspension, with a light, compact frame, the new Signature Edition of Mamas & Papas award-winning stroller combines smoothness and agility with the height of fashion. Inspired by the metal of the moment, Mamas & Papas have given the pushchair a dramatic look by contrasting a rose gold frame, chassis and wheels with black fabric finished with rose gold detailing. 

Stylish but still functional, it also folds down to fit into the skinniest of hallways and the boot of the smallest cars, yet it can still take bumps, buses and busy cafés in its stride! Finding a light weight, sturdy and attractive pushchair is actually pretty hard to come across, but once again Mamas & Papas have combined everything together and brought out quite honestly, one of the prettiest pushchairs I have ever seen!

Look out for more details online and in store soon!

2. Armadillo Flip XT
I can vouch for this personally because it is our current go to pushchair! Abbie looks so much more comfortable than some others we have tried, she has lots of leg room, and still has room to grow too! The size of the shopping basket is huge, seriously the biggest i've had in terms of pushchairs, it doesn't sag when it's full and definitely is a big lifesaver when i've accidentally bought a bit too much from the shops ;). But our favourite part of all, is how easy it is to fold, with just one hand it can be transformed into the most compact pushchair, again, that we have ever used!

With Chunky wheels with tread-for extra grip and comfort on the go, it works perfectly on different terrains and can be used from birth up to 4 years! One of the things I looked for in a pushchair was the opportunity to have it rear and forward facing which is what you have here, a super cushioned seat for ultimate comfort and wipe clean fabric too! 
As well as;

Wheel lock-swivel wheels, which can be locked and released for better manoeuvring
Removable wheels-for squeezing into the tightest of spaces
Easy rider- front and rear wheel suspension for a smooth and comfy ride.
Auto lock-chassis stays secure when folded.
Travel friendly-easy carry handle for when you have your arms full.
Peek-a-boo window-for quick check-ups through the hood.
Flip flop friendly brake- for easy stop and go

And if you have a toddler, it's super easy for them to get themselves in and out of as well, Abbie climbs up in no time! Click here for more info!

3. Thule Urban Glide
A gorgeous all round sports stroller from one of my favourite brands Thule, the sports brand of all sports brand, keeping active families in mind with incredible products, such as bike carriers, child carrier, bike seats and luggage to name a few! Whatever adventure your family will go on next, Thule have you covered to make your experience safe easy and stylish! 

I just know this product isn't going to let me down! With a sleek and lightweight design, and slightly smaller wheels than the original Glide, it is perfect for urban mobility or jogging on your favourite path! 

The Urban Glide also offers one-handed compact folding for storing and transporting, a swivel front wheel for easy manoeuvrability which locks into place for jogging, ergonomic handlebar with a range of heights for parent's comfort, as well as rear suspension for a smooth and comfortable ride, a comfy padded seat with vented top, multi-position canopy for added protection and a large storage compartment with zippered water resistant cover too!

For more information visit the Thule website!

4. Joolz Geo Studio Duo / Tailor
One of our very first pushchairs was the gorgeous Joolz Day, a stunning and elegant pushchair with some really incredible features! I was so excited to hear they were releasing a duo pushchair and even more excited to see what it looked like! 

With double stitching, black wheels and beautiful fabrics, the Studio collection is on par, if not even more gorgeous than the an the other pushchairs in the brand! The comfortable and practical cot has a hypoallergenic breathable mattress which is also suitable for sleeping at night. The sun hood features an Air Top: a clever, hidden ventilation opening made from a breathable mesh fabric that can be opened to allow the extra flow of fresh air too, perfect for the warmer months! 

The seat and cot are perfectly positioned to relieve your back when lifting your baby in or out of the Joolz Day, and with the four-wheel-suspension, it is always an easy and comfy ride so your little ones can sit and sleep comfortably too!

  The stunning collection is available Autumn 2015. You can pre-order the colours Gris & Graphite online now (pay later)!

And now with the amazing service of Joolz Tailor, you have the opportunity to add those little personal touches to create the EXACT pushchair you are looking for. Be it Natural vibes, striking contrast or playful colours. It’s up to you! This unique customisation program offers up to 120 different colour combinations for parts of the pushchair, The Tailor comes as a complete package with a matching nursery bag and
footmuff too. These accessories are also customized with your selected colour!

For more information click here

5. CYBEX Priam
Probably the first pushchair that catches your eye above, the gorgeous colouring and super soft fabric make this one of the comfiest and brightest pushchair out there. If you're needing this from the very beginning, you can purchase the 3in1 system, use it as a pushchair with matching carry cot, with one of the award winning CYBEX car seats and later as a luxurious buggy!

You can even choose what tyres you want, yes, really, so if you're planning more rural off road trips, adding the trekking wheels will be perfect, whereas if you're more of a city stroller (see what I did there?), the light wheels will be the best suited for you!

Cybex has put everything it knows about style, safety and functionality (which is a huge amount) into its first luxury travel system hoping to make it an instant hit. And it wouldn’t be high-end without the ability to be used in two-wheel mode, like the Bugaboo Cameleon and Buffalo. 

But what makes the Priam different is that the front wheels can be replaced with skis, so you and your little one can “free-ride” through the snow - on one of your, no doubt, numerous ski-ing trips.

For more information, click here for all the details!

Keep out for another top 5 coming in a few weeks, with pushchairs all under £300!

What pushchair are you currently using?


Monday, 6 July 2015

Review | JORD Ely Black Watch

Good morning!
Today I have a little review for you all, it's something a little different and not toddler related, but is something I have seriously fallen in love with. Last month we were contacted by JORD and asked to choose a product of theirs to review, so as Fathers Day was coming up, I decided to let Ben choose which one he preferred and gave it to him from Abbie as a gift! 

JORD watches are nothing like you've seen before, the one thing you'll notice straight away is they are made from wood! The finest quality, the most beautiful finish and style which is guided by a dee appreciation for natural elements and moder design. I couldn't believe just how different each watch could be, it was so so hard to choose which one to go for, Ben was going back and forth on three in particular and spent a good hour and a half browsing everything!

After finally deciding on one from the Ely in Black, the order went through and we received it within the week, considering it is sent from America, I was super duper impressed!

There are so many stunning watches to choose from, all with their own unique names and colourings, there are watches for both women and men, as well as unisex too! 

You all know how much of a sucker I am for packaging, and this definitely didn't disappoint! Arriving in a gorgeous wooden box, with an easy slide off lid, inside you are then presented with your chosen watch, carefully wrapped around a soft cushion and a little booklet with instructions on how to get your watch going!

"Jord was derived from our desire for a timepiece that modelled our modern lifestyle. Sustainable, efficient, simple, and influenced by experiential living. Jord owners don't just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go. We believe our watches tell more than time.

The intricacy and multiplicity of the woods we utilize in our designs insure that each watch is as distinctive as the owner.

Jord is a collective of artists, designers, and seasoned watchsmiths. Every watch series is planned with the expectation of delivering visible craftsmanship and unyielding utility. We choose our materials and movements with forethought. Consideration of best use and added benefit are central to our decision making process. Our methods ensure that our watches are not just worn, they're used."

When ordering online, you can download and print off the measuring tool to ensure the watch fits perfectly! I was a little apprehensive about it being accurate but i needn't be, it was the perfect fit and sat perfectly without sliding down!

Ben has had so many compliments on it since wearing it, I think people are intrigued about a wooden watch and have to give it a second look, some have heard of the brand already but weren't always convinced of the quality, however seeing one in person has definitely altered their perception and a few have even ordered one for themselves too! Ben thinks its partly down to his modelling skills but i'm not too sure.... 

Ely is the complement to our Fieldcrest series, produced using a slightly smaller dial and band, with the addition of a date display. The simplicity of this design accentuates the intricacy of the wood grain. The Ely is understated and effortless.

Deployment Buckle with Push Button
Scratch Resistant Mineral
Citizen Miyota Quartz Movement (2015 w/Date Display)
Case Width: 37mm
Case Thickness: 11mm
Lug Ends: 45mm
Band Length: 200mm
Band Thickness: 21mm

Each JORD watch is designed to be splash proof but is not intended for complete submergence in water. Also note that due to the nature of the wood chosen for each unique timepiece, colors and grain pattern may vary from photos.

These watches really do need to be admired in person to see just how gorgeous they are, if you are interested in purchasing your own or just want to see what else is on offer, visit the JORD website here and get browsing!


Sunday, 28 June 2015

Ordinary Moments | Our Busy Week

Hello all!
We've had a super busy week this week, now it's warmer out, we can do so much more and it's much easier to keep Abbie occupied! She's not a big fan of heat like me, and really dislikes having sun lotion put on, I now have scars to prove it..

Abbie woke up in a super grumpy mood, so after having a super long nap I decided to take her to her Grandpa's house for a run around to keep her busy! The sun was out, Abbie had a little kick about with Grandpa and explored the gardens too, before we headed home and snuggled up watching some tv as she wasn't feeling herself at all!

Monday was a bit more of a mellow day, Abbie had an upset tummy so we stayed at home and just played in the paddling pool for the afternoon!

Probably our busiest day, Ben was off work so we always try and spend the day out together, so off we went to the park at 9am, Abbie had full reign of the playground much to her delight! Although she'd much rather spend 45 minutes sat on the swings, unless of course another child turns up and plays in the sand, then she'd rather do that, obviously. Abbie wore her gorgeous new dungarees from F&F, I totally wish they did it in adult sizes, not that I could pull it off, but still.

In the afternoon, Abbie's other Grandpa came over (she has 3 you know, lucky girl!), so we enjoyed a lovely afternoon of coffees, hot chocolates and cakes before heading off to the park  for another run around and play, then headed back home for a big Chinese dinner, to finish! So good! 

This was probably the fastest has ever fallen asleep too, within 10 minutes actually usually it's at least 45 minutes, parenting win!

Abbie woke up in a blissful mood, so we headed off to soft play with Granny, we had the whole place to ourselves for a good 20 minutes which is practically Disneyland for Abbie! This was the first time she actually had enough confidence to play on everything, she even threw herself around on the bouncy castle, dove head first into the ball pool and danced around in front of the mirror! I didn't take any photos as the lighting is terrible in there but there's some footage in the vlog at the end of the post!

A family friend popped round in the afternoon, who hasn't seen Abbie in a long while, and obviously Abbie decided to be a super grump again so that was quite fun...but hey, toddlers will be toddlers! But it was a lovely little catch up anyway and Abbie did calm down once she had the Peppa Pig game on my phone, phew!

In the morning we played out in the garden most of the morning, paddling pool and bubbles galore! Abbie had a panic attack when I turned on the electric pump for the pool, I don't think i've ever seen someone jump that high in my life! So I had to leave it to blow itself up whilst consoling her, poor monkey! Still, she was happy once it was all ready for splashing and getting Mummy soaked!

For the afternoon we headed out to take some photos of Abbie in her new dress from Mamas & Papas, you can see our review here. She looked so girly and pretty and wandered off into the wild flowers by herself quite happily, so I got the photos I needed pretty quickly, then we might've had to bribe her to sit down, that's where surprise eggs come in very useful!

This was probably the hottest morning we've had in about 3 years! Ben was off work till the afternoon so we decided to pop to a lovely little park not too far from us, give Abbie another run around but also to get some more photos of her in her gorgeous new dress! The lighting was so lovely and once again we had the entire park to ourselves, yay! 

This was probablyt the first time Abbie hasn't spent the whole time on the swings, she wandered off and tried the climbing frame, the tunnel and even the zip wire, it's so amazing watching her little imagination at the moment, she walks around acting out scenarios, singing and dancing and sometimes reciting Peppa Pig episodes, it's pretty adorable, she gets properly into them! One in particular was 'The Playground', where Peppa gets stuck in the tyre swing, so of course Abbie jumped at the chance of getting stuck in one too...damn you Peppa!

After a super early wake up time of 6.20am, (usually 8am), Abbie was surprisingly happy and cheerful for the morning, it makes things so much easier let me tell you! Me on the other hand, i'm not great with routine change or lack of sleep, so to say I was grumpy may be a little understatement..

The morning was spent reading books, playing puzzles and watching Abbie give us her own little performance of Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes! It was beautiful I must say! She then fell asleep for her nap super early and had an hour and a half of sleep before we had some yummy lunch and headed off to Nanny & Grandpas house! 

Again, considering she was up so early, this was the most well behaved she has ever been in any given day! We sat inside for a bit and Abbie did her usual routine of staring at the fish and smiling at everyone, before heading into the garden for the rest of the afternoon! With trampoline bouncing, throwing a 'bouncy ball' for the dog, getting us all to stand in a line to watch her performances and sitting down having a wagon wheel break, I definitely think she had a pretty awesome afternoon! Not a tantrum was in sight, until the very end when she tried repeatedly to climb over the garden storage box and into the greenhouse..but that was the first tantrum of the day so we did bloody well!

I'm pretty annoyed I didn't take my camera for photos, but stupid me left it switched on so the battery was completely dead! Arggh. Still, I took a few little videos though which you can see on the video below! 

All in all, despite the grumpiness from Abbie's upset tummy and an early wake up, we had a really lovely week together, keeping busy and enjoying the sunshine!



Friday, 26 June 2015

Review | Mamas & Papas Thorpe Mesh Dress

One of my favourite ever brands Mamas & Papas, have teamed up with Liberty London to bring out a stunning collection of children’s fashion, interiors and strollers with matching accessories in six different Liberty prints! The exclusive range from two great British brands combines the forward thinking trend-led style of Mamas & Papas with the British heritage of Liberty. 

The range offers luxury features, such as printed chest pads and leather handles for the strollers, as well as delicate detailing and distinctive printed lining through the rest of the range. Furthermore, everything in the range - from the strollers to the cushion, toys and even a vintage style rocking horse - proudly bears a Liberty logo. With gorgeous floral prints included and the finest quality materials, this range definitely has that edgy feel whilst keeping it modern and fresh!

Abbie was very kindly sent this beautiful Thorpe Mesh Dress from the collection and I can't quite get over just how stunning it is, with a pretty floral top and ballerina-esque skirt, it is the perfect dress for a birthday party or a lovely summer stroll! I paired the dress with some converse style shoes just to keep it a bit more casual, but some cute sandals or some tights and boots would work well for the cooler months too!

In terms of sizing, this is absolutely perfect, we ordered it in 2-3 years and it fits Abbie beautifully but still with a little room to grow before her 3rd Birthday! She can move around freely and be a normal toddler, be it climbing, running and even spinning around! (Abbie's personal favourite). 

I shall leave you with a few photos of the dress below, as well as a sneaky peek at some of the other items that will be available!

The entire collection will exclusively be available from the 7th September 2015!
A few of my favourite items are below, including our new favourite pushchair, the Armadillo Flip XT in the gorgeous new print too!

Thorpe Mesh Dress, from £45
Thorpe Mesh Skirt, from £25
Liberty Doll, £30
Emilia's Flower Cardigan, from £32
Liberty Cushions, £30
Liberty Rocking Horse, £130
Armadillo Flip XT Liberty Caesar, £559

Stockist details:, 0845 606 7772


Thursday, 18 June 2015

Butlins Review | What To Do?

Not long ago we came back from our Butlins Ambassador trip to Minehead, I wrote about the Accommodation here and today I will be sharing everything to do with activities! 
When it comes to going away with kids, you want there to be lots of things there to keep them busy and occupied, be it in the morning, afternoon or evening. Keeping them entertained can be a bit worry but no matter their age, Butlins have something for everyone! 
The older your little ones are, the more there is for them but nobody is left out!

With an outdoor Traditional Fairground for older children and a specially designed Tots Fairground for your little ones, we’ve made sure there’s something for everyone. From Traditional Carousels, to Helter Skelters and zippy Go-Karts there's plenty of fun to be had, and because it’s all included in the price, you can go on all the rides as many times as you like. Traditional Fairground

The traditional fairground set in beautiful landscaping in Minehead is a wonderful place where guests can enjoy rides and attractions including a helter skelter and chair-o-plane, and the best bit is that's it's all included in the price too! Although Abbie wasn't interested in going on anything, she loved watching everyone fly around the rides and giggled the whole time!

Skyline Pavilion
The Skyline Pavilion is at the heart of the Minehead resort, there’s always something going on from arts and crafts to character shows, you can grab a coffee, relax and or have a go on the arcades for the afternoon!

Just like Bognor Regis, there is an entertainment stage, where you can catch a show with Fireman Sam and our other characters or even take a dance class with Angelina Ballerina, Abbie isn't one to sit and for longer than about 30 seconds so this wasn't really for us, however we did watch a little bit whilst she was in her pushchair and all the kids really loved it, the girls on stage were fab and there were even others in the crowd with the kids encouraging them to get involved too which was awesome!

I was a bit disappointed with the soft play area here, the area for toddlers and babies was so small, it really wasn't worth being there, it literally had a bendy mirror, one platform, a rope bridge and the smallest slide, and that was it, not great at all for babies as they could only sit on the mats and look in the mirror, and for Abbie's age, it really wasn't enough to keep her occupied for very long!

For the older kids (90cm+), they had about 10 times more space and so many different things to play with too, although Abbie was "just" on the line and would be allowed in, adults weren't allowed to supervise at the top with them, only the staff, as Abbie wanted us to go with her, being a new place and all, plus she isn't confident with slides, it would've resulted in lots of tantrums, crying and her being scared, and us not being able to get her out. So we had to keep her in the smaller kids area. 

I really think the little ones should have more space, perhaps a bigger slide, some more platforms and even a little ball pool! 

Inside the Pavillion there are lots of ride on toys for the kids, including a pirate boat, submarine and teacups, Abbie absolutely loved them all and had great fun steering and having them move!

As well as those, there were the usual arcade games, slam dunk, 2p machines and grabby machines (which Ben won a little football on on his second go!), we all had lots of fun on these, took me straight back to my childhood back in Southend too so it was nice for Abbie to experience it all too!

Outside of the Pavillion was the best part for us, and because it was beautiful sunshine, it's also where we spent most of our time! Abbie walked everywhere and loved how much she could do, her favourite in particular was the adorable play area next to the The Sun & Moon Pub, with swings, slides, playhouses, wobbly bridges, climbing frames and rocking toys, she had so much to choose from!

As well as all that, there are a variety of gift shops, bars and cafes too, we stopped by the Soho Coffee spot a few times and service was always fab! 

The one thing we really wanted to do was go swimming this time round as we didn't do it on our first trip, unfortunately Abbie had a pretty nasty cold so we had to change our plans (and Ben forgot his swim shorts, silly!), but i've only ever heard great things about Splash Waterworld, and when we return next year, we will definitely be having a go there as well as the outdoor pool too! 

Dive into the ultimate family water park! Zoom through fast flumes, paddle in shallow areas, race around the rapids or simply laze around on loungers. With perfectly heated pools there's no need to worry what the weather's doing outside.

We headed off to explore the resort one day and came across some astro turf areas as part of the Leisure Dome, some basketball spaces and the others football! Since Ben had won a little football earlier in the day we had a fun little kick around and burnt off some steam before dinner! This was one of Abbie's favourite things and literally didn't stop giggling the whole time! 

Next year we plan on doing everything, Abbie will be a whole year older so will be happier to actually stand still and concentrate on something like the crazy golf, we can't wait! Below is a little list of other things you can do during your stay, these do cost a little extra but nothing unreasonable at all!

Football Coaching
Can you bend it like Beckham? Why not join in on one of our football coaching sessions. They're carefully created by our FA-qualified coaches and tailored for specific age groups. You will find football sessions for little ones right up to teens.

Adventure Golf
Find our Adventure Golf courses at all three of our resorts. Play with the whole family and see who is the best putter and who can get the highest score.

Join our expert instructors and learn how to shoot a bow and arrow in our archery lessons. Before you know it you will be shooting bulls-eyes better than Robin Hood.

Beach Sports
Here at Butlins we have created our very own inland beach court. Ideal for a whole host of beach sports. Why not join a game of Beach Cricket or have a go at Beach Volleyball?

Get Busy! Fun Fencing
Enjoy our fun fencing sessions which are designed for 5- 7 year olds. Our fully trained coaches will help your little one to learn the art of Fencing. Don’t worry, we use foam foils, so it’s completely safe!

Ten-pin Bowling
Rain never stops play at Butlins. That's why you will find a bowling alley at each of our three resorts. So why not challenge your family to a game?

Overall the entertainment and activities were five star, something for everyone, all ages and all hobbies as well as lots for the parents to do as well, so if you have any stresses or worries about your holiday, cross off the one about finding things for the kids to do, I can promise you there is plenty for everyone!


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Why We Co-Sleep!

We didn't plan to co-sleep with Abbie, it just kinda happened..she was quite a clever baby, especially when it came to bedtime, we got her into a good routine at about 8 weeks, but the one thing she struggled to do was fall asleep by herself, so we would take it in turns to rocking her/singing to her among many things, she would fall asleep rather quickly but as soon as she was placed in her cot... wide awake, we would leave her to hopefully put herself back to sleep (we never ever let her cry) but she would just lay there smiling and cooing...

So we ended up bringing her into our bed and she would sleep solidly for a few hours at a time, that's all we needed, we were literally trying to survive on about an hours sleep a night and it just wasn't good for anyone! Of course people made comments and judged our decision but in my opinion, unless you're going through the motions of those first few weeks, nobody has the right to judge! So you do what you need to do and focus on your happiness, and try and save some sanity if you can..

When she was about 3 months old she started becoming a bit clingy at night time, I wasnt allowed to leave her by herself (and I was always anxious about her rolling out anyway), so I'd have to stay upstairs with her, she wanted her legs against mine and a boob in her mouth for the whole was becoming exhausting, I didn't mind staying with her as long as she would sleep next to me rather than ON me! So we looked online and decided to get a cot to attach to our bed, the price range really varies but we managed to get ourselves a good deal, I think it was bout £60! She wasn't too keen at first and we didn't force her at all, it was there if she wanted to scoot over but we just wanted to get her used to it at first..Safe to say, she didn't take to it very well, so although it is still up, we don't make her sleep in it!

Almost 3 years later and yes she still sleeps with us, it still works perfectly and she's so happy being close to us! I honestly think our bond is stronger having been together at bedtime for this long! Having said that, now she's finally sleeping through the night (most of the time), i've been thinking about possibly setting up her own big girl bed, in our room still, but so she is used to sleeping alone in her own bed, then explain that she can have her own bedroom too, where all her toys and books are! I've been looking at children's beds from RoomtoGrow (one of my favourite websites) and have fallen in love with a few there, 

Watching Abbie fall asleep is so amazing, feeling her little body relax and knowing she's content and happy because I am there with her, and seeing her little face first thing in the morning, with the biggest smile on her face, then laying back down to have snuggles for half an hour, it's my favourite part of the day! :)

If you are thinking about co-sleeping, have a read online or speak to your HV or GP, just for safety reasons and to give you peace of mind too! It's not for everyone, but for us it was the best decision, for some reason it's frowned upon to share a bed with your child, they are pushed to grow up so quickly nowadays but being close to your parents at night is actually something that should be encouraged, this article is spot on with the benefits, as long as it is carried out safely, it might just be the best thing you've ever done!


Thursday, 11 June 2015

Recipe | 3 Ingredient Oreo Truffles!

Hello all!
I am back with another super easy recipe for you today, I actually made these before holiday but didn't get the time to write up the post to share, so here it is for you!

You probablly all know my love for Oreo's, I would have them every single day if I could! I was scouring online for a easy recipe that didn't involve too many ingredients, and was pretty easy to do, and actually had forgotten i'd bookmarked this one a while back!

So if you like Oreo's, white chocolate and cheesecake, welcome to heaven!

*Makes around 20-30 truffles*

3 x Packets of Oreos (40 approx)
225g Cream Cheese
400g White choc 

1. Pop your oreos in a ziplock bag and beat them into crumbs with a rolling pin
A food processor would be much much easier but not essential

*pop some crumbs in a separate bowl for decorating later*

2. Add your cream cheese and fold everything together

*messy bit*
3. Roll the mixture in your hands into balls, its up to you what size you want, you could even make one giant Oreo truffle, mmmm! Make them as smooth as you can and place on a prepared baking tray

4. Pop in the freezer for 30 minutes

5. 2 minutes before you take them our the freezer, melt your white chocolate in a microwavable bowl, check every 30 seconds and stir, it should take about 2 minutes

6. Remove your truffles from the freezer & drop each one separately into the melted chocolate, remove with a fork and gently shake off any excess chocolate. Work as quickly as you can here to avoid the bowl of chocolate setting.

*if your bowl of chocolate does start to set, just pop in the microwave for about 15 seconds*

7. After each truffle is dipped in chocolate, instantly top with the leftover oreo crumbs from earlier, repeat this until all your truffles are dipped and decorated!

*don't make the mistake I did and dip all the truffles in chocolate first then add the sprinkles, because they will set and the sprinkles won't stick!*

These were one of the yummiest things i've ever eaten, they were indulgent, cakey, chocolatey and look so much harder to make than they actually are! Perfect to get the little ones involved with too, let them bash up the oreos, dip in the chocolate and decorate! You don't have to use white chocolate, milk and dark works just as well, and the possibilities are endless with toppings, we used some chocolate digestives on some too, or you could add colourful sprinkles, coconut or even a drizzle of caramel! Mmm!

I will be making these for my birthday next month as well as Abbie's! I can't bloody wait! :)


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