Friday, March 6, 2015

Oreo Bars

Recently, my daughter tried some Oreo bars. She liked them so much that she brought some to my sister's house. When we headed home, she forgot her Oreo bars. Since it is a long drive from Maine to North Carolina, I told her that we weren't turning around but I would try making it. My sister kindly made sure the desserts didn't go to waste. We went through many photos. I thought the dessert looked like it was more pale than dark. My daughter said they were more dark than pale. Several of the photos she picked were for Oreo cheesecake bars but my sister said it didn't have a cheesecake taste. My daughter said they didn't taste very marshmallowy. (I was surprised to discover marshmallowy is an actual word and a great description.)  After many discussions, this was the recipe my daughter picked. After making this dessert, my daughter told me it didn't taste like the other dessert but was better. If I make these again, I will try chocolate pudding.
Oreo, Vanilla Pudding, & Chocolate Chip Bars
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3.4 oz. instant cheesecake pudding
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
12 oz. package miniature chocolate chips
16 Double Stuffed Oreo Cookies, Chopped roughly

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the brown sugar and the sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla.
  5. Mix in the pudding until fluffy.
  6. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just incorporated.
  7. Fold in the chocolate chips and the chopped Oreo cookie pieces. 
  8. Spread the batter evenly into the pan.
  9. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes. The center should be slightly underdone.
  10. Allow to cool for several hours before cutting.
Recipe adapted from Hugs & Cookies xoxo.

One year ago.................................I made Chicken Pot Pie.
Two years ago...............................I made Chicken Cutlets.
Three years ago.............................I made Peanut Butter Cookies.
Did you already know...................
-There are over 950 miles between Maine to North Carolina.
-It takes about 15 hours to drive between Maine to North Carolina.
-From Maine to North Carolina, a direct flight would take just over 2 hours. 

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