No Bake Cookies & Cream Bars aka “Oreo Krispies”

So today I’m making myself comfortable in my new apartment! I’m actually writing this on Monday, I didn’t want to miss out on posting this awesome recipe. It’s a for sure crowd pleaser and it’s one of the easiest things I’ve ever made to date. Word of warning — plan to take these to work or to send them with your kids to school, you (or your significant other) will eat them all if not. It’s true! ;)

No Bake Cookies & Cream Bars

The night I made these, I think handsome man had 3 bars, held off on the fourth until the next day. I think between two days I was able to hold off on just 1 a day. I brought the rest into work and most of the guys were pretty upset there were none left to have as an after lunch dessert. I then proceeded to tell them how easy it was to make these and they used the excuse that their kids will love them to be able to indulge a bit more.

Truthfully, kids will love them. It’s a really great treat for kids, you could even make them together. It requires no oven and really not much work. It’s a great substitute for Rice Krispies Treats, hence my renaming of “Oreo Krispies”. They actually have the same consistency, crispy Oreo cookies, but I think the taste far supersedes that of the same old Rice Krispies Treat. I’m serious! That good.

No Bake Cookies & Cream Bars “Oreo Krispies”
recipe from Sweet Peas Kitchen

Ingredients

One 16 oz package of Oreo cookies
5 cups marshmallows (1 whole bag)
4 tablespoons butter

Preparation

Butter an 8×8 baking pan, or if you’d like a 9″ cake pan (what I used). Set aside until needed.

In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, pulse Oreos  until ground.

In a large, microwave safe bowl, melt butter and marshmallows in the microwave until puffed, about 2 minutes. Stir in ground Oreo Cookies until combined. Transfer to prepared baking pan. Using a piece of wax or parchment paper, press mixture evenly into prepared pan.

Let set up for at least 10 minutes. Cut into bars and serve.

Yields approx. 16 bars.

Oreo Krispies

Oreo Krispies

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One Response to “No Bake Cookies & Cream Bars aka “Oreo Krispies””

  1. February 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    These look RIGHT up my alleyway, love the no bake!!