Make the OREO constrictor/python the centrepiece of your Halloween spread. It will be a huge successssssssss!
What you need
225g CADBURY White Baking Chocolate, broken into pieces
80g unsalted butter, chopped
250g PHILADELPHIA Spreadable Cream Cheese
1½ cups pure icing sugar, sifted
Green food colouring
3 x 137g packets OREO Classic
Licorice, sweets and sprinkles for decorating/facial features
OREO, extra, crushed to make “dirt”, optional
- COMBINE chocolate and butter in a bowl over simmering water, stirring occasionally, until melted and combined. Remove from the heat and cool slightly. Beat together the PHILLY and icing sugar then beat in the chocolate mixture and food colouring. Set aside ¼ of the mixture for the final coating. Chill all frosting until required.
- SANDWICH the OREO together with some of the chocolate mixture, standing side by side on a tray or cake board to form the shape of a twisting snake. (Stick together 3 OREO with chocolate frosting and stand at one end of the snake to make the head.) Chill to firm. Thinly cover snake with a coat of the chocolate mixture. Chill for several hours and then do a final coating with reserved frosting. Decorate as desired. Chill again but return to room temperature before serving.
TIP: Place strips of paper around the base of the cake before icing to keep the plate clean. Cover cake with frosting and then remove and discard paper strips.