I’m Larry(etta) The Cable [Gal] & I bring you Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Truffle Brownies

For those of you who don’t know (first of all, SPOILER ALERT), The Cable Guy is about…well, a cable guy who goes a little bit cray-cray and obsessively tries to be friends with Ferris Bueller.  I mean who WOULDN’T want to be friends with Ferris Bueller?!  But really, I just recently watched it for the first time and it wasn’t until last night that I thought to myself, “OH SHIT.  Am I The Cable [Gal]?!?”

Side note:  I totally thought that Larry The Cable Guy = The Cable Guy.  Clearly I was wrong and I’m glad my friend pointed it out to me buuut since the title tickled my fancy, I decided to keep it but edit this post accordingly :P

Now, before you block me forever from your blog, email, Facebook account…or even real life…hear me out! I…tend to get too damn overly excited about things for my own good.  This results in a lot of very enthusiastic & animated dialogue/monologues, laughing, and very attractive snorting if you’re just that funny.  That being said, sometimes I can overwhelm people with my personality.

Remember the guy who told me he hated me the first 10 weeks I knew him?  No?  Reread that post, betches.  I’ll wait.

Well, even though he ended up really liking me, that whole not liking me in the beginning but inevitably loving me to pieces (not sexually) is quite common with me for some reason. Once he stopped being a jealous hater, he realized that I was still right there waiting for him to wise up so we could laugh the day away.  Now hold up, there are the people who are immediately just as weird and overly excited about everything from the moment I just met them (cyber-ly), and those folks and I are kindred spirits I tell ya!!

It’s always so great to meet these people and have them be just as eager to laugh and chat about the most awesome things.  Like leaving cauliflower sprigs underneath your armpits to make Pinterest-inspired ornaments.  Thanks David (<– He’s HILARIOUS).  Or (whilst dancing), talking about favorite foods or how to pronounce each others’ names.  Thanks Tahira (<– She’s a motherf’ing MAGICIAN with her illustrations. Seriously, check them out) :)

I know it’ll take everyone else a little while longer to warm up to me since I can be off-the-wall intense at times but I know they’ll turn around.  Because truth is, I know no other me.  AND I LOVE IT :D

So while I might come off a little strong sometimes, believe me, I’m not trying to break into your apartment and leave you the newest, coolest, big screen TV or hook you up with a hired hooker I paid for myself (shit, that was another spoiler, sorry!!).  All I’m saying is, I’m the kind of person who likes to find out people’s (healthy, non-creepy) obsessions that make them happy and see what I can do.  I know that every time one of you (real life and facebook friends) bakes me something because I made you your favorite dish or sends a Batman-related picture my way…it makes my heart swell and I want to give back to everyone around me.

Luckily, I found other loving weirdos just like me (I mean that in the BEST way possible :)).  Tahira, I’m so excited to send you my doodle in exchange for yours AND to get all your artwork in the mail that I ordered!! :D  And David, I’ve been brainstorming that buffalo chicken nacho recipe, buddy, since you LOOOVE nachos so much.  In case you didn’t know, we deemed ourselves The Three Weirdsketeers (I came up with the name, thank you very much!! :P).  I think it’s very fitting and I love that I can be as weird as I want with those two and they to me :D

Now, here are those Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Truffle Brownies you poor fools have been craving through many, many posts ;)  Just a note, I have shitty knives, hence the lack of prime brownie physique.  Tastes fucking amazing though.

Vyvacious || Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Truffle Brownies

Aaand here’s a close up shot.  Mmm, that Oreo truffle layer really adds another whole dimension to this already decadent brownie :)

Vyvacious || Close up shot of a Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Truffle Brownie

Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Truffle Brownies

*Adapted from the recipe on the box

Click here to print or save the recipe to your computer!! :)


For the brownies…

  • 1 packet of Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup coffee
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs

For the truffle layer…

  • 1 package of regular (not double-stuffed) Oreos
  • 1 block of cream cheese, softened

For the chocolate layer…

  • 1 (10 oz) bag of semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp of Crisco


  • 9×13 baking pan, parchment paper, rubber spatula
  • Hand mixer, large mixing bowl, Saran Wrap
  • Food processor, medium microwaveable bowl


  1. Throw all your ingredients for the brownies into a large mixing bowl and mix until well incorporated using a hand mixer.  Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides as need.
  2. Line a 9×13 baking pan with a piece of parchment paper, making sure to crease the corners so the paper hugs the pan.
  3. Pour the brownie batter into the lined pan (and resist the lick the spatula) and bake at 325 degrees F for 30-35 mins.
  4. Let sit for 10-15 mins before removing the brownies from the pan (using the parchment paper) and cool on wire racks.
  5. Meanwhile, make your Oreo truffle layer by crushing the Oreos finely in your food processor.  If no FP is readily available, use a large ziploc bag and a rolling pin for a good workout.
  6. Add the softened cream cheese cut up into smaller cubes to the food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles a well incorporated kneadable dough.
  7. Remove the Oreo mixture and place it between two large enough pieces of Saran Wrap to cover the 9×13 baking pan area.  Place the Oreo-mixture-filled Saran Wrap into the baking pan and begin to flatten the mixture using your hands.
  8. Vyvacious || Preparing the Oreo Truffle Layer

  9. Flatten until the mixture is evenly spread to all four corners of the pan.  Chill in the fridge as the brownies finish cooling.
  10. Once the brownies are fully cooled, remove the truffle layer from the fridge and place on top of the brownies.  Shape the corners and edges so the truffle layer lines up directly with the brownie layer.
  11. Melt your chocolate in a microwaveable bowl and stir in 1 tsp of Crisco so the chocolate is easily spreadable.  Pour chocolate onto truffle layer and spread evenly to all corners and edges using a clean spatula.
  12. Vyvacious || The final chocolate layer

  13. Let set in fridge for at least one hour.  Remove and slice immediately using sharp knife.  Store in airtight containers at cool room temperature.

These decadent babies are perfect with a nice, cold glass of milk!!  See you Sunday for an all new post!!  It’s a surprise only because even I don’t know what I’m going to write about… :)

Until next time, y’all!! :P

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69 Responses to “I’m Larry(etta) The Cable [Gal] & I bring you Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Truffle Brownies”
  1. twindaddy says:

    I could’ve warned you not to watch The Cable Guy if I’d known beforehand. What a horrible movie that was.


  2. I have no idea how to cook. None, zero, notta. I’ve set water on fire. So this post makes me sad.


  3. OMG! VyvaciousEats blogged about me!!! So flattered!
    OMG! Those brownies are gonna get made in my oven! So fattered!


  4. TJLubrano says:

    AH! Lost my connection when I liked your post! I guess my laptop couldn’t handle the awesomeness of it haha. Thank you SO much. This is so so sweet of you :D I’m pretty similar when it comes to making others happy. I can’t help it haha. I just love to see smiles and happiness as it only fuels my own. I don’t need a lot to be happy haha. AND we have just started with the Weirdsketeers…I foresee lots of odd adventures with a side of craziness and awesomeness! Never settle for normal, my dear!

    Can’t wait to send out your doodle (and Davids of course!) and yeah…I’ve added the brownies on my list. Maybe not wise to make the Mac & Cheese and the brownies on ONE day huh? hehe. I should sing, which is part of my thank you *clears throat and starts the cupcake dance*….

    Soooooooooooooooooooooft Kittyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee *glasses start to shiver*….

    (Really. Thanks so much :) )


    • TJLubrano says:

      Ohh will be mentioning this post in one of my future posts!! XO!


    • vyvacious says:

      Guess so!! :P you’re welcome!! :)

      It’s evident in your drawings!! All your happiness is just oozing from it! Hence why I bought a million things from you! :D

      Me too!! So excited for the present and the future!

      Ummmm soooo I made both in one day for Christmas so I wouldn’t ask for my opinion on that. Haha. It took a very long time though and I was tired after so I’d break it up so you have a more enjoyable baking/cooking experience :)

      *joining in on cupcake dance*

      Waaaaarrrrrmmmm kittttyyyyyy, little ball of fuuuuuurrrrr!!!



      • TJLubrano says:

        I can NOT wait for you to get your goodies!! :D Thanks so much again!! I can’t live without my art. It helped me a lot during not so fun times.

        Hmm both on one day huh? haha with Christmas I understand that…on a regular day…probably wise to break it up haha! I do want to be able to eat it and not pass out from being too tired! Brownies! *halleujaaaaa and keeps on singing soft kitty while dancing!!!*

        Thanks for sharing the recipe!!


      • vyvacious says:

        Oh my gosh, me too!! :D oh you’re welcome!! :) baking, art, and writing got me through my not so happy times too. I feel fortunate that I was able to find a release for it.

        I agree! *hums along*

        Oh you’re very welcome!! :)


  5. SocietyRed says:

    That looks good! So much for cutting back!


  6. Katherine Turner says:

    MMMmmm, those brownies are what I was waiting for! Sweet Mad Tea Party napkin, you attend that often at Disney?


  7. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Finally! I have been waiting for those brownies for WEEKS! WEEKS, I say! But definitely worth the wait, you big tease! :-)


  8. maedez says:

    Yikes, I am practically drooling on the keyboard. I want these now. NOW!


  9. Holy cannoli. That looks delicious. One of the reasons I don’t really like brownies is because they’re either too dry, or too wet. These look perfect.


    • vyvacious says:

      Mmm cannolis… Do I have a picture for you!! Wait…you may have already seen it on Instagram… Haha.

      Ah yes!! I have the same exact problem!! Hence why I made these little babies!! :) thanks Jen!


  10. Nicole Marie says:

    Oh. My. God. My mouth is watering (and I can feel my love handles widening). I must use this. If and when I make them, I’ll post and (of course) link back to you! Yum!! Thank you!!!


    • vyvacious says:

      Haha!! I dance everywhere I can and am very high energy. Luckily that helps keep my love handles in check because I bake anywhere from one time a week up to 5 times a week. Really trying my best to cut down to only once or twice a week. Haha.

      Oh thanks so much! :) You’re welcome!!


  11. I also did not know that side note. And you snort when you laugh. We’re meant to be. o.m.g.


    • vyvacious says:

      Yeah it was pretty funny… I was talking to e-Clare and she told me :P You’ve met her right?

      REALLY?! YOU TOO?! Hahaha, this is going to be so freaking AWESOME!! :D


  12. Jenna Kvidt says:

    Those brownies sound so AMAZING!!! I’m am going to have to make those for sure…or maybe I will have to con someone into making them for me so I can just enjoy the goodness…hmmmm :)


  13. Kareen says:

    Wait, how are you Larry the cable guy? Are you stalking people? Also, that chocolate cake is BLEEDING…. with gooey goodness.


    • vyvacious says:

      Hahaha!! I just meant that sometimes I get overly excited when it comes to new friends so those who don’t know me well may get slightly overwhelmed by my onslaught of excitement :P

      Mmm, these brownies are delectable!! :)


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