Friday, July 20, 2012

Oreo Marshmallow Bars

I recently went to visit my friend Chelsea, who was visiting from out of town.  She's actually one of the girls that inspired me to start this blog.  Thanks, Chelsea!  Anywho... she told me about this amazing dessert.  It follows the same recipe as Rice Krispy Treats, but instead of rice krispies, you use the crumbs of one package of Oreos.  Brilliant!  So, I was out grocery shopping, and I texted her to make sure I remembered the recipe correctly. It went like this:

Me: Hey Chelsea, how much butter and marshmallow do you use for those Oreo bar things?
Response: A lot.  But you have the wrong number.
Me: I guess you never can go wrong with a lot of marshmallows and butter in any recipe.  Sorry for the wrong number though.
Repsonse: No problem.

I thought it was hilarious that the person responded "a lot" instead of simply saying it was the wrong number. 

Now, looking at the picture, it looks like a wad of tar.  Even more so in real life because the marshmallows and butter get all shiny when mixed with the Oreo crumbs.  When I took them up to my kids and their friends that were over here, one of them said, "What is that? It looks like a rock."  My response, "Just eat it.  It will be the most delicious rock ever."  Sure enough, they devoured the rocks.  

These are really easy to make, and they are so delicious.  The texture and flavor is great.  I'm a huge Oreo fan, so these are right up my alley.  
 Oreo Marshmallow Bars
source: Chelsea (I'm not sure where she found the recipe)

1 package Oreos, crushed into crumbs
4 T butter
5 c mini marshmallows

In a large saucepan, melt the butter and marshmallows over low heat until they are melted and smooth.

Add the Oreo crumbs.  Mix well.

Press into a greased 8x8 pan.

Let them sit for about 10-15 minutes then cut into small squares.  These aren't quite like rice krispie treats where you can eat a 5 inch by 5 inch square.  They are really rich.  Delicious, but rich.
Thanks Chelsea for the recipe!

1 comment:

  1. I'm finally seeing this!! I've been on your blog a few times but never got this far down! I'm glad you liked them and that's hilarious about the wrong number!! I found it on pinterest of course but it was before I could pin my own things and haven't seen it since!