Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oreo-Marshmallow No Bake Bars (Oreo Rice Krispies Treats)

Guess what? This recipe takes three ingredients: Oreos, marshmallows, and butter.

Somewhere out there in the blogosphere, some enterprising individual decided to make Rice Krispies treats, only with Oreos instead of cereal. Maybe they felt the need to remove the one arguably healthy ingredient in Rice Krispies treats and replace it with something of no redeeming nutritional value. Maybe they just realized Oreos tend to improve most things. Either way, it worked.

The decision to try these was even easier than the recipe itself, as evidenced by the conversation that took place at my house:

Me: I found a recipe for Rice Krispies treats that uses Oreos instead of Rice Krispies.
Husband: Why have we not made these yet?

Oreo Rice Krispies Treats*:
• a bag regular Oreos (15.5 oz)**
• 10 oz bag jumbo marshmallows
• 4 tbsp butter

Crush Oreos using either a food processor or large Ziploc bag and rolling pin. Melt butter and marshmallows in large pan. Once melted, add crumbled Oreos. Stir together and press mixture down into greased 8x8 pan. Let cool for about 10-15 minutes.

I’ve seen this recipe many times now around food blogs or Pinterest, including here and here. I’ve also seen a similar recipe using crumbled chocolate chip cookies as the main ingredient, which I imagine would be worth a try.

*Absolutely no part of this recipe is good for you.

**We used regular Oreos since the recipe called for a 16 oz bag. My husband seems to feel that cooking is a science, and that as scientists, we should devote ourselves to our craft and formulate and test new hypotheses. Basically, he wants to try this again with Double Stuf Oreos.

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