Oreo Mudbars – We’re Going to Need a Bigger Treadmill
1-2/3 cups Oreo® cookies, crushed into crumbs
6 Oreo® cookies, broken into coarse pieces
1 stick butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup macademia nuts, chopped coarse
1/3 mini chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips, melted
Line a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with foil, shiny side down, and spray with non-stick spray. Blend cookie crumbs, salt, and butter in small bowl. Press your cookie crumb mixture into the prepared pan.
In a double boiler, blend condensed milk, dark and milk chocolate chips, and vanilla. Stir until melted and remove from the heat. Pour your melted chocolate mixture over the cookie crumb base. Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips, nuts, and Oreo cookie chunks over the top of the filing. Press down gently into the chocolate topping.
Bake for 20-22 minutes in the preheated 350 degree oven. Cool the pan on a wire rack till warm to the touch, about an hour. Melt the white chocolate chips and drizzle over the top of the bars and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
When ready to serve, use the foil to remove the bars from the pan and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.
First I crushed to Oreos in my food processor. I went with the Double Stuff, because that’s how I roll.
When I had a cup and a half of crumbs,
I mixed them with the melted butter,
and spread them in the bottom of a 13″x9″ pan. But the crumbs did not completely cover the bottom.
So I then crushed the rest of the bag of Oreos and mixed those in, though I did not add any more butter. This was enough to cover the bottom of the pan.
I then mixed the milk and dark chocolate chips with condensed milk and vanilla over a double boiler.
Once the chocolate chips were melted, the mixture was poured over the Oreo base.
Then I sprinkled the top with crumbled Oreo chunks and more chocolate chips. I did not use the nuts here because my kids aren’t wild about them. If you are, this is where you would add them.
Next, the whole thing was baked for 20 minutes at 350. I kept thinking, why am I baking? The Oreos are already baked, the chocolate was melted, what would happen through the baking process? It turned out something sweet and chewy happened:
Then I melted the white chocolate chips and drizzled them over the top. (“Over the top” being the key words in that sentence.)
After they had been in the refrigerator for two hours, they were still really gooey. The kids ate a few, but then I put the bars in an airtight container and stored them in the freezer. The kids have been going to town on them at dessert time ever since. They love them! Me, I thought they were way too sweet, but I am not a huge fan of Oreos. For kids though, they are, to quote my son, Edison, “Awesome.”