A Squared: College Basketball Season: Taste the Madness with Coke Zero & OREO

Monday, March 21, 2016

College Basketball Season: Taste the Madness with Coke Zero & OREO

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GreatTasteTourney #CollectiveBias


I don't get excited about many sporting events. However, after watching my school's basketball team win the national championship in my freshmen year of college The Big Tournament has always held a special place in my heart. I love making brackets for the office pool (and inevitably watching them fall apart), the upsets (except when they ruin said brackets), the fast pace of the tournament and the games, and of course, the game watching snacks! Today, I'm partnering with Coca-Cola Zero™ and OREO on a tasty idea to help you host the perfect college game day watching party!


Food is such a big part of game watching, but beyond the pizza, wings, and the nachos it is just as important to remember the beverages-- and a sweet treat or two too! I wanted to make sure that my game watching guests not only had plenty to drink and a little treat to end a day of savory snacking, but also to have a fun favor bag to take home with them too. And with that in mind, I headed to my neighborhood Jewel-Osco to stock up on all of the essential for my entertaining needs: And on this trip specifically, I was looking for Coke Zero and OREO cookies-- and they had a huge selection of exactly what I needed to host a Big Tournament viewing party.


For a game watching party, I always like to serve a dessert that's handheld and festive-- and these loaded OREO blondie bites are the perfect treat for this kind of occasion. It's my favorite blondie recipe individually sized, each filled with candy-coated chocolates and tons of OREO cookie pieces. To top it off, they're each frosted to look like little basketballs. The recipe could not be easier and these little bites are positively addictive.


Check out all the OREO goodness in that little package-- These are called "loaded" OREO blondie bites for a reason! Keep on reading for the recipe below...


And to make your party even more memorable, it's always a good idea to send your guests home with a goodie bag. This one is extra festive and all you'll need are a few key items to bring it together:

  • 8 small cellophane bags
  • 8-pack of 7.5 oz. Coke Zero cans
  • 8 packages of OREO cookies, 0.78 oz. (2 to a package), available in 18 count boxes
  • 2 cups candy-coated chocolates, in your favorite team's colors
  • 8 loaded OREO blondie bites (recipe below)
  • Ribbon, in your favorite team's colors

Each cellophane bag includes one of those homemade blondie bites, a refreshing (and perfectly sized) can of college basketball-themed Coke Zero, an extra package of OREO cookies, and about 1/4 cup of chocolate candies (in your favorite team's colors), all tied up with ribbon-- also in your team's signature colors.


Everyone could use a little Coke Zero pick-me-up the morning after a late night of basketball watching. And the blondies, OREO cookies, and candies are a sweet way to celebrate a big victory-- or to mourn a big loss! So, be sure to send your guests home with their own favor bag that will have them tasting the madness even after the tournament is over.


Loaded OREO Blondie Bites Recipe:

Ingredients--
 
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup OREO cookies
  • 1/2 cup candy-coated chocolates
  • 2 cups vanilla frosting, store-bought or homemade *Use my recipe here
  • Red and yellow food dye
  • 1 tube of chocolate-flavored decorative icing
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a mini muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Melt butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Stir in the sugars until fully incorporated and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.

In a separate medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.

Beat the eggs and vanilla into the butter and sugar mixture. Whisk in the dry ingredients a little bit at a time until fully incorporated and a smooth batter is formed.

Place the OREO cookies on a zip-sealing plastic bag and seal well, removing excess air. Use a rolling pin or meat tenderizer to crush the cookies into smaller pieces. Fold the crushed cookies and the candy-coated chocolates into the batter.

Drop the batter by large spoonfuls into the mini muffin cups, filling each cup about 3/4 of the way up. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until golden around the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool slightly and then remove from the muffin pan and cool to room temperature on a wire rack.

Meanwhile, mix 16 drops of yellow food dye and 8 drops of red food dye into the vanilla frosting until fully combined and the frosting is the desired shade of orange.

Once the blondie bites are completely cooled, frost the top of each with an even layer of orange frosting. Follow with the tube of icing to create the lines of a basketball on the top of each blondie: Make one straight line completely across the center of the round blondie top. Make another line from top to bottom directly down the center, forming four equal quadrants. Finish by making two curved lines (curved in toward one another) on either side of one of the center lines. Repeat on each blondie and refrigerate to set and until ready to serve.


  • Mondelēz International and Coca-Cola are Corporate Champion and Partners of the NCAA.
  • NCAA and Taste the Madness are trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
  • © Mondelēz International group © Coca-Cola Zero is a registered trademark of the Coca-Cola Company.

Are you serving Coke Zero or OREO cookies to your guests while you watch The Big Tournament? Click here for a chance to win NCAA prizes!

80 comments:

  1. Ooh I love a good blondie and these look amazing and fun for basketball viewing. Cute idea for the treat bags too! #client

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too, Cristi-- one of my favorite sweet treats!

      Delete
  2. Playing basketball is an extremely fun game yet it takes basketball exercises and great basketball preparing each day. Make sure to rehearse, practice, hone and soon you will play at top proficiency.NBA Playoff

    ReplyDelete
  3. Easily Boost Your ClickBank Banner Traffic And Commissions

    Bannerizer made it easy for you to promote ClickBank products by banners, simply go to Bannerizer, and get the banner codes for your chosen ClickBank products or use the Universal ClickBank Banner Rotator to promote all of the ClickBank products.

    ReplyDelete
  4. There are two ways for you to get that "experience": the usual way or use another way... https://basketballhooplab.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ahhh its look so awesome for basketball players. enjoy basketball game with probasketballtroops.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful! web

    ReplyDelete
  7. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! writing paper

    ReplyDelete
  8. I’m going to read this. I’ll be sure to come back. thanks for sharing. and also This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. this is very nice one and gives indepth information. thanks for this nice article... writing thesis

    ReplyDelete
  9. Albert Pujols is the most steady hitter in the significant associations and I would practically take him than different players.안전놀이터

    ReplyDelete
  10. Yeah, I feel hungry seeing your numerous delicious recipes. I am completely agreed with your that food is an indefensible part of watching game. While watching game having some favorite recipes can turn your day in different enjoyment and if those are the blondies, OREO cookies, and candies that will be boom. Thanks for the brilliant ideas your left here for us. 안전놀이터 토토사이트

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a lovely creation! It's totally cool and mind-blowing situation. College basketball season is always heart throb and thrilling. BTW coke zero and oreo look so delicious and craving. Love your brilliant work. 스포츠토토 토토사이트

    ReplyDelete
  12. You are really awesome! You have done this creation in very fantastic way. Also checkout best growing led lights.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertainedbasketball legends

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your articles are inventive. I am looking forward to reading the plethora of articles that you have linked here. Thumbs up! UFABET

    ReplyDelete
  15. I cannot wait to dig deep and kickoff utilizing resources that I received from you. Your exuberance is refreshing. ที่นักพนันออนไลน์แนะนำ

    ReplyDelete
  16. I know this is one of the most meaningful information for me. And I'm animated reading your article. But should remark on some general things, the website style is perfect; the articles are great. Thanks for the ton of tangible and attainable help. 릴게임

    ReplyDelete
  17. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon! 안전놀이터

    ReplyDelete
  18. Yes, I am entirely agreed with this article, and I just want say that this article is very helpful and enlightening. I also have some precious piece of concerned info !!!!!!Thanks. ทางเข้าUFABET

    ReplyDelete
  19. Yes, I am entirely agreed with this article, and I just want say that this article is very helpful and enlightening. I also have some precious piece of concerned info !!!!!!Thanks. แทงบอลออนไลน์

    ReplyDelete
  20. What is an outstanding post! “I’ll be back” (to read more of your content). Thanks for the nudge! UFABET

    ReplyDelete
  21. That is the excellent mindset, nonetheless is just not help to make every sence whatsoever preaching about that mather. Virtually any method many thanks in addition to i had endeavor to promote your own article in to delicius nevertheless it is apparently a dilemma using your information sites can you please recheck the idea. thanks once more. Sarms Powder

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great content material and great layout. Your website deserves all of the positive feedback it’s been getting. SR9009 powder

    ReplyDelete
  23. Nice article thanks for share. ufa

    ReplyDelete
  24. nice post, keep up with this interesting work. It really is good to know that this topic is being covered also on this web site so cheers for taking time to discuss this! TheFastPick

    ReplyDelete
  25. So in case you're simply beginning with blog posting on WordPress or have had one for some time and don't have this device,SEO PACK

    ReplyDelete
  26. This site is mostly a walk-via for all of the data you wanted about this and didn’t know who to ask. Glimpse here, and also youi’ll undoubtedly uncover it. The Athletic

    ReplyDelete
  27. e article accommodation guarantees that each snap gets you the client who is searching precisely for an assistance like yours and furthermore the backlinks.SEO PACKAGE

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi,
    You come up with the great post and it is really helpful for me. I really like your thoughts and way to create it. So keep it up and thanks for sharing...
    Play Online Casino

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hello, I read your new stuff regularly My Page : https://www.ufa24hrs.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I was surfing the Internet for information and came across your blog. I am impressed by the information you have on this blog. It shows how well you understand this subject. 메이저사이트

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thank you very much for writing such an interesting article on this topic. This has really made me think and I hope to read more. avvocato per incidenti stradali

    ReplyDelete
  32. I admire this article for the well-researched content and excellent wording. I got so involved in this material that I couldn’t stop reading. I am impressed with your work and skill. Thank you so much. 오션파라다이스게임

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thanks for your post. I’ve been thinking about writing a very comparable post over the last couple of weeks, I’ll probably keep it short and sweet and link to this instead if thats cool. Thanks. agen bola

    ReplyDelete
  34. I really thank you for the valuable info on this great subject and look forward to more great posts. Thanks a lot for enjoying this beauty article with me. I am appreciating it very much! Looking forward to another great article. Good luck to the author! All the best! avvocato per incidenti stradali

    ReplyDelete
  35. proiest provide best basketball news and reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  36. This is just the information I am finding everywhere. Thanks for your blog, I just subscribe your blog. This is a nice blog.. how to buy followers on Instagram

    ReplyDelete
  37. Really a great addition. I have read this marvelous post. Thanks for sharing information about it. I really like that. Thanks so lot for your convene. 오션파라다이스게임

    ReplyDelete
  38. I like your post. It is good to see you verbalize from the heart and clarity on this important subject can be easily observed... college essays for sale

    ReplyDelete
  39. โปรโมชั่นสุดพิเศษ สำหรับสมาชิก ufabet หากเล่นเสียวันนี้รับโบนัส คืนยอดเสีย ทันที มูลค่าสูงสุดกว่า 99,999 บาท สมัครขอรับโปรโมชั่น คลิกเลย UFABET คืนยอดเสีย

    ReplyDelete
  40. very nice post, i definitely really like this amazing site, keep on it USA Field Hockey

    ReplyDelete
  41. Both Allen and Terry idolize the superstar macho detectives (played with comic relish by Samuel L. https://royalcbd.com/product/cbd-salve/

    ReplyDelete
  42. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase. 토토사이트

    ReplyDelete
  43. This article is so interesting i love to share it with you guys.
    sa gaming
    sa gaming
    sa gaming

    ReplyDelete
  44. The examples below is definetly for instance glimmer brilliant. Each one of these insignificant issues are built utilizing wide variety of cornerstone knowledge. I spend time these folks a great deal. https://reelpolice.com/

    ReplyDelete
  45. Thank you for all of your work on this web page.
    UFASTAR
    UFASTAR
    UFASTAR

    ReplyDelete
  46. i would love to get some free calendars on the internet, are there are sites or company that gives one?, 먹튀검증

    ReplyDelete
  47. The payout of the machines largy affects the choice. A land based club has an impressively littler payout rate than an online club. 토토커뮤니티

    ReplyDelete
  48. This amazing is very much unquestionably great. All these smaller fact is manufactured working with number with credentials know-how. I actually enjoy the reasoning the best value. https://reeljackpot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  49. Tôi muốn giới thiệu mọi tài liệu chủ đề. Thật tuyệt vời khi làm rõ bạn sẽ thể hiện những suy nghĩ xung quanh ngoài tầm trung nhưng chất lượng hình ảnh cũng như việc sử dụng vật liệu chủ đề vô giá này khá dễ dàng được chấp nhận. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OapEDyg2VBo

    ReplyDelete
  50. You've got a genuine ability for composing interesting content. I like how you think and the way you express your views in this article. I am inspired by your composing fashion a parcel. Much obliged for making my involvement more excellent. Hockey iphone cases

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...