My partner has been off sugar for nearly two years now. We were planning on going to our friend's for Christmas in July until lockdown happened. I wanted to make something that everyone including he could eat. I made this with good intentions thinking that this was low to no sugar but after some research, it may not be as low as I thought as I included maple syrup. Next time around, I will use a sweetener instead to reduce the sugar content even further. I used Gullon Twins Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with No Added Sugar but you can use Oreo's if you are going the full sugar hog.
This is a recipe that looks more complicated than it is and I think it makes a statement.
1.5 packs of Twins Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, cream removed and placed in a large bowl
3 tbsp. butter, melted
2 tbsp. maple syrup
250g pecan nuts
Butter to grease the tin
.5 packet of Twins Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, crumbled
350g cream cheese
2 tbsp. maple syrup
400g mascarpone cheese
The cream inserts from the cookies
250ml cream, whipped
1 packet of Twins Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, halved
If you haven't already, separate the cream from the biscuits for the 1 1/2 packs. Grease a suitable cake tin with the butter.
In a food processor, whizz the biscuit outsides with the pecan nuts, maple syrup and melted butter until it looks like large crumbs.
Dump it all out into the cake tin and spread evenly out, pressing it down. You can go up the sides with some of the crumb but I haven't bothered. Make sure it's fairly firm. Put it in the fridge to harden for about an hour or so. Make yourself a cup of brew while you are waiting.
In a large mixing bowl, add the cream centres from the biscuits you used for the base, the mascarpone cheese, maple syrup and cream cheese and beat with a hand whisk until everything is mixed through. Stir in the crumbled biscuits.
Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the biscuit base evenly with a palette knife if you have one.
I've been trying my hand at a bit of piping, still practicing but it's only a bit of fun. Give it a shot if you haven't tried it before, I'm sure there's a YouTube video out there. I'll watch some and give you my recommendations. Decorate the top as you like. In my case I piped whipped cream into florets and halved the cookies all around the outside. A bit of melted chocolate would be nice drizzled over the top also.