Last Tuesday my little brothers got to meet their favorite author, Jeff Kinney, who writes the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The event was held by Rainy Day Books as a way to promote the newest book in the series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel. My brothers LOVE these books. Although I haven’t read them myself, we have watched the movies together as a family and love them. The movies were hilarious, so I can easily see why my brothers have read all 7 of the books.
In case you’re not familiar with the series, here’s a brief history which includes a link to some free stories. Before the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books were published, stories from the first three books appeared digitally for free on the website www.funbrain.com, where they are still available. Books in the core series by Jeff Kinney include Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2007), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2008), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (2010), and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (2011). Jeff Kinney has also written and illustrated The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book and The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary. The series is a fixture on the USA Today bestseller list and the Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. It has also remained consistently in the top spots on the New York Times lists since publication of the first book in the series in 2007.
My brothers (and mom a/k/a photographer for the day, thanks ma!) were given a tour of Jeff’s amazing tour bus and were then able to ask him questions in a relatively small group of people.
They found out that Greg, the main character of the series, has quite an appetite for sour cream and onion potato chips and chocolate chip cookie dough. While I too love sour cream and onion chips, not surprisingly I couldn’t quite think of a recipe that properly utilized them in a dessert dish. Luckily, chocolate chip cookie dough is also one of my favorites and there are a ton of desserts you can use it in!
So in honor of my brothers, Jeff and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, today I’m sharing a wonderful recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles.