Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cookies & Cream Bars - No Bake

Soft, chewy and chocolatey.  I think that's good enough, don't you.  I love the sweet creaminess from the Oreo cookies and how chewy they are.  Simple and delicious--and no bake, perfect for summer.  These bars are essentially made like Rice Krispies Treats, subbing in cookie crumbs for the cereal.  My friend Kate had a birthday last month, so I knew I needed to send her some treats.  She loved these bars, texting me the morning of her happy day proclaiming she had Cookies & Cream Bars for breakfast. 

Like any good friend trying to figure out what the birthday girl would like, I stalked her Pinterest board...and found a recipe that I had pinned.  Which was perfect, because I really did want to try these treats from Sweet Pea's Kitchen.  Christina had a really good idea for these bars and I'm thinking of taking it further, perhaps using Nutter Butters for a full on peanut butter chewy bar.  But this time around, I stuck with the original only adjusting to use Double Stuf Oreos.  I think they extra cream from the cookies balanced the intensity of the chocolate very well.  If you need a treat for a summer gathering but are loathe to turn on the oven, make it easy on yourself and whip up these bars.

Cookies & Cream Bars - No Bake


1 16.6 ounce package Double Stuf Oreos
1 10 ounce package mini marshmallows
4 Tablespoons butter

Spray an 8 x 8 inch pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.  Set aside.

In a food processor, grind Oreos into crumbs.  Transfer to a large bowl.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter, then add marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted.

Pour melted marshmallow mixture over cookie crumbs and stir to coat and combine.

Turn mixture out into pan, pressing into an even layer using waxed paper if necessary.

Allow to set, about 30 minutes before cutting into bars.  Store in an airtight container.

Makes 16 bars.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

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